Thursday 14 November 2019

Around the districts: Avoca, Aughrim, Knockananna, Tinahely

Avoca: Bingo. Bingo is every Wednesday Night in Avoca Community Hall at 8.30 p.m. It's run by the New Avoca Hall Committee. Great jackpot prizes. The Blue jackpot bingo will be €450 and the Green jackpot bingo will be €2,200 today, October 30. Make sure you all come along for a great night out. Hope to see you there.

Avoca GAA lotto

October 23. Winning numbers were 17, 21, 25 and 28. No jackpot winner. No match-three winners. Seller's prize: Seán Warde

The next draw takes place on October 30 where the jackpot will be €3,100.

St Pat's 50/50 Draw

October 21 First €80: Margaret Fox, Kilmacoo. Second €50: P & E King c/o Finns. Third €30: Leo Hogan, Finns. Seller's prize: Ben Tuke.

Next Draw: Fitzgeralds

Christmas Shoebox Appeal

Avoca Heritage Centre will be taking in shoeboxes for team Hope. If you want to participate please pop into the centre and take a leaflet. The deadline is November 8.


Yoga with Yvonne

Yoga for adults in Aughrim with Yvonne on Mondays from 9.30 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. and Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. €60 for six weeks or €13 drop in rate. Also taking bookings for new five-week yoga and meditation course for 10 to 14-year-olds starting Wednesday, November 6, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Investment for this new junior course: €40. Please book before November 1 so numbers can be monitored. Text/call Yvonne at 087 6778733 to book or for more details. Follow on Facebook/Instagram: yvonnedoyleyoga.

GAA News

Our annual Race Nite fundraiser takes place next Saturday night in Paddy's Bar at 9 p.m. Please come along and support this fundraiser and social night for the club. Our AGM is fixed for Friday, November 29, at 8 p.m. in the Sports complex and all members, ex members and new members are welcome to attend.

After a very successful year at juvenile level, a presentation evening to hand out the many trophies and awards to the various teams at all age groups has been arranged for Saturday, November 16, in the sports complex at 4 p.m.

Table quiz

Aughrim ICA is running a table quiz in O'Toole's Pub on Friday night, November 8. The quiz will start at 9.30 and should be a fun evening.

Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes Learn gentle flowing healing movements that relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility. Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes are commencing on Wednesday evening, September 4, from seven 8 p.m. at Aughrim Sports and Leisure Complex. The cost is €80 for a block of eight classes. Beginners welcome. For enquiries or to book a place call Ann Martin 087 6081219. Email Ann is a registered instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. She is also a registered practitioner of Solar Sound Healing.

Active Retirement

Chair yoga continues on Tuesday mornings. Line Dancing takes place on Friday mornings at 11 a.m. in the Parish Hall. Everyone is welcome to join. Our speaker at next month's meeting is Emer Meighan from SAGE which is an advocacy group representing vulnerable and older people.

Physical Therapist

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.


The numbers: 8, 9, 10 and 27 drawn in this week's Aughrim Sports club lotto October 21 the jackpot was not won and there were no match-three winners. The jackpot is €2,700. The weekly lotto supports Aughrim camogie club, Aughrim GAA club, Aughrim Rangers Soccer club and Aughrim sports complex. People who support the weekly lotto are lending support to the local sports clubs who are very much part of the community.

Notes Deadline

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

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.


Care of the aged

The committee are currently collecting items to make up hampers for the annual care of the aged Christmas party. Items can be handed in to Martina Whelan or any committee member.

Megger Club

Couples crazy night in O'Keeffe's pub Saturday, November 2, at 9.30 p.m. in aid of Knockananna Megger club. Fun and games guaranteed.


A big thank you to all who turned out for our annual Halloween fancy dress in O'Keeffe's last weekend. There was a great turnout with many suspicious and topical characters. A very big thank you to Sarah and Padraic O'Keeffe for their help and sponsorship of the event. To Paul Canna for printing posters and those who donated prizes. Your generosity is very much appreciated. Our annual general meeting will be held early November. Date and time to be confirmed.


Lotto results October 27: jackpot €14,650. Numbers drawn were 19, 20, 21 and 26. No jackpot or match-three winners. Seller's prize Sarah O'Keeffe. Next week's jackpot €14,800. Make sure to purchase a ticket to try your luck. Tickets available from local shops and pubs or from committee members. The club had a great turnout for their first night of indoor hurling in the community hall. Thanks to coaches and parents for helping. Also a big thank you to Steel and Spares, Hacketstown for sponsoring light and window guards for the hall. Sessions are broken down as follows: Junior and senior infants 6.30 to 7.10 p.m., First second and third classes 7.10 p.m. to 8 p.m. Fourth fifth and sixth classes 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. All boys and girls are welcome come along and join in the fun. No doubt they will be our future hurling and camogie stars.

Social Naomh Brid

Knockananna National School will hold their annual Christmas raffle again this year. Please contact any committee member to donate a prize for the raffle. Parents are asked to donate items for the Christmas hamper during the coming week as hampers will be put on display early this year.

Kavanagh home fire rebuild appeal

A fundraising concert will take place on Sunday, November 17, at the Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow. It will feature Jorum and Shawn Cuddy and band. A raffle is also being held on November 23 with lots of fantastic prizes. Lines are €5 or €100 for a full card.


Tinahely ICA

Tinahely ICA guild held their meeting in the Courthouse Arts Centre on Monday, October 21. Helen McDonnell, president, presided over the meeting. Secretary Breda Murphy read the minutes and correspondences and our treasurer Sue Wardell gave us a financial report. Members were asked to take part in the Gempack Baking Competition for a carrot and pineapple cake with coconut for the federation meeting. The senior citizen Christmas party was discussed, and Murphy's Hotel has been booked for same on Saturday, November 30, at 1.30 p.m. which will be a great afternoon so please come along. The night's competition was for a autumn arrangement on a board was won by Mary O'Connor. This was a great lot of entries and the judge had great difficulty in picking a winner.

Andrea McCann from Springmount Nurseries gave us a talk on spring bulbs and filling containers for same and a winter arrangement in a pot. She then raffled her work. Our next guild meeting is November 18 and all are welcome as we have a great demonstration on wool and spinning by Evelyn Shannon and our competition is for Knitted Hat/Cap Or Headband. Our evening closed with a lovely supper with hostess Madge Kenny and Eileen Doran.

Tinahely Walking Club

The next two Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks.

November 3: Askinagap. Level B, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Askinagap 10.30 a.m.

November 10: Avondale. Level B-, 10km, 2.5 hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Rathdrum carpark 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink. Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

Christmas Lights coffee morning

A coffee morning fundraiser will be held on Saturday, November 9, in Courthouse Arts Centre. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Proceeds to help with the ongoing improvement and maintenance to Tinahely Christmas lights.

Last year there was major investment in rewiring and upgrade of the lighting infrastructure throughout the village, along with the installation of new lights, trees and accessories.

The setting up, testing and taking down of the Christmas lights is carried out by a willing group of volunteers. It is the generous support of the community and businesses which makes the Christmas lights project possible.

You're invited to come along to this coffee morning fundraiser to help us light up Tinahely this Christmas. There will be plenty of coffee and tea to go around as well as a selection of delicious homemade cakes to enjoy. There will be some fantastic raffle prizes to be won. Thank you for your valued support.

Remembrance Mass

In November, we remember. During the month of November, we remember in a special way our beloved deceased family members, relatives and friends who have gone before us in faith. The annual Remembrance Mass will take place in St Kevin's Church, Kilaveney on Saturday, November 9, at 7.30 p.m.

If you have lost a loved one during the last 12 months, and whose funeral Mass was celebrated in St Kevin's Church, your family is invited to this Remembrance Mass.

We will also remember Parishioners' loved ones whose Funeral Mass was celebrated elsewhere. 'Eternal Rest grant unto their souls O Lord'. All are welcome to join in this Remembrance Mass to remember and pray for family, relatives and friends who have gone home to our Lord. If you wish to include a loved one, please contact Ellen or Mary so that a commemorative candle may be available to you during this special Mass. Together as a community, we remember them in prayer.

Bray People