Avoca notes December 8


The Avoca Community have come together to Light Up Avoca for Christmas. The Lights will be switched on Friday 12th December at 6pm.  Santa  is taking the evening off to travel to Avoca to bring  some goodies for the children, with mulled wine & mince pies for the adults.  The volunteers have worked really hard & the village will be looking the best ever. A big thank you to all the people & groups who answered the call by donating & buying lights.   Thank you also  to Ciollte who donated the Tree, not fogetting the hard working volunteers who made it all happen. EVERYONE WELCOME  see you all there.


St. Pat’s Avoca Weekly 50/50 Draw for 1/12 / 2014
First Prize €80: Lila Stewart, Kilcandra, Kilbride 2nd Prize €50: Johnny Arthur, Conary 3rd Prize €30: Oran Kelly c/o C. Fox Sellers prize €15: Ben Tuke Next Draw in Finns

Avoca Community Play Group
Mothers & Toddlers every Friday from 10am to 12noon
€3 per adult which includes coffee & biscuits

Avoca Bingo
Bingo is held weekly in Avoca Community Hall on Wednesday evenings from 8.30pm. All are welcome!

Recycling Centre Avoca
Clothes Bank
St.Pats welcome all unwanted clothes for their clothing bank, which is located at the recycling centre.
All funds from this goes between Wicklow Hospice, Rathdrum cancer association and the running of both adult and juvenile St. Pats teams.
Clothes can be collected if needed. Contact Pat on 086 8889088. Many thanks for your support.

Avoca National School
A gentle reminder that December 19th is the closing date for enrolments for September, 2015.
The boys and girls of the school would like to invite you to their Christmas Carol Service on Wednesday 17th December at 7 p.m. in the Village Church.
We would also like to wish good luck to Ms. Van Eesbeck’s fifth class students who will participate in the RDS Science Fair on 8th January, 2015 with their project on the sugar content of fruits.

Bible meeting
We invite you to bible meeting being held in Avoca community hall every Thursday 8pm to 9 pm all are very welcome free & non- denominational

Avoca recycling centre
Avoca Recycling Centre are holding a scrap metal collection in aid of Avoca Tidy Towns. All the following items are welcome:
Bicycles, Gates, Galvanised sheeting, Metal, Girders, Barbeques, Any metal item, Radiators, Pots and pans, Back boilers, Pipes, Swings, Scrap car
Call 0402 35022 for more information

Avoca Recycling

Avoca Miners Cross Fundraising day at Avoca Recycling Centre

Come along to the Avoca Recycling centre on Saturday 20th December for our annual Fundraiser for The Avoca Miner’s Cross. To pay the E.S.B supply for the coming year etc.

Have a cup of tea some Christmas cake, mince pies and have a go at our Raffle for some great prizes. Santa Claus himself will arrive at 1.00pm to draw the Winning Tickets!
The Avoca Recycling Centre opening hours over Christmas & New Year

Saturday 20th December Open:- 9.00am – 1.45pm .
Tuesday 23rd December Open:- 9.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm
Tuesday 30th December Open:- 9.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Back to normal working hours Friday 3rd of January 2015.
The team at Avoca Recycling would like to say a very big Thank You to everybody for their continued support during the past year.
We would like to wish you all a vey Happy Christmas and Peaceful New Year.

Thank You.

Thank you
The Conary Church Committee, would like to Parishioners and Friends of the Parish of Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary for all their support for the different fundraising activities throughout the year. The Winners at the Christmas Bring & Buy Sale Raffle which was held on November 29th in Conary Parish Hall were; €100.00 – Dominic Brancters Gorey, Hamper – Denis Moore, Two Bottles of Wine – Johnny Hudson, Towels – Henry Alexander, Wine & Cosmetic Set – Craig Evans, Bread Bin -Emma Collins, Dolly- Farm Services, Hanging Basket – Christy Martin, Heat Pad -Peter O’Neill, Mens Set & Sweets – Benny Williams, Hanging Basket – Ethel Hudson, Wine & Mugs – Linda Strahan, Wall Lights – Robbie Bradshaw, Food Hamper – Tom Leeson.

Christmas Service Times at Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary A.D.2014
Carols Service Sunday the 21st at 7.30pm Collection in of the Leprosy Mission
Christmas Day (December 25th) Holy Communion at 10.am
All are Welcome.
Active Retirement

Avoca Active retirement Christmas Party Saturday 13th Dec in Kellys Avoca at 7.30pm with dancing to Double Diamond.
Details 087 1334590. If attending please book as soon as possible as places are limited.

Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at Avoca Community Hall on Saturday 6th December at 5pm. There will be Carol Singing
With the Avoca Scouts. Santa will pay a visit and Tea, Coffee and Hot Chocolate will be served. A great evening out for all the

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