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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.


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.


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 wick­lowlsp@wick­low­coco.ie 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.


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 laraghit@eir­com.net 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 kjw@indigo.ie 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.


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.


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.

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