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Laragh Glen­dalough IR­ISH DANC­ING

Ir­ish Danc­ing to start on Satur­day, Septem­ber 16, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh. Classes are for begin­ners and is for age three years up. Reg­is­tered mem­bers of An Comhd­hail, fully Garda Vet­ted and in­sured. Con­tact de­tails for en­quiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086 1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085 7180926), email mc­grath­flood­school@gmail.com, Face­book.com/mgf­school or search ‘McGrath Flood School of Ir­ish Danc­ing’.

POS­I­TIVE AG­ING

A cal­en­dar of events for Pos­i­tive Ag­ing Week 2017, start­ing on Septem­ber 30 to Oc­to­ber 15 can be found now on the no­tice board in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh.

AF­TER­NOON TEA DANCE

There will be a pre-Christ­mas tea dance com­ing up this year, with a date to be con­firmed but we will keep you posted, all groups must book in ad­vance with the Brock­agh Cen­tre by call­ing us at 0404 45600. A re­minder that new mem­bers are al­ways wel­come to the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group in the Brock­agh Cen­tre, Laragh, come along on a Tues­day morn­ing to the Brock­agh Cen­tre from 11 a.m. 12.15 p.m. for some ex­er­cise and so­cial gath­er­ings.

WHIT­TLED AWAY

Join au­thor and Ir­ish Wildlife Trust Cam­paigns Of­fi­cer Padraic Fog­a­rty for a talk about his land­mark book Whit­tled Away on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 14, 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh. This is a free event hosted by Laragh Tidy Towns, all our wel­come. The book charts the grim de­cline of na­ture in the Ir­ish Land­scape, but it also re­veals pos­si­bil­i­ties for the fu­ture, show­ing a path to re­cov­ery for na­ture and wildlife. In par­tic­u­lar, Padraic will dis­cuss how we can bet­ter man­age our up­lands a topic rel­e­vant to the area.

GLEN­DALOUGH TRAIL

The Glen­dalough Trail race, in aid of ‘Fight­ing Blind­ness’, will now take place on Satur­day, Novem­ber 18, with reg­is­tra­tion and re­fresh­ments at the Brock­agh Cen­tre. It will be a fan­tas­tic, fun, run­ning ex­pe­ri­ence over a 15.5km route that is scenic, chal­leng­ing and safe. For more de­tails see glen­dalough­trail.com or con­tact Paul at info@glen­dalough­trail.com/086 3503994. To find out more about the work of ‘Fight­ing Blind­ness’ or for tips and as­sis­tance on fundrais­ing, con­tact Amanda at 01 6789004 or fundrais­ing@fight­ing­blind­ness.ie.

RUN THE RIDGE

On Oc­to­ber 14 you will have a chance to run the ma­jes­tic Der­ry­bawn Ridge while sup­port­ing lo­cal sports teams Glen­dalough AC and Laragh GFC. The race be­gins in the scenic grounds of Laragh GFC be­fore tak­ing run­ners on a 20km ad­ven­ture on the lo­cal trails and hills. A short- er 8km op­tion is also avail­able. The cour­ses are fully marked, and a mighty spread of cakes and tea will be on of­fer for the post-race cel­e­bra­tions. For full de­tails and book­ings please go to run­theridge.ie.

HAUNTED HAL­LOWEEN

Call­ing all lit­tle ghouls and spooks. Join us for our Hor­ri­fy­ing Haunted Hal­loween House on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 28, Jam­packed with ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing Ghoul­ing Games, Fright­ful Feasts, Alarm­ing Art, Pet­ri­fy­ing Prizes, Ter­ri­fy­ing Trea­sure Hunt and a Death-De­fy­ing Disco, this Haunted House is sure to be the creepi­est one around. For more in­for­ma­tion on how to book a place for this Eerie Event, please con­tact the Bone-Chill­ing Brock­agh Cen­tre at 040445600. See you there .... If you Dare.

BAS­KET-MAK­ING

This full day, tra­di­tional bas­ket-mak­ing work­shop will teach you ba­sic bas­ketry tech­niques. Taught in a re­laxed learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, you will bring home your own com­pleted small round wil­low bas­ket (a skib). The work­shops will take place in the Brock­agh Cen­tre from 9 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Septem­ber 17 and 23, of Oc­to­ber 7 and 21. Classes are small with five par­tic­i­pants. Gar­den work­shop also avail­able on re­quest. Visit wick­lowwil­low.ie, phone Aoife at 087 9773622 or email info@wick­lowwil­low.ie.

PI­LATES

Marie Noonan’s class will be back at the Brock­agh on Mon­day, Septem­ber 18. Marie is a qual­i­fied Pi­late’s teacher and has been teach­ing for the last 17 years and works full time as a move­ment ther­a­pist for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, health and longevity. The du­ra­tion of the class is six weeks and will start at 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. And an­other class at and 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. Please text Marie at 087 1953072 or email marie@noo­nan­pilates.ie. Visit noo­nan­pilates.ie for more in­for­ma­tion.

MORN­ING YOGA

Louise’s yoga class will be held ev­ery Thurs­day from 10 to 11.15 a.m. This is a gen­tly paced class where stu­dents learn how to align, open and strengthen the body grad­u­ally while sta­bil­is­ing the plat­forms of the feet and an­kles, hips and pelvis and shoul­der gir­dle. The class be­gins with gen­eral and tar­geted warm-up se­quences fol­lowed by pos­tures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-con­nected) se­quences be­fore fi­nal re­lax­ation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise at 087 6032202 (book­ing is es­sen­tial).

CHAIR YOGA

Our very pop­u­lar Chair Yoga class will take place on Thurs­days from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Chair Yoga is suit­able for al­most ev­ery­one and helps stu­dents find bal­ance and calm in ev­ery­day life. The class takes stu­dents through cen­ter­ing and breath­work, fol­lowed by pos­tures that let the joints move through their range of move­ment while seated or through use of the chair while stand­ing. Call Louise at 087 6032202. (book­ing is es­sen­tial).

WICK­LOW MAN

Wick­low Man (David Bury 087 2723962) is on ev­ery Tues­day night at the Brock­agh Cen­tre at 9 p.m. for a few hours of danc­ing and so­cial­is­ing.

AA MEET­INGS

Closed AA Meet­ings are held in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre at 8.30 p.m. ev­ery Mon­day night.

MO­BILE LI­BRARY

The mo­bile li­brary vis­its Lyn­hams car park in Laragh ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day from mid­day to 12.50 p.m. The next vis­its will take place on Septem­ber 14 and Septem­ber 28.

TAI CHI/QIGONG

Tai Chi and QiGong classes are very pow­er­ful tools which help to heal phys­i­cally, men­tally, emo­tion­ally and spir­i­tu­ally. To learn more about the classes con­tact Ann Martin 087 6081219 (con­ry­martin@gmail.com). Classes are held on Tues­day evenings at 7.30 p.m. in the Brock­agh Cen­tre, call Ann to book in.

New­town­moun­tkennedy PARK FEST

The com­mit­tee of ParkFest would like to sin­cerely thank all the vil­lage peo­ple who came to­gether to help make this years Parkfest a great suc­cess.

What a su­perb week­end, great work to all. Spe­cial thanks to Ruth Ian, Linda Wil­l­lie, Robert, Tim, Paul, Jo’s Dad and all oth­ers who made the week­end pos­si­ble; The Mens shed, The New­town Garda, All on the or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee, all our spon­sors, all who came and sup­ported and any­one we have left out.

The mu­sic was amaz­ing and we are so de­lighted to have all you mu­si­cians come and play here for this fes­ti­val. Spread the word, next year will be even bet­ter.

HER­ITAGE WEEK

Many thanks to those in­volved in the in­au­gu­ral Her­itage week of Au­gust 19 to Au­gust 27, proudly sup­ported by New­town­moun­tkennedy and Dis­trict Tidy Towns.

It was a great suc­cess and we hope that all in the vil­lage and be­yond who at­tended re­ally en­joyed them­selves. Many hands and minds took great ef­fort to bring that week to­gether and make it a suc­cess.

Na­ture, sto­ry­telling, his­tory, con­ser­va­tion, bees, food, life and kids all helped to un­der­stand what a great vil­lage, land­scape and en­vi­ron­ment here in New­town­moun­tkennedy.

Next year will be even bet­ter. Please con­tact New­town­moun­tkennedy and Dis­trict Tidy Town­snew­town­tidy­town@gmail.com.

GAA CLUB NOTES

New­town GAA are hold­ing a very im­por­tant meet­ing of all club mem­bers tonight Wed­nes­day the 13th at 7.30 p.m. in the club­house and any­body with the in­ter­est of New­town GAA at heart should at­tend.

As last Satur­day was the un­der-seven and un­der-nine last blitz of the sea­son we will now take a break from ac­tiv­ity. We will have a pre­sen­ta­tion day in a few weeks’ time and will let you know when we have a date ar­ranged.

Since we started train­ing back in Fe­bru­ary we have had a steady high at­ten­dance of kids at train­ing, our sin­cere thanks to both par­ents, fam­i­lies and the wider com­mu­nity for help­ing to make this hap­pen. Thanks for all the com­mu­ni­ca­tion re­gard­ing at­ten­dance which makes ev­ery­thing eas­ier to or­gan­ise.

We hope ev­ery­one will con­tinue their in­volve­ment when we re­sume for our next sea­son and hope to see you all then. Mas­sive thanks to the coaches Peter, Ruairi, Luke, Paul and Alun.

The un­der-12 girls next match is in the shield fi­nal against St Pat’s on Sun­day the 17th with no time fixed yet. train­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Tues­day and Fri­day at 7 p.m.

The un­der-14 girls cre­ated a lit­tle bit of his­tory last Sun­day when they be­came the first ju­ve­nile girls to bring home sil­ver­ware from the top flight of girls’ foot­ball, the girls put in a mag­nif­i­cent per­for­mance to win the A shield in some style. On a mis­er­able day for foot­ball the girls were a de­light to watch, cap­tain Laura Mur­phy ac­cepted the tro­phy on be­half of her team­mates who all played their part in a game where we out­played our op­po­nents all over the pitch. The panel of girls on the day was Grace Mur­phy, Katie Smith, Cora Hef­fer­nan, Doire­ann Smyth, Alyssia Larkin, Laura Mur­phy, Kate­lyn O’Toole, Yasmin O’Con­nor Phipps, Alee­sha McMahon, Rebecca Gil­lan, Laragh Davis, Zara di To­fano, Una Power, So­phie O’Reilly and Ali­cia Far­rell. Well done girls and man­age­ment of Shayne, Shay, Kirsty and Bernie.

The un­der-16 girls played AGB last week in their fi­nal group game of the cham­pi­onship, the girls were beaten on the night but were pre­sented with the div two cup af­ter the match­next match is the A shield fi­nal on Sun­day the 17th in Bal­li­nakill but our op­po­nents are not known yet.

There is a good stock of club gear now avail­able to buy for any en­quiries re­gard­ing club gear please con­tact Amy at 086 3332195.

Our next fundrais­ing event takes place this Fri­day in the Parkview, we are pleased to an­nounce that the Fureys are play­ing and tick­ets cost €25. Tick­ets are avail­able from the ho­tel re­cep­tion or con­tact any com­mit­tee mem­ber, it promises to be a great night so get your tick­ets early as they are lim­ited.

The draw for the foot­ball tick­ets will be on Thurs­day the 14th in the club­house and tick­ets cost €5 to en­ter, the draw is open to all mem­bers.

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This week’s jack­pot raised to €6,200 as it rolled over on num­bers 4, 18, 22 and 23. There were six match-three num­bers who won €35 each

MINDFULNESS

Mindfulness classes will start again Mon­day, Septem­ber 11, 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. in the Cor­ner House. Classes are suit­able for any­one com­pletely new to the prac­tice as well as ex­pe­ri­enced prac­ti­tion­ers. Mindfulness can help with man­ag­ing stress, re­duce anx­i­ety and find more ease in daily life. Cost: €60 for six weeks or €13 drop in. Con­tact An­ge­lika 087 2176068.

Naoise O’Brien, Cor­mac O’Driscoll, Leah O’Sul­li­van and Ais­ling Den­nis en­joy­ing the Park Fest in New­town­moun­tkennedy.

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