Sunday 21 July 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry and Roundwood

Action from Roundwood Variety Group’s Panto ‘Cinderella’:from left - Saibhe Smith (Stepmother) with ugly sisters Alex Brady (Griselda) and Eddie Cullen (Amnesia)
Action from Roundwood Variety Group’s Panto ‘Cinderella’:from left - Saibhe Smith (Stepmother) with ugly sisters Alex Brady (Griselda) and Eddie Cullen (Amnesia)

Enniskerry - GAA club draw: Enniskerry junior footballers have a very hard drawing the 2017 championship grouped with Carnew, Newtown and Avoca. A huge effort will be required to win one of the top two places to reach the quarter finals.

Mary Burton

The death took place last weekend of Mary Burton, wife of Brendan from Curtlestown, after a long illness. May she rest in peace.


Enniskerry Walking group are on the move again after a short break over Christmas period. For more details check Windsors Spar Window or the Walkers Facebook page.


The Powerscourt Arms Hotel darts team dropped points over the last few weeks and must win the Cup to make a winning season.

Housing build

A start has been made to the. building of 40 plus houses on land above the top of Kilgarron Park. Final plans for the huge undertaking on lands surrounding the GAA grounds and above and below same.


Powerscourt Church Tomorrow (Thursday): 10 a.m. - Holy Communion.

Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. - Family Service.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - The Fourth Sunday Before Lent: 10 a.m. - Family Service.

New Rector: Rev'd.Cathy Hallissey has been appointed as Rector of Powerscourt and Kilbride. Rev'd. Hallisssey will be instituted on Friday, March 1 (St David's Day) in Powerscourt Church. The preacher will be Rev'd. Cannon Appelbe, who will retire as rector of Rathmichael Parish at the end of this month. Pending the appointment of a new rector to Rathmichael Parish, the Archbishop of Dublin has appointed Rev'd. Terry Lilburn to take up parochial duties during the interregnum from March 1. Rev'd Lilburn has been doing exactly that during the interregnum in Powerscourt and Kilbride parishes right up to the March 1.

St Mary's Church

St Mary's This Week: The Rosary will be said at 9.55 a.m. before Mass each morning in St Mary's Prayer Room. Mass - Tomorrow (Thursday) and Saturday at 10.15 a.m. Prayer Service - Today (Wednesday) and Friday at 10.15 a.m. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after Prayer Service on Friday mornings in St Mary's. Mass on First Friday of the month in St Mary's at 10.15 a.m. Anointing of the sick - after Mass on First Friday of the month. St Mochonog's - Mass on second, third and fourth Friday of the month at 10.15 a.m.

Home Visitation: Fr Bernard or a Minister of the Eucharist visit the sick and housebound on the First Friday of the month. If you, or a relative or friend would like a visit on the First Friday of each month, please contact the parish office.

Thank You: The local society of St Vincent de Paul would like to thank all those who organised, performed at, and attended the December Christmas Concert in St Mary's and for the donation from it to further the Society's work.

Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults in the Archdiocese of Dublin: In 2015 Pope Frances, in writing to senior church figures, spoke about the need for families to know that the church is making every effort to protect children. The 197 parishes in the Dublin diocese have been working diligently for many years now to ensure this is the case. From January 2018 Archbishop Diarmuid Martin asked that the Diocesan Child Safeguarding and Protection Service include vulnerable adults in this work. The safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults is at the centre of Christ's teachings and Gospel values. It is not something we do purely because it is the law, but rather it is very much at the core of our calling as Disciples of Christ. In our own immediate families, we always prioritise our children and those who are vulnerable. By applying this same logic to our parish family, we can ensure that our parishes are a safe and welcoming place for all.

Kilmacanogue First Responders: The parish council wish to thank John Hopkins and his team of Kilmacanogue First Responders for their Community #Save a Heart, CPR and Defibrillator demonstrations last Sunday week. Those, who took part can now make a difference to the life of a family member, loved one, friend or member of the public when emergency strikes. A huge thank you for all involved. We look forward to welcoming John and his team back again soon.

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

On Thursday, February 14, author, journalist, and historian Ken Finlay, from the Old Dublin Society will be the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Enniskerry History Society in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village, at 8.30 p.m. at which he will present his lecture 'Charles Cameron - Saving the City of Dublin' - all welcome, admission €5.

In the meantime other events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 7 p.m. lecture by Tom Conlon on 'Kingstown - the First Decade (1821-1831): from green fields to active town' in Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin - admission is free but must be pre-booked via email; the 8 p.m. lecture by Fergus Mulligan on 'William Dargan - An Honourable Life' to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €4.; and Friday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Brigadier John Powell on 'General Sir Edward Bulfin: Ireland's forgotten general of World War 1' to the Military History Society of Ireland in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin eight. All welcome - admission free.

Further information on the Enniskerry History Society available from president, John Callan at 01 2867853.

Enniskerry Library

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.



The monthly dance will take place in Roundwood Parish Centre on Friday, February 15, with music by John Flood.

A Magical Evening of Music

Come along to 'A Magical Evening of Music' in St Laurence O'Toole Church Roundwood, on Sunday, February 10, at 4 p.m. There will be singers and musicians of all ages there to entertain with their beautiful songs and melodies. This concert is a fundraising event for the Caroline Foundation and their Give Us a Song Campaign for Cancer Research and also for Roundwood Cancer Support. There is no entry fee but all donations greatly accepted. There will also be refreshments afterwards in Roundwood Parish Hall for everyone and there will be a fabulous raffle too. Any donations of raffle prizes would be very much appreciated. Please come along to support this wonderful event which is hosted by Stagebratz Starz. Please contact 083 1563897 or if you would like to contribute in any way


The monthly bingo will take place in Annamoe Centre on next Sunday, February 10, at 3 p.m.

Lunch club

The next active retirement lunch takes place on Friday, February 22, in the Coach House at 1.30 p.m.

Cancer Support

The Roundwood Cancer Support centre is now up and running and is open in the Parish Centre on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. Please feel free to pop in for a chat we will be happy to help. If anyone needs to make any enquiries outside these hours please telephone our confidential phone number 087 6062072.

Garda Youth Awards

Application forms are out now for nominations for the Wicklow Garda Youth Awards 2018. Check out the Facebook page 'Wicklow Garda Youth Awards' for the application form and send the completed nomination form back to If you require a printed form posted to you send an email to or contact your local garda Station.

Personal alarms

The Roundwood and District Community Council are registered to administer the senior alert scheme which provides grants to elderly people towards the provision of personal alarms.

The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or neighbour in the event of an emergency. It provides security and peace of mind. If you would like more information, please call 086 8055040.

Whist results

The results of the whist are as follows: Top Score: Nan Wolohan; Top Gent: Jimmy Molloy; Second Gent: Richie Cullen; Top Lady: Mary Murphy; Second Lady: Maura McHugh; First Half: Ann Pierce; Second Half: Margaret Kennedy; Longest Sitting: Kitty Kennedy and Lowest Score: Marie Magee.

Raffle prizes were won by Monica Brady, Maura McHugh, Kitty Kennedy, Nan Wolohan and Marie Magee.

Next whist is on Wednesday, February 13, in the Parish Centre.


There will be a five-day trip to Slovenia on April 4 to April 9 at a cost of €699 per person sharing. As there are limited places a deposit of €200 is required asap.

There will be a tour of Scotland in August/September dates to be decided and a Westport country music break in October 2019 which includes some day trips. For more details please contact Susan at 087 6273032.


A pilgrimage to Medjugorje leaves on October 9 for one week. Cost €679 fully inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Director and staying in house beside Church For more details and booking please contact Mary King at 087 2185067.

Lotto results

There was no jackpot winner in last week's draw the numbers drawn were 5, 15, 24 and 30. There were 10 match-three winners, Tom Martin, Mark Roche, John Hempenstall, Josie Cahill, Louise Murphy, Sheila Donelan, Maebh Egan, Jason Priestley, Eamo Wolohan and Pat Carthy Next week's jackpot will be €25,300.

Diamond Bridge

Judy Skates and Maria Magee came up trumps for North/South on Monday, January 28, second Monica Brady and Catherine Halligan, third Teresa Leahy and fourth/fifth was shared by Catherine McGillycuddy, Brid Clancy, Molly Byrne and Rachel Judd. Phil Power and Bridie Nolan played their cards right for East/West, second Ger Lenihan and Rowena Brady, third Clare Sally and Maura Gaskin and fourth Margaret Byrne and Gertie Fee.

Secondary school badminton

Badminton for Secondary school children continues every Monday from 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. We have a small supply of racquets available. Come along and bring your friends. Beginners particularly welcome.

Set dancing

Set dancing in Kavanagh's every Thursday night from nine till 11 p.m. BADMINTON Morning badminton has resumed on Tuesday morning from 9.30 p.m. ROUNDWOOD WHIZZERS.

Roundwood Whizzers Walking Group are back in action meeting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the Coach House car park. All welcome to walk at your own pace for approximately one hour.

Angel healing

Angel Healing and Angelic Guidance is back tomorrow evening, Monday, September 3, in the Parish Hall Roundwood at 7.30. So if you would enjoy an evening of peace relaxation and hands on energy healing join us for a wonderful new experience.

Moneystown 45

A 45 Card Game takes place every Tuesday night in Moneystown Community Centre starting at a new time of eight. pm for the winter months beginning on October 30 Tea served.

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