Avoca notes week December 12

St Pat’s Weekly Draw 5th December  2016


1st Prize  –  €80 Tom Glynn, Kilmagig

2nd Prize  –  €50 ALLIE Gilvarry, c/o Joey

3rd Prize  –  €30, Aaron Moore, c/o Joey

Sellers Prize:  Mary Burke

Next Draw: Finns


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The Avoca Senior Citizens Committee would like to remind everyone that if they are visiting the Avoca area to please look out for our Senior Citizens buckets, which can be located at: Avoca Post Office, Avoca Chemist, Henley’s Shop and Café, Kelly’s Bar, P.G.Rowley’s Rathdrum, Leo’s Bar Conary, The Meetings Avoca, Farriers In White Bridge, Delaney’s Shop Woodenbridge. The proceeds from these buckets go towards our Avoca Senior Citizens fund and every cent counts, so please drop in any small change as it all mounts up. We also wish to extend our thanks to Myles Doyle and the staff at the Avoca Recycling Centre for all their generous donations to this worthy cause. If you haven’t as yet been to this facility it is well worth a visit, you’d be surprised at all the items that can now be recycled, and there is a great selection in their Second Hand Bookshop.



Avoca Annual Outing 2017

Destination beautiful Westport Co. Mayo. 4 Nights B/B + Evening meals/Coach/Day Trips €320 p/p sharing, €360 single. 3rd July-7th July 2017. Names and deposit of €50 to Mary at Avoca Post Office Phone Number 0402-35211 between hrs 9am-5pm Monday to Friday before Saturday 14th January 2017.



Avoca Active Retirement members enjoyed a lovely 3 day break in ‘The Yeats County Hotel’, Sligo at “Christmas in November”.  Many thanks to our members who travelled to Sligo and those who organised the trip, an enjoyable time was had by all..


Avoca Christmas Cards

Avoca Christmas cards are available for sale at Avoca Courthouse, Avoca Pharmacy & Avoca Post Office.  Lovely designs with photos of Avoca.


Avoca Miners Cross Fundraiser

Come along to The Avoca Recycling Centre on Saturday 17th December for the annual Christmas fundraiser to fund the upkeep and E.S.B, etc of The Avoca Miners Cross.  Enjoy some Christmas cake, mince pies, tea & coffee and have a go at our raffle.  Santa Claus himself wi;; be arriving at 1pm to draw the winning tickets.  Thankyou for your continued support.


The Conary Church Committee would like to thank all those who supported their resent Christmas Bring and Buy Sales.

The Winners of the Raffle were;

Food Hamper – Sheila Whelan,

Hamper- Darragh Byrne, 2 Bottles of Wine – Fitzgerald, 2 Candle Holders -Tom Donnelly, Neven Cookery Book -Joan Woolmington, Hottie – Elizabeth McCarthy, Wine/Shortbread – Claire Wadron, Chocolates- Henry Alexander, Mini Hamper -Chrissie Power, Big Teddy and Chocs – Kathleen Ormonde, Chocs/ Cupsand Saucer – Sarah Hughes, 2 Cake Tins -Elaine Hughes, Flower Pot – Rachel Bradshaw, Wine and Perfume – Peter O’Neill, Vegs-  Aoife Maguire, Vegs- Pauline Nolan, Christmas Cake – Henry Jackson.


The Time of the Christmas Services for Conary Parish in Saint Bartholomew’s Church Conary are:

Carol Service on the 18th of December at 7.30pm

Christmas Day Service at 10am “Holy Communion”

New Years Day Service at 11.30am ” Holy Communion”

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