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Around the Districts: Laragh-Glendalough and Newtownmountkennedy


Gaelscoil Na gCloch Liath pupil Nicolas Kaninski Woods on the occasion of his Confirmation at St Anthony's Church Kilcoole, with his parents Patrick and Marlana, sister Nyannah and sponsor Stefan Meuer.

Gaelscoil Na gCloch Liath pupil Nicolas Kaninski Woods on the occasion of his Confirmation at St Anthony's Church Kilcoole, with his parents Patrick and Marlana, sister Nyannah and sponsor Stefan Meuer.

Gaelscoil Na gCloch Liath pupil Nicolas Kaninski Woods on the occasion of his Confirmation at St Anthony's Church Kilcoole, with his parents Patrick and Marlana, sister Nyannah and sponsor Stefan Meuer.



Parishes Building Hope

Are you interested in having a church here in the future? How do you visualize the future church it will be very different. Fr John invites you to a parish meeting in the Brockagh Centre on Tuesday, June 14, at 7.30 p.m. Please do come, your voice is important. From Fr John.

Brockagh Digital Hub

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The Brockagh Resource Centre was delighted to launch the new Brockagh Digital Hub last Thursday. Thank you to everyone who attended on the night. Everyone enjoyed delicious food from Tadgh Byrne, who is a chef, presenter and writer from County Wicklow. We would also like to thank Senator Pat Casey for officially opening the Hub and everyone else who pulled together behind the scenes to give another rural shared workspace to users in Co.Wicklow.

This exciting new venture has been funded by the Dept of Rural and Community Development and is available now for use as a shared work space with high speed broadband connection, lockable workstations, meeting room, and a pod with great views of Glendalough.

Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with wheelchair access. To book email brockaghhub@gmail.com or if you would like to speak with a staff member phone us Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tidy Towns news

Junior Tidy Towns – Thank you to all who supported the junior Tidy Towns this week. There was a lot of activity across the church yard and community garden. Four groups, in 30 minute slots, smartened up the church area – weeding in the Labyrinth, flower beds and some sweeping and general tidying up. The kids were great and worked happily in the garden.

They were given a little talk on seed saving (they saw the native tree bed), biodiversity, the importance of bees and how we should have food, flowers all year for them as well as what we grow, what they grow and some food tasting... lots of interest all around. I was brilliant to see the enthusiasm and willingness to get working by the children.

All children with guardian supervision can help and join the Junior TT team just email us at laraghglendaloughtt@gmail.com with your contact details and we let you know about upcoming events.

Opening of Ballard Walk and Brockagh Trails – Laragh/Glendalough Tidy Towns invite you to the official opening of the Neighbourhood Facilities and Enhancement Project in Ballard on Sunday, June 12, at 2 p.m. This will be followed by the Official Opening of the Brockagh Trails at 3.30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served at 4 p.m.

Brockagh Market and Car Boot

The Brockagh Market and Car Boot is once a month on the second Sunday of the month (except Jan/Feb) – next date June 12. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Indoor and outdoor stalls with a variety of items for sale with plenty of bargains from gifts, clothes, plants, books, toys, aloe vera products, artwork, tools, household items etc. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

The barrier will be locked from 6 p.m. Saturday evening till 8 a.m. Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Friday a.m. $3 to 2 p.m.) or email car bootbrockagh@gmail.com.

Energy Show

The Laragh/Glendalough Sustainability Energy Action Group invites you to come and learn about solar PV, heat pumps and insulation at the Brockagh Resource Centre on Saturday, June 11 (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). A great opportunity to meet with some suppliers of sustainable energy solutions.


Local notes

If you have news or an item to be added to the Newtownmountkennedy Notes, please email Ciara Martin Perks at ciaraperks87@gmail.com or call 087 6380155.

Public defibrillator

The defibrillator is located at Henry and Rose, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy. In any emergency dial 999/112, don’t assume somebody else has.


Yes, the news you have all been waiting for... bingo is back in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre on Friday, June 3. Doors open at 7.30 p.m., starts at 8.30 p.m. – bring a friend.

Community Forum

Thanks to everyone who came along to this May’s monthly community meeting last week. As always please feel free to email the committee on ntmkforum@outlook.ie For more information or meeting minutes follow us on Facebook – Newtownmountkennedy District Forum.

GAA club news

Best of luck to all of our members sitting their junior and Leaving cert in the coming weeks.

Mini magpies continues under the guidance of our club GPO Jackie Kinch at 11 a.m. every Saturday morning for boys and girls aged 4-6. under-8 and under-10 girls training Saturdays at 11 a.m. Always looking for more players, especially at under-8.

Under-7 and under-9 boys train Mondays at 6.30 with blitz matches every second Friday night. Under-11 boys training Monday at 6.45. under-12 girls train Tuesday evenings at 6.30. under-13 boys start training this week on Monday at 7 p.m. under-15 training Tuesday at 6.30. under-16 girls training every Monday and Wednesday night from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Pearse Gaels under-17 had a good one point win over St Kevin’s last Friday evening, final score 5-3 to 1-14. In a very competitive game between two full strength sides the ability to get goals at crucial stages helped Gaels lead the whole way and just about hold off a strong late rally from the Hollywood/Valleymount side. Next game in the under-17 pathway league is away to Blessington and training continues Friday nights at 7 p.m.

The ladies and the minor girls continue to train on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m.

The junior and senior men are training on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7.30 p.m.

Our summer camp is back with a bang this year from July 4 to July 8, 10 p.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is €50 and can be done through foireann.ie.

Please note club membership is due to be paid for all players, if your membership is not paid you are not insured to play. Membership can be paid through the Foireann website.

Lotto – The lotto jackpot was not won last week, the numbers were 6, 9, 17 and 28. Three match-three winners. This week’s jackpot is €6,300. The Newtown GAA lotto draw is held every Monday evening at 8 p.m., tickets are only €2. The next lotto draw will be Monday, May 30. Tickets are available to buy in most local outlets including Newtown Credit Union, Nolan’s post office, Druids well, Eugene’s food store, Marios, Pat Toolan Bookmakers, Ultima oil, Ann Duffys flower shop, The Mountkennedy Inn, The max. The lotto numbers are between 1 and 30.

Slimming World

Slimming World Newtown meet every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Parkview Hotel. Call or Text Trevor at 085 2499982 for more information.

Women’s Basketball

Join the Wicklow Wolves Women’s Basketball group every Tuesday evening in the community centre sports hall in Newtownmountkennedy between 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Learn how to play or brush up on those basketball skills. Main aim is to get fit while having fun. Contact 087 1477507 for more details or just turn up on the night with a pair of runners’.

Newtown Juniors FC

Details of the Jako Cup Finals on Saturday/Sunday, June 25/26 are as follows. Under-13 Jako Cup Final vs Aughrim Rangers ko Saturday at 2 p.m. under-15 Jako Cup Final vs Avonmore FC ko Saturday at 4 p.m. under-14 Jako Final vs Arklow United B ko Sunday at 2 p.m. All cup finals will be played at Celtic Park home of Arklow Celtic FC.

All our teams continue to train every week at various times. Regards the age groups and training times please contact our secretary at 087 6987653 for further details.

We are currently looking for coaches to get involved with our Development Squad on Saturday mornings and our under-nines. o if you have a couple of hours to spare per week and you would like to get involved with coaching in the club, please contact the secretary at the above number.

The following are the fixtures for the week Wednesday, June 1, to Tuesday, June 7: under-8 Black – Fixture to be confirmed; under-8 Red – Fixture to be confirmed; under-9s – Fixture to be confirmed; under-10 Black – No Fixture; under-10 Red at home to Enniskerry ko Wednesday at 7 p.m.; under-11 Black at home to Carnew FC ko to be confirmed; under-11 Red – No Fixture; under-12s – No Fixture; under-13s away to Rathnew FC ko to be confirmed; under-14s – No Fixture ; under-15s – No Fixture; Women’s team – Fixture to be confirmed (Kick Off times and Days are subject to change)

The Women’s team continue their training on Tuesdays 8.30 p.m. till 9.30 p.m. We are still on the lookout for new players and previous playing experience is not essential. If you are interested in playing, please contact Hughie at 087 6987653 for further information.

The winners from last weekend’s match between Liverpool and Real Madrid were as follows. Blue Set: €60 – 59th Min – Orla and Brendan c/o Pauline; €20 – 58th Min – Geraldine Keogh c/o Self; €20 – 60th Min – Samuel Kearns c/o Pauline. Grey Set: €60 – 59th Min – Bobby Dowling Jnr c/o Lisa Coughlan; €20 – 58th Min – Tommy Ryan c/o Self; €20 – 60th Min – Tommy Ryan c/o Self. Last weekend was our last Golden Goals comp for a little while. We would like to thank everyone who has bought coupons and to all those who have sold coupons thank you very much. Many thanks everyone for your continued support.

The club is holding a quiz night on Friday, July 15, in the Mount Kennedy Inn starting at 8 p.m. We have also organised for a DJ to play after the quiz. Cost will be €40 per team of (4) or €10 per person. Posters advertising this event will be up and about the town very soon. There will also be a raffle on the night, and we are currently collecting prizes for this. Proceeds from this event will be split between Newtown Juniors FC and St Catherine’s School, who have kindly agreed to come on board with us. Further details regard this event will be posted in the coming weeks.

We have seven players from the club celebrating a birthday in the next week and they are Billy Evans from the Development Squad, Chloe Mullen from the Undern 8’s, Elliott O’Leary from the under-nines, Devin Rushe from the under-10 Black team, Eva McGinn from the under-10 Red team and finally the twins Alana and David Gray from the under-11 Black team. Happy birthday everyone from all at Newtown Juniors FC.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to hughienolan@gmail.com and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.