Around the Districts: Enniskerry

Ger Gilroy, Beth Holmes, Miriam McKeever and Margaret Ryan at the Delgany ICA Guild Coffee Morning in aid of the Alzheimer Society of Ireland.

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: 11.30am All Age Service.

Service of Worship in St. Brigid’s Church, Kilbride, for this Sunday: 9.45am Holy Communion 2.

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 in the church grounds, Church Road, Bray, on Saturday May 27th from 10.30am to 2.30pm 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.

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.

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. 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

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: today (Wednesday) Catherine Scuffil will present ‘The Dolphin’s Barn Brickworks’ at 2pm in Walkinstown Library, Percy French Road, Crumlin, Dublin 12. Admission is free but booking is required–book in branch, call 01-222889 or email:; James Scannell will present ‘John Hinde and his Picture Postcards of South County Dublin’ at 8pm to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All are welcome–admission is €5; tomorrow (Thursday) Peadar Curran will present ‘A History of Dalkey Island’ at 8pm to the Bray Cualann Historical Society in the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray, Co. Wicklow, All are welcome admission for non-members is €8; on Saturday evening Noel Gaskin will present ‘Come for a drink with Brendan Behan’ at 7.30pm in the Eblana Club, 3 Eblana Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. Admission is free but booking required via; next Tuesday night Dr. Dr Máire Kennedy will present the 26th Annual Gilbert Lecture, ‘Documenting Dublin’s History: John T. Gilbert as a book collector’ at 7pm in The Oak Room at The Mansion House, Dublin. This will be followed by a discussion led by the City Archivist, Lorraine McLoughlin. Registration is required and can be made via on Eventbrite.

The attention of members and supporters of the Society is drawn to a new book ‘Military Archives A History’ by Daniel Ayiotis skilfully explores how the Military Archives developed out of the vision almost a century ago of a handful of far-sighted military and civilians. That small visionary group saw the need to preserve Ireland’s military records. Their vision became today’s outward facing and internationally renowned Military Archives, the place of deposit for records relating to the Defence Forces and the Department of Defence. In exploring its history, he has shown, to quote President Michael D. Higgins, ‘the fundamental importance of the Military Archives towards our understanding of the founding events of the state’ and indeed, of the century that has followed.

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: Online 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—4.30pm. The next gathering will be on Friday May 26th. All Senior citizens are welcome to attend.