Around the districts: Carnew, Coolboy, Enniskerry, Tinahely
Carnew: Birth - Congratulations to John and Anna Shine, Malton Park on the birth of their son. To Patrick and Mairead Keogh, Kilrush on the birth of their daughter.
Split the Pot
The winner of Scoil Aodan Naofa Carnew split-the-pot of November 9 was Fibi Nolan winning €271, tickets on sale from the school or local shops.
The next bingo is on Sunday, December 2, at 2.30 p.m. all welcome.
Tinahely Walking Club
Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks for the next two weeks. November 25: Turlough Hill, B, 16km, 4.5 hours. Meet at Tinahely 10 a.m. December 2: Glen of Imaal, B, 13km, four hours. Meeting point and time to be decided. As usual, please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food and drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.
My Fair Lady
Just a few more weeks for the cast and crew of Carnew Musical Society to put the polishing touches on their 52nd production, My Fair Lady based on Pygmalion by George B Shaw, book and lyrics - Lerner and Loewe. The show will be performed in St Brigid's Hall, Carnew from Monday, November 26 - Saturday, December 1.Coupled with a great storyline the show includes many favourites including: Wouldn't it be loverly, I could have danced all night, Get me to the church on time, The Ascot Gavotte, On the Street where you liveand With a little bit of luck to name but a few. Priority Booking,
Would you like to support? The cost of staging musicals is very high and Carnew Musical Society would not be in a position to stage Musicals without the continued support of local businesses and patrons for their sponsorship and patronage. Priority Booking tickets (which replaces the Associate Membership ticket) will be available from all committee and cast members at a cost of €17 each and will entitle you to priority booking for each seat purchased. If you would like to sponsor, a sponsor ticket will cost €40 and will admit two people and sponsors will have their names listed in the programme. Super Sponsor tickets are also available and please do contact us for more information about becoming a super sponsor. If you have not been approached for tickets and would like to purchase an Priority Booking or sponsorship ticket, or would like to place an advertisement in the programme, please contact 087 9323990 (this is not the booking number).
CARNEW MUSICAL SOCIETY SUPER DRAW: Also help with the cost of staging their annual show, Carnew Musical Society have a wonderful Super Draw each year and this year the prizes are: First Prize: Designer Necklace (Value €250) Sponsored by McGuire Diamonds, Gorey second prize €200 Sponsored by Ian Pearson, Orbital Fabrications UK third Prize: Super Christmas Hamper including Turkey (Value €150) Sponsored by O'Loughlins Poultry Products, Courtown. Fourth prize: €100 Fuel Voucher Sponsored by Glen Fuels, Gorey. The draw will take place after the final performance of My Fair Lady on Saturday, December 1.
Ballyellis Split the pot
Ballyellis National School split-the-pot winner for Friday, November 16, winner was Declan Andrews, Ballytarsna - winning €165. We thank everyone for supporting split-the-pot. Envelopes can be obtained from the School or any parent and from Ashling Walsh after weekend Masses in Askamore Church. Draws will take place every Friday morning in Ballyellis Schoo.l.
The annual lighting of the tree along with a visit from Santa and his friends is taking place on Sunday, December 2, at 6 p.m. If anyone is interested in getting involved on the night, please contact any committee member. Raffle cards for our annual Hamper Draw are now on sale in the post office, Sonny's and from any committee member. Lines are €2 each and all support is appreciated.
GAA Players Meeting
Following on from our AGM, a players meeting will take place this Friday, November 23, at 7.30 p.m. in Coolafancy Hall. All current players are asked to attend while new players are always welcome.
Powerscourt Tomorrow (Thursday): 10 a.m. - Holy Communion in Powerscourt Church.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - The Kingship of Christ: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Morning Prayer Two.
Mothers' Union: The AGM will take place tonight (Wednesday) in the hall at 8 p.m. at which we will review the activities of the past year and discuss plans for the coming sessions.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - The Kingship of Christ: 10 a.m. - Morning Prayer Two.
Powerscourt National School: This year's musical is 'The Snow Queen' and we look forward to performing it in December. All the senior pupils have been cast and we are beginning to learn lines and songs. This musical is based on Hans Christian Andersen's tale about Gerda's quest to save her brother from the Snow Queen.
We are delighted to hear that world-renowned soprano Niamh Murray and Concert Choir will return for another wonderful concert series in St Mary's on Saturday, December 15, and Sunday, December 16, The concerts were completely sold out last year, so to secure your tickets early this year you can call Margaret or Joyce in the parish offices Enniskerry 01 276 0030/Kilmacanogue 01 202 1882.
The next meeting of the Enniskerry History Society will take place at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel at which Carmel Cullen will present her lecture 'The History of Delia Murphy' - all welcome, admission €5.
Until then events which may of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Vincent Ruddy on 'Pre-Famine Dublin: A Calamity Waiting to Happen?' to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome - entrance €3; Saturdays Local History Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which the following lectures will take place - 'No Blood on the Ceiling: the story of Edward Ball' - Pól Ó Duibhir; 'Service Terminated; the last Trams from Dartry and Milltown, October 1948' - James Scannell; 'Frederick Douglas in Ireland' - Cecilia Hartsell; 'Aspects of the Skerries Irish Volunteer Company's reorganisation' - Frank Whearity; 'Remembering Our Referenda: the 1983 Referendum Campaign' - Mary Muldowney. All welcome - admission free; next Wednesdays 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. November 'Open Morning Meeting' of the Genealogical Society of Ireland in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome - contribution of €4 includes tea or coffee; the 6 p.m. meeting of the Old Dublin Society in Dublin City Library and Archive, Dublin two, at which Ken Finlay will present his lecture 'Charles Cameron - Saving the City' The AGM will follow this lecture. All welcome - admission free.
Members and Supporters of the Enniskerry Society are also reminded that the Old Bray Society has published a special limited issue of the Bray Historical Record - 'First World War Special Issue' which recalls those from the county who took part in this conflict. Over the counter copies available from the Town Hall Bookshop, 23 Florence Road, Bray.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
Opening hours for the library located on Church Road, Enniskerry, are - Tuesday and Friday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New members to the library are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further information or to renew books.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels 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 should contact Maoiliosa Kelly at 086 8322466 for further information.
Tinahely Walking Club
Details of Tinahely Walking Club Sunday walks for the next two weeks: November 25: Turlough Hill, B, 16km, 4.5 hours. Meet at Tinahely 10.00. December 2: Glen of Imaal, B, 13km, four hours. Meeting point and time to be decided. As usual, please ensure to wear proper walking boots, to bring adequate food and drink and to pack (or wear) rain gear.
Kilaveney Christmas Fair
Join us for our annual Kilaveney Christmas Fair on Sunday, November 25, in Tinahely Community Centre - 2 p.m. We are calling on parishioners to help make this event happen. We would be extremely grateful for donations of home baked cakes, bottles for bottle stall, raffle prizes, items for wheel of fortune and good quality bric-à-brac.
And of course Santa will be there. The draw will take place during the Christmas Fair. The annual Christmas draw is a vitally important fundraiser for the upkeep and maintenance of our parish and St Kevin's Church. Please take your draw card along to the Christmas Fair or return it to a member of the parish team. Thank you for your continued and generous support to our parish and St Kevin's Church. Come and join us for an afternoon of festive fun.
Crossbridge Christmas Fest
This year's Christmas Fest will take place on Sunday, December 2, in Crossbridge Hall. This annual church fundraiser will kick off at 2 p.m. with the arrival of Santa and Mrs Claus. An array of exciting Christmas crafts, games, face-painting and much more will follow. Why not join us for a fantastic family day?.
Tinahely ICA Guild held their meeting on November 15. Helen McDonnell presided over meeting in Kathleen Byrne, president Absence, secretary Breda Murphy read minutes of last meeting.
Everyone congratulating Breda Murphy on being Grandmother to her new grandson, Cristian, and Madge Kenny on being a Great Grandmother to her new Great Grandson Dexter. Reita Elliott gave us treasurers report. Helen McDonnell gave a report on an Alzheimer's meeting she attended in Ballycoog. Mary O'Connor and Sue Wardell gave a report on their trip to the jnitting and Stitching Show in the RDS. We are busy getting ready for the guild of the Year completion which will be held in the Woodenbridge Hotel on November 26.
We are preparing for our senior citizen Party which will be held in Murphy's Hotel at 1.30 p.m. on December 1. Please put this date in your diary as we will be looking forward to seeing all our senior citizens of the area for another great evening. There, you will have a beautiful three course dinner with entertainment and dancing with great gifts and raffle.
The competition for a decorated Candle was won by Helen McDonnell. A beautiful supper was hosted for the evening by Mary o Connor and Helen McDonnell.
Our December Guild meeting will be held on the December 14 in the Teagas Centre It will be our own Christmas party. All are welcome to come along. The competition will be held for the best Handmade Gift.
Knockananna car boot
The final car boot sale for 2018 will take place in the hall in Knockananna on Saturday, November 24. The hall will be open from 8 a.m. to allow people to setup. If you need a table, please come early as supply is limited. A pitch costs €10. If you are not selling, please come along anyway and see what is on offer, you never know what pre-loved treasure you might come across. And, if you are not buying or selling, come and have a cuppa and a chat with your neighbours.
We have had a wonderful year in Tidy Towns. We gained another 13 points in the competition this year, which is significant. We have enjoyed continued support at our monthly car boot sales which has kept the funding coming in. It is also a great opportunity for people to tell us what they really think, which, so far, has been really positive and appreciative.
We would like to thank everyone for their support and hard work. We wish you all a happy, peaceful Christmas and best wishes for 2019.