Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Donard, Dunlavin, Hollywood, Kilcoole, Tinahely

Donard: CCE Donard. Music Classes resume in Donard NS on September 12. All Instruments taught except the harp, as we have no harp to lend to students. We hope to have many beginners - as they are very welcome. Further information can be had from 086 0645291.

Cemetery Mass

The annual cemetery Mass in Davidstown will take place on Sunday, September 8, at 11 o'clock in the church.

If you know anybody living outside the area, who has family or relatives buried in that cemetery, you might like to let them know. Coffee morning.

The annual hospice coffee morning will take place on Thursday, September 19, at Pat and Eric Hanbidge's home, Donard Upper, from 10 a.m. till midday. All money raised will be sent to St Brigid's Hospice on the Curragh.


Dunlavin Flower Club

'Autumn Glory' a demonstration by Ali Keogh will take place on Wednesday, September 11, at 8 p.m. in the Jonathan Swift School Hall. All welcome, supper served.

Dunlavin Climate Change Project

Next outing to Moyleabbey Farm, Ballitore on September 5 at 5.30 p.m. There will also be information on the Extinction Rebellion.

Sponsored Climb up Lugnaquilla

A sponsored walk in aid of Down Syndrome Ireland will take place on Sunday, September 22. It is the ninth year of the walk and hopefully people will support it again this year. For more information contact Liz Gibbons at 087 9670240.


Creative drama encourages children to be and express themselves; develop their confidence; use their imagination; learn how to collaborate and create with others; make friends and have lots of fun.

Activities include: Fun drama games and exercises; Improvisation and storytelling; Creating characters; Movement; Prop and puppet making; Drawing, Painting and other making activities.

There will be a fun free taster session on Thursday, September 19, from 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Imaal Hall. To register text/call Carol at 086 3553026 with your child's name and age.

Course Details - Dates and Times: Thursdays 4.30 p.m. to 6 p.m. starting October 3 for eight weeks (NB no class on October 31). at Imaal Hall, Co. Wicklow. Age: 6-10 years. Cost: €120. Sibling discount available (€100 per child if siblings).

If you would like your child to attend the course but they cannot make the taster, you can book their place by texting/emailing Carol at 086 3553026 or at

Set dancing Classes

Set dancing classes will take place in Donard Hall on September 9 at 8.30 p.m.

Music Classes will recommence on Thursday, September 12, at 8 p.m. in Donard National School. New members welcome to come along.

Alarms scheme

Dunlavin and District Forum are delighted to partner with Dunlavin Friendship Club in availing of a scheme being rolled out by Muintir na Tire. This scheme allows for the provision of carbon monoxide alarms in houses that don't already have them. Alarms will be provided and installed free of charge with a maximum of two per household.

This Muintir na Tire programme is aimed at persons who do not have existing alarms and do not have the resources to install alarms themselves. We would particularly invite those over 65 to avail of the scheme.

If you would like to avail of the scheme please contact Aisling at 087 9627389 or Antoinette at 087 6793588.

Friendship Club

The friendship club meet every Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the parish centre. New members always welcome.

Breastfeeding Support

Dunlavin Breastfeeding Support Group meet in Seomra in the Imaal Hall every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to midday. Details from Alice at 085 1699425.


Important Notice - for everyone using Dunlavin GAA grounds. A Life Saving Defibrillator has now been erected outside dressing room no one.

Defibrillators can also be located in the following locations throughout the town: Outside Centra; Scoil Niocláis Naofa; St Kevin's Community College Dunlavin Health Centre; Dunlavin Bacon Factory; Dunlavin First Responders.

Please treat the machines with respect.



Results for September 26. Top score: Nicholas Kelly. Other winners: Mona Corcoran, Tom Kelly, Marie Healy, John Murphy, Seán Kelly, Maud Mullen, Rose Zeller, Christie Crowne, Ger Tyrrell, Sheila Hayden, Paddy McGarr, Susan Tutty, Carmel Tutty.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The St Vincent de Paul, St Kevin's Conference, Ballymore Eustace Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Saturday, September 14. Bus will leave Hollywood Carpark at 7.45 a.m. and Ballymore Eustace at 8 a.m. To book contact 087 9000248 or 087 2838539.

Pilates Classes

Pilates classes are onevery Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hollywood Centre. Six Week Course - €6O Please contact Simone Crowley at 087 6165072.

Acorns Pre-School

Acorns Pre-School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 till 12.00 full and part time places are available. Contact Sonia and Jane at 087 4528855 to secure your place.

Hillbillies Football

Football is on every Monday night in the Hollywood Centre from 8.15 - to 9.15 p.m. For further information contact Paul Clarke at 083 1522272.

Hollywood Bowls

The club bowl every Tuesday and Friday nights in the Hollywood Centre between 8.10 p.m. New Members' are always welcome, so come along and see what it is all about, it is a great way to spend the winter nights.

Music Under the Mountain

Traditional Music Classes for children are on the summer break and will return September 7 which take place in the Hollywood Centre every Saturday from 10.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. For further information contact Eric Greaves at 087 2248509 or 045867380.

Sinéad O'Brien Dance School

The Hip Hop Dance Classes are on their summer break and will resume September 6 every Friday with a new timetable 3-6 years 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., 7-10 years 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., and new class 11 years up 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. contact Sinéad for details at 087 2924559.


Adult Badminton will be back September 4. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh at 087 6193509.

Juvenile Badminton classes are back running Mondays 7-pm, Tuesdays 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesdays 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. nights. Places still available for Monday nights for second and third class. Please contact Chloe Clarke for more details at 087 0613292.

Friendship Club

The Friendship Club are taking a break for the summer but will be back as usual in September. We wish all our friends a happy and peaceful Holiday. Contact Marie Tutty at 085 1072356 or 045 864289.

Hollywood GAA

The Hollywood GAA Club lotto draw results August 21. The number drawn were 4, 17, 19 and 28. There was no winner of the jackpot. The seller's prize went to Niamh Brophy 722.

The €50 winners were Sinéad Phibbs 54, Marie Harkin 88, Emma Burke online 43. The next draw for a jackpot of €11,400 will be held in the Tutty's on Wednesday, September 4. Tickets are available online at and from local outlets and club members. Thanks for your continued support and good luck.

Congratulations to the August members draw winner, of a €40 Hollywood Inn Voucher, Daffyd O'Shea.

Walking and Trails Group

The Hollywood Walking and Trails Group meet every Tuesday evening in the lovely village of Hollywood at 7 p.m. outside Tutty's Pub. Our regular walks include the Hollywood Forest, White Bog and the Hollywood Loop talking in part of St Kevin's Way to Church Mt. We also have Wellness Walks for those who like a level steady pace; these walks include the Hollywood Glen, part of the Forest walk and the Hollywood Heritage Trail.

Ideal walks for beginners and those who are building their fitness levels, or for people who simply want to walk for an hour and enjoy the flora and fauna along with the companionship of other walkers. Weekend walks take place once a month, the date and venue is confirmed by the team leaders in advance at our Tuesday walks.

The Hollywood Walking and Trails Group welcomes all age groups interested in walking, our philosophy is 'We don't stop walking because we are grow old; we grow old because we stop walking'. We also encourage families to come on our walks, children and teenagers less than 18 years under parent supervision and any organisations and clubs who would enjoy an evening out walking.

Currently we don't have a joining fee so come along and enjoy the benefits of walking, getting fit, meeting new people and more important being part of all Hollywood has to offer, a connection with nature to rebalance ones equilibrium in this busy world, beautiful village, delightful scenery, community sprite and pride of place.

If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us at the following. Hollywood Community Forum: Kay Hogan: Mobile. 087 6477578 Email Aideen Klauer: Mobile. 089 4415644 Email Ann Halpin: Mobile. 087 6690222 Email

The Walking Club is an initiative of the Hollywood Community Forum to provide social opportunities to strengthen community spirit and promote and implement sustainable enhancement of our physical, natural and cultural environment.

Birthday Parties

The Hollywood Centre is available for your child's special day. Call the centre at 045 864979 for details.

Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30 p.m. We have two jackpots - €3,000 and €4,700 to play for each week.

Doctor's Clinic

The Doctor's Clinic will be held on the first and third Thursday of each month from 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.


To book the Hollywood Centre, or place a notice in the district section of the Wicklow People please contact the centre at 045 864979 or email All notes must be in the Hollywood Centre before 11 a.m. on Friday for the following week.



Drop in community yoga at Community Centre with Christina Hanney. Thursdays at 8.15 p.m. Intermediate level. Fridays at 7.30 p.m. Beginners level. €8 per class.


There will be no Clinic for the month of September.


Bowls takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night. All welcome to attend.


The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch between 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.


All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email



The following are the walks for the next two weeks for Tinahely Walking club. September 8: Cullentragh, Lugduff and Mullacor. Level A, 17km, six hours. Meet Tinahely 9.15 a.m. or Glenmalure Hotel car park 10 a.m. September 15: Miners' Way. Level B, 15km, four hours. Meet Tinahely 9.15 a.m. or Glenmalure Hotel 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 CCÉ will resume lessons on Friday, September 6, in Coolfancy NS. We offer lessons in a wide variety of instruments. Come along from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. if you are interested in traditional music and singing. For more information see our Facebook page or contact 087 6284848.

Wicklow People