Wicklow Community Notice Board – Independent.ie

Old Machinery Day

t Savior’s NS Rathdrum are delighted to be hosting a Vintage Machinery Day at Woolmington Farm on Sunday October 2 from 2-5pm.

As well as an impressive display of vintage machinery, they will have plenty of stalls to keep you busy – cake stall, bottle stall, children’s activities, teas and coffees, guess the weight of the lamb and much more.

Join them for a fun afternoon at Sammy and Joan Woolmington’s farm (Eircode: A67XV10).

All proceeds raised will go to St. Savior’s NS. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

hedge trimming

Wicklow County Council is advising landowners and land occupiers of their obligation to cut and trim hedges and roadside trees.

All rows of hedges along public roads and paths that require trimming must be cut during the period September 1 to February 28, and all cuts must be removed from roads and verges.

Adequate signage and traffic management must be in place during cutting. Roadside trees should be inspected and necessary measures taken to prevent any potential danger to the public. These inspections should be carried out by suitably qualified personnel.

Japanese knotweed should not be cut. No ground disturbance should occur at these sites at any time of the year.

Please report any cases of Japanese knotweed to [email protected]

Grand Slam Bridge Club

The Grand Slam likes to think of itself as Wicklow’s friendliest bridge club and has been welcoming visitors to its club nights for 30 years.

Reopening on September 14, they meet at the Ecological Center of the Dominican College of Wicklow on Wednesday evenings at 7:15 p.m. The game starts at 7:30 p.m.

They are happy to provide lessons and assisted play for newcomers to the game. If you are interested in cards or the game of bridge, they would love to see you.

Round wooden tennis

The Roundwood tennis court is available to hire to play singles at €5 and doubles at €8 per hour. Saturday between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. is reserved for adult players wishing to join a group. Reservations and information by SMS on 086 805 7431.

honey festival

The Ashford and District Beekeepers Association’s Honey Festival returns on September 24 to the Ashford Heritage Centre.

The last time the festival took place was in 2019, when over 2,000 visitors of all ages attended. You can come and see the observation hives and expert beekeepers will be on hand to give you insight into the fascinating world of bees and explain the importance of pollinators and our native Irish black bees.

Along with the ever-popular honey sales, featuring the best local honey from beekeepers, there will also be bee-friendly plants, organic produce, demonstrations, an interactive kids’ corner, face painting, quizzes and more.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners of children’s art and poetry competitions and all works will be exhibited at the Centre. Eanna Ni Lamhna will be the guest speaker and provide her colorful insight into all sorts of things about bees and insects.

Within the grounds of the Heritage House, the barbecue will be lit, with refreshments, homemade cakes and ice cream available for all tastes, accompanied by music and singing from guest musicians.

Organic gardening

An Organic Farm and Ecology Center in Tairseach is presenting a ‘How to Start Your Organic Garden’ course, led by Wendy Nairn and Cathriona Russell, which will focus on composting, soil, seeds, pruning and propagation.

The course takes place on Saturday October 1 and will run from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at a cost of €60.

The workshop is for anyone who wants to learn or develop their knowledge about growing their own food organically. To register, go to https://antairseach.ie/events/events-calendar/.

Stargazing in Glendalough

The Irish Astronomical Society has kindly agreed to hold a stargazing event at Wicklow Mountains National Park this autumn.

This will be a short-lived event and the date will be decided at short notice, when the weather conditions are favorable and the best possible night sky is available.

If you are interested in this event, please email [email protected] They send notifications two to three days in advance.

The event is free but depends on the weather. Please bring a torch and insect repellent. For more information, please telephone 0404 45425.

Log dance

Round wood dances resumed on Thursday evenings at the parish hall, starting at 9 p.m.

They look forward to welcoming back our regular dancers and newcomers, should they wish to join, are always welcome. Admission €5.

Elevation School of Performing Arts

With years of professional experience and teacher training, Kate O’Connor established Elevation School of Performing Arts in 2005 to train students to the highest standards.

Training focuses on performance and the ability to sit Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing Grade examinations, as well as drama examinations with the Irish Board of Speech and Drama. With a team of qualified, experienced and professional teachers, ESPA aims to create versatile artists.

Offering the very best in jazz, modern theatrical dance, ballet, hip-hop, acting and musical theater lessons for students from three years old to adults.

The training focuses on performance and optional ISTD and IBSD exams, creating versatile and well-rounded performers. Email [email protected] to register your interest in classes.

Classes at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.


Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing.

Zara Elkinson trained and qualified through the STOTT Pilates movement method. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, resulting in safe and effective exercise that gets results and is accessible to everyone.

Offering STOTT Pilates Matwork classes based in Co Wicklow. Group lessons and private lessons available, beginners and advanced welcome. Contact Zara on 087 9367474.

Classes take place on Monday evenings at 7 p.m.

Annamoe Center

A number of different events take place at the Annamoe Center.

Bingo resumes after summer vacation and will continue every third Sunday of the month at 3 p.m. Welcome to all.

The new bowling season started weekly starting Tuesday, September 6 at 8 p.m. New members are always welcome.

Storytelling evenings remain a must. Great stories, poems and music followed by tea and scones and a raffle on Friday, September 16 at 8 p.m.


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese martial art for flexibility, coordination, relaxation and self-defense.

The instructor is Joe McHugh, 5th Dan Aikido Aikikai. Classes are held at Moneystown Community Hall on Wednesday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m.

Beginners are especially welcome. The cost is €5 for the unemployed and €8 for employees. For more information, contact 086 1019668.

walking group

On Monday mornings each week at 10am, join the Laragh Walking Group at the Brockagh Resource Center for a walk through the Glendalough area for approximately one hour.

No need to book, just show up the same day.

Wicklow Coast Research

Earlier this year, Project Ecostructure researchers surveyed community members in Wicklow and Arklow about their favorite places on the coast.

They have received many responses and want to present some of their work to the public at two free events taking place at the Wicklow and Arklow City Libraries.

During these events, they will explain what the Ecostructure project is all about, share the results of the study on people’s connections to the Wicklow Coast and explain how this information could make a difference in the way we live and develop the coastal landscape.

There will also be opportunities to ask questions.

The results of the survey will be unveiled in detail at the Wicklow Library, in the third floor exhibition space, on Thursday, September 22, from 7 p.m.

The event is free and you can register at https://bit.ly/wicklowresults.

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