Busy Fingers Pre-school and Toddler Group are now taking enrolments for September, catering for children from two to six years of age. Free places are available under the ECCE scheme, and subsidies for families under the new National Childcare Scheme. For enrolments or any further information please ring 0402 36407 or 087 3949867.
TIDY TOWNS – FRIDAY NIGHT CLEAN UP
Anyone interested in helping to tidy up the village can meet on Friday evenings at the monument at 7 p.m. Please bring along brushes, trowels, shovels, gloves etc. if you have them. Please like, share and tag friends on the Aughrim Tidy Towns Facebook page to keep up to date with areas that need tidying if Friday night does not suit. Don’t forget to send your photos so we can post them on our page.
Last week end our local children took part in the Aldi National Community Games Festival in UL Limerick. Well done to all our competitors in Limerick you are a fantastic group of participants who made your area very proud. Thank you to Anne Marie Doyle for looking after you so well. Our marathon girls Laci Jane Shannon and Juliette Nic Chonaill cane third. Our under-12 and under-14 ran their hearts out and our mixed under-13 cross country came fifth. We had a golden medal winner in the under-12 handwriting. Well done Seán Byrne. It was a great weekend for everybody.
COUNTY ATHLETICS FINALS – The County Wicklow Track and Field finals will take place Saturday, June 15, in Shillelagh. Please gather for the parade from 9 a.m. collecting singlet and label from your coaches. Please wear a white T-shirt with dark shorts. Bring plenty of water, sun cream (we hope) and a picnic.
CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION
All First Holy Communion children are invited to the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, June 23, at the 10.30.am. Mass.
The annual Cemetery Mass and blessing of the graves in Askinagap will take place on Sunday, June 23, at 2.00.pm.
There will be no yoga class for June. We are planning a day out before our summer break. This will be to the Royal Oak Whiskey Distillery and the Arboretum in Leiglinbridge on Friday, June 28, Monday walks continue. We meet at 10.30 a.m. and have coffee and a chat afterwards.
MASS OF THE ANGELS
Mass of the Angels will be celebrated on next Saturday, June 8, at 8 p.m. in church of the Sacred Heart Aughrim. This special celebration of Mass will be offered for all families in our locality who have lost a baby due to miscarriage, lost a baby around the time of birth or who have lost a child who died in infancy. Hymns during Mass will be sung by the Avondale Voices Choir.
The numbers 9, 10, 15 and 19 were drawn in this week’s Aughrim Sports club lotto May 27 the jackpot was not won. Match-three winner was: Thomas Moules. The jackpot is €2,700.
TOWN & COUNTRY MARKET
A warm welcome to all at Aughrim Town and Country Market, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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 at 086 0865838 for further information.
Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to aughrim[email protected]com.net before 8 p.m. on Sundays. Do not send attachments. played unbeaten league leaders, Hollywood, away on Thursday last. Hollywood dominated the game for long periods and were seven points up with 10 minutes left.
We lost our full back to a red card and were down to 13 men. Pat Flynn and Rory Toomey stepped up their performance at midfield and a big high ball landed in the goal area and Kevin Mills tipped it in for a goal – four points down. The usual one two with Tommy Dwyer and Nikki Donovan resulted in another goal – one point down. Hollywood raced up field and scored a point – 2 points down. Another high ball landed in around the square. Ed Flynn sailed up, took it down and banged it into the back of the net. We were one point up and it seemed an age before the referee blew the final whistle.
Our division two team was three points down at the break and bounced back for a one point win over Ballymanus in Dionard on Friday night. Alan Daly’s goal was top class as was Harry Mangan’s winning point with only seconds left on the watch.
The County Minor team lost to Dublin in Aughrim on Saturday. Shane Daly was our sole representative on the team. Shane did alright in that position. The Dubs seemed to be stronger and smarter all over the field. A missed penalty early in the game did not help matters. Joe Mills and Jack Grace were on the greater panel.
The lotto jackpot is now €6,000. Last week F & B O’Neill, Winnie Nolan and Clare Daly matched three and won €67. John Nolan won the seller’s prize.