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Dyspraxia meeting - An informal meeting of parents of children with dyspraxia will take place at the Esplanade Hotel on Sunday, February 9, at 7 p.m.

People can exchange ideas and gather information. Dyspraxia is defined as a chronic condition that affects movement and coordination. It is also known as developmental coordination disorder. A donation of €5 is requested, if possible.

Anyone, who would like to attend can register at

Story time at the library

'It's Story Time' takes place at Bray Library on Eglinton Road every Monday at 10 a.m. except on bank holiday Mondays.

Siel Blue

A Siel Bleu exercise programme for survivors of breast cancer is under way at Ballywaltrim Community Centre on Mondays a 1 p.m. in partnership with the Irish Cancer Society.

The programme will focus on improving participants' health and well-being and will include nutritional workshops. The group is open to breast cancer survivors of all ages. The programme includes nutritional workshops. To register for the programme call Siel Bleu Ireland at 01 209 6889 or email your name to

Bridge club

Dargle bridge club plays every Wednesday night and is based in the Open Door premises on Vevay Road.

There is free parking available and the premises is suitable for wheelchair users.

There are still a small number of places available for membership for the new season. To apply, call 087 2399457.

Camera club meetings

Bray Camera Club meets each Monday at the Mermaid Arts Centre at 7.30 p.m. with a varied programme of invited speakers.

Members' images are shown at the meetings, and members learn new photographic skills and also take part in competitions. Bray Camera Club welcomes photographers of all levels as new members and can be contacted at

New leaders sought

The Girls Brigade in Bray is looking for some new leaders.

The group works with girls aged two to 18 and teaches singing, dancing, crafts and games.

Those, who sign up will learn from a team of experienced volunteers, gain skills, develop confidence and keep fit.

Volunteers are welcome for either the 4.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. session or the 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. session on Wednesdays in St Andrew's NS.

For more information or to sign up, contact 087 1824440 on Whatsapp or email

Disability Action group

A community group of people with disabilities in the north Wicklow area is looking for more local people with disabilities to join.

The group is called Disability Action Together Group (DATG) North Wicklow. DATG provides a space for people with a disability to network and have a strong voice in advocating for change on issues that affect them.

To get involved, email

GROW support group

GROW Community Mental Health Movement meets every Tuesday at 10.45 a.m. in the Parish Centre, Queen of Peace Church, Putland Road, Bray.

Contact Izabela at 086 8223680 or visit for more information.

Bray CFR volunteers

Bray Cardiac First Responders would welcome any new volunteers or anyone interested in learning cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

They meet on the first Thursday of every month in Sunbeam House at the Taylor Centre, Vevay Road. Call 086 2658455.

Bray Junior Parkrun

The Bray Junior Parkrun continues to attract great numbers of young people every Sunday at 9.30 a.m.

The weekly, timed 2km run takes place in the People's Park on the Lower Dargle Road and welcomes children aged from four to 14.

It costs nothing to take part, but first-time participants must register online first and bring along a printed copy of their barcode.

For more information, visit

Adult learning

Bray Adult Learning Centre is offering a number of part time courses that may be of interest to anyone who would like to get back to education, brush up on basic skills or get ready to return to college.

Contact Bray Adult Learning Centre at 01 2761350 or email to sign up for a course.

Bingo for St Fergal's

St Fergal's bingo takes place at Ballywaltrim Community Centre every Tuesday from 8.10 p.m. Booklets are available from 7.45 p.m. from €7 each.

There are three snowballs up for grabs each week.

Alzheimer Café meet-up

The Alzheimer Café meets on the last Thursday of each month from 2.30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Sunbeam House Services, Cedar Industrial Estate, Killarney Road.

This is a voluntary joint initiative by St Columcille's Hospital and Community Health in South Dublin and Wicklow. It is free of charge.

They welcome people with all types of dementia and their families or carers. For more information, call 01 2125179.

Aware support group

Aware hosts a weekly mental health support and self-care group for anyone experiencing depression, bipolar disorder and mood-related conditions.

This is a free group and referrals are not required. The group meets every Wednesday at 7.30 p.m. at the Villa Pacis Centre at the Queen of Peace Church on the Putland Road in Bray.

Farm market at Killruddery

A farm market takes place each Saturday at Killruddery from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The market offers local produce, grown both in their own Victorian walled garden, and a few miles from the site.

Local suppliers include An Tairseach fruit and vegetables; Dunlavin Dairy's locally sourced glass bottle milk, butter and cream; hot food served by Flip'n Awesome, The Crepe Box and Love Falafel; Talented local crafters and makers such as the Birds and the tea, Loo Vit jewellery, Tom Barry woodwork, Kilcrea Design Studio and many more.

Open mic night

El Troubadors open mic night, with host Tom Dalton, takes place at Jim Doyle's on Wednesday nights.

The event takes place from 8.30 p.m. to 11 p.m. and guest artists are welcome to attend and perform.

Bingo Loco Rave Round

Bingo Loco Rave Round, with Bray Comedy Festival, will take place on Wednesday, February 12, at 9 p.m., at the Martello.

Take all the madness of a regular Bingo Loco and squeeze it into one high octane, intimate show with big prizes, banging tunes and enough confetti to fill a swimming pool. Hosted by Adam Burke. Tickets are €20 at Other acts in the festival include Andrew Maxwell, Enya Martin, David McSavage and many more.

Movie at Mermaid

The film 'A Bump Along the Way' will be screened at Mermaid Arts Centre on Monday, February 10, at 8 p.m.

Tickets are €9 or €7 concession and available at

When Pamela, a free-spirited, fun loving 44-year-old single mother finds herself pregnant from a one night stand-she is shocked. But not as shocked as her straight laced teenage daughter Ally, who finds her mothers conduct embarrassing at the best of times.

A wonderful warm film about family and the unexpected challenges life throws at us all.

Starring Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew.


Sheevawn Musical Youth Theatre Group presents Oliver. at Mermaid Arts Centre from Wednesday, February 19, to Saturday, February 22, at 7.30 p.m. each night.

Tickets are €17 at, or €60 for a family of four.

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