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Sarah Morris and Tait Holywell on their wedding day in Slane recently.

Sarah Morris and Tait Holywell on their wedding day in Slane recently.

The boys and girls of the Glencormac Academy with their medals on their last day, with coaches Noel Brady and Mark Risley.

The boys and girls of the Glencormac Academy with their medals on their last day, with coaches Noel Brady and Mark Risley.

The local Sugarloaf Strollers taking a well deserved rest after their most recent 4 hour hike of the Spinc Walk in Glendalough.

The local Sugarloaf Strollers taking a well deserved rest after their most recent 4 hour hike of the Spinc Walk in Glendalough.

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Sarah Morris and Tait Holywell on their wedding day in Slane recently.

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Wedding bells

The sound of wedding bells continued in our little village recently. Sarah Morris married Tait Holywell at a ceremony and reception in the Mill House in Slaine, County Meath and the 2nd day featured a great firework display. Sarah is the eldest daughter of the well-known Tony and Colleen Morris of Rockfield Park and no one recognised our Tony in the fancy suit on the day we hear but he was a proud Daddy on the day. Sarah’s brother Ian also came home from Canada to join in the celebrations. We as a community would like to wish the happy couple every best wish for a long and happy life together.

Blessing of the Graves

The Annual Blessing of the Graves Ceremony takes place on Sunday 21st of August. It will start in the Old Graveyard and move up to the new one straight after. With dwindling numbers of Volunteers every year, it is requested that people who have loved ones in the graveyards please tidy up their grave and also, if one is near that looks unattended for a few years, great if you could make a little effort to look after that also.

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Car Park Tour

Excitement is building for the August Bank Holiday and Plucks is the place to be this weekend. The Garth Plucks Car Park tour will be coming to town this Saturday 30th July. The fantastic Karl Ivers will be on stage outdoors from roughly 7pm.

There is a BBQ also and then its indoors for the 2nd part of the show. Indoors will be by ticket only and as usual, due to the fantastic support of this community, the indoor section is sold out. However, the car park is open to all and we hear the bucking Bronco is making a return and who will challenge reigning champions Peter O’Toole and Michelle Murray?

There will also be a monster raffle on the night in aid of Glencormac United and Andrew McNamara has kindly donated two tickets for Garth Brooks concert in Dublin plus a beautiful chair donated by Anny Verwijs of Kilcronny furniture valued at €875 along with other marvellous prizes.

Modest Anny was recently honoured with an award by the Belgium Royal Family for her services to charitable organisations over the years and we would all like to congratulate her on this fantastic recognition and also her kindness in donating this wonderful prize.

Intermediate championship

Following completion of the league, our Kilmacanogue Intermediate Team are in first round Championship action this Friday v Eire Og. The game will take place in Rathnew and throw in is at 7-15. Please try come along and support the lads. Best wishes to Mark, Damian and squad.

Plucks Golf Outing

The next outing of the Plucks Golf Society will take place in Macreddin Golf Club on Saturday 6th of August. Please confirm in the group if you intend to play and the draw will take place this Sunday 31st July when Green Fees must have been paid to Society Treasurer Greg O’Donnell.

Soccer Academy finishes

The popular Glencoremac United FC Soccer Academy for 4-7 year olds drew to a close last Saturday morning. Dedicated coaches Noel Brady and could not let the year draw to a close without a little surprise and the kids were treated to an Ice Cream after their efforts and also received their medals to recognise their dedication throughout the year.

For some, it was their last day as they now move on to play at U8 level and hopefully, will be future Glens stars. See you all in September is the message.

Sugarloaf Strollers

The local Sugarloaf Strollers’ were off again recently in glorious sunshine and this time they tackled the Spinc Walk in Glendalough. This was a good long hike which took the best part of 4 hours including breaks but the 16 who came along really enjoyed it. The food, cool refreshments and seats in the Wicklow Heather were very welcome at the finish. There will be no hike in August so the next hike will be on Saturday 10th September and will be most likely be Kanturk/Scarr loop near Lough Dan. If you are interested in joining the group then please send a whatsapp to Philip Mulligan at 087 2079844.

Diary notes

Please remember, we love to hear local news and events for the Kilmacanogue Diary and if you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Diary, please email colm.mulliganmull@gmail.com by midday on Sunday at the very latest. A reminder that notes are submitted first thing Monday morning. If you have any celebration or an event you would like featured, please send it on to me.


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