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GAA MEET­ING

En­niskerry GAA are hold­ing their first meet­ing un­der new chair­per­son Rebbeca Drew on Mon­day next, Fe­bru­ary 13, in the club­house at 8 p.m.

SOC­CER ACAD­EMY

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.

WALK­ERS

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.

DARTS

The Pow­er­scourt Arms darts team had their first home game of 2017 last night and were hop­ing to get back on the win­ning ways.

LADIES GAA

Train­ing for En­niskerry Ladies gaelic foot­ballers con­tin­ues ev­ery Tues­day nights at Pairc na Sil­logue. New play­ers very we­come.

COM­MU­NITY GAMES

En­niskerry/Kil­macanogue Com­mu­nity Games held an AGM re­cently. This year we will have Ath­let­ics, Chess, Swim­ming and art.

CLEAN UP

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.

POW­ER­SCOURT/KIL­BRIDE

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.

CURTLESTOWN RE­UNION

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.

HIS­TORY SO­CI­ETY

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.

EN­NISKERRY LI­BRARY

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 info@wick­lowwil­low.ie.

WALK­ING GROUP

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

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

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

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.

PAR­ENT/TOD­DLER GROUP

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.

UN­DER­AGE GAA

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’.

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