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Personal alarms

he Roundwood and the District Community Council are registered to administer the Elderly Alert Program, which provides grants to the elderly for the provision of personal alarms.

The personal alarm gives reassurance to allow an independent life, knowing that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbor in an emergency. It offers security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.

Neptune Bridge Club

The Neptune Bridge Club returns to play on Thursday, October 7 at the Wicklow Pastoral Center in accordance with the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) and current Covid guidelines.

The game will start at 7:30 am sharp. Restrictions put in place due to Covid mean the club have been unable to host face-to-face bridge sessions.

On the first evening of return, members will be asked to produce your Covid vaccination certificate with pleasure because only vaccinated players will be allowed to attend.

Wearing a face mask will also be compulsory. The members look forward to being able to meet again in person after such a long time in a spacious and very safe place.

We also thank Father Donal Roche and his team for authorizing the use of the Wicklow Pastoral Center.

Brockagh Market

The next market at the Brockagh Resource Center will be on Sunday October 10th.

The market will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with free but limited parking. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available for purchase at the open-air market.

The gate will be locked from 6 p.m. on Saturday October 9 to 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. You can contact the Brockagh Resource Center by phone on 0404 45600 or by sending an email to [email protected]

Social distancing and masks should be worn when using the toilet in accordance with government guidelines. The Brockagh Resource Center also hosts closed-door AA meetings every Monday evening starting at 8:30 p.m. year-round.

Package jetty

Wicklow County Council has issued a Maritime Notice to all ship owners, masters of ships, fishing vessels and harbor users regarding the berths on Packet Pier at Wicklow Harbor.

Ships can no longer dock and be left unattended by a skipper or crew on the Packet Pier.

According to the advice, if fishing vessels need to land their catch, collect bait or supplies while the pier is not in use for navigation, they can do so. Bait collected at the Packet Pier must be loaded onto the vessel upon delivery and not left at the dock.

In extenuating circumstances, if a vessel is to dock at Packet Pier and be left unattended, the skipper must first obtain permission from the Senior Naval Officer or General Service Supervisor at Wicklow Harbor.

Beekeeping course

Returning this year due to popular demand, Roundwood Beekeepers Association is running a FIBKA Beginner’s Course starting in October.

This is an eight week course presented by Willie O’Byrne. Anyone interested, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, phone number and email address.

Collie row

Wicklow County Council plans to temporarily close the public road known as Colley Row in the town of Wicklow for a three-day period in October.

The temporary closure will take place from Monday, October 11 to Wednesday, October 13, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Detour routes will be in place and from Glenside Road motorists should continue straight ahead and take a left onto Summerhill, then a left onto the roundabout. at Crinion Park.

From Crinion Park, go straight to the roundabout onto Summerhill, then turn right at the intersection with Glenside Road. The road closure is necessary for the domestic gas connection.

Active retirement

Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement Group is always welcoming new members to join the group.

If anyone would like to volunteer or share their skills with the group, please contact the Brockagh Resource Center. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600, email [email protected] or drop by the center.

Run the line

The Run the Line fundraising event for the Dublin Wicklow Mountain Rescue Team returns in November.

The event consists of two separate races, 13km and 26km, through the mountains of Dublin, starting and ending at Glencullen Adventure Park. The races will take place in many spectacular locations along the route, offering breathtaking views.

This year’s fundraising efforts will focus on supporting the continued efforts to have a purpose-built house to meet the needs of the busy rescue team. Members need a place to train and store essential supplies and equipment, which could also serve as a base from which search and rescue operations can be coordinated.

In 2016, the inaugural ‘Run the Line’ event took place, starting and ending at the Lamb Doyle pub in Sandyford, Co Dublin. Since then, the event has grown steadily and the decision was taken in 2017 to move the start / finish line to Glencullen Adventure Park.

The team will be out in force at Glencullen Adventure Park and along the course. Run the Line takes place on Saturday 20 November from 10 a.m.

Wicklow’s Dementia Support

Volunteers are required for the Wicklow Dementia Support Wednesday activity group which meets in the town of Wicklow every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to support participants taking part in activities, share a cup of tea and chat. Contact Maritta Murphy on 086 3032189 for more details.

Glenealy Computer Center

Registration is now taking place at the Glenealy IT Center for the following certified part-time courses – ECDL, Manual and Computerized Accounting and Payroll, Photoshop, Advanced Word and Excel. Film Production Course – Interested in a Career in Film and Creative Media? Do you want to take advantage of job opportunities in the cinema sector? A new program has been launched.

This part-time BTEC International Diploma course is an interactive and creative, project-based training program with an emphasis on practical ‘hands-on’ skills. It covers cinematography, lighting, audio production, film production and factual production.

Register now if you are interested as places are limited. Contact Glenealy IT Center on 0404 44980/087 3113352 if you are interested in any of the above courses.

Elevation dance school

Elevation School of Dance has a brand new acro and aerial arts program and “TRIPLE AS” (“Acro and Aerial Artists Squad”). It combines the tumbling, balance and flexibility skills of ACRO with the exciting skills learned on the aerial hoop and you have the new personalized program specific to ESPA students.

Students who register for this course will also have the opportunity to take the Complementary AcroDance course and become members of our “TRIPLE A SQUAD”, providing opportunities to compete and perform as an Acro team.

More information is available at www.elevationschoolofperformingarts.com/basic-01.


ALONE, the association that supports the elderly, is setting up a national helpline and additional support for the elderly who have concerns or encounter difficulties related to Covid-19.

Contact ALONE on 0818 222 024 if you have any concerns about your own well-being or that of an elderly person you know. See www.alone.ie.

Annamoe Center

The Annamoe Center tennis court is open again.

If anyone has any questions or would like to make a reservation, please contact Christine on 086 805 7431.

Children’s tennis training takes place at the Annamoe Center every Saturday morning. Anyone interested in participating on Saturday morning can visit the website www.jsta.ie.

Clothing bank

Donate your unwanted clothes to the Brockagh Resource Center Clothing Bank, located at the back of the building.

All profits are intended for the maintenance of the center. You can also empty your glass and cans at other recycling banks.


As Covid restrictions ease, the Rathdrum Development Association is reviewing the situation with regards to indoor bingo and it is hoped that normal bingo will resume in the RDA room at some point in October.

More information is awaited on how to organize bingo safely. Bingo users will be kept informed.

Walking group

Monday mornings every week at 10 a.m., join the Laragh Walking Group at the Brockagh Resource Center for a 1-hour walk in the Glendalough area.

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