Monday 16 September 2019

Kilmacanogue Diary

Colm Mulligan

Country Weekend at Plucks - What a great weekend for all the family the August Bank Holiday weekend was at Plucks. With a Country theme to it all, the lounge looked like a barn with Hay everywhere, a barbecue outside, Line Dancers with music by Karl Ivers and a Rodeo Bull providing great entertainment for the locals.

Young Peter O'Toole showed fantastic determination to hold of Andrew Molloy to win the Men's and overall champion while Michelle Murray pipped Shauna Kearns to the ladies title in a very competitive rivalry. Sunday was a family day with a big Bouncy Castle for the children rounded off by another barbecue and Karl Ivers playing again. Many commented on how great it was to see such life and the community coming together in the village for a great two days so well done Caroline and Shane McNamara and not forgetting the hard working staff of Plucks for hosting a very memorable August Bank Holiday.

Also, we cannot forget Jamie Sinnott and Kevin Molloy, who are home on Holiday from Australia and hosted an engagement party for family and friends on Saturday night also. Jamie and Kevin make a lovely couple and we would like to wish them both every happiness for the future.

And a final long lasting memory of the weekend; must be Andrew Molloy dancing with a bale of hay on the shoulder to Nathan Carters 'Wagon Wheel', you and that bale also made a nice couple Andrew.

Graveyard Clean Up

The annual blessing of the graves will take place on Sunday, August 18. Before that, a Tidy up of the Kimacanaogue Church Grounds and Graveyards will take place this Wednesday, August 7, and also on the 14th at 7 p.m. Volunteers are asked to please bring their strimmer's/rakes/hedge cutters/gloves and plenty of elbow grease. Tea and coffee will be served in the Parish Hall afterwards at 8.30 p.m. Your help would be much appreciated.

The blessing of the Graves Ceremony will be on Sunday the 18th at 3 p.m. in the Old Graveyard and then follow to the new cemetery. It is proposed that attendees will be given holy water to spread on the graves of their loved ones this year instead of the priest having to go all around the graves.

Cúl Camp

A reminder that this year's Cúl Camp in Kilmacanogue GAA Club is fast approaching and will take place between Monday and Friday, August 12, and 16. There will be no registration permitted on the day, all children must be registered online before midday on Friday, August 9. So don't be disappointed, register now.

Pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island

The annual pilgrimage to Our Lady's Island is booked and will take place on Thursday, August 15. It will be a sad one this year with the absence of our beloved Lily Kavanagh but fantastic to see it taking place.

The bus will leave Enniskerry at 11 a.m. and pick-up points will be at the old Sunnybank (Upper Dargle Road), Bray and Kilmacanogue. Dinner will be on the way home in Newcastle. Places are limited so please contact Mary Driver at 086 1924995 or Margaret Blackbyrne parish office in Enniskerry to book your place.

Diary notes

If you want an item or a photograph of local interest to appear in the Kilmacanogue Diary, please contact Colm Mulligan at 086 8522653 or email by midday on Sunday and a reminder that notes are submitted first thing Monday morning.

Calls or emails on.Monday mornings are just too late to edit and submit for the deadline and we need original photo's only as with copies, the pixels can appear blurred.

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