Monday 22 July 2019

Around the districts: Enniskerry, Kilcooley, Laragh-Glendalough

René, Aoife, Adan, Fionn and Cillian Joyce at the Wicklow Masters Cross Country at Shanganagh
René, Aoife, Adan, Fionn and Cillian Joyce at the Wicklow Masters Cross Country at Shanganagh

Enniskerry: History Society - Last Thursday night noted historian and author Chris Corlett opened the Spring programme of the Enniskerry History Society at 8.30pm in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House, Hotel, Enniskerry Village, at which he presented his lecture 'Powerscourt in the Middle Ages' which provided the audience with a picture of the area at that time.

The February meeting of the society will take place in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, when author and historian Ken Finlay, The Old Dublin Society, will present his lecture 'Charles Cameron - Saving the City of Dublin' - all welcome, admission €5,

Other events which may be of interest to members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 8 p.m. lecture by Bryan McMahon on 'The First Balloon Crossing of the Irish Sea: Richard Crosbie and Windham Sadler' to the Dun Laoghaire Borough Historical Society in the Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All welcome - entrance €3; tomorrow's (Thursday) 8 p.m. AGM of the Bray Cualann Historical Society in the Royal Hotel, Bray, which will be followed by a talk from James Scannell recalling 'The Closure of the Harcourt Street, Dublin - Bray Line, December 31, 1958' - all welcome, admission €5; the 8 p.m. lecture by John Kirby on 'Viking Dublin Uncovered' to the Greystones Archaeological and Historical Society in the Holy Rosary Centre adjoining Holy Rosary Church, Greystones, Co. Wicklow. All welcome - admission charge; and next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Professor Elizabeth Shotton on 'The Building of Bullock Harbour' in Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. Admission free but booking required via

Dublin City Public Libraries will hold the 22nd annual Sir John T Gilbert Commemorative Lecture - 'as taken out of his mouth in Dublin: Autobiography and Life Writing in Early Modern Ireland' by Professor Marie-Louise Coolahan, NUI Galway, chaired by councillor Dermot Lacey, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, January 23, in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. Come early to ensure a place. Further information from 01 674 4999 or email or

The Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown County Council 'winter of Heritage' programme of free tours and talks takes place from Monday, January 21, to Sunday, March 3, with free tours of the James Joyce Tower and Museum, Cabinteely House, National Maritime Museum of Ireland (pre-booking required), The Oratory, Dún Laoghaire, and Marlay House. Free talks, which must be pre-booked via, will take place in Marlay House on Wednesdays January 30, February 6, February 13 and February 20.

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


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

Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday - Epiphany 2: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion One Said); 10 a.m. - Buggy and Toddler Service in School Hall; 11.30 a.m. - Holy Communion Two in the church and Sunday School in School Hall; 1 p.m. - Church Lunch in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House, Hotel.

Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday - Epiphany 2: 10 a.m. - Holy Communion Two.

St Mary's Church

St Mary's This Week: The Rosary will 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.

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity - January 18 to January 25: An Ecumenical Worship Service will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, January 20, in St Mary's Parish Church. The theme for this year's Week of Prayer for Christian Unity has been prepared by Christians from Indonesia and is centred on reminding us that our prayer for unity is offered up amid injustice and that Christian disunity is in so many ways related to the divisions in our world. 'Justice and only justice you shall pursue' (Deuteronomy 16: 18-20). All parishioners are invited to join with parishioners from our local church of Ireland Parish to come pray together at this Ecumenical Service.

St Mochonog's: Calling All Volunteers. We would like to provide tea or coffee and refreshments after Mass in Kilmacanogue on certain Sundays and special occasions. We are looking for volunteers to be part of our hospitality team. If you are interested in helping out please contact the parish office at 01 202 1882. Thank you.

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.

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.

Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels Service 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.


Community Policing Clinic

The Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 6.00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Kilcoole Community Centre. Services include crime prevention advice and stamping forms as well as most other Garda services. Contact Garda Molly Corbett or Garda Alan Thompson

Indoor bowls

Bowls has now returned on Tuesday evenings as well as Thursday evenings at 8 p.m. in St Patrick's/Forrester's Hall. New members are welcome.

Win a Kool House

St Anthony's Football Club and St Patrick's GAA Club have joined fundraising forces and will raffle a new house in Kilcoole worth €400,000. Tickets are available online and cost €105 each.


Come join us for Monday Night Bingo in St Patrick's Hall, Kilcoole. First game at 8 p.m. €10 per book (to include loose sheet and jackpot game). Extra loose sheet €1. Raffle Tickets on sale on the night.

Community Centre

The centre is available for bookings (e.g. classes, meetings, birthday parties). Bookings can be made via email or by phone 01 2872017. The office is open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is closed for lunch between 12.30 p.m and 1.15 p.m.

Parent/Toddler Group

All are welcome to come along to the parent and toddler group at the community centre from 10.30 p.m. to midday every Wednesday. €2 per child.


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Cinderella is coming to the Brockagh Resource Centre on the from February 1 to February 3 presented by the fabulously entertaining Roundwood Variety Group. Buy tickets online at

Angelic Workshops 2019.

There will be three workshops in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh with the first on February 24 (Meet Your Guardian Angel), April 14 (Angels and Crystals), the last workshop takes place May 19 (A Rainbow Day with the Angels). For information and to book a place call 087 9048146.

Basket Weaving

Learn to make a traditional round basket using willow. Suitable for both beginners and improvers.

The next full day workshops are taking place on Saturday January 19, January 26, February 9 and 24 and March 3 in the Brockagh Resource Centre, Laragh from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can contact local basket maker and artist, Aoife Patterson 087 9773622 or email to find out more about her autumn workshops in 2019.

Irish Dancing Classes

Irish Dancing on Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Classes cater for any age over three years and all levels including absolute beginners. Registered members of An Comhdhail, fully Garda Vetted and insured. Contact details for enquiries are Cian Flood TCRG (086 1293807), Eimear McGrath TCRG (085 7180926), email, or search 'McGrath Flood School of Irish Dancing'.

AA Meetings Closed AA Meetings are held in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 8.30 p.m. every Monday night all year round.


Badminton classes are on Monday evenings in the Brockagh Centre at 7 p.m. (junior fourth class up) with seniors from 8 p.m. and on Thursday evenings with a repeat of the same classes. Contact Finian at 086 2476822.

Morning Yoga

Louise's yoga class will be held every Thursday from 10 to 11.15 a.m. This is a gently paced class where students learn how to align, open and strengthen the body gradually while stabilising the platforms of the feet and ankles, hips and pelvis and shoulder girdle. The class begins with general and targeted warm-up sequences followed by postures (Asanas) and Vinyasa (breath-connected) sequences before final relaxation in Savasana. To find out more, call Louise at 087 6032202 (booking is essential).

Chair Yoga

Our very popular Chair Yoga class will take place on Thursdays from 11.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. Chair Yoga is suitable for almost everyone and helps students find balance and calm in everyday life.

The class takes students through centering and breath-work, followed by postures that let the joints move through their range of movement while seated or through use of the chair while standing. Call Louise at 087 6032202. (booking is essential).

Free Computer Course

A free five-week digital skills computer course will be coming soon (depending on no.s). Topics covered include online banking, apps, online government services, email, shopping online, online TV players, podcasts, photographs, security and much more. This course is for beginners or someone who is rarely online and wants to up skill. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600 or email

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