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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 coun­ty­wick­low­­ing-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] ya­

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’.

Hol­ly­wood Fair

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 balt­in­

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.

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