Wednesday 21 February 2018

Enniskerry Junior Footballers

Enniskerry Junior Footballers will be playing in Division 3 of the County League in 2014. The team will see a higher standard of play from the last few year and it should help them in their quest for Championship honours especially as they have been drawn in a group with Bray Emmetts and Kiltegan.


Enniskerry Junior Footballers will be playing in Division 3 of the County League in 2014. The team will see a higher standard of play from the last few year and it should help them in their quest for Championship honours especially as they have been drawn in a group with Bray Emmetts and Kiltegan.


At last there is good news to report from the Powerscourt Arms darts team they had a great away win over the Silver Tassie last week. They now face three hard games in a row against the best teams in their League. The Olde Forge team are getting closer to winning and faced their sister pub in Dalkey.


The Ladies Junior Football team will have their fist game on March 2nd. The tournament game scheduled for last Saturday was called off due to the bad weather. Training continues on Tuesday and Thursday nights in Pairc na Sillogue.



Set dancing classes take place on Wednesday evenings at 8.00 p.m. in the Mill Room.


The North Wicklow Senior Citizens and Friends Annual Trip by coach will be to Galway this year, staying at the Imperial Hotel from Monday 21st April to Friday 15th April. The cost per person sharing is €345. A single room will cost €420. If you wish to reserve a place please give your name and non-refundable deposit of €50 to Val at the Kilcoole Thrift Shop on Main Street prior to 14th March. Full payment is due no later than 11th April.

Day trips during the holiday will include places such as Clifden and the Dan O'Hara Connemara Heritage and History Centre on the Aran Islands, as well as Kinvara, Ballyvaughan and Black Head, Royal Tara China Galway and other places of interest. Please bring your travel pass with you. Anyone who wishes to do anything other than is listed on the itinerary must inform the organisers in advance.


The shop is open from Monday to Saturday from 10.30 to 5.30 p.m. We sell everything from clothes for all the family, books, bric a brac and toys. We can't accept electrical items and we ask that people donate only good quality items which are suitable for resale. Each week we make a donation to a local group or charity, as well as occasionally donating to a national cause or international emergency fund.


Plans are coming along for the festival on 26th and 27th July next year when Kilcoole will be hosting a special weekend for the centenary of the Gun Running on Kilcoole beach in 1914. Plenty of information regarding the centenary festival on For further queries, please contact Gregori Meakin, PRO, 086 1597734, and if you have any stories, photographs or memorabilia from the era, please get in touch with Padraig, 086 2408694.


Kilcoole GAA weekly lotto draw takes place every Monday night with the jackpot increasing €200 per week until it's won. Pick four numbers match four to win or share the jackpot, match three to win or share €200. Tickets on sale in Tesco and Centra every Saturday morning or daily from some local outlets or any committee member .


Kilcoole GAA are building for the future. Please support our buy a brick campaign to help build our exciting new Hurling wall. Buy a brick for €10 and enter a draw for two All Ireland final tickets. Bricks can be bought from any team manager or any committee member. For details contact Karl on 087 2488922.


Bingo is held on Monday nights in St. Patrick's Hall at 8.00 p.m. Everybody is welcome.


To have a notice included in the Kilcoole Notes, please email before 8.00 p.m. each Sunday evening.



Services of Worship for This Sunday - The 2nd Sunday before Lent: 8.30am - Holy Communion; 11am - Morning Prayer followed afterwards by coffee in the Erck Hall, and 7pm - Holy Communion - Lector Heather Maybury

Easter Vestry: The Easter Vestry will take place on Sunday March 23rd in the Erck Hall following a service of Morning Prayer. If you are a registered member of the Parish then you are entitled to vote. Registered member or not, you are free to address the meeting which will be held in the Erck Hall. This is the AGM of your church and we look forward to a good attendance.

The Alpha In-Between Book Club: The Book Club will meet at 8pm on February 25th at which the book for review and discussion will be ' The Girl You Left Behind ' by Jojo Moyes.


Resource Centre Hours: St. Anne's Resource Centre is open 9am to 8.30pm Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9am to 3pm. 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.

Parish Office Hours: The Parish Office is open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Thursday and Friday from 9am to 3pm.

Mass Times: Mass is celebrated in St. Anne's Church at 10am and 7.30pm Monday to Friday, (except during July & August). Weekend Mass times are Saturday 6.30pm Vigil Mass and on Sunday at 8am, (9am in St. Patrick's Church in St. Columcille's Hospital), 10.30am (Family Mass), 12 Noon, and 6pm.

Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10am Mass, between 12.30pm and 1pm and after the 6.30pm Mass. Mass is now broadcast on-line and can be viewed by logging onto the parish and then clicking onto video link.

Baptisms: Baptisms take place in St. Anne's Church at 12.45pm on the 1st Sunday of the Month and at 5pm on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Saturdays of the Month. A month's notice is required. Please contact the St. Anne's Parish Office located in St. Anne's Resource Centre to make your arrangements.

Please note that when visiting the Parish Office to arrange a baptism, the child's birth certificate should be brought as it necessary to photocopy it for the parish records but it will be returned immediately.

Bethany Bereavement Group: The Bethany Bereavement Group is a voluntary parish-based ministry who are trained to listen and to help the bereaved and grieving. The Group holds a Drop-in Centre on the First Friday of the Month at 10am in St, Anne's Resource Centre, and can be contacted via St. Anne's Resource Centre by calling 01-2822704.

March Youth Mass: The March Youth Mass will be celebrated at 7.30pm on Saturday March 1st in St. Anne's Resource Centre. Are you in Transition Year? Would you like to get involved in organising the Youth Mass? We need Readers, Musicians, Hospitality, Social Team. Come along and meet new people and make new friends. Please contact the St.Anne's Parish Office at 01-2822277.

Unused Bus Ticket Credit: If you have paid more than the exact fare on a Dublin Bus service, the driver will have issuing a passenger change ticket for the amount of the overpayment. If you are not claiming this credit , please leave into St. Anne's Resource Centre as the Parish can claim the refund and send the money to the Missions in Africa.

Become a Volunteer: We already have a vibrant Parish Community but we always need more people to get involved in an active way. If you would like to offer some time as a Volunteer in our Parish, please speak with Elaine Hogan in the Parish Office.

Week of Guided Prayer: This takes place for March 2nd to March 8th and offers Time Out for Busy People - Are you on a spiritual quest ? Would you life to explore your prayer life? Would you like to deepen your relationship with God? Have you a decision to make? This is a retreat with a difference , sometimes called a ' Retreat in Daily Life ' or a ' Busy Person's Retreat ' as you don't have to go to a quiet, beautiful place to find God.

The opening meeting will take place in St. Anne's Resource at 7pm on Sunday March 2nd. Thereafter, meet one to one with a prayer guide for a half hour each day for one week at a time convenient to you. The closing meeting will take place on Saturday March 8th from 4.30pm and will conclude before the 6pm Evening Mass. For further information contact St. Anne's Resource Centre on 01-2822704 or 085-7378894.

Facebook: St. Anne's Parish is now on Facebook. Search for St. Anne's Parish, Shankill; click on "pages" (left hand side under All Results); "like" the page; receive updates directly into your Facebook account.

Parish Website: The parish website is


The March First Saturday Book Sale will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Day Centre on Lower Lower, Shankill , between 10am and 1 pm on Saturday March 1st so make a point of calling in during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to obtain some excellent reading material as you never know what you might find. All welcome. Donations of books, other than school/text books, appreciated and accept on the day.


The opening hours for Shankill Library are 10am to 1pm and from to 5pm on Mondays and Wednesdays and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 8pm. To renew or inquire about a book call 01-2823801 or


Members of the Rathmichael Historical Society, Shankill's own local history society, have been invited to attend tonight's ( Wednesday) 6.30pm lecture by Donal Fallon on ' St.Patrick: Animal Gangs and Blueshirts: Anti-Communism in 1930s Dublin ' to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All welcome - admission free. This lecture will conclude at 8pm.

Members are also invited to attend tomorrow (Thursday) 8pm meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society in the Bray Chamber of Commerce House, Bray, at which Alan Carthy will present his lecture on ' TB in Ireland and Sanatoriums ' - all welcome, Admission €4.

The next meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society takes place at 8pm on Wednesday March 5th when Colm Lennon will present his lecture ' The Battle of Clontarf ' in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road. All welcome to attend this meeting.


The Shankill Order of Malta will host an information meeting for those interested in learning more about dementia. The talk will be given by a member of the Alzheimers Society of Ireland and will take place in St. Anne's Resource Centre this coming Monday at 8pm.This is a subject of great interest and concern in our community so please come early to be sure of a place at the talk.

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