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Friday 22 February 2019

Around the districts: Annacurra, Avoca, Carnew, Coolgreany-Johnstown, Tinahely

Ashling O’Connor and Aoife Kavanagh enjoying the Seamus Barnes Memorial Cup match at Arklow Rocks Parnells
Ashling O’Connor and Aoife Kavanagh enjoying the Seamus Barnes Memorial Cup match at Arklow Rocks Parnells
Mary Burke, Cllr Tommy Annesley and Dicey O’Reilly all dressed up for the St Stephen’s Day swim in Arklow

Annacurra: Table quiz thank you - Thanks to everyone who came out and supported the table quiz on Thursday. A great night was had by all and we raised €870.

Thanks to Jude for the questions and Pat O'Neill and Magali O'Driscoll for the score-keeping. Finally, thanks to the winning team who donated their winnings back to the parish.

GAA club news

As 2018 comes to a close we want to thank everyone who helped in any way to keep the club going. It takes a lot of time and effort and thanks to everyone for giving up their time.

We want to thank two of our committee members who are retiring this year after many years service. Ann O'Brien and Declan Byrne. You have both earned a well deserved rest. Finally we wish every one a happy 2019.

45 Card Game

There will be a 45 Card game on Friday, January 4, in the Saltee, starting at 9 p.m.

Walking Club

Tinahely Walking Club are holding an introductory walk for newcomers to the group this Sunday January 6 at Mangans/Garryhoe. Level B-, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Notes

Items for Annacurra notes can be emailed to annacurra@gmail.com or phoned to 083 3136925 by 8 p.m. on Sunday evening.

Avoca

Enrolments

Avoca NS is taking enrolments coming academic year. The school has single-stream classes and there are spaces in all classes. We also offer a wide range of after-school clubs. If you would like to have, your child enrolled, please call the office at 0402 35331 or email us at avocans@hotmail.com. Forms can be downloaded and printed off from our website; avocaschool.ie. We will be having an Open Morning on Friday, February 8, from 10 a.m. to midday -

Avoca Courthouse

Avoca Community Courthouse will reopen on Wednesday, January 2, at 9 a.m. We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. We would also like to thank you all for your support during 2018.

St Pat's draw

The committee and members of St Pat's would like to thank everybody for their support in 2018. Wish them all a very Happy New Year. Next Draw will take place in Fitzgerald's on 7.1.2019.

Active Retirement

Avoca Active Retirement would like to thank our members who attended our Christmas Dinner also the management and staff of Fitzgeralds for a lovely meal. A great night was had by all. We wish all our members and their families a very happy and peaceful new year.

Carnew

Get well

Get well wishes go to Venie Kinsella, Kilcavan. Aidan Kinsella, Tomacork.

GAA Lotto

Carnew GAA lotto was not won, numbers were 7, 10, 16 and 23, lucky dips were Mary Osborne, Kilcavan. Christine Myler, c/o Sinnott's. Drew Brennan, Glenview. Jim OSullivan, Umrigar. The next draw is January 7 in the Lodge and the jackpot is €3,200. Many thanks to everyone for their support today.

Juvenile Club

Carnew Juvenile Club would like to congratulate Eoin Kavanagh, Gorey Road, Carnew, who was named County Minor Hurler of the year at the recent Wicklow County Convention. We wish Eoin all the best and continued success for the season ahead.

Bingo

The next bingo is Sunday, January 6, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew all welcome.

Split the Pot

The winner of December 21 split-the-pot of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew was Tom Darcy winning €400, big hamper Patrick Kavanagh. €50 Centra voucher Ali and Jayden Byrne. Mini hamper Jay Molloy. Chocolate garden hamper Sophie Gregan.

The next draw is Friday, January 11. Thanks to everyone for their support it is greatly appreciated.

Sympathy

Sincere sympathy is extended to Breda O'Sullivan, Lower Main Street, her family and relatives on the death of her sister Jo Kelly, Crettyard, who died last week.

Birth

Congratulations to Kevin and Jennifer Byrne, Valley Heights on the birth of their son.

GAA raffle

Thank you to all who supported the Christmas draw, winners were as follows.

€500 first prize Wayne Austin, Kildavin. Load of sticks and coal second prize James OSullivan, Umrigar. Drinks hamper Peter Tobin, Askamore. Food hamper Sergie Kinsella. Bottle of champagne Aoibhin Myers. Wine gift set Eddie Brennan. Two bottles of wine Andy Hughes. Well done to all.

Bingo

The next bingo is Sunday, January 6, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Halk, Carnew all welcome.

Tinahely Walking Club

Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walk for January 6: Introductory Walk. Mangans/Garryhoe Level B-, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Coolgreany-Johnstown

New Year Wishes

We send good wishes to all the readers of our local notes for a pleasant and fruitful 2019 and hope you all have a lovely New Year with all your family. A sincere thanks to everyone who supplied me with notes in the past year, and I will be looking forward to that same support and goodwill with the local notes in 2019 and hopefully we can do our very best to keep Coolgreany to the forefront in the coming year as heretofore. Thank you all sincerely.

45 Card Drive

Please note that the 45 Card Games will resume again on Friday, January 4. A very successful 45 Card Drive is ongoing in the Coolgreany Inn on each Friday night at 8.30 p.m., everyone is very welcome to come along for a good night of craic at the cards, and some lovely finger food thrown in for good measure. So please join us if you enjoy a game of 45.

Tidy Towns

The Coolgreany Tidy Towns Group would like to extend their good wishes to everyone in our community for a very successful 2019, especially to everyone who helped the group in any way over the past year and we look forward to that same support and good will in 2019, and hopefully we can make further progress in the coming year.

Community Alert

A sincere thanks to everyone who helped and supported us in any way over the past year.

Please continue with that support in the coming year, and especially in the winter months of bad weather.

Someone might need a helping hand, or maybe just to have a chat which may help to relieve some loneliness in their lives. It is surprising what a few minutes of some ones can do for a neighbour who may be living alone and needs that small bit of support in their lives.

Birthdays

Birthday greetings to Sophie Scallan, Kilahurler, who celebrated her fifth birthday on December 29. Birthday greetings to Wesley Brogan, Knockgreany, who celebrated his ninth birthday on December 29 also.

Old Kilnenor Historical Society

'Titania's Palace' the acclaimed short film continues its tour when it will be screened at the May Byrne House (upstairs, side entrance) on Wednesday, January 9, at 8 p.m. Admission is free.

In the 15-minute film Maureen Bushe, Margaret Byrne, Alice Sheehan, Séamus Bolger, Patrick Byrne, Bill McCormack, and William Willoughby recall visiting the famous 'Doll's House' at Ballynastragh. Schoolchildren draw their impressions. With footage of the actual palace shot in Denmark, and score by Trevor Knight.

The film will be followed by an illustrated talk with James Grannell on the design and construction of Titania's Palace, the Esmonde family, and the Victorian 'tiny-craft' movement.

Tinahely

Bingo

Next bingo is Sunday, January 6, at 2.30 p.m. in St Bridget's Hall, Carnew all welcome.

Tinahely Walking Club

Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walk for January 6: Introductory Walk. Mangans/Garryhoe Level B-, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10.30 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Goal Mile

A Goal Mile will take place on New Year's Day 2019 at midday in Tinahely. This is a national family event open to all to help raise funds for Goal's work globally. Donations will be accepted on the day.

The start and finish will be Murphy's Hotel, Tinahely. Refreshments will also be served here afterwards kindly sponsored by Sam and Colin Horan. For further details find us on Facebook or contact Hugh at 087 6207193.

Colaiste Eoin Hacketstown

Have you thought about gaining QQI/Fetac certification? Level 5 Healthcare and Levels 5 and six childcare modules available part time on Monday evenings, starting January 7, 2019, at Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown. Contact 087 4144395/059 6471198.

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