Wednesday 16 October 2019

Around the districts: Coolboy, Donard, Enniskerry, Glenealy

Tony Kenny, Catherine Murray and John Campbell at the BNI Imperial Chapter meeting at The Avon, Blessington
Tony Kenny, Catherine Murray and John Campbell at the BNI Imperial Chapter meeting at The Avon, Blessington

Coolboy: Community field AGM - The Coolboy community field AGM is on Sunday, October 20, at 7 p.m. in the parish hall.

Fundraiser table quiz

Please support the upcoming fundraising table quiz for the Coláiste Bhríde Student Concert Band's trip to France. The quiz will take place in the Little Moon on Friday, October 4, at 8.30 p.m. Cost for adults €10 and €5 for students. There will also be a raffle on the night.



The local Wednesday evening walk from the community hall in Donard starts at 7.30 p.m. Anyone, who would like to walk for approximately an hour is very welcome along.

Hospice coffee morning

hospice coffee morning held on Thursday the 19th raised €1,080 for St Brigid's on the Curragh. Pat and Eric Hanbidge would like to thank everyone who supported this event in any way. The following were raffle winners: Janey Barrett, Mary Manley, Mary O'Neill, Bridy O'Neill, Ken Hanbidge, Scott Finlay, Molly Redding, Betty Eager, and Tim and Helen O'Leary.

Football lotto

There was no winner of the lotto jackpot last week so it now stands at 11, €100. Amy Butler and Peter Plant matched three and won €100 each.

Creenie Foley Tribute

What started out as a lovely idea to remember Creenie, our former committee member, culminated in two very successful walks on Sunday, September 22. Despite a damp start on the day, 44 people went up Lug and almost 150 did the Coan/Colliga walk. It was a very social occasion with everyone enjoying tea and sandwiches (all donated by the committee and family) and music etc. back at Fenton's. It was a fitting tribute to Creenie. During the day we received a massive €3,550 in donations to Davidstown Church Roof Fund.



Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Holy Communion Two.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday: 10 a.m. - Holy Communion Two.

St Mary's Church

New Website: The parish of the Immaculate Heart of Mary has its own website. Please check out '' for the latest information about our parish.

Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament: Kilmacanogue - First Wednesday of each month in St Mochonog's Church, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Enniskerry - After 10.15 a.m. Mass each Friday morning in St Mary's Church.

Parish Pastoral Council: Last Sunday Patricia Carroll of the Diocesan Office for Evangelisation addressed parishioners in Enniskerry, Curtlestown, and Kilmacanogue at all Masses at which she explained the role of the Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) and invited parishioners to prayerfully consider being open to nomination, and nominating others. Nomination Forms, containing further information, are available in the church this week for those who were not present this Sunday. Boxes were placed at the back of the church from last Sunday on and nominations should be returned by this Sunday. Patricia will provide a half-day of training for those considering a call to serve on the PPC This will take place on Saturday, October 12, from 11.15 a.m. to 2.15 p.m. approximately. The day will begin with Mass in St Mary's Enniskerry at 10.15 a.m.

Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima: Come to the Church of Laurence O'Toole, Roundwood, Co. Wicklow, to honour Our Lady. Ceremonies are held on the 13th of each month to October from midday to 4.30 p.m. Bus enquiries to 01 281 8119; all other inquiries to 01 280 6677.

Legion of Mary - Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 11.30 a.m. every Tuesday in the sacristy of St Mochonog's. New members are most welcome. Group recite the Rosary on the first Saturday of each month at midday at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link. to view website.

History Society

Meetings of the Enniskerry History Society, which meets under the guidance of its president John Callan, will resume at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, October 10, in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel when James Scannell will present his lecture 'A Brief History of the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) 1876-1958' in which he will provide an outline history of this major Irish railway company.

In the meantime some events taking place are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Michael Purser about 'Jellett, O'Brien, Purser and Stokes: Four Grandparents' Families over Seven Generations' to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €5; this Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 'War of Independence Seminar', featuring various speakers covering different aspects of this conflict, in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Pearse Street, Dublin two, as part of the Dublin 2019 Festival of History - all welcome - admission free; next Mondays 7.30 p.m. talk by Professor Graema Warren on 'For Greatness Resembling a Mountain: recent archaeological research in Glendalough' to the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland in the Helen Roe Theatre, Society House, 63 Merrion Square South, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and next Wednesday night's 6 p.m. lecture by Christopher Moriarty on 'The Liffey's place in the development of Dublin' to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free.

Further information about the Enniskerry History Society available from John Callan at 01 2867853.

Enniskerry Library

Opening hours for the library 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.

Craft Fair

A Craft Fair takes place in the Parochial Hall, Enniskerry, on Sundays from 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Enniskerry 100

Some of the helpers at the aeridheacht and sports held in Kilmacanogue on Sunday, September 21, 1919, at which Mr Seán Etchingham, TD, gave the opening address, included - Miss Synnott, Miss White, Mrs Steele, Miss Toole, Miss Lowry, Miss Cahill, Mrs James Synnott, Mr William Joycelin, Mr J Fisher, Mr John Keenan, Mr Mr. Joseph Synnott, Mr Thomas Toole, Mr W White, and Mr John Lowry.


Glenealy Card Drive

45 Card drive will be on in Glenealy Village Hall this Thursday night, October 3. Whist partner card drive will be on the following Thursday night October 10 - both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.

Crois Dearg Drama

Crois Dearg Drama group present their hilarious comedy 'Widows Paradise' by Sam Cree on Saturday and Sunday, October 5, and six, at 8 p.m. nightly in Glenealy Village Hall. Tickets €12 available from 086 8330212. If you didn't see this play back in June - Don't miss this opportunity for a night of wonderful entertainment.

Date for your diary

The next GAA bingo will be in Glenealy Village Hall on Sunday, October 20, at 3 p.m. Great cash prizes to be won. Looking forward to seeing you all - bring a friend.

Foroige youth club

Glenealy Foróige Youth club is back in Glenealy Village Hall every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged from 12 years to 18 years. For more information contact the club phone number at 087 0973519.


Gymboree Play and music classes are on every Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. in Glenealy village hall. Suitable for babies, toddlers and Pre-Schoolers from six months - four years. Teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 830212 for more information and to book your place.

Pilates classes

Pilates classes now running in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Running from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. seven weeks for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. For more info and to keep up to date like on Facebook at pilates with Zara.

Toddlers Haven Playgroup

Registration is on going for 2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.

Astro turf

Our state-of-the-art astroturf pitch is available. We are taking bookings for morning, afternoon or evening times at very competitive rates. Please contact us at 0404 44040 for more information.

Glenealy Village Hall

Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc. with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or email us at

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