It finally came after long wait for another big snow fall in the Alpine Village of Enniskerry. The experts say its been close on 20 years since the lowlying area of Enniskerry had so much snow and its still hanging about waiting for more this week so be prepared for it. The Wicklow Co. Council crews did a good job and there were no major problems.
Enniskerry has built up a good reputation for good shopping and bargains at Christmas time and now there are extended Sales in the village which would make it worth whie to visit the village at its Winter Best.
There has been a lot of talk of late of two Enniskerry residents taking a lease on “Prossers “ in the village. Since Bryan Prosser sold the pub there have been a long list of tenants in the famous watering hole and now we could be about to see another one.
Things are still the same in The Powerscourt Arms which has stayed the same for so long with the same old faces sitting in the same places happily discussing the affairs ot the day, especially their own version of Questions and Answers an event not to be missed.on a Monday night.
Enniskerry has stood up well to job losses hitting the country so far and long may it last into the hard times ahead. The only major closure was the Health Farm but everywhere else is still in business even on a reduced scale.
Despite the bad weather work on improving the Enniskerry water supply is going ahead its present location is towards the Waterworks at Kilmolin, there is a major road hazard on the road at the top of the hill, a huge crater too big to be called a pothole. Oh to have the ‘Minister for Pot Holes’ still working on the Council.
The bad weather may be causing havoc to the outdoor games at GAA, soccer level. There is activity in the Darts world going on and indoor training to keep everyone fit and ready to resume normal activities when the weather allows.
Local County Councillors have a copy of the Proposed Development for Enniskerry and hopefully it will be available in the not too distant future for all to see.
Guest speaker for tomorrow (Thursday) night’s meeting Enniskerry History Society, which meets under the guidance of its President John Callan will be Shankill based local historian James Scannell who will present his lecture on ‘Some Enniskerry happenings and Events’ which will look at a number of events and people associated with Enniskerry.
This lecture takes place at 8.30pm in the A.O.H. Hall, Church Hill Enniskerry Village and all are welcome to attend – admission €3.
In March Rob Goodbody will present his lecture on ‘Milestones’, while in April Tom Moran will debut his lecture on ‘The Irish Navvy’ which will be closing lecture in the Society’s Spring Programme.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities are available from John Callan on 01-286 7853 or 086-358 6758.
Out for the night in the Royal Hotel were Shauna Kearns, Pauline Martin, Rachel Davies, Stephen Kearns, Catherine Molloy, Connie Griffin and Maureen Kearns.