Aughrim notes March 9


St. Patrick’s Day Fishing Competition

There will be a fishing competition at the NDAF “Fishing for All” Angling Facility, Rednagh Road, Aughrim on Tuesday March 17th 12 to 3pm. Prizes – Plaques and Fishing Vouchers for heaviest senior catch of the day and Junior catch of the day. The 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.


The Fight Night last Saturday in the Arklow Bay Hotel was a resounding success for all concerned. The boxers of Aughrim and Knockananna put on a series of top class contests before a packed arena.

Organiser Barry O’Toole stated that it was the best attended and supported boxing event that he had been involved in this year.  The Club would like to thank the organising committee led by Suzie O’Brien for all the hard work necessary to ensure this event was a success.

The boxers that took part on the night – Pat Bracken, Lorcan Kavanagh, Danny O’Hare, Jack Byrne, Noel Browne, John Browne, Megan Keegan, Eoin O’Loughlin, Billy Byrne, Liam Keenan And Derek Kavanagh deserve a huge thank you from all club members for the dedication and commitment up to the final round. To Liam Doyle and Catherine Keogh commiserations as they did not get to fight on the night despite having given the same level of commitment as everybody else. 

Thanks to Chris Kavanagh, Colm O’Neill and in particular Pa Byrne for preparing the boxers for this event. Pa attended every training session and assisted and coached each individual boxer for their fight. We lost out on a final score of 6 bouts to 5 and we would like to congratulate Knockananna.
This was the most successful fund raiser in the Clubs history and we would like to thank all our sponsors and the whole community for supporting us in this event.  Our Senior footballers have their first league outing of the year against An Tochar away next Friday night March 13th. Our first round Senior football championship match against Annacurra has been fixed for Sunday April 19th.

Aughrim Business Association

Aughrim Business Association is currently making plans for this year’s St Patrick day parade and has been contacting people who have been supporting the parade since it was rejuvenated a few years ago. The organising committee are hopeful that 2015 will again see an increase in the number of Floats, Marching Groups and Associations taking part and to this end they are appealing to any one that has not been involved before to do so this year. Registration is necessary so that the committee can plan the layout and format the parade will take and participants can do this by getting their registration form from Neil in Aughrim Pharmacy 0867334751 and Ari at Van der Wel Garden Centre 0879202751 or any committee member. As in other years the Parade takes place immediately after 10.30 Mass.


Athletics training continues every Monday night at 7pm and the season will be getting busy.

Mass for Lent

Mass will be celebrated every Wednesday evening at 8pm during lent in The Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim.  All welcome.
Community Games

Athletic training continuing every Monday at 7pm in the Community complex and field. The schools are busy getting the Art and Handwriting judged for the County Wicklow Finals and appreciation must go to the teachers and Principals in both schools for their continued support.
The club will be taking part in the Aughrim St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Meeting place at Tinakilly Bridge at 10pm and flags and singlets will be giving to participating children. We hope for a lovely bright Spring day and plenty of support.  There will be a cross country event taking place on Monday 30th in the Rathdrum rugby club and it will be run by Rathdrum Community Games and we would like to see as many children entered. More details to follow.

Active Retirement

Don’t forget that we will be walking in the St Patrick’s Day Parade! We will meet outside the school after the 10.30 am Mass.  At our April meeting we will have a session of ‘Laughter Yoga.Why not come along and join in the laughter!
I sent you the Aughrim notes as usual on Sunday night last, but no sign of them. Re sending them now.

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.


Mass in Polish

A special Mass in Polish language will be held on Sunday March 22nd at 12 o’clock at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim, celebrated by Fr. Stanislaw Hajkowski.  Confessions start at 11:30 AM.

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



The numbers 4, 12, 21 and 26 were drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday March 2nd.   Match three winners were: Gerry Phelan and Mary Stapleton. The jackpot is €6000.

Camogie News

Aughrim Camogie club registration for 2015 is on this Sat 14th Mar. from 12:00 to 01:00 in Aughrim Sports complex. Registration is open to all players from U6 to Adult all welcome. Please contact Kevin (0863510244) if any questions.


Have you thought about your gift for Mother’s Day yet? Why not drop into your local market at the Pavilion on Saturday morning from 10 – 2pm. You may find inspiration there from the lovely selection of hand-crafted gifts by Laura from ‘Daisychain Crafts’. Dee from ‘Rosy Bee’ is back with a fantastic array of beautiful scarves, blankets and much more. And of course any mother would be delighted with a cosy and stylish aran knit…just talk to Eamon from ‘Stay Warm with Aran’.  You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to Statia’s delicious home baked goods and if Mother has a sweet tooth she won’t be disappointed!
Drop in to Cafe Cois Tine for a cuppa and one of Keith’s yummy gluten free muffins. He will be serving his ‘mini breakfast’ special and tasty lunches so why not treat yourself. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information please contact: 086 0865838.

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