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.
ANNUAL SPORTS DAY
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.
HOLLYWOOD WALKING AND TRAILS GROUP
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.
SINÉAD O’BRIEN DANCE SCHOOL
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.