Ireland - Wicklow People (West Edition)
Wednesday - 15th August, 2018
LEFT OUT OF N81 MEETING
COUNCILLORS have reacted angrily after they were excluded from a meeting between Transport Minister ...
Wednesday - 8th August, 2018
DONARD SHAKEN BY POST OFFICE’S CLOSURE
PEOPLE IN the Donard area have been left shaken and dismayed at the news that the local post office ...
Wednesday - 1st August, 2018
FESTIVAL MAKES A FANTASTIC RETURN
KNOCKANSTOCKAN made a successful return to Blessington over the weekend, featuring more than 140 act...
Wednesday - 25th July, 2018
Campaign gets under way for swimming pool
HUNDREDS GET BEHIND DRIVE TO SECURE POOL FOR WEST WICKLOW A PETITION to locate a new community swimm...
Wednesday - 18th July, 2018
Hacketstown subcontractor’s ultimatum
A Hacketstown subcontractor who is owed €100,000 following the collapse of Carillion has vowed non...
Wednesday - 11th July, 2018
Work at black spot junction to start
WORKS will commence over the next couple of weeks on a junction in Manor Kilbride which is notorious...
Wednesday - 4th July, 2018
Valleymount GAA’s Super Hero 5k delivers €1,800 for Tadhg
Alley Couchman and Jennifer Page at the West Wicklow Voices concert in St Nicholas of Myra Church, D...
Wednesday - 27th June, 2018
FARMERS’ FODDER FEARS AFTER LONG DRY SPELL
THE FARMING community in west Wicklow could be facing round two of the fodder crisis if the dry spel...
Wednesday - 20th June, 2018
IMAAL HALL IS ‘UNDER SERIOUS THREAT’
THE IMAAL Hall, Dunlavin, is facing closure if a new volunteer committee is not secured. As...
Wednesday - 13th June, 2018
Tony flying the flag for Wicklow at EU games
HACKETSTOWN athlete Tony Gartland will represent Ireland at this year’s 10th European Transplant &...
Wednesday - 6th June, 2018
NEW TOWN TEAM IS PLANNING TO REVITALISE BLESSINGTON
SERIOUS action is needed in three separate communities within Baltinglass Municipal District say res...
Wednesday - 30th May, 2018
WE ARE GIVING UP SEARCH FOR A HOME IN WEST WICKLOW
A BLESSINGTON family that have given up searching for a home in their own community have said that t...
Wednesday - 23rd May, 2018
SHOCK AND DISBELIEF AT MURDER OF JASTINE
THERE was shock and disbelief over the weekend as Enniskerry woman Jastine Valdez was abducted and m...
Wednesday - 16th May, 2018
APPEAL TO ROSS OVER AXED PLAN FOR N81
MEMBERS of the N81 Action Group will meet with Transport Minister Shane Ross in an effort to get him...
Wednesday - 9th May, 2018
Sad death of Jonathan in cycling accident
A BALTINGLASS resident tragically died in a cycling accident in west Wicklow on Friday. The...
Wednesday - 2nd May, 2018
Gardaí seize counterfeit clothing in market raid
COUNTERFEIT clothing valued at €3,000 was seized by gardaí at the Baltinglass markets at ...
Wednesday - 25th April, 2018
THIS DELAY IS CAUSING UPSET
WHILE Department of Education approval was given for the construction of four new secondary schools ...
Wednesday - 18th April, 2018
When will our school projects go ahead?
THE GOVERNMENT has been accused of ‘abandoning’ plans for works at Blessington Community College...
Wednesday - 11th April, 2018
WE ARE RUNNING OUT OF SILAGE
WEST WICKLOW farmers have been hit by a ‘perfect storm’ which has resulted in ever dwindling sil...
Wednesday - 4th April, 2018
Boxing joy for Wicklow
IT was a truly egg-cellent Easter for Wicklow boxers with two All-Ireland crowns and a Leinster titl...
Wednesday - 28th March, 2018
‘DANGEROUS N81 IS BEING LEFT BEHIND’
FRUSTRATED Baltinglass Municipal District councillors expressed disappointment at the lack of invest...
Wednesday - 21st March, 2018
Future of hospital is looking brighter
BALTINGLASS Community Hospital looks set for a glowing HIQA report which should secure its future fo...
Wednesday - 14th March, 2018
Real hope for Coolboy’s Ciarán in Cheltenham!
COOLBOY’S Ciarán Gethings hopes his fantastic season to date will keep on getting better ...
Wednesday - 7th March, 2018
LADIES ARE FLYING HIGH
WHILE the county hurlers and footballers have been a mixed bag of positives and negatives so far in ...
Wednesday - 28th February, 2018
It’s not about gender equality. It’s about giving the job to the right person anyway
I’VE never, to my knowledge, gotten a job because I’m a woman. Nor, that I know of, have I ever ...
Wednesday - 21st February, 2018
‘BRING HOMES WITHIN TOWN LIMITS’
THE Boundary Commission is being urged to consider bringing housing estates built in Blessington but...
Wednesday - 14th February, 2018
Thanks to daytime TV I have taken a journey of self discovery
THE things you learn from daytime television! I learnt this week that apparently I’m a bit slovenl...
Wednesday - 7th February, 2018
MARK’S ON TEAM WHO COMPOSED OUR 2018 EUROSONG
IRELAND’S entry in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was co-written by Mark ‘Cappy’ Caplic...
Wednesday - 31st January, 2018
‘SOCIAL WELFARE OFFICE IS UNDER THREAT’
SPECULATION is mounting that the Social Welfare Office in Baltinglass could be set to close.&nbs...
Wednesday - 24th January, 2018
BYPASS PROJECT SIDELINED
PLANS to upgrade the N81 from Hollywood Cross to Tallaght, bypassing Blessington, have been suspende...
Wednesday - 17th January, 2018
€2.5M TO UPGRADE BLACKSPOT
A €2.5 million fund to upgrade one of the most dangerous bends in West Wicklow has been welcomed.&...
Wednesday - 10th January, 2018
CHEF OF THE YEAR!
KNOCKANANNA woman Margaret Roche has been named as the Chef of the Year in the McKennas’ Guide ann...
Wednesday - 3rd January, 2018
FOLLOWING THE LEADERS AHEAD OF RACE DAY ON MARCH 25
Visit www.wicklowhalfmarathonand10km.com to sign up IT’S the start of January and the Wicklow Gaol...
Wednesday - 27th December, 2017
VICIOUS, VIOLENT BRUTAL, ATTACK
A MAN who glassed someone in the face in an ‘vicious, violent and brutal assault’ in a west Wick...
Wednesday - 20th December, 2017
Christmas presents between couples go downhill after marriage
WHEN it comes to Christmas presents, I firmly believe, the longer you’re with someone, the crappie...
Wednesday - 13th December, 2017
SALE IS AGREED ON BLESSINGTON HOTEL
A SALE has been agreed on the landmark Downshire House Hotel in Blessington. The former hot...
Wednesday - 6th December, 2017
LET THE BATTLE BEGIN
WICKLOW GAA will have a new County Chairman this time next week and he will either be an Annacurra m...
Wednesday - 29th November, 2017
WELCOME HOME, BOYS!
Thousands turned out last week in Blessington to greet brothers Seán and Conor Price on the...
Wednesday - 22nd November, 2017
GLENEALY MARCH ON TO THE FINAL
the lead, making the most of a poor Paraic O’Keeffe clearance. By the eighth minute St An...
Wednesday - 15th November, 2017
Sinn Féin splinter party on the cards
THREE County Councillors expelled from Sinn Fein in September, including Blessington’s Gerry O’N...
Wednesday - 8th November, 2017
PLEASE HELP US FIND A HOME
A WEST Wicklow family on the brink of homelessness has made a desperate appeal for help in finding a...
Wednesday - 1st November, 2017
THE remarkable Katie Taylor continues to inspire and astound as she plants Co. Wicklow on the map on...
Wednesday - 25th October, 2017
RATHNEW HIT THE ROAD
HAVING accounted for everything that their foes in Wicklow could offer, the footballers of Rathnew h...
Wednesday - 18th October, 2017
Havoc on roads as hurricane hits west Wicklow
FALLEN trees and electrical cables caused havoc as Hurricane Ophelia battered west Wicklow. ...
Wednesday - 11th October, 2017
€144,000 OF FUNDS FOR WEST WICKLOW PROJECTS
TWO COMMUNITY projects in west Wicklow have been successful in applications for funding under the 20...
Wednesday - 4th October, 2017
A trip to West Cork, with Grandad D as our guide, comes highly recommended
WE have just returned from a family trip to Skibbereen where we were joined by both granddads and ou...
Wednesday - 27th September, 2017
HELP US CATCH KILLER
THE murder of a man in his sixties in mountains on the border of Wicklow and Dublin last year was th...
Wednesday - 20th September, 2017
Brothers have the X Factor!
BLESSINGTON brothers Sean and Conor Price have been installed as joint favourites to win X Factor af...
Wednesday - 13th September, 2017
CLUBHOUSE DAMAGED IN VANDAL ATTACK
A ‘SENSELESS act of vandalism’ will cost a rural southwest Wicklow GAA club thousands of euro.&a...
Wednesday - 6th September, 2017
PLANS FOR A STATE OF THE ART ROWING FACILITY
A PLANNING application has been lodged with Wicklow County Council for a state-of-the-art rowing tra...
Wednesday - 30th August, 2017
A GALLANT EFFORT!
Hannah Tener had a shot on goal brilliantly saved by Sara Davis in the Wicklow goal. Lucy R...
Wednesday - 23rd August, 2017
Upset as welfare service is closed for good
SOCIAL PROTECTION minister Regina Doherty has said that the closure of the weekly Social Welfare ser...
Wednesday - 16th August, 2017
CONOR & SEAN HAVE THE X FACTOR
TWO west Wicklow teenage brothers are on the cusp of stardom after a blazing performance in the X Fa...
Wednesday - 9th August, 2017
KARE NO LONGER PART OF MERGER PLANS
KARE, the support service for people with intellectual disabilities which operates local services in...
Wednesday - 2nd August, 2017
I WON’T RESIGN , SAYS O’NEILL
CLLR GERRY O’NEILL is adamant he won’t be resigning his council seat – despite Sinn Fé...
Wednesday - 26th July, 2017
GIRL, 7, AMONG 4 HURT IN CAR CRASH
A WOMAN aged in her forties remains in a serious condition at Beaumont Hospital following a road acc...
Wednesday - 19th July, 2017
I AM FULLY VINDICATED
CLLR TOMMY CULLEN says he has been vindicated after he and former councillor Barry Nevin were awarde...
Wednesday - 12th July, 2017
BLOW TO GAA CLUB
TWO LAWNMOWERS and a strimmer were stolen from Valleymount GAA Club after the clubhouse and a steel ...
Wednesday - 5th July, 2017
FUN DAY IN VALLEYMOUNT
Amy O’Connor, Roz Duffy, Sam O’Connor and Patches the Goat at the Hillbilly Tractor Run in Valle...
Wednesday - 28th June, 2017
AN ALL-IRELAND TITLE!
St Nicholas celebrating after taking home the Féile crown to west Wicklow from Cavan....
Wednesday - 21st June, 2017
She’s waited seven years. Now Angel finally has a home!
IT MAY have taken seven years, but a dog in the care of ASH Animal Rescue has finally found her fore...
Wednesday - 14th June, 2017
CATHERINE AND TOM PASS AWAY HOURS APART
A WEST Wicklow couple who enjoyed 73 years of marriage passed away this week within 36 hours of each...
Wednesday - 7th June, 2017
NUMBER OF THEFTS ‘A DISGRACE’
A WEST WICKLOW farmer has branded it as a ‘disgrace’, the amount of thefts taking place on farms...
Wednesday - 31st May, 2017
It’s battle stations now to get rid of the rat in our garden
ANOTHER week another problem except this time it’s not something trivial like running out of teaba...
Wednesday - 24th May, 2017
BLESSINGTON CELEBRATES OPENING OF CARE CENTRE
THE opening of Blessington’s Primary Care Centre as a one-stop-shop for most medical needs will me...
Wednesday - 17th May, 2017
My family doesn’t do road trips well, even the short ones!
WHEN I think of the concept of family road trips I tend to think of Waltonesque images of a load of ...
Wednesday - 10th May, 2017
Unlike him, I’m no Get Up And Goer – more a a Lie On The Coucher
THE way I see it, the world is divided up into two types of people: The Get Up And Goers and the Lie...
Wednesday - 3rd May, 2017
Hurling clan celebrates superb win
the backs and celebratory hugs to this band of warriors. They know what it takes for these lads to g...
Wednesday - 26th April, 2017
Referees set to return to Shamrock Park as deal finally struck
A resolution has been struck to bring an end to the stand-off that had seen referees in Co. Wicklow ...
Wednesday - 19th April, 2017
GAA CLUB IS GIVEN GREEN LIGHT
PLANNING permission has been granted to Blessington GAA club for a new clubhouse, giving a welcome b...
Wednesday - 12th April, 2017
Blessington do the business
Blessington were spraying around the ball to their forward line all over the big pitch. Mik...
Wednesday - 5th April, 2017
COMMUNITY RALLIES TO HELP BABY ALEX
THE story of a 15-month-old girl who suffers from cerebral palsy and epilepsy has touched the hearts...
Wednesday - 29th March, 2017
Never so happy to see a cup of Barry’s tea and a ham sandwich in my life. Ever.
I have returned from America in one piece... just about. Unfortunately I fell victim to a bad flu so...
Wednesday - 22nd March, 2017
IN recent years somewhat of a decline has set in when it comes to DIY and one of the reasons is part...
Wednesday - 15th March, 2017
CYCLIST TRAPPED UNDER A BUS ON THE N81
A BLESSINGTON cyclist sustained serious arm injuries following a collision with a bus on Friday even...
Wednesday - 8th March, 2017
Snooty shoppers should get their noses out of my grocery trolley
GROCERY shopping is one of those weekly chores that makes my anxiety levels hit the roof. Not becaus...
Wednesday - 1st March, 2017
The Teenager asked if he could have friends over. And I said Yes...
TEENAGERS. One word but such a bloody big headache for parents. When they’re small you can’t wai...
Wednesday - 22nd February, 2017
This St Patrick’s Day, our first ever parade!
BLESSINGTON will host its first ever St Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17. The parade will start fr...
Wednesday - 15th February, 2017
I’m considering a campaign to bring back the Slow Set
AND just as I think that romance is dead and gone, Myself and Himself have a moment! Now I must admi...
Wednesday - 8th February, 2017
Man (34) to appear in court over Grangecon cannabis operation
Drugs worth around €300,000 found A 34-YEAR-OLD man has been charged in connection with the discov...
Wednesday - 1st February, 2017
GAA AWARDS EVENING
Noreen Keegan Kavanagh, Lisa Jackson, Julieann Williamson and Noelle McGarr at the Blessington GAA C...
Wednesday - 25th January, 2017
DON’T REFUSE MY DAD GARDEN BURIAL
A 91-YEAR-OLD west Wicklow man is seeking permission to be laid to rest with his late wife after his...
Wednesday - 18th January, 2017
FOLLOWING THE LEADERS AHEAD OF RACE DAY ON MARCH 26
Visit www.wicklowhalfmarathonand10km.com to sign up...
Wednesday - 11th January, 2017
Himself is putting me through my paces on the tennis court, with very little success!
I got a tennis racket for my birthday. And balls. Let’s not forget the balls! I had asked...
Wednesday - 4th January, 2017
Express your final farewells
THE passing of a loved one is a difficult time for anyone to endure. You can express your lasting fa...
Wednesday - 28th December, 2016
Away trip to lovely Leitrim to kickstart New Year
IT’S an away trip to lovely Leitrim that gets Wicklow’s inter-county season underway in 2017 as ...
Wednesday - 21st December, 2016
I will never feel guilty about spreading some joy at Christmas time
I’VE got something to tell you: I love Christmas! I’ve always loved Christmas. From the...
Wednesday - 14th December, 2016
Getting your children to spend time with you sure ain’t easy
A couple of times a year I get this figary that we don’t spend enough time together as a family. I...
Wednesday - 7th December, 2016
Mulhall magic helps Ireland win major title
WICKLOW’S Lucy Mulhall played a captain’s role for the Irish rugby sevens team in Dubai last wee...
Wednesday - 30th November, 2016
This whole business of going to work has taken its toll on me
ONE week down as a working woman and I’m only fit for the bed. This whole business of getting up, ...
Wednesday - 23rd November, 2016
Children risking death from drugs
A Garda has forecast that Arklow is on the verge of facing the tragedy of a young person dying as a ...
Wednesday - 16th November, 2016
Wednesday - 9th November, 2016
A journey to beautiful Westport turned out to be an odyssey
ONE of the many not very interesting things about me is that I am a bad traveller. I puke on boats, ...
Wednesday - 2nd November, 2016
READY AND WAITING
ONE major factor will be the availability or not of Meath star Graham Reilly who received a straight...
Wednesday - 26th October, 2016
The Teenager’s perfect teeth cost a fortune – so I’m showing him off
THE TEENAGER has just been freed after serving a five-year sentence with our local orthodontist. The...
Wednesday - 19th October, 2016
Once more unto the breach
THE Carnew Emmets and Bray Emmets Senior hurling teams and their supporters must make the journey to...
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