Aughrim notes week May 7th


Vintage Tractor & Car Run

Wicklow Vintage Club are holding their Annual Vintage Tractor and Car Run on Sunday 13th May at 12 noon from St Kevin’s Hall Ballycoog. All are most welcome to attend and homemade refreshments will be served in the Hall afterwards.

Active Retirement

Our magazine celebrating our tenth anniversary is currently on sale. We would like to say a big thank you to our vice-chairperson Anne Thornton for all her effort and hard work.


The award winning Aughrim short film, “Homecoming” by Sinéad O’Loughlin, will premiere on RTÉ 2 on Monday May 14th. “Homecoming” was filmed locally in Tinnakilly and Templelusk in March 2016 and has screened at over 30 film festivals. The film has picked up five awards, most recently “Best Short Film Audience Award” at Chicago Irish Film Festival. Homecoming was funded by a Strategic Project Grant from Wicklow County Arts Office. The fifteen minute film will have a late night slot as part of the Shortscreen programme on RTÉ 2 at a quarter past midnight on Monday May 14th but will also be available on demand on the RTÉ player for the following 30

Thank You

On behalf of Jimmy Cullen and the 4 A’s Hillwalking Club, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who took part in the recent sponsored walk to raise funds for Children of Chernoybl Arklow, Gorey Group.  Also thanks to anyone who helped out in anyway on the day. The amount raised was in excess of €3000.

Tai Chi & Oi Gong
Learn gentle flowing healing movements that relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility.  Tai Chi & Qi Gong Classes every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8 pm &  Friday Mornings 10 – 11 am at Aughrim Sports & Leisure Complex. Beginners Welcome.  Cost € 80 for a block of 8 classes.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. See


The numbers: 6, 7, 13 and 27 were drawn in the sports club lotto on Monday last  April 30th.  Match three winners were: Alison Dickenson, Mary Kinsella and Kevin & Mag Browne   The jackpot was not won.   The jackpot is €2850.

Aughrim Bowling Facility
The outdoor lawn bowling season commences on Thursday 3rd May and very Tuesday evening, Thursday evening and Saturday morning thereafter.  Enquiries to  All Welcome.


Our adult team had a good win over Newcastle last Friday evening in the Division Three Cup. We are in the final of the Brian Culleton Cup on Thursday 10th May and we play Hollywood at home in the next round of the Division Three Cup next weekend, see fixtures for full details.


Aughrim Town & Country Market at the Pavilion every Saturday from 10am – 2pm. Enjoy a relaxing sociable morning, catching up with friends and neighbours over a tasty breakfast/brunch or delicious home bakes with a choice of organic barista-style coffees.     You will find a great selection of local organic fruit & vegetables, fresh farm eggs, jams, chutneys, home baked breads & cakes, fresh meat and lots more including aran knits and handcrafts.    Visit the thrift shop, playground or enjoy a leisurely walk around the fishing lake….you may even catch a glimpse of the bowlers on the bowling green.   For further details please contact Caroline 086 0865838.

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