Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Aughrim, Glenealy, Rathdrum, Tinahely

Members of the Singing Angels from Ohio, USA performing at the Brockagh Centre in Laragh recently
Members of the Singing Angels from Ohio, USA performing at the Brockagh Centre in Laragh recently

Aughrim: Ballinatone Fête - Ballinatone parish are holding their annual fête on Saturday, July 13, in Ballinatone Church grounds starting at 2.30 p.m. There will be the usual attractions such as books, plants, bric-a-brac and lovely cakes and delicious tea.

Pilates classes

For the summer I will be running a 10 a.m. Wednesday morning pilates class in Aughrim Sports Complex and a 6.45 p.m. Tuesday evening class in Redcross Church Hall, Redcross. Classes are mat-based and for mixed ability. For more information or to book a place, please contact Martina Byrne, Pilates for Life Wicklow at 086 8729391. Follow @pilatesforlifewicklow on Facebook and/or Instagram.

Community Games

Next Saturday sees our county Wicklow tag rugby champions travelling to Carlow IT for the Leinster Finals. We would like to wish our under-11 and under-14 boys and girls all the luck of Wicklow and to do your best and enjoy the experience.

Active Retirement

We are going to Shelbourne Park Greyhound Races on Tuesday night, July 16, Package, which includes entry and two-course dinner, is €25. Payment has to be made two weeks in advance. Bus will be extra. We continue to meet at Phelan's each Monday at 10.30 a.m. for a short walk and coffee afterwards.

Annual Cemetery Masses

The annual Cemetery Masses and blessing of the graves will take place as follows: Rosahane Cemetery, Sunday, July 14, at 2 p.m. Upper Macreddin Cemetery, Monday, July 15, at 8 p.m. Lower Macreddin Cemetery Monday, July 22, at 8 p.m.

Physical Therapist Clinic

John Murphy MIAPT Physical Therapist clinic is in Aughrim Community Complex on Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. For appointments phone 040466168/086 8545157/085 1620301.


The numbers: 3, 8, 15 and 22 were drawn in this week's Aughrim Sports club lotto on June 24. The jackpot was won by Aisling O'Loughlin, Tinakilly, Aughrim. Match-three winners were Majella O'Shea and Kieran Ryan. The jackpot is €1,500.

Town and Country Market

A warm welcome to all at Aughrim Town and Country Market, Rednagh Road, every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy the buzz in the Pavilion Cafe as you catch up with friends over coffee and treats. Delicious brunches and light lunches are also on offer. Fresh local produce available, including organic fruit and vegetables, locally produced meat, eggs, preserves and fresh home-baked bread and cakes. You may even find that special gift from our craft stalls. Please contact Caroline at 086 0865838 for further information.

Notes Deadline

Items to be included in the Aughrim notes should be emailed to before 8 p.m. on Sundays. Do not send attachments.


Sheila's Summer Camps

Sheila summer camps will be on Monday, July 15, to Friday, July 19, and the second camp will be on Monday, August 19, to Friday, August 23. For more information and to book your place, contact Sheila at 086 8683395.

VHI Cul Camp

The Vhi Cúl Camp is in Glenealy on Monday, July 8, to Friday, July 12. For more information, contact Sheila Driver at 086 8683395.

Glenealy Card Drive

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

Indoor Bowls

Indoor bowls is 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 indoor bowls. For more information, contact 0404 44040.

Dance classes

Dance classes with Declan, including modern, ballroom and jive, etc, are held in Glenealy Village Hall on Monday nights at 8 p.m. Anyone interested, just turn up on the night to join.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes are now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. Seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate of €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.

Gymboree Pop Up classes

Gymboree play and music pop up classes will be on the following: Tuesday morning, July 2, at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. and Tuesday, August 6, at 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months to 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.

Toddlers Haven Playgroup

Registration is ongoing 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.

Astro Turf

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

Glenealy Village Hall

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

Glenealy IT Centre

ORGANIC HORTICULTURE - BIODIVERSITY AND NATURAL ENVIRONMENT : QQI L5 Part-time fully funded training course - two and a half days per week. Commenced in mid-June. Ideal opportunity for a funded training programme aimed at individuals with an interest in gaining a recognised qualification and employment in organic horticulture. The course will include knowledge of organic principals and practices, environmental assessment and management and a broad range of horticulture skills. Contact 0404 44980.


Gymnastics or Trampoline Summer Camps

Classes started this week in Rathdrum and run from July 15 in Wicklow.

Some spaces are still available, book online now to secure a space.

Suitable for all, from absolute beginners to very aspiring gymnasts. Great introduction/try out for what is one of the most popular sports in Ireland and growing dramatically.

Most importantly it is great fun and our coaches are just superb, love what they do and are all current or ex-gymnasts who have come up through our club which promotes a great fun-filled training programme for gymnastics and trampoline.

Our camps are licensed by Gymnastics Ireland, the national governing body for Gymnastics in Ireland, and all gymnasts are registered with them for the camps.

To book, click on the 'Pay now' section on either website. Online bookings only.


Wicklow: (Please note that due to school works the Wicklow camp starting on August 12 is a three-day camp) Any questions call Becky at 085 7538733 or email

Spaces for new members to join Rathdrum or Wicklow Gymnastics Club will be available after current members finish enrolment on July 2. To enrol, just click the 'Pay Now' button on the website and pick a class that suits you best.

Thursday Walks

Last week, guest leader Irene Langrell led 31 walkers on the circuit over Croghanmoira. On one of the best evenings this year everyone got to enjoy the fantastic panoramic views from the top of Croghanmoira.

This coming week we will travel to Kilpedder for the circuit of Old Downs Hill. Meet at Parnell Memorial Park for 7 p.m. and walk starts at 7.30 p.m.


Tinahely Walking Club

Please find details of the next two Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks.

July 7: Lough Dan. Level A, 16km, five hours. Meet Tinahely 9.45 a.m. or Laragh 10.30 a.m.

July 14: Camaderry and Turlough Hill. Level A, 18km, six hours. Meet Tinahely 9.15 a.m. or Glendalough upper car park 10 a.m.

As usual, please remember to wear proper walking boots, pack full rain gear and bring adequate food and drink.

Please check Tinahely Walking Club Facebook page for any changes to the scheduled walks.

Tinahely Variety Group

Tinahely Variety Group invites you to the launch of our 2019-20 season on Friday, July 5, at Courthouse Arts Centre at 8 p.m. Come along and enjoy some refreshments.

We are currently looking for help with stage crew, costumes, make-up, set design and construction, sound and lighting and of course actors.

Children's Creative Writing Workshops

The Lennon Centre, Annagh are running children's creative writing workshops in July for children aged 11 to 16 years. Dates as follows: Saturday and Sunday, July 21/22 for age 11-13 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day; Saturday and Sunday, July 28/29 for age 14-16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day. Cost per child is €50 for the weekend.

For further info contact 086 3287217.

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