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Por­trait­sof grand­par­ents Coro­n­avirus sto­ries

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Al­co­holics Anony­mous

An Al­co­holics Anony­mous meet­ing takes place ev­ery Mon­day night at Crinken Church Parish Hall. The meet­ing starts at 8.30 p.m. Masks must be worn at all times. Con­tact trac­ing and all HSE guide­lines are strictly ad­hered to. The max­i­mum num­ber of peo­ple is 50. New­com­ers are es­pe­cially wel­come.

Mer­maid Arts Cen­tre is invit­ing young peo­ple to sub­mit por­traits of their grand­par­ents, along with a poem.

Young peo­ple who live in Wicklow and are aged be­tween two and 18 can sub­mit to the project.

There will be an on­line gallery ex­hi­bi­tion on Mer­maid­arts­cen­ so that grand­par­ents can log on and ad­mire the work.

In the au­tumn, Mer­maid will sub­mit as much of the work as pos­si­ble in the gallery at the arts cen­tre.

Go to the web­site to sub­mit.

En­niskerry Li­brary

En­niskerry Li­brary’s open­ing hours are Wed­nes­days from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m., and 5.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m and Satur­days be­tween 10am and 1pm.

Read­ers can now en­ter the li­brary to browse and bor­row.

Strict so­cial distancing rules will ap­ply and a max­i­mum of four peo­ple are al­lowed in the li­brary at any one time. The WC will no longer be avail­able to the public.


The monthly book sale ser­vice run by Shankill Day Care/ Shankill Old Folks As­so­ci­a­tion has re­opened.

Due to the Covid-19 cri­sis, it will be an email/phone or­der and col­lec­tion ser­vice.

Read­ers can place an or­der for spe­cific book ti­tles or au­thors, and or­gan­is­ers will see if they are in stock, or re­quest a spe­cific genre.

All books are in pris­tine con­di­tion and com­pet­i­tively priced.

They also have a se­lec­tion of jig­saws and DVDs.

To place an or­der, email so­fa­book­ or send a text or What­sApp to 089 4932103

Or­gan­is­ers will then send a mes­sage to let the buyer know when to col­lect their books and the amount owing. They can then call to the Shankill Day Care Cen­tre, Lower Road, Shankill (D18 HW95), and pick them up be­tween the hours of 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Wed­nes­days or Fri­days.

The or­gan­is­ers are not in a po­si­tion to ac­cept new books or take back any re­turns while the Covid-19 cri­sis is on­go­ing.

Have you a Coron­avirus­re­lated story or photo you would like to share with us? Then we’d like to hear from you.

The Bray Peo­ple has been high­light­ing how the Covid-19 cri­sis has im­pacted the lives of ev­ery­one in County Wicklow – from travel dis­rup­tions, can­cel­la­tions of med­i­cal pro­ce­dures, can­cel­la­tions of wed­dings and par­ties to the chal­lenges we are fac­ing work­ing from home, and in the com­ing weeks as re­stric­tions be­gin to ease.

We would like to hear about the many good-news sto­ries out there as com­mu­ni­ties rally to­gether to help the vul­ner­a­ble in th­ese un­prece­dented times and get cre­ative as a means of keep­ing spir­its up.

So, if you have a story to tell, or a photo to share, please get in touch with us via email on m.fogarty@peo­ple­

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