Aughrim notes January 12


Sports & Leisure Association AGM

Aughrim Sports & Leisure Association will hold their AGM on Thursday February 5th at 8pm in the Sports Complex, Rednagh Road, Aughrim. Any motions should be forwarded to the secretary by email at ailisepat@hotmail.com by 5pm Monday 2nd Feb. All interested parties welcome.

Active Retirement

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Tuesday, February 3rd at 2.30pm when officers for the coming year will be elected. Have you returned your completed voting paper to either Margaret Brady or Anne Thornton? If not please do so as soon as possible. Our next Committee Meeting will taker place on Friday, January 30th at 10.30am in Lawless’ Hotel.
TaiChi classes will resume on Tuesday, January 13th at 11am in the Pavilion.

South Wicklow Wind Action Group
The Community-based sustainable development organisation has announced that due to the massive level of local opposition to the Ballymanus Industrial Wind Turbine planning application, it has decided to hold a Public Meeting in Lawless Hotel in this coming Friday January 16th at 8.00 p.m.
At the meeting advice and assistance will be made available to anybody who wishes to make a submission to Wicklow County Council and sample submission templates will be distributed so that those who wish to voice their opposition can do so correctly and within the specified time scale.
A spokesperson for the group said that since the submission of the full Planning Application to Wicklow County Council on December 23rd, the last working day before the Christmas/New Year shut-down, there has been an enormous upsurge in the volume of Telephone calls, Text messages and Emails,  as well as Postings on the SWWAG Facebook page and Signatures and comments on the SWWAG On-line Petition website. These have come not only from concerned residents of the threatened area and county Wicklow generally but from individuals and groups throughout the country.  Because the vast majority of the local enquiries were from people seeking information and assistance with the submission of Objections, the Group decided the best way to meet the need and fill the Information gap was to arrange this meeting.

Enrolment in Sacred Heart N.S.

Anyone wishing to enrol their child in Junior Infants in Sacred Heart N.S. Aughrim for the academic year commencing September 2015 should contact the school on or before Friday 30th January. Please contact 0402 36279.

Operation Transformation

Aughrim Operation Transformation launches Wed 7th January in Aughrim Sports Complex at 8.00.  Group will meet twice weekly to include Wednesday’s Weigh-In and Walk and Friday Night Fitness for All.  12 Week Program to get your New Year off to the right start!

Repair Cafe

Aughrim’s 3rd Repair Café will return for 2015 on this Saturday January 10th.
 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


Pilates classes:  starting Tuesday January 13th, 6 week course €60.
5:15pm and 6:30pm class suitable for beginners and improvers.  7:45pm advanced class.
Wednesday January 14th 10am, mixed class.  Pregnancy Pilates class also available, please contact for further details.  To book please call/text (087) 7731107 or email pilates@tmpilates.com

Community Games

Athletics training continues every Monday night at 7pm in the sports complex. This is the start to the new 2015 community games season and we will soon be letting you know about other events that will be taking place too such as Art, Handwriting, U-14 Quiz, Talent competition. There are a lot more events within community games and we will be putting up more information about them on our face book page but we would need more people to come along and help run them. Please come forward and let us know if you would like to but in the meantime you can log on to www.communitygames.ie and also like their page on face book.


The numbers 4, 23, 25 and 26 were drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday January 5th.  There were no match three winners or jackpot winner. The jackpot is €4800.

GAA News

The Juvenile section of the club will hold its AGM in the Sports Complex on Thursday next Jan15th at 8.00 pm.  It is important that all parents of current and future juveniles attend this meeting.  As the present number of juveniles attending our coaching sessions are at a record high we need all the help and support of parents and adult players alike to cater for all.

Our boxing panel for the upcoming fight night on March 7th held there first training session in Knockananna last Saturday evening. The full panel for Aughrim is as follows, Liam Keenan, Richard Keegan, Liam Doyle, Noel & John Browne, Eric Murphy, Peter Quigley, Larry O’Brien, Pat Bracken, Lorcan Kavanagh, Paul Lacey, Eoin O’ Loughlin, Chris Kavanagh, Dan O’Hare, Cillian Donegan, Bobby Newsome, Derek Kavanagh, Andy Holt, John Byrne, Patrick Byrne & Billy Byrne and the following girls – Tara Kavanagh, Annette Keenan, Megan Keegan & Catherine Keogh.  Tickets for the fight Night are now on sale for €20 and are available from any of the boxers or any Committee member.


There was great excitement and buzz around at Aughrim Town & Country Market last Saturday when Duncan Stewart and the Eco Eye team visited the market during filming at the repair Café in the Pavilion.  January can be a cold dreary old month after all the festivities of Christmas and New Year but it is a time for new beginnings and resolutions. Support your market where you can get the best of local produce from farm fresh meat, fresh country baking, artisan jams, chutneys & marmalades, free range eggs and lots more. Locally handmade crafts from hand-knits to jewellery and handmade soaps and beeswax candles will brighten up any January day! And if you’re feeling a bit chilly ‘Stay Warm with Aran’……talk to Eamon who offers a wide range of gorgeous stylish cosy Aran sweaters.

Warm up with a friendly chat and cuppa at Cois Tine Cafe and see what tasty treats Annie has in store  at the Pavilion every Saturday from 10 – 2pm. See your there!

Notes Deadline
Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to aughrimnotes@eircom.net before 8 p.m. on Sundays.  Do not send attachments.


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