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Neigh­bourhod Watch

There is an im­por­tat no­tice about set­ting up a Neigh­bour­hood Watch and Text Alert in the Ash­ford and District area.

An Garda Síochána and Ash­ford De­vel­op­ment As­so­ci­a­tion have ar­ranged a pub­lic meet­ing in or­der to set up the neigh­bour­hood watch/text alert sys­tem within the com­mu­nity.

The meet­ing will be held on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 24, at 8 p.m. in the Com­mu­nity and Her­itage Cen­tre, Ash­ford.

The whole com­mu­nity is in­vited to at­tend.

Neigh­bour­hood Watch is a crime pre­ven­tion and com­mu­nity safety pro­gramme. It op­er­ates as a part­ner­ship be­tween An Garda Síochána and the pub­lic.

It works on the ba­sis that ev­ery mem­ber of a com­mu­nity can help to im­prove the qual­ity of life in the area by keep­ing a look out for neigh­bours and re­port­ing sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­i­ties to the Gar­daí.

The scheme may be set up in re­sponse to com­mu­nity de­mand or as a re­sult of Garda con­tact. A Garda of­fi­cer will out­line what has to be done at the pub­lic meet­ing.

What are some of the aims of Neigh­bour­hood Watch? To im­prove com­mu­nity safety

To pre­vent crime

To de­velop Garda and com­mu­nity links

To in­crease pub­lic con­fi­dence in An Garda Síochána

To foster a car­ing en­vi­ron­ment for older and vul­ner­a­ble peo­ple

To re­duce anti-so­cial be­hav­iour, in­clud­ing graf­fiti and ha­rass­ment

Neigh­bour­hood Watch will only suc­ceed with ac­tive in­put from all mem­bers. Your ac­tions and sup­port will help to make it work. Don’t leave it to oth­ers - play a part in any way you can.

Ac­tive Re­tire­ment

In con­junc­tion with Unique­me­dia Round­wood Ac­tive Re­tire­ment presents ‘Pol­i­tics in Ire­land’ on Oc­to­ber 13 2017 in Round­wood Par­ish Hall at 7.30 p.m..

All Adults and young teenagers es­pe­cially wel­come. The Fa­cil­i­ta­tor on the night will be Gay Mitchell, (former Lord Mayor of Dublin and Gov­ern­ment Min­is­ter).

This once off event is funded by The Older Per­sons’ Fund at The Com­mu­nity Foun­da­tion.

This is an in­ter­gen­er­a­tional civic ini­tia­tive lead by the Round­wood Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Group link­ing in with the younger gen­er­a­tion to un­der­stand how the Po­lit­i­cal Sys­tem works, to learn how to in­flu­ence it and have our needs ad­dressed.

We want to de­velop our own ca­pac­ity to ef­fect change in is­sues that di­rectly af­fect us.

Walk­ing Club

The Round­wood Whizzers Walk­ing Group are back in ac­tion ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening meet­ing at 7 p.m. at the Coach House car park. Ev­ery­one wel­come to walk at your own pace for ap­prox­i­mately 1 hour in and around Round­wood vil­lage

Ir­ish Mu­sic Classes

Learn tra­di­tional Ir­ish mu­sic and dance with an award-win­ning Comhal­tas branch (gui­tar, fid­dle, flute, tin whis­tle and grúpa ceoil).

Classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tues­day nights in St. Lau­rence O’Toole N.S., Round­wood – the first term is from Septem­ber to Jan­uary while the sec­ond term is from Jan­uary to May.

Per­for­mances, work­shops and out­ings take place through­out the year. For more in­for­ma­tion, phone (086) 8269964 or email round­wood­cce@gmail.com

Christ­mas Fair

This year’s Glen­dalough Christ­mas Fair takes place in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh is on this year on the 10th Dec with lots of spe­cial gifts. If you are in­ter­ested in book­ing a stall at our pop­u­lar and fes­tive Christ­mas Fair or if you would like to per­form mu­sic or en­ter­tain in the fes­tive spirit at the fair call Michelle at the Brock­agh Cen­tre on 0404 45600 or email us at laraghit@eir­com.net to re­quest a book­ing form.

Oskars Night

Wick­low Rugby Club and Wick­low Cham­ber of Com­merce have joined forces to bring some Hol­ly­wood glam­our to Wick­low town.

A fun­dras­ing ‘Night at the Oskars’ takes place on Satur­day, March 3, 2018.

This event will be staged in the Grand Ho­tel, Wick­low town.

The Event will have Am­a­teur Lo­cal Peo­ple Act­ing out scripts and char­ac­ters from well know In­ter­na­tional Films and Tele­vi­sion Dra­mas.

The Event will be open to groups from any back­ground, so Get prac­tis­ing ....

A great night out is promised for the au­di­ence. More Details will be an­nounced in the com­ing weeks.

Sports and Science Camp

The Do­mini­can Col­lege Wick­low will be or­gan­is­ing an­other fundraiser for their char­ity work on be­half of the School of St Jude in Tan­za­nia.

A Sports and Science Hal­loween Camp will take place at the Do­mini­can from Monday, Oc­to­ber 30, to Friday, Novem­ber 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day.

It will in­clude Rocket mak­ing, foren­sic science, solve a CSI case, crys­tal mak­ing, elec­tric­ity, mi­cro­bi­ol­ogy, bas­ket­ball, foot­ball, hockey, ten­nis and much more!

It is suit­able for all pri­mary school stu­dents.

The camp costs €60 for the week or €13 per day

To reg­is­ter phone (087) 6598309. Lim­ited places avail­able so sign up soon!

Sign up forms avail­able in Do­mini­can Col­lege school re­cep­tion or in Malone’s book­shop, Main Street, Wick­low town.

Com­puter Course

A free five-week dig­i­tal skills com­puter course will be com­ing soon (de­pend­ing on num­bers).

Top­ics cov­ered in­clude on­line bank­ing, apps, on­line gov­ern­ment ser­vices, email, shop­ping on­line, on­line TV play­ers, pod­casts, pho­to­graphs, se­cu­rity and much more.

This course is for be­gin­ners or some­one who is rarely on­line and wants to up skill.

Call the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre on (0404) 45600 or email laraghit@eir­com.net.

Wick­low Ten­nis Club

Con­grat­u­la­tions to ladies sec­ond team and the men’s sec­ond team who have both ad­vanced to the quar­ter fi­nal in the Dublin Lawn Ten­nis Coun­cil Se­nior League.

Both teams have a home draw this Satur­day with the men play­ing at 11 a.m. against Gle­nageary 3 and the ladies play­ing Car­rick­mines 3 at 2 p.m., best of luck to all the play­ers.

Many thanks to John Brady for or­gan­is­ing a very suc­cess­ful Pizza ‘n’ Play last Friday evening for the 10 to 16 year olds, they all had a great time.

Thank you to Robert Earls, John Diskin and Jean Baker who rep­re­sented the ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee at the re­cent Ten­nis Ire­land Leinster strat­egy work­shop.

This was an op­por­tu­nity for clubs to get to­gether and brain­storm on the fu­ture of ten­nis in Ire­land.

For en­quiries re­lat­ing to mem­ber­ship or any other ten­nis mat­ter please con­tact cub ad­min­is­tra­tor Sinéad Nolan on (085) 1156051 or info@ wick­lowten­nis­club.com.

Pae­di­atric First Aid

The Brock­agh Cen­tre is de­lighted to be able to of­fer a fan­tas­tic evening of pae­di­atric first aid on Monday, Oc­to­ber 16, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m..

Run by the highly ac­claimed ‘Par­ent First Aid’ com­pany, this pop­u­lar, in­for­ma­tive evening will cover all ba­sic first aid re­quired in the care of chil­dren in­clud­ing chok­ing, burns, menin­gi­tis, breaks/frac­tures, CPR, bleed­ing and more.

To book your place, please call the Brock­agh Cen­tre on (0404) 45600.

Flower Classes

A se­ries of flower classes are be­ing planned for the au­tumn at the Brock­agh Cen­tre.

The ses­sions can cover ev­ery­thing from ba­sic meth­ods to mod­ern de­signs for a va­ri­ety of oc­ca­sions. The teach­ing team will fa­cil­i­tate the re­quire­ments of the par­tic­i­pants and fo­cus on the nat­u­ral beauty of the sur­round­ing coun­try­side.

For more details, email mau­reen­laragh@gmail.com.

Bridge Notes

Grand Slam Bridge Club

Good­ness how fast the first month of the cur­rent Bridge Club sea­son has flown and last Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 4, saw the fifth com­pe­ti­tion of this year hotly con­tested.

That’s twelve per cent of the sea­son over al­ready. Strange how time ap­pears to pass very much more rapidly as one ages.

Back to last week’s com­pe­ti­tion. The win­ning pair for the sec­ond week run­ning were Mar­ian O’Sul­li­van and Caro­line Brown. They scraped into the win­ner’s spot by a sin­gle point from Carol Wad­den and Linda Walsh in sec­ond place.

These two pairs were well ahead of third and fourth placed pairs who were also sep­a­rated by a sin­gle point as were the first and sec­ond placed pairs.

Third were Teresa Ma­hon and Jeanette Kiely and fourth were Cather­ine King and Eithne Smith. The rest of the pack failed to shine on the night.

Some In­ter­est­ing hands were dealt and an en­joy­able night was had by all.

The sil­ver an­niver­sary din­ner cel­e­bra­tion is booked for Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 19, in the Light­house Restau­rant on the Quay at 6.30 p.m..

The club will sub­si­dize this spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion night out and those mem­bers who pay for their booked tick­ets be­fore Oc­to­ber 19 will only have to pay €15 per per­son for the meal.

A set menu of mouth wa­ter­ing sea food choices (four mains) along with a lim­ited al­ter­na­tive op­tions for those who do not en­joy fruits of the sea has been ex­pertly pre­pared. This event in this highly prized restau­rant at this price is only ridicu­lous, but we are mark­ing a sil­ver mile­stone in the his­tory of the Grand Slam Bridge Club by sub­si­diz­ing this feast for our great club mem­bers. Bring it on!

This week again saw the re­turn of the new be­gin­ners amongst the laugh­ter and ban­ter pick­ing up a lit­tle more idea of this great card game.

Any one can come along on any Wed­nes­day they choose and avail of the free hour long in­tro­duc­tion to the game from 6.30 to 7.30 p.m.

There is no need to bring along a play­ing part­ner or to think you have to start on week one. It is a com­plex game and is a great way to help ex­er­cise the grey mat­ter while hav­ing fun.

The aim is to en­joy the chal­lenge, re­lax and make new friends in con­vivial com­pany and its free. Royal Bridge Club

Michael and Nell O’Gor­man were the lead­ing North/South pair on Monday night last week closely fol­lowed by Eileen Shee­han and Ger Power in sec­ond place.

The East /West win­ners were Mar­ian O’Shaugh­nessy and Pauline Earls.

Eileen Shee­han’s suc­cess­ful sea­son con­tin­ued on Wed­nes­day night win­ning North/South in the Red room with Bernie Hamil­ton fol­lowed by Stella Doyle and Dorothy Lev­ing­stone in sec­ond place.

In the Blue room Una McGowran and Una Ryan were again the clear win­ners in North/South from Terry Hayes and Sheila O’Leary.

The East / West win­ners were Dorothy John­son and Mary Wool­ley with Mags Smith and Ann Caf­fer­key sec­ond.

On Thurs­day night Noeleen Day and He­len Ur­ban were the North/South win­ners with Gerry Holden and Diane Dunne sec­ond.

First in East /West win­ners were Bri­die Coghill and Irene Ma­her with Gina and Jim O’Sul­li­van sec­ond.

Mar­garet Kelly and Rose But­ler were the North /South win­ners on Friday morn­ing, with Dorothy John­son and Brid­get Tim­mons sec­ond.

East /West win­ners were Dorothy and Eric Lev­ing­stone with Jane Bradshaw and Mairead Scan­lon sec­ond.

Nep­tune Bridge Club

As it was a draw night for part­ners the Novice play­ers joined the main com­pe­ti­tion and we are glad they did not find it too daunt­ing.

The north south win­ners were Phil Fox and Lyla Doyle. Sec­ond Linda Saun­ders and Phil Fox.

Third were Eleanor O’Fla­herty and Terri Byrne.

In the east West the win­ners were John Hop­kins and Ger­tie Hal­li­nan.

Sec­ond Anthea Good­body and Jac­qui Far­rell (novice player). Third Pat Kerr and Birdie An­drews. Abbey Bridge Club

The win­ning pair on Monday, Oc­to­ber 2, was Noeleen Redmond and Pres­i­dent Eric Lev­ing­stone.

In sec­ond place was Eve­lyn Cul­li­nane and Joan Mad­den while third place went to Clare Pip­pet and Keith Clarke.

Di­a­mond and 002 Bridge Clubs

Bridge Fundraiser for An Tochar Strictly for Maria Magee will be held on Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 15, in Round­wood Com­mu­nity Hall, start­ing at 7 p.m..

En­try £10 in­clud­ing Raf­fle and Tea/Cof­fee.

No Part­ner or danc­ing shoes re­quired for what should be a real fun event.

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