Aughavas Community News

Little Rascals Enrolment & Information evening

Little Rascals Enrolment & Information evening

If you are interested in having your child attend Little Rascals-Cloone/Aughavas Community Playschool for the School Year 2012/13 and/or 2013/14 term it is essential that you attend our information and enrolment evening on Thursday 7th March in Cloone Community Centre at 8.30pm. For further information contact: Mary Moran, Playgroup Leader, ph: (071) 9636916.

Adult eduction classes

Adult eduction classes continue in Aughavas Community Centre every Thursday night. Irish Language class from 8pm to 9pm and Irish Music class from 9pm to 10pm. All classes are free of charge and offer a excellent opportunity for beginners or people seeking to improve their skills in spoken Irish or traditional music. For more information please contact the VEC on 071 9621371 or locally 086 8775036.

Deepest Sympathy

The death occurred recently of Eugene Charles, Diffin. The entire community were greatly upset by the unfortunate saga of the disappearance and subsequent search for Eugene Charles, when he was missing for several days before his remains were found near Carrigallen chapel. Eugene, known as Gino, was an integral part of the community, known and loved by all, he was always in good humour and is missed by everyone in the area. Gino worked in the meat factories in both Dromod and Rooskey for several years. He also worked in the forestry and was very well known across a wide area. Coming from a large family Gino had a multitude of nieces and nephews with whom he kept in constant contact and was always looking out for them. He was a great family man full of good nature and generosity. While he never married, Gino always had an eye for

the ladies. He enjoyed socialising and having a few drinks and he was well known far and wide. The community spirit that flowed during the days of the search was magnificent, as people who knew Gino from all over converged on Carrigallen to help. It was wonderful reflection of the high esteem in which Gino was held and indeed the unity and support that people give so willingly in times of need.

Deepest sympathy to his brothers Pat, Frankie, Philip and Michéal and to hid sisters Marian, Patricia and Kathleen and to all his extended family, friends and relations. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Aughavas ICA Monthly Meeting

The ICA meeting will take place tonight, Wednesday 6 March at 7.30pm in the Community Centre and will be followed by a talk on gardening and a demonstration

on propagation methods, All Welcome.

St. Joseph’s N.S. Enrolment

Enrolment forms for September 2013 are now available at the school. Completed forms to be returned together with child’s Birth Certificate and Baptismal Certificate before 15 March 2013.

Dancing Class

A dancing class is held in Aughnasheelin Community Centre on Saturday mornings at 10.30am with All Ireland Champions Lisa and Orla Ward. Learn Ceili dances also solo and sean nos dancing, Boys and girls welcome from age 5 years upwards. Enquiries to 087 9804417.

Aughavas/Cloone Active Age

Our “night at the dogs” outing in Mullingar takes place tomorrow, Thursday 7 March. Bus will leave McCaffreys, Aughavas at 5.15pm and will depart from Cloone Community Centre at 5.30 pm sharp.

National Pro-Life Rosary Rally

A National Pro-Life Rosary Rally is taking place outside the Dáil in Dublin on Saturday, 23 March 2013. It will be a chance to ask and thank God that abortion will be kept out of Ireland, and will also be a great day out. For details of transport from Cloone and Aughavas: 087 7819586/086 8775036.

Gardening & Art Classes

There will be a set of 5 Gardening classes starting Wednesday, March 20 from 7.30-9.30pm in Fenagh Visitor Centre. Also Art classes (oil painting) with Noreen Gaffney will also commence sometime in March/April (details not yet finalised) - please call 071 9645590 to register your name and for further info. Classes will go ahead if sufficient numbers.

Homecoming Festival and Schools Reunion

The next event on our calendar will be the fundraising ticket draw in Creegan’s on 17 March 2013 with a full night’s entertainment. If you haven’t got a ticket contact any member of the committee. Current names and addresses or e-mail addresses are urgently required for past pupils/natives of the locality to enable us to send invitations to them. Names can be given to Enda Tiernan, Cloone or can be sent to

World Day of Prayer

Sincere thanks to all who supported the world day of prayer held in the Church of Ireland Aughavas on Friday 1 March. Offertory collection 121 Euro which is used on promoting the international interdenominationa world day of prayer.

Date for your Diary

A Benefit Function in memory of the late Michael Kenny will be held in Kilbrackan Arms Hotel, Carrigallen on Saturday 16 March. Music by Evening Star. Doors open at 9pm.