AUGHRIM TIDY TOWNS
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.
ANNUAL CEMETERY MASS
The annual Cemetery Mass and blessing of the graves will take place in Lower Macreddin Cemetery on Monday, July 22, at 8.00.pm. Please bring a small bottle of water and these will be blessed at the Mass for the blessing of the graves.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST CLINIC
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.
TOWN AND 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.
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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’.