Tuesday 17 September 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry, Kilcoole, Laragh - Glendalough, Newtownmountkennedy, Roundwood,

Enniskerry: Powerscourt/Kilbride - Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - Trinity 10: 8.30am - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30am - Morning Prayer.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - Trinity 10: 10 a.m. - Morning Prayer.

St Mary's Church

Annual Blessing of graves - 2019: The dates for the annual blessing of the Graves 2019 ceremonies in the parish are as follows: St Patrick's, Curtlestown, this Sunday at 3 p.m.; St Kevin's, Glencree, on Sunday, September 1, at 9.30 a.m.

Celebrating 160 years of St Mary's Church: This September will be a very special occasion for St Mary's Church, Enniskerry as it celebrates 160 years. Plans for this occasion are well under way with a number of events planned including a history talk by Michael Seery on Friday the 20th entitled 'Fr Thomas O'Dwyer and the building of his church at Enniskerry', a Flower Festival and a special Family Mass to be held on Sunday, September 22.

Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Holy Redeemer Parish Bray and Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in conjunction with the Dublin Diocesan Pilgrimage are now taking bookings for Lourdes - Date: September 4 to September 9 to September 5 Nights - Full Board - Hotel Agena. Fully inclusive price €759. Spiritual Director Fr Michael O'Kelly. Please contact Sadie in St Mary's Sacristy - 01 2760030.

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In mid-August 1904 it was announced that Mr Thomas Sheedy has been appointed a teacher in Kilmacanogue national schools. Previously he had been an assistant teacher in Bray where he had shown himself to be a very capable and thoroughly qualified instructor.

He was also involved with the Gaelic League and often appeared at Irish concerts.


Community Policing Clinic

There will be no Clinic for the month of September.

Indoor Bowls

Bowls takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. .

Parent/Toddler Group

All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


If you would like to have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes please email


Yoga with Viva

Viva's yoga classes for beginners to intermediate will be back on Tuesday, September 10, at 7 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre. Contact Viva at 086 3409629 for more information.

We Love Art

Art and crafts classes for children of primary school age take place on Monday afternoons. The new term starts on September 9 - the first class is free for new students. See Facebook: weloveartcrafts. To book, or for further information, please contact Almha at 086 3897732.

Adult Art Classes

Now moved to Monday morning, drawing and painting classes are suitable for beginners as well as more experienced painters. Classes are at 11 p.m. to 12.30 p.m. in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, commencing on Monday, September 16, To book, or for further information, please contact Almha at 086 3897732.

Elevation Dance School

Elevation have been inundated with registrations already and are making their way through them between busy Disney rehearsals but if you have contacted us to register already then rest assured your details are all confirmed and we will be in touch. Please note that they will be out of the office from Tuesday, August 13 - Monday, August 19, while the Senior Team are in Disneyland Paris, We wish the team the best of luck in the Paris dance competition. All queries will be confirmed after this time. Go to or contact Kate at 086 8256775 to find out more about her dance class held in the Brockagh Centre, Laragh.

Pilates Classes

Classes are on Monday eve 7 p.m. and Thursday morn at 10 a.m. Back for new term September 2. Contact Zara at 087 9367474 for more information.

Drama School

Elevation Drama Junior (5.45 p.m. to 6.45 p.m.) at the Brockagh Centre. Contact Kate at 086 8256775.

Garnier Exhibition

We are delighted to be hosting French artist Annick Garnier at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Sunday, September 8, in the Willow Room. Open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. .

Make Videos with your Smartphone

Film smart productions are offering a practical workshop designed for beginners that will cover all aspects of mobile video making including camera set up, planning your shoot, interview techniques and editing using your phone. The course will allow you to get hands on experience with Smartphone video making equipment. Must have a phone (iphone or android). Classes over three weekday nights 7.30 a.m. to 9.30 a.m. starting on 18.08.2019. To book see or contact Robert at 087 7683472. Booking is essential.

Dancing with Declan

Declan Flanagan will be back at the Brockagh Resource Centre Laragh on August 26 and September 2. Call Declan at 085 7089128 or go to Class from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.



Well done and congratulations to Eimear Douglas, who lined out with Leinster under-18 girls on Saturday last against Connacht Winning 39 10. Best wishes for the forth coming Interpros.

Newtown Juniors FC

With all our onfield action last weekend predominantly focused on our Mini World Cup (kindlysponsored by Greystones and District Credit Union) we did however have one team inmidweek action and that was the under-12s. They kept up their good start to the shield competition with a 4-2 away win over Aughrim Rangers. Jake Robertson scored twice and there was one goal each for Dylan Dunleavy and Cathal O'Toole in a very good team display.

The following are the fixtures for the week Tuesday, August 20, to Sunday, August 25. Under-12s at home to St Anthony's B ko Tuesday at 7 p.m. (Cup second Leg); under-eights away to Arklow United Stripes ko to be confirmed; under-nines - Fixture to be confirmed; under-10s away to Wicklow Rovers White ko Saturday at 10 a.m.; under-11s away to Arklow United Stars ko to be confirmed; under-12s away to Enniskerry B ko to be confirmed; under-13s away to Avonmore B ko to be confirmed (Plate Play Off). (Fixtures and KO Times are subject to change)

COMMUNITY FUN DAY - MINI WORLD CUP: The Newtownmountkennedy Area group hosted a Community Fun Day last Sunday (18th). Loads of clubs and organisations got to show off what they do in the area. For our part we held a Mini World Cup kindly sponsored by Greystones and District Credit Union. We had four age groups under-seven, under-8/9, under-10/11 and under-12/13's. After a load of football was played on Friday night and Saturday morning in the group stages we had eight finals to host on Sunday.

In the under-12/13's group the trophy final Netherlands were too strong for Ireland and they ran out comfortable winners. Paudie Gammell and Jack Finnegan both scored hat tricks for the Dutch while Iggy Szpilka scored a late consolation for the Irish. In the cup final Germany justified their favourite tag with a 6-2 win over Switzerland. Mason Melia scored a first half hat trick to put the Germans in full control. Just before half time Brooklyn Doyle and Aaron Cawley scored either side of a Synnott goal to leave the half time score at 4-2. Further German goals from Synnott and Jack Coughlan left the final score at 6-2. One of the features of this game was an outstanding display in goal from Cormac Chance.

In the under-10/11's group the Trophy final was a close affair as Portugal edged out Uruguay on a 4-2 scoreline. For Portugal Cathal O'Toole scored twice and there were goals from Aidan Heffernan and Lennon McGuinness. Sebastian Anton replied with two goals for Uruguay. In the Cup Final Croatia comfortably defeated Colombia to take the honours. Among their goalscorers were Ryan Collins, Dayle Carthy, Jack Barlow and Nichita Neaga while Kacey Kelly and Albie Chance played very well. For a well bet Colombian team Dylan Dunleavy and Lauren Coffey were among those who kept going till the end.

In the under-eight/9's group we probably had the two best finals of the weekend. In the Trophy final Italy overcame the Spanish team on an 8-7 scoreline with Theo Messitt scoring the winning goal late on. Both teams left it all on the pitch with Finn Heffernan, Tyler Doyle and Eoin Ledwidge shining for the Spain team, with Rian Martin, Tiarnan Richardson and Noah Sinnott Elliott doing likewise for the winning Italy team.

If that final was good the Cup Final probably surpassed the Trophy Final especially for drama. Mexico led 5-1 halfway through the second half with David McCormack, Nathan Donohoe and Gerry Hoban all among the goals. Argentina looked dead and buried but they fought back and got a second wind and goals from Cian Richardson, Aaron Nolan, Tommie Ryan and Arthur Brunton forced the game into our first ever 1v1 gauntlet shootout. The Mexicans prevailed by 2-1 in the shoot out. Both teams deserve huge praise for putting on a fine display.

In our under-sevens group the Trophy Final was won by Belgium, who got the better of France on an 8-2 scoreline. For France among those who starred were Jessica McDonald, Chloe Mullen and Aaron O'Connor while among those who starred for the winning team were Jake McDonald, summer Doyle and Callum Carthy. In the Cup Final Brazil edged out England by 6-5 in another high scoring game. Best for Brazil were Bobby Duffy, Jamie Doyle and John Paul Dunleavy while among those who did well for England were Kaitlyn Mullen, Harry Duffy and Ellie Crimmins.

We finished the day off with our legendary tiny Tots game where stars of the future Lucy, Katie, Mason, Eoin, Jack, Saoirse and Ella. Well done to our two keepers David and Darren and also our special guest referee Samuel Kearns. Well done, all. While the weather was ok on Friday and Saturday we weren't so lucky on Sunday where we had to brave some heavy showers at times. Anyway the show went on and everyone needs to be applauded for that. Special mention to Helen, Lauren Geraldine, Grace, Nathan, Dave, John and Danny, who put in trojan work over the course of the competitions. Many thanks to the Greystones and District Credit Union for their kind sponsorship towards the cost of the trophies.

Two players from our Development Squad will celebrate their birthdays in the coming week and they are Tymon Chowanski and Callum Byrne. Happy birthday lads from all at Newtown Juniors FC.

Finally on a sadder note we extend our deepest sympathies to the families and friends of Roseleen Vickers (St Patrick's Road NTMK) and Shay Monahan (Upper Gratten Park Greystones).. May their souls rest in peace.

For further information on all matters Newtown Juniors FC please contact the secretary at 087 6987653 or by email to and you can also follow the club on our Facebook and Twitter pages.


Pattern Walk Day

The annual Pattern Day Walk from Moneystown Community Centre to Lady's Well Ballymanus Upper on Carrick Mountain will take place Sunday, August 25, leaving Moneystown at 6 p.m. The route is five and a half miles in total (good walking shoes recommended and no dogs allowed). Suitable for older children accompanied by adults. The route is along the road and then on Coillte roads.

Lady's well is an ancient holy well that is marked on the Neville Maps of 1760 as an important site. The well was rediscovered in 2013 and there has been a walk every year on or close to the original pattern day August 15.

There will be a short talk on the history and traditions of the holy wells and also relevant local history. If you want to play music, read a poem or sing a song feel free to join in as singing, dancing etc were all part of the traditions of pattern days and visits to the well. Refreshments after the walk in Moneystown Community Centre. Any queries please contact Rosaleen at Facebook page: Wicklow Wells.

Moneystown Dance

The Wicklow Man will play in Moneystown Community Centre on Friday, September 6, from 9.30 p.m. till 12. Tea served, refreshments also available, door prizes. Come along and enjoy a night of waltzing, jive, linedancing, etc.

Annamoe Centre

Our annual barbecue will take place on August 31 at 1 p.m. All are welcome to come along. There will be games including bowling, tennis cards and lots more fun with bouncy castle for the children.

Our Bowls club is closed for the month of August will be back on September 3 with our annual general meeting if you have been thinking of joining with us come along on the third we need new members.

Our Story House takes place on September 13 at 8 p.m.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Brenda Fox, Top Gent: Mick Whelan, Second Gent: Richie Cullen, Top Lady: Catherine Doyle, Second Lady: Marie Magee, First Half: Anne Pierce; Second Half: Hannah Fox, Longest Sitting: Kitty Kennedy and Lowest Score: May Kenna. Raffle prizes were won by: Jimmy Molloy, Mary Pierce, Paddy Halligan, Anne Wolohan and Molly Byrne. The next whist is on Wednesday, August 28, in the Parish Centre.

Men's Shed

Roundwood Men's Shed: The Shed is open every Tuesday from 10 a.m. to midday at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen. With all the cake and biscuits it may not be the best place to 'shed' a few pounds but we are learning to control our intake of sugary 'stuff'.

Of course there are very healthy vegetables available in our garden. So you will be assured of a very warm welcome if you are free to drop in. Ring 086 8650588 for further information.


There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 14 and 19. There were eight match-three winners. Andrew Wolfe, Jamie Ferguson, Catherine O'Brien, A rafter, Phil Murtagh, Maureen Doyle, Martha Hill and JR Next week's jackpot will be €13,000.


Roundwood Market continues with the usual produce and new hours. Now open every Sunday from midday till 4 p.m. New members welcome. Contact Jacinta at 086 0722851.

Roundwood Dance

There will be a dance in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, September 20, with music by the Wicklow Man. All are welcome.

Music in Calary

At 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 5, Mia Cooper (violin), Beth McNinch (viola) and Bill Butt (Cello) from Musici Ireland will play a concert including the following pieces - Reger String Trio 77b and the Mozart String Trio KV563.

This is a wonderful opportunity to hear this music played by world class musicians. Tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, are available from John 01 2818146 or be emailing

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before. Session starts at 8.30 till 10.30 and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.

Roundwood Cancer Support

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

Moneystown 45

A 45 Card Game takes place on Tuesdays in Moneystown Community Centre at 8 p.m.

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