Avoca notes week December 19

St Pat’s Weekly Draw 12th December  2016


1st Prize  –  €80 Willie Brown, Conary

2nd Prize  –  €50 Mary, Kyle & Paige, c/o Mary Burke   

3rd Prize  –  €30, Kyran Whelan, Avoca

Sellers Prize:  Gerry Harper

Next Draw: Fitzgeralds


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.


Active Retirement

Many thanks to our members who attended our Christmas party.  Everyone enjoyed a lovely meal followed by music and dancing.  Many thanks to the management & staff at Fitzgeralds and our members who organised it.  The committee wish all our members and their families a very merry Christmas & new year.


Avoca Christmas Cards

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



The Conary Church Committee

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

Christmas Day Service at 10am “Holy Communion”

New Years Day Service at 11.30am ” Holy Communion”



A group has been established to sing on Friday mornings.  Next meeting 6th January 2017 10am in the Community Hall.  It may be possible to establish a Monday evening group.  If interested please sign list with Mary Bolger at Avoca P.O as soon as possible.




If you receive any unwanted Christmas gifts of  any hats, scarves gloves, socks or even thermal undies   (all must be new) Avoca ICA Guild are collecting these items (new only) for the Five Loaves /Wicklow Homeless shelter. If you wish to contact us with any of the above items  phone Mary 086 889 0297, Marie 0876368226, or contact Sadie Cunningham or  guild president Anne O Brien,

We will have collection points in the New Year so watch this space.

Avoca ICA Guild wishes you all a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year and thanks you for your support during the year.


Avoca Tidy Towns wishes to thank all our supporters & volunteers for all their support in 2016, Avoca Handweavers for their donation that made getting the signs possible, the members of Arklow Municipal District Wicklow Co Co for their continuous support , our litter pickers, watering crew, volunteers & CE workers. We have consistently increased our points for the past number of years let’s continue our quest to make Avoca a litter free clean place to visit & a great place to live.
Red Kite Relay Race 2017 – date for your Dairy
Our 2nd Annual 10k & Relay Race will take place on Friday 15th July – more details re on line registration available in March 2017.


We at Avoca wish to thank all our supporters volunteers & friends for all their support in 2016 especially Bill Porter who helped with our Relay Race to ensure we had heating for the winter. Thanks also to our 4 CE workers.
In 2016 we merged with Avoca Tidy Towns & together we have moved forward to create a wonderful community building & park & for the 4th consecutive year we have provided the power point & paid the electricity for the Avoca Christmas Lights. Closing on 21st Dec 12.00PM for Christmas Holidays reopening Tuesday 3rd January.



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