MONTEITH SUMMER SCHOOL
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.
KILCOOLE REMEMBERS 1916
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 kilcooleremembers1916.com for further details.
STREET GAMES FÉILE 2016
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.
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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.
CAR BOOT SALE
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.
GO FOR LIFE COURSE ACTIVE RETIREMENT TRIP
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.