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Bingo is played ev­ery Wed­nes­day night in Avoca Com­mu­nity Hal­lat8.30p.m.


On June 2 the win­ning num­bers were 1, 12, 19 and 28. No jack­pot win­ner. One match-three win­ner: Jack Doyle, who re­ceived €100. Seller’s prize: Mary Bol­ger. The next draw takes place on July 10 where the jack­pot will be €1,500.


Avoca Ac­tive Re­tire­ment are hav­ing a tea dance on Sun­day, July 21, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Com­mu­nity Hall Avoca. Mu­sic by the Wick­low Man. Ad­mis­sion €5. Join us for a lovely af­ter­noon of mu­sic and danc­ing. Everyone welcome.


Re­sults for July 1. First – €80 Leonora Ho­gan c/o Finns; sec­ond – €50 Doreen Doyle and John Cullen Avoca; third – €30 Seán Warde Avoca. Seller’s prize: Ben Tuke. Next Draw in Fitzger­alds.


Blessing of the graves takes place in Castle­town on Sun­day, July 14, at 3 p.m. Lit­tle bot­tles of Holy Wa­ter will be avail­able at the en­trance.


Our an­nual Fun Day field day takes place on Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 2 p.m. and we ap­peal for your sup­port as this is the main yearly fundraiser for our parish.

Raf­fle tick­ets will be avail­able shortly and we hope you are in a po­si­tion to sup­port. All of the money raised goes to fund the run­ning of our church. On the day, there will be all the usual events and we ask our team of ever re­li­able vol­un­teers to be at the ready.

Cool­gre­anyJohn­stown VIN­TAGE CLUB

Prepa­ra­tions are pro­gress­ing nicely for our sec­ond vin­tage day which will be held on Sun­day, Septem­ber 8, in Cool­gre­any. It was de­cided at a re­cent meet­ing that the club would sup­port St Ai­dan’s Day Care Cen­tre, Gorey and some of our lo­cal com­mu­nity groups. Ark­low Golden Cir­cle

The Golden Cir­cle So­cial Club are run­ning the fol­low­ing events. Our next trip to the Coun­try Mu­sic Fes­ti­val in Gowran Park, Kilkenny on July 14. Cost of bus is €15 and event tick­ets are avail­able on the gate at €25. Trip to Cop­per Face Jacks, the mu­si­cal, in the Olympia The­atre, Dublin on July 27. Cost of bus plus ticket: €60. A visit to the Quaker House at Bal­ly­mur­rin and the Gar­dens at Kil­macur­ragh is sched­uled for Au­gust 19.

A four night hol­i­day is be­ing or­gan­ised for Oc­to­ber 6 to Oc­to­ber 10 next, stay­ing in Sligo. De­posits now be­ing taken. For more in­for­ma­tion and to book please con­tact, Ger­tie at 083 4042746. Our hol­i­day to Sligo on Oc­to­ber 6 to 10. Con­tact Ger­tie at 083 4042746 to book.


Do you have an hour to spare some evening? It is that time of year again when ad­ju­di­ca­tion of the Tidy Towns com­pe­ti­tion is about to be­gin and the lo­cal com­mit­tee are appealing for the sup­port of as many as pos­si­ble to help with the clean­ing up of all the roads around the vil­lage and in the vil­lage it­self to help im­prove the area. Don’t for­get this is Tidy Towns Month, and any sup­port would be ap­pre­ci­ated by the com­mit­tee.


Birth­day greet­ings to Joe

Hughes, Cool­gre­any Demesne, who cel­e­brated his fourth birth­day on last Satur­day, July 6.


The club is appealing to the com­mu­nity for sup­port for their weekly lotto which has changed slightly due to the clo­sure of the lo­cal post of­fice.


All con­trib­u­tors to our lo­cal notes, please be aware that all notes must be with me by 8 p.m. on Thurs­day evening at the very lat­est for pub­li­ca­tion the fol­low­ing Tues­day. Phone 087 4605166.

LaraghGlen­dalough VIS­I­TOR ACCESS

A meet­ing of Wick­low County Coun­cil was held on Mon­day, July 1. It was agreed by a margin of 30 votes for and two not present, that the coun­cil pro­ceed with the devel­op­ment of the scheme as set out in the Chief Ex­ec­u­tive’s re­port dated June 27. It ended in ac­cor­dance with the map cir­cu­lated to the elected mem­bers at the coun­cil meet­ing.


Events are cur­rently pub­lished on a month-by-month ba­sis. If you wish to re­ceive no­ti­fi­ca­tions by email of up­com­ing events, email us at wick­lowe­d­u­ca­tion­cen­[email protected] All our events are free of charge, but there is a park­ing charge at the Up­per Lake car park. Please leave your dogs at home.


Meet at the In­for­ma­tion Of­fice at 9.30 p.m. on Wed­nes­day, July 17, to watch hun­dreds of bats emerge from their roost be­fore fol­low­ing them through the wood­lands and lis­ten­ing to them with bat de­tec­tors. Bring a torch and midge re­pel­lent. This is a great evening for all ages. Book­ing for this event is not re­quired.


En­cour­ag­ing lo­cal and non-lo­cal pro­duc­ers of plants, veg­eta­bles and crafts. Our next event will be on Sun­day, July 14, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bar­gains on prac­ti­cally any­thing from house­hold items to gar­den ad­di­tions, crafts and vin­tage or an­tique trea­sures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book in­door spa­ces early. Con­tact the Brock­agh Cen­tre at 0404 45600, email brock­agh­car­[email protected] or brock­aghof­[email protected] if you wish to book an in­door space. If you pre­fer to sell out­side just show up at 8 a.m. on the morn­ing.


No­tice has been given by Der­ry­bawn House that Der­ry­bawn Bridge re­mains open to all light traf­fic and pedes­tri­ans. It has been ad­vised that re­stricted ve­hi­cle traf­fic to that of not more than five ton gross weight and 10kmh. This means that cars and vans un­der this weight have un­re­stricted access to the Bridge. Pedes­tri­ans are not af­fected by this lim­i­ta­tion and have full access to the Green Road at all times. We have re­gret­tably had to place bol­lards at the en­trance to the Bridge to en­sure that this limit is ad­hered to and thereby en­sure that one and all are able to en­joy this his­tor­i­cal struc­ture in safety. We ap­pre­ci­ate that this is the height of the tourist sea­son but we are un­for­tu­nately sub­ject to the depth and flow of the river which is at its low­est at this time of the year. We apol­o­gise for any in­con­ve­nience caused and hope that the bridge will soon be re­stored to a safe and orig­i­nal condition. If any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion is re­quired, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact me by email at der­ry­bawnes­[email protected]­ or phone at 087 4861683.


Closed AA Meet­ings are held in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre at 8.30 p.m. ev­ery Mon­day night all year round.


Louise’s yoga class will be held ev­ery Thurs­day from 10 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh. This is a gen­tly paced class where stu­dents learn how to align, open and strengthen the body grad­u­ally while sta­bil­is­ing the plat­forms of the feet and an­kles, hips and pelvis and shoul­der gir­dle. The class be­gins with gen­eral and tar­geted warm-up se­quences fol­lowed by pos­tures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-con­nected) se­quences be­fore fi­nal re­lax­ation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise at 087 6032202 (book­ing is es­sen­tial).


Our very pop­u­lar chair yoga class will take place on Thurs­days from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh. Chair yoga is suit­able for al­most everyone and helps stu­dents find bal­ance and calm in ev­ery­day life. The class takes stu­dents through cen­ter­ing and breath-work, fol­lowed by pos­tures that let the joints move through their range of move­ment while seated or through use of the chair while stand­ing. Call Louise at 087 6032202 (book­ing is es­sen­tial).


The mo­bile li­brary vis­its Lyn­hams car park ev­ery sec­ond Thurs­day from 12.15 p.m. to 12.50 p.m. The next visit will take place on July 18.


Chil­dren will en­joy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-de­fence. Ben­e­fits in­clude im­prov­ing con­fi­dence, re­spect, dis­ci­pline, aware­ness, con­cen­tra­tion, chan­nel­ing ag­gres­sion, bal­ance, co­or­di­na­tion, speed, re­ac­tions, fit­ness and health. Call mas­ter Ken­neth Wheatley on 087 2547347 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion. Classes are on Tues­days at 6-6.45pm (4-7yrs), 6.45-7.45pm (8-12yrs) in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh.

Rath­drum WHIST

Re­sults of the last whist – Top Score – L Melia and M Cow­man; sec­ond place – J Vick­ers and P. O’Fla­herty; third place – M Flood and B Kennedy and fourth place – N Vick­ers and C Driver. Raf­fle win­ners were L Melia, M Whe­lan and S Brady.

The next whist drive will be held tonight (Wed­nes­day, July 10) at 8.30 p.m. in the Anne Devlin An­nex, RDA Hall.


At the re­cent RDA Meet­ing the com­mit­tee pro­gressed plans for the up­com­ing Fire­works Display which will be held on Thurs­day, Au­gust 8. Mu­sic in the Market Square from 9 p.m. by the Ban­dits from Wick­low Town. The Ban­dits are now a reg­u­lar fix­ture on Fire­works night and are a pop­u­lar choice.

The Fire­works display will take place as usual in the Par­nell Me­mo­rial Park, after 10 p.m. Ex­act time will be de­cided closer to the date when we can es­ti­mate dark­ness but will be no later than 10.20 p.m. It is hoped that a large crowd will visit Rath­drum for what is now an im­por­tant date in the cal­en­dar.


Bingo con­tin­ues as usual very Fri­day night at 8.30 p.m. in the RDA Hall with great cash prizes.


The Blood Clinic will be held on Thurs­day, July 18, in the RDA Hall from 5 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. All over-18s are in­vited to at­ten­dand do­nate blood. For more in­for­ma­tion see


Slim­ming World Rath­drum is held ev­ery Thurs­day in the Anne Devlin An­nex, RDA at 5.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. Pop in or con­tact Caro­line De­lahunt at 087 7853600.


An­other lovely evening for last week’s walk on Old Downs Hill near Kilped­der. Thirty one par­tic­i­pants en­joyed the stun­ning views over Dublin Bay and the city to the north, the Wick­low moun­tains to the west and the east coast down to Wick­low Head.

This week the walk will be the al­ways pop­u­lar trek up Croghan Kin­sella on the Wick­low/Wex­ford border. Meet as usual in Par­nell Me­mo­rial Park for 7 p.m., Wood­en­bridge 7.15 and the usual start point at the White Heaps gate for 7.25.


With a small group of ath­letes we trav­elled to Bray to take part in the Bray Open Track & Field Event.At U11 Emma Byrne took first in the 300m and 2nd in the 80m, U13 Ciara Colo­han 1st in 600m and 2nd in 100m with Maria Zakharenko 3rd in the 600m. Su­per run­ning from Will Phelan, El­iz­a­beth Laschenko, Ava O’connor and Am­ber Carey.

Par­nell A.C. are hold­ing a coach­ing course for Javelin, Shot Putt, Dis­cus, Ham­mer and mini-javelin on Thurs­day evenings at 6 p.m. at the Rugby grounds. All Ju­ve­niles welcome.

Sharon and Ryan Byrne, Seonag Kelly, Lea Byrne, Jac­inta Kelly and De­clan Byrne taking shel­ter dur­ing their Han­som Cab Ride at the Clash Fest at Bal­li­na­clash.

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