Monday 23 September 2019

Around the districts: Kilcoole, Shankill

Kilcoole: Drop in community yoga at Community Centre with Christina Hanney. Thursdays at 8.15 p.m. Intermediate level. Fridays at 7.30 p.m. Beginners level. €8 per class.


There will be no Clinic for the month of September.


Bowls takes place on Tuesday and 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.


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.


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


St James' COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday - Trinity 12: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

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.

Rathmichael COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - 12th Sunday after Trinity: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Rite 2) - Preacher: Canon Adrian Empey, followed afterwards with coffee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. - Evening Service, Lector - Anne Golden.

The Alpha/In-Between Club: The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24, when the three books chosen for summer reading - 'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn; 'Little Faith' by Nickolas Butler, and 'The Devotion of Suspect X' by Keigo Higishino, will be discussed and reviewed.

Rathmichael Fête

Many moths of hard work and planning will come to a successful conclusion this Saturday with the holding of this year's Rathmichael Parish Fête, known as Shankill's Fête of the Year, which will take place from midday to 4 p.m. in the grounds of Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill. There will loads of stall, lots of bargains to be availed of, live music, children's games and lots lots more. A visit to this annual event will reveal that it has something for everyone. Suporting this events helps to support Rathmichael Parish and School.

St Anne's Parish

Resource Centre Hours: St Anne's Resource Centre is open 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those requiring Baptism/Confirmation certificates or application forms for baptism can obtain them during the above hours. Please note that the parish office is the only place where certificates and application forms can be processed.

Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel: Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. If you would like to pray before the Blessed Sacrament outside these times and find the door is closed, please contact a member of staff who will be happy to open the door for you.

First Friday: This Friday is the First Friday of the month. The Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel will be open from 10.30 a.m. to 2.45 p.m. Priests will be available on the day to visit the housebound and the sick in the parish. Please contact the parish office if someone you know would like a priest to visit them.

Bethany Bereavement Group: Will hold a Drop-in centre this Friday morning in St Anne's Resource Centre at 10.30 a.m. The Bethany Support Group is a voluntary ministry whose volunteers are trained to listen and to help the bereaved and the grieving. All are welcome to call in Friday morning to talk with a member of the group. If you would like to make an appointment for another time please contact St Anne's Resource Centre.

No Evening Mass: There will be no Monday to Friday evening Mass during the month of September. Evening Mass will resume at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 1, New Volunteers and Ministers: Many thanks to all those who have volunteers to join a ministry in our parish and for completing the Garda Vetting process. If you are considering becoming a volunteer, please call into the parish office and speak with Ms Elaine Hogan to arrange your vetting. All ministers and volunteers must be Garda Vetted before the beginning their ministry.

Shankill Community Sing2gether: Takes place on Tuesday mornings in St Anne's Resource Centre from 11 a.m. to midday Irish Ballads, Folk, and some great Classics. Come along any Tuesday morning for a chat and a laugh, meet new friends, and sing your heart out. Everyone welcome - bring a friend.

The Magnificat: The monthly booklet contains Mass readings, morning and evening prayer, reflections, and information about the Saints. Copies are available from the St Anne's parish office.

Suggestions Welcome: This is your parish - what do you need? Do you have any suggestions for prayer, events or courses you would like to attend in St Anne's Parish? Your suggestions are always welcome - these can be left into St Anne's Resource Centre or the suggestions box in the church.

Men's coffee morning: The Men's coffee morning takes place every Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Please join us if you are free.

Gluten Free Hosts: Gluten Free Hosts are available for Holy Communion. Please advise the Sacristan if you require one.

St Anne's Parish Website: The parish website is

Book Sale

This Saturday morning the September First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, so make a point of calling into the book sale during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great autumn reading material from the wide selection of books to choose from in addition to DVDs and CDs which will be also available.

Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be considered for acceptance on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large. Attending this Saturdays Book Sale is a good way to pass the time till midday when the nearby Rathmichael Parish and School Fête in Rathmichael Schools commences.

Shankill Library

Opening hours for Shankill Library are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. This library will be open this Friday, and closed Saturday. To renew a book call 01 282 3081 or email

Historical Society

Following the success of its recent week long 45th summer Series of Evening Lectures in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, is taking a break for September with monthly indoor lectures in Rathmichael National School commencing at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 2, when Michael Purser will speak about 'Jellett, O'Brien, Purser and Stokes: Four Grandparents' Families over Seven Generations.' All welcome - admission €5.

In the meantime some events which may be interest to members are next Monday night's 6.30 p.m. lecture by Maeve Casserly in Rathmines Library, Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin six, at which she will recall 'First Dáil and First Shots' Admission is free but booking required via: or call 01 497 3539; and next Wednesday night's 6 p.m. lecture by Pádraig Yeates revealing how 'Unequal treatment of IRA widows reflected the social hierarchy of the Free State' 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.

ICA Guild

The guild meets on the second Monday of the month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Craft Morning takes place in St Anne's Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Culture outings are held at different times throughout the year. New members always welcome - contact Patricia O'Connor at 282 0733.

GAA Club notes

The Kellogg's Cúl Camp week was brilliant with great weather and loads of fun. Well done to all the boys and girls and the organising committee for a great job.

In the club 'Chase the Ace' last Sunday week night draw in Brady's pub there was no jackpot winner - the €50 prize went to Joanne Collins; last week's jackpot was €900.

Our juvenile Academy which is for boys and girls from four to seven years of age was back in action last Saturday in Stonebridge Road. The cost is only €2 per child there is no annual subscription and all equipment is provided free of charge.

The club field day will be held on Saturday, September 14, at Stonebridge Road. The adult men's football team had a good win over St James Gaels.

For details of our ladies adult football teams email or contact Steve at 087 6414123. For the men's adult football team contact Kevin Martin at 086 8449902.

For more information on the club, contact, or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Lawn Bowling Club

To contact Shankill Bowling Club email or see for further information and details of their activities, or call Paddy Hughes at 01 2822740.

Classical Music Club

Tonight (Wednsday) meetings for the 2019-2020 season start at 7.45 p.m. n the Shankill Old Folks Centre. For further details contact John at 087 2109175 or see

Shankill 125

On Sunday, August 21, 1904, the St Patrick's Branch, Shankill, of the Gaelic League brought children of branch members to the Glen of the Down, departing from Shankill at 1 p.m., where they spent most of the afternoon after which the party drove on the Delgany for tea at 5.30 p.m. before return home via Blacklion and Windgates. Planning for an eiridhreacht scheduled to take place on September 11 was also in progress.

Art Group

Meetings of the Art Group resumes tomorrow (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to midday in St Anne's Resource Centre. All current and new members very welcome. Further information available from Madelon Geoghegan at 086 3487516.


A Scrabble Group meets every Wednesday from 2.30 p.m. to 4.45 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. New members welcome. For further queries contact Margaret at 087 2050935 - the cost is €2.50 per week which includes tea or coffee.

Purple House

Autumn programmes now open for registration are - Cancer Thriving and Surviving Programme: 6-Week self-management programme starts on Tuesday, September 17, at 6.30 p.m.; CLIMB Programme: 6-Week course for children, who have a parent with a Cancer diagnosis starts Saturday, September 14; Strides for Life: 16-week Walking Programme for Cancer survivors starts on Friday, September 6, at 9.30 a.m.; Go for Life: Weekly Physical Activity Programme for over-50s starts on Friday, September 6, at 11 a.m.; Creative Writing: With Author Tanya Farrelly starts on Thursday, September 12, at 5 p.m. All events take place in Purple House, Bray - to book a course place cal 2866966.

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