Aughrim notes week March 4th


Club activities this week were completely overshadowed by the tragic death of Stephen O’Byrne in a car accident on Monday night. The sympathy of the club goes out to Stephen’s mum and dad Helen and John, his sisters Katie and Ciara and the extended O’Byrne family. Ar deis Dè go raibh a anam dilis.

Congratulations to clubman Robert Lambert who had a fine game in the goal for Wicklow senior footballers against Wexford last week. Despite losing the game Robert kept a clean sheet and did his club proud.  Our adult team played Avoca in our second game of this year’s league and lost out by three points in a match that was played in dreadful weather conditions particularly in the first half. Fielding a very much depleted team, the players on duty gave their all and were unlucky not to come away with a draw.

Tidy Towns CLG

Aughrim Tidy Towns has been actively seeking new memberships. The new membership will form the hub of the company. Application forms can be collected at the Tidy Towns office at the Pavilion on Rednagh Road or at the Market on Sat 10 -2pm. Closing date for forms & annual fee of €10 is this Saturday March 9th before 2pm. For further information call Caroline   086/0865838

Commemoration Cross

The erection of the Cross to commemorate the visit of Pope Francis is proceeding and works are hoped to commence in the near future.  Anyone wishing to make a donation can give this to any of the committee members, namely: Christopher Keogh (Kit), Mona Dillon, Willie O’Loughlin, Terry Doyle, Bill Quigley, Teresa Byrne (Londis), Kay Leeson and Hugh Doyle.

Yoga Classes

Mixed level Yoga classes in Aughrim, (suitable for beginners).  Wednesdays 8-9.15pm.  Mondays 9.30-10.45am.  €60 for a 6 week course or €13 for drop in. Please text/call me on 0876778733 if you’ve any queries or would like to book a space.

Active Retirement

Yoga will resume on Tuesday March 12th for 3weeks. €15 in an envelope with your name on the day please. The R&R are presenting a spring Concert in the NCH on Saturday April 13th. Further details at the March meeting. We will be marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, as we have in past years, it would be great if more members would be able to participate.


The numbers 11, 18, 20 and 22 were drawn in this weeks Aughrim Sports club lotto February 25th.  Match three winners were: O’Loughlin family, Tinakilly, Joseph (Gossy) Moules, Clare Newsome c/o Bobby and Gerry Ryan. The jackpot was not won.  The jackpot now is €6000.

Town & Country Market

A warm welcome to all at Aughrim Town & Country Market, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10am-2pm. Enjoy the buzz in the Pavilion Cafe as you catch up with friends over coffee and treats. Delicious brunches and light lunches are also on offer.  Fresh local produce available, including organic fruit and vegetables, locally produced meat, eggs, preserves and fresh home baked bread and cakes. You may even find that special gift from our craft stalls.  Please contact Caroline 086 0865838 for further information.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Now it is time to book you place in the St Patrick’s day Parade in Aughrim starting from Tinakilly Bridge at 11.15 on Sunday March 17th. The Parade is open to Floats, Walking Groups, Vintage Cars and Vintage Tractors, there are prizes for the best entries. The theme of the Parade is the Four Seasons to give a suggestion for original outfits and displays. Shop owners are encouraged to decorate their shop fronts to create festive surroundings and win the Best Shop front prize. Application forms for the Parade are available from the Pharmacy, Tel 0402 36655. On Friday March 15th a pub quiz in aid of the Aughrim Parade will take place in O’Toole’s Pub at 8.30pm. For more info please contact Neil Gallagher @ 0402 36655 or Arie van der Wel @ 087 9202751

Physical Therapist Clinic

John Murphy MIAPT Physical Therapist  clinic is in Aughrim Community Complex on  Thursday’s from 4 – 7pm.  For appointments phone 040466168 / 0868545157  / 0851620301.

Ash Wednesday

The season of Lent begins today Wednesday March 6th..  Mass will be celebrated in The Church of the Sacred Heart Aughrim at  Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the Mass.

Notes Deadline
Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to before 8 p.m. on Sundays.  Do not send attachments.

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