Issue 1253

Holy Saturday 20th April 2019

Confessions

10.30am to 11.00am Kilteel

11.30am to 12.30pm Eadestown

12.00pm to 1.00pm Blessington

Annual Blessing of the Baskets for the Polish Community in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Crosschapel at 11am Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah) is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to be blessed on Holy Saturday.

WIELKANOC 2019 Swiecenie pokarmow w kosciele w Crosschapel 11am. 20th April o godz. Odbedzie sieswiecenie pokarmow na wielkanocny stol. Serdecznie zapraszam, z panem bogiem. Fr Kevin.

Easter Vigil  

7.30pm             Manor Kilbride

8.00pm             Blessington

9.00pm             Eadestown

Easter Sunday 21st April 2019

Mass Times as normal for Sunday ex there is Mass in Lacken at 10.30am

Easter Monday 22nd April 2019

Mass at 11am in Blessington followed by Divine Mercy Novena

Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Mass at 11am in Blessington followed by Divine Mercy Novena

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm.

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Wednesday 24th April 2019

Mass at 11am in Blessington followed by Divine Mercy Novena

The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.

The Rosary will be offered at 7.30pm for the intentions of our families in Blessington Church

Thursday 25th April 2019

Mass at 11am in Blessington followed by Divine Mercy Novena

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Drop in Meeting at 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre – a night of relaxation, meditation & refreshments.  All are welcome & do feel free to bring a friend.

Friday 26th April 2019

Mass at 11am in Blessington followed by Divine Mercy Novena

Sunday 28th April 2019

Divine Mercy Sunday starting at 2.30pm with Confessions & Prayer in Crosschapel. Fr Kevin will celebrate Mass at 3pm. All Welcome followed by Divine Mercy Novena

Every Blessing for Easter 2019

May the peace of the Risen Christ

be with you always….

Fr. Páraic McDermott, Fr. Kevin Lyon,

Fr Richard Behan, Fr. Noel Campbell,

Fr. Micheál Comer, Rev. Leonard Ruddock & Deacon Gerry Malone

Mass Intentions this Week

Christina (Creenie) Foley (RD)

Francis Vallely (RD) Vincent Cullen (RD)

Rosario Hayes McCoy (RD) Willie Melia (RD)

Saturday Easter Vigil

Prayers offered for all our Parishioners

Easter Sunday 10am

Prayers offered for all our Parishioners

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Joseph Nixon (A) Maisie Brown (A) Molly Keogh (A)

Wednesday: Get Well, Special Intentions

Thursday: Dora Tully (A) Winnie Galvin (RD)

Friday: Blessington Deceased List

O’Brien, Monica

In loving memory of Monica O’Brien, on the first anniversary of her death on 18th April. The family wish to express their sincere appreciation to everyone who called to the house, attended the funeral home, mass and burial, sent mass cards, flowers and those of you who phoned, wrote or travelled long distances to offer sympathy and support. A special thanks to the staff of St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Naas General Hospital for the care they gave Monica.

Blessington Parish Office will be closed from Fri 19th April until Mon 29th April at 9am

Mary Byrne Live at The Avon on Sat 4th May from 9pm. Charity Event in Aid of Blessington Day Care. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office, The Avon & Texaco Garage.

Valleymount Country Market on Sun April 28th from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds in aid of the renovation of Valleymount Community Hall

Visitation of the Sick: If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327

Children’s Church on Sunday 28th April at 10am Mass in Church of Our Lady, Blessington for children aged 6 to 9 years

A Marian Evening of Prayer, Music and Reflection on Wed 1st May from 7.30pm to 7.45pm in Church of Our Lady, Blessington Light Refreshments afterwards.

BYT BLESSINGTON YOUTH THEATRE – A number of Blessington Youth Theatre Leaders are retiring this year after 11 years with the group.   It is now time for parents, past members & all those who may be interested within the Community of Blessington & district, to volunteer & ensure the continuation of this vibrant, wonderful Community Youth Group.   There is a current membership of 60 children & also a waiting list of approximately 60 which indicates the success & the need for this group to continue for many more years to come. In this regard we invite those interested in continuing BYT to please attend an important meeting to discuss the future of Blessington Youth Theatre at the TRAMWAY THEATRE, BLESSINGTON, ON THURSDAY 16th MAY AT 8 PM.  WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.

Tai Chi Classes (in aid of the Coimin Centre) every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm in HD Fitness (under the Lemon Tree). Suitable for all ages & levels of fitness, this is a gentle form of exercise which improves coordination, balance, joint mobility & core strength. We ask participants to make a €3 contribution for the Centre.

Sharing Our Stories at Blessington Library on Thurs 25th April at 7pm. We will have the pleasure of welcoming June Blake to our fifth monthly event ‘Sharing Our Stories’. These events are a series of interviews designed to celebrate local people & their lives. The interviewer is local man, Paul O’Connor. Each month sees more & more people in attendance & the library being a community space & accessible to all provides an opportunity for the teller of the stories & a space for the audience to relax & enjoy. June has dedicated many years to the creation of an exciting, experimental & contemporary garden which is located on the N81 in the grounds of a Victorian house & farmyard. Come along to the library to hear June’s story, she will talk about her garden, her life & whatever else crops up. All welcome & free admission.

🎵Sunday 28th April 2019 (+ every Last Sunday); 1st BIRTHDAY of local SONGS & TUNES session; Zellers, Lacken (front section) 6pm to 9+ ALL KINDS of music; ALL AGES; free & just for fun. Check it out? LISTENERS very welcome. An inclusive setting IF you’d like to try singing or playing.

A night for Peadar Moran ESB Lake-Warden on his retirement in Mileys on 11th May at 8.30pm, Trad Musicians welcome, enquiries to Sean 086 108 5879

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 26th May. Leaving the Square Blessington (outside the Downshire Hotel) at 8am Sharp. For further details contact Mary on 087 6061 729

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Burgage Cemetery Mass, Sunday 19th May at 3pm

Cycle Against Suicide” is coming to Blessington this May Bank Holiday Monday at Midday to spread their message “its ok not to feel ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help”. We are looking to get the community on the streets along with as many sports/community groups & businesses to come out & show your support. There will be music & talks taking place at the Main Square. If your group or business, feel they can help out on the day please contact casblessington@gmail.com

IN AID OF PIETA HOUSE – Blessington’s Darkness into Light 11th May. To register for Blessington’s FIRST Darkness into Light go to darknessintolight.ie or contact Greg at blessington@darknessintolight.ie

West Wicklow Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the West Wicklow Festival which takes place from 15th to 19th May.

Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2019 West Wicklow Festival boasts an incredible line-up of musicians & artists from all over the world with concerts being held at Russborough House and St. Mary’s Church, Blessington.

Having doubled in size last year, the Festival has once again expanded its programme & this year will feature 15 incredible artists over 5 days.

You can book tickets in person from Russborough House, McGreal’s Pharmacy or the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You can also book online at www.westwicklowfestival.com or by calling (01) 417 0000.

Blessington ‘Tots’ mini-rugby for boys & girls is at St Kevin’s Community Centre 11am outdoors each Saturday

 Blessington Mini-Rugby for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11’s boys & girls rugby practice resumes at Russborough Hse at 10am on Sat & at Blessington GAA Astro on Tues at 7pm. blessingtonrugby@gmail.com and Facebook.

SAVE THE DATE – The Coimín Greenway 5k. Register now to secure your place in the Coimín Greenway 5k on Sun 16th June. Race is chip timed with cash prizes, there’ll be bespoke medals for all race participants. www.popupraces.ie/race/blessington-5k-family-fun-day/ Proudly sponsored by Kenny’s Supervalu Blessington & supported by the Wicklow Leader Programme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue 1252 14th April 2019

Saturday 13th April 2019

Sacrament of the Sick & Healing Mass at 12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. There will be tea & coffee served in the Coimin Centre after Mass.

Spring Clean-up of Manor Kilbride area Meeting at Manor Kilbride Hall at 1pm. Please bring gloves and plastic bags. Phone Ann Connolly 087 410 0264

Sunday 14th April 2019

Carboot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) from 7am to 4pm in St. Kevin’s Community Centre. €10 per table. Free Parking. Free Tea & Coffee. Bigi Linn. Please Support. Info: Contact Pat Conlan on 086 075 2072

Children’s Church at 10am Mass for children aged 5-9 years.

Monday 15th April 2019

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass. (ex Bank Holidays)

Penitential Service in Blessington at 8pm

Tuesday 16th April 2019

Blessington U3A April talk by Dr Melanie Brown of The Irish Jewish Centre at 10:30am in The Education Centre. All are welcome, €5 entry or €20 annually

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment

Active Retirement Association Thea’s Exercise at 2pm. Regular meeting at 2.45pm

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

Wednesday 17th April 2019

The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.

The Rosary will resume on Wed 24th April

Holy Thursday 18th April 2019

Mass of the Lord’s Supper

7.30pm             Manor Kilbride

8.00pm             Eadestown

8.00pm             Blessington

Followed by Holy Hour from 9pm to 10pm with Readings, Music & Reflection.

(Music by Church of Our Lady, Folk Group)

Good Friday 19th April 2019

Stations of the Cross

12 noon            Eadestown (Children)

12 noon            Blessington (Children)

12 noon            Valleymount

3.00pm             Manor Kilbride

3.00pm             Blessington

4.00pm             Crosschapel

(Followed by Confessions)

7.30pm             Kilteel

Good Friday 19th April 2019 contd….

Liturgy of the Passion

3.00pm             Eadestown

7.30pm             Manor Kilbride

8.00pm             Blessington

Holy Saturday 20th April 2019

Confessions

10.30am to 11.00am Kilteel

11.30am to 12.30pm Eadestown

12.00pm to 1.00pmBlessington

Annual Blessing of the Baskets for the Polish Community in Our Lady of Mercy Church, Crosschapel at 11am Swieconka (sh-vee-en-soon-kah) is one of the most enduring and beloved Polish traditions. Baskets containing a sampling of Easter foods are brought to be blessed on Holy Saturday.

WIELKANOC 2019 Swiecenie pokarmow w kosciele w Crosschapel 11am. 20th April o godz. Odbedzie sieswiecenie pokarmow na wielkanocny stol. Serdecznie zapraszam, z panem bogiem. Fr Kevin.

Easter Vigil  

7.30pm             Manor Kilbride

8.00pm             Blessington

9.00pm             Eadestown

Confessions after 9.30am Mass

Monday 15th to Wednesday 17th in

Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Mass Intentions this Week

Anne Shannon (RD) Cora O’Dwyer (RD)

Saturday 6pm:

Maurice O’Sullivan (A) Maureen Dunne (A)

Oliver McDonald (Months Mind) Birthday Int

Sunday 10am

Brian & Patrick Crickley (A) James Griffen (RD)

We also remember the following

Sheila & Arthur McMahon,

Harry & Doreen Hughes (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Peggy Luttrell (A) Eamon Murray(A)

Wednesday: Special Intentions,

Sheila McMahon (1st A) Arthur McMahon,

Mary Byrne Live at The Avon on Sat 4th May from 9pm. Charity Event in Aid of Blessington Day Care. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office, The Avon & Texaco Garage.

Winners of Private Members Draw in aid of Valleymount Church Renovation fund. Mark Wright, Kathleen Clarke, Marie & Pat Mahon, Angela & John Richardson, Bridie & Tony Kavanagh. Many thanks to all members.

Visitation of the Sick

If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327

Tai Chi Classes (in aid of the Coimin Centre) every Tuesday from 3pm to 4pm in HD Fitness (under the Lemon Tree). Suitable for all ages & levels of fitness, this is a gentle form of exercise which improves coordination, balance, joint mobility & core strength. We ask participants to make a €3 contribution for the Centre.

Cycling Ireland are running Community Bike Rides in Blessington from 13 Apr 2019.  These are gentle, social bike rides for adults, led by an experienced cyclist, followed by a coffee and chat.  Participants can register at www.axacommunitybikerides.com – places are limited to 8 so book early to avoid disappointment.

Valleymount Country Market on Sun April 28th from 10am to 3pm. Proceeds in aid of the renovation of Valleymount Community Hall

Valleymount Theatre Company are looking for members for their June play ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which will be staged during Valleymount Art & Heritage weekend June 21st. For further details contact Valleymount Theatre Company’s Facebook page.

BYT BLESSINGTON YOUTH THEARE – The Leaders would like to congratulate all our fantastic members for their fabulous performances of the King and I in the Tramway Theatre recently.  The show was a huge success & has been receiving great reviews in Blessington & beyond.   Special thanks to all our loyal supporters who never miss a show, to The Office Shop & Hennessy’s Next Door for Ticket Sales,  to all our sponsors especially SuperValu for their generosity as always & special thanks also to Deirdre Keogh who so generously donates to BYT every year from her fund raising, Thanks D!!  Thank you to all the parents for their support, their help with the shows & raffle donations & thanks to everyone who helped in any way.   Final word to our wonderful members, you were ALL brilliant!! Thank You, BYT Leaders

This weekend in Blessington Library

Currabinny Cooks

James Kavanagh and William Murray

at Blessington Library on Fri 12th April 8pm.

This lively couple will entertain the public in the Library on Friday evening the 12th April.

Having recently appeared at the prestigious Mountains to Sea Festival in Dun Laoghaire,

this popular pair are bound to be entertaining.

Free event and all welcome.

Éanna Ní Lamhna and Martin King,

Blessington Library Sat 13th at 8pm.

Well known author and wildlife expert Éanna along with Weatherman Martin King will talk about all things wild and lots more in Blessington on Saturday evening –

Éanna will also chat about her top 5 favourite reads.

Join them for this free public event at 8 o’clock in the library. All welcome.

St Vincent de Paul local no: 087 1811579

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 26th May. Leaving the Square Blessington (outside the Downshire Hotel) at 8am Sharp. For further details contact Mary on 087 6061 729

Cycle Against Suicide” is coming to Blessington this May Bank Holiday Monday at Midday to spread their message “its ok not to feel ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help”. We are looking to get the community on the streets along with as many sports/community groups & businesses to come out & show your support. There will be music & talks taking place at the Main Square. If your group or business, feel they can help out on the day please contact casblessington@gmail.com

IN AID OF PIETA HOUSE – Blessington’s Darkness into Light 11th May. To register for Blessington’s FIRST Darkness into Light go to darknessintolight.ie or contact Greg at blessington@darknessintolight.ie

Blessington ‘Tots’ mini-rugby for boys & girls is at St Kevin’s Community Centre 11am outdoors each Saturday

Hollywood Friendship Club every Wed from 2.15pm to 4.15pm. New members always welcome.

Blessington Mini-Rugby for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11’s boys & girls rugby practice resumes at Russborough Hse at 10am on Sat & at Blessington GAA Astro on Tues at 7pm. blessingtonrugby@gmail.com and Facebook.

EASTER CONCERT

Wednesday 17th April at 6.30pm

At The Millennium Centre, Oldcourt, Manor Kilbride.

Senior Ensemble, Junior Ensemble,

SingSong Group and Soloists.

Guest Artist Flute specialist Lina Andonovska

All welcome – Admission Adults €10

West Wicklow Festival

Tickets are now on sale for the third edition of the West Wicklow Festival which takes place from 15th to 19th May.

Building on the success of previous festivals, the 2019 West Wicklow Festival boasts an incredible line-up of musicians & artists from all over the world

with concerts being held at Russborough House and

St. Mary’s Church, Blessington.

Having doubled in size last year, the Festival has once again expanded its programme & this year will feature 15 incredible artists over 5 days.

The 2019 programme features performances from captivating Australian soprano Lauren Fagan, internationally acclaimed violinist Elena Urioste with pianist Tom Poster, renowned string quartet Quatuor Voce, prominent French ensemble Trio Atanassov, the dynamic Duo Játékok & the Festival’s Founder & Artistic Director, celebrated Irish pianist Fiachra Garvey.

You can book tickets in person from Russborough House, McGreal’s Pharmacy or the National Concert Hall, Dublin. You can also book online at www.westwicklowfestival.com or by calling (01) 417 0000.

Divine Mercy Sunday 28th April

In preparation for the Feast of Mercy,

The Novena starts on Good Friday

and is said after 11am Mass in

Church of Our Lady, Blessington from

Easter Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th

concluding in Crosschapel on Sunday 28th April,

starting at 2.30pm with

Confessions & Prayers

Fr Kevin will celebrate Mass at circa. 3pm

All are Welcome

 

 

Issue 1251 7th April 2019

Saturday 6th April 2019

Russborough Parkrun is Back on Saturday 6th April at 9.30am (arrive 9.20am) Free weekly timed run/walk. Free to Register, Free to Participate. Open to EVERYONE. Parkrun is NOT a race!!! Don’t forget to print / bring your Barcode. www.parkrun.ie/register

1st Communion Preparation Mass at 7.30pm in Lacken

 

Sunday 7th April 2019

1st Communion Preparation Mass at 10am in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

 

Monday 8th April 2019

Holy Hour in Crosschapel every Monday after 10am Mass. (ex Bank Holidays)

Children’s Choir 1st Rehearsal from 3pm to 3.45pm in Church of Our Lady Blessington

Is alcohol causing problems for you or someone you know? There is a solution, open public AA meeting in St Joseph’s Hall from 8pm to 9.30pm with speakers from AA and Al-Anon, all welcome.

Blessington & District Forum meet at 8pm in St Mary’s Junior School. All Welcome

Neighbourhood Collection Envelopes for April are due, we would appreciate it collectors could drop the envelopes into the Parish Office

 

Tuesday 9th April 2019

Citizens Information Centre in Blessington Library from 1pm to 4pm. Legal advice service on 1st & 3rd Tues of month by appointment

Active Retirement Association Thea’s Exercise at 2pm. Regular meeting at 2.45pm

Eucharistic Adoration from 7.30pm to 8.30pm in Blessington Church.

 

Wednesday 10th April 2019

The Citizens Information Centre is open in Blessington Library today 10am to 12.30pm.

The Rosary will be offered at 7.30pm for the intentions of our families in Blessington

Bethany Bereavement Support group available for caring confidential support from 8pm to 9pm no appointment necessary.

 

Thursday 11th April 2019

Congratulations to the Girls & Boys from Gaelscoil na Lochanna, Blessington who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in Church of Our Lady, Blessington today. We welcome Fr Laurence Collins O.P., Adm, St Dominic’s, Tallaght as celebrant and also the parents’ family and friends.

Blessington History Society will host a talk in the Coimin Centre at 8pm. Ger McCarthy will speak on the topic of ‘The Eustace Estate in Kildare’. All welcome. Non-Members €5

 

Friday 12th April 2019

West Wicklow Cancer Support will be taking part in the 11th Annual East Coast FM Wicklow Wide Coffee Morning please join us in the Coimín Centre.  from 10am to 12. The event raises money for vital Cancer Support services right around the county.  Donations for raffle prizes also welcome.  Please join us in the Coimín Centre for our Coffee Morning

 

Saturday 13th April 2019

Sacrament of the Sick & Healing Mass on Saturday 13th April at 12 noon in Church of Our Lady, Blessington. There will be tea & coffee served in the Coimin Centre after Mass.

Spring Clean-up of Manor Kilbride area Meeting at Manor Kilbride Hall at 1pm. Please bring gloves and plastic bags. Phone Ann Connolly 087 410 0264

 

Mass Intentions this Week

Joan Devlin (RD)

Saturday 6pm:

Marian & Jim O’Toole (A) Noeleen Duff (A)

Josephine & Harry Denby (A)

Ann McNamara (A) Martin Farrell (A)

Sunday 10am

Kathleen McEvoy (A) Meta O’Reilly) (A)

Patrick Mahon (A)

We also remember the following

Thomas McEvoy, Lionel & Erna Maxwell, Annie McSorley, Patsy McEvoy,

Kathleen McEvoy, Rose Hastings (A), Julia John & Seán Carroll (A), Teddy Shirran (Rem)

Ted & Sheila Balfe (A),

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Special Int. Special Int.

Wednesday: Get Well, Get Well

Thursday: William Buckley (RD)

Maureen Doyle (RD)

Friday: Fintan Byrne (A) Gerry McIntyre (RD)

 

Visitation of the Sick

If there are any parishioners ill, at home or in hospital who would like a visit from a priest, please contact the Parish Office to let us know and to make arrangements 045 865 327

 

Church Door Collection in aid of Epilepsy Ireland in Manor Kilbride on Sun 7th April.

 

Annual Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 26th May. Leaving the Square Blessington (outside the Downshire Hotel) at 8am Sharp. For further details contact Mary on 087 6061 729

 

Mary Byrne Live at The Avon on Sat 4th May from 9pm. Charity Event in Aid of Blessington Day Care. Tickets €25 available from Parish Office, The Avon & Texaco Garage.

 

Exciting news from The Blessington Bookstore!

We are pleased to announce that

Author Anne Griffin

will be visiting with us at the store from 2pm on Saturday 6th April to sign copies of her debut novel

“When All is Said”

This extraordinary, Irish novel is receiving exceptional reviews so join us in welcoming her to Blessington.

 

Cycle Against Suicide” is coming to Blessington this May Bank Holiday Monday at Midday to spread their message “its ok not to feel ok and its absolutely ok to ask for help”. We are looking to get the community on the streets along with as many sports/community groups & businesses to come out & show your support. There will be music & talks taking place at the Main Square. If your group or business feel they can help out on the day please contact casblessington@gmail.com We are also looking for 10 or 15 old bikes to paint, & decorate the town with, please let us know if you have one to donate.

 

Carboot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) 14th April from 7am to 4pm in St. Kevin’s Community Centre. €10 per table. Free Parking. Free Tea & Coffee. Bigi Linn. Please Support. Info: Contact Pat Conlan on 086 075 2072

 

Valleymount Theatre Company are looking for members for their June play ” A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which will be staged during Valleymount Art & Heritage weekend June 21st. For further details contact Valleymount Theatre Company’s Facebook page.

 

 

The Parish Office now stocking Confirmation and Communion Cards and Gifts. Open Mon to Fri, 9am to1pm Mon to Thurs 3pm to 4pm

 

IN AID OF PIETA HOUSE – Blessington’s Darkness into Light 11th May. To register for Blessington’s FIRST Darkness into Light go to darknessintolight.ie or contact Greg at blessington@darknessintolight.ie

 

Blessington ‘Tots’ mini-rugby for boys & girls is at St Kevin’s Community Centre 11am outdoors each Saturday

 

Hollywood Friendship Club every Wed from 2.15pm to 4.15pm. New members always welcome.

 

Anam Cara Wicklow is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Monday 15th April at 7:20pm in the Parkview Hotel, Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

Blessington Mini-Rugby for Under 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11’s boys & girls rugby practice resumes at Russborough Hse at 10am on Sat & at Blessington GAA Astro on Tues at 7pm. blessingtonrugby@gmail.com and Facebook.

Blessington Bingo every Wed 8.15pm in Avon (Avon Ri) Excellent prizes – 10 games with minimum amounts: €20 per line €40 double line €80 full house plus jackpot/bonus games (starting at €1000) Raffles with extra prizes! Don’t miss it – get those Wednesday night in the diary! Blessington Travel Shuttle bus will pick as follows:

7.30pm Oak Drive/Woodleigh

7.35pm Downshire Park

7.40pm Deerpark/Glending

7.50pm Beechdale/Westpark

7.55pm Community Ed.Centre (Old Tech)

€2 per person return. Please note the shuttle bus is on a trial basis & subject to change/demand. Info: Jess 086 860 2822, Catherine 087 122 4019

 

Upcoming events in Blessington Library

 

Talk with Siobhan Berry (mummycooks.com)

Blessington Library Thursday 11th April at 8pm.

Siobhan Berry is Ireland’s top weaning and feeding expert and the founder of Mummy Cooks.

Join her for hints and tips on weaning and feeding together with delicious and easy recipes designed to be family friendly. All welcome.

Free Event and part of the ‘Way With Words Festival’

 

Talk with Dr. Ciara Kelly,

author Arnold T. Fanning and playwright Marina Carr

in Blessington Library 8pm Friday 5th April.

This event features Dr. Ciara Kelly in conversation with Arnold Fanning and Marina Carr.

Topics up for discussion will include –

suicide, addiction and family trauma.

Free admission and all welcome,

Call the Library at 891 740 to book your place.

 

Travel Talk with Manchán Magan

Saturday 6th April at 8pm

Very interesting talk in the library

He will be talking about his travels & experiences in Africa. All welcome to this free event.

 

Currabinny Cooks

James Kavanagh and William Murray

at Blessington Library on Fri 12th April 8pm.

This lively couple will entertain the public in the Library on Friday evening the 12th April.

Having recently appeared at the prestigious Mountains to Sea Festival in Dun Laoghaire,

this popular pair are bound to be entertaining.

Free event and all welcome.

 

Éanna Ní Lamhna and Martin King,

Blessington Library Sat 13th at 8pm.

Well known author and wildlife expert Éanna along with Weatherman Martin King will talk about all things wild and lots more in Blessington on Saturday evening –

Éanna will also chat about her top 5 favourite reads.

Join them for this free public event at 8 o’clock in the library. All welcome.