• 27May

    People of County Wicklow

    The Wicklow Hospice Foundation needs your help

    Please volunteer to sell sunflower merchandise on sunflower days June 11th & 12th 2010

    Like Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning – the other national fundraiser for hospice care in Ireland – Hospice Sunflower Days where every penny raised locally stays locally.

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  • 04May

    Funding aimed at keeping key tourist areas clear of litter

    Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, John Gormley today launched a scheme to support local authorities in keeping key tourist areas clear of litter during the summer. “Unfortunately, some people continue to behave irresponsibly in discarding litter, leaving local authorities to clean up after them. Those who litter, damage the environment and the economy,” said the Minister. The scheme will provide a total of €1.5m over the next three years to support cleaning of key scenic, rural and visitor areas during the peak tourist season from May to September.

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  • 04May

    €630,000 made available for local environment projects

    Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley has announced details concerning this year’s Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund – inviting applications from communities, individuals, not for profit groups, or organisations offering projects or initiatives that contribute to increasing local levels of environmental awareness; or those which promote building greener, more sustainable communities.

    The Department is making total grant assistance of €315,000 available for the 2010 scheme. Matching funding by local authorities will bring the Fund to €630,000. The Local Agenda 21 Environmental Partnership Fund promotes sustainable development by assisting small scale, non-profit environmental projects at local level. The Fund has operated in various forms since 1997 when 65 projects first received funding.

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  • 21Apr

    Members of the Dublin Football team will lead the Coolmine Dublin Bay Cycle::

    When? : Sunday 23rd May 2010 (11am – 3pm)

    Where? : Bray to Howth

    Why? : To raise funds to support the range of addiction treatment services provided by Coolmine

    Who? : Suitable for all with a moderate level of fitness (4+ hours to complete)

    How? : Register on www.coolmine.ie or call Declan on 086 250 2298

    What do we need NOW?

    Sponsors to: Offset costs of advertising / printing / merchandise
    Offer prizes for participants
    Provide logistical support e.g. Transport, repair vehicle
    Act as advocates for the event and the charity

    Volunteers to: Recruit cyclists / Enlist company teams
    Put up posters around the city in shops, colleges, businesses
    Get prize donations
    Promote the event
    Act as marshals on the day of the cycle
    Fundraise on the streets on day of the cycle



    Coolmine Therapeutic Community believes that everyone should have the opportunity to overcome addiction and lead a fulfilled and productive life.

    Mission Statement

    Coolmine Therapeutic Community provides a range of quality community and residential services to empower people to end their dependence on drugs and alcohol

    We’ve been around a while

    Coolmine Therapeutic Community, established in 1973, was the first dedicated residential rehabilitation centre for drug users in Ireland. In the first seven years of our existence Coolmine remained a relatively small service and it was not until the major growth in heroin use in Dublin from 1980 onwards that Coolmine began to grow.

    Coolmine continues to respond to the changing patterns of drug use and to the needs of the wider community affected by drugs.

    Coolmine Therapeutic Community

    · Coolmine is Ireland’s longest established therapeutic community for alcohol and drug addiction.

    · Established in 1973 we accept clients from all over Ireland without prejudice to creed, ethnicity or social background.

    · We provide the only Mother and Child facility in the state for mothers in recovery. Children up to the age of 5 years can live with their mother while she attends treatment and they are cared for by professional child care workers.

    · We have 2 residential services based in Dublin 15 (male & female).

    · We have two day care programmes based in the city centre.

    · We provide aftercare for all of our clients and also a Family Support Group where parents, family members, relations and friends can attend weekly support groups.

    · In 2008 some 766 people accessed services at Coolmine

    For advice in confidence please call: 01 640 4087

  • 08Apr

    Dear All,

    “The Saturday Club” , a specialised Social Skills Programme for kids with ASD, starts a new term on Saturday 17th April 2010

    Time: 12.30pm – 3.00pm.
    Venue: The Perfect Theatre, Bray

    The programme is designed to enhance social interaction & communication skills through Drama, Art, Music & Sports.

    For further information & to download an application form please visit:


    Hilary Martin
    Tools For Learning
    2, Sloan Terrace,
    Meath Road
    Co. Wicklow
    Tel: +353 1 274 5639
    Mob: +353 86 3838346
    email: hilary@toolsforlearning.ie
    web: www.toolsforlearning.ie

  • 08Apr

    I wanted to let you know about East Coast FM’s Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning in aid of the Cancer Support Services in County Wicklow and the Wicklow Hospice Foundation and hopefully get your support.
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  • 31Mar

    Beechwood Close, Boghall Road, Bray
    Opening Times:
    Monday to Thursday 9.30am to 4pm
    Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm
    Saturday 9.30am to 2pm
    Tel: 01 2116666
    Last entry into ALL recycling centres is 15 minutes before closing time.

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  • 30Mar

    The Enniskerry Walking Association was formed in 2004 to protect traditional walking routes in the area and to promote walking for recreation, for health, as a safe alternative to car use, and to help us all to learn more about our locality.

    Our popular Tuesday evening walks usually meet at the Spar at 7.00 pm. Saturday walks meet at 1.30pm. All who are interested, adults or children, are most welcome. Walks vary in length but most last between one-and-a half and two-and-a-half hours; some (but not all) involve a bit of climbing. Please wear appropriate warm and rain-proof clothing, and proper walking boots for the occasional muddy or rocky track. Some walks are designated below as not suitable for dogs and you should bring a lead if you take a dog on other walks.

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  • 22Mar

    CELT celebrate the 20th ‘WEEKEND IN THE WOODS’ traditional skills training event – 8th / 9th May 2010
    at Bealkelly Wood, Tuamgraney, County Clare by the shores of Lough Derg on the Shannon.
    Learn a new skill with CELT’s Heritage Skills Programme for Sustainable Living: Read more »

  • 12Dec

    27th Swim!

    Swim 2010

    Organisers of Bray’s annual Bray Charities Sea Swim on New Year’s Day are planning the 2010 swim.

    Set up 27 years ago for the dual purposes of having some festive fun and raising funds for local charities, this yearly event has to date realised €226,620 for a long list of worthy local causes.

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