Avoca notes week March 13th

St Pat’s Weekly Draw  


1st Prize  –  €80 Marie Canavan, c/o Mick Brogan

2nd Prize  –  €50 Kirsty & Chris, c/o Pat Mc Cabe

3rd Prize  –  €30, Clodagh O Brien, Avoca

Sellers Prize:  Mick Brogan

Next Draw:  Finns


Avoca Bingo

Every Wednesday evening 8.30pm

Jackpot now €5750

All are welcome.


Avoca National School

Avoca national school is taking enrolments coming academic year. The school has places in all classes. If you would like to have, your child enrolled, please call the office on 0402-35331 or email us at avoca@hotmail.com. All pupils welcome.

Avoca National School Fundraiser

Avoca National School is holding a Monster Bingo Afternoon on Sunday, 2nd April at 3pm in the Avoca Community Hall. The proceeds from this fundraiser will be put towards our next project which will entail installing some additional, all weather surface for the children to play on. Your support would be appreciated. Lots of fantastic prices to be won.

Avoca Scouts Coffee Morning

Avoca Scouts are holding a coffee morning in aid of first responders in the Avoca Community hall on the 19th March from 11.30am – 2.00pm

Avoca Courthouse

Avoca Courthouse is open MondayFriday 9am – 5pm. Open through lunch.


Red Kite Relay Race 2017 – date for your Dairy
Our 2nd Annual 10k & Relay Race will take place on Friday 15th July – more details Be on line registration available in March 2017.

Remembering Kenneth Browne

We were saddened to hear of the death of Kenneth Browne, journalist and industrial archaeologist who specialised in field of Cornish steam engine houses. The Mine Heritage Committee of Avoca records its sympathy on his death and remembers him for his willingness to give his time and expertise freely to the committee. He will missed by many in the Avoca area because whenever he came to Ireland he always called to Avoca. He left us with invaluable knowledge of the Cornish technology on the Avoca mine heritage site. Irish Mine Heritage has lost a great friend.


There will be a service in St Bartholomew’s church, Conary on Friday March 17th at 10.00am All are welcome

Mens Shed Avoca

Following the launch of Avoca Mens Shed last year the members have been devising their programme for the next few months. Woodenbridge Gold Club has kindly given permission to the group to hold their meetings in the old railway station beside the club. This iconic local building, which holds many fond memories for local people, has fallen into disrepair since the closure of the station, but it is the aim of the men’s shed group to undertake as much repair work as they can reasonably do to secure the fabric of the building and to allow its preservation into the future.

It has been agreed to devote two days a week to the preservation work-  Wednesdays and Thursday for the moment. Mondays and Fridays will be for individual members to pursue their own projects or undertake small tasks for the broader community.

Already a bench has been made for the Garlcoil and some screening will soon be completed for Avoca Tidy Towns. Tuesday has been designed a social day when members will meet at the station at 10.00am (or earlier if outings are taking place) to chat, have a cup of tea play pool or cards and maybe have the occasional lunch.

It is hoped that by structuring the week in fashion new (and old) members can choose activities that might appeal/ If anyone is interested in finding out more they should come down any Tuesday. Remember the shed is primarily a social network for men. The work is an incidental icebreaker and no skill is necessary.

Contact Noel Fallon on 0894539860 for more information.

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