Aughrim Notebook – March 31


The Art and Handwriting competition had been taking place over the last few weeks in both local schools and we are very grateful to the Principals and teachers for their continued valued support.
The results are as follows and these children will represent our area at the County Wicklow Art Finals on Sunday May 25th in Blessington. Congratulations to everyone who took part. We have great local talent.
Handwriting:  Boys U-10  1st Padraig Stafford, 2nd Rian Byrne, 3rd Jamie Shannon
Girls U-10  1st Aoife Stafford, 2nd Juliette Ní Chonaill 3rd Laci-Jane Shannon
In the handwriting only 1st and 2nd place go to County Wicklow in Blessington on Sunday May 25th.

Art: Boys U-8 1st Tom Healy 2nd Louis O’Driscoll
U-10 1st Eoghan Murphy 2nd Charlie O’Connor
U-12 1st Conor Byrne 2nd Cian Harpur
U-14 1st Sean Linehan 2nd Matthew Bate

Girls U-8 1st Iona McKenna 2nd Isabelle Doyle
U-10 Victoria Dranko 2nd Laci-Jane Shannon
U-12 Anna Lalor 2nd Caoimhe Murhpy
U-14 Chloe Byrne 2nd Grace Harpur

A busy time in Athletics continues with the club taking part in the Rathdrum Cross Country, Juvenile league on Friday April 4th in Aughrim and our Area Athletic Finals on Monday April 14th in Aughrim.

Avoca Recycling Centre

Avoca Recycling Centre is pleased to announce that for a trial period we can take your household plastic packaging (Soft Plastic) again. All Plastic Packaging must be clean and dry. There is to be strictly none of the following – No Plastic Meat Packaging, No Meat wrapping, No Coal Bags, No Farm Plastic, No plastic bands from Briquettes, No Crisp bags etc.
Only clean and dry plastic packaging will be accepted. If this trial period is a success we hope to continue to take your Plastic Packaging in the future. Tetrapak recycling will also recommence on a trial basis but the following conditions will strictly apply: The tetra pak must be completely empty, must be washed out thoroughly, must have the plastic top/spout cut off. Tetrapak will be placed in the cardboard container. We thank you for your continued support. For further information please call Mylie on 0872288132 or find us on facebook atAvoca Recycling Centre.

Craic in the Granite 2014

The end of June sees the return of the second Festival and a really good line up is in store, with Artists from all over looking to come and perform here.
The Festival Organisers are arranging a “Photo Competition”. To take part, anyone with Photos from last years Festival, can Email them to:-

Busy Fingers Pre-school

We would like to thank all the children and parents who turned up in such great numbers to support us at the Aughrim St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  It was lovely to see so many of you and for us all to take part in this community event. We are now taking enrolments for September 2014, for both pre-school and toddler group.  Please contact us for more information if you wish to enrol a child.  Tel:  0402 36407 or 087 394 9867.

First Responders

Well done to Aughrim CFR members who recently completed a practical first aid course and gained Irish Red Cross Certification.  Aughrim First Responders are as always seeking new volunteers to join our group. Community First Responders provide an ‘on call’ service in the local area and are fully trained in CPR, defibrillator use and emergency related care. There will be a training weekend on April 5th & 6th. No experience needed to join. Please contact Sharon Keogh 0871255623 or Dolly Lee0863843194 for further information or questions.

Co. Wicklow Fleadh

Anne Devlin branch CCE will host the Wicklow County Fleadh 2014 on Saturday May 10th in Sacred Heart National School, Aughrim. There will be competitions held in traditional music, song, dance and Comhrá na Gaeilge. Solo, duet, trio and group competitions are available in the following age groups under 10, under 12, 12-15, 15-18 and Senior. For further details contact your local branch secretary, or Seamus 0872295533 evenings or Bríd 040236325 after 4pm.Cosing date for entries is Friday April 18th.

Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim – Holy Week Cememonies

Palm Sunday: 8.00.p.m. Vigil Mass and Blessing of Palms.  Masses 8.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m.  Monday to Wednesday Mass 10.00 a.m.  Holy Thursday: 8.00. p.m. Mass of the Lord’s Supper followed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Good Friday (A Day of Fast and Abstinence) Holy Communion will be brought to the sick and housebound.
3.00 p.m. Solemn Celebration of Our Lord’s Passion. 8.00 p.m. Stations of the Cross.
Holy Saturday 8.00 p.m. Easter Vigil with Blessing of Paschal Fire. Easter Sunday
Masses 8.00 a.m. and 10.30 a.m. Confessions Before and after Morning Masses and Ceremonies. Holy Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 12.00. noon.


The club would like to congratulate club men Conor Lambert and Roan Lynch on winning the Senior Wicklow Schools final last week with Coláiste Bhride Carnew.
Well done to Robert Lambert on another great performance on Sunday as Wicklow defeated Waterford in the second last round of the National Football League. We wish him and the Wicklow team the best as they search for promotion next weekend.
Race Night for 2014 has been set for Saturday 3rd May. Horses are €10 and sponsorship for each card is €50. Please support one of the main fund raising events for the club for the year.


Opening times  for Aughrim Library are as follows;  Tuesday 3-5 ,Wednesday 3-5 and 6-30  until 8-30, Friday  11-1 and 3-5, Saturday 2-4. Internet and photocopying available. Membership free.


New to You Thrift Shop, The Pavilion, Rednagh Road welcome Donations good quality clothes, uniforms, household good, jewellery, toys, or bric-a-brac, suitable for resale. Opening hours are: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-1 and 2-4


The numbers: 1, 15, 19 and 22 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Tuesday March 25th. Match three winners were :Irene Smith, Rednagh Hill and Cian & Alex Ward , Cappagh. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot €9450.


Aughrim Town & Country Market continues every Saturday morning, from 10am to 2pm. If you have not visited before you will be pleasantly surprised, we have a butcher, some bakers, even a candlestick maker! with talented craftspeople providing woollens, jewellery, jams, preserves and prints. The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, on Saturday morning. For more information contact 0860865838.

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