Aughrim notes week May 8th


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.

Community Games

Well done to all the children competing in The National Community Games Festival all the best participating in U12 mixed distance Isabelle Doyle. U14 mixed distance Roisin Byrne and Hugh Gunning. U13 Cross Country Alice Kirwan. Shauna O’Shea Laci Jane Shannon and Oisin Keegan U16 Marathon Niamh Byrne and Paraic Doyle. Great experience. Our art and Handwriting results should be in this week. County Talent competition is next Sunday in Glenealy. We have a few singers and dancers taking part. Athletics training is continuing every week preparing for Shillelagh on Saturday June 10th.

Community Meeting

An important community meeting will be held in the Pavilion, Rednagh Road at 8pm on May 12th. The aim of the meeting is to formulate a plan for the coming season for the upkeep of the village. We ask for representation from all the Resident’s Associations, business people, and anyone in the community who could spare some time.

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.

Pregnancy Pilates

Pregnancy Pilates will be held on Thursday 5pm, Hartin Hall, Avoca, please contact Thérese (087) 7731106 or email for more information.

Annual Sponsored Walk

The Annual Jimmy Cullen, 4A’s Hillwalking Club Sponsored Walk in aid of the Children of Chernoybl Foundation (Arklow Gorey Group) takes place on Sunday the May 14th. The Walk will take place on the Kyle Loop and the registration tent on the day will be in the Tinahely GAA Car Park opening at 9.15 am sharp. Walkers can choose between the 20K and the 10K route. Pre registration and sponsorship cards are available by contacting Jane Cullen on 087 2703498.
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.

Yoga Classes

Yoga classes take place at Aughrim Sports Complex on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, 8-9.15pm. Mixed level, beginners welcome. Please text or call Yvonne 0876778733 for more details or to book a place. Spaces are limited.

Active Retirement

A big thank you to Philip & Seán, volunteers with Aughrim First Responders. They gave a a very informative talk on how to react in an emergency and demonstrated CPR  and the use of a Defribulator. The most important piece of information was to make sure we keep our Eircode number beside the phone or affixed to the front door of our homes. Your Eircode number is vital in helping the ambulance service finding your home in the quickest possible time.  Chair yoga continues every Tuesday. Members going to the ‘Indian Delight’ cookery demonstration in Avoca on Thursday May 11th, please meet at Lawless Hotel at 11.20am for car pool. The demonstration starts at 12.00 noon sharp.
Basket Making Workshop

Greenan Maze are hosting a Basket making workshop for beginners with Renate Bradbury from Camphill Community, Ballymoney, who has been teaching basket making for over 25 years and assures us that we will go home with a hand-made basket made by very own selves!  This workshop will run from 10am – 5.30pm approx and will cost €85. Book in advance online.  There will be an additional materials charge of €10 which is payable on the day.  It is quite a physical day but with hard work and determination it will be very rewarding and you will have an amazing basket to bring home. Renate brings along two extra tutors who will give you hands on assistance through-out the day if required. Along with the three tutors we only have a maximum of 8 spaces available. Therefore this workshop will book out fast. Tea and Coffee and snacks provided. Please bring a packed picnic lunch.


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.


The numbers: 3, 23, 24 and 26 were drawn in the Sports club lotto on Monday May 1st.  Match three winner was: Sharon Keogh, Rednagh Hill.  The jackpot was not won. The jackpot is €7950.

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