Around the districts: Enniskerry, Roundwood
Enniskerry: Powerscourt/Kilbride. Powerscourt Church Tomorrow (Thursday): 10 a.m. - Holy Communion. Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - The second Sunday in Lent: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Holy Communion Two.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - The second Sunday in Lent: 10 a.m. - Holy Communion One.
Scripture and Prayer Series for Lent: Wilderness: A Spiritual Journey through Lent: A series of four sessions, with presentations by Rev Cathy Hallissey, the new Rector of Powerscourt, and Fr Bernard Kennedy, takes place on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Powerscourt Village Hall beginning tonight (Wednesday) Week one with 'God's Presence in Silence'; Week two - 'The Wilderness Within'; Week three - 'Temptation' and week four - 'Transformation'. The format for this evening will be an introductory address on the theme of the week, Scripture in keeping with the theme, Time of reflection on the Scripture/Theme, Open discussion, Prayer, and Suggestion for the week.
Church Concert: Ladies in the Blues with Special Guests Bree Harris and Paul Fairclough, for one night only, in Christ Christ, Bray, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, Tickets are available from the Christ Church parish office, Fleurtique, Florence Road, Bray, The Travel Boutique, two Killarney Villas, Main Street, Bray, and Hot Spot, Greystones.
St Mary's Church
St Mary's This Week: The Rosary will be said at 9.55 a.m. before Mass each morning in St Mary's Prayer Room. Mass - Tomorrow (Thursday) and Saturday at 10.15 a.m. Prayer Service - Today (Wednesday) and Friday at 10.15 a.m. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after Prayer Service on Friday mornings in St Mary's. Mass on First Friday of the month in St Mary's at 10.15 a.m. Anointing of the sick - after Mass on First Friday of the month. St Mochonog's - Mass on second, third and fourth Friday of the month at 10.15 a.m.
Home Visitation: Fr Bernard or a Minister of the Eucharist visit the sick and housebound on the First Friday of the month. If you, or a relative or friend would like a visit on the First Friday of each month, please contact the parish office.
Magnificat Lenten Companion: Copies of the Magnificat Lenten Companion, which includes Daily Reflections and readings for Lent, are available on the bookshelf at rear of church.
Magnificat Daily Mass Booklet: Copies of the Magnificat Daily Mass Booklet are available at back of the church.
Lenten Scripture and Prayer Series: Wilderness: A Spiritual Journey through Lent: A series of four sessions, with presentations by Rev Cathy Hallissey, the new Rector of Powerscourt, and Fr Bernard Kennedy, takes place on Wednesdays from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Powerscourt Village Hall beginning tonight (Wednesday) Week one with 'God's Presence in Silence'; Week two - 'The Wilderness Within'; Week three - 'Temptation' and week four - 'Transformation'. The format for this evening will be an introductory address on the theme of the week, Scripture in keeping with the theme, Time of reflection on the Scripture/Theme, Open discussion, Prayer, and Suggestion for the week.
St Mochonog's: Calling All Volunteers. We would like to provide tea or coffee and refreshments after Mass in Kilmacanogue on certain Sundays and special occasions. We are looking for volunteers to be part of our hospitality team. If you are interested in helping out please contact the parish office: 01 202 1882.
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 legionofmary.ie to view website.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) Frank Tracy will be the guest speaker for the March meeting of the Enniskerry History Society in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, at which he will present his lecture on 'Killarney - the Royal Visit of 1861 that put Killarney on the Tourist Map' at 8.30 p.m. in which he will reveal how a royal visit dramatically improved the fortune of this famous Co. Kerry town which has never looked back since. All welcome - admission €5.
In the meantime other events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 6 p.m. lecture by Kurt Kullmann on 'The First Irish Railway: From Westland Row to Kingstown' to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and the 7.45 p.m. lecture by Stephen Ferguson covering 'The GPO, 200 Years of History' to the Knocklyon History Society in the Iona Centre, beside St Colmcille's Church, Knocklyon, Templeogue, Dublin 16. All welcome - admission charge; Saturdays 3 p.m. Free guided tour of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, led by Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society meet inside the church; next Mondays 3 p.m. free guided tour of Bray's Main Street, led by Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society. Meet at Bray Town Hall - please dress appropriately for the day's prevailing weather conditions; next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Trevor White to the Foxrock Local History Club in Foxrock Pastoral Centre the rere of Foxrock RC Church, Foxrock Co. Dublin. Norah Glynn will give a short talk on 'The Murder of the McMahon Brothers in 1922'. All welcome - admission €5; and next Wednesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Rob Goodbody on 'The Houses of Dún Laoghaire' in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire - all welcome, admission €3.
Members and supporters are asked to note that the March issue of An Cosantoir magazine is a special one devoted to the War of Independence and copies can be ordered through newsagents. Further information on the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
Opening hours for the library, located 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.
First Responders open evening
Kilmac CFR would like to invite anyone interested in learning more about life saving skills from paediatric to adult and the importance of knowing your Eircode (help available) to an open evening on Wednesday, March 20, in the Glenview Hotel starting at 8 p.m. Do you know your eircode: Feel Free to bring a friend and book your place (s) by texting OPEN EVENING to 0878-206038.
A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on March 22 in Byrne and Woods, Roundwood at 1.30. Please let Molly at 0404 45407 or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.
Diamond bridge club
Séamus Kennedy and Pádraig Gleeson took first place for North/South, second Rowena Brady and Paddy O'Brien, and third Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis. First for East/West were Gertie Fee and Brid Clancy, second Ger Lenihan and Margaret Bolger, third Bridie Nolan and Catherine Halligan.
002 bridge club
Monica Brady and June Digby played their cards right for North/South to take first place, second Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger, third/fourth Ger Lenihan and Paddy O'Brien, Teresa Leahy and Marion Davis. First for East/west were Kay Plunkett and Catherine McGillycuddy, second Rowena Brady and Maria Magee, third Jane Cronin and Gertie Fee and fourth Phil Kenna and Liz Belton.
Mural art project
Roundwood and District Community Council with the support of Kildare Wicklow Education Training Board are running an eight-week mural art project for adults in Roundwood starting in late March. If you are interested or would like further information please call 0404 64050 or 086 0499149. If necessary leave a message referring to the mural art project in Roundwood.
St Patrick's night
Calling all Irish Dancers, set dancers, musicians, singers and story tellers. All children and adults are invited to come join us on Friday evening March 15 at 7.30 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall for song and dance to make it an Irish night to remember with a bit of fun and craic.
The Shed continues every Tuesday between 10 a.m. and midday in our Shed within a Shed at Pat Carr's place in Knockraheen. The topics are wide and varied and we continue to participate in a growing list of activities.
Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge with the O'Kane family returning for the month of March. All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before.
Session starts at 8.30 till 10.30 p.m. and cost is still only €5 for a good night of exercise.
There will be a pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday, April 27, leaving Laragh at 7.45 a.m. and at Roundwood 8 a.m. The cost is €65 per person and includes, bus, breakfast and dinner. All money to be paid by April 1 to Susan at 087 6273032.
There will be a trip to Lourdes from May 27 to May 31 and three seats left for May 20 to May 24. Six places from 19th - July 26 for seven days full board, no single supplement at a cost of €585 and transport from airport to Lourdes. Own insurance, baggage of 10kg included. A €150 depost to Susan O'Neill at 087 6273032 as soon as possible.
There will be a tour of Scotland from the 26th to July 31 for six days. Included are the Highlands of Scotland and the Orkley Isles, Perth, Thurso, Inverness, Lock Lomond, Lock Ness and Glencoe and many more places at a cost of €750 per person all in. A deposit of €200 is required on or before April 1 with single supplement of €100 to Susan at 087 6273032.
The Westport Country break takes place afrom October 20 to October 25 at a cost of $425. Alltrips to Susan 087 6273032.
Computer coding club
CoderDojo is a global volunteer led community of free programming clubs for young people. Young people learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology. The first session this term started on February 23 in Roundwood NS at 1.30 p.m. For further information and registration please see coderdojoroundwood.com. Booking is essential.
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.
The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms. The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.
Next whist is on this Wednesday, March 13, in the Parish Centre.
The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, March 22, with music by the Wicklow Man.
A pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves on October 10 for a week accompanied by Spiritual Directors Fr Pat Madden and Deacon Pat 0'Connell Cost €669. Price includes Flights (Aer Lingus). Insurance, Half Board in house beside Church Transfers to and from Medjugorje. Local guides all English speaking headed up by Philip Ryan from Dublin. For more information/booking Contact Mary King at 087 2185067.
Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m.
Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30 p.m.
Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.
Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening, Monday, September 3, in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.