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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.


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.


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’.

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