The Aughavas Gathering weekend will take place on Friday 9 August to Sunday 11 August 2013. A number of events are being organised in the parish which include, access to details of Church records for families from 1800 onwards and the marking of family plots in all the graveyards in the parish. School roll books from the many schools in the parish will also be on display. The Blessing of the Graves also takes place this weekend. There will also be drama and music in the Community Centre, art and craft exhibition and workshops, football and family fun day in the GAA park and Aughavas 1963 Leitrim Championship winners Re-union. Exhibitions of photographs and memorabilia on the bygone era of country shops and dance halls in the parish will be on display. If you have any old photographs or memorabilia we would love to hear from you. The memorabilia will be copied and returned without delay. We are also looking for people to help out, if you are interested please contact Leonie McKiernan 086 8356230, Martin Kenny 087 6528318 or Terry Williams 086 2072550. The Aughavas Gathering Facebook page will be updated regularly www.facebook.com/thegatheringaughavas2013.
Cloone/Aughavas Community Playschool
We are now taking bookings for September 2013 for children who are age 2 years and 10 months on 1 September 2013. We are also providing places under the ECCE Scheme, if your child is going to school in September 2014 and born between 2 February 2009 and 30 June 2010, they are entitled to avail of the FREE Pre-school year. For enquiries and/or bookings contact Mary Moran (Playschool Leader) on 071 9636916 or 086 8382545.
The Aughavas ICA Meeting will take place in the Community Centre tonight, Wednesday at 8pm. There will be a talk on planting and potting seedlings at 9pm. Bring your trays and pots.
Community Centre Meeting
The monthly meeting of Aughavas Community Centre will take place on Tuesday, 14 May at 8pm. Everybody welcome.
May Run, Walk or Roll
The Annual May Run Walk or Roll in aid of Cancer Research / North West Hospice will take place on Sunday, 26 May 2013 starting from Aughnasheelin Community Centre at 4 p.m. Entry Fee €10. Sponsorship cards on request – contact Cáit at 087 2123703. Join the walk and you will not only support a good cause but you will also bring your friends and families together for a great fun afternoon. Last year 200 men, women, children, cats and dogs ran, walked, cycled and enjoyed a great afternoon in beautiful settings. Together with those who donated on line over €10,000 was raised for Cancer Research and this year we hope to exceed that for these two very worthy causes. If you can’t walk you can still donate on MyCharity.ie or by contacting the above number. If you’re donating but not walking why not join us for refreshments in the Community Centre following the event.
Aughavas/Cloone Active Age
Our next meeting is being held tonight,Wednesday at 8pm in Cloone Community Centre to finalise details of the Wicklow trip and to distribute Intervention cheese. All members are asked to attend to collect their allocation or arrange for someone to collect it on their behalf.
Coding for Kids for free
We are setting up a free coding for kids class in Ballinamore. Coding is the way you build websites, computer games and Apps. Coding is very useful for kids and adults alike. CoderDojo is the organisation worldwide who want to teach kids to code for free. All the information is here www.coderdojo.com. There are over 50 coderdojos in Ireland today. We need adults and kids to email us to see if we have enough interest.
We intend to have one every Saturday for 1 or 2 hours. This is open to all kids the Leitrim/Cavan/Longford/Fermanagh area. Please email email@example.com if you want to help or are interested in joining.
Cáirde Liatroim is holding a fund raising dance with TR Dallas, Mickey Clerkin and Seán McAloon in the Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon tomorrow night, Thursday at 8pm. Cáirde Liatroim is a social club which provides outings for people with special needs. Great raffle prizes on the night. Tickets available at the door or contact 086 2545613.
Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Ardagh & Clonmacnois Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place from 27 May to 1 June 2013 (5 nights). Fully Inclusive Price €699. Flights from Knock. Places available. Please contact Joe Walsh Tours, 143 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2. Tel: (01) 2410812/2410811. You can also contact Pilgrimage Director: Rt. Rev Monsignor Bernard Noonan P.P. Moate, Co. Westmeath. Tel: 090 6481180 or the Director Special Section for the sick: V Rev Michael Scanlon P.P. Cloghan, Co. Offaly. Tel: 090 6457122.
Congratulations to the boys and girls of Fifth and Sixth class in St Joseph’s NS who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 17 last.
James Gill and family would like to thank everyone in Aughavas who contributed to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection for the Cancer Medical Fund. The amount raised was €501.47.