Saturday 19 October 2019

Around the districts: Shankill

Shankill. St James' COI, Crinken. Services of Worship for this Sunday - The Sixth Sunday in Lent - Palm Sunday: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Worship Services for this Sunday - The Sixth Sunday in Lent - Palm Sunday: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall; 7 p.m. - Holy Communion, Lector Sheila Thompson.

Holy Week Services: Tuesday, April 16: 8 p.m. - Service of Wholeness and Healing in Kilternan Parish Church. Wednesday (April 17): 8 p.m. - Holy Communion in Rathmichael Church. Maundy Thursday (April 18): 8 p.m. Service in Rathmichael Church. Good Friday (April 19): 8 p.m. Service in Rathmichael - Christ's Seven Last Words From the Cross. Easter Day (April 21) - The First Sunday of Easter: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Holy Communion. No Evening Service.

The Alpha/In-Between Club: The next meeting will be at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30, at which the book for review and discussion will be When all is Said' by Anne Griffin.

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.

Mass Times: Mass is celebrated in St Anne's Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except during July, August and September). Weekend Mass times are Saturday 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m. (Family Mass), midday, and 6 p.m. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10 a.m. Mass, between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., and after the 6.30 p.m. Mass. Mass is now broadcast online and can be viewed by logging onto the parish website: and then clicking onto video link.

Support Network: A Support Network for Separated and Divorced People has been set up and is open to people of any faith denomination. The next meeting is this coming Tuesday at 8 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. All are welcome to contact us by texting 087 3646067 or by emailing us at All communications will be guaranteed complete confidentiality and everyone will be warmly welcome.

Rediscover your Pearl of Great Price and speak to God Face to Face through the power of Silent Prayer: A four-week introduction by Christy Burke, Pallottine Seminarian, concludes next Tuesday at 8 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Prayer Group: A Lectio Divina Prayer Group will meet every Wednesday during Lent from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Stations of the Cross: The first rehearsal for the children taking part as narrators or actors in the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday will take place in the church this Sunday after the 10.30 a.m. Family Mass.

Cemetery Sunday: Will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 26, in Shanganagh Cemetery.

JPII Youth Group: For people aged 13-18 who wish to meet new people, have fun and learn more about their faith, The next meeting will take place this Saturday evening at 7.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. New members welcome.

Easter Octave Mass Cards: Now available €6 each in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Easter Chicks: Hand knitted chicks with small chocolate egg are now available in St Anne's Resource Centre: €2 each. Help send someone to Lourdes.

Film Night: The April Film Night take place at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 26, in St Anne's Resource Centre at which being screened will be the Oscar winning 'The Sound of Music' starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. All welcome - admission

Ministry - St Anne's Parish: We would like to invite you to join a Ministry in our parish. You would be welcome to participate in the life of our parish as a reader, collector, member of the Welcome Team, Hospitality Team, choir, Altar Society. At present, we need people to help with collecting the baskets during Mass. You may wish to commit one year to the Ministry or maybe longer but know that your participation would be greatly appreciated and you will inspire others to help in our parish. If you are interested, please contact our parish office to arrange Garda Vetting.

Bethany Bereavement Group: The Bethany Bereavement Group operates a Drop-In Centre in St Anne's Resource Centre at 10.30 a.m. This Drop-In is held in St Anne's Resource Centre on the first Friday of each month at 10.30 a.m. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary Ministry. The volunteers are trained to listen and to help the bereaved and grieving.

Parent and Toddler Group: Meets on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and midday in St Anne's Resource Centre. Cost is by way of donation. Further information from Iarla at 086 3513221.

Rosary for Peace: Is said every Saturday at 3 p.m. in St Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire.

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

There was a large attendance at last Saturday morning's April First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, which took place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. As usual there was the usual excellent selection of books, CDs and DVDs on offer.

The May First Saturday Book Sale will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Centre between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4, so make a point of calling into it during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great summer reading material from the wide selection to choose from.

Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be accepted on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large.

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 closed this Friday but open on Saturday. To renew or inquire about a book call 01 2827801 or email The parents and Toddler Group meets on Mondays from 10.30 a.m. to midday - all welcome.

Historical Society

Last Wednesday night Patrick Salmon, chairman of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, and the surrounding area, presided at the April 8 p.m. meeting of the society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill at which Conor Lucey presented his illustrated lecture on 'A New Perspective on James Malton's Picturesque and Descriptive Views of the City of Dublin.'.

Last Friday to Monday the society annual three-day outing took place this year to Cork City. The event for Rathmichael Historical Society members is the May 11 visit to Castledermot, Co. Kildare, led by Sharon Greene. Members only.

Some other events which may be on interested to members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 6 p.m. lecture by Finnian Ó Cionnaith on 'John Brownrigg's 1799 Map Series 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; the 7.45 p.m. talk by Ita Beausang on 'The Rhythmic Journey of Percy French' to the Knocklyon History Society in the Iona Centre beside St Colmcille's Church. Knocklyon - admission charge; tomorrow's (Thursday) 11.30 a.m. talk by James Scannell, Bray Cualann Historical Society, recalling 'Easter 1944 in Bray, Co. Wicklow' in Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow - all welcome, admission free; the 8 p.m. lecture by Bryce Evans to the Bray Cualann Historical Society recalling 'The Emergency in Ireland, 1939-45' in the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray - all welcome, visitors €5; Fridays 11.30 a.m. talk by James Scannell, Bray Cualann Historical Society, recalling 'Easter 1919 in Bray, Co. Wicklow' in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow - all welcome, admission free; and next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. meeting of the Foxrock Local History Club in the Foxrock Parish Pastoral Centre, rere Foxrock RC Church at which Myles Reid will present the main talk on' Cherrywood - Past, Present, and Future' while Pádraig Laffan will give the short talk on 'Large Public Gatherings in our Area' - all welcome, admission free.

The Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council 'Spring into Heritage' programme of free guided tours of Seapoint Martello Tower, James Joyce Tower and Museum, the National Maritime Museum of Ireland (pre-booking required), The Oratory, Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Cabinteely House, Fernhill House and Gardens, Marlay House and Laurelmere Cottage, which commenced last Monday week, runs till Sunday, May 26, and includes a series of Wednesday evening lectures during May in Marlay House which must be pre-booked. Copies of the programme are available from the Dun Laoghaire Tourist Information Office, and DLR branch libraries or downloaded from

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.

Shankill GAA Club

Gaelic4Boys Free 'get to know us' training sessions for boys born from 2006 to 2008 take place in Stonebridge Road starting tomorrow (Thursday) from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. for four weeks. So, come along and give Gaelic games a go, it's great fun.

Congratulations to Tess Blunden, Mya Davy, and Mary Fitzachery, who completed Level 1 of the referee course. Well done.

Action last Saturday/Sunday week included the under-eight boys away to Wanderers, the under-nine boys away to Stars of Erin, the under - 11 boys' at home to Scoil Ui Chonaill, and the under-12 boys away to Trinity Gaels. camogie teams were out in force with the under-nine and under-10 teams playing in blitz games. The adult men's team had a good win over Wanderers in Shanganagh Cliffs.

The juvenile academy is in action every Saturday at 10 a.m. and has returned to Stonebridge Road. Why not give it a try, the coaches are ready and the equipment is waiting and ready to be used the cost is only €2 per child and there is no annual subscription.

Our Easter Camp will take place on Tuesday, April 23, Wednesday, April 24, and Thursday, April 25, This fantastic camp is open to both club members and non-members, boys and girls aged five to 12 years and will be held in Stonebridge Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost is €40 for members and €50 for non-members. Numbers are restricted to 70 places, which are going fast so when they're gone they're gone, so contact the club as soon as possible to book a place.

In last Sunday week's Chase the Ace' draw in Brady's there was no jackpot winner - the €50 prize went to Tracy A Byrne. Last week's jackpot was €2,200. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are available from club members or in the pub.

For details of our ladies' football team check out our Facebook page and follow the link to the ladies Facebook group, email or contact Steve at 087 6414123.

The men's adult football team are looking for new players which are always welcome contact Kevin Martin 086 8449902. For more information on the club, contact - or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Social Club

Are you aged over 50 and interested in joining a local community social group? Shankill Social Club is looking for new members and new ideas. Meetings of the Shankill Social Club take place in St Anne's Resource Centre on the third Wednesday of the month. All welcome - further information from Jackie Hall at 086 8671166 or Paula Morgan at 086 3467480.


A group of scrabble players meet every Wednesday afternoon to play scrabble and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. We would be delighted to welcome new members to join us. No experience necessary. For further information, please contact Margaret Cullen at 087 2050935 or Madelan Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

Art Group

A small group of art lovers meet weekly from 10 a.m. to midday in St Anne's Resource Centre to paint, draw and exchange ideas. New members especially welcome. The group will have the help of an art teacher on a part-time basis. Further information available from Madelon Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

Bus route consultation

The public consultation process has commenced on Phase three of the Bray to Dublin City Centre Bus Connects Core Bus Corridor. The draft proposals have major implications along the route from Bray to the Loughlinstown Roundabout with significant disruption through Shankill Village which will include the removal of numerous trees, stone walls, parking, open spaces and property frontages.

Residents are now urged to make written submissions or observations through the online form in the 'Public Consultation' section of the Core Bus Corridor page at by email to or by post to Core Bus Corridor Project, National Transport Authority, Dun Sceine, Harcourt Street, Dublin two.

Bray People