Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Aughrim, Hollywood, Tinahely

Isabella Martin Rossiter, Isla Chambers, Sarah Hussein and Pia White enjoying Roald Dahl Day at Powerscourt NS, Enniskerry
Isabella Martin Rossiter, Isla Chambers, Sarah Hussein and Pia White enjoying Roald Dahl Day at Powerscourt NS, Enniskerry

Aughrim: Community Games - Aughrim Annacurra Community Games will hold their AGM on Wednesday, October 9, in Aughrim Sports complex at 8.30pm.

We are always delighted to see new faces not to come on any committees but to listen and hear what we are all about. We have on average over 80 children taking part in various activities of Community Games. Please follow our FB page. To keep the games going we always need support and new volunteers. Look forward to seeing you.

Tai Chi/Qi Gong classes

Learn gentle flowing healing movements that relieve stress, improve flexibility and mobility. Tai Chi and Qi Gong Classes are commencing on Wednesday evening, September 4, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Aughrim Sports and Leisure Complex. The cost is €80 for a block of eight classes. Beginners Welcome.

For enquiries or to book a place call Ann Martin 087 6081219. Email Ann is a registered instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi and Qi Gong. She is also a registered practitioner of Solar Sound Healing. See

East Coast Night Truck Run

A night truck run will be held on Saturday, October 5, at 7 p.m. This run is a fundraiser for Lauralynn Children's Hospice. Registration is from 3 p.m. in the Community Field, Aughrim. The run will leave the Community Field at 7 p.m. and will go through the village, then proceed to Arklow, Gorey, Carnew and back to Aughrim. This is for a very good cause and we hope people will come out to see the trucks and donate to the bucket collection.

There may be some traffic delays while truck run is going through and parking restrictions will also be in place between 6.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. There may be some parking restrictions on the Rednagh Road during the afternoon. A raffle will be held in O'Toole's Pub on the night of the run.

Tickets for the raffle are available in Byrne's Londis, in the field on the day of the run, in O'Toole's pub on the night or by contacting Denis Newsome at 087 2387216.

Active Retirement

From October 2019, at the monthly meetings, there will be a book for signing in and taking subs. This is necessary for Insurance purposes. The monthly sub will increase to €3. This goes towards buying gifts for speakers, tea, administration costs, postage etc. Line Dancing has started on Friday mornings from 11 a.m. to midday We are making a list of members phone numbers, if anyone is not happy to have their phone number circulated, please let us know.

Physical Therapist Clinic

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.

Annual Threshing

Dunne's farm annual threshing and vintage day in aid of South Wicklow Hospice Home Care will take place this year on Sunday October13th at 1 p.m. at Muskeagh Tinahely. (Y14W882). All types of vintage cars and tractors are welcome. Dancing with Declan will be returning again this year. Tractor pulling, dog show, auction, raffle and many more side shows. A great family day out. Please come and support.


The numbers 6, 8, 20 and 25 were drawn in this week's Aughrim Sports club lotto September 23 the jackpot was not won. There was no match three or jackpot winner. 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 who are very much part of the community.

Annual Thanksgiving

The annual Thanksgiving service will be held in Ballinatone Church on Sunday next, October 6, at 3 p.m. everyone will be very welcome, refreshments served after service.

Town & Country Market

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.

Notes Deadline

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


Community Forum

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

Pilates Classes

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

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.

Hillbillies Football

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.

Hollywood Bowls

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.

Music Under the Mountain

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.

Sinéad O'Brien Dance School

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.

Friendship Club

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.

Hollywood GAA

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 and from the usual local outlets. Tickets are available online at 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.

Walking and Trails Group

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: Kay Hogan: Mobile. 087 6477578 Email Aideen Klauer: Mobile. 089 4415644 Email Ann Halpin: Mobile. 087 6690222 Email

Hollywood Bingo

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.

Doctor's Clinic

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 All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11 a.m. on Friday for the following week.


Tinahely Walking Club

Please find details of the next two Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks. October 6: Kaideen. Level B, 10km, three hours. Meet Tinahely 10 a.m. or Michel Dwyer car park 10.30 a.m. October 13: Railway Walk/Tomnafinnoge. Level C, 10km, 3.5 hours. Meet Railway car park Tinahely 11 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.

Dunnes Threshing/Vintage Day

The Dunnes farm annual threshing and vintage day in aid of South Wicklow Hospice Home Care will take place this year on Sunday, October 13, at Muskeagh, Tinahely. (Y14W882). All types of vintage cars and tractors are welcome. Dancing with Declan will be returing again this year. Tractor pulling, dog show, auction, raffle, and many more side shows. A great family day out. Please come and support.

Study Hub

Supervised study for secondary school students every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Riverside Business Centre, Tinahely. For details call 086 2756947 or email

Ladies' GAA Super Draw

As part of a massive fundraising initiative Tinahely Ladies' GAA Club are holding a Super Draw with the top prize of a brand new Hyundai i10 car. Tickets cost €100 and are limited to 400 in total. There is also €2,000 worth of other prizes to win. Tickets are on sale now from members of the Ladies Committee and club players. The draw for the prizes will take place in Murphy's Hotel, Tinahely on October 26.

Fundraiser Table Quiz

Please support the upcoming fundraising table quiz for the Coláiste Bhríde Student Concert Band's trip to France. The quiz will take place in the Little Moon, Coolboy on Friday, October 4, at 8.30 p.m. Cost for adults €10 and €5 for students. There will also be a raffle on the night.

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