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Around the Districts: Enniskerry to Laragh-Glendalough


Una Twyford, Joanne Keane and Muriel Caslin O'Hagan at the performance of 'As You Like It' at Kilruddery House.

Una Twyford, Joanne Keane and Muriel Caslin O'Hagan at the performance of 'As You Like It' at Kilruddery House.

Una Twyford, Joanne Keane and Muriel Caslin O'Hagan at the performance of 'As You Like It' at Kilruddery House.



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 Eight Sunday after Trinity: 11.30 a.m. Morning Prayer two.

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Service of Worship in St Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, for this Sunday – The Eight Sunday after Trinity: 9.45 a.m. Holy Communion1.

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.

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).

Parish Pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island: Margaret Blackbyrne and Mary Driver are hoping to organise a pilgrimage to Our Lady’s Island for the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Holy Day on August 15 this year. An indication for those interested in taking part is needed as soon as possible so that a bus can be organised. On that day it is intended to depart from the village at 10.30 a.m. with a pick-up in Kilmacanogue at around 10.50 a.m. En route home there will be a stop for the evening meal as was done in previous years. Contact Margaret in the parish office at 01 2760030 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday to Friday, or Mary at 086 1924995.

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.

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 the Medal Society of Ireland will hold a ‘Medals, Militaria and Collectibles Fair’ from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co. Dublin all are welcome; at 11 a.m. there is a free guided Wicklow Heritage Trail walk in Wicklow Town meet outside the Wicklow Tourist Office, Fitzwilliam Square, Wicklow Town all are welcome, while next Tuesday night the Genealogical Society of Ireland will host ‘The Irish in the 1921 Census of England and Wales’ by Brian Donovan at 8 p.m. on Zoom – members only.

The attention of members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society is drawn to the latest issue of ‘History Ireland’ magazine which includes the following articles ‘Redeeming Dev, damming Griffith: Packenham’s Peace by Ordeal’ by Colum Kenny; ‘Ireland’s Own healthy, fireside reading’ by Nicholas Rossiter; ‘The arrival of the National Army in Clew Bay, July 24, 1922’ by Myles Mac Evilly; ‘Findimg Burial Records’ by Fiona Fitzsimons; ‘Meadb steam locomotive no. 800’ by Lar Joye; and ‘100 Years Ago Deaths of Irish patriots: Brugha, Griffith, Collins’ by Joseph EA Connell, Jr.

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.

Fernhill Park Walks

As part of the dlr County Council ‘summer of Heritage 2022’ programme of events, free guided 60-minute walks of Fernhill Park will take place at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 7, Sunday, August 14, Sunday, August 21, and Sunday, August 28, Tours are limited to 15 persons per tour, with advance booking required via webcloudeone, com/dlrheritageevents.

The well-known gardens at Fernhill were laid out by the Darley family and for many years were open to the public by the Walker family. This tour looks at the history of the Fernhill gardens and explores some of the stories that lie behind some of the various garden features.

This walk is an outdoor event and not wheelchair accessible or suitable for dogs. Booked participants meet at the gateway to Fernhill at the roundabout at Belmaine, Enniskerry Road. Bus stops are 7291 (Enniskerry Road Rectory) route 47 towards Poolbeg Street, Dublin, and 3473 (Kilgobbin Heights, Inver House) routes 44 towards Enniskerry.


Heritage Week Free Event

Pattern Day Walk to Lady’s Well Carrick Mountain on Sunday, August 14, at 6 p.m. Meeting at: Moneystown School, A98VF83. The walk is approximately 9km in total. The well is marked on the Neville Maps of 1870 but the pattern day ended in 1798 till revived in 2013. The Walk includes a short talk in Pre-Christian and Christian traditions of the well, poetry and music. Refreshments afterwards in Moneystown Community Hall. Open to adults and accompanied children. No dogs allowed. Any queries to Rosaleen Durkin rosaleendurkin8@gmail.com.

Scrap Metal Week

From Monday, August 15, to August 30 you can drop your metal scrap up to the back of the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh (fundraiser for the Brockagh Resource Centre). Some of the items you can bring are Biscuit tins, steel oil tanks, steel window frames, steel coal bunkers, car batteries, radiators, Solid fuel cookers, Sheep wire, bicycles, old cars without the tyres, steel wheel barrows, golf irons, etc. No Fridges, Freezers, Cookers, Timber, Plastics or Tyres. Once the scrap is on the premises it cannot be removed by the public. CCTV is in operation for 24 hours. For more info call 040445600 or email us at brockaghoffice@gmail.com.

Brockagh Market and Car Boot

The Brockagh Market and Car Boot is once a month on the second Sunday (except Jan/Feb). Next market August 14 to August 

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.

Shared Workspace in the Brockagh Hub

The Brockagh Resource Centre has a new remote working hub catered 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 three free days of hub use per person. Vouchers will be valid till 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.

All bookings to be made through connectedhubs.ie. Brockagh Hub is open Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 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 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 0404 45600.

AA Meetings (Ongoing)

Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night.

The Spirit of the River: a Quest for the Kingfisher.

Listen to the story of Declan’s quest to see and study kingfishers and his experiences with other wildlife along the river. Declan Murphy (Wicklow-based author, speaker and birdwatcher) talk is on Thursday, August 4, at 7.30 p.m. Free but booking essential. To book, email wickloweducationcentre@housing.gov.ie. Lectures will be held at the National Park Education Centre, Miners’ Road, A98AP99. Education Centre Tel: 0404 45656 (Monday to Friday)

Information Office Tel: 0404 45425 (10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., seven days a week). Email at wickloweducationcentre@housing.gov.ie, wicklowmountainsnationalpark.ie.

Parking at County Council Upper Lake car park, A98W778 (charges apply).

Yoga Classes With Louise

Back in the Brockagh Resource Centre on September 15t. Call Louise at 087 6032202 to book your space this autumn. Booking is essential.

Chair/Seated Yoga: Tis is suitable for those who find a regular yoga class too strenuous, are recovering from injury or illness or are generally less active and mobile. Classes from 11.30 to 12.30 p.m.

Vinyasa Yoga: This practice will provide gentle stretching, improved strength and flexibility, as well as help students to find balance and calm in everyday life. Classes from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Tidy Towns

We hope you enjoy our new seating funded by Laragh Glendalough Tidy Towns. Big thank you to Martin Stacey and Christopher Merrigan for their help with this TT project. Seating locations are Trooperstown Wood entrance, Knockfin and on Glendalough road. Take a minute and have a rest when you’re out for a walk.

Our next tidy up date is Thursday, August 4, at 7 p.m. As usual, meet opposite Lynhams and we will have the area tidy in no time at all.