Annacurra notes week February 27th


Fr James Hammel

Annacurra Parish bid farewell to Fr James Hamell this weekend,  who has retired as Parish Priest after 20 years of service to the Community. It is with a little sadness we say goodbye to Fr James, we thank him for his service over the years. We wish him health and happiness in his retirement.


Bowls Notes

The members of Annacurra Bowls Club wish our club President Fr. Hammel a very happy retirement. He was a founder member of the Bowls Club when it was founded in 1998, and has been. president since then. Despite not having played himself in recent years, he remained a member, he dropped in very frequently during the tea breaks and attended all our social nights.

Fr. Jim we wish you good health and happiness in your retirement for many years to come.

We still expect to see you drop in for the tea break occasionally, and of course it would be nice to have you call  to some of our social nights.

As our Bowls season continues, we recently played in the Matt O’Neill Memorial Cup in Tinahely. Congratulations to P.J. Hynes, (Tinahely) on winning the competition. Runner Up was John Flood from Annacurra. Our next fixtures in Annacurra with Tinahely are: Thursday 2nd March, final playoff in Agnes Doyle Memorial Cup, Thursday 9th March we play in the Harry Boyd Memorial Cup.


Community Games

Congratulations  to our U15 Boys Badminton team who won the County Wicklow Finals in Roundwood last Sunday and are now through to Leinster to meet Kildare.

The schools are busy as the Art and handwriting has been circulated and will be judged at the end of March. Also Aughrim/Annacurra are hosting the U14 Table Quiz on Friday 24th March in the Annacurra Community Hall.  Each area is allowed enter four teams but if we have alot of interest we will hold area finals so get practising your questions.

As you know this year Community Games is 50 years old and our Co. Wicklow Golden volunteer is Mrs Lilly Kavanagh from Enniskerry. She has giving almost 50 years to county and local community games. She needs your vote to get the overall Golden Volunteer of Ireland.

 Please go into www.independent.ie/goldenvolunteer and cast your vote.  You can vote through Facebook and Twitter too.   Get any teenagers in schools etc and your friends to do it as well.  LILY NEEDS YOUR VERY VALUABLE VOTES.   Please, please  tell all Grannies and Grandads as well as Mammies and Daddies around the County to cast a very valuable vote.    We need all the support of Co. Wicklow behind this fantastic lady.



Results for February 20.  No jackpot winner. Numbers  drawn   5-11-25-26. No Match 3 winners. Jackpot stands at €3550 euro. Draw held in Saltee on Monday night.


45 Card Game

45 card game on Friday night next March 3  in  The Saltee, starting at 8-30pm.


Diary Date.

Make a note of the date: Saturday 22nd April. That’s when the tea, coffee and cake fundraiser is taking place in the ‘Tea Room’ Community Hall, Tinahely 10a.m.-3p.m. All proceeds to KARE Tinahely Local Service. This springtime event will be held in conjunction with the Wicklow County Fleadh 2017, in Tinahely N.S. KARE is a voluntary organization which was founded in 1967 by parents and friends of people with an intellectual disability.

Fundraising is a vital source of additional income for KARE. The Tinahely Local Service was established in 2003 and ensures that individuals with intellectual disabilities, can avail of the service in their own community and as close to their home as possible. The catchment area includes Tinahely, Annacurra, Clonmore, Carnew, Shillelagh, Coolboy, Aughrim and Hacketstown.

A special thanks to our local Tinahely Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann group for generously making this fundraiser possible for KARE. There will be plenty of tea and coffee to go round as well as a selection of delicious home-made cakes to enjoy!

Thank you as always for your valued support. Bring your family, friends and neighbours for a wonderful day of culture. All are welcome



Opening times for Aughrim Library are as follows Tuesday 3-5 Wednesday 3-5 and 6-60 until 8-30 Friday 11-1 and 3-5 Saturday 2-4. Membership free. Photocopying available.



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