Around the Districts: Annacurra, Aughrim, Avoca, Carnew, Knockananna and Tinahely


AA lotto

Results for February 21. No jackpot winner. Match-three winner: Helen Byrne, Coolbawn Upper. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 27 and 28. Jackpot €4,800. Draw held on Monday night.

School Enrollment.

Annacurra National School is now taking enrolments for September 2022. If you wish to enrol your child, please contact the school office at 0402 36669 or email for an enrolment form. You can also call into the school during school hours for an enrollment form.

Tinahely Craft Market

There is a craft market every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm The venue is the old Pop up shop opposite the butchers. We will have craft tutorials featuring a different skill every week. A wide range of locally made crafts are available. Please come along and support your local community.


Items to be included in annacurra notes can be emailed to by 9 pm on Sunday evening or phone 083 3136925.


Active Retirement

Active Retirement is going to be ‘Active’ again. Our first meeting will be on Wednesday, March 2, in the Sports Complex at 11 am Please note a change of meeting day from Tuesday to Wednesday. It will be great to be together again.

Our ‘Christmas’ (!!) Party will be on Wednesday, March 16, in the Woodenbridge Hotel – details will be announced at the upcoming meeting.

We would welcome new members – if you know somebody who might be interested, bring them along to the meeting.

GAA News

Our Junior A footballers have their first outing in the league next Sunday, March 6, at home against neighbors Ballinacor at 11 am We need a big turnout to support this team and hopefully we can start the league with a win.

Congratulations to the Aughrim camogie players, Holly Byrne, Shauna O’Shea and Aoife Campbell, who were part of the Coláiste Bhríde, Carnew, camogie team that won the all-Ireland Senior Schools final last Friday against a strong Ennis team. Well done girls.

Town and Country Market

Aughrim Town and Country market is back in full swing after the Christmas holidays. The market takes place in the Pavilion, Rednagh Road, on Saturdays from 10 am to 2p.m.

There is a great selection of fresh vegetables, free range eggs, honey, freshly baked cakes and treats, plus wooden products, clothing, jewelry 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

yoga for Beginners

A new six-week course starts on Wednesday, March 9, at 6.50 pm Investment is €60. Other classes – Mixed level yoga on Mondays 9.30 am and Wednesdays 8 pm

All classes are live-streamed through Zoom if you’d prefer practice from the comfort of your own home. Get in touch if you’d like to join a class or for more info. Call or text Yvonne at 087 6778733. Go to for the full schedule of classes.


The numbers drawn in Aughrim Sports Club lotto on Monday, February 21were 1, 15, 20 and27. The jackpot was not won and there were no match-three winners. The jackpot for February 28 is €6,650.

People now have the facility to do the Aughrim Sports Club lotto online. Just go to Aughrim Sports club lotto and take it from there.

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.

St Patrick’s Day parade

There are plans afoot to organize a St Patrick’s Day parade in Aughrim this after a two-year absence. Further details will be available and watch this space.

Notes Deadline

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


Avoca Courthouse Heritage Centre

The Avoca Courthouse Heritage Center is re-opening in Mid March after a 2 year closure due to Covid restrictions. The Courthouse is currently undergoing renovations & repairs.

We are delighted to welcome Mary Doran to the Centre. Mary will commence this week working from home and will be doing the Avoca Notes from next week. We will advise opening times at time of opening.

Cheltenham Mega Buster

Avoca GAA Cheltenham Mega Buster is Back: €20 per entry more details next week

Community Hall Bingo

On Line Bingo every Wednesday night. Contact Avoca Hall Committeefor more details


Avoca Tidy Towns are delighted to have maintained our 2nd place for the Main Street status in the County Wicklow Tidy Towns, Estates & Environmental Awards.

This is a fantastic achievement as the Avoca Main Street area has no litter bins, and we encourage people to take their cans, bottles, papers etc home to recycle. A large percentage of litter from litter bins ie plastic bottles, cans & clean paper are all recyclable yet end up in landfill if popped in a litter bin.#takeithometorecycle.

Our local shops & chip shop encourage the people using the park to drop their bags etc back in the bins in store. See for details of how you save when you recycle. We would like to thank the many volunteers behind Avoca Tidy Towns, those who behind the scenes pick litter on the approach roads on a weekly basis & drop it off, those that ensure the street park & ​​church car park are litter free & tidy, those that ensured everything was up to date & kept in order over the restrictions.

We also thank Mary Bolger & Angela Hendley who run our weekly fundraising lotto. This money is used to ensure the Park & ​​Courthouse are maintained & insured, petrol & materials available for our CE workers. This has been our main source of funding during the Covid Restrictions. Our CE workers have ensure the grass, verges cut etc.

Over the next few weeks we will be having volunteer evenings for litter picks weeding & painting and we look forward to seeing many people join in. In the meantime if you would like to join in by organizing a litter pick or clean up of your own area or adopt a small area to keep litter free, neat & tidy, message us here & we can let you know where you can collect a Hi Viz jacket, litter picker, bags & gloves also where to drop your full bags so they are collected by the local authority. We will also be looking for volunteers to do some painting. Watch this space for more details.

St Pat’s Draw Results

St Pat’s club development draw results for Monday 21st February: 1st prize €200 Vincent Murphy Barndarrig; 2nd prize €100 Ger Ward Arklow; 3rd prize Sean Whelan Tigroney. Sellers prize: €20 Pat McCabe. Congratulations to everyone. Our next draw is Monday 7th March. As always we would like to thank everyone for their continuous support – tickets are on sale throughout the village and from club members Notes

All notes for inclusion should be sent to by 5 pm on Friday.



Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of Ann Joyce, Clonroche, who died recently.

To the family and relatives of Billy Kinsella, Ballythomas, who died tragically last week and was buried on Wednesday.

To the family and relatives of Stanley Dixon, Coollattin, who died recently.

To the family and relatives of Jean Stretch, née Checkley, Carnew, who died recently.

Scor na nÓg

Scor na nÓg is back on March 11 in Blessington Categories are Solo singing, Recitations, Instrumental music, question time, you must be under-17 on January 1, contact the GAA club if interested in taking part.

Ballyellis National School

Enrolment forms for parents wishing to enrol their child in Ballyellis School in September 2022 are now available. Please contact the office at 053 9426159 or email the school at if you wish to have an enrolment form sent out or call into the school to collect a form.

St Patrick’s Day parade

Excitement is building for the return of the Carnew St Patrick’s Day parade on Thursday, March 17, at the earlier time of 12.30 pm Entry forms are now available from Carnew TDC and Candy’s. New for 2022 we have a €200 cash prize for the ‘Judge’s Choice’ which is a community spirit award for a non-profit organisation.

The parade is a community event and we would like to invite community members to participate in helping out. Anyone interested in joining the committee, or available to help with barriers or stewarding on the day is asked to contact us on Facebook or call Carnew TDC at 053 9426555.

Dancing in Askamore

There is a night of social dancing in Askamore Hall on Friday, March 4. Doors open at 9 pm Music starts at 9.30 pm Music by Declan Aungier. Admission e10. Refreshments served. Hope to see you all there.


Scoil Aodán Naofa Carnew is now accepting enrolments for the junior infant class 2022/23. See details on school website or ring the school office at 053 9426315.

Mass Times

The following are the mass times for Ash Wednesday Tomacork 9am, Shillelagh 10am, Coolfancy 6.30pm, Carnew 7.30pm, Kilrush 9.30am, Askamore 6pm.



This weekend Knockananna will play Derrylaughan, Co. Tyrone in the 2021 AIB all-Ireland Junior B Club Final. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for details of date, venue and time of game. The club and team would appreciate your support as they strive to bring all-Ireland glory back to our village. A reminder there are still some photo books available in local shops and from committee members.

National School Fundraiser

Knockananna National School will hold a Vintage Car and Tractor Run on St Patrick’s Day March 17 starting at 2 pm Entry fee is €25 per vehicle. For further information please contact 087 1483769.

GAA lotto

Last week’s lotto numbers were 6, 8, 26 and 28. No jackpot or match-three winners. Seller’s prize Kathleen Byrne. Next week’s jackpot is €11,150. Tickets available in local shops or from Clubforce. Online bingo continues on Thursday nights.


International Womens Day

To commemorate the holding day the Tinahely Womens choir will be a coffee morning in the Courthouse Arts Center on March 8, from 11 am to 1 pm All are welcome to join us for a cuppa and a badly needed chat. Unfortunately we wont’t be performing as we haven’t sung for 2 years!

Craft Market

There is a craft market every Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm The venue is the old Pop up shop opposite the butchers. We will have craft tutorials featuring a different skill every week. A wide range of locally made crafts are available. Please come along and support your local community.

Local Notes

If you have an upcoming event in the Tinahely area and surrounds, please email details to us at It’s a great way for people to see your event.

Attention dog owners

The Railway Walk and extension have a strict rule that dogs must be on leash and no dogs are permitted on any of the looped walks.

Please remember to bring a bag to pick up the poop.

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