Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, February 5: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion; 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, February 5: 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.
Funeral Mailing List: Would you like to be contacted (by text) in the event of a local funeral? If so, please leave your name and number on the form at the back of the church, we will add it to our ‘Funeral Notification Mailing list’. Your contact details will be treated confidentially and notification will only be issued with the consent of the family of the deceased or after details have otherwise been made public.
The Rosary: The Rosary is recited each morning (Monday to Saturday) at 10 a.m. (before Morning Mass and at 7 p.m. in the Prayer Room in St Mary’s on the first Monday of the month.
Baptisms: Baptisms are now held on the second Saturday of the month in St Mary’s Church, Enniskerry, for parishioners only. Please arrange with Parish Office. Parishioners are asked to please give two weeks notice if you wish to book a baptism.
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 Sacristyof 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.
Calling on all past-pupils, grandparents and friends of St Patrick’s National School, Curtlestown. Join us for a great night on Saturday, March 25, to raise much needed funds for our school.
The night includes a talk by special guest speak John Lonergan who, after 24 years as Governor of Mountjoy Prison, will share his unique, engaging and humorous perspective on parenting (and grand-parenting), its challenges and rewards. There will be a drinks reception, four course meal, live band (Kickback), auction and raffle. Tickets available Sorcha 086 1718652, Paddy 087 2438570, Alan 086 304377. tlestown, commencing on Monday, March 6, from 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. To book this free course, or to obtain further information, please contact Catherine Nolan at 087 507145.
Local historian and author Brian White will be the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Enniskerry History Society will take place on Thursday, February 9, at 8.30 p.m. in the Powercourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village, at which Brian will present a selection of ‘Wicklow Stories’ recalling events, people, and places associated with County Wicklow. All welcome to attend – admission €4.
In the meantime members of the Enniskerry History Society are invited to attend several events including tonight’s (Wednesday) 8 p.m. meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin, at which Ms. Nicola Gordon Bowe will present her lecture on ‘Harry Clarke’ – admission €4.
At tomorrow (Thursday) night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Mount Merrion Historical Society in the Mount Merrion Community Centre, North Avenue, Mount Merrion, Co. Dublin, Dr Angus Mitchell will present his lecture ‘Casement/Alice Stopford Green’ – admission €4.
At next Tuesday night’s 8 p.m. meeting of the Kilmacanogue History Society in the Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow, Joe Mooney will present his lecture ‘Seán Keating: Art, Politics, and Building the Irish Nation’ – admission €4.
Support the Enniskerry History Society by attending its meetings. Further information on the the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
Opening hours are as follow: Tuesday and Wednesday – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.; Friday – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Book Club will be continuing and will meet on the last Wednesday of every month. New members to both the Library and Book Club are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further information.
Laragh Glendalough Active Retirement will present a lecture by Joan Kavanagh in the Brockagh Resource Centre, on Tuesday, February 14, at 11 a.m., followed by tea or coffee. This is a free talk and all are welcome. Using images from the photographic exhibition currently on display in the centre. The exhibition and talk is based on a selection from the Lawrence and Valentine Collections held by the National Library of Ireland Photographic Archives.
POST OFFICE PROTEST
A large delegation of local people protested outside the Dáil on Thursday, January 26. The group were met by ministers from Co.Wicklow inside the Dáil building. As a result of campaigning An Post have given the community a two-week consultation process to decide its future. A meeting held Mon the 30th at the Brockagh Resource will give provide a full update on what is happening. This full day traditional bas- ket-making workshop will teach you basic basketry techniques. It will be a relaxed learning environment and you will bring home your own completed handmade small round willow basket (a skib). The workshops will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
Available dates are February 25, March 25 and April 22. Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087 9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow. ie.
This six-week evening course on willow-weaving will introduce you to basic basketry techniques and teach you to weave some fun small projects for your garden. The course will take place in the Brockagh Resource Centre every Tuesday evening from February 21 to March 28 (7 p.m. to 9 p.m.). Places are limited to five participants per workshop, so be sure to book as soon as possible. For more information please visit wicklowwillow.ie or contact Aoife directly by phoning 087 9773622 or emailing info@wicklowwillow. ie.
On Monday mornings weekly at 10 a.m. join the walking group with Get Ireland Walking at the Brockagh Resource Centre for a walk around Glendalough area for approximately one hour. Call us at 0404 45600 to find out more. In association with Get Ireland Walking, Wicklow Local Sports Partnership and Brockagh Resource Centre. All ages and abilities are welcome. If you would like to set up a walking group in Wicklow contact us on email@example.com for more information.
Pilates will be starting on Monday, January 30, at the Brockagh Centre. The duration of the class is seven weeks and will start at 9.15 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. with a second class will beginning at 10.30. Marie Noonan is a qualified Pilate’s teacher and has been teaching for the last 17 years and works full time as a movement therapist for rehabilitation, health and longevity. Please text Marie at 087 1953072 or email marie@ noonanpilates.ie. Visit noonanpilates.ie for more information.
CAR BOOT SALE
Come along to the Brockagh Centre for a browse on Sunday, February 5, for first monthly Car Boot in 2017. Many people find this a great way to clear out their home and make some money in the process while having a social day out. Bargains are always available from home baking, plants, clothes, movies, CDs, books and antiques etc. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find it at the Glendalough car boot sale. Vans must be booked in. Book indoor spaces early but if you would rather be outside just show up in the morning at 8 a.m. Contact the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a space.
March Car Boot Notice – To all our customers and stallholders, our March Car Boot will be on Sunday, March 12, instead of our usual first Sunday (for this month only).
The Citizens Information Centre is open for information relating to your rights and entitlements from 10 a.m. till midday on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. No appointment is necessary for this free and confidential service.
Viva’s yoga classes for beginners to advanced on Wednesday evenings in the Brockagh Resource Centre at 7 p.m. Wear comfortable clothes on the night and bring a blanket. Mats are available on the night.
Taekwon-Do classes are held in the Brockagh Centre every Tuesday evening from six to 8.45 p.m. A range of classes cater for children (aged four upwards), teenagers and adults. In addition to a free first Taekwon-Do session, when registering for classes each beginner will be given a free uniform worth up to €50. Please phone Master Kenneth Wheatley at 087 2547347 or email email@example.com for further information
Get into shape after Christmas and loose some holiday pounds with Adam in cardio exercise dancing. You don’t need to be a good dancer or very fit just dance along at your own pace and enjoy the music. Wednesday nights at 7 p.m.
Contact Adam at 083 3057949 if you are interested or just drop in for a class.
FREE COMPUTER COURSE
A free five-week digital skills computer course is commencing shortly. This course aims to help citizens use the internet with confidence and provide the motivation and skills to reap the benefits of participating in today’s digital world. Topics covered include digital photography, online banking, online government services, email, shopping online and much more. Call the Brockagh Resource Centre at 0404 45600 or email laraghit@eircom. net, brockaghresourcecentre@ gmail.com. Certified training courses at the Brockagh include the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for more competent computer users and Equal Skills Certified Training for beginners. If you have specific learning needs and want individual training from our tutors call today at 0404 45600.
ADULT GUIDANCE SERVICE
The Adult Career Guidance Service available at the Brockagh Centre is free, friendly, confidential, supportive and available to all adults over 18 years of age. For more information or to book an appointment, please contact Irene at 086 8061569.
Rikako Fergusson, Yasuko Skelly, Hiroko Bradley, Yumi Wilde, Hitomi Kennedy and Matsuyo Miyai in Japanese dress for Multicultural Day in St Kilian’s Community School.