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Around the Districts: Enniskerry and Laragh-Glendalough


Adam Egan and Gavin Barton who took part part in the Enniskerry GAA Pedal For Pieta.

Adam Egan and Gavin Barton who took part part in the Enniskerry GAA Pedal For Pieta.

Adam Egan and Gavin Barton who took part part in the Enniskerry GAA Pedal For Pieta.



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 Fifteenth 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 Fourteenth Sunday after Trinity: 9.45 a.m. – Morning Prayer one.

Irish Trefoil Guild – Guiding for Life: Calling all former leaders of the Irish Girl Guides in Bray and the surrounding area. There is now a Trefoil Guild in Bray. Contact Anne at braytrefoilguild@gmail.com.

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.

Parish Facebook page: A new Facebook page has been set up for the parish of Enniskerry, incorporating all four churches. If you are a Facebook user you will find it under Enniskerry parish with a cover photo of trees and profile picture of a quote from Pope Francis. Please give it a like and feel free to post news from your community.

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.

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.

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.

Meet, Greet and welcome.: We are starting a new two-step approach to preparation for the Sacrament of baptism, which will begin in November. For families who wish to have their child baptised in the parish, Mass on the first Sunday of each month will be designated as a meet, greet and welcome time. There will be refreshments provided afterwards. This will provide an opportunity for all parishioners to chat with each other and welcome a new family into the faith community. We are looking for people to sign up to be part of this welcome team, No experience needed and it will be at the regular Mass time. Contact 086 8182241 or the parish office in person or call 01 2760030. Thank you.

Society of St Vincent de Paul: The local telephone number is 01 8550022.

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 this Saturday there is a free guided Wicklow Heritage Trail walk in Wicklow Town at 11 a.m. meet outside the Wicklow Tourist Office, Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow Town all are welcome; next Wednesday morning the Genealogical Society of Ireland will host its ‘September Open Morning Meeting’ on Zoom at 11 a.m.; next Wednesday night Thomas Burke will present ‘Sarah Cecilia Harrison, Dublin’s First Female councillor’ to the Old Dublin Society at 6 p.m. in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library and Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All welcome, admission is free and no booking required.

The attention of members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society is drawn to a new book ‘Glaciers, Glens and Granite – An Explanation of the Geology of County Wicklow’ by Matthew Parkes, Robert Meehan, Vincent Gallagher, Ronan Hennessy and Sarah Gatley. Geological heritage is a fundamental asset of Wicklow. It provides a very visible backdrop to the landscape, the scenery and the fabric of people’s lives in the county. It is almost impossible to miss the geological essence of Wicklow, yet somehow it is often overlooked or ignored, or simply misunderstood. This book is intended to be an accessible point for people to begin to see what is around them with fresh eyes, to have the broad brush of the landscape interpreted in pictures and plain language. It is hoped that the explanations here will illuminate the details in over 60 special places that collectively make up the geological story of Wicklow.

Further information about the Enniskerry History Society is 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 Bridge Club

The club re-opens next Tuesday night at 7.15 p.m. in the Parochial Hall (Beside Poppies). Members old and new welcome. Standby partner will be available on the night. Enquires to 087 2997966.

Notification of Filming Activity.

Sanctuary S1 Television Productions DAC, are producing a new seven-part drama series entitled ‘Sanctuary’ and intend to film a number of scenes in Enniskerry Village from last Monday to this Friday, from Thursday, September 28, to Saturday, September 30, and on Monday, October 3, and Tuesday, October 4, There will be no road closures but to facilitate filming members of An Garda Síochána will be operating a Stop/Go system on either Main Street or Church Hill depending on which way the camera is facing.

Sanctuary S1 Television Productions DAC will endeavour to keep any disruption to local residents and businesses to a minimum, are responsible for the safety of all persons on the set and have therefore adopted strict COVID protocols that exceed the government guidelines in relation to the workplace.

Learn English

English classses in conjunction with Bray Area Partnership/Enniskerry Welcomes/Fáilte isteach start on Tuesday, September 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and will take place at the same time on Tuesdays thereafter in Powerscourt National School. Attendees must be aged 18 or over to attend. To apply contact enniskerrywelcomes@gmail.com Free conversation English Classes, Practice and improve your English Meet New People.


Brockagh Market & Car Boot

Come along on Sun Oct 8th to The Brockagh Market & Car Boot which is once a month on the 2nd Sun(except Jan/Feb). Open 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. All stallholders must pre book their space or no entry on the day.

Road Closure

Wicklow County Council wishes to advise the public that R764 (at the junction of the L5061 to the junction of R764 at Roundwood Village) will be closed between Monday 26th September and is due to reopen on 22nd October to facilitate works at Vartry reservoir.

Alternative route advised is L5061 road to Roundwood from the reservoir embankment. From Roundwood take the R755 and then the R763 towards Ashford. From Ashford the M11 can be taken as normal. Diversions and signage will be in place.

Laragh GAA

Well done to Laragh who won against Aughrim last Saturday evening to book a Fitzgerald Kitchens Junior A final place following an entertaining semi-final clash in Roundwood. They can now look forward to a Junior A final against either Ashford or Blessington.

Walking group in the Brockagh

On Monday mornings weekly at 10am join the Laragh walking group at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around the Glendalough area for approximately one hour. No need to book, just show up on the day.

Coffee Morning

Avon Motors are holding a coffee morning on Friday 23rd September from 10am to 12.30pm in aid of Wicklow Hospice and Rathdrum cancer support. Come along have a chat and a cuppa -with treats. All are welcome.

Wicklow National Park Event

Wicklow is home to a large population of wild deer so come along on to a Wicklow National Park Event on Sunday 16th October whenNational Park staff shall have telescopes set up on the Spinc walking trail between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

Anyone walking on this route is welcome to stop by, view the deer through the telescopes and discuss the deer and their ecology with our staff. At the Spinc and Glenealo Valley walking trail (white arrows), Glendalough. Participants are advised to visit to the Information Office (Upper Lake, Glendalough) to get directions to the telescopes before setting out.

Practicalities: The Spinc trail is a hillwalk and takes approximately 3 hours. All are welcome, although the hike may be too long for young children. Please note, that participants will not be escorted on the hike. Hiking boots and rain gear are recommended. Bring binoculars if you have them. All dogs must be kept on leads.

This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Co.) has a €4 charge. Booking is not necessary. For more information, please phone National Park Information Office 0404 45425.

New Zumba Class

Coming to the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh on the 14th of Sept, 7pm to 7.45pm. Walk in class, no need to book.

Brockagh Digital Hub

Join us in our shared working hub in the beautiful valley of Laragh & Glendalough with free parking, window views surrounding your work space and tea/coffee facilities.

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