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Last week was a tough one in the area as we lost three dear­est ladies that formed a big part of our com­mu­nity. The first of those deaths was Eileen Fitzger­ald (née Jo­ce­lyn) of Glen­cor­mac, who passed away on June 12. Eileen died peace­fully in the care of the staff of St Vin­cent’s Univer­sity Hospi­tal fol­low­ing a re­cent hip op­er­a­tion.

She was the beloved wife (and num­ber one fan when he played the Mona Lisa on the mouth or­gan) of the late Matthew (Matt) Fitzger­ald. She will be deeply re­gret­ted by her lov­ing sons Paul, Chris and Liam and daugh­ter Ber­nice, daugh­ter-in-law Sheila, broth­ers-in-law, sis­ter-in-law, grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, nieces, neph­ews, ex­tended fam­ily, rel­a­tives and friends.

Eileen re­posed at her home on Thurs­day evening where many called to ‘The Cot­tage’ to pay their re­spects to a lovely woman and her Fu­neral Mass took place on Fri­day morn­ing in St Mo­chonog’s Church, Kil­macanogue fol­lowed by burial in the ad­join­ing ceme­tery.

Eileen, who were a truly lovely per­son but the great­est com­fort we can all have is know­ing your re­united with ‘Mat­tie’ and back by his side as you were for all your mar­ried life to­gether. Rest in peace Eileen, heaven has gained a good one.


More sad news was to fol­low when a close neigh­bour of Eileen, the fa­mous Elsie Hop­kins of Glen­cor­mac, slipped away peace­fully on June 13 in the lov­ing care of the staff at St Vin­cent’s Univer­sity Hospi­tal.

Elsie was in her 89th year and beloved daugh­ter of the late Peter and Mary, sis­ter of the late Jim, Vera, Pa­tri­cia and Al. She will be sadly missed by her lov­ing neph­ews John and Alan, niece Helen and their spouses Iso­bel, Nuala and Vi­vian, grand­nephews Scott, Garry, Ti­mothy and Christo­pher, grand­nieces Bar­bara and Sarah, ex­tended fam­ily, neigh­bours and friends.

Elsie re­posed at Thomas Murphy and Sons Fu­neral Home on Sun­day evening and her Fu­neral Mass took place on Mon­day in St Mo­chonog’s Church fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in the Old Ceme­tery in Kil­macanogue.

Elsie was one of the great char­ac­ters in Kil­macanogue, who we all knew. A very tall lady, I re­call many for­mer col­leagues say­ing she used to do the work of two men when she worked in So­lus for many years. In the later years, she cared for her sis­ter (Patty) and loved the Kil­macanogue se­nior cit­i­zens group and out­ings where she was al­ways at the soul of the party.

The ‘Kil­macanogue Diary’ has also lost one of its big­gest fans and ac­cord­ing to her lov­ing nephew John, Elsie loved to see her photo fea­tured in it. Well to­day Elsie, we are happy to fea­ture you for one last time in mem­ory, Rest in peace.


The sad news kept con­tin­u­ing when the com­mu­nity heard of the pass­ing of Lily Ka­vanagh (née Mul­vey) Kil­molin in En­niskerry but well known to us all in Kil­macanogue. Lily was in her 92nd year and died peace­fully sur­rounded by her lov­ing fam­ily, in the lov­ing care of the doc­tors, nurses and staff of St Vin­cent’s Univer­sity Hospi­tal.

She was the beloved wife of the late Robert and sis­ter of the late Jen­nie. Lily will be sadly missed and re­mem­bered with love by her devoted chil­dren Richard, Mar­garet, James, Robby, Noel, Jane, Paul, Rose­mary, Brendan and Gary, sons-in-law, daugh­ters-in-law, grand­chil­dren, great-grand­chil­dren, nieces, nephew, ex­tended fam­ily, neigh­bours and all those who touched Lily’s life through her in­volve­ment in the com­mu­nity.

She re­posed at her home on Fri­day and Satur­day. Her re­moval took place on Sun­day from her home, walking to the Im­mac­u­late Heart of Mary Church, En­niskerry for her Fu­neral Mass fol­lowed by in­ter­ment in St Mo­chonog’s Ceme­tery, Kil­macanogue where large crowds gathered to say one fi­nal farewell to this le­gend.

Lily ded­i­cated a lot of her time to the Com­mu­nity Games and as Kil­macanogue is so closely linked to En­niskerry for this event, she was well known to many in Kil­macanogue. She also or­gan­ised the pil­grim­age in Au­gust of each year and peo­ple dared not be late to miss Lily’s pick up time in Kil­macanogue for that event.

Lily, we know your fam­ily will miss you greatly but so too will the en­tire com­mu­nity where you gave so much. You can rest in peace now but no doubt you will be look­ing to get on some com­mit­tee up above.


The an­nual Kil­macanogue Horse Show will take place on Satur­day, July 27, so please mark it in your Diaries. It is al­ways a great fam­ily day out so please try and at­tend and sup­port this great show which ben­e­fits nu­mer­ous lo­cal char­i­ties.


The fol­low­ing are the pro­grammes for June 2019 in Calary Church (Eir­code A98 H766)

Up first this Fri­day (21st), Mu­sici Ire­land with Lance Coburn (pi­ano) Miriam Roy­croft (cello) and Beth McNinch (vi­ola) will per­form Beethoven’s Eye­glass Duo, Schu­mann’s Marchen­bilder, Da Falla’s Suite Pop­u­lar Es­pañola, Carl Vine’s five Ba­gatelles and Brahms’s Pi­ano Trio in A mi­nor Op. 114.

On Tues­day, June 25, Ellen Jans­son (pi­ano) will per­form Beethoven’s Sonata in A-flat Op. 26, De­bussy’s Feux d’ar­ti­fice, Alex­ina Louie’s ‘Warrior’ from Scenes from a Jade Ter­race, Bach’s Chro­matic Fan­tasie and Fugue and Liszt’s Bal­lade No two. Lo­cal artist, Declan Cooke (pi­ano) will per­form Ed­vard Greig’s ‘Wed­ding Day at Trold­hau­gen’.

On Thurs­day, June 27, The Janet Ashe Me­mo­rial Con­cert: Adam Heron (pi­ano) will per­form Bach’s French Suite No. Three in B-mi­nor BWV 814, Schu­bert’s Pi­ano Sonata No. 16 in A-mi­nor D. 845, Al­béniz’s Ibe­ria, Cuaderno one and Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp mi­nor Op. 27 No. Two ‘Moon­light’. Lo­cal artist, Jack Lawlor (pi­ano), will play Chopin’s Noc­turne in Eb ma­jor, De­bussy’s Clair de Lune and De­bussy’s La Fille Aux Cheveux de Lin.

All con­certs be­gin at 8 p.m. and tick­ets, which are €18 and €15 for con­ces­sions, are avail­able from John 01 2818146 or be email­ing derekneil­[email protected]­com. net.


The gar­den of Ire­land Vin­tage Car Club will host the Tom Kennedy Vin­tage and Clas­sic Car Show at Kil­macanogue GAA Club on Sun­day, July 14, from mid­day. All Vin­tage and Clas­sic Cars, Trucks and Mo­tor Cy­cles are wel­come and en­try is by a do­na­tion at the gate on the day.

All pro­ceeds will go St Anne’s On­col­ogy Ward St Vin­cent’s Hospi­tal, Dublin.


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This Satur­day (22nd), the mem­bers of Plucks Golf So­ci­ety travel to Kilkea Cas­tle GC to play for the pres­ti­gious Paddy Mul­li­gan Cup. Tee off time is 11-50 and the draw is as fol­lows

Group 1; Tom Creavin, Brian Morgan, Colm Grif­fith (2) Liam Fin­nerty, John Lys­ter and Jim Mes­sitt; (3) Mark Quinn, Ed Mul­li­gan and Mick Holly; (4) Ray Nally, Paddy O’Don­nell, Eddie Byrne and Cian Ber­ming­ham; (5) Graham Tighe, Paddy Byrne Snr, Kevin Mol­loy and An­thony McGrath; (6) Louis Nally, Brendan Fin­nerty, Damian Whe­lan and Trevor Carr; (7) Greg O’Don­nell, Em­met Kin­sella, Shay Kane and Alan O’Neill; (8) Tom Byrne, Danny Nolan, Peter McK­e­own and Ian Devlin.

The pre­sen­ta­tion of prizes will be in Plucks on Satur­day evening at 8.30 p.m. Good luck to all the golfers.

The Glen­cor­mac United an­nual sum­mer Camp for chil­dren aged from four to 14 will once again take place from Mon­day, July 1, to Fri­day, July 5, at Ry­ders Field. The cost is €60 for first child and €90 for two and €120 for a fam­ily of three or more. The Camp will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The club need to get an idea of at­ten­dees so can you please book your chil­dren in in the com­ments sec­tion.

The an­nual Wick­low Foot­ball League end of sea­son awards took place on Satur­day night in the Parkview Ho­tel in New­town.

Glen­cor­mac United were cho­sen in three cat­e­gories for awards. Sam O’Cal­laghan and Euan Van De Berg were nom­i­nated in the ‘Young Player of the Year Award’ with Sam ac­tu­ally win­ning it.

The pro­lific Nat­tan Wat­ters was up for best over­all Se­nior Player of the Year but he was pipped by New­town United’s le­gend PJ Dowling.

Damien Grif­fin and Colm Mul­li­gan were nom­i­nated for the ‘Over­all Man­ager of the Year Award’ and won it also and ac­cepted this on be­half of the play­ers and all as­so­ci­ated with the club, a nice one to win but man­agers can only work with the qual­ity of play­ers they have and the sup­port of ev­ery­one in the club and thank­fully, all are lucky on that scale.

Well done Glens, en­joy your sum­mer break be­cause ev­ery­one will be look­ing to take your scalp next year.


If you want an item of lo­cal in­ter­est to ap­pear in the Kil­macanogue notes please email col­mul­li­[email protected]­ by mid­day on Sun­day

LaraghGlen­dalough AN­NUAL PI­O­NEER VIGIL

The Wick­low Dean­ery Pi­o­neer vigil is in St Kevin’s Church Laragh on Fri­day, June 28. Mass is at 7 p.m. fin­ish­ing with bene­dic­tion at 8.15 p.m.


Spon­sored chal­lenge walk for the over seven­ties in Glen­dalough on Thurs­day, Septem­ber 26. Choice of dis­tances are avail­able. All pro­ceeds go to Part­ner­ship Amer­ica Latina. Visit palchar­i­typro­ for more de­tails. To regis­ter email Tom Mil­li­gan at hardyan­nu­[email protected] com.


Both reg­u­lar classes are fin­ished for the sum­mer months but will be back in Septem­ber. Go to brock­aghre­souce­cen­, join our Face­book pages or email us at brock­aghof­[email protected] to re­ceive our monthly news­let­ter and keep up to date on start back dates for our reg­u­lar classes that take a break dur­ing the sum­mer.


We are de­lighted to host this year’s sum­mer fes­ti­val for older peo­ple on June 25 at the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

If you are in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing save the date in your diary. More de­tails to fol­low at brock­aghre­source­cen­ or you can phone a staff mem­ber at 0404 45600 in June when we have more de­tails.


Teach­ers Katie Charles, Kerry Smith and Prin­ci­pal Kate O’Con­nor were thrilled by their stu­dents progress and au­di­ences were also en­ter­tained by the El­e­va­tion Dance Team, who per­formed a range of rou­tines from their reper­toire. The dance team is an in­ten­sively trained group of dancers from eight to 20 years who com­pete at Na­tional Level and hold many ti­tles. On June 1 the team are host­ing an in­cred­i­ble work­shop with West.

End star Adam Garcia and this Au­gust, the dance team will travel to Dis­ney­land Paris to per­form in their very own show on a Disney stage, a most pres­ti­gious op­por­tu­nity.

Au­di­tion dates for new mem­bers of the team will be an­nounced in Septem­ber for any­one wish­ing to join this ded­i­cated group, while weekly ESPA classes will re­turn in Septem­ber of­fer­ing Bal­let, Mod­ern, Mu­si­cal Theatre, Speech seven Drama and Acro. Please con­tact Kate at 086 825 – 6775 for more de­tails on classes, sum­mer camps, team au­di­tions and work­shops.

Sum­mer camps – There will be sum­mer camps in Laragh, Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre from July 8 to July 12, also in Aughrim Sports Com­plex from July 15 to July 19 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The camp are for ages four + yrs with all lev­els and abil­i­ties. Dance and mu­si­cal, mod­ern and bal­let, arts and crafts, street dance and acro, games, cos­tume and prop mak­ing and much more. Con­tact in­for­ma­tion: 086 825 – 6775 or 085 1417398, email el­e­va­tion­[email protected]


Pi­lates strength­ens core mus­cles, im­proves mus­cle con­trol, flex­i­bil­ity, strength and tone, as well as align­ment and breath­ing. Zara Elkin­son has trained and qual­i­fied through the STOTT Pi­lates Method of Move­ment. This method com­bines mod­ern the­o­ries of ex­er­cise sci­ence with spinal re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, which gives a safe and ef­fec­tive ex­er­cise that sees re­sults and is ac­ces­si­ble to all.

Con­tact Zara at 087 9367474 for more in­for­ma­tion. Classes are on Mon­day eve 7 p.m. and Thurs­day morn at 10 a.m.


Closed AA Meet­ings are held in the Brock­agh Re­source Cen­tre at 8.30 p.m. ev­ery Mon­day night all year round just drop in.

Some of the par­tic­i­pants in the New­cas­tle Parish Colour Run.

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