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GAA CLUB NEWS

En­niskerry GAA wish to thank all who bought or sold tick­ets for Na­tional Draw. Train­ing for both ladies and Men’s team take place in club grounds on Tues­days and Thurs­day at 7.30 p.m. Ladies are look­ing for ex­pe­ri­enced coach.

Scor – If you sing, dance, play mu­sic, act, re­cite or want to take part in table quiz please con­tact Liam Kane to com­pete in County Scor next month.

SOC­CER

The only games played over the week­end were two youth games one against Sham­rock Rovers. Work is go­ing ahead on Patsy Carr Acad­emy, more news from Stephen Barry.

WALK­ERS

Next out­ing for En­niskerry Walk­ers is on March 25 – the route is Vartry Reser­voir Cir­cuit. Meet at Wind­sors Spar at 1.30 p.m.

CLAR­ION

Mid­day to­day Wed­nes­day is the clos­ing date for notes to be in­cluded in the next edi­tion of Clar­ion.

DARTS

It was back to win­ning ways last week for Pow­er­scourt Arms Ho­tel. A great start by the top pitch­ers was fol­lowed by im­pres­sive dis­plays by the su­per subs. The team is home again next Tues­day.

POW­ER­SCOURT/KIL­BRIDE

Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Pow­er­scourt for Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 – The Sec­ond Sun­day Be­fore Lent: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion Two.

Church Lunch: This Sun­day at 1 p.m. in the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel.

Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Kil­bride for Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 19 – The Sec­ond Sun­day Be­fore Lent: 10 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion One.

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. Tonight (Wed­nes­day) the Con­fir­ma­tion Group will meet in ‘The Shed’ at 7.30 p.m. and next Wed­nes­day will visit St Michan’s Church.

Mothers’ Union: Tonight (Wed­nes­day) 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

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.

An­nual Col­lec­tion for AC­CORD – Catholic Mar­riage Care Ser­vices: This will re­place the SHARE col­lec­tion at all Masses this week­end.

Con­fir­ma­tion Prepa­ra­tion Mass – This Sun­day: The fifth of the 2017 Con­fir­ma­tion Prepa­ra­tion Masses takes place this Sun­day at 10 a.m. in St Mochonog’s and at 11 a.m. in St Mary’s. The Theme for the Mass is ‘What a Chal­lenge’. In the Gospel of the Mass, Je­sus is call­ing on his fol­low­ers to be ‘wit­nesses’ of where they wit­ness Christ’s love in school and at home.

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.

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 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.

SCHOOL CAKE SALE

St Mary’s and St Ger­ard’s NS will have their an­nual cake sale from 1.45 p.m. to­mor­row (Thurs­day) in the school.

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.

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.

HIS­TORY SO­CI­ETY

Last Thurs­day night lo­cal his­to­rian and au­thor Brian White, who is also chair­per­son of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety was the guest speaker for the Fe­bru­ary 8.30 p.m. meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety in the Pow­er­court Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel at which Brian pre­sented a se­lec­tion of ‘Tales of Wicklow’ in which he re­called events, peo­ple, and places as­so­ci­ated with County Wicklow and ex­panded on items fea­tured his re­cent best-sell­ing book ‘The Lit­tle Book of Bray and En­niskerry’ in ad­di­tion to pro­vid­ing 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.

The March meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety takes place in the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House at 8.30 p.m. at which Frank Tracy will re­turn to present his lec­ture ‘The story of Glen­cree’ which was sched­uled to take place in Jan­uary but which had to be can­celled at the last minute due to ad­verse weather con­di­tions. All wel­come to at­tend – ad­mis­sion €4.

In the mean­time mem­bers of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety are in­vited to at­tend to­mor­row (Thurs­day) night’s 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Royal Ho­tel Bray, at which James Scan­nell will present his lec­ture ‘Cap­tain Her­mann Görtz, the Ger­man WW2 in­tel­li­gence gatherer who landed in uni­form’ – all wel­come, ad­mis­sion €5; and to the Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 22, 6.30 p.m. meet­ing of the Old Dublin So­ci­ety in the Con­fer­ence Room of Dublin City Li­brary and Archive, 138 – 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which Gre­gory Young will present his lec­ture ‘Fran­cis Smyth and Sons, um­brella man­u­fac­tur­ers, Dublin, 1836-1967’. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.

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. 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 info.

The an­nual trip this year will be to Gal­way. Par­tic­i­pants will travel by coach on Mon­day, April 17, and re­turn on Fri­day, April 21. The group will stay in Flan­nery’s Ho­tel, Gal­way. Daytrips will in­cor­po­rate vis­its to places such as Clif­den and Kyle­more Abbey and Gar­dens, ferry to Inish­more, half day scenic tour of South Gal­way and North Clare via Bal­ly­vaughan and the Bur­ren and other places of in­ter­est. To­tal Cost €330 (Shar­ing) and €410 (Sin­gle Room Oc- cu­pancy). If you wish to re­serve a place please give your name and a non-re­fund­able de­posit of €30 to Veron­ica Byrne (086 3935471) or Tony Ren­nix (086 0747039) prior to March 1, with full pay­ment no later than March 31.

EASTER EGG AP­PEAL

This an­nual char­ity day will be held on Satur­day, April 8, from mid­day to 5 p.m. in the Mill Room. Or­gan­iser Sylvia Scan­lon wants to buy 60 easter eggs for pa­tients at Newcastle Hos­pi­tal with the bal­ance of funds be­ing split be­tween the Open Door, Kilcoole Tidy Towns and Bray Lak­ers. There will be a draw with 100 prizes. If any­one would like to do­nate a prize or un­wanted gift please drop in to Kilcoole Phar­macy.

COM­MU­NITY CEN­TRE

The cen­tre is avail­able for book­ings (e.g. classes, meet­ings, birth­day par­ties). Book­ings can be made via email kil­coolecc@gmail.com or by phone 01 2872017. Of­fice open­ing hours: Mon­day to Thurs­day 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Fri­day 9 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.

LOTTO

Bingo is held on Mon­day nights in St Pa­trick’s hall at 8 p.m. Ev­ery­body is wel­come.

NOTES

If you would like to have a no­tice in­cluded in the Kilcoole Notes please email jen­nifer­wick­low2016@hot­mail.com.

Eimear O’Con­nor with Bat Master­son, Tommy O’Rourke and Charles Egan at the Kil­mac His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety talk on ‘Sean Keat­ing: Art Pol­i­tics and the Build­ing the Ir­ish Na­tion’ which took place in the Glen­view Ho­tel.

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