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.
Used Clothes Collection
A used clothes collection is being held at St Joseph’s National School, Aughavas. Needed are clean and dry clothes, curtains, bed linen, towels, shoes, belts and blankets. This collection will take place until Tuesday 7 May 2013 and bags can be dropped into the school between 9am-3pm daily. Cash for clobber bags are available at McCaffrey’s Bar/Grocery. Your support would be appreciated.
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.
Aughavas ICA monthly meeting will be held tonight, Wednesday 1 May at 8pm in the Community Centre.
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.
Placenames of Co Leitrim
As part of the Gathering Celebrations, Séan Ó Suilleabháin, former County Librarian, will give a lecture on the Placenames of Co Leitrim in Ballinamore Library on Tuesday, 7 May at 9pm. Placenames, their meanings, how they came about and how they were translated from Gaelic to English will be discussed. This should prove to be a very informative and interesting evening not to be missed, with time for questions and discussion following the lecture. Admission is free, everybody welcome.
Aughavas/Cloone Active Age
Our next meeting is being held on Wednesday next 8 May 2013 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.
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland wish to thank all who contributed to their collection in Aughavas. The amount raised was €540.00. The money raised will be used locally. Leitrim Athletics would like to thank everyone who contributed to their collection in Aughavas. The amount raised was €418.54. Thank you for your generous support.