Thursday 14 December 2017

Kilmacanogue Diary

CONGRATULATIONS to Jamie Sinnott who celebrated turning 21 with a party for family and friends in the Glencormac Inn last Saturday night.

Jamie is home from Australia for a few weeks and was delighted to see so many of her friends and family there to help celebrate this milestone.

The night was completed with a career best performance by Kevin Molloy (Kapp) of the "Ru Cha Cha Cha" which we are sure our Jamie will never forget.

Happy 21st Jamie from us all in Kilmacanogue and a special congrats comes from your proud parents Angela and Glen, sister Ciara and little bro Matthew and all the extended family.

80th Birthday

ANOTHER birthday celebration took place on Sunday when young Bridie Brady (pictured below) of the Quill Road turned 80. Bridie celebrated the occasion with a meal among her family and the Kilmacanogue Senior Citizens committee popped in to present "Our Bridie" with a bouquet of flowers. Anyone that knows Bridie will agree that she is a wonderful person, much loved and respected by us all in the community and we would like to wish her a very happy 80th and best wishes for many more of them!

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

THE Local Kilmacanogue Drama and Variety Group's production of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is set to hit the stage in the Parish Hall. The play will be staged this Friday night 15th February and Saturday night 16th February at 8 p.m. Admission is €5 for adults and €2 for children and proceeds are in aid of Parish Funds.

"Goldilocks and the Three Bears" is a traditional tale with a contemporary twist. The cast of children is drawn from the local community.

Kilmacanogue has a long tradition of drama so its great to see it being passed on to a new generation. A drama group including Lola Mulligan, Jobie and Ambrose Stephens, and Anne (McDonald) Cranny won the Bray Drama Festival in previous times and the actual door that will appear as part of the scenery of Goldilocks was part of that former group's scenery too. Parents of the cast are involved in the production in many ways, such as stage hands, prompters, curtain pullers and props in what is a really strong community effort.

Please come along and support the play this weekend if you can and you will be guaranteed a good nights entertainment.

New Arrival

NEWS of another new arrival when Vicki and Liam Devlin became first time parents last Saturday when little Oscar Patrick Devlin entered this world weighing 6lbs 5 oz. Delighted to report that all are doing fine and even Liam's dodgy Knees held up during the event which was a bit of a shock. Anyone that knows this lovely couple will share in their joy and we would like to congratulate them on this wonderful news. Special word of congratulations goes to baby Oscar proud grandparents in Norway and Kilmurray's finest, Donal and Cathy Devlin. It was rumoured that Donal even opened the wallet to get in a round of celebration drinks last weekend but sadly, it turned out to be just a rumour!

Feel the Love Walk

WICKLOW Nordic Walkers are holding a "Feel the Love" walk to celebrate St Valentine's Day. On Saturday 16th February, they are walking to view Ireland's most romantic lake - the wonderful heart shaped Lough Ouler, which lies under Tonlagee, Wicklow's third highest mountain. Nordic Walking uses two walking poles to give an all over body work out and is suitable for all ages. For this walk, there is a hour long slope to the summit so a good moderate to good level of fitness is required and you and your loved one need to wear walking boots and weatherproof clothing. To book your place on this walk, contact Dairine at 086 1936861 or email or check out

Tug of War is Back

THE Ballinastoe Ladies Tug of War squad started training for the 2013 season on 12th February after a 6 month break. Now would be the perfect time for new recruits to join for anybody who is interested in getting themselves fit, toning up and building strength. No previous experience required just a willingness to commit to training sessions for two hours per week. Anybody over 18 all shapes and sizes is welcome. More info available from Ed Fox, Cathy O'Toole, or make contact on Facebook at Ballinastoe Tugofwar.


JOHN CALLAN, President of the local Enniskerry History Society, invites readers of the "Kilmacanogue Diary" to the February meeting of the Society this Thursday (14th) when Frank Tracey will present his very topical lecture 'After the Ball Was Over - The last days of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy' at 8.30 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry. All welcome to attend and admission is just €4.

Soccer Action

THE heavy rain that fell Saturday night saw all Sunday's games cancelled. However, one game that did go ahead saw the U8s travel early Saturday morning to Arklow United and the early morning trip did not suit them as they lost 4-0. Manager Lar Merriman was still delighted with the efforts of all the team who put up a brave display despite missing a few key players through illness.

School GAA Ladies

THE Young Ladies from 6th class in Kilmacanogue N.S were in action recently at the Indoor Gaelic Football Blitz held in Loughlinstown Leisure Centre. The girls were split into two teams and played matches against Kilcoole N.S. and St. Fergal's N.S.

The two Kilmac teams even had a game against each other which proved interesting. The girls had a great day and their improving GAA skills were evident throughout the matches they played. Many thanks to the parents who helped with transport both to and from Loughlinstown.

The teams are pictured and are as follows: Back Row L to R - Rachel Hayes, Jodi Mitchell, Mary Molloy, Robyn Kierans, Sarah O'Toole, Kate Fergusson and Aoife Power. Front Row L to R - Áine McEntaggart, Casey Griffen, Caoimhe O'Shea, Sinead Jordan, Sally O'Toole and Ruth Lennon.

GAA 125th Dinner

TICKETS for the Kilmacanogue GAA Club dinner dance are in short supply so you need to get yours quickly if you plan on attending.

At the current moment in time we have sold over 250 tickets so please get in contact with any club member as soon as possible if you are interested.

The club would also like to ask for your help in a little bit of investigation. Both the Molloy and Kennedy Cups are missing and they would like to ask if anyone has them or knows somebody who has them and could they please return them to the club.

Finally, all at the club would like to congratulate two people this week. Firstly, a big congratulations to Trevor and Suzanne Carr on the recent birth of their daughter Sadhbh. Trevor is a popular man in the village and the club would like to wish him and Suzanne all the best as they enter parenthood.

And last but definitely not least, massive congratulations go to Stuart Brierton. Stuart is a grandson of Paddy and Mary O'Brien who are both massive parts of this club and Stuart returned home from the Winter Special Olympics last week with two silvers and a gold medal. Well done to Stuart.

Notes & Photos

IF you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please contact Colm Mulligan on 086-8522653 or email before midday on Sunday as notes are submitted first thing Monday morning. Calls or emails on Monday mornings are just too late to edit and submit for the page. Photos need to be originals and not copies of originals as the pixels can appear blurred when adjusted to fit.

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