Thursday 25 April 2019

Around the districts: Coolboy, Glenealy, Kilmacanogue and Rathew

Maeve Plant modelling at the fashion show in Kaideen Knitwear in aid of the Baltinglass Hospital Patients Comfort Fund
Maeve Plant modelling at the fashion show in Kaideen Knitwear in aid of the Baltinglass Hospital Patients Comfort Fund

Coolboy - Christmas Lights: The annual lighting of the tree along with a visit from Santa and his friends is taking place on Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m. If anyone is interested in getting involved on the night, please contact any committee member.

Raffle cards for our annual Hamper Draw are now on sale in the post office, Sonny's and from any committee member. Lines are €2 each and all support is appreciated.



The successful and long-established Stagebratz Starz are excited to bring their well-renowned theatre classes to Glenealy Village Hall. Offering jam-packed weekly classes of singing, dancing, Acting and musical Theatre for four - 17 years, there is something to appeal to everyone. With shows, Performances and competitions each year, we focus on bringing out the confidence and love of the stage in every little star. Classes are on Tuesdays from 4.15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. For more details or to book your place, please contact Parice or Kerry at 083 1563897.

Indoor bowls

Indoor bowls is back in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wedsnesday night if you would like to start playing In door bowls great Hobbie for the winter nights. For more information contact 0404 44040.

Christmas fair

The christmas fair in Glenealy village hall is on Sunday, December 2, from midday to 4 p.m. Some great craft stalls, home made cakes stall and much more, tea or coffee and home-made mince pies on offer, santa will be here in his grotto arriving at 2 p.m. A lovely festive atmosphere, put this date in your diary and hope to see you here. We have a few stall spaces left so if anyone interested contact us at 0404 44040. See advert for more details.

Cottage market

The Cottage Market, Glenealy 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 welcome.

GAA bingo

The next GAA bingo will be in Glenealy Village Hall on Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. Great cash prizes to be won. Hope to see you there and bring a friend.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes are on in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. Seven classes 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. Like on Facebook to keep up to date at pilates with Zara.


Gymboree play and music classes continue every Tuesday morning 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 in Glenealy village on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.

Toddlers haven

Registration is on going for 2018,2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Glenealy card drive

The 45 card drive will be on in Glenealy village hall this Thursday, November 29, and whist partner card drive will be the following Thursday, December 6, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Foroige youth club

Glenealy Foróige youth club meets 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 email us at

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 44980.


Kathleen Bradshaw R.I.P.

Kilmacanogue lost one its queens on Sunday morning when news came through that Kathleen Bradshaw had slipped away peacefully after a brave battle against a recent illness. Kathleen will be sadly missed and remembered with love by her devoted husband Eddie, children Melissa, Louise, Edward, Douglas and Rosie, sons-in-law Chris, Colm, Brendan, daughter-in-law Linda, grandchildren Jamie, Amy, Lydia, Natasha, Robyn, Kieran, Reece, Andrew and Conor, sisters Mary and Bridget, nephew Joseph, extended family and her many friends.

Her funeral mass took place on Tuesday (27th) in St Mochonog's Church attended by a huge crowd to bid a last farewell to a real lady.

Kathleen was not just a wife, mother, granny and sister, she was Kilmacanogue Community true and true and her kindness and sweetness will be remembered by us all. She helped out with our senior citizens, was our church sacristan and supporter of everything run in the village and her passing has left a huge void in the village.

Farewell Kathleen, your suffering is over and you can now rest but we will all remember you with love, rest in peace.

Christmas Fair

The parents' association of Kilmacanogue NS are delighted to be hosting the Kilmacanogue school fair which will take place on Sunday, December 2, from 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. in the School Hall.

Please support your local school community if you can and there will be crafts, baking, tea or coffee, a raffle and lots of Christmas cheer on the day.

History Society lecture

The members of our local Kilmacanogue History Society are eagerly looking forward to the last lecture of the 2018 Calendar. The lecture is titled 'Art, Artefacts and Old Buildings in Dublin and Wicklow and it will be presented by Peter Pearson. Start time is at 8 p.m. in the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday, December 11 (Note change from fourth) and as always, new members are very welcome. Price is just €4 for anyone wishing to come along, €3 for existing members.

Senior citizens party

The annual senior citizens Christmas party is just over a week away and will once again take place in the Summerhill House Hotel on Sunday, December 9.

Glens Christmas draw

The annual Glencormac United Christmas Draw is drawing close and tickets are selling fast thanks to all the loyal supporters who without fail, support this draw every year. First Prize is €2,000 with €1,000 for second and €500 for third prize with five Prizes of €100 each also available. The draw will take place on Saturday, December 8, in Plucks and limited to 500 (hence it's a 500/1 Draw) and tickets are on sale at €20 from club members.

This is the main fundraiser for the club each year to cover the cost of Academy, six Underage teams and senior team and the club rely on the support of you all.

Soccer action

Most of the teams have now finished for the winter break and received their awards and medals on Sunday in the Parkview Hotel in Newtown but two teams were in action last weekend.

The under-14s qualified for the Premier Shield Final and they faced a very strong Rathnew team who have won every game this season so the task was always going to be tough. A bad start saw the Glens trail 4-0 at the break and two more goals were conceded after the break but this defeat in no way deflects from how well this young team have done under manager Karl Bradshaw this year and everyone at Glencormac United FC are really proud of their efforts.

The senior team travelled to Arklow to play Arklow United on Sunday morning. Somehow, after dominating the first half, the Glens trailed 2-0 at the break. However, they managed to score three times after the restart with Josh O'Callaghan netting along with two from Nay Watters only for Arklow to equalise in the last minute and it finished 3-3. The Glens will rue all the missed chances they had but move on to St Peter's at home this Sunday at 2 p.m., support welcome.

A minute's silence was observed before the game in memory of Kathleen Bradshaw. Kathleen was a great supporter of the Glens and all at the club is so very sorry to hear of her passing and extend their deepest sympathies to all her family at this sad time. Rest in Peace Kathleen, a truly lovely lady.


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Community Centre

Activities at Rathnew Community Centre (phone 085 1752339) are as follows

Senior citizens' Christmas party on December 1.

Computer Classes for Beginners - free - Thursdays 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Parent and Toddler Group: Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For Info Call 087 6440693.

Tai Chi and Kenpo Karate: For Adults Teens and Kids, Mid Term Camp and Women's Self Defence Classes Phone 089 4567533.

Crochet Classes: Tuesdays 7: 30-9.30 p.m.

Women's Group: Tuesdays 10.30 a.m. to 1 a.m. For Info Call 089 2411420.

Yoga: Wednesdays 8: 00 - 9.30 p.m. For Info Call 086 0596235.

In-Door Bowls: Thursdays 8: 00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Meditation and Relaxation: Every second Sunday next session December 2. For Info Call 086 0596235.

Bingo: Wednesdays 8: 00 p.m. to 10 p.m.

'Forever Friends' Pre-School Phone 087 4104121.

For more Information contact us at 085 1752339 and visit us on Facebook email

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