Aughrim notes May 25


Art Camp and Activity camp

Come join our Two Exciting Camps not to be missed.  Venue: Aughrim community hall, Date: July13th-17th,, Age group: 4-12, Time: 9.30-12 (Art Camp) 12-2 (Activity Camp).  Art in the morning (Stop Motion Animation, Sugar Craft, Design/Paint your own fairy door & lots more, with art competition on the last day).  Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training & lots more.  Demonstration & Competition to be held on the last day, with medals & certs.  Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both.  Over 14yrs experience delivering Art Camps to the community & over 20years Tae-Kwon-Do experience.  For Booking Contact: Trish Murphy (087)6390370 or Doreen Byrne (086)1631271 for further information.

Aughrim Camogie

The U8 and U10 Aughrim Blitz was a great success on Saturday May 23rd. The 6 visiting teams turned up on what was a scorcher of a morning. The home team’s fixtures were as follows. Aughrim v Donard win. Aughrim v Annacurra draw. Aughrim v Knockananna win. The girls showed great enthusiasm and it was great to see such a good turn out for the home blitz. Thanks to all the families that helped out by bringing treats, sandwiches, goodies and serving teas. The continued dedication from coaches Is reaping it’s reward, the club would like to extend it’s gratitude to all referees who presided over the matches on the day.

Active Retirement

A big thank you to all involved in The Dawn Chorus on Sunday, what a lovely start to the day.  Committee meeting on Thursday in lawless hotel at 10 30 am. Monthly meeting on Tuesday at 2 30 p.m., guest speaker is  Aine from the Irish Hospice foundation   Why not join us on Monday mornings for a cuppa and chat. Best wishes to Anne Thornton who is recovering from surgery

Golden Jubilee Celebration

A Eucharistic Celebration will be held in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim on Thursday, May 28th, at 7.30.p.m. on the occasion of the Golden Jubilee of Fr. Edward Barry.
All are welcome to attend.

Community Games U-14 Tag Rugby Final
Friday the 22nd of May was a momentous day for the children of the Aughrim/ Annacurra Community Games, as they fielded their first ever Tag Rugby team. Under the guidance of Coach Barney Hynes, and under the watchful eye of referee Ross, they took to the pitch against Westside.   

It was a tantalising fixture, packed with copious skilful tries from both sides. However it was Aughrim/ Annacurra who would progress to the next round of the games to be played in Dublin in the next two weeks.

Congratulations to the players and coaches on both sides, who provided a fantastic evening’s entertainment to the excited and at times, nervous spectators on the side-line.   

Thanks also to those who provided refreshments after the match, especially Avril Shannon, and of course to Fiona Shannon, our local secretary and County Wicklow Games Director who organised the match. 

A big thank you to all Parents the Annacurra Field Committee for allowing us to use the pitch and to our dedicated team. We are all very appreciative of their support.

Athletic finals in Shillelagh are only 3 weeks away with one Monday left to train. So please all children make a real effort to come down and take part with their team.  Next Friday the County Wicklow U-14 Quiz takes place in Dunlavin and we have a couple of teams entered from the area and we would like to wish them all the best.

Busy Fingers Pre-school – Open Day

We will be holding our Open Day on Wednesday June 3rd, 1-2pm.  Children already enrolled for September, and those who are interested in enrolling, are welcome to attend.  We cater for children from 2 – 6 years of age.  Free pre-school places available under the ECCE scheme.
Tel:  0402 36407 or 087 394 9867

Tidy Towns Meeting

Aughrim Tidy Towns are arranging a public meeting to be held in the Pavilion at 8pm on June 10th to discuss recruitment of volunteers for the overall maintenance of the village.  All welcome.

Bank Holiday Monday Fishing Competition
A fishing competition will  be held at the NDAF “Fishing for All” Angling Facility, Rednagh Road, Aughrim on Monday June 1st 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.


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 & fritattas, 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, 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.

Run The Rock 11K Challenge 2015

Registration for ‘Run the Rock 11 K Challenges 2015’ is now open on and on Run Ireland website.  Run The Rock will start at 10.30am on Saturday June 6th outside Acton’s 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 family’s 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: 1, 7, 24 and 26 drawn in Sports club lotto on Monday May 18th.  Match three winners were: Aimee Barnes, Aughrim and Geraldine Kinsella, Moneystown  The jackpot is €7650.

Notes Deadline
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