Monday 21 October 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry, Roundwood

Suzanne, Heidi and Teagan Schmidt with Jane, Olivia and Zoe Williams at the protest in Greystones as part of the global Climate Strike
Suzanne, Heidi and Teagan Schmidt with Jane, Olivia and Zoe Williams at the protest in Greystones as part of the global Climate Strike

Enniskerry: Craft Fair - A Craft Fair takes place in the Parochial Hall, Enniskerry, on Sundays from 10am to 6pm.


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

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday: 10 a.m. - Holy Communion Two.

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.

Parish Pastoral Council: Last Sunday Patricia Carroll of the Diocesan Office for Evangelisation addressed parishioners in Enniskerry, Curtlestown, and Kilmacanogue at all Masses at which she explained the role of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and invited parishioners to prayerfully consider being open to nomination, and nominating others. Nomination Forms, containing further information, are available in the church this week for those who were not present this Sunday. Boxes were placed at the back of the church from last Sunday on and nominations should be returned by this Sunday. Patricia will provide a half-day of training for those considering a call to serve on the PPC This will take place on Saturday, October 12, from 11.15 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. approximately. The day will begin with Mass in St Mary's Enniskerry at 10.15 a.m.

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.

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, will resume at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel when James Scannell will present his lecture 'A Brief History of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) 1876-1958' in which he will provide an outline history of this major Irish railway company.

In the meantime some events taking place are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Michael Purser about 'Jellett, O'Brien, Purser and Stokes: Four Grandparents' Families over Seven Generations' to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €5; this Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'War of Independence Seminar', featuring various speakers covering different aspects of this conflict, in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Pearse Street, Dublin two, as part of the Dublin 2019 Festival of History - all welcome - admission free; next Mondays 7.30 p.m. talk by Professor Graema Warren on 'For Greatness Resembling a Mountain: recent archaeological research in Glendalough' to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in the Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and next Wednesday night's 6 p.m. lecture by Christopher Moriarty on 'The Liffey's place in the development of Dublin' 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.

Further information about 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.

Enniskerry 100

Some of the helpers at the aeridheacht and sports held in Kilmacanogue on Sunday, September 21, 1919, at which Mr Seán Etchingham, TD, gave the opening address, included - Miss Synnott, Miss White, Mrs Steele, Miss Toole, Miss Lowry, Miss Cahill, Mrs James Synnott, Mr William Joycelin, Mr J Fisher, Mr John Keenan, Mr Mr. Joseph Synnott, Mr Thomas Toole, Mr W White, and Mr John Lowry.


Sunshine Fitness

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.


An Tóchar GAA Oscarz Fundraiser - Saturday, October 19, at 8 p.m. An Tóchar GAA club will produce seven movies - 50 volunteer actors from the community and club will take part. Each movie will be screened at our Oscarz event on Saturday, October 19, in Aras An Tochar. It promises to be a great night. Don't leave it too late to get your tickets. Tickets €25 each are available from Roundwood post office, Liz Byrne 087 6736066, Phil Power 087 6468060.

002 Bridge Club

Liz Belton and Phil Kenna played their cards right on Friday, September 20, to take first place for North/South, second Monica Brady and June Digby, and third Joh Loscher and Catherine McGillycuddy. First for East/West were Maura Gaskin and Bridie Nolan, second Paddy O'Brien and Gaye McGettigan and third Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle.

Friday, September 27, saw John Loscher and Kay Plunkett taking the honours for North/South Monica Brady and June Digby took second place once again and third was Teresa Leahy and Marion Davies. Nancy O'Brien and Catherine MCgillycuddy took first place for East/west second Kitty Heslin and Miriam Coyle and third Phil Kenna and Liz Belton.

Diamond Bridge Club

Monica Brady and Catherine Halligan secured first place for North/South on Monday, September 23, second Paddy O'Brien and John Loscher and third Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy. East/West winners were Phil Power and Bridie Nolan second Clare Sally and kay Plunkett and third Teresa Leahy and Marion Davies.

Walking Group

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. this Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Anne Wolohan, Top Gent: Shay Brady, Second Gent: Jimmy Molloy and Martin Byrne (shared), Top Lady: Maura McHugh; Second Lady: Marie Magee, First Half: Patricia Byrne, Second Half: Molly Byrne; Lowest Score: May Kenna and Longest Sitting: Margaret Kennedy. The raffle prizes were won by Molly Byrne, Monica Brady and Martin Byrne. The next whist will be Wednesday, October 9, in the Parish Centre.

Music in Calary

A concert in aid of Sister Mary Killeen will be held at 8 p.m. on Friday, October 11, in Calary Church (Eircode A98 H766). It will be given by soprano, Ava Dodd (overall Arklow Music Festival winner in 2018) accompanied by Rachel Factor. Ciara Brennan harp and some members of Roundwood Comhaltas will also be playing some lovely traditional music and continuing music in Calary's theme of providing a stage for young talented artists, a local soprano, Marie Gorman, will also perform.

This concert is being held to raise much needed funds to support Sister Mary Killeen's work for street children in the slums of Nairobi and there is the option of a delicious supper in the church room before the concert starts. The supper will begin at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 8 p.m. Tickets for the supper and concert are €40 while those for the concert on its own will be €18 and €15 for concessions. Supper tickets must be booked in advance as the number of places are limited. For more information or to book tickets please ring John 01 2818146 or email


A Hidden Baltic Treasures Cruise of 14 nights will depart on September 22, 2020, sailing from Cork with transport to the port by bus. Places of interest that we will visit are Gothenburg (Sweden), Bellin (Germany), Ronne (Denmark) Visby (Sweden), Klaipeda (Lithuania) and Gdynia for Gdansk (Poland). Skagen (Denmark), Bristol and returning to Cobh. Cost of the cruise per person sharing is €1,500 and a €300 deposit should be paid before October 1 to secure your place to Susan at 087 6273032.

Mass of the Angels

Our annual Mass of remembrance will be on Saturday, October 5, at 6.00 p.m in Roundwood Church. This special Mass will be for the parents and families of babies who died before birth, at birth, or in infancy, and for those who died in early childhood, youth and young adulthood either in recent years or in the past. We extend a very warm welcome to all parents, families, relatives and friends who have suffered such a loss.

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, 15, 20 and 23. There were seven match-three winners Noel Power, K Gaffney, Sharon Doyle, Jade Scott, T Byrne, Esther Breslin and Rache-Ann Next week's jackpot will be €14,800.


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, October 25, with music by Jimmy Hogan. All are welcome.

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 goodnight of exercise.

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.

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