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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.

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