CÚL CAMP SUCCESS
Enniskerry GAA Juvenile Section ran a great Cúl Camp last week at the club Grounds in Pairc na Sillogue. The boys and girls had a great time well done to all.
The second game in Enniskerrys Group of the Junior Football Championship takes place this Thursday night in Pairc na Sillogue against Avoca. A win would put Enniskerry in a good place to reach the knockout stages. A vast improvement is needed from their win over Dunlavin.
Enniskerry walkers are off to Greystones next week via the cliff Walk with two options on the return journey walk or take the Dart.
PAR 3 GOLF
Local Mr Spar Seán Windsor took the Honours of late in the Enniskerry Par 3 golf, hitting the top form at the right is par for the course with big events on the horizon.
Input into the next edition of the Clarion is due now so all submissions are due now.
Powerscourt Arms Hotel darts team will play the last game of the long drawn season at home to the powerful but beatable Woodpecker. A full panel is available for the Enniskerry Pitchers to finish on a High.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for Sunday, August 6 – Trinity 8: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Holy Communion 2.
Daily Prayer and Open Church, midday and 5 p.m. each day: Powerscourt Church has re-opened for daily prayer. This year there will be two times of prayer, midday and 5 p.m. with the church being open between those times for quiet space and personal prayer.
Car boot sales in aid of Powerscourt Parish Funds: These take on the last Saturday of the month in Powerscourt Church – Paddock, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The August one takes place On Saturday, August 26, For further details, contact Robert Allison at 086 3835151.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for Sunday, August 6 – Trinity 8: 10 a.m. – Holy Communion Two.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
Mass Times: Enniskerry: Sunday Mass at 11 a.m.; Weekday Morning Mass on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 10.15 a.m.; Prayer Service on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10.15 a.m. Holy Days – as announced. Curtlestown: Sunday Mass at 10 a.m.; Glencree: 9 a.m. Mass on the First Sunday of the month; Kilmacanaogue: Sundays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Holy Days – as announced.
Sacrament of Reconciliation – (Confessions): 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.
The Rosary: The Rosary is recited each morning (before Mass and Prayer Services) at 10 a.m.
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.
Welcome: I am very happy to let you know that Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has appointed Fr Bernard Kennedy, Administrator of Beechwood Avenue Parish, Ranelagh to be Co-P.P. in the Bray/Enniskerry Pastoral Area residing in Enniskerry. Fr Kennedy was born in Rathfarnham, and educated at De La Salle College, Churchtown, studied Philosophy and Theology at Mater Dei Institute and Holy Cross Seminary Dublin and was ordained by Archbishop Ryan in 1979. Fr Kennedy also writes poetry and can be found on poemhunter. com. We welcome Fr Bernard and wish him many years of happiness here in Enniskerry – Fr Larry Behan.
Curtlestown Cemetery Clean Up: Continues tonight (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. Please bring strimmers and rakes. We would appreciate more help to ease the work on our regular volunteers who are doing great work. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.
Annual Blessing of Graves: Kilmacanogue on Sunday, August 20, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sunday, August 27, at 3 p.m.
Monthly Rosary Group: Meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. in the Prayer room in St Mary’s Church. Next meeting is on Monday, August 7, Legion of Mary – Kilmacanogue Presidium: Meet at 11.30 a.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.
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 Facebook page and like it please.
The Enniskerry History Society is on summer Recess till meetings resume in the autumn. Two events in the coming week which may be of interest to members are this Saturdays Militaria and Medal hosted by the Medal Society of Ireland from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Knox Memorial Hall, Monkstown Village, Co. Dublin, admission €4; next Mondays Vintage Car Show in Main Street, Dalkey, and next Tuesdays 8 p.m. lecture on ‘Where historical Geography meets Genealogy by Brian Hollinshead to the Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dún Laoghaire Further Education Institute, Cumberland Street, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Members and supporters of the Enniskerry History Society are asked to note that the Rathmichael Historical Society’s 43rd summer series of Evening Lectures will take place in Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, Co. Dublin (Junction of Dublin Road and Stonebridge Road, Shankill) from Monday, August 14, to Friday, August 18, nightly at 8 p.m. – the Leo Swan Memorial Lecture will take place on Wednesday, August 16, The programme is as follows – Monday, August 14: ‘Everything but the Apothecary – Recent Excavations at Kevin Street, Dublin’ by Alan Hayden; Tuesday, August 15: ‘Tullagh and the burial grounds excavated at Mount Offaly and Cherrywood: social organisation on the cusp of Christianity’ by Gillian Boazman; Wednesday, August 16: The Leo Swan Memorial Lecture – ‘Rath Melsig: The Anglo-Saxons in Ireland’ by An tOllamh Dáibhí Ó Cróiní; Thursday, August 17: ‘The Murder of a Tomb: Recent Discoveries at the Hellfire Club’ by Neil Jackman; Friday, August 18: ‘St Mary’s Abbey and its Medieval Grange farms, Co. Dublin’ by Geraldine Stout. Enquiries: Richard Ryan, email – rmjryan@ gmail.com or call 01 2853960. Further information on the Enniskerry History Society and its activities available from John Callan at 01 2867853.
Opening hours are as follow: Wednesday – 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and Friday – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. New members to the Library are always very welcome. Please phone 01 2864339 for further information or to renew books.
The friends of Ben Melia in conjunction with Enniskerry YC AFC are holding a golf classic in Powerscourt Golf Club on Sunday, September 3, The format will be a team of four (any combination).
The cost is €280 per team including dinner. We are also holding a Monster Raffle + Music and Craic in the Powerscourt Arms Country House Hotel on Friday, September 8.
Sponsorship – If you are interested in entering a Team/ Sponsoring a Tee Box/Green/ Golf Prize or a prize for the raffle contact Stephen Barry at 086 3725183, Dessie Doran at 087 2568366 or Alan King at 086 1724212. All help and support welcome.
Takes place on Sunday, September 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join up to 10,000 others for a wonderful day of family fun. Fairground, pony rides, pet farm, games, traditional sports, dog show, competitions, art and crafts, music and dancing and much more. Tickets at venue, kids free, Just €5. Preceded by Event in the Tent on Friday, September 8, from 8 p.m. to 1.30 a.m. A fantastic night of live music, dancing, food, drink and merriment. Pig-on-a-spit, Wicklow Wolf beer, Live entertainment by Bunty and the Bristlehounds. DJ till 1.30 a.m. Fantastic raffle. Tickets €25 including food and first drink – see enniskerryfestival.ie for further details.
Taking part in one of the events at the Kilmacanogue Horse Show at Monastery Cross was Sadhbh Bates rididng ‘Ellie’, being lead by Georgie Wilkinson and ‘Toby’.