Annacurra notes week January 20th



Father John-Paul Sheridan is delighted to announce that Pope Francis has awarded the Bene Merenti Medal to Jimmy and Maura Whelan, in acknowledgment of their long and dedicated service to the parish of St. Brigid. Annacurra.  

Bishop Brennan will confer the honour at the Saturday evening mass at 6.30pm, on Saturday 1st February, Feast day of the patron of the Parish.   Please come and join in the celebration that night.  Refreshments will be served in the hall afterwards.

Annacurra Parents Association are delighted to welcome Liz Valloor to our school, Tuesday 28th  January at 7.30pm, to deliver a free and very motivational talk, for parents in the Community. 

Liz (B.A Dip Ed) is an Author, Radio Presenter, Motivational Speaker  Conscious Parenting Coach and Mum to four adult children. She is a former Deputy Principal of a Deis 1 School and has facilitated seminars and workshops Internationally.Her work focuses on strengthening the relationship between parent and child. 

Parent testimonial “I can’t recommend Liz highly enough. Her nuggets of wisdom and the change of perspective she teaches on her course has literally transformed our household. With a then 3 year old who was making our lives a misery with her constant, violent tantrums and a 9 year old (going on 19 year old!) there was a myriad of different issues going on at any given time, her advice has helped so much with BOTH of them! Amazing when you see your kids reacting differently to you, when you change the habits of how you react to their behaviour. And what is even more comforting, is that I know that this change in perspective and these tools will help as they grow up and into their teenage years. Liz’s advice is not age specific, which a lot of online advice is.  A very comforting feeling going forwards. Thanks Liz!” 

All parents in the community (not just Annacurra) are most welcome to join us, Tuesday 28th of January @ 7.30pm,  in Annacurra National School, for a free, very engaging and motivational session. Refreshments on arrival. Doors open @ 7.15pm


Proposed Yoga class for Children with Aoife from Enlighten Yoga.
Due to expression of interest a proposed children’s yoga class may commence Thursday 5th March.

Venue: Annacurra Community hall

Date, Thursday 5th March 2020

We are offering two times you can choose from as need numbers to proceed.  Times 2.45pm to 3.30pm  and  4.15pm to 5.00pm

Age group 5 to 11
Cost: €24 per four-week block Introducing yoga to your children helps establish healthy habits at an early age.

Yoga can enhance your child’s strength, coordination and flexibility, while encouraging body awareness and self-esteem. It can reduce your child’s anxiety and stress and promote a sense of calmness. Please note minimum numbers need to be reached before class can commence.

For more information or to secure a place for your child, please call Aoife from Enlighten Yoga on 085 130 2360


Ais is excited to be offering a HALF PRICE  TASTER WORKSHOP on Thursday morning the 27th of February at 10am.

This workshop will be a combination of POUND and STRETCHING.

Class will begin with a 30 minute POUND Rockout drumming inspired Workout. This is a full body workout that combines cardio, conditioning, and strength training with Yoga and Pilates movements, while using lightly weighted drumsticks.

One of the best things about POUND is that it can be modified to work for a wide range of ages and abilities. You can adapt the movements and intensity to suit you. We will end the class with a slow gentle 15 minute STRETCH. This will give you the opportunity to nourish your body and mind.

Venue : Annacurra Community Hall
Date and time : Thursday 27th February 10am to 10.45am . Cost : €4All you need to bring along is yoga mat/towel.This class will continue if there is enough interested, which will then be a 4 week block period payment of €30 per block.  Feel free to contact Ais with any questions you may have on 0860692799.

Doreen Kenny, recently made history, by becoming  the first woman in Europe to achieve the rank of Tae Kwan Do master.  Doreen continues her classes in Annacurra Community hall on Wednesdays from 4.30. Book now to secure place.Time:  4.30 to 5.15
Cost : €25 per month ( monthly fees only )Age group : 5 to 12Taekwon Do is renowned for developing focus, co-ordination, physical strength, self confidence, agility, balance, discipline and respectFor further information or to book a place in class, please contact Doreen on 086 1631271

Tai Chi & Qi Gong beginners class Venue :Annacurra Community Hall
Wednesday mornings from 11.00 am to 12 midday. Cost €80 for 8 week block Class suitable for adults of all ages.

Tai Chi & Qi Gong helps to relieve stress, increase stamina, improve balance and prevent falls. It also helps to increases flexibility and mobility and has many other health benefits.

For further information or book a place please contactAnn @ 087/6081219  Solarsoundhealingwicklow@gmail.com Ann Martin is a Registered Instructor with the Jade Sun School of Tai Chi & Qi Gong www.jadesuntaichi.com

Thank you to all who have helped with this appeal.  Thousands of stamps collected during the past few weeks. The collection boxes, are still at the following locations Annacurra Church.

The Saltee Pub, Annacurra. Londis, Aughrim.

Please help spread the word, by asking your family, friends and colleagues, to help with this worthy cause.  

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