Wednesday 17 July 2019

Around the districts: Annacurra, Knockananna, Laragh-Glendalough, Tinahely

Tina Christiansen, Anne Mulhall, Betty Nolan and Eileen McDonald helping out at the Crossbridge field day
Tina Christiansen, Anne Mulhall, Betty Nolan and Eileen McDonald helping out at the Crossbridge field day

Annacurra: Community Games - The County Wicklow Track and Field finals will take place next Saturday, June 15, in Shillelagh. Please gather for the parade from 9am, collecting singlet and label off your coaches. Please wear white t shirt with dark shorts. Bring plenty of water, sun cream (we hope) and a picnic.

GAA lotto

On June 3 numbers drawn were 4, 7, 12 and 23. No jackpot winner. Four Match three €25 each Doyle/Hannay Grandchildren c/o Josie Doyle Patricia Fitzgerald c/o May O'Brien Ciaran and Lidia Byrne c/o Kevin Byrne Gossy Moules c/o May O'Brien Next week €1,800

Parish field day

Annacurra Parish field day Draw Tickets are now on sale for the draw. Please support the raffle and the parish that is organising it. Donations All donations for the field day would be most welcome: bric-à-brac White Elephant Cakes Bottles Books Plants Help Volunteers to help run the day would be most welcome.

Patron dates

Preban: July 19 at 7.30 p.m. Annacurra: July 21 at 7.30 p.m.

Whist drive

whist drive on in Annacurra Community Hall on next Saturday night June 15, starting at 9 p.m.


Items to be included in Annacurra notes can be emailed to by 9 p.m. on Sunday evening or phone 083 3136925.


Tidy Towns coffee morning

Knockananna Tidy towns committee are holding their annual coffee morning/bric-à-brac on Whelan's lawn on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please join us for a cuppa and show your appreciation for our team of volunteers who are working hard to have our village looking well for the upcoming Tidy Towns inspections. It will also be a great social gathering and an opportunity to catch up with your neighbours for a cuppa and a chat.

Please be aware Tidy Towns judging will take place from this week onwards. Litter is the one thing which can let us down so please if you see litter while out for your walks pick it up and bin it or take it home. Don't just presume someone else will do it. All these little things help and are much appreciated by our committee. Our volunteers meet in the village every Monday evening at 6 p.m. for one hour to do odd jobs so if you can give an hour to help us out please come along.

Hall Committee

Knockananna Hall committee will hold a reconvened AGM on Wednesday, June 26, in the hall at 8 p.m.

As the hall is used by all committees in the area we are asking all clubs and organisations to have at least one member at this meeting. We have been successful with the support of the community to keep the hall open for the benefit of all. The committee are now looking at the possibility of upgrading the hall so that it continues to be available to all in the coming years. To do this we have been advised to submit an application for leader funding but we need to know we have support of the community before taking this on board.


The Hardy Annuals Walk

Sponsored challenge walk for the over seventies in Glendalough on Thursday, September 26. Choice of distances are available. All proceeds go to Partnership America Latina. Visit for more details. To register email Tom Milligan at

PPN 2019 Plenary Meeting

We are inviting community groups to our first 2019 Plenary Meeting themed: Let's tell our stories and preserve our heritage. Meeting will be held in the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh on Thursday, June 20, at 7.30 p.m. Hear from the Heritage Office of Wicklow County Council and the National Museum of Ireland about existing and upcoming opportunities for communities to record, preserve and share their local heritage. For more info or to book a seat phone Helen at 087 1895145, Grainne 086 0487434, email

Morning Yoga

Louise's yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 a.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

This is a gently paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilising the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise at 087 6032202 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga

Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life.

The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement while seated or through use of the chair while standing. Call Louise at 087 6032202. (booking is essential).

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. will end on June 16 but will return in Sept. Classes cater for any age over three years and all levels including absolute beginners. 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, or search 'McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing'.

Summer Festival

We are delighted to host this year's summer festival for Older People on June 25 at the Brockagh Resource Centre. A day of music, food and stalls from 11 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. For more details on events go to

Mobile Library

The mobile library visits Lynhams car park every second Thursday from 12.15 noon to 12.50 p.m. The next visits will take place on June 20 and July 4.

The Singing Angels

The Singing Angels, founded in 1964, will be performing in the main hall on June 13 at 12.30 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. The mission is to engage youth from all communities in quality music and performing arts education that teaches teamwork, builds confidence, and provides a foundation for life. Since its debut, The Singing Angels has performed in 34 countries, sung with major celebrities, accompanied symphonies, and entertained dignitaries, presidents, and popes. Everyone is welcome with free entrance and car parking.

Elevation School of Performing Arts

Teachers Katie Charles, Kerry Smith and Principal Kate O'Connor were thrilled by their students progress and audiences were also entertained by the Elevation Dance Team, who performed a range of routines from their repertoire. The dance team is an intensively trained group of dancers from eight to 20 years who compete at National Level and hold many titles. On June 1 the team are hosting an incredible workshop with West.

End star Adam Garcia and this August, the dance team will travel to Disneyland Paris to perform in their very own show on a Disney stage, a most prestigious opportunity.

Audition dates for new members of the team will be announced in September for anyone wishing to join this dedicated group, while weekly ESPA classes will return in September offering Ballet, Modern, Musical Theatre, Speech seven Drama and Acro. Please contact Kate at 086 825 - 6775 for more details on classes, summer camps, team auditions and workshops.

SUMMER CAMPS - There will be summer camps in Laragh, Brockagh Resource Centre from July 8 to July 12, also in Aughrim Sports Complex from July 15 to July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp are for ages four + yrs with all levels and abilities. Dance and musical, modern and ballet, arts and crafts, street dance and acro, games, costume and prop making and much more. Contact information: 086 825 - 6775 or 085 1417398, email

Tae kwon-Do

Children, teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley at 087 2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh.(seniors and teens). Children's classes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. (4-7 years), 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. (8-12 years) in the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh.

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 Co.Wicklow. Both group and private classes available, Beginners and Improvers welcome. Like on Facebook @Pilates

WithZara. Contact Zara at 087 9367474 for more information. Classes are on Monday eve 7 p.m. and Thursday morn at 10 a.m.

Free Computer Course

This is an ongoing free five-week digital skills computer course and we are taking names for the next course (depending on numbers) due to commence in the summer. It usually takes place on Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, online TV players, podcasts, photographs, security and much more. This course is for complete beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. You will need to bring your own laptop/tablet to the course. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600 or email

AA Meetings

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night all year round.

Brockagh Resource Centre

Check out the regular classes and activities we offer on or drop into us for a timetable or contact 0404 45600. Email For Bookings/Manager: For Office: For Country Market and Car Boot:


Walking Club

Please find details of the next two Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks: June 16: Croghan. Level B, 12km, 3.5 hours. Meet the Gap 10 a.m. June 23: Art's Cross. Level B+, 15km, six hours. Meet Tinahely 9.45 a.m. or Turlough Hill car park 10.45 a.m. As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Knockananna coffee morning

Knockananna Tidy towns committee are holding their annual coffee morning/bric-à-brac on Whelan's lawn on Friday, June 14, from 9 a.m. to 1pm.

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