Sunday 22 April 2018

Mass times and dance

Mass times and dance

THE KILMACANOGUE Parish Fund Raising Dinner Dance will take place in the Summerhill Hotel in Enniskerry on Saturday March 1st at 8pm. Music on the night will be provided by "Wicklow Man".

Tickets are priced at €25 each and can be purchased at Parish Office. All proceeds from this fundraiser go towards the cost of repairs and maintenance of parish property. The Parish Office has new opening hours and they are as follows; On Monday Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10am to 1.00pm. On Tuesday and Thursday, you can phone 01- 2021882 and leave a message. A reminder also that there is now only one weekday mass which takes place on Friday at 9.30am. On Saturday the mass is at 6pm and on Sunday at 11-15am. Baptisms take place on the 4th Sunday of each Month.

February history lecture

THE KILMACANOGUE History Society committee and members are eagerly looking forward to their next lecture which will take place on Tuesday 4th February. The lecture is titled "Kilmacanogue and the 1911 Census and it will be presented by Catriona Crowe.

Catriona will explore how the online 1911 census can be used for family and local history purposes, including the various search mechanisms available. The rich micro-history contained in the census will be demonstrated, including information about the physical fabric of buildings in Kilmacanogue. Some of the long-established family names in the area will be accessed - and it could be yours!

Catriona Crowe is Head of Special Projects at the National Archives of Ireland. She is the Editor of Dublin 1911, published in 2011, Adjunct Professor of History at the University of Limerick, and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. A reminder you can also join this ever growing society if you wish and please visit the Societies website @ for more details.

Car winner

CONGRATULATIONS TO Paul Whelan who won a car on Friday night in the South East Draw run in conjunction with Glencormac United FC.

Paul was a dedicated member of the Kilmacanogue Schoolboys Soccer Club in the 80's along with the late Jim Bradshaw and always supports the local soccer clubs fundraising efforts and everyone at the Glens are delighted for him.

Glencormac club chairman Christy Devlin drew the winning ticket from the drum but has categorically denied he gave preferential treatment to his neighbour of 7 doors away, good man Devo. Other winners were Gordon Gray, c/o The Grange Pub (€400), Helen Doyle, Rockfield Park (€100), Roger McConnigle c/o John Hall (€50), Walley Lee c/o John Hall (€50) and Peadar Smyth, who seemed to buy a ticket off all the sellers, also won €50.

This was the last draw and the club are indebted to everyone who once again supported this main fundraising event and congratulate all 15 of the lucky winners this year.

Soccer news

ONLY ONE team saw action last weekend. The U8s were at home to Wicklow Rovers and recorded an emphatic 7-0 victory. Jack Carey scored twice with the other goals shared out among Ben Morgan, Bobby Free, Luke Honan, Finn Kelly and Tony Prendergast.

There were also great performances on the day from Billy Mansfield, Megan Bradshaw and Fionn Begley. The U9's match was cancelled as was the U10s game away to Aughrim and the senior cup game v St. Patricks was also called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Golf society

THE 2014 SEASON is just about to start for the members of the Glencormac Inn Golf Society under the Captain Chris "Kit" O'Neill.

As discussed at the AGM, a reminder that membership must be paid by the 7th February and the first outing is pencilled in for the 8th March in Headfort Golf Club in Kells, Co. Meath.

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