Enniskerry GAA are holding their first meeting under new chairperson Rebbeca Drew on Monday next, February 13, in the clubhouse at 8 p.m.
News of the Patsy Carr Academy is to be published shortly by Enniskerry YC at an open day in their grounds in Fassaroe. Watch this space.
Enniskerry Walkers continue their bi-weekly walks from Spar in the village opposite the Town Clock. For interesting news etc on Walks all over the Country see Enniskerry Walkers website.
The Powerscourt Arms darts team had their first home game of 2017 last night and were hoping to get back on the winning ways.
Training for Enniskerry Ladies gaelic footballers continues every Tuesday nights at Pairc na Sillogue. New players very wecome.
Enniskerry/Kilmacanogue Community Games held an AGM recently. This year we will have Athletics, Chess, Swimming and art.
The big clean-up has started in GAA grounds and Clubhouse last Saturday when 12 members turned out. Thehe paint brushes were well used by both ladies and gents.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, February 12 – The Third Sunday Before Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Family Service.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, February 12 – The Sunday Before Lent: 10 a.m. – Family Service.
Confirmation Preparation: Those preparing for Confirmation from Powerscourt Parish will be presented to the Archbishop for Confirmation on Saturday, April 1, in Christ Church, Bray. They will be joined by candidates from Bray Parish and Rathmichael Parish. The following day, Sunday, April 2, will be marked by a festival Parish Eucharist which will welcome the newly confirmed into adult life of the church in the context of Holy Communion. Preparation sessions began on Wednesday, January 18, and will continue till Easter. The sessions are led by Kate Leckie (RE Teacher) and our assistant priest, Rev Niall Stratford. The preparation period will include outings and a day retreat and the candidates will take increased roles within the worship life of the parish. Please pray for them during their preparation for this important step on their Christian journey. Tonight (Wednesday) the Confirmation Group will meet in ‘The Shed’ at 7.30 p.m.
Mothers’ Union: Next Wednesday (February 15) Ms. Moira Byrne of Wicklow County Council will give a Talk entitled ‘Environment Awareness and Recycling’ in the Hall Parishioners and friends are welcome to attend this meeting.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
This Sunday – First Holy Communion Preparation Mass: The sixth of the 2017 First Holy Communion Preparation Masses take place this Sunday at 10 a.m. in St Patrick’s and St Mochonog’s and at 11 a.m. in St Mary’s.
Women’s World Day of Prayer: In Powerscourt Church, on Friday, March 3, at 8 p.m. This year’s topic is ‘Am I being Unfair to you?’.
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.
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. Drinks Reception, four course meal, Live Band (Kickback), auction and raffle. Tickets available from Sorcha at 086 1718652, Paddy 087 2438570, Alan 086 304377.
CAD (Community Awareness of Drugs) are delivering a six-week course on alcohol and drug awareness programme to be held in St Patrick’s NS Curtlestown, 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.
Tomorrow night (Thursday) local historian and author Brian White, who is also chairperson of the Bray Cualann Historical Society will be the guest speaker for the February meeting of the Enniskerry History Society, which meets at 8.30 p.m. in the Powercourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village.
For this meeting Brian will present a selection of ‘Wicklow Stories’ recalling events, people, and places associated with County Wicklow and will expand on items featured his recent best-selling book ‘The Little Book of Bray and Enniskerry’ in addition to a number of new stories such as the explosion in Powerscourt Sawmill in 1913, pension fraud in Enniskerry, Enniskerry and its links with aviation history, the Bray and Dargle Laundry and an inspection by a board of trade official, the oldest elector in the British Isles in the 1910 general election and the shooting on a train that had a passenger treated in a Bray Hospital. All welcome to attend – admission €4. 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. 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.
DOODLE FOUR GOOGLE
Scoil Chaoimhin Naofa and Laragh village are buzzing with excitement as two students are finalists in this year’s Doodle4Google art competition. This is a huge achievement for the children and for the school, the competition attracts thousands of entries from all over the country, and for a small rural school to have two finalists is a pretty big deal.
This year’s theme is ‘If I could create anything it would be...’Ciara Finn age six from senior infants did a beautiful colourful picture entitled ‘My Animal Friends’. Taran Scott age eight from second class has a clever design turning the Google logo into both a dog and dog grooming machine. Please vote Ciara and Taran to win at Vote at doodles.google.ie/d4g/. Voting from February 7 till February 21. The winners will be announced at a big prize giving event in Google headquarters in April. Best of luck Ciara and Taran.
POST OFFICE UPDATE
The consultation process for Glendalough Post Office has reopened and will remain open till February 15. This is as a result of the great public support from all sectors of the Laragh, Glendalough community in keeping our Post Office open. We must now avail of this opportunity to ensure that what we have done so far leaves An Post in no doubt as to why it is essential in our area.
Please send a letter to Mr Alan McLoughlin, Regional Operational Manager, Block 38, GPO, O’Connell Street, Dublin 1. DO1F5p2. State the reasons why Glendalough Post Office must remain open and the problems that closure would cause for you.
If you require any assistance a member of the community will be in the Post Office from Wednesday, February 1, till Tuesday the 14th, February (week days only) 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Letters must be stamped with a 72 cent stamp. Next meeting is on Monday, February 6. The next meeting is on Monday, February 6, at 8 p.m. in the Brockagh Centre.
The full day traditional basket-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, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Marie Noonan practices pilates with her students every Monday morning at 10.30, she welcomes beginners and advanced participants. Marie 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
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information
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.
GO FOR LIFE
Go for Life active retirement group enjoy getting together every Tuesday morning in the Brockagh Centre at 11 a.m. So if you fancy a chat, a cuppa and some light exercise come along on Tuesdays. For further information call the Brockagh Centre at 0404 45600 or drop into the centre.
Happy Days welcome toddlers and parents from 10.30 to 12 at the Brockagh Centre. It is a social morning with your children for some play, chat and of course light refreshments or if your new to the community it is a great way to get to know other parents. Contact Sandra at the Brockagh Centre for more information at 0404 45600.
GAA for under eight years continues every Friday from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Brockagh Resource Centre during the winter months training is held in the main hall. Call Christopher at 087 9661075 for more information.
Pictured at the Junk Kouture fashion show in St Kilian’s Community School were: Kieva Keating wearing ‘Winging It’, Megan Murphy wearing ‘Sugar Addiction’, Fionn Doyle wearing ‘Dr Who-La-Hoop’, Sophie Ward wearing ‘Namasdaisy’, Irene Ferrero ‘Royal Rubbish’, Robyn Earls wearing ‘Throwing Shapes’.