Aughrim Notebook – April 7


Active Retirement

At our next meeting on Tuesday, May 6th at 2.30pm we will have a talk on the history of Whaley Abbey.  In June we will learn ‘How to Accessorise’ which should teach us a thing or two!  On Thursday, June 19th we will be ‘Panning for Gold’ – a real fun day out.  The cost, including a light lunch, is €22.50 – payable at June meeting.  Monday Coffee Mornings continue – not on Easter Monday – why not come along for a cuppa and a chat.  New members are welcome to come and meet us.

Community Games

The evenings have got brighter so looking forward to some training in the light in the Aughrim Sports Community field. We had a great turnout last Monday night in Rathdrum rugby club for the cross country and well done to all the children who took part and to the parents for bringing them and to all our coaches and volunteers who helped out. We won a great selection of medals so congratulation to every child.
Next Monday April 14th sees our Area Athletic Finals take place in the community field. All children are welcome to take part with the winners going forward to represent our area in Shillealagh at County Wicklow level on June 14th. Registration next week is at 6.15pm with a prompt start at 6.30pm. There is an entry fee of €2 per child.

Counter Culture

Katie O’Kelly brings her Dublin Fringe Festival hit show, COUNTER CULTURE to Conary Community Hall on Saturday April 12th, at 8pm. Set in the bizarre world of fashion retail, we follow four very different shop employees on the day when zero hour contracts are brought in…and all hell breaks loose! Come take a peek behind the super friendly smiles of Macken’s Department Store, a hidden world of bunions, sequins and targets where the ‘customer is always right’.

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

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 Seamus0872295533 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.  HolyThursday: 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.


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: 4, 5, 13 and 14 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday March 31st. Match three winners were : Nancy Linehan, Darren Keegan, Gerry & Tricia, 2 The Belfry. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot €9600

Umbrella Foundation Fundraiser

A big thank you to everybody who supported our tea/coffee morning fundraiser in the Pavilion following the St. Patrick’s Day parade. With your help we raised a massive €465 for the Umbrella Foundation. Thank you also to the Aughrim Business Association for allowing us to host this.


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.

Notes Deadline

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