Around the Districts: Glenealy, Laragh-Glendalough and Newtownmountkennedy (2023)

Card drive

45 card drive will be on every Thursday night at 8 p.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. New players are always welcome.

Monster Sale

Glenealy Village hall are holding a Monster jumble sale on Sunday May 28, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. This is instead of our Auction to include household furniture, Bric a Brac and much more. All support greatly appreciated.

Glenealy Tidy Towns

Our work evening takes place every Monday at 7.30p.m., meeting at the bus shelter. Litter picking, weeding, sweeping etc. We would love to see as many as possible help to keep our village looking its best.

St Joseph’s NS Glenealy

Enrolment for Junior infants for September 2023 is now taking place, enrolment forms are available on the school website or by calling to the school between 9.20 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Indoor bowls

Indoor bowls is played every Wednesday night in Glenealy Village Hall from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. New players are always welcome, it is a great hobby for the winter months.


Pilates is now on in Glenealy village hall every Tuesday night from 7.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. For more information contact Zara on 087 9367474.

Book Exchange

If anyone would like to exchange books or take books, the book shelf is just inside the main door at hall. There is a great selection to choose from.

Astro Turf

Astro turf is now available to rent at very competitive rates. Tennis court also available. For more information contact 0404 44040.


Glendalough Pilgrim Walks

Following the tradition of pilgrimage, a series of walks has been organised to mark St Kevin’s Day on Saturday 3rd June in Glendalough. Participants will walk towards Glendalough following a choice of 7 different routes which will merge along the way with other walkers from the same area.

Area A Route 1 Glenmalure: Leader: Carmel O’Toole 087 4165298. Route 2: Ballinabarney/Greenane Leaders: Sean Dunne 086 8937650 Jimmy Devitt 087 7832870

Area B Route 3: Annamoe: Leader: Robbie Carter 085 8118198 Route 4: Glenmacnass: Leader: Ann Nolan 086 0851665

Area C Route 5: Trooperstown Leader: Andrew Doyle 086 8370088 Route 6: Clara Vale Leader: Ann O Brien 085 1102220

Area D Route 7: Wicklow Gap Leader: Sr Breda Ahearn 087 2446601

If you’re thinking of walking all you need to do is- Pick one of the routes and then contact the group leader who will give you the details on the route’s length, starting time, location etc. Each person will walk all or part of their chosen route finishing with a ‘gathering’ of walkers sharing refreshments at the Hermitage Centre near St Kevin’s Church, Laragh around 1pm.

Wicklow Mountains National Park

Join us on a gentle walk and learn how to identify some June wildflowers and some of their folklore. At the Information Office, by the Upper Lake, Glendalough. Adults and children welcome. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Country Council, Eircode A98W778) has a €4 charge. Booking essential. Bookings will be taken from Saturday 27th May. To book, email

Tidy Towns

SuperValu Tidy Towns Competition: We submitted our entry for 2023 last week. In preparation we have been actively planning, planting and engaging with our community. Our list of volunteers have grown with much planting over the Spring. Our next community tidy up is on the 7th of June at 7pm meeting opposite Lynhams on the green. We hope you can join us.

Forever Young Yoga with Hildi

Do stiffness in your joints and want to move with ease and joy? Are you a bit stressed preparing for ‘normal life’ this autumn? How is your energy? Do you jump out of bed ready to enjoy what the day brings or do you drag yourself into the new day? Hildi can help ease your body & mind with expertly taught yoga. She’s highly qualified with decades of experience.

Join her on Thursdays at 7.30pm for yoga (all abilities welcome). Classes are also offered at her home-studio in Ashford and online. Many options to choose from. Booking is essential. WhatsApp 087 253 6475. Email

Brockagh Market & Car Boot Sun 11th

The Brockagh Market & Car Boot is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb). Open to the public from 10am to 3pm.Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Indoor and outdoor stalls with a variety of items for sale with plenty of bargains from gifts, clothes, plants, books, toys, aloe vera products, artwork, tools, household items etc. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

The barrier will be locked from 6pm Saturday evening until 8am Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Fri 9am to 2pm) or email All stallholders must pre book their space or no entry on the day.

Walking group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around the Glendalough area for approximately one hour. No need to book, just show up on the day.

Brockagh Digital Hub

Our Brockagh Digital Hub is fully booked for Tuesday 30th May. We are sorry for any inconvenience to other hub users.

Summer Camps at the Brockagh Resource Centre

Elevation Dance Camp - Acro Cheer and Dance Summer Camp from 10am to 2pm on Monday 10th July to Friday 14th of July inclusive. Contact Kate on 086 82 56775

Badminton Camp - Book soon with Philomena on 087 206 7607. Camp is on Monday 24th July to Friday 28th July inclusive from 10am to 2pm.

Scrap Metal Collection in Aid of Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa

One day only on Sat 3rd June from 10am to 4pm. Drop off at the Brockagh Resource Centre or contact the PA Danny on 086 1942546 to arrange local collection or with any queries.

We accept cookers, dryers, microwaves, radiators, lawnmowers, gym equipment, car parts, garden tools, garden chairs/tables, farm equipment & materials, cooper, brass, lead, batteries stainless steel, household cable/armoured cable/pyro cable, brake discs/bulk, aircons, boilers, alloys. Please no fridges, freezers, timbers, plastic and tyres.


Notes contact

If you have news or an item to be added to the Newtownmountkennedy Notes, please email Ciara Martin Perks at or call 087 6380155.

Public Defibrillator

The defibrillator is located at Henry and Rose, Main Street, Newtownmountkennedy. In any emergency dial 999/112, don’t assume somebody else has.

1798 Remembrance

A re-enactment of the Battle of Newtownmountkennedy will take place on main street from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 28.

This will include the use of powder muskets and cannon. This will be very noisy. Residents should ensure their pets or livestock are considered safe during this part of the festival.

Tickets are now available at Please book now to avoid disappointment. Most events are free.

If anyone wishes to get involved we do need help with stewards and public assistance. Contact Paul Kavanagh at 087 1458164 or email newtown1798@gmail.comݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ? ݗ?ݗ? ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?ݗ?

Men’s Shed

In the search for new members to join our crew at Killadreenan we have decided to hold a series of summer music evenings for all the family to enjoy provided by our resident shed musicians to start on Tuesday 23rd May at 7.30 which would enable any one interested in joining, to at least see what’s involved in becoming a welcome member of our crew, over a cuppa and a song , so come along and join the fun.


Badminton is played in Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre every Monday and Wednesday night. Please contact Mary on 089 4132070 for further information


Bingo is played at Newtownmountkennedy Community Centre every Friday. Doors open at 7.30 p.m., starts at 8.30 p.m. – bring a friend.

Slimming World

Slimming World Newtown meet every Monday at 5.30 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Parkview Hotel. Call or Text Trevor at 085 2499982 for more information.

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