Enniskerry Junior Footballers are away to Newcastle on Friday, May 27, at 7.45 p.m. – support welcome.
The local ladies’ team are drawn in a very hard group in the Championship with Carnew, Coolkenno and Tinahely – training continues at club grounds.
Enniskerry Walkers continue their Tuesday night walks leaving from opposite the Town Clock in the Village.
You can help Your local area to look better by lending a hand when you see the Tidy Towns people in their yellow jackets doing their bit to Keep Enniskerry clean.
Powerscourt Arms Hotel Darts team played their last match at home last night before taking on favourites the Magic Carpet in the Cup Final in Sallynoggin on Thursday night. The locals under the management of Joe Walsh should win if everyone plays to their best. Good luck to finish off the season on a winning note.
JUNE NIGHT OUT
On June 19 there will be a special night for past pupils of St Patrick’s School Curtelstown when the annual Ladies Dinner will be held in Powerscourt Arms in the village.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, May 29, – Trinity 1: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Morning Prayer One; 5.30 p.m. – Family ‘Sizzle’ Service. Everyday in Powerscourt: 10 a.m., midday and 5 p.m. – Open Church and Daily Prayer. Thursdays in Power- scourt: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion and Prayer for the Sick.
Car boot sales: In aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds on the last Saturday of the month during the Summer starting this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Paddock beside Powerscourt Church. For further details please contact Robert Allison at 086 3815151.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, May 29, – Trinity 1: 10 a.m. – Morning Prayer One.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Curtlestown Choir: Wish to invite you all to our short Summer Concert in Curtlestown Church at 10.45 a.m. (just after 10 a.m. Mass) this Sunday followed by the usual refreshments and chat.
Special Collection: The Irish Episcopal Conference has decided that in preparation for the World Meeting of Families (WMOF) which will take place in Dublin in 2018, a National Collection will be held in every diocese each year till 2018. The first of these collections will replace the SHARE collection this weekend.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): St Mary’s – Enniskerry: Saturday after 10.15 a.m. Mass; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Putland Road, Bray – Saturday after 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Masses; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray – Saturday after 10 a.m. Mass.
Curtlestown Cemetery: The maintenance of Curtlestown Cemetery for this Summer will continue tonight ( Wednesday) 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.
Thank You: The annual Church Gate collection for Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland on the weekend of May 7/8th raised €800. Your support is much appreciated.
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.
St Mary’s and St Gerard’s National School are holding a Barn Dance this Friday 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.
Members of the Enniskerry History Society are invited to two events – this morning’s (Wednesday) ‘Morning Open Meeting’ of the Genealogical Society of Ireland which takes place between 10.30 a.m. and 12, 30 p.m. in Hardy’s Bar, The Royal Marine Hotel, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, and Friday’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, by Brian White on ‘Genealogy Records/ Family Records’. All welcome – admission free.
The Wicklow Active Retirement has invited Roundwood Active Retirement to a Bealtaine Day in the De La Salle, Wicklow on Friday, May 27. Roundwood AR will be providing a bus from the Parish Centre leaving at 11.30 a.m. and returning at 3 p.m. Anyone interested should contact Betty on 2818703.
BLESSING OF THE GRAVES
The Blessings of the Graves in Roundwood Cemetery will take place on Sunday, July 24, at 12.30 p.m. (Please note change of date and time!)
The Roundwood Hall is always available for all social events, meetings, children’s parties, christenings, workshops, training courses etc. These great facilities are now available. For more information contact us at 087 9627527,087 3932730 or theroundwoodparishhall@gmail. com.
There was no jackpot winner in last week’s draw. The numbers drawn were 3, 4, 13 and 24. There were nine match-three winners, Ger Lowe, Phoebe Madrell, Shirley Kavanagh, Tara Byrne, Cecilia Byrne, Eilish King, Hannah Hayes, S. Wolohan and Keigh Murphy Next week’s jackpot will be €19,400.
SENIOR CARERS NEEDED
at 8 p.m. and takes place in the hall in Roundwood. Entry is £€10 per person, there will be supper and a raffle on the night starting at 7.45 and everyone is welcome.
002 BRIDGE CLUB
In an individual competition held on Friday, May 20, John Loscher, Margaret Bolger and Noeleen Redmond shared first place while Maria Magee, Paddy O’Brien and Margaret Byrne shared fourth place.
Reminder – Bridge Benefit Night in aid of Roundwood Community Hall is being held on Monday, May 23, at eight o’clock in community hall. Entry is £€10 per person, there will be supper and a raffle on the night.
Next whist will be tonight Wednesday, May 25, in the Parish Centre.
Set Dancing continues every Thursday night in Kavanagh’s Lounge from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with music this month by the O’Kane family. Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great exercise and a very social night out. Newcomers always welcome and great way to meet some locals. Cost for night of dancing and entertainment is still only €5.
SENIOR ALERT SCHEME
A grant for the provision of a personal alarm is available to eligible applicants through the Senior Alert Scheme. The scheme aims to encourage community support for vulnerable older people in our communities.
It provides grant assistance towards the purchase and installation of monitored personal alarms to enable older persons continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind. The scheme is operated through Pobal via community organisations.
The Roundwood and District Community Council is registered to administer this scheme in the area.
The personal alarm offers reassurance to allow independent living, safe in the knowledge that you can quickly be in contact with a family member or a neighbour in the event of an emergency. If you would like more information please contact Monica at 086 8055040, Betty on 01 2818703 or email email@example.com.