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News from Wicklow Town

By Michael Murphy

Wicklow Arts Festival was in full swing on Sunday. The reopening of the Bridge Tavern also coincided with the festival launch. The weather was superb and there was a great buzz about the place. I thought there would be a lot more Art on display though! I was particularly drawn to the stand of Sandra Knitwear .I bought two Jumpers and I will be looking to get two more when the budget allows .At 59 Euros for hand knitted jumpers you can’t go wrong!

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The New Bridge Tavern is an absolute godsend to the town and I had the chance to taste their excellent venison burger for 5 euro .There was hog from the spit as well on offer but that would have been too much for me although I am looking forward to trying it out when they open their Bistro on Thursday evening. The bar is well proportioned and the outside courtyard is just stunning and will see heavy use as long as the sun keeps beating down like it has for the past week .I understand they have rooms upstairs to rent and they will be offering excellent B&B rates . More on that when I get to have a chat with the new owners and their manager .But for now “Sláinte & see you soon in the Bar! PS .I’ll have a Baileys!

Wicklow Weather and the presidential debate

Wicklow Weather

yesterdays rain storm we have to-day beautiful sunshine  at least for now !

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presidential debate

After last night’s  presidential debate I said that I was not changing my mind and now I can reveal  who I will be voting and it’s Got to be Michael D  .I never met the man and I am not a labour voter but he sticks out and in my humble view he is old enough not to have to worry about pleasing the government of the day I think he really does understand
the soul of Ireland and her people and I trust he will stand by the people and
not just hand us over to the new Banker autocracy the is engulfing Europe and
the rest of the world . I belive he is our best hope that last barrier of defence of our independence.

Navigation Nightclass in Wicklow Sailing Club October 2011

Hi Folks

I am writing to advise that an Irish Sailing Association Yachtmaster Coastal theory course is proposed to start on Monday 10th October next at 7.30pm. The venue is Wicklow Sailing Club and will run for 20 nights, up til early April 2012.

The course is suitable for anyone with an interest in matters maritime, especially if you have already dipped your toes in the water and would like to learn more. Topics covered are navigation, chartwork, tides, weather, rules, safety and much more.

Cost of the course is €330, which includes the course pack but not all equipment. A 10% discount applies to existing SECS customers, WSC members and RNLI crew. A deferred payment system can be accommodated, if required.

Hoping you can make it and you might spread the word please.

Yours in sailing,

Charlie Kavanagh

087 2394379


see also  https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/127466280631464/

Response from the Wicklow TD

I have received a response from the Wicklow TD Simon Harris (FG) to previous post  Wife can keep 7,000,000:00 in cash?(NAMA)


Thank you for your email and my apologies for only getting the time to respond to it now.

I read the linked Irish Times article with great interest and agree that this is a very unpalatable situation.

I will ensure that your thoughts and views are fed into Fine Gael Parliamentary Party discussions and I will also raise the issue directly with my colleague Michael Noonan TD, Minister for Finance.

Please do let me know if there is ever anything else that I can directly be of help with, I am happy and eager to help in any way that I can.

Kind Regards,


Simon Harris TD
Wicklow-East Carlow

Constituency Office:
Office 4, Market Court, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow
Phone: 01-6183805 (Dáil) | 01-2813727 (Constituency)


Well at least he had the decency to reply!


Potholes in Wicklow Town

To whom it may concern,

Dear |Sir or madam,

We have been made aware of a large and dangerous pothole on the road leading up to Marlton Springs housing estate .

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Just off the Marlton road here in town (Wicklow)

see google maps ref: http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=52.978455,-6.053896&spn=0.006861,0.018432&z=16&vpsrc=6

Attached are some photos of said pothole.Please pass this information on to the relevant department for their consideration.

Respectfully yours

Wicklow pothole action group


I have forwarded on to the relevant dept, regards Catherine (Reception)

Save Loughlinstown A+E

A committee has been established to fight against the proposed down grading of the A&E in Loughlinstown. It will campaign across Wicklow and bring the fight to the 5 Wicklow TD’s and Eamon Gilmore. The group will work with other groups in
Dun Laoghaire on the campaign. The next meeting will be held on Friday 26th @7pm upstairs in the Ardmore Bar Bray.

No change business as usual!

To whom it may concern,

Dear Sir or madam,

I wish to draw your attention to the dangerous condition of the road surface and potholes in Bray town at the junction (see Google maps here)

(http://maps.google.ie/maps?hl=en&ll=53.205236,-6.109548&spn=0.00178,0.004823&t=h&z=18&layer=c&cbll=53.205236,-6.109548&panoid=P9QcsHg77NYiz_i8F6Kaog&cbp=12,73.78,,0,11.01 )

This road surface is causing damage to citizen’s cars and I personally
have had two punctures in the last four weeks .I call upon you to inform the relevant
department and hopefully the damaged road surface will be fixed ASAP.


Kind regards

Wicklow pothole action group

The above e-mail was sent into Bray town to-day but what’s more annoying
is the fact that oil prices have tumbled on the world markets in the last three
months by 22.3% but the prices we are paying at the pumps is still at all time highs.
I call on everybody to complain to your local petrol stations and also send an
e-mail to the Minster of the Environment calling for price reductions. We have
enough of this rip off.

We are been fleeced at the petrol stations ,I’m still paying about 3 cent from the all time high prices at my local petrol station ,the real price should be less than 1.19 euro max .


Now if you think that is bad, take a look at this

Insider trading is alive and well in Ireland and the Banks are still at it, passing on insider information to their pals on the outside.

Here we can see a classic example of a massive movement on Bank of Ireland stock price ten days before the news comes out to the general public about the private investment of one billion Euros in the Bank.

Now you don’t have to be a genius in the stock markets to see that a select few
people got in to the stock at the lowest possible price, well before the
suckers who piled into this worthless stock after the news was announced. This
gave the insiders’ a clear 50% + profit worth tens of millions maybe even
hundreds of millions. I might even be that the so called investors got back
over half of their investment of one billion and in effect 36% of the bank for
approximately 4.5cent .Not a bad days works??? Not to mention the enormous tax breaks
arranged with the government on future profits so they might even be able to
walk away without paying any taxes .This is asset stripping on a massive scale .Irish
citizens been ripped off again?

Stop this rip off banana

Potholes in Bray

In the last few days I have had to go to bray and I have had
to endure driving over these potholes on each occasion, today I got a puncture
and I was really pissed off .I might also need a new set of shocks but I can’t
be sure I am hearing a strange noise coming from the front left side of the car
when I turn left .Jesus another bill in the making??? I am sending a report to
the Bray town council and Wicklow County Council.

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Wicklow County Council debts = 68,000,000:00 Euro?

In Case you missed this Wicklow County Council are about to
pay 3,000,000;00 Euro  for approx 3 acres of land in Charlesland area in Greenstones.

According to the Wicklow Times report, it would seem that none of the counsellors are in favour of this purchase and are falling over themselves telling anybody who will listen that they did not  know anything about this .In the same local paper we learn that the county council in debt to the tune of 65,000,000:00 Euros and even if they go ahead with the purchase the land in question will end up been left run wild as there are no funds to build any housing on it .The lands were the subject of a CPO and the seller is now deceased .This whole episode raises some serious questions like who in fact approved this purchase and why are the councillors not involved or at least why do they not have a veto on such purchases? Never the less this land on the open market would not even fetch a fraction of this kind of money to day. This is just one example of incompetence and again nobody
will lose their job and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the same people
will be in line to receive a bonus. All this is in light of the fact we are
facing huge cuts in local services! How the hell did they clock up
65,000,000,:00 in debts and what the hell is it costing us ?Where did this money go?What kind of gobshites are running the county? There should be an immediate audit of all expenditure by an independent agency and somebody must be made accountable .

Latest radiation readings (Brittas bay in Wicklow)

To-day I went to Brittas Bay, and did a radiation reading I walked the
full length of the beach and my readings confirmed normal background readings. Thats
the good news!

The bad news is Wicklow County Council have two people collecting
5 euro a car to park at the north and

south entrances so don’t forget to bring some money.

You think the price
would be dropped as there were only a handful of people there.

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