Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


The Hol­ly­wood Fair takes place this year on Satur­day and Sun­day, Au­gust 10, and 11. As in pre­vi­ous years, a Hol­ly­wood Fair book will be pub­lished to co­in­cide with the event. Any­one, who would like to con­trib­ute an ar­ti­cle or pho­tographs for in­clu­sion in this year’s book should get in touch with Johnny Glen­non at 087 2373023 or email him at sean­ma­glean­[email protected] as soon as pos­si­ble.


A so­cial dance will take place on Satur­day, July 20, in the Hol­ly­wood com­mu­nity cen­tre. The dance will be in con­junc­tion with Hol­ly­wood Fair. Meal and dance: €20, Stu­dents: €10. Mu­sic by The Wick­low Man. Meal served at 8 p.m. Danc­ing un­til 12.30 a.m. It’s the se­nior cit­i­zens/Friend­ship Club’s con­tri­bu­tion to the fair. Your sup­port is ap­pre­ci­ated.


The Hol­ly­wood An­nual Sports Day will take place on Sun­day, July 14, in Hol­ly­wood GAA grounds, There will be ath­letic events, a dog show, side shows, pro­duce stall raf­fle, fun and games for all. Re­fresh­ments served.


The Hol­ly­wood Walk­ing and Trails Group meet ev­ery Tues­day evening in the vil­lage of Hol­ly­wood at 7 p.m. out­side Tutty’s Pub. Our reg­u­lar walks in­clude the Hol­ly­wood For­est, White Bog and the Hol­ly­wood Loop talk­ing in part of St Kevin’s Way to Church Mt. We also have Well­ness Walks for those who like a level, steady pace. These walks in­clude the Hol­ly­wood Glen, part of the For­est walk and the Hol­ly­wood Her­itage Trail. Ideal walks for be­gin­ners and those who are build­ing their fit­ness lev­els, or for peo­ple who sim­ply want to walk for an hour and en­joy the flora and fauna along with the com­pan­ion­ship of other walk­ers.

Week­end walks take place once a month, the date and venue is con­firmed by the team lead­ers in ad­vance at our Tues­day walks. We had our first Satur­day hike on June 15 to the sum­mit of Church Mt, This walk was very well at­tended by the group, the weather was ideal for walk­ing with bright sun­shine and a nice re­fresh­ing breeze. The group took some fan­tas­tic pho­tos of the panoramic view over King’s River Val­ley and the plains of Kil­dare. We are very for­tu­nate to have four ex­pe­ri­enced team lead­ers avail­able to guide our walks. Alan and Trina Burke and John and Ann Fitzger­ald are very fa­mil­iar with the trails and hills around Wick­low. They have ex­ten­sively stud­ied St Kevin’s Way on be­half of the Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum, Their feed­back has be in­valu­able to the up­grad­ing and im­prove­ment work be­ing un­der­taken on this im­por­tant pil­grim path. The Hol­ly­wood Walk­ing and Trails Group wel­comes all age groups in­ter­ested in walk­ing. Our phi­los­o­phy is ‘We don’t stop walk­ing be­cause we are grow old; we grow old be­cause we stop walk­ing’.

We also en­cour­age fam­i­lies to come on our walks, chil­dren and teenagers less than 18 years un­der par­ent su­per­vi­sion and any or­gan­i­sa­tions and clubs who would en­joy an evening out walk­ing. Cur­rently we don’t have a join­ing fee so come along and en­joy the ben­e­fits of walk­ing such as get­ting fit, meet­ing new peo­ple and more im­por­tantly be­ing part of all Hol­ly­wood has to of­fer. This in­cludes con­nec­tion with na­ture to re­bal­ance one’s equi­lib­rium in this busy world, de­light­ful scenery, com­mu­nity spirit and pride of place. If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber, please con­tact us at Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum: hol­ly­wood­com­mu­ni­ty­fo­[email protected] Al­ter­na­tively, con­tact Kay Ho­gan at 087 6477578 or email kay. [email protected]; Aideen Klauer at 089 4415644 or email [email protected]; Ann Halpin at 087 6690222 or email [email protected] The Walk­ing Club is an ini­tia­tive of the Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum to pro­vide so­cial op­por­tu­ni­ties to strengthen com­mu­nity spirit and pro­mote and im­ple­ment sus­tain­able en­hance­ment of our phys­i­cal, nat­u­ral and cul­tural en­vi­ron­ment.


Pi­lates classes run ev­ery Tues­day morn­ing from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre. A six-week course costs €6O. Con­tact Simone Crow­ley at 087 6165072.


Acorn’s Pre-School is in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery morn­ing from 9 a.m. un­til 12 p.m. Full and part-time places are avail­able. Con­tact So­nia and Jane at 087 4528855 to se­cure your place.


The hip hop dance classes are on their sum­mer break and will re­sume in Septem­ber. Con­tact Sinéad for de­tails at 087 2924559.


The club is tak­ing a break for the sum­mer and hope to see you all in Septem­ber.


The Hillbillie­s Foot­ball are on their sum­mer break and hope to see ev­ery­one back in Septem­ber. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Paul Clarke at 083 1522272.


The next Hol­ly­wood GAA Club draw will be held this com­ing Wed­nes­day, June 26, in the Hol­ly­wood Inn for €10,400. Please re­turn all tick­ets by 7.30 p.m. You can pur­chase lotto tick­ets lo­cally from club mem­bers and lo­cal busi­nesses and on­line at hol­ly­woodgaa.com.

Our se­nior team play their first cham­pi­onship match on Fri­day, July 5, against Ti­na­hely at 7.30 p.m. The venue has yet to be an­nounced.

The Ju­nior A team will play their first cham­pi­onship match on Fri­day, July 19, at 7.30 p.m. against Bless­ing­ton.

The an­nual Hol­ly­wood field day will be held at Hol­ly­wood GAA pitch on July 14 at 1 p.m. All the usual at­trac­tions and more.


Bingo takes place in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery Thurs­day night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jackpots – €3,000 and €4,200 – to play for each week.


To book the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre, or place a no­tice, please con­tact the cen­tre at 045 864979 or email [email protected]­ly­wood­cen­tre.ie. All notes must be in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre be­fore 11am on Fri­day for the fol­low­ing week.

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