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Around the districts: Ashford, Glenealy, Laragh-Glendalough, Rathnew

Ashford: Community Games - Well done to all the children who took part in the area Talent final last Sunday, a wonderful evening of entertainment in music, song and dance the winners in the under-12s and under-16s categories will go forward to the county final on Sunday, April 14, hosted by our Glenealy village hall with 12.30 check in for 1 p.m. start.

Please note change of date for Gymnastics county final is Sunday, April 14.


Card Drive

45 Card drive will be on in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night, April 4. Whist partner card drive will be the following Thursday night, April 11, Both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.


There will be a concert in Glenealy village hall on Saturday, April 13, as part of St Joseph's church 150th Anniversary celebration with the Wicklow male voice choir, American college students, St Joseph's school band and Doey Walsh. MC on the night will be Mr Paul Sharkey, commencing 7.30 p.m. Tickets €10 and admission by ticket only. To book tickets phone Thomas 087 1266624, Pat 086 2582240 or Mary at 0404 44040 or call to village Hall 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday to Friday or Thursday evenings 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

East Coast Coffee Morning

The Wicklow East Coast Cancer coffee morning will be on in Glenealy Village hall on Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to midday. Lots of home baking, Monster raffle, music and lots more. please put in your diary and support such a great cause. Hope to see you all on the day.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowls is played in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wednesday night if you would like to start playing in door bowls. For more information contact 0404 44040.

Cottage Market

The cottage market, located in the Glenealy Garden Centre takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. The market features local and organic vegetables, freshly baked breads, cakes and savouries, as well as jams, chutneys and tarts. Locally produced wild honey is on offer as are healthy Aloe products. Beautiful wood turned pieces, artisan gifts such as delicate dried flower crafts, tea, coffee and healthy snacks are also available. So come along, support local Wicklow producers and enjoy the atmosphere in our little cottage market. New stall holders are always.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes are now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Running from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.


Gymboree play and music classes continue every Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months - four years. teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information and to book your place.

Saturdays Playgroup

The Saturdays playgroup is back in Glenealy village on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.

Community Games

Well done to all the children who took part in the area Talent final last Sunday, a wonderful evening of entertainment in music, song and dance the winners in the under-12s and under-16s categories will go forward to the county final on Sunday, April 14, hosted by our Glenealy village hall with 12.30 check in for 1 p.m. start. Please note change of date for Gymnastics county final is Sunday, April 14.

Toddlers Haven

Registration is on going for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Foroige Youth Club

Glenealy Foróige youth club is in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged 12 years to 18 years. Anyone interested can come along any Friday night for more information contact 0404 44040.

Astro Turf

Our state-of-the-art astroturf pitch is available. We are taking bookings for morning, afternoon or evening times at very competitive rates. Please contact us at 0404 44040 for more information.

Village Hall

Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc. with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or e. mail us @glenealyvillagehall@eircom.net.

Glenealy IT Centre

Enrolment is now taking place for the following courses: ECDL, Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Word and Excel Advanced, Bookkeeping/Accounts Sageline 50.Contact 0404 44980The Art and Handwriting are taking place at the moment.

ORGANIC HORTICULTURE COURSE QQI L5. Part-Time Training Course 26 weeks (2.5 days per week). Commences May 2019 - Ideal opportunity of a funded training programme aimed at individuals with an interest in gaining a recognised qualification and employment in Organic Horticulture/Gardening. Participants will develop skills which will equip them to function in a horticulture/gardening business environment. Contact 0404 44980.

PAYROLL COURSE Enrolment is now taking place in Glenealy IT Centre for a part-time Manual and Computerised Payroll Course QQI Level 5. Commencing March. Contact 0404 44980.


Temple na Skellig

Glendalough Heritage Forum (GHF) invites you to a public lecture, Temple na Skellig: new understandings of Francoise Henry's 1950s' excavations which will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in the Brockagh Resource Centre.

The talk will highlight the results of a new project which finally publishes Henry's excavations and will also offer very brief news of the ongoing GHF/UCD excavations at Glendalough. In addition, it is planned to ask for help in identifying members of the local workforce who staffed her excavations and who appear in many of the photographs of the site.

Admission is free and all are very welcome. For further information, please contact glendaloughheritageforum@gmail.com.

Car boot sales

Our next car boot day will be on Sunday, April 7, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bargains on practically anything from household items to garden additions, and even vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom.net if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8 a.m. on the morning.

Climate Change Talk

On April 11, Laragh Tidy Towns will host a workshop on how to reduce waste and improve recycling in the home. The talk will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre, starting at 7.30 p.m. The workshop will be followed by a short talk on climate change. Everyone is welcome to attend. Join us on facebook.com/laragh.tidytowns/.

Basket Weaving Workshops

Learn to make a traditional round basket using willow. Suitable for both beginners and improvers.

The next workshop takes place on and April 20 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can contact local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 for future workshop dates 2019, or email info@wicklowwillow.ie wicklowwillow.ie.

Go For Life

The group meet most Tuesdays, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, music come along on at 11 a.m., they welcome any newcomer.

The group meet for lunch once a month at various venues. For further information, call Denise at the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or drop in.

Happy Days

On Tuesdays mornings from 10.30 a.m. to midday at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art and crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area.

Contact us at 0404 45600 at the centre for more information.

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. (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).


Community Centre

Upcoming events/activities at Rathnew Community Centre, The Old Village, Rathnew. Phone 085 1752339 for more informations.

East Coast FM Wicklow Wide coffee morning - Friday, April 12, from 10 a.m. Come along for a cuppa and a chat. Cake donations and raffle prize sponsors are very welcome.

Tai Chi and Kenpo Karate: for adults teens and kids, mid term camp and women's self defence classes. Phone 089 4567533.

Wicklow Karate Easter Camp: April 15 to April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Phone 089 4567533.

Crochet Classes: Tuesdays 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Women's Group: Tuesdays 10.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. For info call 089 2411420.

Yoga: Wednesdays 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. For info call 086 0596235.

Indoor Bowls: Thursdays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Meditation and Relaxation: Every second Sunday next session April 14. For Info Call 086 0596235.

Bingo: Wednesdays 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

'Forever Friends' Pre-School Phone 087 4104121.

For additional activities at the centre contact Mary from Croi Rath Naoi at 087 6440693.

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