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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 comm­liam@gmail.com 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.


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.


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.

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