The Hollywood ICA Guild celebrates 50 years in existence this year 2020. This is a group photograph of the members that attended a lunch together on the 9th February at Poulaphuca House. There are six founding members still in the Hollywood ICA today. The six founding members are Margaret Clarke, Rose Kennedy, Alice Corrigan, Carmel Tutty, Sheila Kelly, Peggy Keogh.
The Hollywood Guild meets the 1st Thursday of the month in the Hollywood Community Centre where they have a guest speaker, speaking on diverse and interesting topics. The meeting is followed by supper together.
They also meet up every Wednesday morning in the Hollywood Centre to do crafts and have a cuppa and chat together. The ICA gives a warm welcome to new members and offers support, friendship, personal development, education and life-long learning. It brings together rural women and allows them to support each other and their community in a fun setting. New members are always welcome so call in and meet us!!
The hollywood GAA fund raising stars in your eyes is holding a bring and buy cake sale after masses on Saturday 29th February and Sunday 1st march. All support much appreciated also great raffle prizes to be won. You can book your tickets for the stars in your eyes event taking place in the Kilashee hotel on the Saturday 7th march. A great night entertainment is assured.
Join Patrick Hunt in 2020 when he will be presenting a series of monthly environmentally friendly gardening talks entitled “ food growing in the home garden’’ the talks are suited to those wishing to start a garden or would like to have better success and will cover what vegetables; fruit and flowers to grow each month following the yearly garden cycle while increasing wildlife benefit at the same time. Monthly talks are being held in the hollywood centre on the following dates. Tuesday from 8.00 – 9.30pm on 10th March, 21st April, 19th May. Cost is €100. Taking bookings now call Patrick hunt 0876982201.
Hollywood Community Forum Meeting
Hollywood Community Forum has hosted its first by-monthly Meeting this January for 2020 in the Hollywood Community Centre.
The meeting was well attended and several local matters were discussed regarding the community which were raised by those present. We host an open meeting and everyone is welcome. There are several projects at an advanced stage of progress and the forum is very optimistic regarding the outcomes.
The Forum continues to engagement with Wicklow County Council and in 2019 attended several Municipal District meeting in Blessington where two representatives from the forum voiced the need to reduce the speed limit on the N81 at Hollywood and a Bus stop, path and lighting for Hollywood. Two members attended the Baltinglass Municipal District Policing Plan Committee evening and put in submissions. Co Wicklow Partnership and Rural Recreation is another group linked with the forum, focused on the upgrading the St Kevin’s Way pilgrim path and re-routing sections to off road paths on safety grounds. We have two members sitting on a couple of committees such as Public Participation Network representatives, the West Wicklow Environment Network and the Joint Policing SPC.
We were delighted to announce our Community Directory and Information Booklet in conjunction with the Parish Office which is being distributed at the moment to Hollywood village and hinterlands. This is the second addition and hosts a section on the activities in Hollywood along with local service providers and community groups, a must have in every home. Please take note; the St Vincent De Paul society phone number has changed to 086 250 6009
The Hollywood Walking Club will be holding a meeting soon to kick start the new season, everyone really enjoyed the walk evenings so we will be posting further information shortly. We are delighted to meet any group in Hollywood who might need guidance and assistance in seeking information, grants and filling out applications. We also have a printer which we will make available to any group wishing to print out applications etc free of charge.
The schedule of forum meetings will take place on a bi-monthly base. They will be held at 8pm in the Hollywood Community Centre on the second Monday of the month. Our AGM will be held on the 9th of March 2020, if you are interest in getting involved or have an query, issue or suggestion please contact us at
Hollywood Community Forum: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Hogan: Mobile. 087 6477578 Email: email@example.com
Aideen Klauer: Mobile. 089 4415644 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ann Halpin: Mobile. 087 6690222 Email: email@example.com
Pilate’s classes every Tuesday mornings from 9.45 to 10.45 in the Hollywood Centre. 6 Week Course – €55 or €10 per class. Please contact Simone Crowley on 087- 6165072.
Acorns Pre-School Hollywood
Acorns Pre-School are in the Hollywood Centre every morning from 9.00 until 12.00 full and part time places are available. Contact Sonia and Jane on 087 4528855 to secure your place.
Football is on every Monday night in the Hollywood Centre from 8.15 – to 9.15 pm. For further information contact Paul Clarke on 083 1522272.
The Club bowl every Tuesday & Friday nights in The Hollywood Centre between 8-10pm. New Members’ are always welcome, so come along and see what it is all about, it is a great way to spend the winter nights.
Music Under The Mountain
Traditional Music Classes for children take place in the Hollywood Centre every Saturday from 10.30 –1.30pm . For further information contact Eric Greaves on 087 2248509 or 045867380.
Sinead O’Brien Dance School
The Hip Hop Dance Classes are on every Friday with a new timetable 3-6yrs 4.00-5.00pm, 7-10yrs 5.00-6.00pm, and new class 11yrs up 6.00-7.00pm contact Sinead for Details on 087 2924559.
Takes place every Wednesday night from 8.00 -10.00pm in the Hollywood Centre. For further details contact Deirdre Keogh on 087 6193509.
Juvenile Badminton classes are on Mondays 7.00 – 8.00pm, Tuesdays 7.00 – 8.00pm and Wednesdays 6.30 – 8.00pm nights. Places still available for Monday nights for 2nd and 3rd class. Please contact Chloe Clarke for more details on 0870613292.
Hollywood GAA Club Lotto draw results 12th February. The number drawn were 9, 11, 15, 29. There was no winner of the jackpot. The sellers prizes went to Tom Kelly Balintober 321. The €50 winners were Emma Clarke 233, Shay McGrath 615, Dolores Doyle online 42. The next draw for a jackpot of €13,800 will be held in Tutty’s Bar and Lounge on 26th February. Tickets can be bought online at hollywoodgaa.com and from the usual local outlets. Thanks for your continued support and good luck.
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.
Bingo takes place in the Hollywood Centre every Thursday night at 8.30pm.
We have two jackpots – €3,950 and €5,000 to play for each week.
The Doctor’s Clinic will be held on the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2.00 – 3.30pm
Neighbourhood Alertness Important Notice
Care of The Elderly: Anyone over aged 65 and are in need of advice/obtaining a Phone Security System contact Marie 0851072356. This also applies to Smoke Alarms Dark Evenings Fast approaching be a “good neighbour and call regularly for a friendly chat and making sure everything is ok”. Thank You.
You can call Garda Crime Unit in emergency 045/865202 or 999/112. Please be careful as to whom you allow into your home as there are Conmen and Women calling to houses in the locality. Be alert at all times, if in doubt contact the Guards in Blessington 045 865202.
Also it is important to look out for each other in our Neighbour Hoods and be vigilant at all times.
To book the Hollywood Centre, place a notice here on www.wicklownews.net in the FEATURES section, in the district section of the Wicklow People or the Leinster Leader please contact the Centre on 045 864979 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . All notes MUST be in the Hollywood Centre before 11am on Friday for the following week.