WICKLOW AND DISTRICT
Small Grants Scheme
Applications are invited for energy efficient improvement works and environmental screening from owner occupied households living in the area close to the Ballynagran Landfill. The maximum grant available to each owner occupier is €3,500, subject to conditions. Any queries regarding the scheme should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing Date for receipt of applications is midday on Friday, August 18. Application forms must be submitted in writing to the county council.
Wicklow Tennis Club
Entry for the Ashvale Crèche Junior Club Championships closes this Friday, July 28, at 6 p.m. This event will run from Monday through to finals day on Saturday, August 19, and all junior members are encouraged to enter this tournament. The under-eights and under-nines will have their own round robin event (date tbc). Entry forms are available from the junior supervisors or on the junior page of the website. The Sinnott Skoda senior championships will run from August 16 to August 26 and closing date for this is Thursday, August 3. Entry forms are available in the clubhouse or on the competitions page of the website. Social tennis continues each Monday night at 7.30 p.m., entry €2. In association with the Wicklow Regatta Festival, Wicklow Tennis Club will run a one-hour open fun tennis event on Saturday, August 5, from 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. All children aged four onwards are welcome to come along and join in, there is no entry fee but children must wear runners and if they have a racquet bring it along, the club will have some to lend out. For information on membership or any other tennis matters please contact club administrator Sinéad Nolan at 085 1156051 or email@example.com.
Annual Abbey grounds Mass
The annual Abbey Mass will be held in the Abbey Grounds on Sunday, July 30, at 11.30 a.m. – weather permitting. The Parish Choir will participate on this occasion. There will be music after the Mass and our Parish Hospitality Group will be providing the cuppa as normal. People are encouraged to bring seats and a picnic and stay around in the grounds to enjoy the music and catch up with friends and family. Donations of home baking, biscuits, sandwiches etc will be welcomed on the day.
Historical Society Journal
Who operated a roulette wheel on the Murrough, was charged and brought to court for doing so and won his case? Are Catholics buried in the Church of Ireland cemetery on Church Hill? Who cut off all communications in Wicklow Town? Why is Wicklowman Private A. Ham so noted? ‘Going into this place, would have felt like, literally, he was going through the gates of hell.’ Who said this and why? He was blown up by a primed hand grenade under a mine. Who was this Wicklowman? They were drunken ducks-what happened? The Scaldcrow in Wicklow-why? ‘You have to be rather careful with this stuff, it might go off in your hand.’ What was it and why might it go off? Find out in the current 2017 edition of the Wicklow Historical Society Journal. They are on sale at a local newsagent or bookshop now. Priced just €5. Wicklow Historical Society will be active with the Regatta Committee shortly. On Thursday night, August 3, at 6.30 p.m., John Finlay will be conducting his annual historical walk around town. The meeting point is at St Patrick’s Church. On Sunday, August 6, at 6 p.m. the tradition started by our late friends and colleagues Jimmy Cleary and Andrew O’Brien, will be revived as Vincent and Stan O’Reilly will give a maritime heritage talk at the Black castle car park, Wicklow. All are welcome to attended both events and they are free of charge. The July monthly meeting of Wicklow historical society was adjourned as a mark of respect to our late friend, colleague and committee member Mary Kavanagh.
Roundwood Men’s Shed
Activities continue every Tuesday from 10 a.m. onwards and age, class, colour or creed will never be an issue regarding joining the group. ‘A healthy mind in a healthy body’ would be an apt motto for the shed and the hundreds of other sheds throughout the country. Whatever about some of the aching ailing bodies, the storytelling, the problem solving and the near thousand years of life’s experience around the table certainly enriches the mind. 086 8650588 for any information at any time. Wicklow Active Retirement Last Thursday a group from Wicklow Active Retirement went to Epic in Dublin Docklands and had a wonderful day out. Members are reminded that coffee mornings start again on Tuesday, August 1, starting at 10.45 a.m. In the Scout Hall. New members always welcome. The annual Mystery tour is on Wednesday, August 16, and we will be taking bookings.
Music in Calary
First Music in Calary welcome Duo Chagall (Arun Rao, cello and Gillian Williams, violin) together with Lance Coburn, piano, at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 4. They will perform Schumann’s Piano trio in G Minor, Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Cello and Brahms’ Piano Trio in B. The next concert takes place at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 11, when the Watterton Piano Trio, which consists of Simon Watterton (piano), Anna Cashell (violin) and Aoife Nic Athlaoich (cello), will perform Beethoven’s Archduke Trio and Caesar Franck’s Violin Sonata together with pieces by Debussy, St Saen’s and De Falla. These are two fantastic events to continue our 2017 series of concerts, and tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions for each of these concerts, can be booked by ringing John at 01 2818146 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wicklow RNLI will hold its annual Open day this Sunday, July 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Throughout the day there will be guided tours of the lifeboats and station as well as various equipment demonstrations by Local emergency services. The former Wicklow lifeboat JW Archer will also be attending and be on display at the East pier. The fundraising branch will be serving light refreshments throughout the day and the lifeboat shop will be open. This is an ideal opportunity to see behind the scenes of a busy RNLI lifeboat station that was founded at Wicklow in 1857. For further details check our Facebook page.
The Roundwood Active Retirement bingo will be taking a break till October and the committee would like to thank Terry Kavanagh for his kind donation of vegetables throughout the year and they would like to pass on their condolences on the death of his mother, Betty. May she rest in peace.
The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady’s Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place on Sunday, August 13. It will be leaving Moneystown at six p... The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed). Suitable for older children accompanied by adults. The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads. Lady’s well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site. The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day – August 15 There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history. If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well. Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre. Any queries please contact Rosaleen at rosaleendurkin8@ gmail.com. Facebook page: Wicklow Wells.
Barn dance and barbecue
Moneystown barn dance and barbecue In aid of Moneystown Community Centre will take place on Saturday, July 29, in the community centre starting at 8.30 p.m. Music by the Three Bobs, 10 p.m. till 12 and the Roamin Cadillacs, 12 a.m. to 2 a.m. and disco afterwards. Food served till 11.30 p.m. Fully licensed. Admission €20, contact 086 1504221 for tickets. Bucking Broncho also. Looking forward to seeing you all there at what promises to be a great night.
Dog Show at Brockagh
The annual dog show in aid of Wicklow Animal Welfare takes place at the Glendalough car boot sale taking place in the Brockagh Resource Centre on August 6. Registration is at 1.30 p.m. and the show will start at 2 p.m.