Around the Districts: Enniskerry and Roundwood

Paige De Paor with Tamar and Harry Golding enjoying the Djouce Mountain Market.

Bray People


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 Pentecost Sunday: 11.30am Holy Communion 2.

Service of Worship in St. Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, for this Sunday–Pentecost Sunday: 9.45am Morning Prayer 1.

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

Christ Church Bray Summer Fete 2023: Takes place this Saturday from 10.30am to 2.30pm in the church grounds, Church Road, Bray, with a grand raffle, live music, bbq, tea, coffee, cakes, face painting , bouncy castle, plants, tool sharpening, gifts, handbags, cosmetic, jewellery, books, toys and games, and furniture. A fun day out for all the family. Admission is €2 for adults, children free.

Good News: The joint prayer services between Enniskerry parish and Powerscourt parish are back. They will continue to be held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. The first one will be on Wednesday June 7th in St Patrick’s Church at 10am. The theme will be ‘Creation’. Coffee in the distillery afterwards, of course

St. Mary’s Church

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

Facebook Page: There is a facebook page for the parish of Enniskerry, incorporating all four churches which facebook users will find 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 & Glencree) Parish Office opening times: Monday to Friday: 10am to 1pm; email:; or call 01-2760030.

St. Mochonog’s Parish Office opening times: Monday: 9am to 2pm, Tuesday: (by phone) 10am to 1pm, Wednesday: 10am to 2pm, Thursday (by phone) 10am to 1pm. Closed Friday.

Parish Churches Schedule of Masses: Enniskerry–St Mary’s: Saturday evening 6pm; Sunday 11am. Weekday mass at Enniskerry is at 10.15am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday–lay led prayer service on Wednesday and Saturday at 10.15 am. Masses in Curtlestown and Kilmacanogue are on Sunday at 10am. Mass in Glencree is at 9am on the first Sunday each month.

Down Time Thursday–Whole Parish: Why not pop into. St Mary’s church for some quiet time on the last Thursday of each month. This month it will be tomorrow (Thursday) from 7pm to 9pm. You can sit in silence with candlelight and gentle music. Take a few minutes for yourself and just “be”. Light a candle, say a prayer. Just sit if that’s what you need.

Good News: The joint prayer services between Enniskerry parish and Powerscourt parish are back. They will continue to be held monthly on the first Wednesday of each month. The first one will be on Wednesday June 7th in St Patrick’s Church at 10am. The theme will be ‘Creation’. Coffee in the distillery afterwards, of course

For Your Attention: The mural for the family friendly space at the back of the church will be blessed at our next Meet and Greet Mass on Sunday June 4th. Please come along to celebrate with the artist. Thank you so much Doreen for giving your time and talent to the parish community. Two members of our new funeral ministry team will be commissioned at our next Meet and Greet Mass on June 4th. Please come and give them your support if you can. We are still in need of help with catering for our Meet and Greet Masses. Please speak to Phil or Tim after Mass if you feel you would like to be part of the team.

A new website is in the planning stages for our parish partnership, and we are gathering information from parishioners so that we can create the most useful and dynamic website to assist in growing our parish. To help us with our survey please take one on your way out and fill it in now , if possible, or return it next week please

Rosary: A group from the parish meets every Wednesday evening, on Zoom, from 7.30pm to 8pm, to pray the Rosary. Please call or message 087-4189 338, to be added to the group or for further information.

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

Cemetery Sunday in Shanganagh Cemetery: The annual Shanganagh Cemetery Remembrance Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place this Sunday at 3pm. The location of the Altar has moved to a new area, near to the railway bridge. To get to the Altar, turn left at the cemetery gates and continue straight ahead. Where possible, people should take public transport to the cemetery.

A collection will be taken up on the day to fund the sound system for the Cemetery Mass. There is also an option to donate online through the donate button on

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

St. Anne’s Church, Shankill: On Saturdays a Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5pm in St. Anne’s Church. All are welcome.

History Society

Members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are asked to note the following events that are taking place in the week ahead tomorrow (Thursday) Cora McDonagh will present ‘For the Gratification of the Public and the Promotion of the Fine Arts: Old Masters Exhibitions in 19th century Dublin’ at 8pm to the Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society in Rathmines Town Hall, Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Members free / visitors €4–Swan Car Park Evening Rate is €3 from 5 p.m. to Midnight; next Tuesday Cormac Moore will present a lecture ‘An Overview of 1923’ at 6.30pm in the Conference Room, Dublin City Library & Archive, 144 Pearse Street, Dublin. Admission is free but as places are limited booking is required via:;next Wednesday Gerry Foley will present ‘Balscannan, past and present’ at 8pm to the Balbriggan & District Historical Society in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin. All are welcome–admission is €5 for non-members.

Enniskerry Library

Opening hours are Tuesday 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4.30pm; Wednesday: 2pm to 4.30pm & 6pm to 8pm; Friday: 10.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 4.30pm; Saturday: 10am to 2.30pm. 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: On-line services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available from the library website.

Enniskerry GAA

Enniskerry Juvenile football training takes place on Friday evenings from 7-8pm. Training is for U6, U7, U9 and U11. All players must have a gum shield. Come on up and try out, have some fun, learn new skills and make new friends. You can contact us on Facebook (Enniskerry GAA Club) or Instagram (enniskerrygaa).


The Charabanc Social Gatherings for Senior Citizens have recommenced in the Parochial Hall in the Village. They are on every second Friday afternoon from 2.30pm to 4.30pm. The next gathering will be this Friday. All Senior citizens are welcome to attend.

Enniskerry Welcomes - update

We are delighted to announce that we have at last been offered a house for rent in Enniskerry for a refugee family. We have been searching for a house for a long time, and finding one now means we can now complete the final part of the Community Sponsorship project to welcome a family into our community. It may be several weeks or months before the family arrives as there is a lot of paperwork to get through.

In the meantime we are organising our annual walk in the Enniskerry community on Sunday June 25th to mark World Refugee Day, and we encourage as many of you as possible to join us (details to be shared shortly on our website and Facebook page).

Finally, we would like to thank everybody in the community for your generosity and support over the last two and a half years. Our work would not have been possible without you. Keep up-to-date on our website, and on our Facebook page, Enniskerry Welcomes.


Roundwood & District Athletic Club

Roundwood athletes on a winning streak in Wicklow County Track & Field Competition.Well done to all the athletes in Roundwood & District Athletic Club who competed so well in the Wicklow County Track & Field which was held in Greystones on Friday May 5, Saturday May 6 and Wednesday May 10.

The club’s youngest athletes (Iosa Conboy, Sinead Byrne, Ely Davis, Levi Conboy, Jack Lowe, Emilia Lawlor, Beau Rave, Aoife Mulligan, Ely Conboy, Art Davis, Colm Byrne, James Rooney, Rose Lowe, Roisin Donelon, Darragh Gaskin and Brian Óg Higgins) took part in the awards scheme, competing in four events: the 60m sprint, distance race (200m to 500m), Long Jump and Turbo Javelin. Medals for the award scheme are secured on the basis of performance across all four events and Roundwood’s young athletes proved to be true all-rounders with gold, silver and bronze medals scooped. Full awards scheme results to follow.

Medal winners for the individual events for the older athletes (aged u12 upwards) throughout the competition included: Jess O’Connor Gold for the U13 Girls 600m, 200m sprint and 1000m; Kelan Lawlor - Bronze in U13 Boys 200m sprint and Long Jump; Ciaran Mulligan: Gold in the U12 Boys High Jump; Silver in the U12 Long Jump; Charlotte Dodd Gold in the U13 Girls Long Jump; Silver for the High Jump, Silver in the 80m sprint;

Jack Higgins Silver in the U14 Boys 80m Sprint and Long Jump; Aoibhínn Higgins Silver in the U15 High Jump and U15 300m; Lara Lawlor Silver in the U14 Girls 800m; Jake McKenna Silver in U15 High Jump and U15 Shot Putt; Alan McGrath Gold in the U15 Boys 100m Sprint and High Jump, Silver in the Javelin.

Strong performances were also exhibited by the following athletes throughout the competition: Charlotte Rooney (U12) in the 200m and 600m, Aoife Brock (U13) in the 80m sprint and 200m, Elliot Smyth in the U13 Long Jump, and Ellen Medlycott in the U14G 1500m.Well done to everyone!

Active Retirement

There will be no Bingo in June. Roundwood ARA day trip to Belfast Monday 14th August cost €90 per head this includes Entrance fee to Titanic Museum, Guided Tour of Belfast, stop off for tea and scones on the way and 2 course dinner on the way back. All enquiries to Mary at 087 6595381

School celebrating 100 years

Roundwood National School is celebrating 100 years this year and are collecting photos over the 100 years. If you have 6th class group photos, junior infants group photos, group photos of confirmations, communions, group outings and special events or any other items of interest in relation to the schools, please contact

Glendalough Pilgrim Walks

Following the tradition of pilgrimage, a series of walks has been organised to mark St Kevin’s Day on Saturday 3rd June in Glendalough. Participants will walk towards Glendalough following a choice of 7 different routes which will merge along the way with other walkers from the same area.

Area A Route 1 Glenmalure: Leader: Carmel O’Toole 087 4165298. Route 2: Ballinabarney/Greenane Leaders: Sean Dunne 086 8937650 Jimmy Devitt 087 7832870

Area B Route 3: Annamoe: Leader: Robbie Carter 085 8118198 Route 4: Glenmacnass: Leader: Ann Nolan 086 0851665

Area C Route 5: Trooperstown Leader: Andrew Doyle 086 8370088 Route 6: Clara Vale Leader: Ann O Brien 085 1102220

Area D Route 7: Wicklow Gap Leader: Sr Breda Ahearn 087 2446601

If you’re thinking of walking all you need to do is- Pick one of the routes and then contact the group leader who will give you the details on the route’s length, starting time, location etc. Each person will walk all or part of their chosen route finishing with a ‘gathering’ of walkers sharing refreshments at the Hermitage Centre near St Kevin’s Church, Laragh around 1pm.

Social Whist

Next whist is Wednesday May 24th at 8pm in the Parish Hall.

Blessing of the graves

Roundwood Cemetery blessing of the graves will take place on Friday 16th June at 7.30 pm

Mobile Library

Wicklow County Council Mobile Library will be in Roundwood Village on Thursday 1st 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.

Johnstown Castle Tour

There will be a day trip to Johnstown castle Wexford on Saturday 27th May 2023. Leaving Roundwood at 8.30 am via Ashford. Price includes tea scones on arrival.

Tickets to castle garden museum bus and car show and dinner on the way home. Price €90 names ASAP. To book contact Susan on 0876273032

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje

Pilgrimage leaves on October 4th for a week. Accompanied by Spiritual Director. Cost of both dates is € 799.00. Insurance is optional. For more information and booking: Contact Group Leader - Mary King on 087 2185067

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