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At the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre Laragh. Learn to dance the quick and easy way. If you’re fed up sit­ting when you go to a dance, I’ll keep it sim­ple. Don’t miss this chance. Call De­clan at 085 7089128 or go to danc­ing­with­de­ Class from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Mon­day, Au­gust 12, Irish coun­try jive, quick­step, waltz, line danc­ing and lots more.


Next clean-up in the area will be Tues­day, Au­gust 6 (1st Tues­day of each month) with hope­fully more vol­un­teers, as usual meet op­po­site Lyn­hams Ho­tel at 7 p.m. Please make a very spe­cial ef­fort to join us in keep­ing the vil­lage clean and tidy when you can where you can. Tidy Towns judg­ing is on­go­ing this time of year.


Tidy Towns had erected an vis­ual in­for­ma­tional bio­di­ver­sity sign close to the Com­mu­nity Gar­dens. Un­for­tu­nately, we were dis­ap­pointed that af­ter 24 hours of it be­ing in­stalled it was pulled down. It has been re-in­stalled and hope­fully this will not be re­peated.


The Com­mu­nity Gar­den is grow­ing vig­or­ously with plenty of veg­eta­bles be­ing har­vested at this time.


On Wed­nes­day, July 17, in the Aula Max­ima Hall, Maynooth Univer­sity, Co. Kil­dare, Glen­dalough Ceme­tery was awarded a Green Flag for year 2019/2020. It’s the first Green Space/Park in Co. Wick­low to re­ceive this award.

Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the vol­un­teers who con­trib­uted with their time and en­ergy for pre­par­ing the ceme­tery to en­ter this award.


A play­ground is now open to the pub­lic in Laragh next to the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre car park. Please be mind­ful of keep­ing the play­ground tidy, no dogs al­lowed and as no bins are pro­vided please take your rub­bish home.


Reg­is­ter to­day to se­cure your place at bar­ret­ skw for the St Kevin’s Way Chal­lenge. Start­ing in Val­ley­mount on a 25km trek across the Wick­low Moun­tains, finishing at the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre, Laragh. Bar­ret­stown is a res­i­den­tial camp for chil­dren and their fam­i­lies af­fected by can­cer and other se­ri­ous ill­nesses. They of­fer a range of fun, ad­ven­tur­ous and challengin­g ac­tiv­i­ties sup­ported be­hind the scenes by 24-hour on site med­i­cal at­ten­tion and care.

By tak­ing part in the St Kevin’s Way 25k Chal­lenge you are help­ing us Press Play on child­hood.

New­town­moun­tkennedy COM­MU­NITY FUN DAY

The New­town­moun­tkennedy Com­mu­nity Fun Day will take place Sun­day, Au­gust 18, at the Com­mu­nity Grounds. Join us for a fun filled day for every­one with a bar­be­cue, Com­pe­ti­tions, Face Paint­ing, Tug of War, RSA Shut­tle, Card Readings and lots more.

If you have an hour or two to spare, vol­un­teers are al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated.


Call­ing all bas­ket­ball play­ers – a group of women meet ev­ery Fri­day evening to play five aside bas­ket­ball. We have a team of five play­ers but need five more peo­ple to join... are you in­ter­ested? Fri­day nights 7.30 to 8.30 New­town­moun­tkennedy Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. No ex­pe­ri­ence nec­es­sary.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact Grace on 087 1477507. To get fit, have fun and the op­por­tu­nity to link up with women in the com­mu­nity.


We are cur­rently on our hol­i­days but are think­ing of the bowl­ing new year start­ing Septem­ber 2. We are a thriv­ing club tak­ing part in com­pe­ti­tions through­out the year. We meet twice a week Mon­days and Wed­nes­day in the com­mu­nity cen­tre. We al­ways wel­come new mem­bers. If you would like any fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Jim at 086 4017218.


We meet ev­ery Fri­day at 11 a.m. in the Parkview Ho­tel New­town­moun­tkennedy. It is an op­por­tu­nity for fam­ily mem­bers and car­ers to bring their loved ones for a cof­fee and a chat.


All our teams are cur­rently on a short mid-sea­son break. All SSG, from un­der-eight through to un­der-11s will re­turn with fix­tures on the week­end of Au­gust 10/11 2019. These age groups will all be re­graded for when we re­turn. The league will also look at run­ning a cup com­pe­ti­tion for un­der-11s and maybe some­thing sim­i­lar for the un­der-10s. Un­der-12s are pro­vi­sion­ally back on the week­end of July 27/28 2019 while the un­der-13s will be back on the week­end of July 27/28 2019 (fur­ther de­tails as we get them).

The New­town­moun­tkennedy Area are host­ing a Com­mu­nity Fun Day for Sun­day, Au­gust 18, where all clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions in the area are in­vited to take part with some form of ac­tiv­ity or event. We as a club will be or­gan­is­ing some­thing that will in­volve all the kids of the area. The Fun Day will run from 1 p.m. till 5 p.m. in the Com­mu­nity Grounds and there will be some­thing for every­one. As we are hop­ing to have a Mini World cup com­pe­ti­tion run­ning around this time, it is hoped that all fi­nals will take place as part of the Fun Day (more de­tails next week)

We only have one player from the club cel­e­brat­ing their birth­day in the com­ing week and he is Al­bie Chance from the un­der-10s. Happy birth­day Al­bie from every­one at New­town Juniors FC and have a great day.

On a sad­der note the club ex­tends their sin­cere con­do­lences to the fam­ily and friends of Derek Rein­hardt from Newcastle, who sadly passed away last week. May he rest in peace.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on all mat­ters New­town Juniors FC please con­tact the sec­re­tary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienola­[email protected] and you can also fol­low the club on our Face­book and Twit­ter pages.


Kel­logg’s spon­sored Cúl Camps saw 64 lo­cal boys and girls at­tend New­town grounds last week, our thanks to all the chil­dren and coaches who were un­der the guid­ance of Gar­rett Doyle. Thanks also to the club mem­bers who en­sured the pitch and club­house were in pris­tine con­di­tion each day and fi­nally thank you to the par­ents and grand­par­ents for a an­other fan­tas­tic suc­cess­ful week.

The next round of the cham­pi­onship takes place in Aughrim this Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 1 p.m. against Kil­te­gan. Please come along and give the men all the sup­port pos­si­ble.

Fri­day night saw both our un­der-seven and un­der-nine play in the Go Gamed blitz at home. For the first time we man­aged to get two teams out in the un­der-seven blitz and had a huge in­flux of play­ers from our nurs­ery. They had three games, Bal­li­na­cor V Kilcoole and a black v white game. Our un­der-nines took on Kilcoole in a very com­pet­i­tive match too. Well done to all.

Next week the lotto jack­pot is €4k as it rolled over again.


The Round­wood Fes­ti­val re­turns this Au­gust Bank Hol­i­day week­end start­ing on Wed­nes­day, July 31. The firm favourites are back with live mu­sic and danc­ing in the streets, vin­tage ve­hi­cle pa­rade, ca­noe fun on the Vartry Reser­voir, nov­elty races, teddy bear pic­nic, scare­crow com­pe­ti­tion, hill and his­tor­i­cal walks and craft dis­plays. Keep an eye out for posters around the area or check out round­ on Face­book or round­


The re­sults of the whist are as fol­lows: Top Score: Richie Cullen; Top Gent: Ann Pierce; Sec­ond Gent: Shay Brady; Top Lady: Catherine Doyle; Sec­ond Lady: Ann Wolo­han; First Half: Pa­tri­cia Byrne; Sec­ond Half: May Kenna; Longest Sit­ting: Maura McHugh and Low­est Score: Kitty Kennedy. The raf­fle prizes were won by: Pa­tri­cia Byrne, Mar­garet Kennedy, Kitty Kennedy, and Maura McHugh. The next whist is on Wed­nes­day, July 31, in the Parish Cen­tre.


Round­wood and Dis­trict His­tor­i­cal and Folk­lore So­ci­ety will have their sum­mer Out­ing to Kilkenny on Satur­day, Au­gust 10. We will have a guided tour of this Me­dieval City in­clud­ing the Mile Mu­seum, Par­lia­ment Street, Grace’s Cas­tle, Roth House, Black Abbey, St Candice’s Cathe­dral and St France Abbey. An op­tional tour of Kilkenny Cas­tle is avail­able in the af­ter­noon. We de­part Round­wood at 8.30 a.m. Open to mem­bers and non-mem­bers. Cost ap­prox. €35 in­clud­ing trans­port but ex­clud­ing meals. There are a num­ber of places avail­able. Con­tact [email protected]­wood­his­tor­i­cal­so­ci­ if you would like to join this out­ing.


The Wick­low man will play in Moneystown Com­mu­nity cen­tre on Fri­day, Au­gust 9, from 9.30 p.m. till 12. Tea served and re­fresh­ments also avail­able. Door prizes. Come along and en­joy a night of waltz­ing, jive, linedanc­ing, etc.


The next Round­wood car boot sale will be on Sun­day, Au- gust 25, and ev­ery fourth Sun­day of the month there­after. Set up of stalls from 9 a.m., Cars €10, Jeep/Van €15.


The SHED meets ev­ery Tues­day from 10 to mid­night over at Pat Carr’s place in Knock­ra­heen just up the road from Spe­cial Ops. You will be as­sured of a very warm wel­come if you drop in for a cuppa and a chat. 086 8650588 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


Round­wood Mar­ket con­tin­ues with the usual pro­duce and new hours. Now open ev­ery Sun­day from mid­day till 4 p.m. New mem­bers wel­come. Con­tact Jac­inta at 086 0722851.


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s draw. The num­bers drawn were 2, 8, 14 and 26. There were five match-three win­ners, G Har­mon, Pat McNally, Fred O’Toole, James Rafter and Mon­ica Brady. Next week’s jack­pot will be €12,100


Our weekly set danc­ing ses­sions con­tinue in Ka­vanagh’s Lounge All are al­ways wel­come – whether you have ever or never danced be­fore. Ses­sion starts at 8.30 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of ex­er­cise.


A pil­grim­age to Our Lady’s is­land will take plac eon the Sun­day, Au­gust 18, leav­ing Round­wood Parish Hall at 10 a.m. via Ash­ford. Tea, scone and evening meal and bus will cost €65. All money to be paid by Au­gust 1 to Su­san at 087 6273032 and the West­port Coun­try six-day break takes place from Oc­to­ber 20 to Oc­to­ber 25 with Robert Mizzell, Stu­art Moyles, De­clan Nerny among oth­ers per­form­ing. Din­ner, bed and Break­fast in West­port Woods and daily coach tours with on day at your leisure. Cost €425 with a de­post of €200 to be paid be­fore the end of July to 087 6273032.


The Round­wood Whizzers Walk­ing Group meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day evening at 6.50 p.m. in the Coach House car park or at 7 p.m. at the Up­per Vartry Reser­voir Dam Gates on the New­town Road. Every­one wel­come to walk at your own pace for ap­prox­i­mately one hour. If you re­quire fur­ther in­for­ma­tion please call 086 8055040.


The Round­wood Can­cer Sup­port cen­tre is now up and run­ning and is open in the Parish Cen­tre on Mon­day, Wed­nes­days and Fri­days from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If any­one needs to make any en­quiries out­side these hours please tele­phone our con­fi­den­tial phone num­ber 087 6062072.


Muin­tir na Tíre has been al­lo­cated fund­ing by the De­part­ment of Ru­ral and Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment to in­stall Car­bon Monox­ide alarms in the homes of el­derly and vul­ner­a­ble per­sons. This pro­gramme is aimed at per­sons who do not have ex­ist­ing alarms and do not have the re­sources to in­stall alarms them­selves. The Round­wood and Dis­trict Com­mu­nity are putting in an ap­pli­ca­tion un­der the scheme which will al­low res­i­dents of the area to ap­ply for alarms. The group can as­sist in in­stalling the alarms if the need arises. The alarms are bat­tery pow­ered so in­stal­la­tion is straight­for­ward. If you are el­derly, have a dis­abil­ity or are un­em­ployed and do not have a car­bon monox­ide alarm in your home and wish to ap­ply for one please call 086 8055040 on or be­fore Wed­nes­day, June 26.


A 45 Card Game takes place ev­ery Tues­day night in Moneystown Com­mu­nity Cen­tre start­ing at 8 p.m. Tea served. All are wel­come.

An­nacurra PETS COR­NER

Have you got a pet? Pets Cor­ner will take place at Ti­na­hely Agri­cul­tural Show 2019 on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day

Many man­ner of pets can be en­tered, from farm an­i­mals to house­hold pets. There are five cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the new­est and most un­usual pet. So if you have some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, come and show all the other pet lovers your spe­cial friend.

Peo­ple of all ages are en­cour­aged to dis­play their pre­cious pets in this an­nual event. It’s only €3 to en­ter each cage with the chance to win great prizes. To en­ter, and more de­tails, see tina­ Thank you to all spon­sors, sup­port­ers and vol­un­teers. Hope to see you on the day.


The Brickx Club Lego And Krafty Kidz Sum­mer Camp. Due to such an in­ter­est in our July dates, we are de­lighted to an­nounce we will be run­ning a sec­ond sum­mer camp in An­nacurra Com­mu­nity Hall. Dates: Mon­day, Au­gust 12, to Fri­day, Au­gust 16. Times: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: €55 per child. Age group: age three to 12.

We are com­bin­ing our two amaz­ing and fun com­pa­nies The Brickx Club Lego And Krafty Kidz Art And Craft Club.

The chil­dren can pick art and crafts or Lego camp or mix be­tween the two camps.

To book a place or for more in­for­ma­tion about the sum­mer camp, please con­tact Olive at 086 064 791.


Re­sults for July 22. Num­bers drawn were 2, 14, 19 and 28. There was no jack­pot win­ner. Match-three win­ners: Josie Doyle and Richie O’Neill. Next week the jack­pot will be €2,850. Draw will be held in Sal­tee on Mon­day night.


Items to be in­cluded in An­nacurra notes can be emailed to an­[email protected] by 9 p.m. on Sun­day evening or phone 083 3136925.


A huge thank you to the Grain­store Restau­rant for do­nat­ing the prof­its of their one-year an­niver­sary bar­be­cue to the Tidy Towns. There was a fan­tas­tic at­mos­phere in the town as de­li­cious food was served, the sun shone and mu­sic was played from the rooftop. A sin­cere thank you to Mar­i­anne and her staff for a lovely evening.

Great work was once again com­pleted by a group of hard­work­ing and ded­i­cated vol­un­teers on Fri­day evening as the Main Street and the Glen Road were ti­died. We re­ally need more vol­un­teers as the job of main­tain­ing the vil­lage is a mam­moth one so don’t be shy. Come join us next week.

We will meet again next Fri­day at the mon­u­ment at 7 p.m. Re­mem­ber, many hands make light work.


Our adult foot­ball team are out in the next round of the Ju­nior A cham­pi­onship next Satur­day against Lacken-Kil­bride at 5 p.m. Please check fix­tures for venue. With the re­turn of some key play­ers from in­jury we are hop­ing for a much im­proved per­for­mance from our last game. Please come along and sup­port.


John Mur­phy MIAPT Physical Ther­a­pist clinic is in Aughrim Com­mu­nity Com­plex on Thurs­days from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For ap­point­ments phone 040466168/086 8545157/085 1620301.


The num­bers 1, 11, 20 and 22 were drawn in this week’s Aughrim Sports Club Lotto on July 22. Match-three win­ners were Siob­hán Rosen­grave, Dar­ragh and Jay­den, c/o Ann O’Brien and Pat Byrne c/o O’Tooles. The jack­pot was not won. The jack­pot is €2,100. The weekly lotto sup­ports Aughrim camo­gie club, Aughrim GAA club, Aughrim Rangers Soc­cer club and Aughrim sports com­plex. Peo­ple who sup­port the weekly lotto are lend­ing sup­port to the lo­cal sports clubs which are very much part of the com­mu­nity.


A warm wel­come to all at Aughrim Town and Coun­try Mar­ket, Red­nagh Road, ev­ery Satur­day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. En­joy the buzz in the Pav­il­ion Cafe as you catch up with friends over cof­fee and treats. De­li­cious brunches and light lunches are also on of­fer. Fresh lo­cal pro­duce avail­able, in­clud­ing or­ganic fruit and veg­eta­bles, lo­cally pro­duced meat, eggs, pre­serves and fresh home-baked bread and cakes. You may even find that spe­cial gift from our craft stalls. Please con­tact Caro­line at 086 0865838 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.


Items to be in­cluded in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to augh­rim­[email protected]­ be­fore 8 p.m. on Sun­days. Do not send at­tach­ments.


The an­nual pa­tron and blessing of the graves will take place on Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 2 p.m. There will be the usual field day af­ter­wards on the church grounds and in the parish hall and we sin­cerely hope that you will all stay a while af­ter­wards and give this your full sup­port.

Do­na­tions of cakes/buns/ treats would be greatly ap­pre­ci­ated for our cake stall and any un­wanted and un­opened gifts that you might have ly­ing around would be a great wel­come to our Wheel Of For­tune stand that does so well for use very year.

Tick­ets for the an­nual Parish Draw have been cir­cu­lated to all the house­holds in the com­mu­nity and these can be re­turned on the day and left in the hall. These tick­ets are also on sale in the Christy Gre­gan’s shop should any­one wish to buy one. There are bril­liant cash prizes and lines are €2 each.

We very much look for­ward to see­ing all the fa­mil­iar faces who travel each year to spend time at the graves of their loved ones and to catch up with fam­ily and friends.


The Shil­le­lagh Area Com­mu­nity Games Com­mit­tee and all fam­ily and friends wish the fol­low­ing ath­letes all the best as they rep­re­sent Wick­low at the na­tional fi­nals from Au­gust 17 to Au­gust 18 in Lim­er­ick: Luke Hil­liard (un­der-10 200m), Daniel Gre­gan (un­der-12 Cycle on Grass 2000m), Emma Mul­hall-Kin­n­ear (un­der-14 Long Jump), Fred­die Mur­phy (un­der-14 Shot-Putt), Yas­min Dagge (un­der-14 Javelin), Ed­die Cullen (un­der-14 Javelin) and Róisín Houlihan (un­der-16 200m).

Shil­le­lagh COM­MU­NITY GAMES

The Shil­le­lagh Area Com­mu­nity Games Com­mit­tee and all fam­ily and friends wish the fol­low­ing ath­letes all the best as they rep­re­sent Wick­low at the na­tional fi­nals from Au­gust 17 to Au­gust 18 in Lim­er­ick: Luke Hil­liard (un­der-10 200m), Daniel Gre­gan (un­der-12 Cycle on Grass 2000m), Emma Mul­hall-Kin­n­ear (un­der-14 Long Jump), Fred­die Mur­phy (un­der-14 Shot-Putt), Yas­min Dagge (un­der-14 Javelin), Ed­die Cullen (un­der-14 Javelin) and Róisín Houlihan (un­der-16 200m).


Please find de­tails of the next two Ti­na­hely Walk­ing Club Sun­day walks. Au­gust 4: Bal­ly­cum­ber Loop. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Ti­na­hely 10.30 a.m. Au­gust 11: Kil­la­nure, Mt Le­in­ster, Scul­logue Gap. Level B, 13km, four hours. Meet Bun­clody 10 a.m. As usual, please re­mem­ber to wear proper walk­ing boots, pack full rain gear and bring ad­e­quate food and drink. Please check Ti­na­hely Walk­ing Club Face­book page for any changes to the sched­uled walks.


Have you got a Pet? Pets Cor­ner Ti­na­hely Agri­cul­tural Show 2019. To en­ter and more de­tails on tina­ All man­ner of pets can be en­tered, from farm an­i­mals to house­hold pets. There are five cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the new­est and most un­usual pet. So if you have some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, come and show all the other pet lovers your spe­cial friend.

Peo­ple of all ages are en­cour­aged to dis­play their pre­cious pets in this an­nual event. It’s only €3 to en­ter each cage with the chance to win great prizes. Thank you to all spon­sors, Sup­port­ers and vol­un­teers. Hope to see you on the day.


This year we are de­lighted to wel­come a brand new at­trac­tion ‘Ev­ery­day Well­ness’ to Ti­na­hely Agri­cul­tural Show on Au­gust bank hol­i­day Mon­day.

The Ev­ery­day Well­ness Mar­quee will bring an in­ter­est­ing mix of holis­tic ther­a­pists to tell us about their work and how we can ben­e­fit from com­ple­men­tary ther­a­pies in­clud­ing Re­flex­ol­ogy, Ra­hanni, Ki­ne­si­ol­ogy, Acupunc­ture, Hyp­nother­apy, Aura Soma, CBT (Cog­ni­tive Be­havioural Ther­apy), Homeopa­thy, yoga, Tai Chi and more. Also in­cluded will be hand-made crafts in­clud­ing can­dles, oils and drums. We will have mu­si­cal entertainm­ent, a sound ther­apy demon­stra­tion, a drum­ming demon­stra­tion, a book and gift shop and short talks by some ther­a­pists.

Like us on Face­book ‘Ev­ery­day Well­ness at Ti­na­hely Show’ where over the next few weeks, we will in­tro­duce you to the dif­fer­ent peo­ple that you will meet at Ev­ery­day Well­ness on Au­gust Mon­day. So don’t for­get to visit Ev­ery­day Well­ness at the Ti­na­hely Show on Mon­day, Au­gust 5.


The Shil­le­lagh Area Com­mu­nity Games Com­mit­tee and all fam­ily and friends wish the fol­low­ing ath­letes all the best as they rep­re­sent Wick­low at the na­tional fi­nals from Au­gust 17 to Au­gust 18 in Lim­er­ick: Luke Hil­liard (un­der-10 200m), Daniel Gre­gan (un­der-12 Cycle on Grass 2000m), Emma Mul­hall-Kin­n­ear (un­der-14 Long Jump), Fred­die Mur­phy (un­der-14 Shot-Putt), Yas­min Dagge (un­der-14 Javelin), Ed­die Cullen (un­der-14 Javelin) and Róisín Houlihan (un­der-16 200m).


Pil­grim­age to Our Lady’s Is­land, Wex­ford on Au­gust 15. Coach will leave church car park at 10.30 a.m. It’s €15 for coach and meal on way home will be ex­tra.If in­ter­ested, please con­tact Evely Ste­ward at 086 3617465, Joan Dowl­ing at 087 2260968 or Mary Moules at 087 9383683 be­fore Au­gust 12.


Bingo takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day night in Avoca Com­mu­nity Hall at 8.30 p.m.


Re­sults of the July 24 Avoca GAA Lotto. Win­ning num­bers were 2, 11, 15 and 17. There was no jack­pot win­ner.

There was one match-three win­ner, Jo Kin­sella, who re­ceived €100. Seller’s prize: Ser­ena Moore

The next draw takes place on July 31 where the jack­pot will be €1,800.


July 22 Draw. First: €80, John Kin­sella Jnr, Avoca; sec­ond: €50, Sinéad O’Ke­effe c/o Paul O’Ke­effe; third: €30, Jim Burke c/o Finn’s. Seller’s prize: Gerry Harper. Next Draw: Finn’s.

Carnew PA­TRON

The Brideswell pa­tron Mass will take place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 7, at 7 p.m. All are wel­come.

The Kil­rush pa­tron is Sun­day, Au­gust 4, and Coolfancy is Au­gust 4.


The an­nual cabaret for Shil­le­lagh parish will take place on Fri­day, Au­gust 2, at 9 p.m. in Parview House, Shil­le­lagh with mu­sic by Jimmy Ho­gan and Lar Kenny. Ad­mis­sion is €5. All are wel­come.


The For­rest Gump group of the Hol­ly­wood comes to Askamore will hold a car boot sale on Au­gust 5 and other dates. Good, clean clothes, bric-à-brac and mis­cel­la­neous items are all wel­come. Col­lec­tion points avail­able. Con­tact Breda at 087 6357361.


Sin­cere sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the fam­ily and rel­a­tives of John Wil­son, Bal­lynul­t­agh, Shil­le­lagh, who died dur­ing the week and was buried on Thurs­day.

To the fam­ily and rel­a­tives of Peter Doran, Wex­ford and formely of London and Killa­vaney, who died dur­ing the week and was buried on Fri­day.


Have you got a pet?

Pets Cor­ner Ti­na­hely Agri­cul­tural Show 2019 – Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day. To en­ter and more de­tails, see tina­

Many types of pets can be en­tered, from farm an­i­mals to house­hold pets. There are five cat­e­gories in­clud­ing the new­est and most un­usual pet. So if you have some­thing a lit­tle bit dif­fer­ent, come and show all the other pet lovers your spe­cial friend.

Peo­ple of all ages are en­cour­aged to dis­play their pre­cious pets in this an­nual event. It’s only €3 to en­ter each cage with the chance to win great prizes. Thanks you to all spon­sors, sup­port­ers and vol­un­teers. Hope to see you on the day.


The fol­low­ing are the up­com­ing walks for Ti­na­hely walk­ing club. Au­gust 4: Bal­ly­cum­ber Loop. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet Ti­na­hely at 10.30 a.m. Au­gust 11: Black­stairs – Kil­la­nure, Mt Le­in­ster, Scul­logue Gap. Level B, 13km, four hours. Meet Bun­clody at 10 a.m.

As usual, please re­mem­ber to wear proper walk­ing boots, pack full rain gear and bring ad­e­quate food and drink. Please check Ti­na­hely Walk­ing Club Face­book page for any changes to the sched­uled walks.


The Shil­le­lagh Area Com­mu­nity Games Com­mit­tee and all fam­ily and friends wish the fol­low­ing ath­letes all the best as they rep­re­sent Wick­low at the na­tional fi­nals from Au­gust 17 to Au­gust 18 in Lim­er­ick: Luke Hil­liard (un­der-10 200m), Daniel Gre­gan (un­der-12 Cycle on Grass 2000m), Emma Mul­hall-Kin­n­ear (un­der-14 Long Jump), Fred­die Mur­phy (un­der-14 Shot-Putt), Yas­min Dagge (un­der-14 Javelin), Ed­die Cullen (un­der-14 Javelin) and Róisín Houlihan (un­der-16 200m).


The Castle­town Parish an­nual Fun Day/Field Day will take place this com­ing Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 2 p.m. We are hop­ing all lo­cals and vis­i­tors will come out to sup­port us, catch up with a friend or three over a cuppa and some­thing tasty and de­li­cious.

All the usual stalls and events will be hap­pen­ing in­clud­ing ‘strawberri­es and cream’ and our very pop­u­lar ‘dog show’. There will be fun and games for chil­dren from tod­dler to re­tired. Our team of vol­un­teers are at the ready to do their bit for the com­mu­nity, so keep it lo­cal and come along to sup­port us.

Cool­gre­any-John­stown AN­NIVER­SARY MASS

The sec­ond An­niver­sary Mass of the late Nancy Garvey will be cel­e­brated in St David’s Church John­stown on Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 10a.m.


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. An ex­tra num­ber of new events will be in­cluded this year, in­clud­ing a bas­ket-mak­ing ex­hi­bi­tion, and also but­ter mak­ing, etc, among other new events.


The group’s four-day hol­i­day for West­port leaves on Sun­day, Septem­ber 15. Please con­tact Maria at 086 0817534 for more de­tails. De­posit of €50 is re­quired by Fri­day, July 29, All trips are fully in­sured and please con­tact num­ber 086 0817534 or 089 4443588.


Have you got 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 Adam Boland, Knock­gre­any, who cel­e­brates his 15th birth­day on Thurs­day, Au­gust 1.


A trip to Bal­ly­mur­rin Quaker house and to Kil­macur­ragh Gar­dens, on Au­gust 19. Bus de­parts KFC side of Tesco car park at 10 a.m. at a cost of €20 in­clud­ing en­try fees.

An art class has been ar­ranged, com­menc­ing on Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 25, at 10.30 a.m. in the Pres­by­te­rian church hall on the Dublin Road. The course will run for eight weeks, with a break over Hal­loween. Cost is €60 which in­cludes all ma­te­ri­als.

Our hol­i­day to Sligo on Oc­to­ber 6 to Oc­to­ber 10, still has a few places re­main­ing. De­posit of €20 be­fore July 26. Full pay­ment be­fore end of Au­gust, Con­tact Ger­tie at 083 4042746 to book for any of the events.


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


Wex­ford County Coun­cil is open to ap­proaches for of­fers of land for con­struc­tion of hous­ing in the Cool­gre­any area. Cool­gre­any is one of the few vil­lages in North Wex­ford with ad­e­quate wa­ter and sew­er­age fa­cil­i­ties. Cllr. Mal­colm Byrne has said that build­ing new homes will be es­sen­tial for Cool­gre­any’s long term de­vel­op­ment and the Coun­cil is in the mar­ket to ac­quire land in the area. Those who may be in­ter­ested should con­tact the Coun­cil hous­ing sec­tion or Mal­colm Byrne di­rectly.


The an­nual Donoughmor­e Fête and Sports will take place at Donoughmor­e Hall and grounds on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day, Au­gust 5, start­ing at 1 p.m.

There are lots of new ideas to­gether with some old ones. Kids’ foot­ball will kick off at 1.30 p.m. with the sports back again this year at 2 p.m. There will also be a car­riage driv­ing com­pe­ti­tion at 2 p.m. Cakes, toys, books, plants, Hoopla and Kil­dare Crafters will be open for busi­ness along with a bounc­ing cas­tle and re­fresh­ments. New this year is a com­mu­nity cor­ner with the ICA Pure Mile, His­tory Group, First Re­spon­ders, GAA, etc. This is al­ways a great fam­ily day out so come along and en­joy.


The 35th an­nual Fr Wil­lie Walk will take place on Sun­day, Au­gust 18. More de­tails later.


Both of our teams were idle last week with no games tak­ing place. On Thurs­day next, our ju­nior team will play a friendly against Tul­low at 7.30 p.m. in Tul­low. We hope to have a full squad for this game.

On Fri­day our in­ter­me­di­ate team will play Strat­ford in round three of the cham­pi­onship in Dunlavin at 7.30 p.m.

On Tues­day last our se­nior camo­gie team beat Bar­row Roders in a friendly game in Donard. The team was: Nora O’Neill, Mol­lie McCor­mack, Jenny Tyrrell, Katie Daynes, Carmel Wal­she, Lizzie Bro­phy, Casey Kelly, Róisín Toomey, Sive Byrne, Katie Tyrrell, Aoife Grace, Ch loe Dwyer, Emma Hay­den, Zena Carey, and Daisy Dunne. The subs were: S Mills, C & S Whe­lan, Lily and Holly Dunne, A Bar­rett and L Keena­han.

There was no lotto win­ner last week. Liz Tim­mons, Mick Daly, Stephen Martin and Mar­garet Brady matched three and won €50 each. The jack­pot is now €8,400.

Dunlavin SYM­PA­THY

Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the Fo­ley fam­ily on the death of their mother Brid­get. She was pre­de­ceased by her hus­band Paddy and son Brian and lov­ing mother of Adriene, Sharon, Aileen, Pat, Tom, Kevin, De­clan, David, Der­reck, Ai­dan and Ailus. Sadly missed by her sis­ters and broth­ers, sons-in-law, daugh­tersin-law, cher­ished by her grand­chil­dren, neigh­bours and friends. Funeral took place in Dunlavin on Satur­day July May 27 Brid­get rest in peace.


Dunlavin GAA Club is pre­par­ing to present a Per­ma­nent Lo­cal GAA Me­mora­bilia dis­play in the re­cep­tion area of our Club House. This will con­sist of Old Medals, Cups, Jer­seys, Doc­u­ments and other in­ter­est­ing items. We re­quest that if you have any suitable items, your club would be grate­ful for these to be do­nated for per­ma­nent dis­play. Please con­tract Jimmy Whittle – Club Cu­ra­tor at 087 2730238 or email jwhit­[email protected]­tle­sourc­


St Vincent de Paul ur­gently need vol­un­teers in the ar­eas of Dublin, Wick­low and Kil­dare to work in as­sis­tance with in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies for just once a week. This will be for about three hours, day or night (what­ever suits you best). Full train­ing and sup­port pro­vided, for more in­for­ma­tion Tel: 018198405 or.


Sym­pa­thy is ex­tended to the Walsh Fam­ily on the death of their brother Frank af­ter a long ill­ness. Frank was pre-de­ceased by his par­ents Wal­ter (Wat­tie) and Eileen. Sadly missed by his beloved broth­ers and sis­ter; Johnny, Wal­ter, Tony, Mar­garet, Marty, An­drew and Paul, sis­tersin-law, brother-in-law, nieces, neph­ews, cousins, neigh­bours, col­leagues and a wide cir­cle of friends. Ranks funeral took place in Dunlavin. May he rest in peace.


We are de­lighted to an­nounce the com­mence­ment of first year of Kil­dare Steiner Sec­ondary School on the grounds of Kil­dare Steiner School on Septem­ber 3 led by a very ex­pe­ri­enced Steiner teacher Nikki El­lis, who pre­vi­ously worked in Acorn Steiner School in Eng­land.

In June we hosted our first ‘Ex­pe­ri­ence Day’, led by Nikki El­lis. The chil­dren tak­ing part were from our ex­ist­ing school and main­stream schools. We plan to hold more such days in the fu­ture to en­able stu­dents not fa­mil­iar with our ethos to see how sub­jects can come to life.

We are con­tin­u­ing to ac­tively en­rol for Septem­ber... so please spread the word and con­tact us on kil­darestein­er­sec­ondaryscho­[email protected]


An 80’s V 90’s mu­sic night in the Imaal Hall on Sun­day, Au­gust 4, at 10.30 p.m. Fundraiser for Dunlavin res­i­dents’ as­so­ci­a­tion. Strictly over 18.


The RHSI Gar­den Show takes place in Russ­bor­ough House on July 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At­trac­tions in­clude Plant Stalls, Ar­ti­san Pro­duce, Speaker Tent with Irish and In­ter­na­tional Hor­ti­cul­ture and Gar­den­ing ex­perts. GLDA de­sign clin­ics, work­shops, gar­den tour, mu­sic by the won­der­ful Bal­ly­more – Eus­tace Con­cert Band. Not to be missed. €10. Con­ces­sions avail­able. Book on eventbrite. ie.


The an­nual Donoughmor­e Fête and Sports takes place on bank hol­i­day Mon­day, Au­gust 5, start­ing at 1 p.m. The fol­low­ing are a list of events tak­ing place: Chil­dren’s foot­ball, races, Bounc­ing Cas­tle, Horse and Car­riage com­pe­ti­tion, all the usual stalls, Kil­dare Crafters, tea, mini auc­tion, Mon­ster raf­fle. Free park­ing, Ad­mis­sion €3 chil­dren free. A fun day for all the fam­ily.


Dunlavin’s Grave­yard Mass will be held on Sun­day, Au­gust 18, th at 7 p.m. Please let fam­ily and friends know. Thank you.


Dunlavin and Dis­trict Fo­rum are de­lighted to part­ner with Dunlavin Friend­ship Club in avail­ing of a scheme be­ing rolled out by Muin­tir na Tire.

This scheme al­lows for the pro­vi­sion of car­bon monox­ide alarms in houses that don’t al­ready have them. Alarms will be pro­vided and in­stalled free of charge with a max­i­mum of two per house­hold.

This Muin­tir na Tire pro­gramme is aimed at per­sons who do not have ex­ist­ing alarms and do not have the re­sources to in­stall alarms them­selves. We would par­tic­u­larly in­vite those over 65 to avail of the scheme.

If you would like to avail of the scheme please con­tact Aisling at 087 9627389 or An­toinette at 087 6793588.


Al­ways wanted to try your hand at paint­ing a heal­ing man­dala? Now is your chance. Pranic healer Bernie Sheri­dan is host­ing classes in An Lár Mar­ket Sq, Dunlavin on Thurs­days at 11 a.m. Price is €10 and ma­te­ri­als will be supplied.

The only skill re­quired is the abil­ity to have fun. She will also hold heal­ing ses­sions in the af­ter­noon at €30 a ses­sion. For fur­ther de­tails please con­tact Florence at 087 1205497.


TD John Brady will hold a clinic in Dunlavin Parish cen­tre on the sec­ond Mon­day of each month from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All wel­come to drop in.


The 2019 Fes­ti­val of arts will take place on June 21, 22 and 23 in­clu­sive. For any de­tails con­tact 087 9693960. The com­mit­tee would wel­come new vol­un­teers with new ideas.


The friend­ship club meet ev­ery Fri­day from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parish cen­tre. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come.


Check out for all the up­dates in your lo­cal vil­lage.


Dunlavin Breast­feed­ing Sup­port Group meet in Seomra in the Imaal Hall ev­ery Tues­day from 10 a.m. to mid­day. De­tails from Alice at 085 1699425.


An ex­cit­ing new Com­mu­nity Space ‘Seomra’ has been de­vel­oped by the Dunlavin Par­ents Group in the Imaal Hall. These rooms are avail­able to be used for a va­ri­ety of pur­poses. En­quiries please to dunlavi­non­[email protected]


Im­por­tant No­tice – for every­one us­ing Dunlavin GAA grounds. A Life Saving De­fib­ril­la­tor has now been erected out­side dress­ing room no one.

De­fib­ril­la­tors can also be lo­cated in the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions through­out the town: Out­side Cen­tra; Scoil Nio­cláis Naofa ; St Kevin’s Com­mu­nity Col­lege Dunlavin Health Cen­tre; Dunlavin Bacon Fac­tory; Dunlavin First Re­spon­ders. Please treat the ma­chines with re­spect.


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 €10 in­cludes re­fresh­ments and a great night is guar­an­teed. Spread the word and come along on Au­gust 8.

Do­na­tions of bread and cakes are needed for home pro­duce stall. Please con­tact Mary at 087 9705244.

The Hol­ly­wood Walk­ing and Trails Group meet ev­ery Tues­day evening 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 bright sunshine and a nice re­fresh­ing breeze, the group took some fan­tas­tic pho­tos of the panoramic view over King’s River valley and the plans of Kil­dare. We are very for­tu­nate to have four ex­pe­ri­ence team lead­ers avail­able to guide our walks. Alan and Trina Burke and John and Ann Fitzger­ald are very fa­mil­iar with the trails and hill around Wick­low. They have ex­ten­sively study St Kevin’s Way on be­half of the Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum, their feed­back has be in­valu­able to the up­grad­ing and im­prove­ment work be­ing un­der­tak­ing 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, get­ting fit, meet­ing new peo­ple and more im­por­tant be­ing part of all Hol­ly­wood has to of­fer, a con­nec­tion with na­ture to re­bal­ance ones equi­lib­rium in this busy world, beau­ti­ful vil­lage, de­light­ful scenery, com­mu­nity sprite and pride of place.

If you are in­ter­ested in be­com­ing a mem­ber please con­tact us at: Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum: hol­ly­wood­com­mu­ni­ty­fo­[email protected] Kay Ho­gan: Mobile. 087 6477578 Email kay. [email protected] Aideen Klauer: Mobile. 089 4415644 Email [email protected] Ann Halpin: Mobile. 087 6690222 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 ev­ery Tues­day morn­ings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre. Six Week Course – €6O Please con­tact Si­mone Crow­ley at 087 6165072.


Acorns Pre-School are on their sum­mer hol­i­days and will re­turn Septem­ber 2 in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery morn­ing from 9.00 till 12.00 full and part time places are avail­able. Con­tact So­nia and Jane at 087 4528855 to se­cure your place.


The club is tak­ing a break for the sum­mer and will re­turn on Au­gust 13 hope to see you all back.


Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Classes for chil­dren are on the sum­mer break and will re­turn Septem­ber 7 which take place in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery Satur­day from 10.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Eric Greaves at 087 2248509 or 045867380.


The Hip Hop Dance Classes are on their sum­mer break and will re­sume Septem­ber 6 ev­ery Fri­day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. con­tact Sinéad for de­tails at 087 2924559.


Adult Bad­minton 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 as usual 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 July 24. The num­ber drawn were 8, 22, 28 and 30. There was no win­ner of the jack­pot. The seller’s prize went to Daly’s shop 837. The €50 win­ners were An­toinette Whe­lan 961, Tommy Mooney 171, and Marie Healy 74. The next draw for a jack­pot of €11,000 will be held in Tutty’s bar on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 7. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at hol­ly­ and from lo­cal out­lets and club mem­bers. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck.

Well done to the Ju­nior C team who won the Di­vi­sion 5 South/ West League last Thurs­day on a score line of Donard/Glen 1-11 Hol­ly­wood 3-8. In this very tight lo­cal derby which could have gone ei­ther way, all the play­ers had a vital role in the win. Hol­ly­wood Team and scor­ers Eoin Harkin, Adam Coyne, John Doyle, Evan Burke, Dean Burke, John Burke 0-1, Don­nacha Halpin, Ciaran McGuire, Dub­hal­tach McSweeney, Ben O’Ke­effe 0-1, James Mooney 0-3, Dan Coyne, Eoin Clarke 0-2, Brian Flynn 3-0, Dar­ren Healy 0-1, Subs Kae­lan Burke, Robert Coyne, Kevin Pat Clarke and Conor Cal­li­nan.


The Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre is avail­able for your child’s spe­cial day. WCall 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 €4,450 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.


Any­one over aged 65 and are in need of ad­vice/ob­tain­ing a Phone Se­cu­rity Sys­tem con­tact Marie at 085 1072356 This also ap­plies to Smoke Alarms.

Be a good neigh­bour and call reg­u­larly for a friendly chat and mak­ing sure ev­ery­thing is ok. You can call Garda Crime Unit in emer­gency 045 865202 or 999/112.

Please be care­ful as to whom you al­low into your home as there are Con­men and Women call­ing to houses in the lo­cal­ity. Be alert at all times, if in doubt con­tact the Guards in Bless­ing­ton 045 865202. Also it is im­por­tant to look out for each other in our Neigh­bour Hoods and be vig­i­lant at all times.


To book the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre, or place a no­tice in the dis­trict sec­tion of the Wick­low Peo­ple con­tact the cen­tre at 045 864979 or email [email protected]­ly­wood­cen­ All notes must be in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre be­fore 11 a.m. on Fri­day for the fol­low­ing week.


Sheila sum­mer camps – sec­ond camp will be on Mon­day, Au­gust 19, to Fri­day, Au­gust 23. For more in­for­ma­tion and to book your place con­tact Sheila at 086 8683395.


Whist part­ner Card drive will be on in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall this Thurs­day night, Au­gust 1. 45 card drive will be the fol­low­ing Thurs­day night, Au­gust 8 - both nights at 8.30 p.m. New play­ers are al­ways wel­come.


Con­grat­u­la­tions to all the win­ners below who won in the Gle­nealy GAA mon­ster raf­fle. A big thank you to every­one who bought and sold tick­ets for the draw.

1st Prize – all-Ire­land hurl­ing tick­ets – Sheila Driver; sec­ond prize – all-Ire­land foot­ball tick­ets – Garry Maltby; third prize – spir­its ham­per – Claire Jacob; fourth prize – €100 cash – Celia Hughes; fifth prize – can­teen cut­lery – Suzanne Ran­dle; sixth prize – Dunnes stores gift voucher – Celia Hughes; sev­enth prize – wine ham­per – Tom Cody; eighth prize – fuel voucher – Clau­dia Byrne; ninth prize – O’Neill’s jer­sey – Tr­ish Thorn­ton; 10th prize – Ge­orge Fore­man Grill – Keogh grand­chil­dren (Rath­drum); 11th prize – brandy set – Ian McDon­nell; 12th prize – €100 cash – Carol Davis.


Dance classes with De­clan, in­clud­ing modern, ball­room and jive, are held in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall on Mon­day nights at 8 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested just turn up on the night to join.


Pi­lates classes now run­ning in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall on Tues­day evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Begin­ners/im­provers and all ages wel­come. Cost is seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate of €12. Pi­lates strength­ens core mus­cles, im­proves mus­cle con­trol, flex­i­bil­ity, co-or­di­na­tion, strength and tone, as well as align­ment and breathing. To book your place, con­tact Zara Elkin­son at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date, like on Face­book at pi­lates with Zara.


Gymboree play and mu­sic pop up class will be on Tues­day, Au­gust 6. at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall. Suitable for ba­bies, tod­dlers and pre-school­ers from six months to four years. Teach your child a love of mu­sic through songs, dance, move­ment fun and mu­si­cal in­stru­ments, ex­plor­ing var­i­ous dif­fer­ent mu­sic styles. Book­ing is es­sen­tial as places are lim­ited. Con­tact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more in­for­ma­tion and to book your place.


Just to bring to your at­ten­tion that reg­is­tra­tion is on­go­ing for 2019/2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, Morn­ing and af­ter­noon ses­sions avail­able. Con­tact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Our state-of-the-art astro­turf pitch is avail­able. We are tak­ing book­ings for morn­ing, af­ter­noon or evening times at very com­pet­i­tive rates.

Please con­tact us at 0404 44040 for more in­for­ma­tion.


Gle­nealy Vil­lage Hall is now avail­able for cor­po­rate and so­cial events, meet­ings, par­ties, work­shops etc. with great fa­cil­i­ties and keen rates. Morn­ings, af­ter­noons and evening times are now avail­able.

For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact us at 0404 44040 or email: @gle­nealyvil­lage­[email protected]­


Or­ganic Hor­ti­cul­ture – Bio­di­ver­sity And Nat­u­ral En­vi­ron­ment QQI L5 Part-time fully funded train­ing course – two and a half days per week. Com­mences mid-June 2019. Ideal op­por­tu­nity for a funded train­ing pro­gramme aimed at in­di­vid­u­als with an in­ter­est in gain­ing a recog­nised qual­i­fi­ca­tion and em­ploy­ment in or­ganic hor­ti­cul­ture. The course will in­clude knowl­edge of or­ganic prin­ci­ples and prac­tices, en­vi­ron­men­tal assessment and man­age­ment and a broad range of hor­ti­cul­ture skills. Con­tact 0404 44980.


The or­gan­is­ing com­mit­tee for Kilcoole se­nior cit­i­zens would like to thank, most sin­cerely, all of the peo­ple, clubs and busi­nesses from the lo­cal and sur­round­ing ar­eas who gave do­na­tions and prizes to­wards their re­cent day trip to Car­low and an­nual sum­mer Party, both of which were a great suc­cess and en­joyed by all. Your con­tin­ued sup­port is very much ap­pre­ci­ated.


It is hoped to set up the sup­port group later this year. Com­mit­tee meet­ings are held on the sec­ond Wed­nes­day of the month in Byrne’s Pub at 7.30 p.m. It’s a friendly group work­ing to set up a com­mu­nity sup­port group and all new mem­bers are wel­come. Please con­tact Sylvia Scan­lon at 086 1684858.


The Clinic takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. Ser­vices in­clude crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice and stamp­ing forms as well as most other Garda ser­vices. Con­tact Garda Molly Corbett [email protected] or Garda Alan Thomp­son alan.m.thomp­[email protected]


Bowls has now re­turned on Tues­day evenings as well as Thurs­day evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick’s/For­rester’s Hall. New mem­bers are wel­come.


Come join us for Mon­day Night Bingo in St Patrick’s Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to in­clude loose sheet and jack­pot game). Ex­tra loose sheet €1. Raf­fle Tick­ets on sale on the night. All wel­come to at­tend.


The cen­tre is avail­able for book­ings (e.g. classes, meet­ings, birth­day par­ties). Book­ings can be made via email kil­[email protected] or by phone 01 2872017. The of­fice is open on Tues­day, Wed­nes­day and Thurs­day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch be­tween 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.



are wel­come

to come along to the par­ent and tod­dler group at the com­mu­nity cen­tre from 10.30 p.m. to mid­day ev­ery Wed­nes­day. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a no­tice in­cluded in the Kilcoole Notes please email jen­nifer­wick­[email protected]­


The an­nual blessing of the graves will take place on Sun­day, Au­gust 18. Be­fore that, a Tidy up of the Ki­macanaogue Church Grounds and Grave­yards will take place on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 7, at 7 p.m. Vol­un­teers are asked to please bring their strim­mer’s/rakes/hedge cut­ters/gloves and plenty of el­bow grease. Tea and cof­fee will be served in the Parish Hall af­ter­wards at 8.30 p.m. Your help would be much ap­pre­ci­ated. The blessing of the Graves Cer­e­mony will be on Sun­day the 18th at 3 p.m. in the Old Grave­yard and then fol­low to the new ceme­tery. It is pro­posed that at­ten­dees will be given holy wa­ter to spread on the graves of their loved ones this year in­stead of the pri­est hav­ing to go all around the graves.


This Bank Hol­i­day week­end prom­ises to be a lively one in Plucks. On Satur­day the third, a Rodeo Bull will make an ap­pear­ance be­tween 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. There will be live mu­sic by Karl Ivers on both nights, Line Dancers, A free bouncy cas­tle on Sun­day from 1 p.m., a bar­be­cue and plenty fun to be had so don’t miss it.


Thank­fully the sun shone last Satur­day for the an­nual Kilmacanog­ue Horse Show. This com­mit­tee and group are run on a purely vol­un­tary ba­sis and so many char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions, many of whom in Kilmacanog­ue, have ben­e­fited greatly from the show over the years. There was so much more than just horses and Pony fun this year with nu­mer­ous side shows and the Dog Show never fails to at­tract great in­ter­est. There was free pony rides and a free Bouncy Cas­tles and even a free dog agility course for our four-legged friends to feel part of and judg­ing by the huge crowds, the show was a great suc­cess so well done to all.


The an­nual pil­grim­age to Our Lady’s Is­land is booked and will take place on Thurs­day, Au­gust 15. It will be a sad one this year with the ab­sence of our beloved Lily Ka­vanagh but fan­tas­tic to see it tak­ing place. The bus will leave En­niskerry at 11 a.m. and pick-up points will be at the old Sun­ny­bank (Up­per Dar­gle Road), Bray and Kilmacanog­ue. Din­ner will be on the way home in Newcastle. Places are lim­ited so please con­tact Mary Driver at 086 1924995 or Mar­garet Black­byrne parish of­fice in En­niskerry to book your place.


Well done to the Kilmacanog­ue men’s team who have made it two wins from two in the In­ter­me­di­ate Cham­pi­onship, but an­other stiff test is ap­proach­ing on bank hol­i­day Mon­day (fifth). Kilmacanog­ue face Bal­li­na­cor at 5 p.m. in Ash­ford and your sup­port is wel­come.


A re­minder that this year’s Cúl Camp in Kilmacanog­ue GAA Club is fast ap­proach­ing and will take place be­tween Mon­day and Fri­day, Au­gust 12, and 16. There will be no reg­is­tra­tion per­mit­ted on the day, all chil­dren must be reg­is­tered on­line be­fore mid­day on Fri­day, Au­gust 9. So don’t be dis­ap­pointed, reg­is­ter now.


If you want an item of lo­cal in­ter­est to ap­pear in the Kilmacanog­ue notes please email col­mul­li­[email protected]­ by mid­day on Sun­day.

Rath­drum WHIST

Re­sults of the last whist drive are: top score – M Rat­tray and B Far­rell; sec­ond and third place shared – N Vick­ers and C Driver; M Haughton and R Mur­phy, and fourth place – C Doyle and B Kelly. Raf­fle win­ners were: B Far­rell; M Haughton and C Doyle. Next whist drive is on Wed­nes­day, Au­gust 7, at 8.30 p.m. in the Anne Devlin An­nex, RDA Hall.


Work has started on the new pub­lic light­ing be­tween the Mill and the Rail­way Sta­tion. This is a most wel­come sight and is of enor­mous ben­e­fit to the com­mu­nity. The lights will be fully func­tional be­fore the au­tumn sea­son ar­rives.


The gloomy day and sub­se­quent evening saw 24 walk­ers take to the Shay El­liot loop over Glen­malure last Thurs­day night. Part of the walk in­volved travers­ing an obstacle course of fallen trees and we’re glad to say every­one passed. The usual 360-de­gree panorama was lost to us be­cause of the over­cast evening but nev­er­the­less it stayed warm and was en­joyed by all.

Next week takes us to Brock­agh in Laragh. Meet­ing as usual in Par­nell Me­mo­rial Park, Rath­drum for 7 p.m. and walk starts near the Brock­agh Cen­tre for 7.20 p.m.

Re­mem­ber also that all walks un­der­taken this year, as well as his­toric walks, are avail­able on the web­site: rath­drumwalk­ers.word­

Richard Power, Patrick Power, Michael O’Con­nor and An­drew Man­son at the launch of the Seabreeze Art Ex­hi­bi­tion in Ark­low Vis­ual Arts Gallery.

Maura Mur­phy, Jack Flood, Mairard Flood, Archie Flood, Lilly Flood and Si­mon Mur­phy tak­ing part in the Wick­low Hospice Colour Run at The Mur­rough, Wick­low Town.

Cllr Tommy An­nes­ley and Michael O’Ke­effe at the launch of the Seabreeze Art Ex­hi­bi­tion in Ark­low Vis­ual Arts Gallery.

The un­der 8s group at the re­cent Gle­nealy Cúl Camp.

Vanessa Wil­son and Rebecca Grey tak­ing part in the Wick­low Hospice Colour Run at The Mur­rough, Wick­low Town.

Kath­leen Lawlor, Mary Cal­laghan and Sheila McNa­mara at the launch of the book­let for the 2019 Hol­ly­wood Fair.

Wick­low Male Voice Choir chair­man An­drew Bol­ger presents the Jackie Byrne Me­mo­rial Tro­phy to Gabby O’Dono­hue, Paul Byrne and Tom Byrne who won the Wick­low Male Voice Choir Golf Clas­sic at Wick­low Golf Club.

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