Aughrim notes December 1


Christmas Fair
The Aughrim Christmas Fair will take place in on Sunday  December 7th 2014 in Lawless’ Hotel in Aughrim from 11- 5pm. The Fair is organized by the Aughrim Business Association and will host a variety of local Arts and Crafts, Food stalls and Small Businesses from Aughrim and surrounding areas to show their expertise at your doorstep. Of course Santa is visiting us in the afternoon at 2.30 with free small gifts for the children. There are free activities for children: a treasure hunt, drawing and colouring.

Following the success of last year the traditional music group Anne Devlin CCE will perform during the afternoon. The hotel is catering for lunches and a nice cup of coffee or tea, no need to get hungry or thirsty! The Stonecutter will have a stall and sell their lovely cakes, jams and breads. Inspiration for presents is available at stalls with paintings, fairy doors, Christmas flower arrangements, handmade soaps, beeswax candles, pottery, woodturning, honey, plants, flowers and more. 

There will be a photo exhibition in the lobby of the hotel with pictures of highlights in Aughrim in 2014. The new calendar of Aughrim is available at the Fair too.  Support your local businesses and visit our Fair, we look forward to see you! For information please contact Christien Van Bussel, tel; 086 85 97 267, Email: [email protected]

Santa and his elves are not the only ones very busy right now! There is great activity at the Aughrim Town & Country Market in the Pavilion every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Sharon, of ‘Just Art’ is working hard making her magical ‘Fairy Doors’ so get down and place your orders now to delight the little ones this Christmas. Statia Ivers, ‘All Ireland Award Winning Baker’, is now taking orders for her scrumptious Christmas cakes and puddings. Also taking orders now is our own resident butcher, Sean Murphy of Knockananna. His free-range turkeys are fattening up nicely for the big day and his wife Melissa will be delighted to help you and advise on your turkey selection and delicious dry-cured hams. Take a rest for a cuppa and enjoy one of Annie’s Festive Cookies by the fireside at Cafe cois Tine. There’s lots more too….so watch this space for further updates on your local market and for more information please call: 086 0865838.

Swish Night
The Parents Association of Sacred Heart National School, Aughrim
Invite you to Swish with us on Sunday December 7th at 7.30pm at Brook Hall, The Brooke Lodge Hotel.  Recycle your previously loved but unwanted clothes and go home with some new ones.  Bring as many items as you like, but at least one.  Take home as many items as you like!!
Entrance €10 at the door.  Please come and support you local school.

Active Retirement

Are you interested in joining Active Retirement? If so, come along to a Monday Coffee Morning at 10.30 in the Pavilion for a chat and a cuppa.  Tai Chi classes continue on Tuesday mornings at 11 in the Pavilion. Why not come along and join in.

The Christmas Party is on Thursday, December 11th in Brooklodge. Have you made your booking and paid your €25? Don’t forget Kris Kindle limit €5.

Further information from Margaret at 0402-36660 or Anne at 0402-36944.

Athletics Club

 The AGM for Aughrim Athletics Club will take place on this Thursday December 4th at 8.00 p.m. in the Aughrim Sports Complex.  We invite all parents and coaches to attend and help to shape the future of our community’s club.

The numbers 9, 12, 19 and 25 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday November 24th.  Match three winner was Jim Mulkern. The jackpot is €4050.

Community Games
The Santa fun run is done, thanks to all those who came out today at ran the 5k. Thanks to Santa for making an appearance and to our sponsors Aughrim Pharmacy, Petites supermarket Arklow, Grants pharmacy Arklow, Clarke’s Shoes in the Bridgewater Arklow and the Grainstore Aughrim and of course to all our helpers and marshals.  The results are as follow: Men – 1st Damien Lawless, 2nd Patrick Kinsella and 3rd Donal Flannery. Women – 1st Sile O’Byrne, 2nd Aisling Kirwan and 3rd Holly Byrne. Junior Boys 1st Euan Harper, 2nd Padraig Doyle, 3rd John  Murphy and 4th Colm Walshe. Junior Girls 1st Emma Doyle, 2nd Alice Kirwan, 3rd Anna Lalor and 4th Niamh Byrne. Well done to all our winners and to all who took part.  Next Monday is our last training session before Christmas December 8th and we will be back in 2015 on January 12th. May we wish you a very Happy and Safe Christmas. We hope Santa is good to all our little runners.

Whist Drive
There will be a whist drive in The Parochal Hall, Tinahely on Thursday  December 11, starting at 8-30 pm.

New to You
New to you thrift shop is open TuesdaySaturday at the Pavilion, Rednagh Road. There are lots of bargains in fashionable clothes, bric-a-brac, items of furniture, toys and books.  Paper bags and carrier bags are needed, so if you have any paper bags or carrier bags at home can we please have them; just drop them into the shop to us.

Notes Deadline
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