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Around the districts: Enniskerry and Laragh-Glendalough


Aliyah and Richard Doyle enjoying the hot sunshine on Bray beach. Photo: Michael Kelly

Aliyah and Richard Doyle enjoying the hot sunshine on Bray beach. Photo: Michael Kelly

Aliyah and Richard Doyle enjoying the hot sunshine on Bray beach. Photo: Michael Kelly



Parish of Powerscourt with Kilbride

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

Service of Worship in St Patrick’s Church, Powerscourt, for this Sunday the Sixth 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 Sixth Sunday after Trinity: 9.45 a.m. Morning Prayer one.

St Mary’s Church Enniskerry

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.

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.

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.

Youth 2000 summer Festival: Join over 1000 young people aged between 16 and 35 this August at the Youth 2000 summer festival. The festival takes place in Clongowes Wood College, Clane, Co Kildare from Thursday, August 11, to Sunday, August 14. For more information and to book your place, please go to youth2000.ie.

Enniskerry 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 from today (Wednesday, July 20):

Frank Cogan and Tracey Holsgrove will present ‘The fifth Meath Battalion and cumann na mBan’ at 7.30 p.m. to the Meath Archaeological and Historical Society in Oldcastle Library, Oldcastle, Co. Meath; on Saturday as part of the Five Lamps Arts Festival, Dublin, Joe Seery will lead a 90-minute ‘Arthur Griffith Historical Walking Tour’ from 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin one, to Glasnevin Cemetery – €10 – booking via Eventbrite; while next Wednesday the Genealogical Society of Ireland will host its ‘July Open Morning Meeting’ at 11 a.m. on Zoom.

The attention of members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society is drawn to the latest ‘Journal of the Irish Railway Record Society 2022’ in which articles featured in this issue include ‘Inchicore – 175 Years’ celebrates the 175 years of Inchicore Works which opened in 1846 and provides a brief history of it and well as looking back at the some of the public open days held there from when they started in the 1990s to the most recent which took place on May 7 this year; Barry Carse in ‘The Enterprise Express – (Part 1): 1947 to 1980, the first of two-part study, based on personal observations, notes and authoritative sources, details in chronological order the development of this now famous train. Include are time tables, transition from steam to diesel traction, rolling stock, the introduction of railcars and diesel locomotives, the extension of the Enterprise Express to Cork as well as other issues related to cross border travel and services; In ‘Livestock on the Line – Case Studies from the 1930s’, Mark Merrigan looks at a number of incidents with lives stock in the 1930s and their outcome given that collisions between trains and livestock are an inevitable reality and is particularly true in Ireland given the large livestock population and the proximity of farmlands to the permanent way; while in ‘The Railways in the Economy of Salvation – 1’ by Tim Moriarty is an updated version of a two-part talk given to the society in November 2007 and November 2008 in the Librarian’s annual Lecture series, which recalls the various special pilgrimage trains and trains serving various ecclesiastical buildings, operated by the various Irish railway companies from 1853 up the 1990s.

In the following part two, other excursions under religious auspices, pilgrimage traffic to Lourdes by boat and train, railways, and monasteries, will be examined. 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.

AWARE Support and Self Care Groups

If you or those with whom you work wish to connect with people in relation to your mental wellbeing, please consider using the Phone in and Zoom Support and Self Care Groups, the Support Line or Support Mail, now and throughout the holiday season. For more information about the groups aware.ie/support/support-groups/and all of our services on aware.ie/If you would like to volunteer with Aware, please see their website for more information: aware.ie/get-involved/volunteering/.

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.

The 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.

50th Kilmacanogue Show

The show takes place this Saturday from 9.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. beside the Texaco Service Station, Monastery Road, Enniskerry and is a family fun day out with free pony rides, local food producers, baking and crafts, dog show, vintage cars including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, sheep shearing demonstration, children’s games, carriage driving, and music from the Steadfast Band.

Entries for the Dog Show will be taken from midday to 2 p.m. at the Dog Show Ring. Entry fee is €3 per class.

For the Baking and Craft Show enter online at kilmacanoguehorseshow.com or in the Baking and Craft Marquee from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. – judging will take place from 12.30 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. at which time the results will be announced. Entry Fee is €3 per class. F

or details of the classes in the Dog Show and in the Baking and Craft show go to www.kilmacanoguehorseshow.com.

Admission is €19 for adults; children and parking free.


Wicklow Mountains National Park

NPWS wishes to remind members of the public of dangers of lighting fires outdoors. The NPWS appeals to the public not to light fires in the National Parks and to abstain from using barbecues in our parks.

Have a great weekend in the sunny weather and enjoy our parks responsibly if you visit.

Summer Brockagh Market and Car Boot

The Brockagh Market and Car Boot is once a month on the second Sunday (except in January/February). Next event on Sunday, August 14. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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 6 p.m. Saturday evening till 8 a.m. Sunday morning. You can contact us by phone 0404 45600 (Wed-Friday a.m. $3 to 2 p.m.) or email car bootbrockagh@gmail.com.

All stallholders must pre-book their space or no entry on the day.

Mobile Library

A mobile comes to Laragh every second Thursday from 12.15 p.m. to 12.50 p.m. To renew or request items or access online resources from your PC/tablet/mobile phone, please phone 087 9135229 or log into the library catalogue (if unsure of your PIN Number, ask library staff). Email at library@wicklowcoco.ie.

Next dates are Thursday, July 28 and Thursday, August 11.

Wicklow Athletics Off-Road Championship

The Wicklow Athletics Off-Road Championship is coming to Laragh on August 20 starting from 9.30 and with finishers expected from 10.20 and till 13: 00. The races start and finish on the GAA grounds.

The clubs of Wicklow will be competing for individual and team honours across various age categories as part of the Derrybawn Woods 10k race (open for entry to the public) and on the same day as the Run the Ridge 20k event (raising funds for Glendalough AC and the juvenile section of Laragh GAA)

There’ll be an option to support and cheer on the runners both down at the GAA grounds and out on the route (the bird-gate zig-zags will be a particularly good spot).

If you want to run yourself, follow the links below.

Wicklow club athletes: myrunresults.com/../wicklow../4530/details.

Runners who are not members of Wicklow Athletics clubs can viist: worldsmarathons.com/marathon/run-the-ridge.