St Pat’s Weekly Draw 2nd May 2017
1st Prize – €80 Anthony Doran, Avoca
2nd Prize – €50 Kirsty & chris
3rd Prize – €30, Edna & Lorraine
Sellers Prize: Gerry Harper
Next Draw: Fitzgerald’s
Every Wednesday evening @ 8.30pm
Jackpot now €5950 All are Welcome
Avoca Courthouse is open Monday – Friday 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 about on line registration available soon
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All pupils welcome.
Avoca ICA and friends wish to thank all those who so generously donated to their recent fundraiser in aid of the Haiti Earthquake victims. Your support is very much appreciated. Fundraising is ongoing for this worthy cause. We will have another car boot sale on Saturday 3rd June. If you are finishing your spring cleaning and wonder what to do with your cast offs we would be delighted to have them for the car boot sale.
NEWBRIDGE GRAVEYARD AVOCA
The Annual Blessing of the Graves in Newbridge Graveyard in Avoca village will take place on Saturday the 20th of May at 2.30pm. Newbridge Graveyard is one of the oldest graveyards in the area. All are welcome. There will be refreshments in the Community Hall afterwards.
Avoca National School held a fundraising Bingo in Avoca Community Hall on Sunday, April 2nd. The sum of 3,200 euros was raised. This will go toward creating an all-weather playing space for the children. The Board of Management would like to thank the Hall Committee and the Bingo Team for their help in organising this event. Many thanks to the local businesses and parents that sponsored this event and to the people who came to play Bingo on the day
AVOCA POST OFFICE
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’.
East Coast Radio Coffee morning
Thank you to everyone who supported the fundraising coffee and tea morning at the Avoca recycling centre on sat 29th of April. A total of €630 was raised and this will help the Rathdrum Cancer Support Group and the Wicklow Hospice Foundation with their great work. Thank you for your continued support from all at Avoca Recycling.
MENS SHED AVOCA
Following the launch of Avoca Men’s Shed last year the members have been devising their programme for the next few months. Woodenbridge Golf 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 Thursdays 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 Gaelscoil and some screening will soon be completed for Avoca Tidy Towns.
Tuesday has been designated 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 this 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 089 453 9860 for more information.