Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park
At the prize-giving ceremony on October 15th at the Irish Architectural Archive it was announced that the Woodenbridge World War 1 Memorial Park was the winner of the Irish Landscaping Institute Award. Those involved in the design and construction of this park thanks everyone who voted and helped them secure this prestigious design award.
“Dedicated to the memory of the fallen Heroes from County Wicklow” – this wonderful park is located on the southern bank of the Aughrim River at Woodenbridge, directly across from Woodenbridge Hotel. The memorial park was constructed by the Woodenbridge Village Development Association with the support of County Wicklow World War 1 Memorial Committee. It was opened on the 18th September 2014.
The memorial was constructed along the river bank in a tranquil setting. It consists of fifteen vertical granite slabs designed in three circles. 1,192 names of people who were natives of Wicklow or lived in Wicklow, who died directly or indirectly as a result of World War 1 are listed on the monument.
Woodenbridge was selected as the site because it was the location where John Redmond MP made his famous speech on 20th September 1914 urging Irish volunteers to join the Great War. John Redmond was an MP from 1881 until his death in 1918. He was leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party from 1900 until 1918.
McMullans Annual Customer Party
Come and join McMullans Annual Customer Party next Thursday 29th October, from 10 am to 9 pm, up at the shop. There will be the usual raffle, prizes and special offers but this year McMullans will have a special guest Brendan Courtney who will speak about his and Sonya Lennons new venture Frockadviser. It is an app for independent boutiques and everyone interested in fashion. Mc Mullans are very happy to be featured on Frockadviser and to be part of this exciting new venture.
Are you unemployed and eligible for Community Employment C.E.?
St Mary & Peters Community Employment Scheme currently have a vacancy for a General Operative / Hospitality in the Parish Centre (Árus Lorcáin)
Participants on Community Employment are encouraged to avail of the training opportunities available. Funding is available for same.
To find out more please contact the Supervisor at the Parish Office on 0402-31716
Congratulations to Donal Power who won top photography award
An Arklow photographer won the “An Taisce – love your coast” Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2015 Award. The award is considered the biggest wildlife photography competition in the country following shortlisting earlier this year. It was his spectacular shot of a seagull plucking a starfish out of the sea that caught the judges’ attention. The originality of an individual image without any enhancement is what appeals to Donal about this competition. To see the winning photograph and more of Donal’s wildlife photography please visit his Facebook page.
FREE photo with Dra-cool-a and spooktacular fun this Halloween at Bridgewater
This month at Bridgewater there will be lots of Halloween fun in store for all the family. On bank holiday Monday 26th October you can get a FREE photo taken with Dracula from 1-5pm, then on Saturday 31st October from 1-5pm the kids can enjoy Face Painting, Trick or Treating and take part in our Costume Competition to win prizes on the mall all FREE of charge for our customers!
There are a range of fantastic costumes for all ages this October in the stores, as well as Trick or Treat and party essentials to make this your best ever Halloween! Check out the spooktacular selection at Argos, Eurogiant, Dunnes Stores, Claire’s, Next and TK Maxx.
BANK HOLIDAY: MON 26TH
1PM – 5PM
COME & HAVE YOUR PICTURE TAKEN WITH
DRACULA FOR FREE
HALLOWEEN: SAT 31ST
1PM – 5PM
FACE PAINTING | TRICK OR TREAT |
WIN YOUR CLASS A PRIZE WITH BEST
COSTUME! WITH LOADS OF SPOT PRIZES
THROUGH THE DAY.
• JUDGING ALL AFTERNOON,
PRIZE GIVING AT 4PM
• TRICK OR TREATING AROUND
THE CENTRE FROM 2PM
Get your head around rounding – begins 28th October
The change will be rounded up or down to the nearest five cent on cash transactions:
- If it ends in 1 and 2 – round to 0
- If it ends in 3 and 4 – round to 5
- If it ends in 6 and 7 – round to 5
- If it ends in 8 and 9 – round to 10
For more information please click here.
Wicklow Garda youth awards
Date: Saturday, 9th January 2016
Place: The Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy
Wicklow Gardaí are proud to announce their first ever Wicklow Garda youth awards! Gardaí in Co. Wicklow are looking for nominations for young people aged between 14 and 21 years. They will be awarding prizes to young people who either individually or in a group contributed to their communities or society in general. They will also have special achievement awards for young people who have overcome great difficulties in their lives.
Rules of the competition
– awards are confined to those young people who have reached between 14 and 21 years of age.
– permanent residence of the young person must be in County Wicklow.
– any member of the public including Gardai may nominate anyone whom they feel deserves an award.
– forms must be signed by a nominator/ co-nominator.