Avoca notes week September 5th

St Pat’s Weekly Draw 15 th August 2016


1st Prize  –  €80, Bam Dunne

2nd Prize  –  €50,  Rachel Walsh

3rd Prize  –  €30,  Glynn Nephews and Nieces

Sellers Prize:  Ben Tuke

Next Draw:  Fitzgeralds



Avoca Courthouse

Open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturdays 11am to 3.30pm.


Avoca Playgroup

Will re-open on 31st August 2016 in Avoca Community Hall. Playgroup runs every day from Monday to Friday during the school year. If you would like your child to learn and socialise through play in a supervised environment with fully qualified childcare practioners then Avoca Playgroup is an option worth considering. Avoca Playgroup has places for children who qualify for the ECCE scheme, we also have places for children who can not avail of the ECCE scheme. Children between 3yrs and 5yrs can now receive two years of free pre-school under the ECCE scheme. Enquiries to Angela at 0868489283.


ICA Cake Sale

We would like to thank everyone for their gifts and donations, the amount raised was €683.90.  Many thanks to all who supported this event.



Avoca Community Employment Co. Ltd

Has vacancies for caretakers/general operatives in the following locations:

1)      Conary Pure Mile & Community Hall

2)      Rooster Park Community Field & Clubhouse

The positions are for 19 ½ hours per week and applicants must be eligible to participate in a DSP Community Employment Scheme. Garda Vetting will be required for these positions. Please apply through your local INTREO Office ( Social Welfare Office) or by letter/email enclosing/attaching a CV to: Ms Lillian Foxton, Avoca Community Employment Co. Ltd, Coolboy, Beech Road, Arklow, Co. Wicklow or by email to: lfoxtonavocace@eircom.net

 Avoca Bingo

Every Wednesday Evening at 8.30pm

Jackpot now €5100

All are welcome


Avoca Active Retirement

Murder Mystery Morning on Tuesday 18th October in Wells House and Gardens for further information contact Joan Dowling 0872260968


Thank you
Many thanks and deep gratitude to many people, friends and neighbours, who came to visit me in Hospital. Thanks to the Gardai, Fire Brigade and Ambulance Crew who helped save my life at the Scene of my Accident. To the many people who sent get well cards, Mass bouquets and heartfelt thanks to all. From Pat Cronin.

The Conary Church Committee

The Conary Church Committee, would like to thank all those who supported their Harvest Thanksgiving Service on last Sunday the 4th of September in Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary and made the event such a Success.

Bring and Buy Sale

There will be a Bring and Buy Sale in Conary Parish Hall, starting at 2pm on Saturday the 1st of October, in aid of the upkeep of Kilmagig, Newbridge and Old Castlemacadam Graveyards


Avoca Relay  –  calling all camogie GAA teams  –  are you the fastest in Wicklow!


Avoca Tidy Towns and Community Courthouse are organising a 10km Race & Relay Race on the Red Kite Walk supported by Bill Porter of Rathdrum to raise funds for a new heating system for the Old Courthouse heritage Centre.  The event takes place on September 16th starting 7pm at Avoca Community Hall.  This is a relay race for a team of four to do one lap each of Red Kite Walk over 10km.  The race is five laps of Red Kite Walk and all teams and runners and walkers are welcome.  Please register online on http://www.eventbrite.ie/e/red-kite-walk-10km-charity-relay-race-registration-27037173915?aff=efbevent or in Avoca Heritage Centre, registration will be taken on the evening from 5.45 at the Community Hall,all support appreciated.  We hope all GAA, soccer, camogie and sport clubs will enter a team in the relay race for a bit of friendly banter and join in the fun let’s see who has the fastest sports team in Wicklow.  Refreshments will be served after the event.

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