Avoca notes December 7

Avoca Bingo 

Bingo is held weekly in Avoca Community Hall on Wednesday nights from 8.30pm.  Avoca Bingo Jackpot is now €4150. All welcome

Avoca senior citizens the Avoca senior citizens committee wish to extend their thanks to Myles Doyle and staff at the avoca recycling centre for all their help in raising funds for this worthy cause, and to the shops who support us with their donation buckets. We would like to remind everyone that donation buckets can be found at: Avoca and Rathdrum credit unions, Avoca post office, Avoca chemist, Hendleys shop and cafe, Kellys bar, the meetings bar and lounge, Flemings shop, Rathdrum, leo’s bar, Conary, Delaneys shop, Woodenbridge. Every cent counts, so please remember our buckets after you’ve chosen a book at Avoca recycling centre, or if you visit any of the above premises. Many thanks to you all for your continued support of the Avoca senior citizens.                                                          


The Avoca Senior Citizens committee wish to extend their thanks to Myles Doyle and staff at the Avoca Recycling Centre for presenting them with a donation for the Avoca Senior Citizens fund, collected from their recycled clothing campaign. Myles has also provided some Clothes re-cycling bags which can be filled with all clothes that are no longer wanted, and returned to the Avoca Recycling Centre. If you would like to make use of one of these bags please contact Hazel Killeen at 0402 33891. Or failing this, you could pick one up at the centre next time you call in.                                                                

Thank you to all involved in this scheme.


Avoca national school an open coffee morning will be held in avoca national school on Friday 11th December from 9:30 am to 10:45 am. An invitation is extended to all the parents of the children currently attending the school. All prospective parents are invited also. This will be an opportunity to meet other parents and to view some of the childrens activities. All are welcome and admission is free.the school is currently accepting enrolment for the next school year. enrolment forms are available from the school office and should be returned by 22nd December where possible.


St pats avoca weekly 50/50 draw 30/11/15

€80 1st prize leo Hogan, finns

€50 2nd prize Mary Crean, Avoca    

€30 3rd prize Theresa Moore, Station rd Avoca

€15 sellers Ben Tuke

Next draw Fitzgeralds

The Conary Church Committee would like to thank all those who supported their Parish Christmas Bring and Buy Sale last Saturday. The Prizer Winners of the Raffle were 1st Prize €100. – Cecily Mates, 2nd Food Hamper – Chaclotte Burns. 3rd 2 Bottles of Wine – Christy Martin 4th Coffee Maker – Sadie Oughton 5th Beauty Set – David Phelan 6th Bowl and Soap Set – Verna Goff 7th Kitchen Roll Holder – Joy Keppel 8th Wine and Chocolates – Edwin Bradshaw 9th Beauty Set & picture – Cathal Gallagher 10th Wine and Chocolates – Emma Collins 11th Wine and Place Mats – May Byrne 12th Photo Frame & Cologne Spray – Laura Bradshaw 13th Photo Frame & Wine – Hilda Hall 14th Bottle of Wine -Phyllis Mates.

Christmas Lights  are to be turned on in Avoca Friday 11th December.

Notice: all avoca notes for the 16th and 23rd should be handed in this week as we will be closing for the holidays and won’t be back till the new year.


Men’s Shed

Have you got time on your hands?
Would you like to learn a new Skill?
Maybe do something you always wanted to do but never had the Chance?

Then come to a Meeting to be held at The Old Courthouse Avoca on Tuesday the 15th of December at 5pm to discuss the settings up of a Men’s Shed in Avoca.

If anyone knows of, or have a suitable Premises that we could use it would be greatly appreciated. Contact Noel Fallon on
089/2464168. for more information.

Carol Service

The Annual Carol Service for Conary Parish, will be held on Sunday the
20th of December at 7.30pm in Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary.
All are Welcome.

Christmas Day Service

A Service of Holy Communion marking the Birth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, will be held on Christmas Day the 25th of December at 10am in Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary
All are Welcome.

Ballycoog 45 card night

On Friday 18th December, a 45 card night will be held in the Community Hall starting at 8.30pm sharp! €10 to play with good prize money and all proceeds including the raffle will go towards the bi-centenary celebrations for St. Kevin’s church. Ballycoog Macra are hosting the night and will provide their usual Christmas treats and refreshments so come along for an enjoyable night and all for a great cause! 

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