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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 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.

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