Enniskerry Junior Footballers drew their League with Kilbride at home last Tuesday. The home team had to come from behind to draw despite having an extra man. Next game is away to Shillegagh on 24th a tough assignment.
The children, parents and coaches etc of Enniskerry Community Games had a great night of fun and games in the Bog Meadow last Tuesday night. Training and Coaching continues till August from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Many Special Events are taking place in the Enniskerry Area but only become known to most after the actual time. Please use the Enniskerry notes to let people know – email firstname.lastname@example.org before midnight on Sunday prior to date of event.
Enniskerry Walkers are out every Tuesday night leaving Village at 7.30 p.m. and usually back for a Sing Song in Powerscourt Arms after Walk.
Once again Enniskerry has two Pubs in action following the reopening of the Village Inn.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, July 3 – The Sixth Sunday after Trinity: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion. Everyday in Powerscourt: 10 a.m., midday and 5 p.m. – Open Church and Daily Prayer. Thursdays in Powerscourt: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion and Prayer for the Sick.
Car boot sales: Last Saturday the June car boot sale in aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds took place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Paddock beside Powerscourt Church. car boot sales in aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds take place on the last Saturday of the month during the Summer from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Paddock beside Powerscourt Church and the next one will take place on Saturday, July 30. For further details please contact Robert Allison at 086 3815151.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, July 3 – The Sixth Sunday after Trinity: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
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.
Congratulations: On behalf of the Roman Catholic community and on my own behalf I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Archdeacon Ricky Rountree who celebrates the Ruby Jubilee of his Ordination last weekend. We wish him and his wife Elizabeth and their family every joy and blessing – ‘Ad Multos annos.’ Shalom – Fr John Wall.
Old Graveyard – Kilmacanogue: Will remain open during the day and evening over the next few weeks to facilitate a general clean-up of the cemetery, for further information please contact Parish Office.
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.
Members of the Enniskerry History Society are asked to note that Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has issued its ‘Summer of Heritage 2016’ brochure of free Summer Tours which will operate on a daily basis, except on Fridays, from June 27 to September 4.
Tours this year will cover Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre; Cabinteely House; The National Maritime Museum; Monkstown Castle; Deansgrange Cemetery 1916 Tour; The Metals; Historic Blackrock; The Quaker Burial Ground, Temple Hill, Blackrock; Dun Laoghaire as 1916 approached a Social History; Kilgobbin Church; Historic Milltown; The Oratory, Dun Laoghaire; Seapoint Martello Tower; Holy Trinity Church, Killiney; Deansgrange Cemetery Tour; Carrickbrennan Cemetery Tour; Historic Dun Laoghaire; The Obelisk, Killiney Hill Park; Maeve Binchy and Famous Irish Writers’ Walk in Dalkey; Historic Dundrum; Kill Abbey; The Obelisk, Stillorgan; and Monkstown Parish Church. Copies of the brochure are available from the Dun Laoghaire Tourist Information Office in County Hall, Marine Road, Dun Laoghaire, branch libraries or log onto – events.dlrccoco.ie.
Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
KILLEGAR CEMETERY MASS
John Callan, president of the Enniskerry History Society, wishes to remind readers tomorrow (Thursday) evening, the annual Blessing of the Graves in Killegar Cemetery will take place at 7.30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend.
There is a great deal of history attached to this site as it is known that it was a monastic settlement dating from the early Christian times. After 400 AD, the earliest building were constructed of wood or wattle and daub but have not stood the test of time and so very little remains of them.
It was only with the arrival of the Vikings that the switch over to constructing buildings and churches with stone commenced as it was quickly discovered that these withstood the ravages of invasion better than wooden/timber buildings.
On this basis, the church at Killegar was built sometime during the ninth century with the site consisting of a small church and a number of small bee-hive huts where the monks lived. This cluster of buildings was enclosed by another inner wall which cut off the monks from the outside world. The cemetery also contains a Mass Rock dating back to the era of the Penal laws, with two of the oldest gravestones being dated 1830 and 1854 respectively.
About ¼ mile north-east of the church is a well known as ‘The Well of the church’, the waters from which were supposed to cure sore eyes. Some of the artefacts recovered from this site are thought to be at 1000+ years old.
John Callan, President of the Enniskerry History Society, extends a special invitation to all local history societies in the surrounding area to tomorrow evening’s ceremony.