Bray People - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


As part of Kil­coole Re­mem­bers 1916 Fes­ti­val, there will be a se­ries of his­tory talks in Druid’s Glen Golf Club

Thurs­day, June 2, – 7.30 p.m. ‘Wick­low Men Fight­ing for Ire­land’s Free­dom’ with Ben Fa­gan, 8 p.m. ‘ The Seal of Love and Death’ with Adri­enne Brown, 8.45 p.m. ‘ For­got­ten He­roes of 1916’ with Michael Kenny, 9.15 p.m ‘ Re­mem­ber­ing For­got­ten Women’ with Mary Marmion.

Fri­day, June 3, – 4 p.m. ‘Softly March Away’ with Peter Murtagh, 4.30 p.m. ‘Bat­tle of the Somme and the Ul­ster Protes­tant Imag­i­na­tion’ with Philip Orr, 5.15 p.m. ‘Ernest Ka­vanagh : Lib­erty Hall’s Artist of the Revo­lu­tion’ with James Curry.

Satur­day, June 4, – 10.30 a.m. ‘Mon­teith’s Legacy’ with Gre­gori Meakin, 11.30 a.m. ‘Michael Keogh: With Case­ment’s Ir­ish Bri­gade’ with Kevin Keogh, mid­night ‘Ard­fert wit­nesses the Trial of Roger Case­ment’ with He­len O’Car­roll.


Tak­ing place from June 2 to June 5 Kil­coole Re­mem­bers 1916 is a four-day fes­ti­val which will see a se­ries of events, work­shops, re-en­act­ments and much more around the vil­lage. Through­out the week­end, visi­tors and lo­cals are en­cour­aged to dress in pe­riod cos­tume and take part in free ac­tiv­i­ties.

From Satur­day to Mon­day there will be a Vic­to­rian Car­ni­val with a Carousel and Hel­ter Skel­ter on the Up­per Green. On Fri­day evening come along to an out­door screen­ing of ‘A Ter­ri­ble Beauty’ at the Luisne walled gar­den and all week­end there will be plenty to en­ter­tain ev­ery­one with tra­di­tional craft demon­stra­tions, A Procla­ma­tion pa­rade, camo­gie demon­stra­tion, bak­ing com­pe­ti­tion, Vic­to­rian Tea Rooms, art Ex­hi­bi­tions, his­tor­i­cal ex­hi­bi­tions and even a Heal­ing from the Hedgerows Work­shop.

On Satur­day and Sun­day re­spec­tively there will be Re-en­act­ments of the Ki­coole Gun-Run­ning and Easter week. On Sun­day the main street will be closed off and there will be a farmer’s mar­ket, live music, vin­tage cars and much more. All are wel­come. Please see kil­cool­ere­mem­ for fur­ther de­tails.


Kil­coole Area Play Space have launched a com­pe­ti­tion for all chil­dren res­i­dent in Ki­coole. Pupils of Kil­coole Pri­mary School were pre­sented with a book­let en­ti­tled ‘Naoi Déag Sé Déag’ giv­ing in­for­ma­tion about the com­pe­ti­tion which is the high­light of Féile Ch­luichí Sráide, a Fes­ti­val of Street Games which takes in­spi­ra­tion from the chil­dren of 1916 and how they played. The com­pe­ti­tion asks chil­dren of Kil­coole to in­vent their own street game.

All chil­dren un­der-16, who live in the vil­lage, may en­ter. Ap­pli­ca­tion forms are avail­able, with the book­let, in the fol­low­ing out­lets: Kil­coole Thrift Shop, Bella’s Bub­bles, The Post Of­fice, Nicky’s Fruit and Veg and Gerry Mitchell’s.

Fur­ther de­tails and a dig­i­tal copy of the book­let can be ob­tained from the Face­book page: Street Games Féile 2016. Other lo­cal pri­mary schools have been sent a copy of the book­let and de­tails of how to en­ter.

On Satur­day, June 4, the fi­nal­ist teams will demon­strate their new game in St Brigid’s and Holy Faith grounds from 1.00 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. A win­ning game will be cho­sen from the seven fi­nal­ists, which are named af­ter a sig­na­tory of the Procla­ma­tion. All fi­nal­ists will be pre­sented with a medal.

Ev­ery­one is wel­come to come along and join in as there will be street games for ev­ery­one who wants to play. On Sun­day, June 5, the win­ning Street Game will be demon­strated and the win­ning team will be pre­sented their prizes.


This year’s Se­nior Cit­i­zen’s Christ­mas Party Fund golf clas­sic takes place on Satur­day, June 18, in Kil­coole Golf Club for the Bo­mar Ltd and the Joe Mo­ran Per­pet­ual Tro­phies. For­mat : Four Per­son Scram­ble. €100 per team. Tee time : 3.00 p.m. to 5 p.m. To en­ter a team please con­tact : Ed­die Nu­gent 086 3064704, Tom Quigley 086 2106470 or Paul Kelly 086 6014844.

Spon­sor­ship for the event would be ap­pre­ci­ated. Spon­sor Costs are as fol­lows: Hole : €50 Green : €30 Tee-box : €25

Please sup­port this wor­thy cause and thanks for your pre­vi­ous and con­tin­ued sup­port which is grate­fully ap­pre­ci­ated.


Kil­coole GAA weekly lotto draw takes place ev­ery Mon­day night with the jack­pot in­creas­ing €200 per week till it’s won. Pick four num­bers, match four to win or share in the jack­pot, match three to win or share €200. Tick­ets on sale in Tesco and Cen­tra ev­ery Satur­day morn­ing or daily from some out­lets or any com­mit­tee mem­ber.


Bingo is held on Mon­day nights in St Patrick’s Hall at 8 p.m. Ev­ery­body is wel­come.


If you would like to have a no­tice in­cluded in the Kil­coole Notes please email

St Kevin’s Church, Laragh are cel­e­brat­ing the Feast of the Sa­cred Heart on Fri­day, June 3, with mass at 7 p.m. fol­lowed by ex­po­si­tion of the Blessed Sacra­ment and Bene­dic­tion fin­ish­ing at 8.30 p.m.


Come along to the Brock­agh Cen­tre for a browse on Sun­day, June 5, for our monthly Car Boot. Many peo­ple find this a great way to clear out their home and make some money in the process while hav­ing a so­cial day out. Bar­gains are al­ways avail­able from home bak­ing, plants, clothes, movies, CDs, books and an­tiques etc. What­ever you are look­ing for, you are sure to find it at the Glen­dalough car boot sale. Vans must be booked in.

Book in­door spa­ces early but if you would rather be out­side just show up in the morn­ing at 8 a.m. Con­tact the Brock­agh Cen­tre at 0404-45600.


of Older Peo­ple County Wick­low were en­cour­aged to at­tend.


The trip to Ca­van has been or­gan­ised for June 28. Pick­ing up from the cen­tre at 10 a.m., trav­el­ling on to the Head­ford Arms in Kells Co. Meath for lunch then on to the Ca­van County mu­seum, ar­riv­ing at the Slieve Rus­sell ho­tel in Bal­ly­con­nell, Ca­van in the evening. On the nex day we stop off on the way back at dif­fer­ent lo­ca­tions. Our next lun­cheon is in Lyn­hams of Laragh on June 7.


The end of year show was a huge suc­cess with a spec­tac­u­lar per­for­mance on May 7 in the Brock­agh Cen­tre, well done to ev­ery­one who took part who ex­hibit­ing a con­fi­dent per­for­mance, thank you to their fab­u­lous tu­tors Kate and Kerry, all who helped with the pro­duc­tion and for ev­ery­one who at­tended to make it a very spe­cial an­nual show.


Tracey McCabe, Sinead Roche and Megan Byrne from Kil­coole Camo­gie at the launch of ‘Kil­coole Re­mem­bers 1916/2016’ in Kil­coole Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Ireland

© PressReader. All rights reserved.