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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.


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.


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.


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.

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