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School Enrolments

Scoil na Coróine Mhuire, Ashford is now accepting enrolments for Junior Infants for September 2022.

Admission forms are available on the school website www.scoilnacoroinemhuire.ie. Alternatively, email scoilnacoroinemhuireashford@gmail.com or contact school office on 0404 40424.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, December 1.

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Applications for Admission of junior infants for September 2022 will be accepted in St Saviour’s NS Rathdrum up until Thursday, November 18.

Any family who has filled in a ‘notification of intention to apply form’ will receive an admission form by post next week

Joint Policing Committee

Wicklow County Council’s Joint Policing Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 18 at the Parkview Hotel in Newtownmountkennedy.

The Joint Policing Committee (JPC) is a forum where the local authority and the senior Garda officers can consult and make recommendations on matters affecting the policing of the area and in particular to keep under review the levels and patterns of crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour occurring and the factors underlying and contributing to it.

The focus of this public meeting will be on policing, rather than individuals and obtaining the co-operation of the public in preventing crime.

The local community will also have the opportunity to make their views known and to ask questions during the meeting.

All are welcome to attend the meeting which will begin at 7.30 p.m.

The public can submit written questions in advance of the meeting by email to hpurcell@wicklowcoco.ie.

Questioners should give their name and contact details, which will not be publicised. Wicklow County Council said that while every effort will be made to provide the information requested in certain circumstances it may not be possible for legal reasons or because it would not be in the public interest to do so.

Golf Society

Roundwood Golf Society held the A.G.M in Kavanagh’s Pub on Friday, October 29.

Incoming captain Simon Carroll announced his vice-captain for the new season will be Ciaran Blackbyrne.

The Society was also delighted to make Tim Cronin an honorary member of the Society for his hard work and dedication over the years since the Society was formed. Well done Tim.

Fixtures for the coming season will be worked on and new venues will be added to society outings.

Badminton

Roundwood Badminton Club is delighted to announce that they are open again for all badminton enthusiasts or newcomers in the local and surrounding areas, in An Tóchar GAA Club Hall.

They are open for all adult members Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 p.m. under the following Covid regulations: you must hold a valid Covid vaccination/immunity certificate; and masks must be worn when entering the hall and whilst not on court playing.

The juvenile club is open for all secondary school students on Mondays from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Christmas raffle

The annual Roundwood Sale of Work will not take place this year, but the Christmas raffle is going ahead.

The draw will take place following the turning on of the Christmas Lights on Saturday, December 4

Grand Slam Bridge

Last Wednesday was a cold evening and the chill was felt by the hardy folk that braved the cold and came out to play bridge in the Dominican Ecology Complex in Wicklow.

Although there was a smaller turnout than the previous Halloween Party night, the deals were interesting and very varied as can be seen by the results. There were two sets of results. One for the sitting pairs and another for those players who were moving from one table to the next.

It was the first really bitter cold evening this season and the wind whistled through the room as the windows were left open slightly to maintain adequate ventilation. Definitely warmer clothing is the message of the day for next week.

The seated winners were Carol Waden and Linda Walsh and in second place were Last week’s victors, Una McGowran and Larry Ryan.

The moving couples were led home into first spot by Caroline Brown and Michael Ryan followed by Marian Canavan and Mary Dickenson.

The time changed this week and what with the Climate Conference in Glasgow and the steep rise in Irish Covid 19 infection rates have made life even more precarious for everyone.

The club’s African friends in East Africa who members are in touch with, are in much worse straits; few vaccinated against the Covid pandemic; no rain for two years running; struggling to feed livestock and humans, and we think we have problems.

Road closure

Wicklow County Council wishes to advise that the R754 Barndarrig to the L5163 Brittas Bay Road will remain temporarily closed for a month, starting on November 22, to allow for the installation of a new watermain.

A 24-hour closure will be required during the period, with no through road. Local businesses and residents will have access to their properties at the side of the works.

Motorists looking for an alternative route can take the L5163 road and turn left onto the R772. They can then follow this road to Barndarrig, and visa-versa for the opposite direction.

The road closure will remain in place until December 22.

Pilates classes

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing.

Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all.

Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork Classes based in County Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome Like on Facebook @PilatesWithZara. Contact Zara on 087 9367474.

Classes are on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

Irish dancing classes

Irish Dancing takes place on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Brockagh Resource Centre.

Classes cater for any age over three years and all levels, including absolute beginners. Teachers are registered members of An Comhdhail, fully Garda vetted and insured.

Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood, TCRG, (086- 1293807), Eimear McGrath, TCRG, (085 7180926), email: mcgrathfloodschool@gmail. com. See Facebook. com/mgfschool or search McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing.

RNLI exhibition

The Wicklow RNLI photo contest digital exhibition is now open for viewing at the new library in Wicklow town.

Seventy-two photographers celebrated the beauty and heritage of the town by submitting over 200 photographs for the competition held in August.

The images are displayed in a looping slideshow format on the large screen located in the library foyer, and they can also be seen from the sidewalk and the street.

This year’s RNLI Christmas Cards are built around the contest photographs, and 100 per cent of proceeds from the sales of those cards will go directly to support the Wicklow RNLI Station.

Dementia supports

Volunteers are required for the Wicklow Dementia Support Wednesday activity group that meet in Wicklow town each Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

Volunteers are required to support participants taking part in activities, share a cuppa and have a chat.

Contact Maritta Murphy on 086 3032189 for further details.

Elevation Dance School

Elevation Dance School has a brand-new Acro and Aerial Arts and ‘TRIPLE AS’ Programmes (‘Acro and Aerial Artists Squad’).

It combines tumbling, balance and flexibility skills of ACRO with the thrilling skills learned on the Aerial Hoop and you have the customised new programme specific to ESPA students.

Students who enrol in this class will also have the option to take the add on AcroDance Class and become members of the ‘TRIPLE A SQUAD’.

More information is available at www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com/basic-01.

Indoor bowls

Indoor Bowls has resumed in Annamoe Centre on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m.

The organisers are looking for new members to come along and enjoy the game.

Bowls is social and a great way to meet new people. Covid rules are fully adhered to at all times.

Christmas fair

St Coens NS in Rathnew will host a Christmas Fair near the end of the month, bigger and better than ever.

The Christmas Fair takes place on Saturday, November 27, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a wheel of fortune, Santa’s Grotto, festive treats and fun and games.

Outdoor stalls will be available to book. For more details, contact stcoensparentsassociation@gmail.com.


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