Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry, Roundwood

Enniskerry: Powerscourt/Kilbride. Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - Trinity 12: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Family Service.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - Trinity 12: 10 a.m. - Family Service.

This Saturdays Rathmichael Parish and School Fête: Takes place from midday to 4 p.m. in the grounds of Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill. All welcome - always a great fun filled family day out.

St Mary's Church

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

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Kilmacanogue - First Wednesday of each month in St Mochonog's Church, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Enniskerry - After 10.15 a.m. Mass each Friday morning in St Mary's Church.

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima: Come to the Church of Laurence O'Toole, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, to honour Our Lady. Ceremonies are held on the 13th of each month to October from midday to 4.30 p.m. Bus Enquiries to 01 281 8119; all other inquiries to 01 280 6677.

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.

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, which meets under the guidance of its president John Callan, are scheduled to resume on Thursday, October 10, at 8.30 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel.In the meantime events two events taking place today (Wednesday) are - between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. the Genealogical Society of Ireland Research Centre, An Daonchartlann, located in the grounds of Loughlinstown Leisure Centre, Loughlinstown Drive, Loughlinstown, Co. Dublin, will be open to the public while at 1 p.m. there is a free guided Public Tour in the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free. Further information about the Enniskerry History Society is 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.

Craft Fair

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

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Over the weekend of Saturday/Sunday, August 12/13,1944 two Dublin scouts, D Byrne, Violet Terrace, Terenure, and J Edmunds, Riverside Grove, Kimmage, after climbing the 200 foot high Powerscourt waterfall cliff found that they were unable to progress further or descend so remained on a cliff ledge for several hours till their plight was noticed.

Once alerted, Mr PC Scott, warden at the Baden Powell Camp, Powerscourt, assisted by Mr W.L Lee, demesne head gardener, with a number of other helpers, brought the boys to safety using ropes with Mr Scott descending by rope to the cliff ledge where the boys were.



Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday, September 9, from 3 p.m. Family members and friends are more than welcome to attend. €5 per book and great raffle prizes. Come along and enjoy.


A reminder that the Active Retirement Lunch club will take place on Friday, September 13, in the Byrne and Woods Roundwood at 1.30 p.m. Please let Molly at 0404 45407or May at 0404 45178 know if you are interested in going.


The next progressive 45 card game will be on Sunday, September 8, in Roundwood Parish Hall at 7 p.m. Sharp. Refreshments and raffle at the interval, excellent prize money everyone welcome.


Diamond Bridge Club reopens on Monday, September 9, in Roundwood Community Hall. Visitors and new members always welcome. Anyone interested in learning this amazing game please contact Gaye at 086 8646874 who hopes to start lessons for beginners mid to late September. OO2 Bridge Club resumes on Friday the 13th in Roundwood Community Hall and once again visitors and new members always welcome. Any other queries please contact Gaye at 086 8746874 or Triona 087 7630968.


The bus will leave Roundwood for our trip to Letterkenny on Monday, September 16, at 10 a.m. Four places are available for this trip if anyone is interested. Please contact Molly at 0404 45407 or Betty at 01 2818703 if you would like to avail of them.


Sunshine Fitness will be starting 'Baby and Me', 'Golden Oldies' (for aged 65+) and 'Curvy Whirlies ' (for plus size women) fitness classes in the parish hall from September 17 Please contact Caitríona at 087 6035780 for more information.


Yoga classes will resume on Thursday, September 12, from 7.30 p.m. to 9: 00 p.m in Roundwood Parish Centre. They will run continuous each Thurs. till end of November. Class will include: Asana-Physical exercises to stretch and strengthen body. Pranayama-Breathing exercises. Relaxation - Release of tension. Meditation- to induce stillness of body and mind and beyond. Cost: €10 per class with a commitment of euro 50 due on first night. Contact Anne Marie at 086 8367578.


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.


A six-day music break tour to Westport takes place on Sunday, October 20, and will leave Roundwood Parish Hall at 9 a.m. and will return on Friday, October 25. There will be music on Sunday night with Robert Mizzell, Monday, Ger Long, Tuesday, Stuart Moyles, Wednesday, Carmel McLaughlin, and Thursday Declan Nerney. There will be visits to Achill Islan, Galway, Doogh Lough Valley and Leenane with a free day on the Wednesday. All in price for dinner, bed and breakfast is €425 per person sharing with €90 single room deposit of €200 to be paid as soon as possible to book your place. All remaining money to be paid no later than September 20 to Susan at 087 6273032.


Roundwood AFC is having their AGM on September 12 in their clubhouse at Vartry grounds at 8 p.m. All motions and nominations to be sent to the club secretary - Noel Kenny, Tomriland, Roundwood in writing prior to the AGM All new members very welcome.


Gentle Birth Childbirth Education Workshop in Roundwood, Saturday, September 7'19, 9 a.m. 6 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall, with an hour for lunch and other breaks. This is a 1-Day in-person workshop experience for two people (Mom and Birth Partner). Cost €210. which includes 30 days to Gentle Birth Institute for further learning and 30 days access to the Gentle Birth App.

The workshop provides you with mental preparation using the latest brain science to give you emotional resilience which improves with instruction and practice. Learn physical comfort measures so you have a full toolkit of strategies for your and your partner to use. Knowing how to navigate your options and birth preferences with your health care provider is important so you can feel in control. You can book via search by Instructor and enter Fiona White. Any questions or queries please contact Fiona via call or text 087 2989801 or


The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Kitty Kennedy, Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy, Second Gent: Anne Pierce; Top Lady: Anne Wolohan, Second Lady: May Kenna, First Half: Marie Magee, Second Half: Richie Cullen, Longest Sitting: Marua McHugh, and Lowest Score: Mary Pierce. The raffle was won by Anne Pierce, Monica Brady, Pat Fisher, Marie Magee and Mary Pierce. The next whist is on this Wednesday, September 11, in the Parish Centre.


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 12. 17, 19 and 23. There were eight match-three winners J & L Doyle, Mary Dunleavy, Nuala Doyle, Karen Byrne, Sharon McCann, Cody Hughes, Neil Smith and MGT Malone Next week's jackpot will be €13,600.


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 Badminton resumed in Aras an Tochar after the summer break on Monday, September 2, at 7.30 p.m. and continues every Monday and Wednesday throughout the winter months. We hope to see all our members back in form for another season and also would love to see any new people who would like to join us, social members are very welcome. Don't worry if you don't have a racket, one can be supplied on the night.


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


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.

On Sunday, September 15, at 8 p.m., the Delmaine String Quartet together with Michael James Ford, Clodagh Mooney and Elliott Moriarty will perform Magic in My Eyes. This is an an exploration in words and music of one the most complicated romances in literary history - Thomas Hardy's marriage to Emma Gifford, which went from early rapture to ultimate estrangement, but which inspired some of the greatest love poetry in the English language. Magic in My Eyes charts the course of this turbulent love story through Hardy's verse and journals, along with Emma's letters and recollections.

The Delmaine Quartet have selected music that reflects this complex emotional landscape, drawn primarily from the lyrical, multi-layered chamber works of the brilliant, yet relatively unknown English composer, Frank Bridge (1879 - 1941) Tickets are €18 and €15 for concessions and, for further information or to book tickets, please ring John at 01 2818146 or email


Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge All are always welcome - whether you have ever or never danced before. Session fromat 8.30 till 10.30, cost is still only €5 .


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.

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