Avoca notes week May 22nd

St Pat’s Weekly Draw 15th May 2017

1st Prize  –  €80 Alicia Jackson, Ballykeane

2nd Prize  –  €50 Mary Hamilton co/ Finns

3rd Prize  –  €30, Mary Burke, Avoca

Sellers Prize:  Ben Tuke

Next Draw:  Fitzgeralds


Avoca Bingo

Every Wednesday evening @ 8.30pm

Jackpot now €6000 All are Welcome


Avoca Community Hall

Avoca Community Hall are hosting a fundraising pub quiz Saturday June 24th @ 8.30 in Fitzgerald’s pub Avoca. Tables of 4 €40.00. All are welcome.


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



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 avocans@hotmail.com. All pupils welcome.


Avoca National School BURSARY

Each year Avoca N.S awards a 500 euro bursary to a college student. The purpose of this is to help fund with college expenses.  The school accepts applications from students who have successfully passed their first year college exams and are in the Second year of their chosen course. Please email a letter of applications and a two-page C.V. TO AVOCANS@HOTMAIL.COM BY May 30th.


The community group Team Avoca have been highlighting to fellow community groups to support Avoca Post Office. This comes in the context of the media coverage over proposed closures of Post Offices in rural towns. There is a petition book in Avoca Post Office that people are asked to sign and there are petition sheets being given out to the different community groups in the area.


Our current Post Mistress of Avoca Post Office, Mary Bolger, provides a wide range of services which include the payments of Pensions, Children Allowance and Job-Seekers, Bill payments including Property Tax, ESB, Phone, Oxendales and Littlewoods, Banking (A.I.B Lodgements and Withdrawals) and Ulster Bank, 1 for all Gift Vouchers, Lotto and Scratch Cards. Our Post Mistress Mary Bolger is currently visiting community groups to highlight the services that Avoca Post Office provides. Our motto is: ‘If you don’t use it, you lose it’.


Pregnancy Pilates

Thursday 5pm, Hartin Hall, Avoca, please contact Therese (087) 7731106 or email pilates@tmpilates.com for more information


Castlemacadam Parish Sale

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of, and supported in any way, the recent fundraising sale. All support is greatly appreciated.

Winners in the raffle included Mary McEVOY, Claire Cardell, D.Masterson, Alma Mccoy, Joan Woolmington, Lily Farrar, George Williams, Joy Keppel. Frances Hastriter.


Active Retirement

Avoca Active Retirement are having a tea dance on Sunday 18th June from 3-6 pm music by the Wicklow man. Admin €5.  Active Retirement Ireland are having a marigold Health & wellbeing day on Thursday 15th june from 10.30 – 4.30 in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh with speakers and workshops, Demos, Samples and Entertainers. Adm Free. Please try to attend if possible.

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