Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS | AROUND THE DISTRICTS -


Please take note of new time sched­ule. Bowls will start ev­ery Sun­day and Thurs­day nights from now on at the ear­lier time at 7 p.m. Our Christ­mas Turkey Com­pe­ti­tion has com­menced, we will be do­ing the mixed dou­bles draw for the Sta­ple­ton Cup in the near fu­ture.


Num­bers drawn on Novem­ber 12 were 1, 11, 15 and 24. No jack­pot win­ner. Match-three win­ners – €75 each: John Sweeney, An­nacurra; Aimee Barnes, Aughrim; Mary Carty, Pre­ban; John O’Neill, Kilpipe Lodge. Next Week’s jack­pot, €3,300.


There is a 45 Card game on Novem­ber 23 start­ing at 8.30 p.m. in the Com­mu­nity Hall, An­nacurra. Top score €100


Last Mon­day at Wick­low Com­mu­nity Games Agm in the Glen­dalough Ho­tel we were named best area in the county. This is all due to the hard work of our vol­un­teers and the sup­port we re­ceive from the lo­cal schools and clubs.

And we will be hon­oured along with our Steps to Health Sil­ver Award at the Na­tional Area, Me­dia and Vol­un­teer Awards in Ca­van Crys­tal Ho­tel at the end of the month. Well done to our great lit­tle area and here’s to 2019.


Items for An­nacurra notes can be emailed to an­[email protected] com or phoned to 083 3136925 by 8 p.m. on Sun­day evening.


Yoga in Aughrim. Mixed level classes (begin­ners wel­come) at Aughrim Com­mu­nity Sports Com­plex. Mon­days 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. and Wed­nes­days 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. A new four­week course com­mences on Novem­ber 19 for the Mon­day class. Cost €40 or €13 drop in rate. Places are lim­ited so please text/ call Yvonne at 087 6778733 to book or for more de­tails. Fol­low on Face­book yvonnedoy­leyoga.


Any­one hop­ing to get an early start on get­ting Christ­mas or­ders or Christ­mas gift shop­ping will be happy to know that all the Satur­days from now on are Christ­mas Mar­kets and they are likely to find that un­usual some­thing for that some­one spe­cial in their life, with­out the stress and pres­sure as­so­ci­ated with this time of year. Do your­self a favour and visit the com­mit­ted crafts peo­ple and food pro­duc­ers for a wel­come coun­try style shop­ping ex­pe­ri­ence.

Re­lax over a freshly brewed McCabe or­ganic cof­fee and choose a tasty from the Menu at the open fire at the Pav­il­ion Café. En­joy a pre­view taste by look­ing and lik­ing at the Aughrim Town and Coun­try Face­book page. The mar­ket is held ev­ery Satur­day in the Pav­il­ion, Red­nagh Road, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All en­quiries to Caro­line 086 0865838.


The trip to New­bridge is on Thurs­day, Novem­ber 29, Ac­tive re­tire­ment mem­bers will get 20% dis­count on all sil­ver­ware prod­ucts. The bus will leave Law­less’ Ho­tel at 9.30 a.m. and the cost is €15. Please have the amount due in an en­ve­lope with your name on the day. On Fri­day, Novem­ber 30, the Net­work for older peo­ple sem­i­nar takes place in the Glen­dalough Ho­tel. Please reg­is­ter be­fore 10.45 a.m. Cost €5 which in­cludes lunch. Yoga con­tin­ues next Tues­day the 21st 10.30 a.m. Our fi­nal mag­a­zine for the mo­ment, is­sue 20, is now avail­able.


On Mon­day, Novem­ber 12, at Wick­low Com­mu­nity Games AGM in the Glen­dalough Ho­tel we were named best area in the county. This is all due to the hard work of our vol­un­teers and the sup­port we re­ceive from the lo­cal schools and clubs. We will be hon­oured along with our Steps to Health Sil­ver Award at the Na­tional Area, Me­dia and Vol­un­teer Awards in Ca­van Crys­tal Ho­tel at the end of the month. Well done to our great lit­tle area and here’s to 2019.


A big thanks to all who sup­ported our race night fundraiser in Joe O’Toole’s re­cently. To all those who spon­sored races, bought horses and at­tended on the night, all your sup­port is very much ap­pre­ci­ated. Our AGM is sched­uled for Fri­day, Novem­ber 30, at 8 p.m., all in­ter­ested are wel­come to at­tend. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to get in­volved in your lo­cal GAA club.


Learn how to Care for and con­nect with your body. Re­lease ten­sion and fa­tigue. Har­monise and ground your en­ergy. Still­ness med­i­ta­tion. In­te­grate three key as­pects of your Self: Mind Heart and Body. Im­prove con­cen­tra­tion and fo­cus. Open to the power of life. Ex­plore the heal­ing power of the deeper self: mov­ing from mind­ful­ness to heart­ful­ness.

Venue: Law­less Ho­tel Aughrim. Dates: Novem­ber 24/25. Jan­u­ary 25/26 (10 p.m. to 5 p.m.) each day. Fee: €75 for each one day mod­ule. There are four mod­ules in to­tal. Ann is cer­ti­fied by the Jade Sun School to fa­cil­i­tate this Pro­gram. She is also a reg­is­tered So­lar Sound Heal­ing Prac­ti­tioner and Tai Chi and Qi Gong in­struc­tor.


We are ap­peal­ing for dona­tions of saleable goods – bricà-brac, cloth­ing, small pieces of fur­ni­ture toys etc. If you have some­thing that you have no fur­ther use for but feel it would suit some­one else please do­nate. The sale of the goods goes to­wards the up­keep of the Pav­il­ion, Fish­ing Park and the vil­lage of Aughrim. Our open­ing hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Mon­day to Fri­day and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day. Thank you. Aughrim Tidy Towns. See us on Face­book ‘Aughrim New to You Thrift Shop’.


Clean Up and paint ses­sions take place ev­ery Satur­day and Sun­day from 11 p.m. to 2 p.m. Meet at Ti­nakilly Bridge. The project is to be com­pleted by Novem­ber 28.


John Mur­phy MIAPT Phys­i­cal Ther­a­pist clinic is in Aughrim Com­mu­nity Com­plex on Thurs­days from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For ap­point­ments phone 040466168/086 8545157/085 1620301.


On Sun­day, De­cem­ber 2, the well es­tab­lished Christ­mas Fair or­gan­ised by the Aughrim Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion will take place in Law­less’ Ho­tel from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Many small lo­cal busi­nesses present their crafts and ser­vices and at­tract a lot of cus­tomers. If you are in­ter­ested to take a stall please con­tact Christien Van Bus­sel at 086 8597267 for more de­tails.(email van­bus­[email protected])


The num­bers 10, 16, 17 and 27 were drawn in the sports club lotto on Mon­day last, Novem­ber 12, The jack­pot was not won. There were no match-three win­ners. The jack­pot is €3,900.


New to you thrift shop will hold a spe­cial Christ­mas sale on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come along and browse our se­lec­tion of gifts, dec­o­ra­tions and fab fashions.


Items to be in­cluded in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to augh­rim­[email protected]­ be­fore 8 p.m. on Sun­days. Do not send at­tach­ments.


Bingo is on ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening at 8.30 p.m.


re­sults for Novem­ber 14 – Win­ning num­bers were 11, 14, 15 and 21. No jack­pot win­ner. One match-three win­ner: Linda Bol­ger (Knock­ananna) who re­ceived €100. Seller’s prize: Fitzger­alds Pub. The next draw takes place on Novem­ber 21 where the jack­pot will be €1,000.


Avoca NS is tak­ing en­rol­ments com­ing aca­demic year. The school has sin­gle-stream classes and there are spa­ces in all classes. We also of­fer a wide range of after-school clubs. If you would like to have, your child en­rolled, please call the of­fice at 0402 35331 or email us at av­o­[email protected]­ Forms can be down­loaded and printed off from our web­site;av­o­ We will be hav­ing an Open Morn­ing on Fri­day, Feb­ru­ary 8, 2019, from 10 a.m. to mid­day – Fundrais­ing Con­cert

Avoca NS is hold­ing a fundrais­ing va­ri­ety con­cert on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, in Avoca Com­mu­nity Hall at 8 p.m. Come along and hear a great va­ri­ety of choirs, singers and in­stru­men­tal­ists. Tick­ets are €15 and in­clude en­try to a draw for a door prize. Tick­ets can be bought by call­ing Avoca Na­tional School at 0402 35331 or email­ing av­o­[email protected]­


Win­ners for Novem­ber 12: 1st €80 – Wil­lie Browne, Conary; 2nd €50 – Michael ‘Lofty’ Doyle, Avoca; 3rd €30 – Breda Hughes, Wood­view. Seller’s prize: Ben Tuke. Next Draw in Finns.


Christ­mas Din­ner in Fitzger­alds Avoca, Fri­day, De­cem­ber 14, at 7 p.m. Please book with Joan 087 2260968, Co­lette 087 6635508.


Conary Parish Church are hold­ing a sale on Satur­day, Novem­ber 24, from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Conary Church Hall. There will be an ar­ray of home­made cakes, jams, veg­eta­bles for sale. Also tea and other stalls. And on the day a raf­fle will take place with a num­ber of prizes to be won.

Cool­gre­anyJohn­stown 45 CARD DRIVE

A very suc­cess­ful 45 Card Drive is on­go­ing in the Cool­gre­any Inn each Fri­day night at 8.30 p.m. Ev­ery­one is very wel­come to come along for a good night of craic at the cards, and some lovely fin­ger food thrown in for good mea­sure.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to the res­i­dents of Croghan View and Croghan Close, who picked up a pres­ti­gious award in the Tal­bot Ho­tel on last Fri­day night for hav­ing the whole es­tate look­ing so well, clean and lit­ter-free. A few ex­tra hands would make a huge dif­fer­ence, best wishes to all those in­volved.

Cool­gre­any Tidy Towns have a va­cancy for a com­mu­nity worker in the vil­lage at present, work­ing 19.5 hours per week. Call 087 2819882 dur­ing of­fice hours.


Con­grat­u­la­tions and good wishes to Aibhe Whe­lan Knock­gre­any, who cel­e­brated her 14th birth­day on Sun­day, Novem­ber 18.


The lo­cal Com­mu­nity Group are re­mind­ing all mem­bers of our com­mu­nity to look out for all se­nior mem­bers of our com­mu­nity who may be liv­ing alone and might need some one to help with get­ting their ev­ery day need, or a small but of com­pany for a while dur­ing the day. A small bit of con­cern for oth­ers goes a long way to help take away the stress and wor­ries of many peo­ple who feel they are left alone in life.


It is with great joy that we wel­come back Canon John Piert CC to cel­e­brate Satur­day evening Mass (6.30) in John­stown Church, after his re­cent ab­sence through ill­ness.


The Castle­town Liam Mel­lows camo­gie AGM is on Tues­day, Novem­ber 20, at 8 p.m. in the club­house in Cool­gre­any.

Brian and Se­nan Whe­lan ready to take part in the 5 Bounds Chal­lenge in An­nacurra.

Rob­bie Fowler and Pe­ter Roche at the an­nual tour­na­ment hosted by Ark­low Box­ing Club in the Ark­low Bay Ho­tel.

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