Saturday 17 February 2018

Dance proves to be a hit for retirement group

THE Sunday dance arranged by the Enniskerry active retirement group held in the Enniskerry GAA club was a great success. Music by The Wicklow Man was enjoyed by all as were the refreshments and raffle.


Results from last weeks activities in the ring has given the club and coaches a huge uplift. In the Wicklow championships James Tell, David Moorehouse, and Adrian Kirmitez were winners, both Gordon Moorehouse and Johnny Connors put up good displays in defeat. Michael Moorehouse won the Michael Andrews Competition in Dublin. James Cahill went to Wales and defeated the Welsh champion.


The winners of the Mick Swaine event were David Messitt, Mick Kirwan and Stephen Mooney last weekend. On Sunday last in the Enniskerry Par 3 event Mick Kirwan pipped Don Seery for the top prize.


Enniskerry walkers meet on Saturday November 9th outside of Windsors Spar opposite town block at 1.30pm for this week's new route.


This Sunday's Services of Worship, The 3rd Sunday Before Advent - Remembrance Day - Powerscourt: 8.30am - Holy Communion BCP (said); 11.30am - Remembrance Service.

Holy Communion & Prayer for Sick: Tomorrow (Thursday) at 9.45am followed by coffee in the Rectory at 10.15am.

This Sunday's Services of Worship, The 4th Sunday Before Advent - Remembrance Day - Kilbride: 10am - Remembrance Service.

Active Retirement: The Active Retirement Group meets next Monday morning at 10am in the Parish Hall.

Gardening Club: Tonight (Wednesday) Tim Austen will be giving a talk 'To boldly go - being brave with a garden design : revamping an existing garden with a new design' at 8pm in Powerscourt Parochial Hall. This talk will look at the garden design process and how one can apply the professional garden designer's approach to one's own garden. Tim Austen will illustrate his talk using garden design projects in which he has revamped existing established gardens that require a new lease of life. All are welcome - non-members €5.

Mothers Union: The Darndale shoe boxes are to be ready to bring to the AGM on November 20th and delivered on the 21st . The contents should cost between €20 and €25. Any knitting completed should be brought along also.

Missionary Sale: This will take place in the Parochial Hall on Saturday November 16th from 11am to 3pm.


Mass Times Enniskerry: Weekday Mass at 10.15 am, Monday. to Saturday: Prayer Service-Wednesday; Saturday: Vigil Mass: 7 pm ; Sunday 9am and 11am. Holy Days - 10.15am. Glencree - 9am First Sunday of the month. Curtlestown - Sunday 10am. Kilmacanogue - Saturday - Vigil 6.00 pm and Sunday 11.15am, Friday 9.30am..

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Fridays ÄTime of reflection after 10.15am Mass in St. Mary's Parish Church, concluding with Benediction.

Enrolment & Commitment: This weekend a special place will be given at the Masses to the young people in our schools who are looking forward to First Holy Communion and Confirmation in 2014. We will have an Enrolment Day for the First Holy Communicants and Commitment Day for the Confirmation candidates.

The specific Enrolment and Commitment Mass for the children attending Kilmacanogue School will be the 6pm Mass this Saturday in Kilmacanogue Church. The Mass for the children of Curtlestown School will be in Curtlestown Church on Sunday at 10am. The Mass for the children of Enniskerry ( St, Mary's & St. Gerard's ) will be the 11am Mass on Sunday.

Each child being enrolled or making a commitment will be presented at the Mass with a Prayer Candle and will be encouraged to light it at the end of each day as focal point for some brief family prayers. For children who attend Mass in other parishes alternative arrangements are made with the school concerning the presentation of the Prayer Candle.

Date for your Diary: Afternoon of Set and Social Dancing in the Parochial Hall (beside Poppies) on Sunday November 17th at 3pm.

Annual Mass for the Deceased: This Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Friday November 15th in St. Mary's and St. Mochonog's Churches. A candle will be lit and brought to the Altar for all those whose funeral took place in our Churches since November 2012. If you have a family member or friend who died outside this parish during this year and would like to have remembered at this Mass please phone Parish Office and we will arrange to have a candle lit for your loved one. All parishioners are welcome to attend these Masses and pray for our neighbours and friends. Refreshments will be served in St. Mary's and St. Gerard's school halls afterwards.


Members of the Enniskerry History Society, which meets under the guidance of its President John Callan, are invited to tonight's (Wednesday) 8pm meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin, at which Con Manning will present his lecture on ' Dublin Castle ' - all welcome, and to next Monday night's 8pm Monday meeting of the Dundrum and District Historical Society in Dom Marmion House, Sandyford Road car park, Dundrum, at which John Lennon will present his lecture ' A Look at Dundrum History.' All welcome.

The next meeting of the Enniskerry History Society itself takes place at 8.30pm on Thursday November 14th in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry when author and historian Bryan MacMahon, Kilmacud-Stillorgan Local History Society, will present his lecture ' Miss Sandes Soldiers Homes: A Kerry woman's work for soldiers welfare.' This is the remarkable and fascinating story of a Kerry woman who set up a chain of homes near military bases which were alcohol free and where soldiers could relax in the off duty hours.

This lecture will be followed by one on Thursday December 12th, by James Scannell, the Bray Cualann Historical Society, who will present his illustrated lecture recalling ' The 1957 Dundrum Railcar Collision.' Further information about the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan at 01-2867853.



The Glendalough Trail run (or you can walk or jog) is a 15.5km course which takes place on Saturday 9 November with registration at the Brockagh Centre. The Glendalough Trail is a fantastic running experience with a route that is scenic, challenging and safe. Not only will it be a fun, enjoyable day but we hope to raise much needed funds for Fighting Blindness.

For more information about the Glendalough Trail check out or contact Paul at or phone 086 350 3994. To find out more about the work of Fighting Blindness or tips and assistance on fundraising contact Martina at 01 709 3050 or


Mass of Remembrance. Our annual Mass for those who died during the year will take place at 7 pm on Saturday 9th November. All families and friends of those who passed away are very welcome.


Happy Days Carer & Toddler Group will hold an information morning on first aid for young children at 10.30a.m. on Wednesday 20th November. Cost is €3- all welcome (with children).


There will be a Tidy Towns meeting in the Brockagh Centre on Thursday 14 November at 9 p.m. Anyone interested just come along on the night.


Would you like to learn basic hand or machine-sewing techniques? Are you interested in learning how to make simple clothes, how to follow a pattern or how to make children's clothing? Or would you like to make soft furnishings such as cushions, seat covers, tablecloths, roman blinds and machine-finished curtains? You would need your own sewing machine. If you have an interest call the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.


The last Get Yourself Online for 2013 (funding due to expire) will take place on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 p.m. from Tuesday 12th November. This course offers to help those with little experience of the internet.

It is an easy step -by-step course where you will discover: email attachments, search engines, on-line transactions such as motor tax, podcasts, on-line safety and security, skype, on-line banking, buying on line. This is a free course for those over 65 and cost €10 to those under 65 (a contribution towards tea/coffee will be required). Those who have done our previous Get Yourself on Line are not eligible to get funding for this course but can pay a fee of 25 euro if they wish to take part. Please register your interest as soon as possible. Call us on (0404) 45600.


Our next markets are the Christmas markets which will take place on Sundays 8th and 15th December.

There will be lots of hand-made and unique Christmas gifts to buy; Home baking, Jams & Chutneys, Christmas Puddings & Cakes, Jewellery, Novelty Bird Tables, Hand knits, Fairy Doors, Aloe Vera, Candles, Christmas Wreathes, Glass & Pottery, Plants and much, much more. Gifts from as little as ?5. These are always very popular markets which are usually completely booked out very quickly.

Please book as soon as possible in order to secure your place. Call Michelle on (0404) 45600 for further information or email


The Brockagh Centre is offering two paediatric first-aid courses which will go ahead if enough people sign-up. Irish Heart Foundation certified course in paediatric first-aid from 10 am to 5 pm on a Saturday 16th November at a cost of?50 (paid in advance).

Participants must bring their own lunch. Fetac Level-5 paediatric first-aid course on one evening and two full days for ?195 - some people have already signed-up for this but not enough to run a course. For further details about any of these courses please contact Pat on 045-866117 or 086-8210349 or email To book a place contact the Brockagh Centre on 0404-45600.


The Wicklow Man is back to his usual Tuesday night slot in the Brockagh Centre from 9.30 p.m.


Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night. If you think that you may have a problem with alcohol please come along.



Newcastle Foroige club has been running for the last 26 years. The club meets every Thursday from 8-10pm from September to May at the Newcastle community centre. The club is open for all young people from 12 years of age living in the Newcastle area. The club is about having fun, organizing events and activities, taking responsiblity, making new friends and above all gaining a good sense of community. The club also gets involved in other events nationwide.

If you are interested in joining contact Sean on 0868484722, or Irene on 0872330796, All leaders are Garda vetted and trained by The National Youth Development Organisation. The club will re-open on Thursday 10th October at 8PM.


The country market takes place every Saturday morning 10.30am to 12.30pm in the community centre.


There was no lotto winner last week. The numbers were 1,10,20,26. There was one match 3 winner on the night. The next draw will be on Monday the 04th November.


Colm Yeoman runs a fitness club on Monday and Wednesday at 7pm at the GAA pitch.


A mobile phone lesson for Adults class will take place on Colaiste Chraobh Abhann, Kilcoole. These classes start on November 6th on Wednesday mornings 11.25am to 12.45pm. Vist for further details.


Would you like to join an indoor bowls club .We are hoping to start up a club that would play in the community centre.Indoor bowls is a winter sport and generally played two nights a week both male and female members are welcome. if you are interested and would like to know more please contact Michael Dooley 087 1516609 or 01 2810062 evening


Friends old and new are invited a gathering of the newcastle community, in the Parkview hotel Newtown. The event will take place on Saturday November the 23rd. Mulled wine reception at 7.30pm will be followed by a three course dinner at 8.30pm and than a disco. Tickets are 25 euro available from community centre members, or the Castle Inn, Newcastle.


Acushla will play a lively trad session on Sunday 10th November. They will play from 7 till 9.30pm in the lounge.


If anyone has any local news please contact or 086 0731949.

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