Aughrim notes March 30


Bank Holiday Monday Fishing Competition
There will be a fishing competition at the NDAF “Fishing for All” Angling Facility, Rednagh Road, Aughrim on Easter Monday April 6th from 12 – 3pm. Prizes – Plaques and Fishing Vouchers for heaviest Senior catch of the day and Junior catch of the day. Entry fee included in admission ticket. Please “Like” the National Disabled Angling Facility on Facebook for further details on events and promotions. For further information phone 0402 36552.

Community Games
The Community Games Art and Handwriting has been judged and we have some very gifted children in our midsts.  Handwriting: U-10 Boys Sammy Harpur and Eoin O’Connor, U-10 Girls Isabelle Doyle and Chloe Cullen.  12 Boys Luke Doyle and Dylan Byrne, U-12 Girls Chloe Dore and Laci-Jane Shannon
Art: U-8 Boys Finn Cullen and T.J. Hynes, U-8 Girls Aine Moran and Sarah Downes
      U-10 Boys Sean Carey and Micheal Kavanagh, U-10 Girls Sophie Penston and Emma Hearn
      U-12 Boys Patrick Leccardi and Padraig Stafford, U-12 Girls Victoria Dranko and Eimear Hennessy
      U-14 Boys Padraig Doyle and Sean Campbell, U-14 Girls Anna Lalor and Isabelle Nic Chonaill

The above now go forward to next round to be judged again and in early May we will know who the overall Wicklow finalists are to take part in the County Wicklow Final in Dunlavin on May 24th. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the teachers and both Principals who support us.
Athletics will be back on Monday April 13th and our area finals will take place the following Monday on April 20th where we also hope to run off the U-12 Boys and U-14 Girls Long Puck as well as some other field events. Registration will be at 6pm for a prompt 6.30pm start. The County Athletic finals will take place on Saturday 13th June in Shillelagh.
We wish everyone a very safe and Happy Easter and don’t eat too much chocolate.


Aughrim Juvenile GAA
U14 hurling – the new amalgamation with Tinahely for U14 hurling has got off to a very good start. Having done a few weeks of indoor hurling together and playing a number of practice matches the team played in the hurling Feile last weekend. The team, playing under the name of Luke O’ Tooles played very well to overcome Avondale, Bray Emmets and The Arklow Rocks to progress to the Feile Semi-finals. With a current panel of 22 players, it is encouraging to see a big effort being put in by both clubs and players and it will be interesting to see how the team gets on during the year. Luke O Toole’s take on Michael Dwyers in the semi-final, with a date and time to be fixed. U 6, U8, U 10 and U12 GAA training for football and hurling is back on Tuesday nights from 6.30 to 8.00 and all kids are very welcome to attend. Membership forms will be available on the night. We are still looking for some volunteers to help out, so if you can give up some of your time, just let one of the coaches know. We wish all teams and management every success throughout the year.

Aughrim Library will be closed on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.
First Responders
There will be a First Responder training weekend for new volunteers on April 18th & 19th. If anyone is interested in helping us provide this service for the Aughrim area please contact Sharon Keogh 0871255623 or Dolly Lee 0863843194 for any further information or questions. New volunteers are always welcome and no previous experience is necessary as full training is provided. We cannot provide 7 day cover without continuing on-going training of new members and are appealing to the community of Aughrim to get involved.
Active Retirement
Our next meeting is on Tuesday, April 7th at 2.30 pm at which we will be having our Laughter Yoga which will cheer us all up! Monday, April 27th sees us off to White’s Hotel, Wexford for our Spring break.

Mass of the Angels
On Sunday May 3rd in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim the Sunday Mass at 10.30 am will be dedicated as a Mass of the Angels.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all the families in the locality who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, around the time of birth or a child who died young.  Any parents or siblings who are bereaved and would like to participate in the ceremony (for readings, prayers of the faithful, offertory gifts etc.) text or call 087-6107687.
Special Olympics Ireland’s Annual Collection Day  – Friday 24th April
Special Olympics Ireland urgently requires volunteers in the Wicklow area to help with our charity Collection Day on Friday April 24th. Collection Day is the biggest annual fundraising event in aid of Special Olympics Ireland. The money raised on the day will be used to ensure that Special Olympics Ireland can continue to realise its promise of offering people with an intellectual disability the opportunity to participate in sport in their area. Special OIympics Ireland is looking for volunteers across the day, so if you can commit to the full day or even just an hour, please contact Emma Horgan on 085 803 1112 or
Holy Week Ceremonies
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. Solemn Celebration of the Easter Vigil.
Easter Sunday:  Mass 10.30 a.m.  Confessions: Before and after Morning Masses and Ceremonies.  Holy Saturday 11.00 a.m. to 12.00. noon

Go Games Blitz.
Aughrim National School pupils from 5th and 6th classes took part in the Cumann na mBunscoil Go Games 11 a side Blitz held in Pearses Park, Arklow on Tuesday last, March 24. Other schools taking part came from Avoca, Rathcoyle, Coolafancy and Barndarrig. The Aughrim panel had a very successful day, winning all their matches. Panel of players who played were as follows: Ciaran Byrne, Oisin Dunne, John Campbell, Dylan Byrne, Shane Arthur, Shane Browne, Reece Byrne, Kevin Toomey, Philip Toomey, Dara O’Shea, Brandan Kenny, Conor Edwards and Jack Dunne. Well done to School Principal Breda Owens and Dessie Burton, who looked after the team.


The numbers: 8, 13, 16 and 18 were drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday March 23rd. Match three winners were:  Peggy O’Brien and Shane & Michael Holt. The jackpot is €6450.

Wishing all our customers a Happy Easter. We look forward to seeing you at your local Aughrim Town & Country Market at the Pavilion on Saturdays from 10am -2pm.
Lots of local and handmade artisan products for you this Easter. Statia will be offering her award winning brown bread and tasty bakes and Richard’s delicious frittatas and pates are a must!  Susan will be there with her little fairy doors and itsy bitsy tiny fairy clothes for the little people this Easter. And there are lots more too……Do call in and enjoy a friendly cuppa or lunch in the Market Cafe. See you there on Saturday….it’s a date!
For further information please contact: 0860863858.

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