Hollywood notes week August 15th

Hollywood Vintage Fashion Show 2016

A spectacular Vintage Fashion Show and Hollywood Fair launch was held on Saturday the 16th of July in the Community Centre, Hollywood, Co Wicklow.

The event organiser Marie Tutty was thrilled with the fantastic turn out and praised the committee, models and sponsors for their wonderful contribution to the success of this event.

John O’Neill chairman of the Hollywood Fair praised the organisers of the Fashion Show and participants he said; the vintage fashion is an ideal event to kick start the Hollywood Fair, the pre 50’s theme rekindles some wonderful memories, great fashion tips and a glimpse into the past.

The fashion show was without doubt the best show to date, from magnificent vintage dresses, evening gowns, hats and accessories. By Design, Crookstown and Kay Conway’s Naas were delighted to supply a beautiful selection of garments for the show. All the dresses were personally selected to reflect the ethos of the Hollywood Fair and accessorised from a wide range of wonderful vintage styled hats, scarves and jewellery available in these shops.

We were privileged to obtain a unique selection of vintage dresses from the private collection of Marie Healy Clarke and her daughter Grace, which were the highlight of the vintage show. These dresses showed great attention to detail and really captured the elegance of the era.

19th century pure silk dresses were donated by Betty Giltrap, with her granddaughter Grace modelling a typical Sunday dress of the era, accessorised with a vintage pram and a china doll ageing 85 years completing this family’s contribution to the show.

Great praise to Caroline Tutty and her ticket sellers, who organised the raffle themed on 1916, she presented many lovely hampers and gifts. The food hampers reflected the typical family fare presented at the table around the time of 1916. We would like to thank all the sponsors who donated the produce, vouchers and gifts for their contribution to the success of the raffle. Every year the catwalk has been adorned with a beautiful arrangement donated by Enda’s florist Blessington.

Once again the No Name Club has stepped up to the mark providing outstanding models both male and female. Aoife Garry, Lauren Ricahrdson, Danielle Harte, Niamh Clarke, Gemma Lenehan, Michelle Cullen, Sorca Tutty, Ellen Traynor, and Jack Keenaghan also a mention to Danielle Struychen and John McCann.

Together with their leaders, each year you can see an increase in their confidence and deportment evolving from these very talented young people. A fantastic display of music, song and dance was performed by Jack, Ellen, Lauren and Aoife. This year we had a surprise visit from Irish TV who were doing a documentary on No Name Clubs, they were particularly interested in recording the Vintage fashion modelled by our No Name Club. Well done to everyone in the club and we wish you continued success in all your endeavours.

We must not forget our female and male models in the second half of our show, who graced the catwalk in a variety of vintage and glamorous evening gowns. Caroline Tutty, Lorraine Lawlor, Catherine Burke, Sophie Mills, Marie Clarke, Roisin Kennedy, Mary O’ Neill, Chris McNally, Emma McNally, Yvonne Rouse, Michelle Lenehan, Jean Traynor Gareth Keenaghan, from daywear to evening wear the models glided with an air of professionalism any fashion house in Paris or Milan would be proud to have them as part of their team, (Hollywood USA watch out).

A very special tribute commemorating 1916 was presented by Gareth Keenaghan, Mary O’ Neill and Lorraine Lawlor, dressed in uniforms representing Cumann na mBan and the Irish Citizen Army. These women supported the cause for Irish freedom. Despite been involved in all major strongholds throughout the city of Dublin and country wide, they were not recognized as Army personnel. Even in today’s society behind every good man there is a great woman and Hollywood has plenty of them.

No fashion show would be complete without the tremendous support of the backroom teams. We would like to thank the following for their tremendous hard work and support

Samantha Hogan and Stephen Burke who were stage hosts on the night. Joanna Murphy and Sile Horan who narrated the fashion show in a very professional manner and with great humour throughout the night.

Gorgeous makeup and hairstyles emphasize the classic styles of sophistication associated with the era were created by Caoimhe Struychen and Michelle Burke. Hairstyles by Liz Deegan, Margaret O’Connor, Colette McGuigan and Linda Struychen and Vera from Versa supplied some of the makeup used on the night.

Tomas and Dylan Richardson who done a great job as floor and music managers, backstage manager Bernie Foster, door staff, Eileen Burke, Brid Burke and Lena Clarke. Catering, Dick Burke, Denis Halpin, Tommy Tutty, Marie Corrigan, Helena Kelly, Mary O’Neill, Frances and Ted Bowe. Barry and Phyllis Hamilton together with Anne-Marie Clarke who were on hand throughout the evening taking extensive photographs of the event on behalf of the local papers.

Behind the scenes in wardrobe where all the action takes place, was in the accomplished hands of Mary Clark, Grainne Crowe, Carmel Hayes, and Kay Hogan.

Hollywood Fair book is currently on sale, every year the Fair book gets better and better, this year local contributors have submitted their reflections and historic stories connected to the area, the inhabitants and community. There is a fantastic selection of archive photography images for you to muse on which accompanies the many articles. This 2016 book is a must have addition to whittle away the hours over the winter and a welcome historical document to pass on to future generations.

Don’t forget the fantastic Hollywood Fair on the 18th to the 21st of August 2016, especially on the Sunday this year, we will be attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for the most people wearing flat caps in one location at the same time. This event will take place at 3pm, so don’t forget wear your flat cap and help us to break a world record. 


On behalf of the organising committee, Marie Tutty, Ann Halpin and Samantha Hogan we extend our grateful thanks to everyone who participated, volunteered and supported the fashion show in any way to make it the wonderful success it has become and we look forward to seeing you next year. and of course at the fantastic Hollywood Fair on the 18th to the 21st of August 2016. 

Go raibh maith agat. 


Pre 50s. HOLLYWOOD FAIR! As the fair is in to its Final Week we need all your help and support. on work nights which very is much appreciated and will continue throughout the coming week. All most welcome. If you have any time to spare we would be delighted to see you joining us. The more the merrier!!!!

The Hollywood Fair Committee is busy making final preparations for the Annual Fair which takes place from Thursday 18th to Sun 21st August. The 2016 Hollywood Fair promises to be hugely entertaining with something of interest for everyone. The pre-1950s rural heritage theme of the Fair has proved a real hit with people. All in attendance embrace the spirit of the occasion and enjoy the spectacle of seeing each other dressed in pre-1950s attire! Whether it’s nostalgia for the past or something else, both the farming community and townspeople alike have been flocking to Hollywood in the last 5 years to be part of the celebration. The Hollywood Fair book is now on sale locally €5. The timetable of events for the Fair are as follows:


FLAT CAP COMPETITION: Flat Caps are available from Committee Members and also will be on sale outside the Church Gate. We hope to break the Guinness Book of Records for most Flat Caps at a Single Event.  So if you want to get “Ahead” wear a cap (men, women and children) Should generate some fun.
THURSDAY 18th August: Set Dancing Ceilidh in G.A A Hall with Syl and Lil. Light refreshments served.   Adm €10.  Commencing 9pm.
FRIDAY 19th August: In G.A.A Field Fun and Games for Children from 6.30pm to 8.00pm
DRAMA: “Face The Short Kick Out” written and performed by Richard Lynch in The Community Centre at 8.30pm.

JUNK COUTURE: 3 Girls from St. Kevin’s T.Y will Model  and tell us what materials were used to complete their beautiful garment made from recycled material. (Junk Couture) which came 4th in the All Ireland competition. This takes place at 8.15pm Prior to The Short Kick out.

CEILIDH HOUSE: (In the Croft) Songs of 1916  with The Ballymore Singers and all local musicians and singers. Always a wonderful night.. Tell your friends.
The very informative Time Table of Events is available in outlets throughout the locality.

OFFICIAL OPENING:  The Fair will be officially opened by our Minister for Health Simon Harris, Brigid Clarke and Mark Byrne.  See you “At The Fair”.
Please pick up a Timetable of Events available locally and further afield.


All donations of cakes, breads, tarts, bracks etc. will be gratefully appreciated for our stand next Sunday.

They can be dropped off any time on Sunday. Mary 0879705244


Stall Holders: Anyone interested in taking a stall should immediately down load application form From The Hollywood Fair site immediately , as spaces are going fast.  The Church of  Ireland: Will be the venue for an Art Exhibition, more details later.


Here is a great chance to get a new hairstyle for half price !

Boys/Gents Hair Cuts only €5 on Monday Night 29th August in Valleymount GAA Clubhouse from 7.30 to last cut.  Professional Barbers attending.  Refreshments served to All.  Proceeds going towards the development of 2nd Playing Pitch.  Please support.  Further information Liam Reid 0872873247, Aislinn Nugent 0874115566

Ballymore Eustace & Hollywood Parish: Pilgrimage to Lourdes with Monsignor John Wilson – 28th August – 2nd September 2016. Details on Parish Notice Boards and in the Church. Booking Form in Parish Office  Ballymore Eustace 045 864114 also in Hollywood Parish Office 045 864528 also Contact Maureen Evans 087 9825971.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island on Monday 15th August 2016. Bus will leave carpark in Hollywood at 9.00a.m. Contact Mary 087 6619545.

Hollywood Tidy Towns

Are working tirelessly to have Hollywood well presented for The Judging of The Tidy Towns,(Judging in next few weeks) we’re asking anyone with an hour to spare to come out and give us a hand to “pull some weeds” or pick up litter. All help is welcome and greatly appreciated, as this is our busiest time and we need all hands on deck to get the village looking it’s best. Work nights are Wednesdays only starting at 7pm. New Faces always welcome. Please Keep Hollywood Tidy.


Dunlavin Scout Group

We are currently recruiting new committed leaders for our troop from all local townlands. We are a volunteer based organisation, working with children. Full training is provided. If you think you would be interested in volunteering, please call 0862632859 for more information.

Mobile Recycle Unit  

Collection Day is on the 3rd Saturday of every month 10am to 12 noon in the Car Park.

Acorn’s Pre School Hollywood

Every morning from 9.15 until 12.15pm, places are available. Acorn’s Pre School Hollywood are now enrolling for September 2016. Contact Sonia and Jane on 087 4528855 to secure your place

Guitar Lessons

Have finished for the Summer . They will resume in September subject to numbers. All ages welcome.

Location: Hollywood Centre. Mondays 7pm-10pm   Contact Patrick Hunt  087 69822

Set Dancing Classes

Set dancing is on its Summer break and will resume in Mid – September subject to support.


Music Under The Mountain

Traditional Music Classes for children have finished until September


Friendship Club

Friendship Club is on its Summer break and will resume in September.  New members always welcome.


Hollywood GAA
Lotto Results Numbers drawn were  2,4,13,23. No Jackpot winner. Sellers prize- Kathleen Harney. No. 574. €50 winners- Barney Keogh – No. 6, Joe Mooney – No. 601, Claire Corrigan – No. 62. Next draw August 18th in Poulaphouca House for €5,800. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment. Please return all tickets by 7.30pm. Good luck to everyone and thank you to all sellers and buyers of tickets. Your continued support is much appreciated.

The Hollywood Fair Scavenger Hunt will be held on Friday 19th at Hollywood GAA Pitch from 5 – 6.30pm. For all children who are under 12 years of age

Juvenile football training continues on Thursday nights at 7pm. Juvenile hurling training continues on Tuesday nights at 6.30pm. St. Kevin’s underage football fixtures, underage hurling fixtures and Go -Games fixtures are listed on the Hollywood GAA website.


Sinead O’Brien Dance School

The Hip Hop Dance Classes in The Hollywood Centre have finished for the Summer and will resume in September. New Dancers are more than welcome,  contact Sinead for Details on 087 2924559

Hollywood Fitness Classes

Classes have taken a break and will resume again in Sept. We would like to thank  everyone for their support and look forward to seeing you all again in Sept. Enjoy the summer everyone!!


Kidz in Theatre

Kidz In Theatre has finished for the Summer and may resume in September.   


Adult Jive Classes

Adult Jive Classes every Saturday in modern Jive dance. Professional teachers will teach you all the moves, that will make your friends envious. The time is between 3-5pm and both singles & couples are welcome.

There will be follow up Jive Dances nights to show off the moves learned later in the year. For further info, contact Caroline on 086 3818241


Neighbourhood Alertness Important Notice

We would  ask you to be most vigilant in your neighbourhood and particularly be observant if you have an elderly neighbour.  Many “con people” preying on the elderly locally. Thank you..

Another  Important Notice Please when collecting or bringing children to School or attending activities, PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE your wallet, purse, handbag, phone or any item of value in your unattended Car/Jeep/Van.  There are thugs earning a “good living” out of our negligence.

Please do not leave life easy for these undesirables.


Birthday Parties

The Hollywood Centre is available for your child’s special day. We cater for all types of Birthday parties.

So keep your house clean and book your party today. Call the Centre on 045 864979 for details


Hollywood Bingo

Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

We have two jackpots – €1,850 and €5,800 to play for each week.

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