Wednesday 21 August 2019

Baltinglass Jotter

Credit union bursaries - Students are welcome to enter into Baltinglass Credit Union Student Bursary Draw to win €250 (sixth class starting first year) or €750 (sixth year starting first year college) towards your school/college expenses.

All you need to do if fill out the relevant Student Bursary form and drop it into any one of the six offices before Friday, August 9, to be in with a chance to win. Winners will be announced on Monday, August 12.

Forms are available in any of the six CU offices or can be downloaded at The draw is a lottery draw, randomly selected and fully supervised in the main Baltinglass Credit Union office. The applicant and/or the parent of the applicant must be a member of Baltinglass Credit Union.

Meeting/sponsored walk

The next meeting of the Baltinglass Day Care Centre committee will take place on Wednesday, July 10, at 8.30 p.m. at the Day Care Centre.

The annual Sponsored Walk for the Baltinglass Day Care Centre will take place on Sunday, July 28. A great event for all the family (and family pets). Sponsorship cards are available from committee members or at the reception at Baltinglass Hospital. Your continued support is so much appreciated.

Active retired

The committee would like to thank the Peoples' Shop in Baltinglass for their generous contribution to the Seniors' Tea Party held recently. A very enjoyable evening was had by all.

Active Retired members are invited to a summer Picnic in the Tearmann Gardens on Thursday, July 25, from 2.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Don't forget your picnic basket with a few goodies, plenty of sun screen and a sun bonnet, in anticipation of the sun.

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.

Bus shelters

An announcement was made recently by Wicklow County Council that Baltinglass and District Forum has been granted €10,000 for two bus shelters. The cost of the actual bus shelters is €4,000 each plus the cost of installations. Indications are that there will be no problem with Planning Permission as the council recognizes that there is a real need for them. Well done to those who campaigned for these over the years.

Workhub Wicklow

Workhub Wicklow launched last Saturday in Blessington. Based on the Main Street of Blessington, Workhub Wicklow is a co-working and hot-desking facility with a full range of options for the remote worker, small business and start-ups alike. With the latest communications technology and a contemporary ergonomic office space, they offer a convenient and cost effective alternative to conventional office space.

If you are looking for a hotdesk, dedicated desk, meeting room or just somewhere to receive your physical mail they would be delighted for you to get in touch. Contact details are: or phone 045 863348.

Thank you

Kids Aloud Community Childcare Service wish to acknowledge the generous donation of €200 received from the People's Shop. We are extremely grateful for their continued support of the service in its goal to provide quality, affordable, childcare for the children of Baltinglass and the surrounding areas.

Kiltegan farm/country auction

St Peter's Parish, Kiltegan Farm and Country Auction will take place on Saturday, August 3, at 2 p.m. in the Parish Centre beside the church. There will be lots of farm produce and home bakes on sale on the day, alongside the annual auction. There will also be a raffle with some great money prizes. All support is appreciated and we look forward to seeing you there.

Kiltegan Drama Group

A new one-act play by Kiltegan Drama Group was performed last Friday in St Tegan's Hall in Kiltegan. The final performance takes place this 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.

Watering the flowers

The flower boxes around the town have added greatly to the town's appearance. But unless they are watered they will die.

At present three volunteers do this. It takes up to four hours each evening. Could you give of your time at least on one evening? It would reduce the workload and make life easier for everyone. Volunteers meet at the Square, Baltinglass each week on Saturday at 2.30 p.m., Tuesday at 6 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m. All help would be very much appreciated. Contact Tom at 087 6472652 if you can help.

Parish 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

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

Stratford NS 'Buy A Brick'

Our 'Buy A Brick' fundraiser is drawing to a close. It has been a phenomenal success, thanks to the generosity of our community and people from far and wide. We have raised approximately €20,000 to date.

The Fundraising Committee would like to sincerely thank all the individuals, families and businesses who supported our fundraising efforts so generously.

This money has been earmarked to kit out our playground to the highest possible standard. If anyone has 'bricks' to return please contact any of the fundraising committee: Hilary Cronin, Caroline Kelly, Lena Byrne, Eamonn O'Keeffe, Catherine Staunton, Mark. Evans, Juanita Nolan, Richard Whittle or Mary O'Keeffe.

Wicklow People