Aughrim notes week May 15th


Mass of the Angels

The vigil mass at 8.00 pm on Saturday June 10th in Church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim is a “Mass of the Angels”.  The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for all the families in the locality who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, a baby around the time of birth or a child who died young.  Choir will be by Avondale Voices.  All welcome.
Run the Rock

‘Run The Rock 11K Challenge’(5th year) takes place on Saturday 3rd June @11.00am and is now open for registration on .  This fundraising event is organised by Aughrim GAA Club committee and has become a very popular local event. 

This trail run starts and finishes at the Brooklodge Hotel and is open to both runners and walkers.  The first 3K is a formidable climb to the top of Cushbawn Mountain. From here on its downhill to lap the Sean Linehan Walk and then back up to the Brooklodge  Hotel  finish line for well earned refreshments. 

There is also a shorter 3.5K loop to cater for family’s and kids. Avondale Sports & Leisure(Bill Porter) have kindly sponsored trophies for first boy and girl in each age group and also a novelty prize for first parent and child in the 3.5K fun run.

Entry: Individual €20 online, Team of four €60 online, Individual On the day €25.   Family 3.5k €10
For any further information contact any member of Aughrim GAA Club committee.
Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes

Tai Chi & Qi Gong classes every Friday morning from 10 – 11 am in Aughrim Sports Complex. Learn gentle flowing healing movements that can relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility. For enquiries or to book a place call Ann Martin 087/6081219. Email: Ann is a registered instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong. She is also a registered practitioner of Solar Sound Healing in Aughrim.

Aughrim Juvenile GAA

The Aughrim Juvenile club is going from strength to strength with record numbers attending training on Tuesday nights. The Academy squad are going well under the watchful eye of Aine Gunning and Niall Byrne.

The U7 & U9 teams are participating well in hurling and football blitzes every weekend, with close on 30 players attending U9 hurling training. 

The Aughrim U11 football team has started the year well. They are in Group 4 of the league, have played 4 games and remain unbeaten. They beat Avoca 3-02 to 1-04 and Coolboy 4-05 to 4-03 and have drawn with Avondale 5-05 to 4-08 & Michael Dwyers 5-04 to 3-10. the coaches are working hard with these players and it is fantastic to see the numbers at training increase as the year progresses. With a bit more work these lads have the potential to be very good players in the years to come.

The Aughrim U11 hurlers are in Div 1 of the league and have had 2 games to date. They were very unlucky to loose to Carnew on a score of 7-00 to 5-04 and put in a very good performance against St Pats before going down on a score of 7-09 to 4-09. The players are now putting in the work at training and it will only be a matter of time before these results are reversed. 

The U13 football team has played 4 and won 4 to date, putting us some serious scores on their way to some easy wins.

The U13 hurlers had a good win over Carnew in their only game to date.

The U14 hurlers qualified for the All-Ireland Feile na nGael to be held in Wexford/Kilkenny this year beating Glenealy and Carnew along the way, we are looking forward to following the team from June 16-18 in Kilmore, Co. Wexford and we hope the club as a whole gets behind the team.

The Derry Gaels U15 footballers are also doing very well in the Div 2 league beating St Kevins and Kilquade Gaels and drawing with Rathnew, they have important games V AGB and Clara Gaels coming up soon. The Luke O’ Toole’s U15 hurlers lost to Avondale Parnells 2-07 to 2-05 in their only outing to date, while the U17 team lost out to Carnew in their only game to date.
All in all a very busy start to the year. It is great to see huge numbers dotting the Community field on a Tuesday night, but we would again appeal to parents to come forward and offer your help to the coaches, no experience necessary, and the more people that get involved the easier the sessions become for everyone.

Summer Camp

Come join our Two Exciting Summer Camps not to be missed.  Venue: Aughrim Community Hall. Date: 10th-14 July, Age group: 4-12, Time: 9.30-12 (Art Camp) 12-1 (Activity Camp).  Art in the morning ( Candles with Photo/Sculpture/ T-Shirts Design/ Art & Science Projects & lots more, with art competition on the last day).  Activity camp in the afternoon (Introduction to Tae-Kwon-Do, circuit training, exercise to music & lots more).  Presentation of medals & certs on the last day.  Join us for the Art Camp or Activity camp only or both.  Over 16yrs experience delivering Art Camps to the community & over 20 years Tae-Kwon-Do experience.  For Booking Contact: Trish Murphy (087)6390370 for further information.

Aughrim Business Directory

The launch of the 2017 Aughrim Business Directory will take place on Wednesday May 17th at 8.00 p.m. in Lawless’ Hotel.   The Directory will be distributed to all homes in the village and surrounding areas free of charge after the launch.   The event is open to all businesses and non-businesses alike and all are welcome to attend.  The Directory is a very professional publication and will serve as a very useful resource for contact details of the various businesses in the area.  This Directory was compiled and progressed by various members of the Business Association.

Bowling Facility

Aughrim Bowling Facility is now open to all players, groups and anyone interested in taking up the game.  Tuition can be given to the inexperienced.  Please call in to the bowling green on Rednagh Road on Tuesday or Thursday evenings for more information.

Busy Fingers Pre-school & Toddler Group

We are now taking enrolments for September, catering for children from 2-6 years of age.  Free places are available under the ECCE scheme.  For enrolments or any further information please ring 0402 36407 or  087 394 9867.

Active Retirement

The Active Retirement Association Trade and Tourism Show will be held in the RDS, Ballsbridge on May 23rd. Admission is free.  Our Dawn Chorus will take place on Sunday May 28th at 8am beside the Pavilion by the lake in Aughrim. A big welcome to all from far and near. A light breakfast will be available afterwards.  The thrift shop will also be open on the day.  The much cancelled visit to Dalkey Castle has been re-arranged for Thursday June 29th.after our tour we will have lunch in the Queens- a very well known watering hole in Dalkey. Further details at our June meeting. This will be our last outing before the summer break.


Coming soon – the best of fruit and vegetables grown using organic methods and chemical free.
Join us at the Pavilion, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Cafe serving breakfast, light lunches, teas, coffees and sweet goodies.  Fresh local produce including farm fresh meat and vegetables, delicious chutneys and relishes, jams and marmalades, freshly baked breads and cakes, farm fresh eggs and a tasty array of freshly cooked frittatas.  Crafts, Aran knits and jewellery also available. Please drop in and you will receive a warm welcome with a smile!  For further information please contact Caroline 086 0865838.


The numbers: 3, 5, 21 and 23 were drawn in the Sports club lotto on Monday May 8th.  Match three winner was: Melissa Byrne, 6 Lourdes Crescent.  The jackpot was not won. The jackpot is €8100.

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