Wicklow People (West Edition) - - COMMUNITY NEWS -


The Hol­ly­wood Com­mu­nity Fo­rum is up­dat­ing its Com­mu­nity Direc­tory. If you are new to the area and would like your busi­ness or event/ac­tiv­ity to be in­cluded in this year’s 2019 direc­tory please send your de­tails in the next two weeks to [email protected]


Pilates classes ev­ery Tues­day morn­ings from 9.45 a.m. to 10.45 a.m. in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre. Six Week Course – €55 or €10 per class. Please con­tact Si­mone Crow­ley at 087 6165072.


Acorns Pre-School are in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery morn­ing from 9 a.m. to mid­day - full and part time places are avail­able. Con­tact So­nia and Jane at 087 4528855 to se­cure your place.


Foot­ball is on ev­ery Mon­day night in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre from 8.15 p.m. to 9.15 p.m. For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion con­tact Paul Clarke at 083 1522272.


The club bowl ev­ery Tues­day and Fri­day nights in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre be­tween 8.10 p.m. New Mem­bers’ are al­ways wel­come, so come along and see what it is all about, it is a great way to spend the win­ter nights.


Tra­di­tional Mu­sic Classes for chil­dren 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 ev­ery Fri­day with a new timetable 3-6 years 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7-10 years 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and new class 11 years up 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. con­tact Sinéad for de­tails at 087 2924559.


Ju­ve­nile bad­minton classes are back run­ning Mon­days 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tues­days 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wed­nes­days 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. nights. Places still avail­able for Mon­day nights for sec­ond and third class. Please con­tact Chloe Clarke for more de­tails at 087 0613292.

Adult bad­minton takes place ev­ery Wed­nes­day night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre. For fur­ther de­tails con­tact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.


The Friend­ship Club meet ev­ery Wed­nes­day from 2.15 to 4.15 p.m. in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre. New mem­bers most wel­come. Con­tact Marie Tutty at 085 1072356 or 045 864289.


Next Hol­ly­wood GAA lotto draw for a jack­pot of €11,800 will be held in Tutty’s Lounge on Oc­to­ber 2. Tick­ets can be bought on­line at hol­ly­woodgaa. com and from the usual lo­cal out­lets. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at hol­ly­woodgaa.com and from lo­cal out­lets and club mem­bers. Thanks for your con­tin­ued sup­port and good luck.

If you en­joyed Strictly Come Danc­ing and Lip Synch then we have a treat in store for you. Hol­ly­wood GAA will host a sim­i­lar event on March 7, 2020. More de­tails to fol­low soon.


The Hol­ly­wood Walk­ing and Trails Group meet ev­ery Tues­day evening in the lovely 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 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 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 the fol­low­ing. 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]


Bingo takes place in the Hol­ly­wood Cen­tre ev­ery Thurs­day night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jack­pots – €3,000 and €4,850 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.


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

Ray Arch­bald with his 1984 BMW 5 Se­ries 520 E28 at the East Coast Clas­sics Vin­tage car show at the Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre, Ark­low.

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