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WICK­LOW AND DIS­TRICT

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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 bal­ly­na­granli­ai­son@wick­low­coco.ie. 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 info@wick­lowten­nis­club.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 derekneil­son@eir­com.net.

Wick­low RNLI

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.

Bingo

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.

Pat­tern Walk

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.

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