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Dunlavin news week 11th November

Wicklow News5 months ago

Dunlavin news week 11th November

Friedrich’s Ataxia Christmas Cards The Christmas cards are on sale again this year. They have the usual wide variety of cards but the organisers also have a very pretty card showing Cork city, Treaty Stone in Limerick as well a beautiful view of O’ Connell Bridge, Dublin. They are on sale at the... Read More

Local News

Man survives two heart attacks in Glendalough

Wicklow News5 months ago

Man survives two heart attacks in Glendalough

On Saturday 9th November Monika Mossakowska presented the Dublin & Wicklow Mountain rescue team with a cheque for €4,100 at Glendalough upper lake, the results of a fund raising cycle for the team. It was also an opportunity for Monika and her partner Ken to say thank you to Dublin & Wicklow... Read More

Regional News

WSPCA saves starving dogs

Wicklow News5 months ago

WSPCA saves starving dogs

On Friday 15th of November the W.S.P.C.A were called out to a case where a dog had reportedly broke out through glass and had severe cuts on its paw. The Animal Charity said "When we arrived, it was discovered that the owner had 8 Labradors living in very poor conditions, and were severely... Read More

Gardai remove skimming device from ATM

Wicklow News5 months ago

Gardai remove skimming device from ATM

Gardai in Arklow have confirmed they removed a skimming device from the ATM at the Bank of Ireland at 11.30 am on Saturday morning. Customers who have used the machine are advised to check their accounts. Recently in Greystones and Rathdrum customers had their accounts emptied.... Read More

ATC condemn vandals after thousands of euros worth of damage

Wicklow News5 months ago

ATC condemn vandals after thousands of euros worth of damage

ATC and the town Councillors have condemned the vandalism on the towns Main street on Friday night/Saturday morning. Bollards, lights and traffic cones that were put in place for the new one-way system were pulled from the ground and scattered from the Parade ground down as far as Kings hill. An... Read More

The Korans win grand final of Kiltegan's got talent

Wicklow News5 months ago

The Korans win grand final of Kiltegan's got talent

The grand final of Kiltegan's got talent took place on Friday night. The crowd were treated to some amazing upcoming talent. Traditional Irish group the Korans consisting of Laura,Niamh and Roisin O'Keeffe with Toni Doran and Danielle Mulligan took first place. Katie Phelan took second place with... Read More

Future of Little Bray post office in doubt

Wicklow News5 months ago

Future of Little Bray post office in doubt

The future of Little Bray post office has been cast into doubt after the Costcutters shop in which it was located closed down during the week The post office has remained open since the store closed down but there are serious concerns in the Little Bray area as to whether it will remain open for... Read More

Leslie Dowdall to play in Conary this Saturday night

Wicklow News5 months ago

Leslie Dowdall to play in Conary this Saturday night

Leslie Dowdall one of Ireland's most loved and best known vocalists has teamed up with The String Factory, John Nolan(guitar,gazouki) John Hunt(Vocals, guitar and bouzouki) ,to bring you the second part of ‘Songs from the Other Side’, inspired by their love and appreciation of some of the... Read More

Inquest adjourned to February

Wicklow News5 months ago

Inquest adjourned to February

An inquest into the deaths of firefighters Mark O'Shaughnessy and Brian Murray was adjourned at Dublin Coroner's court yesterday. Legal submissions from their families and Wicklow County Council were made yesterday morning calling for the case to be adjourned. The inquest had opened on Wednesday... Read More

Wicklow Weather reaches new highs

Wicklow News5 months ago

Wicklow Weather reaches new highs

It started out as a bit of fun and a hobby but Aughrim man Derek McAlister has one of the most looked at Facebook pages in Co. Wicklow and beyond. The amateur weather forecaster has had 38,000 Facebook views this past week with stats of over 6000 people interacting with the page, from over 62... Read More

Craft Fair raises over €800 for Arklow RNLI

Wicklow News5 months ago

Craft Fair raises over €800 for Arklow RNLI

The third annual Craft Fair held in aid of Arklow RNLI took place on Sunday last at the Pigeon Club, Castlepark. The event raised a grand total of €837.60 for the lifeboat. Tommy Nolan of the Arklow RNLI Fundraising Branch paid tribute to the event organisers and local crafters who put a lot of... Read More

Council ban circus acts using animals

Wicklow News5 months ago

Council ban circus acts using animals

By Nevan Riley -- Arklow Town Council has voted to ban circuses with wild animal acts from performing or advertising in the town. The motion was tabled by Councillor Pat Fitzgerald and was passed by seven votes to nil. Animal rights activist Ciara Fitzgerald, who along with local group Arklow... Read More

Inquest into firefighter deaths begins in Dublin

Wicklow News5 months ago

Inquest into firefighter deaths begins in Dublin

By Nevan Riley -- The brother of firefighter Mark O'Shaughnessy told an inquest that his brother had written a note prior to his death outlining his concerns about how Bray Fire Service was run. Eamon O'Shaughnessy was giving evidence at Dublin Coroner's Court at the inquest into the deaths of his... Read More

Last calls for entries to 59th Wicklow ICA Drama festival

Wicklow News5 months ago

Last calls for entries to 59th Wicklow ICA Drama festival

59th Wicklow ICA Drama Festival The closing date for entries for the 59th Wicklow ICA Drama festival is this Friday 15th November. This is an open festival, not confined to ICA groups. There are two sections in the festival. Section A for one act plays or a single act from a full length play and... Read More

Sailing crew rescue dog swimming half a mile off coast of Greystones

Wicklow News5 months ago

Sailing crew rescue dog swimming half a mile off coast of Greystones

By Nevan Riley -- A dog has been rescued by the crew of a sail boat after swimming out to sea off the coast of Greystones. Rescuers Cillian Duffy and Paul Hunter were competing in the last day's racing of the year when they noticed the dog half a mile out to sea. At first, the pair thought they had... Read More

Community of Rathdrum shocked at sudden death of Catherina

Wicklow News5 months ago

Community of Rathdrum shocked at sudden death of Catherina

The community of Rathdrum were saddened to learn of the sudden death of popular Catherina (Kelly) Long. Catherina died suddenly in hospital after receiving an injury a number of weeks ago. She was well known to many married couples in the county as Caterina was official registrar in Wicklow. Her... Read More

No confidence motion defeated by Council

Wicklow News5 months ago

No confidence motion defeated by Council

By Nevan Riley -- A motion of no confidence in County Manager Eddie Sheehy was defeated yesterday at a special sitting of Wicklow County Council. Mr Sheehy survived the motion by 14 votes to 7. Sinn Fein councillors John Brady and John Snell voted for no confidence in the County Manager, Barry... Read More

House fire in Bray

Wicklow News5 months ago

House fire in Bray

Bray fire services attended a house fire at Wolfe Tone in Bray last night. There were no reports of any injuries.... Read More

Car crashes into house in Annamoe

Wicklow News5 months ago

Car crashes into house in Annamoe

A driver in his seventies crashed his car into the front door of a house in Annamoe on Monday evening. The accident occurred at around 6pm. It is understood the man was trying to avoid a van which was traveling on the wrong side of the road coming from the Roundwood direction. There were no injuries.... Read More

Bray’s Flag Flying High - 'A Taste of Spain' at Barracuda Restaurant

Wicklow News5 months ago

Bray’s Flag Flying High - 'A Taste of Spain' at Barracuda Restaurant

Bray’s Flag Flying High - 'A Taste of Spain' at Barracuda Restaurant Last Friday, Barracuda Restaurant Proprietors, Paul & Liz Finnegan, welcomed a host of local and international dignitaries for A Taste of Spain. The event celebrated the restaurant's exclusive ties with the Hacienda Senorio De... Read More

Laragh / Glendalough news 11th November

Wicklow News5 months ago

Laragh / Glendalough news 11th November

Paediatric First-Aid Course An Irish Heart Foundation certified course in paediatric first-aid takes place in the Brockagh Centre from 10 am to 5 pm on a Saturday 16 November at a cost of 50 euro. Participants must bring their own lunch. To book your place contact the Brockagh Centre on... Read More

Tinahely news week 11th November

Wicklow News5 months ago

Tinahely news week 11th November

Tinahely Walking Club On Sunday November 17 the walk is Mt Frauchan Rock (A walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 9.30am (or 10.00 at Glenmalure end-of-road bottom car park, not the hotel). On Sunday November 24 the walk is Haddens Hill (B walk), meeting in Tinahely square at 10.30am. Please ensure... Read More

Arklow RNLI craft fair today

Wicklow News5 months ago

Arklow RNLI craft fair today

The third annual craft fair for Arklow R.N.L.I. will take place this year on Sunday November 10th at Arklow Pigeon Club, Castlepark, Arklow. Event organiser Margaret Byrne said 'Each year we have seen the event grow from strength to strength and this year will be no different with many local small... Read More

Bray cancer support 'Check Me Out' launches 15th November

Wicklow News5 months ago

Bray cancer support 'Check Me Out' launches 15th November

Bray Cancer Support Centre Launches 2nd Annual ‘Check Me Out’ Cancer Awareness Campaign CheckMeOut is a cancer awareness campaign, aiming to raise awareness through the younger generation of the importance of checking your body for any abnormalities or other warning signs relating to cancer. The... Read More

Carnew news week 11th November

Wicklow News5 months ago

Carnew news week 11th November

Fundraising Auction - next Sunday, November 17th Askamore Community Council's fundraising Auction takes place in Askamore Hall on Sunday next, November 17th at 3 pm. Lots of goods beginning to appear - we have some nice furniture, some great electrical goods and some lovely ornaments / decorations.... Read More

Missing- 2 Jack russell's in Avoca Village

Wicklow News5 months ago

Missing- 2 Jack russell's in Avoca Village

* REWARD OFFERED * 2 x jack russell dogs missing from Avoca Village. PIP SQUEEEAK-1 year old in picture was wearing a black harness with centre reflector strips. He is a short smooth haired Jack russell, Chestnut in colour with 4 white legs, with a white chest and a narrow white strip on his... Read More

Wicklow's  Martha Breen overall winner in LSMD Excellence Awards

Wicklow News5 months ago

Wicklow's Martha Breen overall winner in LSMD Excellence Awards

Wicklow local, Martha Breen, named overall winner in LSMD Excellence Awards 2013 Martha Breen, from Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, recently participated in the Leinster School of Music and Drama’s Excellence Awards 2013 at Griffith College. Martha got 96% in her grade 10 speech and drama exam and was... Read More

Ballinacor Community Project Celebrate Stage Three!

Wicklow News5 months ago

Ballinacor Community Project Celebrate Stage Three!

Last Saturday night in the Glendalough Hotel almost one hundred and fifty people sat down to a sumptuous meal as part of the Ballinacor Community Project’s fund raising endeavours. Just ten years ago some local people in the valley of Glenmalure came up with the idea that it would be a worthwhile... Read More

Black ice warning to motorists

Wicklow News5 months ago

Black ice warning to motorists

Motorists are being urged to be extra careful this morning after a heavy night of frost. There are wide spread reports of black ice on many of the counties roads. The average temperature in the county at 8am this morning was 2c. The N11 Wexford /Dublin Rd will be closed northbound at the... Read More

Arklow RNLI comes to the rescue of Seal

Wicklow News5 months ago

Arklow RNLI comes to the rescue of Seal

Arklow RNLI’s volunteers were involved in an unusual rescue today (Tuesday November 5) at Arklow Harbours boat slipway when they came to the aid of a seal pup. Lifeboat crew were alerted to the mammal’s plight by a member of the fishing community who had spotted the seal in an exhausted condition... Read More