Festival of 1916 events in Kilcoole
KILCOOLE Remem- bers 1916 happens this June Bank Holiday weekend with a fantastic fact- and funfilled programme of events.
There is something for everyone this weekend in the village..
The Chotah Tea- rooms in the Millroom m are serving Victoria Teas at one end of the village while the Mountjoy Museum Exhibition and Woodenbridge display takes place in the community hall at the other end; and everything in-between.
Cooking displays take place in St. Patrick’s hall on Saturday.
The village shop windows will be dressed for the occasion and a Victorian Funfair will be open Saturday until Monday.
1916 re-enactments tatake place on Saturday anand Sunday with a livining history display in ththe Luisne grounds all wweekend.
The street closure on Sunday will see an emporiumm of food, craft anand wares for sale on ththe Main Street.
There will be craft workers displaying theirh skills and live musisic in the Main Street cacar park and loads more. Classic cars will adorn the kerbs and eveveryone is encouraged to dress for the occasion in period costume. The Bob Monteith Summer School talks are in Druids Glen Club House on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
For a full programme of events see www.kilcooleremembers1916.com. CITIZEN Information Centres across the county are becoming more dementia aware thanks to an ongoing training programme with their staff.
Since 2014, the ‘Make My Service More Dementia Friendly’ workshop has been delivered to businesses and organisations throughout the county by the Wicklow Dementia Friendly working group.
Last week, staff and volunteers from the Citizen Information Centres in Baltinglass and Blessington participated in the training session, bringing the total number of dementia aware staff and volunteers to 46 across the five centres, located in Arklow, Wicklow, Bray, Blessington and Baltinglass.
‘As far as we know, Co Wicklow is the only county where many of our staff and volunteers in our Citizen Information Centres are dementia aware,’ said Martina Cronin.
The County Wicklow Citizen Information Centres have also developed a guide to services in the Garden County for people with dementia and their carers.
‘ There has been a lot of demand for this guide,’ added Ms Cronin.
Wicklow Dementia Friendly working group is part of Co Wicklow Network for Older People and the Dementia Friendly programme was funded by the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.
For further details of the programme or to enquire about participating in the ‘Make My Service More Dementia Friendly’ workshop, go to www.wicklowdementiafriendly.ie.
Robert Monteith, who the summer school is named after.