Around the Districts: Shankill

Alannah and Hudson O'Brien with Patricia Feely at the Bealtaine Celebration in the People's Park, Bray.

Bray People


St James’ COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday: 11am - Morning Praise Service. Further information from the Church website.

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.

Rathmichael COI Parish

Worship Services for this Sunday: 8.30am - Holy Communion; 11am Holy Communion; 7pm Compline.

Ascension Day tomorrow (Thursday): Join us tomorrow evening for a Service of Holy Communion at 8pm to celebrate the Feast of the Ascension.

Coffee and Cake: Coffee and cake takes place every Saturday morning from 11am to 12noon and is a lovely way to keep in touch with friends and parishioners. If you are passing by Rathmichael church on a Saturday morning - please drop in - we would love to see you.

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

Shankill Bible Church

Shankill Bible Church, Glenmaris, Eaton Wood Grove - Sunday Worship: 9.30am - Sunday School (3 to 12 years): 10am - Sunday Service. For further information see for further information.

St. Anne’s Parish

St. Anne’s Parish Website: The parish website is

St. Anne’s Parish Office: The Parish Office located in St. Anne’s Resource Centre is open between 9am and 12.30pm Monday to Friday email: or call 01-282 2277/ 01-282 2704.

Bookings for Baptisms: Bookings for Baptisms are now being accepted. Please call the Parish Office on 01-2822704 or 01-2822277 for more information.

Available from St. Anne’s Resource Centre: Available to purchase in St. Anne’s Resource Centre are Mass Cards, Prayer Booklets, Rosary Beads and Baptism Candles.

Masses: Weekday Masses are celebrated Monday to Friday at 10am, and on Saturday at 10am and 5pm (Vigil). Sunday Masses are celebrated at 10am, 12pm, and 6pm. On Holy Days of Obligation the Vigil Mass is celebrated at 7.30pm the previous evening and on the Holy Day at 10am,12Noon, and 7.30pm. All Masses are available online through the link “Watch Us Live”. St. Anne’s Church is open for private prayer. Church visitors should wear a face covering, observe social distancing, and use the hand sanitizer provided.

Mass time Change: The Saturday evening Vigil Mass is now celebrated at the earlier time of 5pm. We are looking for musicians and singers for this 5pm Mass. If you are interested please leave your details with the Parish Office in person, or by calling 01-2822277.

Parish Services on Webcam: All are welcome to view our services on the parish webcam

Family Offering: If you would like to contribute to the Family Offering, please contact the Parish office in St. Anne’s Resource Centre to arrange a Box of Envelopes. It is also possible to contribute through the donate button on the parish website.

Bethany Bereavement Ministry: We have a drop in service at St. Anne’s Resource Centre on the First Friday of each month at 10.30am. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary ministry and their counsellors are trained to listen and to help those bereaved and grieving. The service is free to all adults over 18 years. If you have suffered a loss and would like to speak with a member of the Bethany Bereavement Ministry team, please contact 01-282 2277. This is a FREE listening service provided by trained volunteers in the community. Bethany offers a safe and confidential environment for listening and sharing with others who understand in Anne’s Resource Centre, Shankill.

Lectio Divina Prayer Group: The Lectio Divina Prayer Group meets every Tuesday morning after 10am Mass, in St. Anne’s Resource Centre. All are welcome!

Shankill Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: If you wish to donate at any stage, you may do so by leaving a donation into St. Anne’s Resource Centre or using the QR code by scanning to your smart phone or I phone using the QR App. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please call 087-6962785. All calls are treated in strict confidence.

Parish Pilgrimage to Knock: The Parish Pilgrimage to the Knock Shrine will take place on the Feast of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles, Saturday May 27th. The trip will cost €25 per person, and there will be a stop on the journey down for tea and scones. Call the Parish Office on 01-2822704 to book a place.

Pallottine Pilgrimage to Lourdes: Takes place from Thursday July 27th to Monday July 31st. The cost of the trip, with Marian Pilgrimages, is €695 per person sharing. To book, please call Marian Pilgrimages on 01-8788159 and then once you have booked, call the Parish Office on 01-2822277 to let us know you are travelling with the group.

Children’s Liturgy: The Children’s Liturgy has resumed and will be held during 10am Mass every Sunday. The liturgy is prepared for children of primary school age (Junior Infants upwards), but of course all are welcome. Each week, children (accompanied by a parent/guardian) will be invited to gather at the left side entrance inside the church shortly after the start of Mass. They will go together to the Parish Centre in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, and will rejoin Mass in the church for the Offertory.

Cemetery Sunday: This year’s annual Remembrance Mass and Blessing of Graves will take place in Shanganagh Cemetery on Sunday May 28th at 3pm. We are looking for Stewards to help on the day. If you are available please contact the Parish Office, either in person, or call 01-2822704. 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. We are appealing for people to take public transport to the cemetery, and we ask those who live locally and who don’t need a car for transport to walk to the cemetery please. A collection will be taken up on the day to fund the sound system for the Cemetery Mass. We ask you to give generously please. There is also an option to donate online through the donate button on

The Secret Choir: The Secret Choir is appealing for musicians and new members. The choir sings at 6pm Mass every second Sunday. If you are interested in joining, please speak to Ger Fitzachary after one of these Masses.

Support Network: A support network for separated, divorced and re-married people has been set up by the St. Anne’s Parish community and is open to people of all faiths and none. All are welcome! Text: 087-3814213 or email: All communications are guaranteed to be completely confidential.

‘The Letter’: There will be a screening of Pope Francis’ ‘The Letter’ next Tuesday night at 7pm in St. Anne’s Resource Centre, followed by refreshments and discussion. This is another chance to see Pope Francis’ invitation to five people around the world living with climate change, to come and tell him of their experience, hopes and fears. All are welcome.

Save the Date: We are having a Parish Picnic on Sunday June 11th after the 12 Noon Mass. This is the chance to celebrate as a Parish in our lovely church grounds. It will be what we make of it. Ideas and enthusiasm are welcome. Please contact the Parish Office if you can assist.

Ballybrack-Killiney Parish: Confirmation: Confirmations will take place in this parish, this weekend. We ask the Holy Spirit to bless all the children, their families and sponsors. Building Hope Pray, Reflect, Plan: Let us join together across the Dublin Archdiocese, in praying our Novena Prayer to the Holy Spirit during the nine days from Ascension through Pentecost to the Feast of Mary Mother of the Church, May 21st 29th.

St. Brigid’s Parish, Cabinteely: Weekday Masses are celebrated in St. Brigid’s Church, Cabinteely on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10am, No Mass on Wednesday. On Bank Holidays Mass is celebrated at 11am. At weekends the Vigil Mass is celebrated at 5.30pm (Saturday). Sunday Mass times are 10am and 12.30pm. Appointments: Fr. Aquinas Duffy has been appointed as Parish Priest of the Parishes of Wicklow and “Kilbride and Barndarrig” with effect in July ‘23. Fr. Donal Roche, current Parish Priest of Wicklow and “Kilbride and Barndarrig” and Episcopal Vicar for the Deaneries of Wicklow, Bray and Donnybrook, has been appointed Moderator of the Parishes of Cabinteely and Johnstown--Killiney with responsibility for the pastoral development of the new town of Cherrywood. Fr. John Sinnott will remain in his position as a Co-Parish Priest to the parishes of Cabinteely and Johnstown--Killiney.

Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish, Dalkey: Masses: On Sundays at 8.45am, 10.15am (Family Mass), 12.00pm. Vigil Mass is 6pm Saturday (Taizé/Gospel Choir); Daily Mass: 10am.The Rosary: The Rosary is said after 10am Mass on weekdays. Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Will take place on next Tuesday instead of next Monday as the Church is in use.

Our Lady of Good Counsel - Johnstown/Killiney Parish: Ordinary Week Day Mass Times: 10am; Saturday Vigil Mass at 6pm; Sunday: 10am and 11.30am.

Our Lady of Victories Sallynoggin Parish: Mass Times: Monday: 9am and 6.30pm; Tuesday to Saturday: 9am only; Sunday: 9am, 11am, 1pm and 5pm. Confessions: These are heard on Saturdays from 10.30am to 11.30am and from 4.30pm to 5.30pm.

St. Michael’s Church, Dun Laoghaire: Mass Times: Monday to Friday: 10am; Saturday:10am and 6pm Vigil Mass; Sunday: 9am, 10am (Irish Mass), 11.30am, and 1pm.

Shankill Library

Opening hours are 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays; and 2pm to 8pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, open on alternate Fridays and Saturdays the library will be open this Friday but closed this Saturday. Computer use is available. Online services including e-books, audio-books, digital magazines and newspapers and e-learning are available via the library website. The library can be contacted at 01-2823081 or by email at: Book borrowers can renew their books online at any time.

Drawing for Beginners (Adults) with Nicola Sedgwick takes place this Friday from 10.30am to 12pm. In this class participants will learn the basics of drawing and shading. All materials provided. Numbers are limited so booking is required call 01-2823081 or email:

Rathmichael Historical Society

The Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill and the surrounding area, is always interested in new members and offers three levels of membership Individual (€25), Family (€30) and Student (€5). The simplest way to join the Society is via its web page:; send a cheque to the Honorary Treasurer, Rathmichael Historical Society, Gort na nÉan, Dublin Road, Shankill, Dublin 18; Please include your name, address and email.

Members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society are asked to note that the following events will take 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=EF=BB=BF 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.

First Saturday Book Sale

The June First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association will take place in the Shankill Day Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10am to 1pm on Saturday June 3rd and all are welcome to attend. This will be an excellent opportunity to obtain some first class reading material for during the Summer. Donations of books, which must be in a clean and good condition appreciated.

Shankill Bridge Club

Shankill Bridge Club meets in St. Anne’s Resource Centre on Monday afternoons at 2pm, except on Bank Holiday Mondays, New members are welcome no playing partner needed.

Community Walks

Shankill Tidy Towns Community Walks - Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens. Meet this Saturday at 9.30am, outside Brady’s Pub, Main Street, Shankill.

Travelling by bus to Kilmacurragh Botanical Gardens, Co. Wicklow, for a guided tour of the gardens. Optional visit to the coffee shop afterwards. Advance booking is essential - email: Contribution is €10 to be paid on the day.