Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


Another busy week with plenty of vol­un­teers out on Fri­day tidy­ing up the area around the school, the en­trance to the Seán Line­han Walk and St Martin’s Drive. Lots of the busi­nesses on the Main Street have been busy power wash­ing and paint­ing their premises. The town is look­ing better every week and the hang­ing bas­kets and win­dow boxes are re­ally serv­ing to en­hance its nat­u­ral beauty. A big thank you to Seán Byrne Taxis and Cabs, Eric Jack­son, O’Neill and Flana­gan, Wood­fab and Wick­low Hire and Sales for their gen­er­ous do­na­tions. AWD has also been in touch with a kind of­fer. More in­for­ma­tion to fol­low. Please check our Face­book page for de­tails later in the week. Our Face­book page cur­rently has over 400 fol­low­ers. In or­der to in­crease this num­ber we are run­ning a com­pe­ti­tion to win a €50 voucher for Byrne’s Londis. All you have to do is like our Aughrim Tidy Towns page, like and share the com­pe­ti­tion post and tag three friends. The win­ner will be an­nounced when we reach 1,000 fol­low­ers. We will meet again next Fri­day night at 7 p.m. at the mon­u­ment. Please come out and sup­port your com­mu­nity. Many hands make light work.


The an­nual Ceme­tery Mass and blessing of the graves will take place in Lower Ma­cred­din Ceme­tery on Mon­day, July 22, at Please bring a small bot­tle of wa­ter and these will be blessed at the Mass for the blessing of the graves.


John Mur­phy MIAPT Phys­i­cal Ther­a­pist clinic is in Aughrim Com­mu­nity Com­plex on Thurs­days from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For ap­point­ments phone 0404 66168/086 8545157/085 1620301.


The num­bers: 1, 7, 15 and 28 were drawn in this week’s Aughrim Sports club lotto. July 8 match-three win­ners were Al­lanah Hamill, Teresa Byrne, Catherine Keogh and Aimee Barnes. There was no jack­pot win­ner. The jack­pot is €1,800.


Af­ter all the ex­cite­ment of the Aughrim un­der-14 All-Ire­land Féile win­ners’ home­com­ing re­cently, last week­end saw our adult foot­ballers take on Knock­ananna in the final of the Dawn Lacey cup in Aughrim. Played be­fore a good crowd this was a very close and in­tense en­counter which ended in a draw at the end. Af­ter con­sul­ta­tion with both teams it was de­cided to go to a penalty shootout. This too came down to the wire and with both sides level go­ing to the last two kicks, Brian Lynch saved the last penalty from Knock­ananna and Wil­lie Ka­vanagh slot­ted home for Aughrim to give vic­tory to the home side. Robert Mackay pre­sented the Dawn Lacey cup on be­half of the Lacey fam­ily to Aughrim cap­tain Paul (Butch) Lacey. This was a very fitting oc­ca­sion to mark the mem­ory of Dawn.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to Aughrim play­ers Dar­ragh Owens, Conor Con­nolly and Ian Clancy who were part of the Wick­low un­der-20 team who beat Mayo last week. Well done to Aughrim club man John Keenan who played a piv­otal role as ref­eree of the re­cent Le­in­ster Se­nior Hurl­ing final and it au­gurs well for fur­ther big games to come his way. Fi­nally it’s great to see ex­iled club­man Oisin Doyle fly­ing the flag for Aughrim in Van­cou­ver, Canada. Oisin was part of the Van­cou­ver team who won both the se­nior hurl­ing and se­nior foot­ball West­ern Cana­dian tour­na­ments and Oisin also man­aged the ladies se­nior Van­cou­ver foot­ball team who won the Ladies West­ern Cana­dian tour­na­ment. Well done to Oisin on his historic tre­ble.


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]­ be­fore 8 p.m. on Sun­days. Do not send at­tach­ments.

Mary Nolan Hickey hav­ing a cup of tea with Bernie Darcy, Brenda Byrne, Tommy God­win, Jeanne O’Gor­man and Ceri Davies who trav­elled with her for the last leg of her ‘Lap of the Map on Wheels’.

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