Aughrim notes April 20

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.

Lower Macreddin Graveyard
A meeting will take place tonight Wednesday April 22nd at 8.30 p.m. in Lawless’ Hotel, to discuss Lower Macreddin Graveyard.  We ask all those interested to attend.

Community Games
Our Athletic finals took place on Monday April 20th. The results will be posted in next weeks notes. Training will continue in preparation for Shillelagh on Saturday June 13th for the County Wicklow finals.  The County Talent Finals take place next Sunday April 26th in Hollywood. We have a few children taking part to represent our area and we wish them all the best of luck in their various categories.

Active Retirement
Coffee Mornings have resumed so why not come along to the Pavilion at 10.30 am on any Monday morning for a cuppa and a chat. Weather permitting we will have a walk afterwards.

Eight of us are off to White’s Hotel, Wexford on Monday, April 27th for a three night break. Minibus will leave Aughrim at 2.30 pm to catch the 3.10 pm Wexford train.  As part of the Bealtaine Festival we will have an illustrated talk on the restoration of Preban Cemetery on Tuesday, May 5th. We will also have our Dawn Chorus on Sunday, May 24th at 8 am by the fishing lake.  Tuesday, June 16th sees us off for a visit to Dalkey Castle, followed by lunch. A visit to Howth is planned for July 21st by train/boat.  ALONE are training people to provide a befriending service for people who are isolated. Is there a need for this in this area? If so, are you interested?

Special Sunday Sale
at the “New to You” thrift shop –  The Pavilion, Rednagh Road, Aughrim, on Sunday 3rd May from 10.30am to 3pm.  Lots of great bargains!  Toys, Books, Clothes, Bric a brac etc.  Thrift shop also open.   Please “Like” the New to You Charity Shop on Facebook for all the details.

The numbers: 13, 15, 20 and 28 were drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday April 13th. There was one match three winner: Maureen Dunne. The jackpot is €6900.

Come along to your local market in the Pavilion, Rednagh Rd every Saturday from 10-2.  Enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the lively atmosphere where friends meet friends in ‘The Market Cafe’ for a cuppa and good conversation.  A great selection of local produce awaits you, from farm fresh meat & vegetables from Melissa & Sean Murphy. Their delicious handmade sausages are absolutely mouth-watering and you may be tempted to put their spring lamb on the menu!  Visit our home bakes stall and Statia will tempt you with her delicious carrot cake, chocolate delights and of course her award-winning brown bread. And lots more too from free-range eggs, jams, chutneys, marmalades and pestos.  Also, unique hand-crafts, knits and arans on offer make wonderful gifts. Look forward to seeing you there. Please ontact 0860865838 for further information.

Gaa News
Congratulations to John Keenan who has been placed on the Hurling Championship Referees Panel 2015. John follows in the footsteps of a fellow Aughrim clubman Eamon Moules and maybe like Eamon, John will get to referee an All Ireland Final.  Well done to our Feile hurlers (Luke O’Tooles) who have reached the final of the County Feile. Last Friday night they defeated a very strong Michael Dwyers team. The final is provisionally fixed for next Friday night in Ballinakill against Carnew.  Our first outing in the Senior Football was a bit of a reality check for a lot of our players. We did not perform well on the day and were well beaten. Our next outing in the league is away to An Tochar.

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

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