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Sunday 15 September 2019

Around the districts: Bray, Shankill

Bray: Bray Library - Family Time takes at 10am every Saturday in August with stories and crafts suitable for children aged five and up - no booking required. 'It's Storytime' takes place every Tuesday at 10am.

A Marine Dimensions Touch Pool takes place today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to midday. Drop in during this time to meet and talk with marine experts on the life of sea creatures. All ages welcome - no booking required.

On Friday morning James Scannell, Bray Cualann Historical Society, will present a Heritage Week talk 'August 17 to August 25, 1919, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. All welcome - admission free.

Summer Stars at Bray Library takes place at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, with an End of summer show featuring the fabulous Reuben the Entertainer. All ages welcome - no booking required.

Christ Church COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - Trinity 10: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion 2; 11 a.m. - Family Service. Communion two.

Holy Redeemer Parish

Holy Rosary during August: The Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday to Friday in the church, beside Our Lady's Banner.

Tesco Community Charity Tokens (Blue Tokens): The Holy Redeemer Refurbishment Fund has been allocated a Community Fund Collection Tube in Tesco Store, Vevay Road, Bray for eight weeks commencing from Monday, August 19. We would appreciate your support by donating your blue token towards our worthwhile cause. Thank You.

St Peter's Parish

St Peter's Little Bray Cemetery: It is requested that visitors help to keep the cemetery tidy by bringing any rubbish home with them. There is strictly 'No Dumping' in force in any area of the cemetery. Your co-operation is appreciated.

St Fergal's Parish

Ballywaltrim post office - Re-Opened: We are delighted to announce that our local post office in Ballywaltrim has now re-opened for business. Over the past few months this service has been a great loss to our community, and we would like to take this opportunity to wish the new management every success in the future and to assure them of our support. Fr Larry.

Our Lady Queen of Peace

Hospitality: Our Hospitality Teams are taking a well earned break from September Sunday, September 1, to Sunday, September 22, tea and Coffees will resume on Sunday, September 29, with Team A. If you would like to join one of the teams we would love to have you on board. It is a commitment of one Sunday a month, for approximately one hour after the 10.30 a.m. Mass. Please contact Anne at 087 7772127 for further information. Have a look at the Rota on the Notice Board at the back of our church.

Kids Club: Our Lady Queen of Peace Family Mass Group meet every Wednesday from 2.45 p.m. till 3.30 p.m. in the Villa Pacis in preparation for family friendly Mass starting in September. Children of all ages are welcome for gospel stories, arts and crafts, prayers and hymns.

The Octave of Thanksgiving: Which commenced last Thursday will take place in our church till tomorrow (Thursday). Octave prayers will be said at all Masses. Prayer petition box and prayer leaflets will be available in the church.

QOP youth club

Queen of Peace Adventure Youth Club will have just five more water based Tuesday sports sessions before the late autumn and winter programme commences. Then the pool swimming, football, bowling, night hiking, night and weekend hill walking, other challenging events, and indoor activities begin. There is still room for more members and especially leaders. If you could spare a couple of hours a week call Paul at 086 3516630, and he will give you a very warm welcome.

The late George Glover

Seacrest residents were much saddened at the recent death of George Glover. George and his good wife Phyllis were one of the original residents in Seacrest having lived there for forty-six long years. One of George's interests was their garden which is one of the nicest small gardens in the area. George will be missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, seacrest people, and by all that knew him. May George rest in peace.

Diving Club

Bray Divers/Wicklow Aquanauts Sub-Aqua Club is looking forward to the joys that their winter training programme will give to existing members and new trainees. All the trainers are unpaid volunteers and love introducing new people to this fabulous sport. For details about joining call Albert at 087 6756439 and get diving.

Ballywaltrim Library

Tomorrow (Thursday), James Scannell, Bray Cualann Historical Society, will present a Heritage Week talk 'August 17 to August 25, 1944, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. All welcome - admission free.

Cualann Society

Monthly indoor lectures of the Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for the Bray and North Wicklow Area, will resume in September in the Royal Hotel, Bray, when the autumn programme will commence, details of which will announced shortly.

Last Saturday Brian White, chairman of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, opened the Society's August Heritage Week programme of walks and talks with a 'Guided walking tour of Seapoint Road and Quinsboro Road, Bray' at 3 p.m. This tour will be repeated at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) Meet outside the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All welcome - admission free. Participants take part in these walks at their own risk.

James Scannell will present 'August 17 to August 25, 1944, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) in Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All welcome - admission free; and 'August 17 to August 25, 1919, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. on Friday in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray. All welcome - admission free.

Events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the society are this Saturdays Famine Commemoration 'Remembering the Rathdown Poor Law Union Dead' at 2.30 p.m. in the Famine Cemetery at the back of St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin. All welcome - not wheelchair accessible. The 45th summer Series of Week Long Evening Lectures organised by the Rathmichael Historical Society continues nightly at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill - admission €5 per lecture - includes tea or coffee/biscuits with tonight (Wednesday) the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture - 'Murder and Mayhem in Medieval Cork' - Diarmat Ó Riain; tomorrow (Thursday) 'Limerick: City of Sieges and a Broken Treaty', Liam Irwin; and Friday 'Renaissance Galway: Conversations with a Map', Paul Walsh.

Further information on the Bray Cualann Historical Society Heritage Week and autumn programme available from the Society's website at braycualannhistoricalsociety.ie.

Bray 125

Around midday on Friday, August 5, 1904, two shrine boxes and a charity box in St Peter's Church, Little Bray, were broken open and their contents stolen. But as these were emptied on a daily basis by the church clerk, it was believed that the thief did not obtain much for his efforts.

Shankill

St James' COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday - Trinity 10: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - 10th Sunday after Trinity: 8;30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. - Holy Communion, Lector Caroline Senior.

The Alpha/In-Between Club: The three books chosen for summer reading are 'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn; 'Little Faith' by Nickolas Butler, and 'The Devotion of Suspect X' by Keigo Higishino. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24

Rathmichael Fête

The Rathmichael Parish and School Fête takes place this year on Saturday, September 7, from midday to 4 p.m. in the grounds of Rathmichael School.

St Anne's Parish

No Evening Mass: There will be no Monday to Friday evening Mass during the months of August and September.

Petition to Our Lady of Lourdes: If you would like to send a Petition to be placed on the grotto of Lourdes, please leave it into the sacristy or St Anne's Resource Centre before this Friday. Please do not place any cash in the envelope as the Petitions are burned.

Book Sale

The September First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 7, in the Shankill Old Folks Centre,

Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be considered for acceptance on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large.

Shankill Library

Opening hours for Shankill Library are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. This library will be open this Friday, and closed Saturday.

Tomorrow (Thursday), James Scannell, The Old Dublin Society, will present a Heritage Week talk 'A 1918 Police Shooting in Shankill.' Admission free but booking advised - call 01 282 3081 or email shankilllib@dlrcoco.ie.

Historical Society

The Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, 45th summer Series of Evening Lectures continues nightly at 8 p.m. in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill - admission €5 per lecture - includes tea or coffee/biscuits, with tonight (Wednesday) the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture - 'Murder and Mayhem in Medieval Cork' - Diarmat Ó Riain; tomorrow (Thursday) 'Limerick: City of Sieges and a Broken Treaty', Liam Irwin; and Friday 'Renaissance Galway: Conversations with a Map', Paul Walsh.

Events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the society are tomorrow's (Thursday) talk by James Scannell, Bray Cualann Historical Society, looking at 'August 17 to August 25, 1944, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. in Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray - all welcome, admission free; and on Friday his talk looking at 'August 17 to August 25, 1919, in Bray' at 11.30 a.m. in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray - all welcome, admission free; and Saturdays Famine Commemoration 'Remembering the Rathdown Poor Law Union Dead' at 2.30 p.m. in the Famine Cemetery at the back of St Columcille's Hospital, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin.

Member and supporters are also asked to note that copies of the Spring/summer issue of the Dublin Historical Society, journal of the Old Dublin Society, can be obtained from Book Upstairs, Westmoreland Street, Hodges Figgis, Dawson Street, or directly from the Old Dublin Society through olddublinsociety.ie or by email olddublinsociety@gmail.com.

ICA Guild

The guild meets on the second Monday of the month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Craft Morning takes place in St Anne's Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.

GAA Club notes

Our Kellogg's Cúl Camp in our home ground Stonebridge Road Shankill commenced last Monday and continues till Friday. All places are full.

Our juvenile Academy which usually meets on Saturdays in Stonebridge Road is taking a summer break and will be back in September.

The club field day will be held on Saturday, September 14, at Stonebridge Road. Various teams will be having sessions during the summer so please contact your team manager for details.

Recently the Ladies Adult first football team had a great over Man O'War.

For details of our ladies adult football teams email stevedavis203@gmail.com or contact Steve at 087 6414123. For the men's adult football team contact Kevin Martin at 086 8449902. For more information on the club, contact, secretary.shankill.dublingaa.ie or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tidy Towns

The Thursday Night Team has stated up for the summer so come along any Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. outside Brady's in the Main Street. There is also a Tuesday Morning Team which meets outside Brady's at 10.30 a.m. and a Saturday Morning Team which meets outside Brady's at 10.30 a.m.

The Tidy Town judging period is from June 1 to August 31 and there are jobs for everyone so please come along and join any of the teams at the above days and times. If you would like to help out in your own time please contact Shankill Tidy Towns.

Lawn Bowling Club

To contact Shankill Bowling Club email shankillbowlingclub@gmail.com or see shankillbowlingclub.com for further information and details of their activities, or call Paddy Hughes at 01 2822740.

Classical Music Club

Meetings for the 2019-2020 season start at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, in the Shankill Old Folks Centre. For further details contact John at 087 2109175 or see shankillclassical.org.

Shankill 125

In early August 1904 it was reported that Bray Relieving Officer Patrick Dempsey, who has sustained a broken arm a in horse drawn vehicle accident in July while returning from Killiney Beach where he taken part in the burial of carcass of a cow found on the foreshore, was making a good recovery and was expected to resume his duties in the near future.

IronMan 70.3

IronMan 70.3 takes place this Sunday and diversions will be in place. Residents of are asked to note that between 7 a.m. and 10 a.m. travel northbound towards Dun Deansgrange/Blackrock/Dublin via M11 at Old Conna. Access to via M11 at Old Conna.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Travel northbound Dun Deansgrange/Blackrock/Dublin via N11 at Shankill (Loughlinstown roundabout). Access to via N11 at Dublin Road (Shankill exit at the Loughlinstown roundabout).

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