Friday 24 May 2019

Around the districts: Glenealy, Kilcoole and Kilmacanogue

Cristiana Taglienti, Julio Taglienti and Lee Taglienti at the Benny Taglienti benefit night at the Hotspot, Greystones
Cristiana Taglienti, Julio Taglienti and Lee Taglienti at the Benny Taglienti benefit night at the Hotspot, Greystones

Glenealy - 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 healhty 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.


The successful and long-established Stagebratz starz are excited to bring their well-renowned theatre classes to Glenealy. 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 at 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.

GAA bingo

The next GAA bingo will be in Glenealy Village Hall on Sunday, November 18, at 3 p.m. Great cash prizes to be won, bring a friend.

New pliates classes

There is New Pilates classes starting in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday mornings starting Friday, September 14, 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 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.

Saturday's playgroup

The Saturdays playgroup are 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.

Toddlers haven playgroup

Just to bring to your attention 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

45 card drive will be on in Glenealy village hall this Thursday, November 15, and whist partner card drive will be the following Thursday, November 22, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Foroige youth club

Glenealy Foróige youth club is back in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night at 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.

Gleanealy 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 at


St. Anthony's Church

A Remembrance Mass for all the deceased buried from St Anthony's Church over the past 50 years will be celebrated on November 30, at 7.30 p.m.

Christmas fair

The fair which is in aid of Greystones Resource Centre takes place in the Mill Room on Sunday, November 25, from 12.00 p.m. to 5 p.m. There will be many stalls including lots of Guess the Weight/Amount games as well as a Bumper Raffle. Tea and Coffees will be available. Come along to start your Christmas shopping. For enquiries contact Sylvia at 086 1684858.

Community policing

The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Community Centre. Services include crime prevention advice and stamping forms as well as most other Garda services. Contact Garda Molly Corbett or Garda Alan Thompson

Indoor bowls

Bowls has now returned on Tuesday evenings as well as Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.

Win a Kool house

St Anthony's Football Club and St Patrick's GAA Club have joined fundraising forces and will raffle a new house in Kilcoole worth €400,000. Tickets are available online and cost €105 each. Visit


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.

Parent/toddler group

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.


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St Fergal's Men's Choir Concert

The St Fergal's Men's Choir will hold their annual concert on Sunday, November 25, at 7.30 p.m. which is used as a fundraising event for their parish, St Fergal's in Ballywaltrim. The choir are great supporters of Kilmacanogue and we all can re call the wonderful concert they put on for us in our village for the Shane Vickers Trust.

This year the concert is a country themed singalong and they will have a selection of great country classics as well as some old favourites. If you like the music of Glen Campbell, Don Williams, Willie Nelson, The Carpenters, The Eagles and a whole host of other favourites, well then this is the place to be.

The concert will take place in St Anthony's Room, adjoining St Fergal's Church in Ballywaltrim and because this is a limited seating event, admission is by ticket only. Tickets are free and available from the St Fergal's parish office or any member of St Fergal's Men's Choir or indeed people can contact Michael directly at 086 3647315. As this is a fundraising event, all attendees are invited to make a donation if they so wish to St Fergal's Parish on the night of the concert. Best of luck to Michael and his wonderful choir for yet another successful and entertaining night.

Mass and Blessing

The Kilmacanogue GAA Club will hold their annual Mass for deceased members on Sunday, November 25, at 2 p.m. in the new Clubhouse. There will also be a blessing of the clubhouse itself taking place on the same day and everyone is welcome on the day.

Lakers coffee morning

Kilmacanogue GAA Club hosted a wonderful coffee morning in aid of Bray Lakers last Friday from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the new GAA Hall. Everyone is aware of the great work Bray Lakers do in the wider community and unfortunately earlier this month a fire destroyed their fleet of buses and badly damaged their facility but a very successful day raised €2,432 when coupled with the non-uniform day in Kilmacanogue National School which raised €550. The organisers would like to thank you all for the wonderful support.

Senior citizens party

The annual senior citizens Christmas party is drawing close and will once again take place in the Summerhill House Hotel on Sunday, December 9. Everyone involved with the senior citizens would like to wish Breda Connolly well in her recovery from a recent illness. Breda is a dedicated member of the committee but urged to get better and take it easy for this year.

Glens Christmas Draw

Are we allowed say it yet I wonder? Yes, 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 Fund Raiser 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

The heavy rain that fell on Friday was the real winner last weekend as most matches were called off with only three games surviving. The under-eights travelled to Avonmore on Sunday morning. It must have been the long journey down that made them a little sleepy as they lost both opening matches but rallied in their second games to draw and win one.

The under-11s travelled to Greystones on a wet Saturday morning and played a thrilling 1-1 with their hosts. Aishling Meehan scored the goal so the teams must meet again this week.

The under-14s travelled to Rathnew in the shield. The first half was a tight affair and remained 0-0 at the break. Rathnew took an early lead and then the Glens had a player dismissed for an off the ball incident and this ruined the game as Rathnew stretched the lead to 4-0 before Oisin Kelly pulled one back but Rathnew added a fifth to run out deserving winners. It is winner takes all this weekend now as Wicklow Rovers and the Glens do battle for a place in the Shield Final against Rathnew, who are looking to complete a treble after winning the league and cup.

Wicklow People