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Around the Districts: Enniskerry and Laragh-Glendalough


Members of Bray lgbtq+ Youth Group, August Cowan, Rowan Cody, Paul Murphy, Eleanor O'Kelly and Theo Whelan-Hayes at the raising of Pride Flags at Bray Seafront.

Members of Bray lgbtq+ Youth Group, August Cowan, Rowan Cody, Paul Murphy, Eleanor O'Kelly and Theo Whelan-Hayes at the raising of Pride Flags at Bray Seafront.

Members of Bray lgbtq+ Youth Group, August Cowan, Rowan Cody, Paul Murphy, Eleanor O'Kelly and Theo Whelan-Hayes at the raising of Pride Flags at Bray Seafront.



Parish of Powerscourt with Kilbride

Services at Powerscourt with Kilbride: All Services are available on the Parish YouTube Channel.

Service of Worship in St Patrick’s Church, Powerscourt, for this Sunday the Second Sunday after Trinity: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion two.

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Service of Worship in St Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, for this Sunday the Second Sunday after Trinity: 9.45 a.m. Morning Prayer one.

St Mary’s Church

Parish Website: enniskerryparish.ie is the parish website of the Immaculate Heart of Mary – check it out for the latest information about our parish.

Enniskerry (also Curtlestown and Glencree) parish office opening times: Monday to Friday: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; email stmarys@enniskerryparish.ie; or call 01 2760030.

St Mochonog’s parish office opening times: Monday: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday: (by phone) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday (by phone) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Closed Friday.

Parish Churches Schedule of Masses: Schedule of Masses: Weekday Masses are celebrated in St Mary’s at 10.15 a.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Please be aware that attending weekday Masses is in lieu of attending Sunday Mass. Prayer Services at 10.15 a.m. Wednesday and Saturday. Weekend Masses – Saturday at 6 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. St Mochonog’s – Sunday at 10 a.m. St Patrick’s, Curtlestown – Sunday at 10 a.m. St Kevin’s, Glencree – 9 a.m. on the First Sunday of the month.

Signed Mass Cards: These are available in the parish office. An offering is received with gratitude and in another way of supporting your local clergy. If you pay for a Mass Offering online using the Donate button on our website please email the office with your intention – thank you. We also have Thank you, Exam Result Congrats, Get Well, birthday and ‘Thinking of you’ Mass Bouquets available.

Mass Intentions: If you wish to have Mass offered for a family member or friend you may book through the parish office and the Mass may be attended or viewed on Webcam from your home due to Covid-19 via enniskerryparish.ie.

Blessing of graves in the Parish: These will take place as follows: Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 28, at 3 p.m., and Glencree on Sunday, September 4, at 9.30 a.m. (after Mass)

2022 Pilgrimage to Lourdes – from Wednesday, September 7, for five nights. This year Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue are joining with Bray, Greystones, and Kilquade Pastoral Area. Cost – €789 per person sharing. More Information is on posters in the church Porch or from 087 6955154.

Celebratory Mass for Sacramental Recipients at 11 a.m. this Sunday in St Mary’s Parish Church: Over the last few years, it has been difficult for us as a parish community to properly celebrate with those who received the Sacraments of baptism, Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Confirmation. We would now like to extend a special invitation to all the children who received those Sacraments in St Mary’s Church over the last three years, along with their families, to a celebratory Mass this Sunday at 11 a.m. in St Mary’s Parish Church, Enniskerry. We would love as many children as possible to be involved in this Mass and invite the children to wear their First Holy Communion outfits if they wish.

The Rosary: The Rosary is recited at 9.45 a.m. each morning in St Mary’s. The Novena to the Miraculous Medal is held after 10.15 a.m. Mass each Monday morning. Both are available to view on the webcam – enniskerryparish.ie.

Covid-19 Update: Please continue to sanitise your hands on entry and exit; wear an appropriate face covering; keep your distance from anybody outside your household group. Do not attend church if you are experiencing any common symptoms of Covid-19 and get vaccinated when advised. If you do not feel comfortable attending a weekend Mass, please consider attending a weekday Mass instead, or participating via webcam.

History Society

John Callan, president of Enniskerry History Society, under whose guidance the society operates, reminds members and supporters that the following events are taking place in the week ahead tomorrow (Thursday) Dr Mary Muldowney will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ at 6.30 p.m. in Dublin Central Library, Ilac Centre, Dublin one booking required – email centrallibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8300, or via eventbrite.ie; next Monday evening Cathy Scuffil will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ in Ringend Library, Ringsend booking required – email ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8499, or via eventbrite.ie; next Tuesday morning Aughrim Street Parish Centre, Dublin, will host a ‘Collection of Your Tenement’ by 14 Henrietta Street, from 10 a.m. to midday all welcome.

Dr Mary Muldowney, Dublin City Council Historian-in-Residence for Dublin Central, is working on a new history of the Dublin Cattle Market. If you worked in or around the Cattle Market, or have relatives who did, and are willing to be interviewed, please send your name and contact details to mmuldwny@gmail.com with the subject ‘Cattle Market’ in the message line, so an interview can be arranged.

The attention of members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society is drawn to ‘The Irish Civil War: Law, Execution and Atrocity’ by Seán Enright. During the Irish Civil War, eighty-three prisoners were executed after trial by military court. ‘The Irish Civil War: Law, Execution and Atrocity’ explores the pressures that drove the provisional government to try prisoners for arms offences by military courts, and how, at a time of great crisis, the rule of law evaporated and the new policy morphed into reprisal executions. Further information about the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.

Enniskerry Library

Opening hours are Tuesday 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday: 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and 1.30 p.m. to 4.30 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. The library is closed on Mondays and Thursdays and on the Saturdays of Bank Holiday weekends. The library can be contacted at 01 2864339 or email hkinsella@wicklowcoco.ie. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available from the library website.

Enniskerry Welcomes Ukrainians

A coffee morning is held in Parochial Hall beside Poppies each Monday morning from 10 a.m. to midday to welcome our Ukrainian visitors.

English classes for Ukrainians

These continue each Tuesday evening from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Parochial Hall if you know anybody who would like to attend.

Meals on Wheels service

This operates in Enniskerry and Kilmacanogue and delivers hot meals every Tuesday and Thursday to older people in their homes. It’s an opportunity to connect with the community and provide a hot meal and social contact call to older people in the area.

We are looking for volunteer drivers who can give up two or three hours twice a month to facilitate this much needed service. Interested volunteers may contact Maoiliosa Kelly at 086 8322466 for further information.


Summer Songs Outdoor Concerts

The Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh, is delighted to welcome back this year Summer Songs - Inland & by the Sea with two nights of outdoor concerts this year. Saturday 25th from 7:30pm the line up is Paddy Casey, Robbie Walsh Trad Band. Sunday 26th of June, Kila, Robbie Walsh Trad Band. Summer Songs - Inland & by the Sea is curated by Wicklow County Arts Office funded by the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme provided by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport, and Media. Tickets can be purchased through www.eventbrite.ie.

Brockagh car park accessibility

This weekend there is no access to the car park(only accessible to concert event users) from Fri 24th at 12pm and will be reopening on Mon 27th June. Bottle and clothes banks will not be accessible from Thurs 23rd to Mon 27th.

Brockagh Digital Hub

The Brockagh Resource Centre was delighted to launch the new Brockagh Digital Hub recently. This exciting new venture has been funded by the Dept of Rural and Community Development and is available now for use as a shared work space with high speed broadband connection, lockable workstations, meeting room, and a pod with great views of Glendalough from the workspace.

Open 9am to 5pm with wheelchair access. To book email brockaghhub@gmail.com or if you would like to speak with a staff member phone us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

Tidy Towns news

Citizens Science ‘Adopt a River’ - On Sat 18th ‘Adopt a River’ workshop took place at the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh. As part of our Junior TT initiatives Mary Kelly from UCD came to give a brief presentation on the main groups of macroinvertebrates in the citizen science schemes with our young people and guardians. The Junior Tidy Towns will look at our local waterways, identify insects while also taking into account the environment to determine the level of pollution or how clean our water is.

Everyone got a chance to collect insects, place them in petri dishes and identify them under a microscope. If you wish to contact the TT group you can email us at laraghglendaloughTT@gmail.com.

Ballard Walk & Brockagh Trail - On Sunday 12th Ballard Walk & Brockagh Trail were officially opened. The 2.2km loop of Ballard Walk was opened by Bridie Stacey and is suitable for all ages, taking a path through a native forest and along the Avonmore River. There are a number of seats along the way featuring beautiful oak timber sculptured quotes created by Shane O’Draoi.

Finian McEvoy and Judy Doyle of the Laragh-Glendalough Tidy Towns, opened proceedings before being joined by Cathaoirleach for County Wicklow, Shay Cullen. Bridie Stacey was invited to open the walk as she has used this woodland since the 1930’s.

Afterward people walked to the Brockagh Trail which has three new waymarked trails of varying distances and inclines. Invited to open this trail was Bridie Merrigan, whose family were the last to live on the Brockagh settlement in 1954.

As a small token of appreciation for generously giving their time and sharing memories, both Bridie Stacey and Bridie Merrigan were presented with a rowan tree (mountain ash) to plant in their own gardens.

Supervalu TT Competition - We would like to remind the community the adjudicators will be around shortly. If you see unwanted rubbish around the area please dispose of it in the bins provided. While the group has regular tidy up evenings there is a need for everyone to help if and when you can to keep it looking well. Thank you.

Active Retirement group

The Active Retirement group are finished now for their summer break. They will be returning back to their normal Tuesday mornings on 20th September.

Last week we were joined by our friends from Sunbeam for our monthly lunch. It was great to have them all back at our lunches. Everyone had a great time and enjoyed singing along with Ray Cranley, who kindly performs at our monthly lunches. Some members got up for a dance and a few members even got up to sing a few songs.

Members have had a busy few weeks, the group had a day trip to Leighlinbridge, a candle workshop with Craftycraic and Yoga with Louise. We hope all our members have a lovely Summer break and we look forward to seeing you all again in September.

If anyone would like to offer their services or share their skills with the group please contact the centre. For more information call Denise on 0404 45600, email brockaghoffice@gmail.com or drop in to the centre.

Pilates Classes

Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing.

Zara Elkinson has trained and qualified through the Stott Pilates Method of Movement. This method combines modern theories of exercise science with spinal rehabilitation, which gives a safe and effective exercise that sees results and is accessible to all. Beginners and Improvers welcome! Contact Zara on 0879367474. Classes are on Monday at 7pm.