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REVIEW OF THE YEAR – PART 1

The Baltinglass GAA Club was the venue for the opening game of the O’Byrne Cup, played between Dublin and Wicklow. With Oisín McConville managing the Wicklow side against a strong team of the Dubs this match drew a large crowd, the biggest the Club had seen for a long time. Three deaths occur in a short space of time, Noel Lyons of Eadestown Glade passes away on New Years Eve, Ken Newth (known as ‘Kendo da potter’) from Talbotstown dies on New Years Day and Aileen Kennedy of Chapel Hill, Baltinglass dies on January 3. Baltinglass Welcomes show the Syrian Zeidan family their new home in Baltinglass, after years of fundraising in the community, interrupted by Covid. “Plé agus Tae” starts in Rathdangan Community Hall for those wanting to brush up on their Irish language. Baltinglass Municipal District Councillors question why two sites identified to be considered by the OPW to provide modular homes are both based in West Wicklow, Baltinglass and Dunlavin. The West Wicklow Historical Society launches its website designed and created by Rachel Kane of the Baltinglass-based business Rachel Kane Design. Drago, a Rottweiler who went missing from his family in Co. Clare in November was spotted in Baltinglass. After a number of search parties both by the community and the family, they were eventually reunited with Drago. Lidl sends a representative to Baltinglass to get feedback from the community about the proposal to open a Lidl store in Baltinglass. Agnes Byrne retires from Baltinglass Hospital and the HSE. Adam Nolan from Baltinglass defends his 60m hurdle title at the National Junior and U23 Indoor Championships in Abbotstown. Rev. Robert Jones retires from his Kiltegan parish with a fitting send off. A GoFundMe page is opened for former student of

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