Avoca notes week August 8th

St Pat’s Weekly Draw 2nd August 2016

1st Prize  –  €80, Patsy Kenny, Station Road Avoca

2nd Prize  –  €50,  Lucas Reid, Avoca

3rd Prize  –  €30,  Chris Arthur, Conary

Sellers Prize: Mary Burke

Next Draw:  Finns


Avoca N.S

Avoca N.S. is taking enrolments for the coming academic year. The school has places in all classes.  If you would like to have your child enrolled please call the office  on 0402-35331 or email us at [email protected]. All pupils welcome.

Kilmagig Graveyard

There will be Mass with the Blessing of the Graves in Kilmagig Graveyard on Sunday the 28th of August 2016, starting at 2pm.
All are Welcome.

Avoca Courthouse

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 11am to 3.30pm.


Avoca Pilgrimage

Our Lady’s Island, Wexford on the 15th August 2016.  Coach leaving church car park at 10.30am.  If going please contact Joan Dowling: mobile 087 2260968 or 0402 30655, before 13th August 2016.  Bus €12, meal extra.



10km Relay Race

A date for your Diary 17th September at 7pm teams of 4, €10 per adult or €5 per child. Register at Avoca Courthouse Heritage Centre – more details to follow – put the date in your diary get a team together & start training – all proceeds towards new heating system for Avoca Courthouse Heritage Centre


Rooster Park

The Committee of Rooster Park Community Field held their annual field day on Sat 30th July. This is a very important event as it provides funds to pay the Co. Council lease on the field and also pays for the public liability insurance, with a few euros to spare for general maintenance work. As always the locals came out and gave great support which shows the value they have on having such an amenity in the village. This year’s event raised a profit of €2500. The committee would like to thank everyone who helped in any way on the day. Those who sold raffle tickets, those who gave cakes, sandwiches etc. to the cake stall and those who donated items for the raffle and auction. A special word of thanks to our MC on the day Mr Jack Doyle, to the Avoca Ramblers who provided great music for the beat on the street, to everyone in Fitzgerald’s Pub for their help and finally to all the hard working people who helped to set up and run all the stalls on the day. Your help is greatly appreciated and without it the event wouldn’t be possible.


Avoca Playgroup

Will re-open on 31st August 2016 in Avoca Community Hall. Playgroup runs every day from Monday to Friday during the school year. If you would like your child to learn and socialise through play in a supervised environment with fully qualified childcare practioners then Avoca Playgroup is an option worth considering. Avoca Playgroup has places for children who qualify for the ECCE scheme, we also have places for children who can not avail of the ECCE scheme. Children between 3yrs and 5yrs can now receive two years of free pre-school under the ECCE scheme. Enquiries to Angela at 0868489283.


Avoca Community Employment Co. Ltd

Has vacancies for caretakers/general operatives in the following locations:

1)      Conary Pure Mile & Community Hall

2)      Rooster Park Community Field & Clubhouse

The positions are for 19 ½ hours per week and applicants must be eligible to participate in a DSP Community Employment Scheme. Garda Vetting will be required for these positions. Please apply through your local INTREO Office ( Social Welfare Office) or by letter/email enclosing/attaching a CV to: Ms Lillian Foxton, Avoca Community Employment Co. Ltd, Coolboy, Beech Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow or by email to: [email protected]


Avoca Bingo

Every Wednesday Evening at 8.30pm

Jackpot now €5000

All are welcome


Conary Communtity Arts

Presents Conor Heffernan, Hugh Buckley in concert at Conary community hall Friday 12th August at 8.30pm. Tickets at €12/€15. For more information contact us at 0872334714

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