WINTER WONDERLAND - DONARD
Once again this year Santa is making a return visit to the village of Donard. Even though he comes to the Wicklow Hills for some rest before the big rush at Christmas he loves to take time out to meet lots of children and have a chat with them. The Winter Wonderland at Moat Farm, Donard will be open for 3 Sundays in December the 4th,11th and the 18th from 2pm to 6pm. Santa will make a grand entrance each day in his special Santa Mobile at 2pm. He will be available all afternoon to talk to the children. While waiting to see Santa there is lots to do and see including face painting and visiting the animals including one of Sants's special reindeer. The adults won,t get bored as there will be arts, crafts and food stalls, a good chance to pick up some presents while enjoying the atmosphere. Fresh Christmas trees will also be available. Adults can relax beside a roaring fire and enjoy some mince pies and mulled wine. Admission for children is 10 Euro which includes a present from Santa. A family photo with the man himself will cost 5Euro, however you are also welcome to bring your own camera to capture the moment. No admission charge for Adults. All proceeds from the Winter Wonderland go to Donoughmore and Donard Parish and the community based Donard Glen Daycare. Information from 087 28731977/087 7772384. Stalls are available in the Winter Wonderland for any crafts person wishing to find an outlet for their produce. Stalls are available for any or all of the days. This is a great opportunity to showcase local crafts. For booking and further information contact Anne at 087 7914126 .
Hollywood Parish Raffle Results
1st Prize Hamper: Billy and Anne Tutty. 2nd Prize Voucher/ Turkey & Ham: Joanne Murphy, Hollywood Lower. 3rd Prize Bottle Whiskey: Nikky Kelly, Kinsellastown. Friendship Club Raffle: Christmas Cake: winner Christy Toomey, Granamore. Bottle Wine: Winner: Seamus Harkin, Johnstown. Beauty Set: Winner Sara O’ Keefe, Hollywood.
The results of last weeks whist were: Top score, Pat McGarr. Top Lady, Kathleen Hanlon. Top Gent, Tommy McKivern. Other winners, Marie Healy, Martin Donegan, Joe Miley, Liam Heffernan and Mick Moody. Christmas Whist is on Monday Dec 19th in the Hollywood Centre at 8.30pm.
Invitation to Christmas Retreat
There will be a Parish Retreat on 6th, 7th & 8th December in St Kevin’s Church, Hollywood, conducted by Monsignor Dan O’ Connor. Tuesday 6th at 7.30pm: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: during which a Penance service for Christmas will take place. Two or three confessors will attend. Wednesday 7th at 7.30pm: A Mass and Talk: Sacrament of Anointing of the sick and elderly will take place during Mass. Thursday 8th : Feast of the Immaculate Conception: Mass for School Children will be at 2.00pm. During Mass the children will present a Christmas Present to the local St. Vincent De Paul. Mass and Talk at 7.30pm. Mass will be followed by Refreshments in the School Hall. Mass each morning is at 9.30am.
Hollywood Youth Club
The Hollywood Youth Club, for 15-18yr olds every Wednesday evening from 8-9.30pm. New members welcome, just come along.
The Hollywood Senior Citizens Christmas Party is on Wednesday 14th December at 3.30pm in the Hollywood Inn.
The Parish Office is open from 9.30am to 1pm Monday to Friday. The Christmas Stock has arrived, including Christmas Mass Bouquets and Cards, Calendars, Glass Candle Holders, and Miniature Crib Sets. All support for the Parish Office is very welcome.
Hollywood Bingo has commenced their Turkey and Ham prizes on the run up to Christmas. Come along and try your luck. You might even win your Christmas Dinner.
Dates to Remember
Childrens Bingo in the Hollywood Centre on Thursday Dec 28th at 5.00pm. Hollywood Centre Social on Saturday March 3rd 2012.
Every Tuesday and Friday evening from 8-10pm. New members are always welcome.
The Hollywood Fair
Our DVD will be for sale in the coming week, great value at €5. You can order/buy your copy from Harry Farrington, Martin Byrne, Martina Traynor or Bridie Wilson. Books are still available from Marie Corrigan or Martina Traynor. On Sat 10th the Rosary will be said in “The Ceile House” at 7pm with a cuppa afterwards, this will be followed by a ‘25’ card Drive with the winner taking home a Turkey. All welcome. Sunday 18th sees something new in Hollywood, a “moving crib” and Carol singing commencing at 4pm. Santa will be arriving to see all the children at 5pm. We hope everyone young and old will come along and join in the community Christmas Spirit. The Hollywood Fair would like to wish everyone at home and away a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Hollywood GAA Notes
The Club's AGM took place on Sunday. We had a good turnout, thanks to all who attended and all who took positions.
The following were elected- Presidents -Fr. Prenderville & Richard Burke,V Presidents- Barney Keogh & David Doyle,Chairman -Tom Coyne, V Chairman -Kevin Traynor,Secretary -Richard Burke,Treasurer -Joe Kelly,Honorary Treasurer -Jim Tutty,
Assis Treasurer -Keith Burke, Registrars -Ian Burke & Emma Burke, PRO -Ian Burke,School Liasion Officers -Alan Mooney & Darragh Burke,Fixtures Secretary -Liam Mooney, Executive Committee -Tom Coyne,Richard Burke,Joe Kelly,Ian Burke,Seamus Tutty,Kevin Traynor,John Traynor, Pat Traynor,Johnny Glennon,Liam Cullen,Keith Burke & Peter Halpin. Senior Selectors -Paul Wilson & Tom Burke, Junior Selectors -Tom Kelly & Alan Mooney, Club Coaching Co-Ordinators -Seamus Tutty & Stephen Burke, Disciplinary Committee-Lucy Mooney, Marty Maguire & 1 member from Exec Committee. The Club hold their annual Table Quiz in Tuttys on December 27th, with the Tom Nugent Golf Classic on the 28th.
Designer Ladies Clearance Sale
The Sale is currently on at Tipperkevin, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare. All stock is current Autumn/Winter 2011 and is reduced to half price or less. Items for sale include Debs Wear, Occasional Wear, Dresses for Saturday Night, Casual Wear, Jeans, Coats, Jewellery, Shoes and Handbags. For further info please call 087-6295842 or 087-2077227 .