Aughrim notes December 15


Repair Cafe

Aughrim’s 3rd Repair Café will return for 2015 on Saturday 10th January.
 In an effort to cut down on dumping into Landfill and to give your much loved items a second or third life, bring along and register your broken items between 10.00am & 1.00pm to the Aughrim Town & Country Market at the Pavilion overlooking the Fishing Park on the Rednagh Road  beside the GAA County Grounds. It is a Free Event but a Donation is acceptable towards the running costs.   

Dedicated Volunteers will demonstrate to you how your items from Sewing Machines Toasters, Cameras, Jewellery, Chair Legs, Lamps, etc….can be kept in good condition. 

If you are having a problem operating any item you have just purchased ie. Laptops , Phones, cameras etc. somebody will be able to guide you through.  Do  you enjoy a challenge and like repairing things, ?? Like to be a volunteer with us & join the team?? If so we would love to hear from you just call Caroline 086/0865838

Thrift Shop Customer Appreciation Day

 December 19th is “New to You” customer appreciation day.  There will be Teas, Coffees, Mulled Wine, Biscuits and sweets for the children from 10- 4pm, to show our appreciation for all your support over the last few years.

Sacred Heart Church Arrangements

Masses: Monday & Tuesday December 22nd & 23rd    Mass at 10 o’clock. Wednesday 24th. December (Christmas Eve) Mass 10.00 a.m. Vigil Mass 8.00 p.m. Thursday 25th. December (Christmas Day) Mass at 10.30 a.m. Friday 26th. December (St. Stephen’s Day) Mass 10.00 a.m.  Sacrament of Reconciliation:  After 10 o’clock Mass each morning from December 15th. –December 23rdWednesday Christmas Eve Confessions from 11-12.

Indoor Tennis

Indoor Tennis for both Adults and juniors recommences with a new course starting on Monday January 12th in Aughrim’s sports complex.  Following on from a very popular 1st yr !  The only indoor class in county Wicklow where the weather is on the outside.
Adult classes: limited to 8 people, suitable for Beginners, re-starters and active players.

Two classes, Monday Mornings from Jan 12th, 9.30-10.30am or 10.30-11.30 am.

5 week course, costs €50  pp. covers areas from a Technical, Tactical and Physical standpoint. Racquets provided. Junior Classes for kids aged 7 – 12 years.  Monday afternoons 4.30 – 5.30 pm 6 wk course, cost €40 pp or €75 for 2 kids same parent. Places limited. Phone or text David Sheehan 0878166525 registered tennis professional for more info or to book in.      www.bighittennisacademy.com


At a very well attended A.G.M. held in the Community Complex on Friday last December 12th Aughrim G.A.A. reviewed an excellent year both on and off the field. 

Chairman Liam Keenan in his address congratulated the players and management team of the Intermediate football team which brought back the County title to the Village after an absence of 15 years. 

This together with a very successful year for our juveniles at all age levels in both hurling and football augurs well for the future of the Club he stated.  Both Denis Mangan Secretary and John Gunning Treasurer provided the meeting with very detailed and professional reports on the activities of the Club for the year.

Congratulations were extended to  the Chairman  and Finance Committee for all their hard work during the year. Celebrations for the year ended with the presentation night held in Lawless’ Hotel on November 25th attended by County Chairman Martin Coleman at which the County champions of 2014 together with the 1964 Junior Hurling County champion winning team were honoured. 

Given the successful year of the Club it was no surprise that all of our outgoing Officers were returned unanimously.  The next event on the Club social calendar will be the Juvenile draw in Paddy’s Bar on Saturday next December 20th.  Tickets for this draw are still on sale.  Parents of juveniles and senior players are asked to come along and support this night.
Congratulations to Robert Lambert, the current Senior County Senior Football goalkeeper who was selected as County Intermediate Footballer for 2014.  Robert will be presented with his award at the County G.A.A. Awards function early in the New Year.

Avoca Recycling Centre

Opening hours for Avoca Recycling Centre over the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:
Saturday Dec.20 from 9am to 1.45 pm.
Tuesday Dec.23 from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4,30pm.
Tuesday Dec.30 from 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4,30pm.
Back to normal working hours from Friday Jan.2, 2015.

The team at Avoca Recycling Centre wish to extend a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone for their continued support during the past year. Furthermore, the team would like to wish everyone a Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Miners Cross Fundraising Day

The team at Avoca Recycling Centre wish to invite people along on Saturday Dec.20 to support the Annual Fundraiser for the upkeep of the Avoca Miners Cross. Funds are needed to pay the ESB bill for the coming year and other small bits of maintenance. Have a cup of tea, some Christmas Cake, mince pies and also try your luck in the Raffle for some great prizes. Santa Claus himself will arrive at 1pm to draw the winning tickets.

Aughrim School Medal Winners

The following players received silver medals in the Coghlan Cup indoor hurling Schools competition :
Oisin Dunne (Capt.), Ciaran Byrne, Sean Campbell, Shane Arthur, Shane Browne, Dara O’Shea, Dylan Byrne, Emer O’Brien, Anna Lawlor, Aoife Connolly, Kevin Twomey, Philip Twomey, Dermot Twomey, Reece Byrne, Jack Dunne, Alex Kavanagh, Mikie Murray and Conor Edwards.
The following received medals in the Camogie competition : Casey Byrne (Capt,), Elma Murphy, Ava Whelan, Robin McDonald, Aoife Doyle, Anna Lawlor, Emer O’Brien,Aoife Connolly, Sophie Humphries, Ally Byrne, Emily Lacardi, Georgina Gavin, Orla McClean. The player of the year awards in Camogie and Hurling were received by Aoife Connolly and Dylan Byrne.


Ho Ho Ho, the countdown is on…only one more Saturday before Santa arrives. Visit Aughrim Town & Country Market in the Pavilion from 10am – 2pm on Saturday and surprise your loved ones with a little something different this Christmas. Visit Laura of ‘Daisychain Crafts’ and see her as she works making her festive hand-crafted natural beeswax candles, her fabulous organic soaps and her beautiful handmade jewellery which can be customised to suit individual requirements.  Good food and especially local produce is very important to many of us these days. Eleanor Godkin is one of the ladies to visit to get your local Coolatin free range eggs. Eleanor also supplies local fresh duck eggs and you can even sit down for a friendly chat!

Festive Christmas Gift Packs are on offer by Joan of Woodenbridge Cottage Preserves. Joan makes a wide range of homemade jams, chutneys, marmalades and jellies with locally sourced and home grown ingredients. She will be delighted to offer tastings of her tasty goodies on Saturday. And there are lots lots more gift ideas on offer at the market so do drop in for a bit of Christmas cheer. Why not make a date with a friend for a cuppa at Cafe Cois Tine on your visit to the market? For further information about your local market please call: 086 0865838.


The numbers 1, 7,12 and 26 were drawn in the Aughrim sports club lotto on Monday December 8th.  Match three winners were: Gerry Doyle, Paddy Brown, James Doyle and Tommy Kavanagh . The jackpot is €4350.

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

Notes Deadline
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