Tuesday 21 May 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry, Kilcoole, Laragh-Glendalough

Enniskerry: GAA action - The junior team had a good win over Knockananna on a score 2-10 to 0-9. Goals from Colm Nolan and Gavin Barton together with the points from Colm Gavin Rhyl Cope Alan Acres paved the way for another win.

CPR training

Another session of CPR will be held in summer Hill House Hotel on May 15 from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. all welcome. An added attraction.

on the night will be a talk from Sgt Fitzpatrick on crime prevention in and around your house and very worthwhile event to attend.


Enniskerry Walkers next two walks are as follows: May 14 Circuit of Creagh and on May 21 the route will be Earls Drive from Djouce Woods. Meet at Windsor Spar at 7.30 p.m. or at starting venue at 7.40 p.m.


The season is drawing to a close for Powerscourt Arms Darts team with three more games followed by the Singles. There is always a place for new or former pitchers to join for the new season just visit the Powerscourt Arms on a Tuesday night.

Powerscourt with Kilbride

Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - Easter 4: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Family Service.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - Easter 4: 10 a.m. - Family Service

Classical Cello Delights at Tinakilly this Sunday: Join Christ Church, Bray, this Sunday afternoon in Tinakilly Country House Hotel and Gardens for a performance at 3 p.m. by 'The Cellists' a unique alternative to a String Quartet. Tickets €25 includes Classical concert and afternoon tea available from the Christ Church, Bray, parish office, The Travel Boutique at the Town Hall, Main Street, Bray, and Fleurtique, Florence Road Bray.

St Mary's Church

New Website: The parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has updatied its website. Please check out '' for the latest information about our parish.

Legion of Mary - Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 11.30 a.m. every Tuesday in the sacristy of St Mochonog's. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link to view website.

History Society

Meetings of the Enniskerry History Society will resume in the autumn when the next series of monthly lectures will take place, planning of which is now under way.

In the meantime other events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are today's (Wednesday) 1 p.m. lecture by Alyson Gavin on 'St John's Church, Sandymount: Protests and Defiance 'to the Balsbridge, Donnybrook and Sandymount Historical Society in Pembroke Library, Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin four.Admission free - booking required via 01 6689575 or email,; the 7 p.m. lecture by Rob Goodbody looking at 'Shankill 180 Years Ago' in Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin.' Admission free but booking required via; the 7.45 p.m. lecture by Gerry Lovett on 'The RIC and the War of Independence' to the Knocklyon History Society in the Iona Centre, beside St Colmcille's Church, Knocklyon, Templeogue, Dublin 16. All welcome - admission charge; next Tuesday night's 7 p.m. lecture by John Dolan on 'Who said we are not Celts' to the Tallaght Historical Society in the County Library, The Square, Tallaght, Dublin 24. Admission free - all welcome; and the 8 p.m. lecture by Lar Joye on 'Port Collections: A History of Dublin Port and the 1906 - 1925 Name' to the

Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome - €3 donation.

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 'Spring into Heritage' programme of free guided tours of Seapoint Martello Tower, James Joyce Tower and Museum, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (pre-booking required), The Oratory, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Cabinteely House, Fernhill House and Gardens, Marlay House and Laurelmere Cottage, runs till Sunday, May 26, and includes a series of Wednesday evening lectures during May in Marlay House which must be pre-booked. Copies of the programme are available from the Dun Laoghaire Tourist Information Office, and DLR branch libraries or downloaded from

Ireland's Own magazine has published a special Centenary Souvenir Edition covering 1919 as part four of its 'Birth of a Nation' series. Further information on the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.

Enniskerry Library

Opening hours for the library on Church Road, Enniskerry, are - Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members to the library are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further information or to renew books.

Supporting Wicklow Hospice

Wicklow Hospice Beanies/woolly hats are available to buy in the Village Shop, Enniskerry, for €10. In a range of colours, they are warm and comfy. All proceeds go to the Wicklow Hospice. The Wicklow Hospice will open its doors by the end this year, a truly wonderful achievement by the people of County Wicklow and beyond. All support is so very much appreciated. If you would like some more information on the Wicklow Hospice please contact Sinéad at 087 0954137.

Craft Fair

A craft fair takes place in the Parochial Hall, Enniskerry, on Sundays from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


Win a Kool House

The deadline for purchasing tickets has now been extended till June 30 and includes further prizes including a Royal Caribbean Cruise. The final draw will take place on July 6 at 7.30 p.m. at Coláiste Chraobh Abhann. For further information email

Community Policing Clinic

The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Community Centre. Services include crime prevention advice and stamping forms as well as most other Garda services. Contact Garda Molly Corbett or Garda Alan Thompson

Indoor Bowls

Bowls has now returned on Tuesday evenings as well as Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night. All welcome to attend.

Community Centre

The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch between 12.30 p.m and 1.15 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


Scrap Metal Day

Thank you to anyone in the community who got rid of their unwanted scrap in our recent fundraiser for the Brockagh Resource Centre, we raised €1,145.00.

Older Persons' AGM

A date for your diary, join us for the County Wicklow Older Person's Council AGM, taking place on May 31. Great speakers followed by lunch and a tea dance. No admission fee.

2019 American celebration of music

Southeastern University, Florida, the SEU Chamber Singers and Women's Choir featuring.

Victoria Keller, accompanist, with Dr Daniel Gordon, director, will be giving a free performance in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh on Tuesday, May 14. Show starting at 11.30 a.m. in St Kevin's church Laragh.

Tidy Towns

A clean-up around the area will be on May 7 and we welcome any helpers to meet opposite Lynhams at 7 p.m. The group is encouraging biodiversity in the area. Native trees were planted by the students of Tiny Feet in front of the Brockagh Resource Centre last week. For more information on how you can make a difference by choosing plants, flowers and trees that aid species, animals and habitats native to the valley go to

Country Market/Car boot sales

We have now moved to the second Sunday of the month. Encouraging local and non-local producers of plants, vegetables, crafts etc. Our next event will be on Sunday, May 12, open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bargains on practically anything from household items to garden additions, and even vintage or antique treasures. Vans must be booked in. Please pre-book indoor spaces early. Contact the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or email if you wish to book an indoor space or if you prefer to sell outside just show up at 8 a.m. on the morning.

Angelic Workshops 2019

The last workshop for this season in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh will be on May 19 (A Rainbow Day with the Angels). For information or to book a place call 087 9048146.

Free Computer Course

A free five-week digital skills computer course are run thoughout the year, two hours one day a week. Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, photographs, podcasts, TV players, social media and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600 or email

Happy Days

Tuesdays mornings 10.30 - midday at the Brockagh Centre, parents, babies and toddlers get together, have lots of fun weeks with art and crafts and make new friends. It is also a great way to meet and socialize with parents, especially if you are new to the area. Contact us at 0404 45600 at the centre for more information.

Tae kwon-Do

Children, teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley at 087 2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays at 7.45 p.m. to 8.45 p.m. (seniors and teens). Children's classes are on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. to 6.45 p.m. (4-7 years), 6.45 p.m. to 7.45 p.m. (8-12 years).

Go For Life

The group meet most Tuesdays, so if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise, bowls, music come along on at 11 a.m., they welcome any newcomer. The group meet for lunch once a month at various venues. For further information, call Denise at the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or drop in.

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