Aughrim notes week March 13th


Active Retirement

Coffee mornings continue on Mondays at in Lawless’ Hotel. Chair Yoga continuing on Tuesdays
in the Sports Complex at  Margaret Brady and Anne Thornton represented our Active Retirement group at the Wicklow County Council meeting held in Aughrim on Wednesday March 8th in the Sports Complex.  Members intending to walk in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please meet outside the church after the Mass. We are hoping for a good turnout of members. Don’t forget to wear the green. “Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh go léir”.

“Joy of Bells” Initiative

On Sunday March 19th, at 11 a.m. the bell at “Church of the Sacred Heart” will ring as Aughrim parish joins the countrywide “Joy of Bells” Initiative.  The “Joy of Bells” initiative is about showing solidarity and respect for migrants and refugees in Ireland.   In ringing the bells across the country, we proclaim our Christian witness and proclamation of faith, trust, love, reconciliation and joy and that every migrant is welcome.  The Irish Catholic Bishops have invited all parishes to support the initiative by Maria Jansson, the Church of Ireland Dean of Waterford Cathedral, and former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.

St Patrick’s Day Fishing Competition

There will be a fishing competition at the NDAF “Fishing for All” Angling Facility, Rednagh Road, Aughrim on Friday March 17th from 12 – 3pm. Prizes – Plaques and Fishing Vouchers for heaviest Senior catch of the day and Junior catch of the day. Six 2kg trout put into lake especially for the competition! The entry fee is included in admission ticket. “Like” the National Disabled Angling Facility on Facebook for further details on events and promotions or for further information phone 0402 36552

Church of the Sacred Heart Aughrim

  Mass will be celebrated in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim every Tuesday night
at during Lent.

Community Games

It’s a busy time with community games with a lot of activities going on at area, county and Leinster levels.
Our children are currently doing art and handwriting in the schools and I believe we have budding artists and lovely hand writers. On Monday nights we are training for the upcoming cross country in Avondale on Monday March 27th in Avondale Park hosted by Rathdrum community games with Bill Porter.
Well done to the children who took part in County Wicklow swimming finals on Saturday. They were great. The County Table Quiz takes place on Friday March 24th in Annacurra community centre with teams competing from all areas. The Leinster finals are continuing too with our U15 girls soccer playing against Kildare in round 1 and our U15 boys badminton meeting Dublin in round 2. Good luck to everybody.
Any queries please contact me Fiona Shannon 087 2218366.


We are closed this Fri evening due to St Patrick’s Day. Reopen on Friday March 24th from 7pm- 8.30. Our Youth Club is open to 12yrs – 17yrs old. Places are running out so please pop down and sign up before the places are gone or you can’t contact Ray @ 086 2152629.


Come and join us in the Pavilion, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Fresh local produce available from farm fresh meat and vegetables, eggs, freshly baked bread & cakes, seasonal jams & chutneys and healthy options too. A lovely selection of warm Aran knits, jewellery and handcrafts also available.  Do drop in where a warm welcome awaits you. For further information please contact Caroline 0860865838.

St Patrick’s Day Parade
Anyone interested in entering a float/group in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, please request an entry form from any member of the Aughrim Business Association, E-mail: or telephone 087 920 2751/0402 36655. We are also looking for anyone interested in performing on the day – dance groups, musical groups or marching bands.


The numbers: 3, 14, 15 and 26 were drawn in the Sports club lotto on Monday March 6th.  The jackpot was not won. Match three winner was: Lisa Harmon. The jackpot is €6750

Country Market
Baltinglass and district country market will open for 2017 on Saturday March 18th at 10 a.m. in Stratford Lodge Hall, Baltinglass.

Notes Deadline
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