Thursday 23 May 2019

Around the districts: Glenealy, Kilcoole, Rathdrum

Auctioneer Leslie Bradshaw with Glenealy Fundraising Committee members Cathrine Driver, Liam Byrne, Noel Armstrong, Thomas Cooney and Mary Weir at the recent auction in Glenealy Village Hall
Auctioneer Leslie Bradshaw with Glenealy Fundraising Committee members Cathrine Driver, Liam Byrne, Noel Armstrong, Thomas Cooney and Mary Weir at the recent auction in Glenealy Village Hall

Glenealy: Christmas Market - The Christmas Market will take place on Saturday, November 24, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Glenealy Garden Centre. Enjoy the festive atmosphere while browsing for Gifts-Artisan Breads-Home baking-Christmas Cakes and Puddings-Health and Wellbeing Products - Local Fruit and Veg-Preserves-Honey-Crafts-Gift Packs-and much more. Feel free to sample our Christmas Cake and Pudding tasters before your order.

Come along and support Homegrown, Homemade and Handcraft in our community by shopping local at the Cottage Market. For children of all ages join in our workshop creating a hand-crafted Santa letter to be posted in our special North Pole Postbox. If any interested crafters would like to take a Christmas stall please contact Margaret at 087 7600671.


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 to 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 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.

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 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.

New Pilates 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, at 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 will be 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

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

Whist partner card drive will be on in Glenealy village hall this Thursday, November 22, and 45 card drive will be the following Thursday, November 29, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New pLayers always welcome.

Foróige youth club

Glenealy Foróige youth club is back 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.

GLENEALY 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

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.


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 7.30pm.

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, Coffees, Mulled Wine and Mince Pies will be available. Santa arrives at 2 p.m. Come along to start your Christmas shopping. For enquiries contact Sylvia at 086 1684858.

Community Policing Clinic

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. All welcome to attend.

Community Centre

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.

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.


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


Pride of Place Award

The community of Rathdrum was overjoyed and very proud to learn that their town won the Pride of Place Award 2018. This award is recognition and reward for all those who contributed to Rathdrum winning the competition. A huge thanks to all involved. The award is a significant boost to the town.

The judges' citation ended 'The judges can confidently predict a great future for this warm and welcoming town.'.

Gold Medal Winner

Warmest congratulations to Mick Byrne of Parnell Athletic Club in Rathdrum on winning a gold medal for Ireland in the five nations cross - country in Wales and also led his team to win a Team Bronze medal. Well done to Mick, a legend and an inspiration. Rathdrum is proud of you.

Parish Sale of Work

The annual parish sale of work and auction will take place in the RDA hall on Sunday, November 25, starting at 2 p.m. On Saturday (24th) the RDA hall will be open to received items for the auction and Sale (no beds, electrical items, prams or buggies please). Raffle tickets are on sale.

Clara Vale Dinner

The annual Clara Vale Church committee dinner dance will take place in the Glendalough Hotel on Friday, December 7, at 8.30 p.m. Music by the Wicklow Man. Tickets €25 available from any Committee Member. Diary Date.

Christmas Carols will be sung in the Parish Church at 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 16. Everyone welcome.

Parnell Athletic Club

We travelled with a small group of athletes to Adamstown County Wexford for the uneven ages Leinster Cross Country. What a great race the under-nine turned out to be with Emma Byrne second and Ella Breen fourth with under eight, Ciara Windertbottom not far behind. Next up was Helen Winterbottom coming 19th in the under-11.

Great running from young Harry Kileen, Lacey Shannon under-15 and Edward Byrne. Pride of place this week must go to our own Mick Byrne on winning the over 55 autumn Internationals in Swansea Wales.


The community of Rathdrum extends their sympathies to the Walsh Family Corballis Demesne on the death of Joan. Paddy, Ann and Maria Hogan, Whitesbridge, on the sad passing of John and the O'Dea family, Ballysheemane on the passing of their mother Nancy.

Wicklow People