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Some of the audience at the Swinging Pubs Final in The Bridge Hotel in Arklow. Photo: Myles Carroll

Some of the audience at the Swinging Pubs Final in The Bridge Hotel in Arklow. Photo: Myles Carroll

Some of the audience at the Swinging Pubs Final in The Bridge Hotel in Arklow. Photo: Myles Carroll

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ANNACURRA

GAA club news

Lotto – Results Monday, July 25. Numbers drawn were 5, 11, 16 and 17. No jackpot winner. Match-three winners: David O’Connor, Fionnuala Curry. Next week’s jackpot €8,100

Unfortunately our intermediate team lost to Coolkenno on Sunday in the first round of the Darcy Sand Intermediate Football Championship. Final score 1-13 to 2-06, we now await next week’s games to see who we play next.

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Congratulations to the players and coaches on winning the under-13 B league.

Big congratulations from all in Annacurra GAA to Olivia Shannon, Preban, who played no small part in Wexford Youths victory over Galway in the FAI under-19 Women’s National Cup Final.

Best of luck to Laci Jane Shannon and Aoife Stafford playing with Wicklow in the all-Ireland Minor C Championship Final on Wednesday.

Annual Show

Aughrim Sheep Breeders will hold their annual show and Sale on Friday, September 2, in Carnew Mart. Sheep will be penned and sold in the usual class format. For Entry forms or further information, contact Alan Kinsella at 087 2792157/alantkinsella@gmail.com or Carnew Mart at 053 9426234.

The next committee meeting takes place on Monday, August 15, at 8.30 p.m. in Joe O’Toole’s. New Members welcome.

Tinahely Craft Market

The Tinahely Craft market is now open on Friday as well as Saturdays, opening hours are 10 p.m. to 4 p.m. There is a great selection of beautifully crafted pieces which make ideal gifts, please come along and support your local artisans,

The Crafty Kids club is on Friday, August 12. The club will run from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Age seven upwards. Cost €15 includes materials. Have fun making dreamcatchers and wreaths. Contact 085 7239212 to book.

Book Launch

Tinahely man Eamonn Darcy has wrote a book about his life and times. Title of book is Some Thoughts from My Life and Times. Book is on sale in Tinahely shops.

Notes

Items to be included in annacurra notes can be emailed to annacurra@gmail.com by 9 p.m. on Sunday evening or phone 083 3136925.

AVOCA

Sister Ann’s Mission to Haiti

Life goes on in Haiti amidst outbursts of violence and grinding poverty which translates into hunger followed by much disease. While Sister works remotely, her thoughts and prayers return to the fragile people whose lives she impacted in so many ways.

Sr. Ann concerns herself especially about the orphans whom she, with other volunteers lifted from the local mountain after the earthquake in 2010 and nurtured until she had to leave them. Thank God, Stewart, an American volunteer manages to visit them from time to time, bringing with him gifts and love to each young person. The bakery which was Sr. Ann’s dream is now built. It remains for the builder to install the fittings so that the production of bread can commence.

€6,435 has been raised this year to date through the Concert, donations, Carboot sale and kindling sales. The kindling is cut, bagged and sold by Mary Condren.

A last effort is being made to boost that total by running a car boot sale at Jack White’s on Saturday August 13. Donations of homemade jam are sought, together with unwanted gifts or ornaments to sell on the stall. All funds will be sent to Haiti in the third week in August to assist with school fees plus funds for food and medicine which are always so badly needed .

God bless all of you who have continued to support us over the years. Local and international poverty make demands too but Haiti is the poorest country in the Western world where the people survive from one crisis to another. Any queries or offers of help contact Mary Condren at 087 6774495 or Sadie Cunningham at 086 8228286.

Engagement Ring Found

An engagement ring was found on Sunday, June 26, in St Mary’s and St Patrick’s Church Avoca. The ring can be returned once a detailed description has been given. Please contact Evelyn Stewart, the church Sacristan at 0402 35851 so that the ring can be reunited with its owner.

Community Employment

Avoca Community Employment have the following vacancies in Avoca.

Castlemacadam Church and Graveyard: Maintenance Operative. Three Graveyards Avoca: Maintenance Operative. Community and Heritage Centre: Admin Assistant. Arklow Rugby Football Club: Maintenance Operative.

Eligibility to participate on CE is generally linked to those who are 21 years or over and in receipt of a qualifying social welfare payment for one year or more or in receipt of PUP payment. Please contact Supervisor on telephone 0402 30549/089 2047069 or email ann@avocace.com for further information.

Community Hall Bingo

Online bingo continues every Wednesday night. Contact Avoca Hall Committee at 0402 30549 for further information.

Notes contact

Notes should be emailed to avocacourthouse@gmail.com by 4 p.m. on Friday.

AUGHRIM

Annual Sheep Show and Sale

Aughrim Sheep Breeders will hold their annual show and Sale on Friday, September 2, in Carnew Mart. Sheep will be penned and sold in the usual class format. For Entry forms or further information, contact Alan Kinsella at 087 2792157/alantkinsella@gmail.com or Carnew Mart at 053 9426234. The next committee meeting takes place on Monday, August 15, at 8.30 in Joe O’Toole’s. New Members welcome.

Sports Day

Aughrim GAA and camogie club are combining to organise a sports day in the Sports Complex on Saturday, September 3, from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Further details available later.

Town and Country Market

Aughrim Town and Country market continues every Saturday morning from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is a great selection of fresh vegetables, floral arrangements, free range eggs, honey, freshly baked cakes and treats, plus wooden products, clothing, jewellery and also Richard’s range of delicious take away eats. Hoping to see all our customers back again on Saturday. If you need more info phone Dave at 083 0349577 or check out @aughrimtownandcountry

Lotto

The numbers drawn in Aughrim Sports Club lotto on Monday, July 25, were 2, 6, 9 and 17. The jackpot was not won. There were four match-three winners: Ciara Cairnduff, Miceal Campbel, Tim Howard and Ann Alexaander. The jackpot for August 1 is €9,950. People, who support the weekly lotto are lending support to the local sports clubs who are very much part of the community.

Notes Deadline

Please note change of email address. Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to aughrimnotes@gmail.com or 087 9059594 before 8 p.m. on Sundays. Do not send attachments.

COOLGREANY

Old Kilninor Historical Society

The society are holding an Ecumenical Service in Kilninor Cemetery on Sunday, August 14, at 2 p.m. Fr Denis Browne and Rev Canon Arthur Barrett will officiate at the Ceremony and the blessing of the Stations of the Cross. There will an Information and History Board will be unveiled also.

Tea and Light Refreshments will be served afterwards in Ballyfad Community Centre. Come along and be part of something special.

Tractor/Car Road Run

A Road Run will take place from Merrigan’s Field in Coolgreany on Sunday, August 7, with registration at 12.30 p.m. and run starting at 2 p.m. The entry fee is €20 with all proceeds going to St David’s Church Johnstown. Vehicle Insurance is necessary for all vehicles participating. Refreshments will be served afterwards. For further information contact 087 9269056.

Coolgreany/Knockgreany residents.

A residents meeting is to be held on Thursday, August 11, at 8 p.m. at May Byrne House to look at road safety issues in the village. Speeding, and a lack of footpaths have been of particular concern for some of the residents.

We look forward to seeing you to discuss these and any other issues you might have regarding road safety. All are welcome.

Golden Circle

Golden Circle social group are going to Avondale Tree Top on August 24. Bus is leaving Tesco at 10 a.m., the entrance price is €12.

Community Alert

Please be aware and on the lookout for any unusual activity or unfamiliar vehicles in our local area, and please report anything strange to Gorey Gardaí at 059 9430690.

Local notes

Please remember to forward all notes to me by 6 p.m. on Sunday evening for inclusion in the following week’s paper. Phone 087 4605166, email notes to danken9@gmail.com.


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