Aughavas Community News

Cloone Homecoming Festival & School Reunion

Cloone Homecoming Festival & School Reunion

Our “Cloone’s got talent” night on Easter Sunday, 31 March last in McKeon’s, Cloone was a resounding success and already there are requests for a re-run later on in the year as there were additional acts that couldn’t be fitted in on the night. A packed house enjoyed Brendan Brennan’s humour, background music and amusing introductions to the items on the programme. Contributors on the night were Monica Reilly, Bernadette Beirne, Cloone Choir, Maureen Heslin,The Huston family, The Keegan sisters, Diane Beirne/Cox, Sam Mitchell, Joe Reynolds, Michael Solon, and a comedy sketch by Séamus Tiernan, Shane Tiernan and Angela Cunningham.

The results of a raffle which took place were as follows: A painting presented by Anne Guilfoyle was won by Maureen Heslin, a leg of lamb which was sponsored by Hughie McGovern was won by Mary Mitchell, a bottle of whiskey sponsored by Evelyn McKeon was won by Kathleen Shortt, a bottle of whiskey sponsored by Oliver O’Higgins was won by Tommy Joe Mulvey, a bottle of Bailey’s Liquere presented by Betty Foley was won by Mary Mitchell, a bottle of wine sponsored by Betty Foley was won by Sean McGovern, a box of sweets sponsored by Mary Joe Doherty was won by Mary Donohoe, a box of sweets sponsored by Emer O’Donnell was won by Evelyn McVeigh, €20 sponsored by Evelyn McKeon was won by Joe Murray.

The Chairman Séamus Tiernan thanked everybody for their support and all the sponsors for the spot prizes. He thanked the McKeon family for the venue, Brendan Brennan for continuity and the committee for organising the night.

Used Clothes Collection

A used clothes collection is being held at St Joseph’s National School, Aughavas. NeedeAughavas Community Newsdd are clean and dry clothes, curtains, bed linen, towels, shoes, belts and blankets. This collection will take place from Monday 22 April to Tuesday 7 May 2013 and bags can be dropped into the school between 9am-3pm on school days. Cash for Clobber bags are available at McCaffrey’s Bar/Grocery Aughavas. Your support would be appreciated.

St Joseph’s NS Parents Association

St Joseph’s NS Parents Association wish to thank everyone who gave generously at our recent Church Gate Collection. €539.32 was collected for the school funds.

Oil Painting Classes

Oil Painting Classes resumed in Teach Dúchais, Drumeela on Monday last 15 April 2013. Beginners and improvers welcome. For futher information contact 087 2787139.

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 2013 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 9636916/086 8382545.

Leitrim County Development Plan

Members of the public and interested parties are invited to attend a public meeting in relation to review of the County Development Plan 2009-2015 and preparation of a new County Development Plan in The Bush Hotel, Carrick-on-Shannon on Tuesday next, 23 April 2013 at 6.30pm.

Aughavas Lotto

The Next GAA Lotto will take place on Saturday next 20 April 2013. Jackpot €3,000. Your support would be appreciated. Don’t forget you can also play online at

Attention all ladies

Ladies, would you be willing to take part in the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon on June 3rd to fundraise for St. Joseph’s Special Outreach Class, Mohill. All monies raised will go towards the ongoing running costs of this class which provides education to young people with special needs. If so, please contact the school on 071-9142453 or All support greatly appreciated!