A farmers market will take place in Valleymount Hall this coming Sunday, September 16, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Refreshments will be on sale. Make sure to come along on the day.
Hospice coffee morning
The hospice coffee morning will take place in St Kevin’s Hall on Friday, September 28, from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Donations for same much appreciated. Thank you,
A variety concert will be coming your way on Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m. in the Tramway Theatre Blessington in aid of Blessington/ Baltinglass Day-Care Centres. Acts will include Richie, Lorraine and the Young Willoughby’s, The Ballymore Eustace Prelude Ensemble, Amy Barrett and Alexandra Douglas. Tickets priced at €12 are on sale in the parish office, Hennessy’s and the Office Shop Info: can be got from 087 2934806.
Camino info evening
A Camino de Santiago information evening will take place in Charles Camping Blessington on Thursday, September 27, from 7 p.m. You will be able to get information on walking, travel and accommodation. All are most welcome to attend on the night.
The late Joe O’Riordan RIP
The death took place recently of Joe O’Riordan, Kilbride Road, Blessington. His remains were removed to the Church of Our Lady Blessington for requiem Mass and his burial took place in Shanganagh Cemetery Dublin. There was a large attendance at Joe’s funeral which was most fitting as he was well known in the Blessington area and will be missed by all who knew him.
On Sunday, September 16, the annual blessing of the graves and celebration of Mass will take place in Manor Kilbride Cemetery at 2 p.m. Parishioners are advised to notify relatives and friends living outside the area in plenty of time in case they may wish to come along n the day.
Volunteers are urgently needed to teach older people to use computers in Blessington Library. Age Action is running basic computer classes for older people in Blessington Library. Classes are held on Thursday afternoons from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and run for five weeks. Class sizes are small with one volunteer tutor for every student. Basic computer skills and an interest in working with older people are needed but patience and a good sense of humour are just as important. Training will be provided. If you can help or would like more information please email email@example.com or telephone 087 6951053.
Is alcohol causing problems for you or someone you know? There is a solution. An Open Public AA meeting will be taking place in St Joseph’s Hall on Monday, September 17, from 8 p.m. to 9.30 with speakers from the medical profession, Alcoholics Anonymous and Al Anon. Refreshments will be supplied on the night.
Blessington FC Academy returned last Sunday September 9 at Blessington Community College. It takes place weekly from 10 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. The Academy caters for boys and girls born in 2013,2012 and 2011. If your child is interested in joining, please contact Academy Director JP King at 087 8161838.
The West Wicklow Historical Society is bringing you an event with a difference’ Hello Delia Murphy’ is the story of the singer Delia Murphy, whose signature tune was ‘The Spinning Wheel’. She was credited with laying the groundwork for the Irish folk revival in the 1930s – 1950s, continued later by Liam Clancy.
The presentation is a talk interspersed with Delia’s songs. It is given/ sung by her niece Carmen Cullen accompanied on guitar by Gerry Anderson. Carmen has a local connection, as her uncle was the late Des Cullen, for decades a chemist in Baltinglass. The presentation takes place in Baltinglass Courthouse on Wednesday, September 26, at 8 p.m. Tickets, priced at €10 are on sale in advance. Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 086 3301032.
It was a bad day at the office last Sunday at Aughrim for Blessington senior footballers. They were knocked out of the championship by St Pat’s. It was a match the ‘Blues’ ad to win so it was a typical encounter. But once again in this year’s championship they got off to the worst possible start as they conceded three early goes which left them chasing the match. However, by half-time they had reduced the deficit to four points. But that was as close as it got with St Pat’s running out winners by eight points.
So the long wait goes on for a county championship for the ‘Blues’. Ah well, what’s another year.
Community Walking Group
Blessington Community Walking Group meets every Monday at 7 p.m. in the Coimín Centre (€2 for tea or coffee afterwards) and every Thursday at 7 p.m. in the car park of Avon Ri. All ages and fitness are welcome.
West Wicklow Cancer Support invite people touched by cancer to a morning of essential oils meditation and relaxation with Gemma Deeney in the HSE building, Primary Care Centre, Blessington (opposite Aldi) on Wednesday, September 12, from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. No charge.
Bus to Maynooth
Some local students are trying to organise a bus to Maynooth University.
The bus will depart from Blessington every morning from Monday to Friday.
wPick up points are in Blessington, Eadestown, Punchestown and Naas. It will return every evening from Maynooth University Campus. For further details you can contact Andrew tel.087 2438887.
Parish Book Club
Parish Book Club resumes on Thursday, September 27, at 10 a.m. in the Coimin Centre: ‘Thupten Jinpa: A Fearless Heart. Why compassion is the key to greater wellbeing’ is the book of the week.
Blessington and District Credit Union’s €3,000 Scholarship Draw is open to members and members children. Closing date will be October 5.
Student loans are also available at a reduced interest rates.
Call into the office or phone Tracey at 045 865 328 or apply at blessingtoncu.ie.
Blessington History Society’s next talk will be Dublin’s First Map (Speed’s plan 1610) given by Séamus O’Maitiu in the Coimin Centre on Thursday, September 20, at 8 p.m. Non-Members €5.