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So­cial dance 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 till 12.30 a.m. It’s the se­nior ci­ti­zens/Friend­ship Club’s con­tri­bu­tion to the fair. Your sup­port is ap­pre­ci­ated. A great night is as­sured. The launch of the Hol­ly­wood Fair Book will take place on the night.


The Hol­ly­wood Fair will kick-off with a set-danc­ing/Céili evening on Thurs­day, Au­gust 8, at 9 p.m. in the GAA Club grounds. Ad­mis­sion is €10 and in­cludes re­fresh­ments and a great night is guar­an­teed. Spread the word and come along on Au­gust 8.


The Hol­ly­wood An­nual Sports Day is on Sun­day, July 14 (49th year) in Hol­ly­wood GAA Grounds with ath­letic events, dog show, side shows, pro­duce stall, raf­fle, fun and games for all. Ju­ve­nile match at mid­day. Ath­letic events from tiny tots to vet­er­ans, Mile Race (for our fit en­thu­si­asts) dog show (all dogs on leash), bot­tle stall, home pro­duce, Wheel of For­tune, Feed the Clowns, Pil­low Fight, Clock Golf and many more side shows. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able through­out the af­ter­noon.


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 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. 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. If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber please contact us at Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum: hol­ly­wood­com­mu­ni­ty­fo­[email protected] gmail.com. Kay Ho­gan at 087 6477578; email [email protected] gmail.com. Aideen Klauer at 089 4415644; email [email protected] gmail.com. Ann Halpin at 087 6690222; email [email protected] ymail.com.


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


Acorn’s Pre-School are on their sum­mer hol­i­days and will re­turn on Septem­ber 2 in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre every morn­ing from 9 a.m. till 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.


We are tak­ing a break for the sum­mer and will be back in Septem­ber. For fur­ther de­tails contact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.


The Friend­ship Club are tak­ing a break for the sum­mer but will be back in Septem­ber. We wish all our friends a happy and peace­ful Hol­i­day. Contact Marie Tutty at 085 1072356 or 045 864289.


The Hol­ly­wood GAA Club lotto draw re­sults for July 10. There was no win­ner of the jack­pot. The seller’s prize went to Mary Clarke 419. The €50 win­ners were Paul Kear­ney 252, Conor Man­ning online 34, and Maeve Wil­son 279. The next draw for a jack­pot of €10,800 will be held in the Hol­ly­wood Inn on Wednesday, July 24. Tick­ets are avail­able online at hol­ly­woodgaa.com or from lo­cal busi­nesses and club mem­bers. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck. Please re­turn all tick­ets by 7.30 p.m.

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


The Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre is avail­able for your child’s spe­cial day. We cater for all types of birth­day par­ties. Call the cen­tre at 045 864979 for de­tails.


Bingo takes place in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre every Thurs­day night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jack­pots – €3,000 and €4,350 – to play for each week.


The Doc­tor’s Clinic will be held on the first and third Thurs­day of each month from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.


Care of the el­derly: any­one over aged 65 and in need of ad­vice/ob­tain­ing a phone se­cu­rity sys­tem contact Marie at 085 1072356 This also ap­plies to smoke alarms. Dark evenings are fast ap­proach­ing. Be a good neigh­bour and call reg­u­larly for a friendly chat and make sure ev­ery­thing is ok. You can call the Garda Crime Unit in an emer­gency on 045 865202 or 999/112. Please be care­ful as to whom you al­low into your home. Be alert at all times. If in doubt, contact the guards in Bless­ing­ton at 045 865202.

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