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Derri Keating, Anthony Finnegan and Deirdre Keating at the production of ‘Footloose’ at St David’s Greystones

Derri Keating, Anthony Finnegan and Deirdre Keating at the production of ‘Footloose’ at St David’s Greystones

Derri Keating, Anthony Finnegan and Deirdre Keating at the production of ‘Footloose’ at St David’s Greystones

Enniskerry: Powerscourt with Kilbride - Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - The Third Sunday before Lent: 8.30am - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30am - Family Service.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - The Third Sunday before Lent 10 a.m. - Family Service.

St Mary's Church

Parish 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.

World Day of the Sick Mass: A Mass for 'World Day of the Sick' will be held in St Mary's Church this Saturday morning at 10.15 a.m. There will be anointing of the sick after the Mass.

Date for Your Diary - Week of Guided Prayer - February 23 to February 29: Following the very successful 'Week of Guided Prayer' which was held in St Mary's Church in March 2019, the decision was made to offer it again this year. As with last year, it will be held on the week coming up to the beginning of Lent, from Sunday, February 23, to Saturday, February 29, Last year 31 parishioners participated and the feedback was very positive. The week of Guided Prayer is a form of parish retreat. The group sessions at the beginning and end will provide a community dimension. The Monday to Friday daily individual meetings with a spiritual guide will help to direct and deepen your prayer life (praying with Scripture). We are grateful to the Archdiocese for providing a team of experienced, dedicated spiritual guides to accompany us during this week. What makes this retreat so accessible is that each participant can choose a time for their individual sessions, morning, afternoon or evening, to suit them. Application Forms will be available shortly. For further information, call Sally at 087 4189338 or email;

Parish of Immaculate Heart of Mary Fund Raising Appeal: Parishioners have received an invitation to donate to the Parish Fund Raising Appeal either by increasing their Direct Debit/Family Offering Envelope donation or by donating through our website. Envelopes are available at the rear of church.

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

Guest speaker for the Thursday, February 13, 8.30 p.m. meeting of the Enniskerry History Society, which meets the guidance of its president, John Callan, will be James Scannell from Bray Cualann Historical Society and the Old Dublin Society, who will present his lecture 'A Brief History of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland), 1876 - 1958' in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel in the village and all are welcome to attend - admission €5. The Great Northern Railway (Ireland) was the second largest railway in Ireland, created in 1876 by the merger of several railway companies, one of the few cross border railway companies, and lasted till 1958 when it was wound up by the Ulster Transport Authority and C.I.É. who joint took over the management of the company in 1953.

In the meantime some events taking place which may be of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Dominic Lee to the Rathmichael Historical Society recalling 'The Life and Times of William Orpen' in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €5.; tomorrow (Thursday) 8 p.m. lecture by Des Smyth to the Mount Merrion Historical Society on 'The end of the Fitzwilliam Dynasty after 600 years' in the community centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €4/Students €2; next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Dr Maurice Gleeson to the Genealogical Society of Ireland on 'Researching your Clan using DNA and Document Records' in Dun Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire - all welcome - contribution €5; next Wednesday night's 6 p.m. lecture by Professor Fergus D'Arcy to the Old Dublin Society recalling 'A true Dubliner: Fr John Spratt, O'Carm, 1796 - 1871' in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and the 7.45 p.m. lecture by James Curry to the Knocklyon History Society providing 'An introduction to the life and work of Harry Clarke' in the Iona Centre beside St Colmcille's Church, Knocklyon, Dublin 16.

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 101

On Tuesday, June 10, 1919, Mr Doyle, High Street, Dublin, came out to Enniskerry with a pony and trap with several relatives and while Mr Doyle and a Mr Fitzhard went into the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, the pony suddenly bolted off in the direction of the post office while some women and children were still sitting on it. Mr Fitzhard ran out and grabbed the pony followed by Mr Doyle when the pony then suddenly swerved, knocked Mr, Doyle to the ground with wheel of the trap passing over Mr Doyle's chest. As the pony and trap continue on their journey, the ladies on board managed to grasp the reins and bring the runaway to stop just before Cox's Corner. Dr Deely was sent for and treated Mr Doyle for a compound fracture to his leg and broken ribs and then had him removed to a Dublin by motor lorry.

Craft Fair

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



Fun Bingo will take place on in the Annamoe Centre on Sunday, February 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.

Active Retired night out

Roundwood Active Retirement is organising a night out to the Singing Priests on April 4 next in the RDS the cost for the bus and ticket will be €50. To book your ticket contact Betty Cullen at 01 2818703 or Mary Flanagan at 087 6595381 or Máire Hall at 086 3053412.

Gala Ball

A gala ball in aid of Suicide or Survive will take place in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy on Friday, February 14, at 7.30 p.m. the even will include a champagne reception and four course meal and entertainment from Richie Malone of Status Quo, Press Play, Let Loose and DJ Ernie Gallagher Ticets are €45 per person and are available from the hotel reception or by calling 01 2015600. All the funds raised on the night go directly to Suicide or Survive and will help bring life changing programmes into communities throughout Ireland.

Gentle birth

There is a Gentle Birth Childbirth Education Workshop in Roundwood, Saturday, February 8, from 9 a.m. 6 p.m. in Roundwood Parish Hall. 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 you 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.

This is a 1-Day in-person workshop experience for two people (Mom and Birth Partner). Cost €240. Includes 30 days to Gentle Birth Institute for further learning and 30 days access to the award winning Gentle Birth App. For more details see search by Instructor and enter Fiona White. Any questions or queries please contact Fiona via call or text 087 2989801 or

Mass of remembrance

The annual Mass of remembrance for parishioners and family members of parishioners, who died since March last year, and whose funerals took place outside the parish, will take place on Saturday, February 22, at 6 p.m.

Comhaltas Irish music/dance classes

Learn traditional Irish music and dance with an award-winning Comhaltas branch (guitar, fiddle, flute, tin whistle and grúpa ceoil). Classes are held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights in St Laurence O'Toole NS, Roundwood the second term runs from January to May. Performances, workshops and outings take place throughout the year. For more information phone 086 8269964 or email

Diamond Bridge Club

Results for competition played on Monday, January 27, North/South first Catherine Halligan and Nancy O'Brien, second Ger Lenihan and Rowena Brady third Rachel Judd and Molly Byrne and fourth Catherine McGillycuddy and Brid Clancy. East/West first Monica Brady and Gertie Fee, second Phil Power and Triona Woodroofe, third Margaret Bolger and Paddy O'Brien and fourth Beatrice O'Callaghan and Diane McHugh.

002 Bridge Club

Sharing first place on Friday, January 31, were Maria Magee and Rowena Brady and Noeleen Redmond and Margaret Bolger third Liz Belton and Phil Kenna and fourth Catherine McGillucuddy and Nancy O'Brien. First for East/West were Kay Plunkett and Triona Woodroofe, second Ger Lenihan and Paddy O'Brien, third Gertie Fee and Jane Cronin and fourth Mara Gaskin and Bridie Nolan.

Road to Roundwood

A local group is being set up to give a helping hand to those displaced in one of the world's largest humanitarian crisis of our time. The Syrian Civil War has resulted in 11 million displaced Syrians. The Road to Roundwood is a community sponsorship project which will help a family integrate into our community in Roundwood rather than enter direct provision. If you feel you would like to support this project we are holding an information night in Roundwood Parish Centre on Tuesday, January 28, at 7 p.m. For further information contact Loraine Creane at 089 4576602.


Badminton continues on Tuesday mornings from 9.30 a.m.

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.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Jimmy Molloy; Top Gent: Kay Plunkett; Second Gent: Pat Fisher; Top Lady: Magdaline Kennedy; Second Lady: May Kenna; First Half: Shay Brady; Second Half: Mick Whelan; Longest Sitting: Patricia Byrne and Lowest Score: Martin Byrne. Raffle prizes were won by Marie Magee, Catherine Doyle, May Kenna, Margaret Kennedy and Shay Brady next whist will be tonight Wednesday, February 12, in the Parish Centre.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw. The numbers chosen were 7, 11, 23 and 25. There were six match-three winners, Treasa Byrne, Glen Kelly, Mark Burke, Mick Timmons, Sadhbh Murphy and Séamus Tobin. Next week's jackpot will be €19,600.

Jenny's Preschool

Jenny's pre - school Moneystown is now enrolling for September 2020 and 2021 Anyone interested in taking up a place can call into the school any morning between 9 and 12 or call at 086 1705238 or email to

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.

Set Dancing

Our weekly set dancing sessions continue in Kavanagh's Lounge on Thursday nights. 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. We are seeking volunteers. 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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