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A great night of cel­e­bra­tion was had in the Crowne Plaza, Santry on Satur­day 22nd Novem­ber last when Min­is­ter for Fi­nance, Brian Leni­han TD pre­sented the ISIA Com­mu­nity Per­son of the Year Award to Canon Robert (Bob) Jen­nings from New­cas­tle.

The award which is spon­sored by Se­cu­ri­tas is awarded to peo­ple who work for the ben­e­fit of their com­mu­nity.

Need­less to say Canon Jen­nings is a most de­serv­ing re­cip­i­ent. Over the years he has con­trib­uted so much to the lo­cal com­mu­nity not just in his role as rec­tor but also as ad­vo­cate for those with spe­cial needs through his work with St. Cather­ine’s and Sun­beam House Ser­vices and also for his on­go­ing con­cern for the wel­fare of his neigh­bours and mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

He is a long-stand­ing lo­cal his­to­rian and his most re­cent book “New­cas­tle Down The Years” has al­ready sold over 600 copies with all funds raised go­ing to help the re­fur­bish­ment of the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

It is fit­ting that Canon Jen­nings has been recog­nised on a na­tional scale for his con­tri­bu­tion as he is an in­spi­ra­tion and ex­am­ple of what good cit­i­zen­ship is all about. Many con­grat­u­la­tions and well done from every­one in New­cas­tle.


At 7pm this Fri­day evening 5th De­cem­ber, the lights on the New­cas­tle Com­mu­nity Christ­mas Tree, which is spon­sored by New­cas­tle Res­i­dents As­so­ci­a­tion, will be switched on.

There will also be carol singing (weather per­mit­ting) and all are wel­come to come along and join in the fes­tive cheer.


Wick­low County Coun­cil are cur­rently seek­ing sub­mis­sions in re­la­tion to the re­view of the County De­vel­op­ment Plan and the for­mu­la­tion of a new plan to cover 2010 to 2016. More in­for­ma­tion is avail­able on the Coun­cil’s web­site www.wick­­ning.

If you have any par­tic­u­lar is­sues that you would like in­cluded in a sub­mis­sion please email new­castleres­i­ or al­ter­na­tively sub­mit your views di­rectly to plan­re­view@wick­low­ The dead­line for re­ceipt of sub­mis­sions is 5pm on Tues­day 23rd De­cem­ber.


First Re­spon­ders in the New­cas­tle Area are cur­rently seek­ing new vol­un­teers. You must be over 18 years and a car owner. Full train­ing (week­end course) will be given.

The First Re­spon­ders share a rota and at­tend emer­gency calls in New­cas­tle and sur­round­ing ar­eas with­ing a 3 mile ra­dius.

If you would like to vol­un­teer for this im­por­tant lo­cal ser­vice or find out more about First Re­spon­ders please con­tact De­clan at 086-1905391.


Come along to the mar­ket over the next few weeks and taste some cakes and pud­dings and then place your or­der. The Mar­ket con­tin­ues each and ev­ery Satur­day in the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Peter and Eileen Barker with Eileen and Kevin Byrne in Grey­stones Rugby Club at the din­ner and opera fundraiser for the club.

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