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Pow­er­scourt To­mor­row (Thurs­day): 10 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion in Pow­er­scourt Church.

Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Pow­er­scourt for this Sun­day – The King­ship of Christ: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer Two.

Moth­ers’ Union: The AGM will take place tonight (Wed­nes­day) in the hall at 8 p.m. at which we will re­view the ac­tiv­i­ties of the past year and dis­cuss plans for the com­ing ses­sions.

Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Kilbride for this Sun­day – The King­ship of Christ: 10 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer Two.

Pow­er­scourt Na­tional School: This year’s mu­si­cal is ‘The Snow Queen’ and we look for­ward to per­form­ing it in De­cem­ber. All the se­nior pupils have been cast and we are be­gin­ning to learn lines and songs. This mu­si­cal is based on Hans Chris­tian An­der­sen’s tale about Gerda’s quest to save her brother from the Snow Queen.


Copies of Al­tar Lists of the Dead: These are avail­able at the back of the church – please com­plete and re­turn in en­velopes pro­vided. They can be left into sac­risty or parish of­fice. Mass is of­fered on the First Fri­day of each month for all those whose names are on the Al­tar List of the Dead.

St Mo­chonog’s: Call­ing All Vol­un­teers. We would like to pro­vide tea or cof­fee and re­fresh­ments after Mass in Kil­macanogue on cer­tain Sun­days and spe­cial oc­ca­sions. We are look­ing for vol­un­teers to be part of our hos­pi­tal­ity team. If you are in­ter­ested in help­ing out please con­tact the parish of­fice at 01 202 1882. Thank you.

Christ­mas Con­cert: We are de­lighted to hear that world-renowned so­prano Ni­amh Mur­ray and Con­cert Choir will re­turn for an­other won­der­ful con­cert se­ries in St Mary’s on Satur­day, De­cem­ber 15, and Sun­day, De­cem­ber 16, The con­certs were com­pletely sold out last year, so to se­cure your tick­ets early this year you can call Mar­garet or Joyce in the parish of­fices En­niskerry 01 276 0030/Kil­macanogue 01 202 1882.

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.


The next meet­ing of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety will take place at 8.30 p.m. on Thurs­day, De­cem­ber 13, in the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel at which Carmel Cullen will present her lec­ture ‘The His­tory of Delia Mur­phy’ – ad­mis­sion €5.

Un­til then events which may of in­ter­est to mem­bers and sup­port­ers of the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety are tonight’s (Wed­nes­day) 8 p.m. lec­ture by Vin­cent Ruddy on ‘Pre-Famine Dublin: A Calamity Wait­ing to Hap­pen?’ to the Dun Laoghaire Bor­ough His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety in the Royal Ma­rine Ho­tel, Ma­rine Road, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All wel­come – en­trance €3; Satur­days Lo­cal His­tory Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dublin City Li­brary and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin two, at which the fol­low­ing lec­tures will take place – ‘No Blood on the Ceil­ing: the story of Ed­ward Ball’ – Pól Ó Duib­hir; ‘Ser­vice Ter­mi­nated; the last Trams from Dartry and Mill­town, Oc­to­ber 1948’ – James Scan­nell; ‘Fred­er­ick Dou­glas in Ire­land’ – Ce­cilia Hart­sell; ‘As­pects of the Sk­er­ries Ir­ish Vol­un­teer Com­pany’s re­or­gan­i­sa­tion’ – Frank Whear­ity; ‘Re­mem­ber­ing Our Ref­er­enda: the 1983 Ref­er­en­dum Cam­paign’ – Mary Mul­downey. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free; next Wed­nes­days 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Novem­ber ‘Open Morn­ing Meet­ing’ of the Ge­nealog­i­cal So­ci­ety of Ire­land in the Royal Ma­rine Ho­tel, Ma­rine Road, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. All wel­come – con­tri­bu­tion of €4 in­cludes tea or cof­fee; the 6 p.m. meet­ing of the Old Dublin So­ci­ety in Dublin City Li­brary and Archive, Dublin two, at which Ken Fin­lay will present his lec­ture ‘Charles Cameron – Sav­ing the City’ The AGM will fol­low this lec­ture. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.

Mem­bers and Sup­port­ers of the En­niskerry So­ci­ety are also re­minded that the Old Bray So­ci­ety has pub­lished a spe­cial lim­ited is­sue of the Bray His­tor­i­cal Record – ‘First World War Spe­cial Is­sue’ which re­calls those from the county who took part in this con­flict. Over the counter copies avail­able from the Town Hall Book­shop, 23 Florence Road, Bray.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the En­niskerry His­tory So­ci­ety avail­able from John Cal­lan at 01 2867853.


Open­ing hours for the li­brary lo­cated on Church Road, En­niskerry, are – Tues­day and Fri­day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Wed­nes­day: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m., and Satur­day: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. New mem­bers to the li­brary are al­ways very wel­come. Please phone 01 2864339 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion or to re­new books.


Op­er­ates in En­niskerry and Kil­macanogue and de­liv­ers hot meals ev­ery Tues­day and Thurs­day to older peo­ple in their homes. It’s an op­por­tu­nity to con­nect with the com­mu­nity and pro­vide a hot meal and so­cial con­tact call to older peo­ple in the area. We are look­ing for vol­un­teer driv­ers who can give up two or three hours twice a month to fa­cil­i­tate this much needed ser­vice. In­ter­ested vol­un­teers should con­tact Maoil­iosa Kelly at 086 8322466 for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion.

In at­ten­dance for the re­cent far­well din­ner dance for Fr Yusuf Ba­mai were: (from left) Mrs El­iz­a­beth Oni­wona, Aghogho Atiy­ota, Sr Julie Do­ran, Vic­tor Oni­wona, Fr Yusuf Ba­mai, Ben­son Atiy­ota, Sher­man and Fa­tima Kave, and Fr James Ayuba.

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