The area athletic finals are been held on Sunday next in Greystones Athletic Track. The athletes will benefit from running in proper lanes for the County finals next month. Good Luck to competitors and organisers alike.
Thank you to all who made the Ceremony such a great success.
Powerscourt Arms Darts team went into a slide last month especially against League leaders O’Loughlins losing 7-1 on a Tuesday night and then had to face the unbeaten rivals in the semi-final of the Cup.
Manager Joe Walsh and Asst. Paul Byrne turned things around in a remarkable way sending out a first five who all won and stunned the team from Dun Laoire to qualify for the Final in a few weeks time, a great win and hopes are high that the Magic Carpet will be brought down to earth too.
Enniskerry are at home to Laragh tomorrow night in Pairc na Sillogue at 7.30 p.m. in the County League. The hurlers lost away to a very experienced Carnew team last week.
Enniskerry resident Shane Ross was given a Minister’s Portfolio in the new Government last week. Congtatulations to Shane, a long time resident of the area as are other members of his family.
The Enniskerry Community Hall on the Bray Road have their own website now so as everyone can find out what is going on or to book same for use. enniskerry.eu for more info.
Tueday night walks are back leaving from Windsors Spar opposite Town Clock from 7 p.m.just turn up.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, May 15, – Pentecost: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion Two; 1 p.m. – Church Lunch in Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, May 15, – Pentecost: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion One.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Crosscare Collection: The annual Collection for CROSSCARE Youth Services – Social Support Agency of the Catholic Archdiocese of Dublin will replace the SHARE collection at all Masses this weekend.
Curtlestown Cemetery: The maintenance of Curtlestown Cemetery for this Summer will commence on Wednesday, May 18, at 7 p.m. and will continue on Wednesdays on a weekly/fortnightly basis as required. This maintenance work mainly involves cutting the grass, raking and disposing of it. Please come along – all help welcome. The regular helpers will be notified by text-message before that date. If you wish to receive a text message, please contact the Parish Office. If you have a strimmer/ rake/lawnmower/big strong bag, etc. – please bring one with you. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.
annual Blessing of Graves: Killegar on Thursday, June 30, at 7.30 p.m.; Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 21, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 28, at 3 p.m.; and Glencree on Sunday, September 4, after 9 a.m. Mass.
Annual Pilgrimage To Our Lady’s Island on Monday, August 15: Bus will leave village at 11 a.m., and will return at approx 9.30 p.m. We arrive in time for light refreshments and to attend Mass. Dinner will be booked for 6 p.m. in Queen’s Quarter, Newcastle on way home. Please book your place by phoning Lily Kavanagh on 2867192. Bus deposit of €10 must be paid on booking.
Helpers Wanted: God’s Housekeepers are looking for help on Monday mornings for half an hour from 10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. to clean St Mary’s Church, even if you cannot commit to every week, every second week, once a month, all help appreciated.
Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 3.30 p.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 legionofmary.ie to view website.
Parish Shop: St Mary’s Church Shop (at rear of Church on the left) opens after all Masses. All occasion cards, prayers, statues available plus items, for Baptisms, Weddings and other Special Occasions.
Facebook Page: Enniskerry, Curtlestown, Glencree and Kilmacanogue are part of the Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area. A Facebook page has been created to coordinate any and all activities common to all parishes in the area.
So please link in with it and like our page. To find: type Bray and Enniskerry Pastoral Area on your own face book page and like it please.
Start looking for your Stilettos and Stetsons and save the date as St Mary’s and St Gerard’s National School, Enniskerry, are holding a Barn Dance on Friday, May 27, at 8 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel to raise funds for their school.
This event was a lot of fun last year so don’t miss out. Tickets can be purchased directly from the school or at the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel. Tickets are now on sale.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) James Scannell, Vice-Chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical and PRO of the Old Dublin Society, will be the guest speaker for the May meeting of the Enniskerry History Society at 8.30 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, at which he will present his lecture ‘Some County Wicklow Railway Mishaps’ looking at variety of railways accidents and mishaps in County Wicklow over the past 150 years – all welcome, contribution €4. Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan on 01-2867853.
Members are also invited to Friday’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, by James Scannell on ‘From Grand Jury to County Council: Local Government in County Wicklow’. All welcome – admission free.
James will also be the guest speaker for the 8 p.m. Thursday, May 19, meeting of the Bray Cualann Historical Society, the local history society for Bray and North Wicklow, at which he will present his lecture ‘The Picture Postcards of John Hinde’ in the Kinsale Room of the Royal Hotel, Main Street, Bray. Members free – visitors €5.
SUMMER ART FAIR
The Schoolhouse For Art Summer Art Fair will launch on the evening of Friday, May 20. We are inviting artists who which to exhibit over the weekend to get in touch with Jenn (Schoolhouseforart@Gmail.com) to secure their space at this year’s exhibition and we would also like to invite all Urban Sketchers to our beautiful village of Enniskerry to spend National Drawing day demonstrating their skills and sketching our superb surroundings.
Anne Jeffares is running a twoday workshop ‘ Vanishing Vessels’ on May 28 and May 29. This two day workshop is designed to give you the opportunity to explore soluble fabric and machine embroidery. Water soluble film is a wonderful base for creating solid 3D and lacy fabrics.
There will be an Introduction to Stained Glass – 1 day workshop on May 22 with Kathleen Argenti-Cummins. Yanny Petters starts a new 5 week block of watercolour classes on Friday and Saturday mornings from Friday, May 13, and Saturday, May 14.
To the wonderful people of Enniskerry, Kilmacanogue, and Curtlestown, the bucket shakers for the Wicklow Hospice, shook our buckets to the tune of €1,101.78. What generosity. On behalf of the Wicklow Hospice Fund and the shakers. Thank you all.
Get fit with Paul Healy Mondays at 8.15 to 9 p.m. Strengthen, tone with a unique formula that gives everyone who joins an overall workout, without getting bored or restless with the same routine.
The Brockagh Centre group had a very special day out last week on a cruise to Howth with the weather on their side and a tasty lunch in Howth everyone enjoyed a day out with a difference and felt refreshed on the return journey. New members always welcome to join. Phone Pauline at 0404-45600 for a chat or drop in any Tuesday.
St Kevin’s Ladies Soccer St Kevin’s Ladies are now recruiting for this year’s Dublin Women’s Soccer League. Participants have to be 15 years (with parental permission) and over. Girls who would like to join should contact Michelle McCoy at 086 1225786 or Stephen McGuiness at 086 8113154.
BEALTAINE TEA DANCE
St John’s’s, Laragh along with St Saviour’s and Glenealy Parishes are holding their annual Parish Cake Sale in the RDA Hall, Rathdrum next Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4.30 p.m. Lots of delicious cakes, plants, books and bric a brac will be on sale. Teas and Coffee with yummy home baking are also available
County Wicklow Network for Older People AGM take place this Friday, May 13, in Brockagh
Cyclists taking part in the Cycle Against Suicide passing by Newcastle Castle on their way to their lunch stop in the village.