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Around the Districts: Enniskerry and Laragh-Glendalough


Ann Canty, Shivy Walsh and Daniela Chagas enjoying the sunshine at South Beach, Greystones.

Ann Canty, Shivy Walsh and Daniela Chagas enjoying the sunshine at South Beach, Greystones.

Ann Canty, Shivy Walsh and Daniela Chagas enjoying the sunshine at South Beach, Greystones.



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 Fourth Sunday after Trinity: 11.30 a.m. Holy Communion one.

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

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.

Masses Update: Weekday Mass is broadcast by RTÉ News Now at 10.30 a.m. and also through EWTN, and the Radio Maria channel which can be found in Saorview and Channel 210. Mass from Knock Shrine is broadcast each day at midday; Rosary at 7 p.m. and Mass at 7.30 p.m. on knockshrine/watch-live; Mass is also broadcast by web-cam from St Mary’s Pro Cathedral Dublin. For a list of churches broadcasting Mass by web-cam go to dublindiocese.ie/list-of-churches-with-webcams-to-watch-listen-to-daily Mass/or Google ‘massonline’ for details of Masses streamed in Ireland and Britain.

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.

Sacrament of Baptism: Please call the parish secretary of your area to arrange for the celebration of baptism. Please note that a month’s notice is helpful to secure your date and preparation for the sacrament.

Sacrament of Marriage: The four churches of the parish are very popular for the celebration of Marriage. Many couples arrange the church booking well in advance and before confirming hotel arrangements. We invite all interested couples to make contact with the parish secretaries approximately six months before the wedding date.

Celebratory Mass: Congratulations to all who took part in last Sunday week’s Celebratory Mass for Sacramental recipients. A special word of thanks to all of the children who read so eloquently, to Sharon and Kieran for the beautiful singing and music and to Joan and Ena for the tea and refreshments. We also wish to thank Mabel and Grainne for the beautiful flowers at the Ceremony. We hope to increase the number of Family Masses followed by refreshments and cuppa in the new academic year. Wishing all of the school children and college students a lovely summer.

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).

Blessing of graves in Springfield Cemetery, Killarney Road, Bray: This will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 17.

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.

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.

Today (Wednesday) Cathy Scuffil will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 2: From Béal na Bláth to Arms Dump’ at 6.30 p.m. in Ringsend Library. Booking required – email ringsendlibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8499, or via eventbrite.ie; tomorrow (Thursday) Cormac Moore will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ at 6.30 p.m. in Donaghmede Library, Dublin. Booking required – email donaghmedelibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8311; next Wednesday Cathy Scuffil will present ‘The Irish Civil War Part 2: From Béal na Bláth to Arms Dump’ at 6.30 p.m. in Walkinstown Library, Dublin. Booking required – email walkinstownlibrary@dublincity.ie, or call 01 222 8890; as part of the Shankill Tidy Towns Community Walks 2022, at 7 p.m. Rob Goodbody will lead a walking tour ‘Shankill’s Railways’. Meet outside Shankill DART Station – please wear appropriate footwear and bring refreshments. Please note that participants take part at their risk.

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 to the ‘Dublin Historical Record 2022’ which features articles on ‘Dean Walter Meyler and the Andrean Schools, Cumberland Street, Westland Row 1847-1864’ by Gail C Roantree, ‘The origins of Dublin’s Mansion House Round Room’ by Mary Clark, ‘Dublin haunts and homes of Arthur Griffith – and the admirers who bought him a house’ by Colum Kenny, ‘The Bretzel’ by Séamas Ó Maitiú, ‘Raymond Kenna haute couture designer and manufacturer’ by Anne Boylan and Kieran Fagan, and ‘Irish Transport and General Workers’ Union Membership and Finance in Dublin City and county, 1909-1930’ by Francis Devine. Copies can be obtained by emailing: olddublinsociety@gmail.com. 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.


Glendalough Heritage Forum

We are delighted to announce that Glendalough Community Excavations will return 8th-19th August 2022. If you have an interest in archaeology and Glendalough it is a fantastic experience. We regret we cannot offer places to those under 18 this year but we hope to welcome younger participants again next year.

Adult places (subject to availability) are available from fixed blocks of two or three days. No prior knowledge of excavation is required and we endeavour to accommodate people of all abilities. For information and details of application please email glendaloughheritageforum@gmail.com.

Brockagh Market & Car Boot

It is that time of the month again to have a browse and get those bargains! Open on 10th July to the public from 10am to 3pm. Tea, coffee and food snacks are available. Indoor and outdoor stalls with a variety of items for sale with plenty of bargains from gifts, clothes, plants, books, toys, aloe vera products, artwork, tools, household items etc. Free parking and customer toilet facilities.

The barrier will be locked from 6pm Saturday evening until 8am Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Fri 9am to 2pm) or email carbootbrockagh@gmail.com.

Wicklow Mountains National Park

There will be Family Fun Days from 2–4pm every Tuesday for July and August. Fun for all the family with nature walks, arts and crafts, treasure hunts and bug safaris. Free with booking essential. To book or for further details email us at wickloweduactioncentre@housing.gov.ie. Parking: Wicklow County Council, Upper Lake Car Park, A98W778 (parking charges apply).

Tae kwon-Do

Children, teens and adults will enjoy Taekwon-Do, a Korean art of self-defence. Benefits include improving confidence, respect, discipline, awareness, concentration, channeling aggression, balance, coordination, speed, reactions, fitness and health. Call Master Kenneth Wheatley on 087-2547347 for further information. Classes are on Tuesdays evenings (Seniors & Teens) in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh.

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. Our new remote working hub caters for individual working professionals, students and corporate companies.

We have a mixture of Hot Desks, Dedicated (Weekly/Monthly) Desks, Pod and Meeting rooms available with High Speed Broadband Connection.

Under the National Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme you will receive 3 free days of hub use per person. Vouchers will be valid until the end of August. Register now as a Member on our connectedhubs.ie site to avail of the free vouchers and get an alert when your vouchers are available. You will be able to access your credits from Monday the 27th of June.

All bookings to be made through connectedhubs.ie. Brockagh Hub is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. For more information or enquiries please email brockaghhub@gmail.com or if you would like to speak with a staff member phone us Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm 0404 45600.