AROUND THE DISTRICTS
Powerscourt Tomorrow (Thursday): 10 a.m. – Holy Communion in Powerscourt Church.
Services of Worship in Powerscourt for this Sunday – Advent 2: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Communion One (Said); 11.30 a.m. – Family Service.
Services of Worship in Kilbride for this Sunday – Advent 2: 10 a.m. – Family Service.
Carol Singing in Aid of the Simon Community: In Powerscourt House on Saturday, December 15, from 3 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. Please do come and join us. Further information available from Rev Niall Stratford.
ST MARY’S CHURCH
The Rosary is said at 9.55 a.m. before Mass each morning in St Mary’s Prayer Room. Mass tomorrow (Thursday), Friday and Saturday at 10.15 a.m. Prayer Service today (Wednesday) at 10.15 a.m. Mass in St Mochonog’s at 10 a.m. on Friday. Exposition of Blessed Sacrament after 10.15 a.m. Mass on Friday morning in St Mary’s. Anointing of the sick after Mass on First Friday of the month. Mass in St Mochonog’s at 10 a.m. on Friday.
The next meeting of the Enniskerry History Society, which meets under the guidance John Callan, society president, 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’, one of Ireland’s most famous singers – all welcome, 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 ‘From Carrickfergus to Carcasone – Hugh de Lacy and the Cathar Crusade’ by Paul Duffy to the Rathmichael Historical Society in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill. All welcome – admission €4; tomorrow (Thursday) 11.30 a.m. talk by James Scannell, recalling ‘Christmas 1943 in Bray, Co. Wicklow’ in Ballywaltrim Library, Boghall Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All welcome – admission free; the 7 p.m. talk by James Scannell, recalling ‘Christmas 1918 in Kingstown and Dalkey’ in Dalkey Library, Castle Street, Dalkey, Co. Dublin. All welcome – admission free; Friday’ 11.30 a.m. talk by James Scannell, recalling ‘Christmas 1918 in Bray, Co. Wicklow’ in Bray Library, Eglinton Road, Bray, Co. Wicklow. All welcome – admission free; the 8 p.m. lecture by Anthony Kinsella on ‘Home for Christmas: John Francis O’Reilly and John Kenny, the last German agents to drop in’ to the Military History Society of Ireland in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin eight. All welcome – wheelchair access available; Saturdays 2.30 p.m. lecture by Marcin Hasik covering ‘Polish Armed Forces in the Russian army in the First World War’ to the Western Front Association (Dublin Branch) in the Museum of Decorative Arts and History Lec- ture Theatre, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin seven. All welcome – €3 donation appreciated; next Mondays 1.05 p.m. talk by Dawn Klos on ‘The Widow’s Tale’ to the friends of Medieval Dublin in Dublin City Council, Wood Quay Venue, Dublin two. All welcome – admission free; and next Tuesday night’s 8 p.m. Peter Pearson lecture on ‘Art, Artefacts and Old Buildings in Dublin and Wicklow’ to the Kilmacanogue History Society in the Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs, Delgany, Co. Wicklow. All welcome – admission €3.
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.
The successful and long-established Stagebratz Starz are excited to bring their well-renowned theatre classes to Glenealy hall. Offering jam-packed weekly classes of singing, dancing, Acting and musical Theatre for four to 17 years, there is something to appeal to everyone. With shows, Performances and competitions each year, we focus on bringing out the confidence and love of the stage in every little star.
Classes are on Tuesdays from 4.15 p.m. to 5.15 p.m. For more details or to book your place, please contact Parice or Kerry at 083 1563897.
Indoor bowls is back in Glenealy Village Hall every Wednesday night from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. just drop in any Wedsnesday night if you would like to start playing In door bowls great Hobbie for the winter nights. For more information contact 0404 44040.
The cottage market Glenealy located in the Glenealy Garden Centre, takes place every Saturday from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. The market features local and organic vegetables, freshly baked breads, cakes and savouries, as well as jams, chutneys and tarts. Locally produced wild honey is on offer as are healthy Aloe products. Beautiful wood turned pieces, artisan gifts such as delicate dried flower crafts, tea, coffee and healthy snacks are also available. So come along, support local Wicklow producers and enjoy the atmosphere in our little cottage market. New stall holders are always welcome.
The next GAA bingo will be in Glenealy Village Hall on Sunday, December 9, at 3 p.m. Great cash prizes to be won. Hope to see you there and bring a friend.
There is New Pilates classes starting in Glenealy Village Hall on Tuesday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. and on Friday mornings from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. Beginners/improvers and all ages welcome. Seven classes for €70 or drop-in-rate €12. Pilates strengthens core muscles, improves muscle control, flexibility, co-ordination, strength and tone, as well as alignment and breathing. To book your place contact Zara Elkinson at 087 9367474. Like on Facebook to keep up to date at pilates with Zara.
Gymboree play and music classes every Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. in Glenealy Village Hall. suitable for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from six months – four years. Teach your child a love of music through songs, dance, movement fun and musical instruments, exploring various different music styles. Booking is essential as places are limited. Contact Rachel at 086 8330212 for more information and to book your place.
The Saturdays playgroup will be back in Glenealy village on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to midday. Fun play for pre-school children and up. Cost is €3 per family.
Just to bring to your attention registration is on going for 2018,2019,2020. New ECCE start date is two years and eight months, morning and afternoon sessions available, contact Sheena at 086 4066308 for more information.
GLENEALY CARD DRIVE
Whist partner card card drive will be on in Glenealy village hall this Thursday, December 6, and 45 card drive will be the following Thursday, December 13, both nights at 8.30 p.m. New players always welcome.
FOROIGE YOUTH CLUB
Glenealy Foróige youth club is back in Glenealy Village hall every Friday night from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. for youths aged 12 years to 18 years. Anyone interested can come along any Friday night for more information contact 0404 44040.
Our state-of-the-art astroturf pitch is available. We are taking bookings for morning, afternoon or evening times at very competitive rates.
Please contact us at 0404 44040 for more information.
GLENEALY VILLAGE HALL
Glenealy village hall is now available for corporate and social events, meetings, parties, workshops etc.with great facilities and keen rates. Mornings, afternoons and evening times are now available. For more information contact us at 0404 44040 or e. mail us at glenealyvillage[email protected]com.net.
3 HILLS IN A DAY
Well done to our Kilmacanogue Cubs that set off recently on their annual Three Hills Challenge. These climbs took place to the big Sugarloaf, Little Sugarloaf and Bray Head all in the one day. This year they were joined by some students studying in the nearby Woodlands Academy so it was also a cultural and community experience.
Some of our younger cubs joined the group on the Big Sugarloaf and the newest recruits joined them for the Bray Head stage. They set out at 9.45 a.m. and finished their day at 4 p.m. Well done to everyone who walked on the day and thank you to our support team providing refreshments along the way, It was a tiring but a very enjoyable day.
NEW OWNERS OF PLUCKS
Best wishes to Caroline and Shane McNamara who reopened Plucks on Friday evening (November 30) under new management.
People would know Caroline and Shane from the Horse and Hound in Delgany which they ran of late and they look forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks. We wish you both the very best of luck in your new venture.
HISTORY SOCIETY LECTURE
The members of our local Kilmacanogue History Society are eagerly looking forward to the last lecture of the 2018 Calendar. The lecture is titled ‘Art, Artefacts and Old Buildings in Dublin and Wicklow and it will be presented by Peter Pearson.
Peter is a noted Artist, Historian and Conservationist. He has been instrumental in the preservation of the built heritage in Wicklow and Dublin. Peter will make all present aware of the challenges that are involved in such endeavours. He is a native of Dun Laoghaire and has been a professional painter and writer all his life and will be a most interesting presenter to listen to.
Start time is at 8 p.m. in the Glenview Hotel on Tuesday, December 11, and as always, new members are very welcome. Price is just €4 for anyone wishing to come along, €3 for existing members.
SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY
The annual senior citizens Christmas party is upon us and will take place in the Summerhill House Hotel this Sunday (ninth) December. Party goer’s are expected to gather around 5 p.m. with the meal at 5-30 and we hope you all have a wonderful day. The Summerhill have been most kind to our senior citizens group over the years and it is greatly appreciated.
GLENS CHRISTMAS DRAW
The annual Glencormac United Christmas Draw is here and tickets are selling fast thanks to all the loyal supporters who without fail, support this draw every year.
First Prize is €2,000 with €1,000 for second and €500 for third prize with five Prizes of €100 each also available. The draw will take place this Saturday, December 8, in Plucks and limited to 500 tickets with very few now left are at €20 from club members.
This is the main fundraiser for the club each year to cover the cost of Academy, six Underage teams and senior team and the club rely on the support of you all. It is also the Christmas night out for the parents of all the club’s little superstars..
The senior team were the only ones in action last weekend and travelled to Bray to play St Peter’s. The Glens were understrength with five players working but put in a brave performance in a 3-2 defeat. Josh O’Callaghan got both the goals and he was outstanding on the day.
Gerry and Sophie Hynes, Ayla Murphy, Amanda Hatton and Sharon Berkhahn at the Christmas fair in Glenealy Village Hall.