Monday 22 July 2019

Baltinglass Jotter

Hair care summer camp - Turning Heads Hair and Makeup based in Baltinglass is running a creative summer course especially for children from six years old.

Courses will run weekly through July and August from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday (bring a packed lunch). The cost of a full course is €70 and children will be grouped with others of a similar age. The camp will help your children to learn the basics of looking after their hair.

This will be a fun camp where they will learn how to create anything from pony tails to dutch briads, using training dolls to perfect their skills. Participants will have the opportunity to invent their own unique styles while having fun through games and some great prizes.

For more information contact Aimee at 083 8143806 or go to Facebook or Instagram at Turning Heads Hair and Makeup. This is a fully insured and Garda Vetted facility.

Family fun day

For the second year running the Baltinglass Parish Family Fun Day takes place next Sunday, July 7, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Parish Centre grounds. Lots of activities planned, Sport, music, dancing, art, Treasure Hunt, Face Painting, and don't forget to bring your own picnic.

There will also be a Kid's Fancy Dress Competition with categories: Most Original, Best Self Made, Best Overall. Prizes for first, second and third places. A parade of all entrants will start at 2.45 p.m.

Vintage cars are welcome (no display fee). Come and see the newly developed Tearmann Community Garden.

Helpers are wanted to help with setting up the grounds for the Family Fun Day (putting out chairs, tables etc). If you can help, please contact the parish office.

Active Retired notes

The venues for the Baltinglass and District Active Retired weekly coffee mornings over the summer are: July in the Community Café (The Tea Room), and August in Baltinglass Golf Club, every Friday at 11 a.m.

Members of the public are invited to come join us on our summer Picnic on Thursday, July 25, from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. in Tearmann Community Garden. Don't forget your picnic basket with a few goodies, plenty of sun screen, and a sun bonnet in preparation for glorious sunshine.

Bowling will resume on Tuesday, August 20, at 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Fatima Hall.

The next meeting of the group will be held on August 28 at 3 p.m. in Germaines. Due to summer recess there won't be any meeting in July.

Clothes recycling

Baltinglass GAA will hold a Recycling clothes collection at the club house till July 8. During Cúl Camp Week from July 1 to July 5, the clubhouse opens every day.

We are asking you to please donate clean unwanted Clothes, Bed Linen, Towels, Curtains and Textiles including Shoes, Bags and Belts, No Pillows, No Duvets. Please drop your bags off at the clubhouse any time, or morning/evening during the week of the Cúl Camp. Your donations will benefit your GAA Club and the bags, when sorted, will go to the shops around Ireland belonging to the National Council for the Blind.

Parish Fundraising Draw

Baltinglass Parish is running a Fundraising Draw between now and September. Tickets are €20 (with the option of paying €5 weekly over four weeks). The prizes are as follows: First Prize - €500, second prize - €200, third prize - €100, fourth and fifth prize - €50, fifth and sixth prize - €30. There will be a Promoters prize of €50. Full entry must be paid up by September 8.

Draws will take place on Sundays after 11 a.m. Mass on September 8, 15, 22, 29. Promoters of the draw are wanted. Contact the parish office for Draw Cards. Your support would be very much appreciated.

Motorcycle run

The annual Motorcyle Run in aid of Davidstown Church Roof Restoration Fund will take place on Sunday, July 15, starting and finishing in Coolmoney Military Camp in the Glen of Imaal. The cost is €20 per bike and refreshments will be provided after the run. The route is approximately 100km with a shorter route for vintage mototcycles.

Everyone is welcome and we hope to have a good turnout and a bit of craic in the camp when the bikes get back to Coolmoney. Coolmoney Camp is just off the N81 20 miles from Blessington and nine miles from Baltinglass. The Run will start at 12.30 p.m.

Yoga with Trish

Trish Isibor invites you to yoga for mind and spirit on Sunday mornings in the Lalor Centre, Baltinglass from July 7 for six weeks, from 11 a.m. to midday. Experience a deeper connection with your inner self through yoga, which means 'union'. In asana practice we cherish each breath, cherish each cell in our bodies. The time we spend on the mat is love in action.

€12 per class or sign up for six and get one free. Looking forward to seeing you all. Namaste. For more information or to book your space phone 087 0532183 or email

Kiltegan Drama

A new one-act play by Kiltegan Drama Group will be performing in St Tegan's Hall in Kiltegan this Friday, July 5, and Friday, July 12, at 8 p.m. The title of the play is 'Weighing In' and was written by Ger Gallagher. The proceeds from the play will go towards a Cinema Room in Baltinglass Hospital. Tickets are €10 and must be purchased beforehand. To book call 086 3782104.

Elementary engineering

A summer workshop for primary school children in the basics of engineering is coming to West Wicklow. Children aged 7-12 will learn how to design and build fun remote cars and other robotics.

The dates for Baltinglass are July 24 to July 26 (Ages: seven to 8) and August 7 to August 9 (Ages: nine to 12). The workshops take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This summer workshop will also be in Dunlavin from July 30 to August 2 (Ages: seven to 8) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information go to or contact 087 2506785, or email

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