Wicklow Mountains National Park
Wicklow’s wild deer are particularly impressive in autumn when they ‘rut’. National Park staff will have telescopes set up on the Spinc walking trail (3 hours long, white arrows) between 11 am and 4 pm on Saturday 10 October and will be available to discuss the Park’s wild deer and their ecology with anyone walking the route who wishes to stop-by and view the deer. Directions to the telescopes should be obtained from the Information Office before setting out. All are welcome but dogs must be kept on leads. Hiking boots and rain gear are recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them. The event is free to attend but the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Co.) has a 4 euro charge. For more information, phone 0404-45656 (weekdays) or 0404-45425 (weekends).
Wicklow Walking Festival
For 2015, Footfalls Wicklow Walking Festival will run from Friday October 23rd until Monday the 26th. The Festival will be based in the Brockagh Resource Centre with many of the walks taking us through Wicklow Mountains National Park. All walks are led by experienced walking leaders who will enhance your day with information on local history flora and fauna.
The weekend offers a selection of walking choices which you can mix, match, or just choose one: Climb Leinsters highest peak, Lugnaquilla (925m), a night walk on Friday the 23rd promising to be a unique and adventurous experience, a selection of day walks from challenging, moderate and easy on Saturday and Sunday, a moderate walk on Monday the 26th to celebrate the completion of a great weekend and summer walking season.
Gymboree Play & Music Classes takes place at the Brockagh Centre on Thursday mornings from 10 – 11 a.m. Suitable for all babies, toddlers and pre-school children from 6mths – 4yrs. Teach your child a love of music through play in a fun and friendly environment! Places are limited so pre-booking is essential. Please call Rachel on 086 8330212 for more info or to book your place
The Wicklow Man every Tuesday night at the Brockagh Centre 10 p.m. so come along and enjoy the fun.
Get Yourself Online
The closing date has been extended on these courses until December so there is still an opportunity for you to take that step to build your confidence on line. Cover the basics and learn how to email, skype, shop online, pay car tax and much more. It cost €20 for 4 x 2 hr course and it is free to those over 65. The classes are small and the lessons are taught in a relaxed and fun way with plenty of time for everyone. We will be running a few of these popular courses so days may vary. Go on you know you want to! Book your place – call (0404) 45600.
GAA handball 4 Kids
Handball training for primary school children will resume on Wednesday 7 October 2015 in Annamoe community centre at 6.15 p.m. for children aged 7-9 and at 7 p.m, for children aged 10-12. There is a purpose built 40 x 20 handball court in the facility and a new glass backwall was recently installed. For further information call in on the evening or contact Oliver Donelon on 087 9040535. Adult handball training takes place on Monday night at 8 p.m.
Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night. If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol please come along.