• 08Dec

    Not everyone will get what they want this Christmas.

    We’re asking you to get involved in the East Coast/St Vincent De Paul “Give A Gift” campaign to make a change.

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  • 22Nov

    This is a one day event with sessions offering practical information on the development process and how Irish and European planning laws can regulate this to ensure the best outcome for the environment
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  • 16Nov

    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.

    WINTER WALKS 2009 – 2010

    Nov 14 Three Rock, Fairy Castle and Two Rock Mountains. Approx. 4 miles,2.5 hours, over 1,000 ft. climb. Meet outside Spar 1.30pm. Meet Blue Light Pub, 1.50 pm.

    Nov 28 Rathmichael Church to Carrigollogan. Approx 4miles 2.5 to 3 hours
    Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm. Meet Rathmichael Church 1.50pm

    December 12 Djouce Wood to Earls Drive and Waterfall. Approx 2.5 to 3hrs.
    Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm. Meet Paddock lake car park 1.50pm

    December 26 St Stephens day Special. Glendalough. Details to be confirmed

    January 9 Barnaslingan Wood to Ballybetagh via Killegar Approx 3 hours.
    Meet outside Spar 1.30pm Meet at Barnaslingan lane car park 1.50pm

    January 23 Bray Head from Southern Cross Meet Outside Spar, 1.30pm Southern Cross Roundabout Bray 1.50pm Some climbing! Approx 2.5hrs

    February 6 Glencullen to Prince William¹s Seat Wicklow Way. 2.5 hours Meet Outside Spar, 1.30pm, Foxs Pub overflow car park at 2.00pm

    February 20 Mass-path to Killegar, returning via Knocksink Woods. Approx. 4.5 miles, 2 hours, little climbing. Meet Bog Meadow car park, 1.30 pm.

    March 6 Crone Wood to Maulin via Waterfall Overlook. Approx. 4 miles, 2.5 hours, 1,500ft. climb. Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm Meet Crone Wood Car Park,1.50 pm

    March 20 Pier Gates to Lough Dan and back. Approx. 5 miles, 2.5 hours,700ft. climb. Meet outside Spar 1.30pm Meet OPier Gates¹ on Roundwood-Sally Gap Road, 2 pm.

    April 3 Wicklow Way, Knockree and Glencree River from Curtlestown 2.5 hours. Moderate climb. Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm Curtlestown Car Park 1.50pm

    Feel free just to turn up (sharp!) on any of the Saturday or Tuesday walks. But, if you want any further information, phone Niall Lenoach, EWA Chairperson, (087-928 4934) or Noel Barry, EWA Secretary(286 0043). email: enniskerrywalking@eircom.net

    NB This is a community activity organised by volunteers who accept no liability for injuries or loss caused to participants in any of the above walks.

  • 16Nov

    “The Chemical Highs and Lows of the Recession”
    Wed 25th November 2009
    Ramada Hotel, Bray
    9.30 am (Registration) to 1.00 pm (Light Lunch)

    Chair: Mr Stephen Rowen, former Director Rutland Centre
    Speakers include: Mr Declan Jones, Director, Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Treatment Centre; and Ms Claire Coffey, Research Officer, National Suicide Research Foundation.
    This will be followed by Local Issues and Focus Groups.

    Bray Drug Awareness Forum is delighted to invite everyone to their annual community conference as part of their Bray Drug Awareness Month 09. This year, the Forum would like to explore the impact of the economic downturn on drug users, communities affected by drug use and the services provided, under the title ‘The Chemical Highs and Lows of the Recession’.

    For further information and a booking form, please contact:
    BDAF. Please note that this event is free of charge but early booking is advised.

    Bray Youth & Information Services
    St Bricin’s, Herbert Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow
    Tel. (01) 205 0502 Fax. (01) 205 0710

  • 08Nov

    County Wicklow Partnership/Wicklow Information Network in conjunction with FAS and Co. Wicklow VEC is running a NEW Walking Guide Course. If you have an interest in the outdoors then this course could be for you. The purpose of the course is to prepare people to lead walks on Marked Routes and Defined Trails in Rural Ireland and to be able to inform people about the local Environment and Heritage on the routes and trails. This is a highly interactive programme with practical tuition, supervised study and learner activities which will include walking in upland areas.

    Start Date: 23rd November 2009

    Location: Avondale House & Forest Park, Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow

    WHO: Unemployed people who have an interest in walking or the outdoors.

    Duration: 20 hrs per week for 40 weeks

    Contact: 0404 – 29960


    Customer Service FETAC Level 5

    Communications FETAC Level 4

    Hill Walking Proficiency (FETAC +Mountain Skills Award)

    Natural Environment

    Heritage FETAC Level 5

    Leave No Trace – Trainers Course

    Remote Emergency Care Level 2

    Group Management and the responsibilities of the Group Leader


    Web Authoring FETAC Level 5

  • 31Oct

    The Heritage Council’s Grants Programme represents the most tangible manner in which Council can help individuals, groups and agencies to manage, develop and conserve those aspects of their heritage that they value the most.

    The Council has revised its grants system; three new grant schemes are now open for applications for 2010:

    • Heritage Research provides assistance for data collection and research relating to Ireland’s heritage
    • Heritage Management supports projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects
    • Heritage Education, Community and Outreach supports initiatives linking heritage to communities through education and outreach, promoting active engagement with and raising public appreciation of heritage.

    Online Grants System
    Download Grants Booklet

    • ALL Applications must be submitted before 5.00pm on 20th November 2009.
    • Any application received after this deadline will be not be accepted.
    • You can apply either online, by clicking the button above, or on paper. Online application is preferable, as that will make it easier to assess.
    • Applications cannot be accepted by fax or email.
    • Canvassing on behalf of any applicant will automatically disqualify an application
  • 30Oct

    The Bray Yout Arts Festival is taking place this November with a variety of workshops, activities and events.

    Download the schedule of events here.

    If you are interested in participating please contact Clay or Greg on (01) 276 4786

  • 19Oct

    Dear Resident
    At present the Wicklow Draft County Development Plan is on Public Display from October 15th to Wednesday 23rd December 2009 inclusive, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays in Civic Offices & public Libraries. The Plan can also be viewed online at www.wicklow.ie.

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  • 19Oct

    Here is a date for your diary – Sat 24th October.

    There is a FREE beginner’s gardening course happening in the Newcastle Community Garden beside the Newcastle Community Centre (past the TOP petrol station on the left hand side of Newcastle village). Suzie Cahn of Carraig Dulra will be taking the one day course and this is open to anyone to come along, dig in and learn some simple gardening skills. It kicks off at 10am and finishes at 4pm. Please head along if you’re free or looking to pick up some gardening tips. It should be a worthwhile day.

    Further information is available here.

  • 14Oct

    The following events have not been organised by the Dyslexia Association of Ireland but may be of interest.
    Please contact the Disability Support Services or the National Concert Hall if you require further information or would like to book places. Read more »