Sunday 13 October 2019

Around the districts: Aughrim, Avoca, Coolgreany/Johnstown, Glenealy

John McGauley with Angela and Edward Nolan taking part in the table quiz fundraiser at Wicklow Rugby Club.
John McGauley with Angela and Edward Nolan taking part in the table quiz fundraiser at Wicklow Rugby Club.

Aughrim: Active Retirement. Annual drama in Rathangan is on Friday, February 22, bus will depart Aughrim at 6.45 p.m. Tickets are €10 plus bus fare. Every Monday we meet in Aughrim for a short walk and coffee afterwards in Lawless' Hotel. Everyone is very welcome to come along. Yoga is on again next Tuesday at 10.30 a.m.

Aughrim Rangers

Congratulation to the Aughrim Rangers under-14 team for the 2-1 win in the Community Shield final against Ashford Rovers under-14 team, held on the Arklow Town Ground on February 16.

Are you looking for a healthy and safe environment for your kids? Join Aughrim Rangers FC and you will find fun, respect, professional coaches, good sport facilities, safe sport environment, well organised training and matches for boys an girls from four years up. For info Michele and Stephen

Pilates Classes

Pilates classes start back in Aughrim Sports Complex (Rednagh Road from next Tuesday evening, February 26, Running from 5.15 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. and 6.20 p.m. to 7.20 p.m. beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12.

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.


The numbers 8, 11, 15 and 18 were drawn in this week's Aughrim Sports club lotto February 11 match-three winners were May O'Neill, Majella O'Shea, The O'loughlin family, Tinakilly and Gerry Keogh, The Gap. The jackpot was not won. The jackpot now is €5,700.

Introduction to Yoga

An 'Introduction to Yoga' workshop will take place in Aughrim Sports Complex on Sunday, February 24, 10 a.m. to midday This workshop is for anybody who is new to yoga or returning after a long break. Participants will get a good sense of what to expect in a beginner's yoga class. Cost - €20. Booking is essential. Please text/call Yvonne at 087 6778733. Follow on Facebook and Instagram yvonnedoyleyoga.

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.

Church of the Sacred Heart

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, March 6, Mass will be celebrated in church of the Sacred Heart, Aughrim at Ashes will be blessed and distributed at the Mass.


Our adult team have their first outing of the year in a home game against Éire Óg next Saturday, February 23, at 3 p.m. Please come along and support these young players as they set out on a new season.

Family Cross

Planning permission has been obtained to erect a cross and all associated ground work in Jim's Way, Aughrim. This Cross will commemorate the year of the family and the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland in August 2018. If anyone would like to make a donation however great or small it can be given to any of the committee members. The committee members are as follows: Christopher Keogh (Kit), Mona Dillon, Willie O'Loughlin, Terry Doyle, Bill Quigley, Teresa Byrne (Londis), Kay Leeson and Hugh Doyle. It is hoped work will begin in March, weather permitting.

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 040466168/086 8545157/085 1620301.

Notes Deadline

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


GAA lotto

On February 13 winning numbers were 9, 21, 23 and 28. There was no jackpot winner. Four match-three winners: Denise Randle, Gavin Wolohan, Mary Canavan and Breda Keogh, who each received €25. Seller's prize: Fitzgeralds Pub. The next draw takes place on February 20 where the jackpot will be €800.

Avoca Bingo

Bingo is played every Wednesday evening at 8.30 p.m.

Bothar Fundraiser

In a recent fundraiser for Bothar a total of €1,162.02 was raised. Thank you to all who contributed and anyone who helped. Also thank you to Carnew Mart for facilitating the sale of the calves on the day.

St Pat's 50/50 Draw

Winners for February 11: First €80 - Anthony Doran, Avoca; second €50 - Mary Fahy and Louise McCabe, Avoca; third €30 - Chelsea Hughes, Woodview Park, Avoca. Seller's prize: Mick Brogan. Next draw in Fitzgeralds.

Sister Ann's Mission to Haiti

The houses have been built, some children's education has been sponsored, the cold wet and hungry have been nourished after storms and earthquake from money raised in 2017 and 2018. To continue helping in 2019 a variety concert has been organised in the Woodenbridge Hotel on Wednesday, March 13, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale at the hotel for €10 each. Please come an support the poor of Haiti.


Macra news

Johnstown-Coolgreany Macra and Wicklow Macra are having a new members/ titles nightthis Friday the 22nd of February in McCrea's Carnew at 8.30pm. We will have a DJ, food and plenty of craic.

Would you or a friend be interested in joining Macra? Come along on the night to see what we are all about, you don't have to join there and then, just come along for the laugh. Macra is for anyone between the ages of 17-35, if have any queries contact Katriona Kinsella on 085-1535678.

School Enrolment

Coolgreany National School is now taking enrolments for September 2019. If you wish to enrol your child, please contact the school office for an Application Form at 0402-37246 or call into the office during school hours.

Split The Pot Draw

The winner of our Friday 8th Feb draw was Veronica Hughes, winning €75. Our sincere thanks to everyone for your continued support. Our next draw will be on Wednesday 20th Feb (2 days earlier due to mid-term break) €2 entry envelopes available in Jim Shorts, O'Rafferty's, Coolgreany Inn, Martina Bolger, Canavan's Londis and Coolgreany NS.

45 Card Drive

A very successful 45 Card Drive is ongoing in the Coolgreany Inn on each Friday night at 8-30 pm, 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.


Birthday greetings to Katie Elizabeth Breslin Kilahurler who celebrates her first birthday on Wednesday 20th February, Birthday greetings also to Ben Kenny Coolnagloose who will celebrate his 11th birthday on this Thursday 21st February, and birthday greetings also to Charlie Graham, Ballycoogue who will celebrate his 11th birthday on Friday 22nd February.

Castletown Liam Mellows GAA

Club membership is now due for the coming year, all money must be paid by March 31.

Club Fundraiser: A Sponsored 120km cycle tour of wexford will take place on Saturday, May 11. This will be the club fundraiser for 2019. More information is available from the club, or at



Pilates classes start back in Glenealy Village Hall next Tuesday evening February 26. Running from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12.

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.

Card Drive

45 card drive will be on in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night, February 21. Whist partner drive will be the following Thursday night February 28, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players are always welcome.

Community Games

The art and Handwriting are being judged at the moment thank you to all the children who took part and teachers for their continued support of our games.

March will be a busy month with county finals in swimming, table quiz and cross country - if interested contact Shelia at 086 8683395 Phyllis at 086 8532573.

Training is on going for the Cross Country anyone interested contact Ann Marie or Andrea. Shelia at 086 8683395 or Phyllis at 086 8532573. Please keep an eye out for notes and messages been passed through the schools and remember it's not where you go to school but where you reside.

Once again our area will be hosting the County Talent Final in Glenealy in April details of our own area final to follow.

Indoor bowls

Indoor bowls is in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wednesday night if you would like to start playing indoor bowls great hobby for the winter nights. For more information contact 0404 44040.

Cottage market

The cottage market, located in the Glenealy Garden Centre takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. The market features local and organic vegetables, freshly baked breads, cakes and savouries, as well as jams, chutneys and tarts. Locally produced wild honey is on offer as are healthy Aloe products. Beautiful wood turned pieces, artisan gifts such as delicate dried flower crafts, tea, coffee and healthy snacks are also available. So come along, support local Wicklow producers and enjoy the atmosphere in our little cottage market. New stall holders are always welcome.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. Drop-in-rate €12, block rate also available. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more information and to keep up to date like on Face book at pilates with Zara.


Gymboree play and music classes continue every Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months to four years. teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information and to book your place.

Saturdays playgroup

The Saturdays playgroup is back in Glenealy village on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.

Toddlers Haven

Registration is on going for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Foroige youth club

Glenealy Foróige youth club meets in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged 12 years to 18 years. Anyone interested can come along any Friday night for more information contact 0404 44040.

Village hall

Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc. with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or e. mail us

Glenealy IT centre

Enrolment is now taking place for the following courses: ECDL, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word and Excel Advanced, Bookkeeping/Accounts Sageline 50.Contact 0404 44980The Art and Handwriting are taking place at the moment.

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