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Around the Districts: Enniskerry and Roundwood


Robyn Lynch, Heather Kestell, Cara Butler, Anna Craig, Scott Brien, Katie Keating, Leah Patterson, April Harty and Arrianna Zeller at the Coláiste Ráithín Sports Day.

Robyn Lynch, Heather Kestell, Cara Butler, Anna Craig, Scott Brien, Katie Keating, Leah Patterson, April Harty and Arrianna Zeller at the Coláiste Ráithín Sports Day.

Robyn Lynch, Heather Kestell, Cara Butler, Anna Craig, Scott Brien, Katie Keating, Leah Patterson, April Harty and Arrianna Zeller at the Coláiste Ráithín Sports Day.



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: 11.30 a.m. All Age Service.

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Service of Worship in St Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, for this Sunday Trinity Sunday: 9.45 a.m. Holy Communion 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.

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.

Curtlestown Cemetery Maintenance: The cutting of the grass in Curtlestown Cemetery will continue tonight (Wednesday) from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. The volunteers in recent years have been mostly in their 70’s and older – could you please encourage some younger family members to help them. Please bring strimmers, rakes and big bags for cutting, collecting and disposing of the grass. Thanking you, in anticipation.

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) Ringsend and District Historical Society will hold a Bloomsday lecture ‘James Joyce, Dublin Bay and Ringsend’ by Cormac F Lowth at 11 a.m. in Ringsend Library, Dublin – places allocated on a first-come basis; next Monday morning Dublin City Libraries Kevin Street Library, Dublin, will host a ‘Collection of Your Tenement Memories’ by 14 Henrietta Street from 10 a.m. to midday all welcome; next Thursday Dr Mary Muldowney will present her lecture ‘The Irish Civil War Part 1: From Treaty Talks to Fire at the Four Courts’ at 6.30 p.m. in Dublin City Libraries – Central Library, Ilac Centre, Henry Street, Dublin one – booking required – email centrallibrary@dublincity.ie, call 01 222 8300, or via eventbrite.ie.

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


Music in Calary

The second concert of our 2022 series will be at 8 pm on Friday 24 June in Calary Church when the performers will be Maria Ryan and Jane Hackett (violins), Beth McNinch (viola), Katie Tertell and Annette Cleary (cellos) from Musici Ireland together with Eamonn Sweeney (guitar). For details of their programme or to book tickets, which are €18 and €15 for concessions, please email derekneilson@eircom.net or ring John on (01) 2818146.

Golf Society

Results from our outing to Palmerstown G.C. on Saturday June 4th. First: Declan Carstairs 30pts. Second: Dave Bury 29pts. Third: Margaret Bolger 29pts. Fourth: Darren Meaney 28pts. Fifth: Danielle Singleton 28pts. Class 1 First: Brendan Brady 28pts, Second: Ian McAulay 26pts. Class 2 First: Mick Bolger 25pts, Second: Peter Ward 25pts. Class 3 First: Deirdre Carroll 24 pts, Second: Richie Cullen 23pts. Front Nine: Eoin Mason 14 pts. Back Nine: Tony Byrne 18pts. Nearest the Pin: Deirdre Carroll. Visitor’s Prize: A Lawless 30pts.

Next outing is in Woodenbridge G.C on July 24th playing for Mr President Tim Cronin’s Prize.


Results of the draw held on Sunday 12th June. There was no jackpot winner. The numbers drawn were 2, 13, 14 & 20. There were six match three winners, Triona Snell, J McDermott, J McDermott, Jimmy Doyle, Mick & Deirdre Thomson. Next week’s jackpot will be €17,800.

Social Whist

Next Whist Wednesday 15th June at 8pm in the new parish hall come along and enjoy a night of cards with us.

Jenny’s Pre-School

Jenny’s Pre-School Moneystown has a limited number of places left for September 2022 and are now taking enrolments for 2023. Enquiries to jennyspreschoolmoneystown@gmail.com


Aikido is a non-competitive Japanese Martial Art for Flexibility, Coordination, Relaxation and Self Defense. Instructor Joe McHugh 5th Dan Aikido Aikikai. Starting at Moneystown Community Hall. Wednesdays 7.30 adults only on 15th June 2022 (Beginners especially Welcome) Cost €8 (€5 unemployed). For information Contact 086/101 96 68


Active retirement bingo will take place in Annamoe Community Hall on Sunday 26th June at 3pm. Everyone is welcome.

Country Music

The Westport Country Music Break is from 23-28 October 2022. 5 nights 6 days music every night and tours to Achill Island, Galway and Leenane. All in price €499 pp sharing. €100 extra for Singles. Dinner B&B. Deposit of €200 and names before 15th July 2022 and remaining money to be paid in full by 15th of August 2022.For further information, Contact Susan at 087 6273032

Set dancing

Roundwood set dancing has resumed on Thursday nights in the parish hall starting at 9pm. We look forward to welcoming back our usual dancers and also any new comers if they would like to join us, are always welcome. Admission €5.

45 Card game

45 Card Game every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at 8pm. Teas served. All are welcome.

Mobile Library

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 16th June from 10am until 11.15am and also from 2.10pm until 4.30pm. Come along and join the library. It’s a free service and is a fantastic way to pick up any book that suits your reading interests.

Cancer Support

Our centre is now open. Hospital transport is being provided as per usual. Counselling for cancer sufferers and their family is available. Reflexology, massage and other therapies are available also. If you would like any further information regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to contact us on 086 1534011 or call into the office for a chat.

Local notes

If you have an item or news that you would like to include in the Roundwood Notes contact Margaret Bolger the email address is mgtbolger@gmail.com