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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.


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.


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.


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 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]­



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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