Fes­ti­val of 1916 events in Kil­coole

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

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.

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