Aughrim notes May 11


Tourist Office

The Tourist Office, run by Aughrim Business Association has now reopened for the summer season.
For the month of May, the office will be open on:    Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10.30 to 4.00 p.m. (Lunch 12.30 to 1.30 p.m.), Closed Thursday,    Friday 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m., Saturday 10.00 to 4.00 p.m. (Lunch 12.30 to 1.30 p.m. and   Sunday 10.00 to 1.00 p.m. 

If you are involved in any tourist orientated business and have advertising literature you would like displayed, you are welcome to drop it into the office during the opening times.  Last year was the second year of the tourist office, which proved to be a wonderful resource for visitors to the village.  Over 400 visitors were assisted by volunteers and one Tús worker at the office.

This year we welcome the assistance of two Tús workers, but we will require the additional assistance of local volunteers for the busier months of June, July and August.

If you or anyone you know has a few hours to spare over the summer months please contact Deirdre Fox on 0402 36955 or email:  The Business Association are most grateful to the Phelan family of the Meath Arms for the use of their premises for the Tourist Office.

Community Games

Well done to Ciara and Jade Shannon today at the Talent competition. Jade came fourth in her Solo U-13 Music and Ciara came First in her Solo U-16 Dance and she now goes on to Athlone to represent County Wicklow in the National Community Games Festival in August. Girls you were fantastic.!

Athletics are back next Monday May 11th after a break on the bank holiday. We are practising hard now for the County Wicklow Athletic Track and Field Finals in Shillelagh on Saturday June 13th. It’s important all children attend every Monday so we can go through relay teams and learn to do baton changes correctly. There will also be trials for the hurdle races for U-10 and U-14 on Monday May 11th so we would ask any boys and girls that are u-10 and u-14 to arrive at 6.30pm to begin the trials at 6.45pm with Majella and Caoimhe..


Visit your local market at The Pavilion, Rednagh Rd, on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. A wide selection of local artisan produce including home baking, meat & vegetables, pates & frittatas, new season jams & chutneys and lots more. Why not drop in for a tasting and see for yourself. You will also find wonderful handcrafts including,  natural handmade soaps and beeswax candles, handmade jewellery and for the children, our latest addition to the market, cute handmade fairy doors and magical fairy paraphernalia. Why not drop in for a cuppa and a warm welcome? For further information please contact: 0860866838.

Jubilee Celebrations

A Golden Jubilee Celebration for Fr. Edward Barry will take place on Thursday May28th,
Mass in Church of the Sacred Heart at 7.30 p.m. followed by Buffet in the Community Hall
at 9.00 p.m. Tickets €10.00. are limited and available from members of the Parish Council and
Byrne’s Londis.


On Friday May 1st Aughrim Camogie U12 played their second blitz, thanks to our hosts Arklow Rocks. A great result for Aughrim U12 girls on Friday night.

We travelled to Arklow, the first match against our hosts saw a strong start to the season, the Aughrim girls came out on top with 3 goals, Aughrim 3-0 to Arklow 0-0. The second match was a draw against the Carnew challenge, a strong defence from both sides saw no score, Aughrim 0-0 to Carnew 0-0.

A victory over Knockananna with a last minute shot over the bar by Casey Byrne saw the only score of the final match. Aughrim winning 0-1 to Knockananna 0-0. Well done girls you all played very well in all three matches. 

The Aughrim Camogie Club will be entering a team of U12 / U14 girls into the Run the Rock challenge this year as a club fundraiser.

Sponsorship cards and all information will be available from your coaches. Your support for this fundraiser would be most appreciated. There will be a draw held at the club, a raffle of returned sponsorship cards. Once you return your sponsorship card, to your coach, you are in with a chance to win a Sports voucher, best of luck to everyone.

We would like to extend a special thanks to all coaches, parents, players and sponsors for your support.

Taekwon Do
Congratulations to AIMAA Students from Cho’s Taekwon Do school Aughrim who participated & helped out in their own South East Traditional Championships. Students took home many medals & trophies, 1,2 &3 places, they were among many other AIMAA Schools from the surrounding areas Shillelagh, Carnew, Kilanerin, Tinahely, Arklow, Drogheda, Rathdrum & Wexford.. , Great day was had by all. Thank you all for your support. 

Aughrim Tkd School.  Class times: Wednesday at 6.15pm – Children from 4-7yrs
Wednesday at 7pm – Children & Adults.  Friday at 7pm – Children & Adults.  All classes are open to new & old members anytime throughout the year. Contact Doreen @ 086-1631271
Everyone is welcome; Try something new that gives you or your child confidence, self esteem & discipline…

Active Retirement

Trip to Rathgall and Rathwood on Tuesday, May 19th – meet at the Pavilion at 10.30pm to car share.  On Sunday, May 24th we will be greeting the morning with music and song. Meet by the fishing lake at 8am for our Dawn Chorus. Breakfast will be served in the Pavilion afterwards. All welcome.  Our visit to Dalkey Castle will take place on June 16th. Tour will last about an hour – admission €7.50. Lunch will be booked locally and we hope to have the Arklow Youth Bus to transport us. Monday Coffee Mornings continue at 10.30am.

Run The Rock 11K Challenge 2015

Registration for ‘Run The Rock 11K Challenge 2015’ is now open on and on Run Ireland website.  Run The Rock will start at 10.30am on Saturday June 6th  outside Actons bar in The Brooklodge Hotel. It also finishes here.  This fundraising event is organised by Aughrim GAA Club committee and was a great success over the last two years with great reviews.  It is open to both walkers and runners.  The first 3K is a formidable climb to the top of Cushbawn Mountain. From here on its downhill to lap the Sean Linehan Walk and then back up to the Brooklodge  Hotel  finishline for well earned refreshments.  There is also a shorter 3.5K loop to cater for familys and kids.  Entry: Individual €20 online, Team of four €60 online, Individual On the day €25.   Family 3.5k €10. For any further information contact any member of Aughrim GAA Club committee.


The numbers: 15, 18, 19 and 26 drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday May 4th.  There was no match three or jackpot winner. The jackpot is €7350.

Notes Deadline
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