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 Lecture 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.
Gerry and Sophie Hynes, Ayla Murphy, Amanda Hatton and Sharon Berkhahn at the Christmas fair in Glenealy Village Hall.