Classic Car Run
The Baltinglass Classic Car and Motorcycle Run will take place on Sunday, August 11. Registration will open at 11 a.m. and cars will be on display on the street outside Germaines and along the Main Street. Entry will be €20 as always and will include goodie bag, meal ticket, souvenir and free entry to drivers only draw. This year’s special feature is Japanese vehicles of the 60s, 70s, 80s, and 90s and there will be a particular prize category for these vehicles.
The Run will depart at 2 p.m. There will be multiple prize categories as normal all of which will be announced on the group’s Facebook page over the coming weeks. For additional information you can PM the Facebook page or call or text 087 3595469.
Wicklow PPN Training Fair
Following the success of the Co. Wicklow PPN Training Fair in 2018 booking for the 2019 Training Fair is now open. The theme of this year’s’ fair is: ‘Managing and Funding your Community Group’.
The fair will be held on Saturday, September 21, in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh. This is a free event.
To book places at the Workshops go to countywicklowppn.ie/training-fair.html and download a booking form.
Places for some workshops are limited and registration is essential. Please book early to secure places at the workshops your group is interested in. Where demand for places exceeds availability priority will be given to PPN member groups. Perhaps more than one member of your group can attend and that way your group can take advantage of as many workshops as possible.
This year the event will again host an expo of information stands from organisations that work in the community and Voluntary sector. Tea or coffee and lunch will also be provided at the fair.
This is a great event for groups to inform themselves, learn new skills and share experiences. Even if you can’t attend the full day you can come for part of it and take advantage of all the supports that will be available on the one day, under the one roof.
The fair will be open from 9 a.m. for the expo, registration and tea or coffee. Morning workshops commence at 10 a.m. Afternoon workshops commence at 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided.
If you have any queries or difficulty booking online please do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone at 087 1895145 (Helen) or 086 0487434 (Grainne) or email countywicklow[email protected]
Donoughmore Fête and Sports
The village of Donoughmore will hold its annual Fête on Bank Holiday Monday, August 5, starting at 1 p.m. This is a fun and enjoyable day for people of all ages with plenty of sports for young people, bouncy castles, Hoopla, as well as adult entertainment with old fashioned stalls, Kildare Craft Collection, afternoon tea, Horse and Carriage Competition, a Mini Auction, a Super Raffle, and lots more. Admission is €3 for adults and children go free.
Don’t miss this very enjoyable summer event where children play safely while adults can relax and enjoy a chat and some good craic.
Alzheimer’s mobile service
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland’s Mobile Information Service travels through towns, villages and cities to provide information and support to people with dementia and their families as well as those concerned about their cognitive health.
They will have a Mobile Information Service at Baltinglass Library this Friday, August 2, from 11 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and will then travel to Dunlavin on August 6 for the same opening hours.
If you have any issues or concerns in relation to Dementia, you will have an opportunity to talk to the Dementia Adviser, Áine Bennett.
‘Let’s Sing’ for toddlers
Rachel O’Brien Drew will be in Baltinglass Library on Wednesday, August 7, at 11.30 a.m. for a singing and storytelling workshop for toddlers up to three years.
Research has shown that singing can prove highly beneficial to the social, emotional and physical development of children and even adults. Singer and music educator Rachel O’Brien Drew (BA Music, MA Music) has developed a musical experience allowing children from infancy to find their voice and sing in tune, on their own and in groups, in an environment of fun and enjoyment.
All are welcome to come along for this free workshop.
Kiltegan farm & country auction
St Peter’s Parish, Kiltegan Farm and Country Auction will take place next Saturday, August 3, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Centre beside the church. There will be lots of farm produce and home bakes on sale on the day, alongside the annual auction. There will also be a raffle with some great money prizes. All support is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you there.
Parish Fundraising Draw
Baltinglass Parish is running a Fundraising Draw between now and September. Tickets are €20 (with the option of paying €5 weekly over four weeks). The prizes are as follows: First Prize – €500, second prize – €200, third prize – €100, fourth and fifth prize – €50, fifth and sixth prize – €30. There will be a Promoters prize of €50. Full entry must be paid up by September 8.
Draws will take place on Sundays after 11 a.m. Mass on September 8, 15, 22, 29. Promoters of the draw are wanted. Contact the parish office for Draw Cards. Your support would be very much appreciated.
Junior Golf Camp
Bookings for the next Baltinglass Junior Golf Camp are currently being accepted. This second of two camps takes place on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, August 6, 7, eight between 10 a.m. and midday (for ages 5-9) at €45, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. for 10- to 15-year-olds at €60. Booking is essential. Golf clubs are provided if required. To book your place ring Tom O’Neill at 087 7622125 or email tomoneill[email protected] yahoo.com.
Great to see Baltinglass Golf Club featured in the Irish Independent last week, with an article by Brian Keogh. The feature was in the Thursday the 25th edition and titled ‘Beautiful Baltinglass a Wicklow Wonder’.
The Hollywood Fair takes place this year on Saturday and Sunday, August 10, to August 11. The Hollywood Fair promises again to be hugely entertaining for everyone with a huge number of attractions.
The pre-1950s rural heritage theme of the fair has proven a huge hit with everyone and the committee are asking everyone to embrace the spirit of the occasion by dressing up in pre1950s attire – it makes the Hollywood Fair all the more exciting and you get to enjoy the spectacle of seeing everyone else dressed up in clothes from a by-gone era.
On Thursday night, August 9, there will be a set-dancing/céilí night in the GAA Club grounds. Admission of €10 includes refreshments and a great nights’ entertainment is guaranteed. On the Saturday Bishop Eamonn Walsh will concelebrate an old-style Latin Mass in St Kevin’s Church at 6 p.m. with local clergy.
After Mass, a slow-bicycle race is planned which is followed by a dramatic re-enactment in an adjacent field – the theme of this year’s re-enactment is the Flooding of the Poulaphouca Lake in the early 1940s. Afterwards there will be music on the stage in the village from 8.30 p.m.
A great days’ entertainment for all the family. Admission is €5, with children going for free.
Credit Union Bursaries
Don’t forget to enter for the Credit Union Bursaries by Friday, August 9. The Baltinglass Credit Union Student Bursary Draw is for €250 (sixth class starting first year) or €750 (sixth year starting first year college) towards your school/college expenses.
All you need to do if fill out the relevant Student Bursary form and drop it into any one of the six offices before the date to be in with a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 12.
Forms are available in any of the six CU offices or can be downloaded at baltinglasscu.ie.
The draw is a lottery draw, randomly selected and fully supervised in the main Baltinglass Credit Union office. The applicant and/or the parent of the applicant must be a member of Baltinglass Credit Union.
Members of Kiltegan Drama Group presented Baltinglass Hospital with €4,737.50 which they raised from the play ‘Weighing In’ and raffle, over two nights. They also performed the play for the residents in Baltinglass Hospital. The money raised is going towards a cinema room in Baltinglass Hospital.
Mary Jackson, Jimmy O’Reilly and Bridget Walsh who took part in the charity in Baltinglass in aid of West Wicklow Day Care Centre.