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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 info@round­wood.ie.


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