Issue 1258 June 2nd 2019

St. Vincent De Paul Annual Church Gate Collection  next weekend 8th & 9th June in all Churches. Many thanks for your continued support.

Monday 3rd June 2019

Bank Holiday Mass at 11am in Blessington

Animal Farm Family Fun Day from 2pm to 5pm in St Kevin’s Community Centre. Fun for all the family. Meet the animals, Novelty Dog Show (enter on the day) FREE Pony Rides. Bric-a-Brac, Fresh Produce Stall and many more. €10 per Family includes Tea/Coffee.

Guided Prayer, Benediction & Music at 8pm in Lacken Church. All are welcome.

Tuesday 4th June 2019

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

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

Wednesday 5th June 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 Church

Friday 7th June 2019

Bethany Bereavement Support Group are available in the Coimín Centre Blessington for caring confidential support from 10am to 11am

1st Friday of the Month. The Masses will be offered for all those whose names are on the Altar List of the Dead. The priests will visit the sick & housebound. If you would like a visit please contact the Parish Office, 045 865 327

1st Friday Mass in Manor Kilbride at 9am.

1st Friday Mass in Valleymount at 11.15am

Coffee Morning in Lacken Community Centre from 10.30am to 12.30pm

Padre Pio Mass at 8pm in Blessington.

Mass Intentions this Week

Mairead Hudson (RD)

Saturday 6pm:

 Bill Garry (A) John, Ann & Liam Craul (A)

Sunday 10am

Bridie Murphy (A) Christine Foley (RD)

We also Remember the following:

Desmond Kenny (1st A) Jim Toomey (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Special Intention, Special Intention

Wednesday: Desmond Kenny (1st A)

Lorraine Chute RD)

Thursday: Theresa Harbourne (RD)

Tom Miley (RD)

Friday:  1st Friday Altar List of the Dead

Manor Kilbride Graveyard Sunday 16th June (Please note our new & permanent date)

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

Helpers needed to help supervise children during Children’s Church.  Only 1 hour every fortnight. Please contact Nuala 085 122 161 if you may be available to help out on occasion.

Two Children’s Church dates remaining before summer break – June 9th and 30th at 10am Mass in Church of Our Lady Blessington for children aged 5 to 10 years

Official Announcement – Opening of Blessington Tourist Office Blessing and District CE Ltd are delighted to announce the opening of the Blessington Tourist Office located at Unit 7 Blessington Town Centre (across from Dunnes) on Friday 31st May at 4pm. This has been a huge community effort to get our new location and office up and running in time for the busy holiday season. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Blessington Community Awards 2019

The Avon, Blessington

Friday 7th June at 7:30pm

Free Admission

Finger Food & Entertainment

Celebrity MC

Shortlisted Nominees (in alphabetical order)

Young Person of the Year

Kevin Russell, Philip Byrne,

Sheila Naughton.

Carer of the Year

Breda O’Brien, Brid Murphy, Maggie Ryan, Maria Bohan.

Community Group of the Year

Blessington AFC,

Blessington Men’s Shed,

Blessington Tidy Towns,

Blessington Youth Theatre,

Citizens Information Centre,

Community Pool for West Wicklow,

West Wicklow Cancer Support Group.

Person of the Year

Callum Martin-Flynn, Catherine Behan, Paul Tyrrell, Siobhan Flockton


The Cancer Society Collection which took place in Manor Kilbride recently, raised €305. Many thanks to all who donated.

ECUMENICAL BIBLE WEEK Coimín Centre Blessington “Always Be Ready to give an answer…… for the Hope that you Possess” (1 Peter 3:15)

 Monday 10th June 7.30pm to 9pm Beatitudes: A Way of Life, a Way of Looking – Speaker Seán Goan

Tuesday 11th June 7.30pm to 9pm Accounting for the Hope that is in us – Speaker Nick Park

Wednesday 12th June 7.30pm to 9pm Luke’s Teaching on Prayer & the Lord’s Prayer – Speaker: Kieran O’Mahony Further Info from Blessington Parish Office – 045 865 327

Blessington History Society Summer Outing on Thursday 6th June. We will visit the Mansion House, The Royal Irish automobile Club and The Little Museum. The cost of €35 will include lunch. Meeting at the Downshire Monument, Blessington at 10.15am. To book, contact Tom at 045 891 261 or 086 874 6831 Non-Members Welcome

The 2019 Poetry Bus Tour … on Sat June 8th the Poetry Bus will depart Blessington Library at 10am with PoulaPoets & guest musician aboard for another magical mystery tour of poetic proportions, stopping at various top-secret locations around West Wicklow for readings & songs & chat & lunch (not provided), before returning to the library at 4pm for a cuppa. Bring your favourite poems for the open mic. Tickets (€5) available from Blessington library. Book now or call (045) 891 740

Blessington Bingo Every Wednesday at 8.15 in the Avon (Avon Ri) Great Prizes, Extra Raffle Prizes Shuttle Bus €2 return. Jess: 086 860 2822 or Catherine 087 122 4019

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.

Lugnaquilla – Eamonn Murray Memorial Charity Walk on Sunday 23rd June at 2pm Leaving from Fenton’s Bar at 2pm. Donations on the day please for St Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh

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. Proudly sponsored by Kenny’s Supervalu Blessington & supported by Wicklow Leader Programme.

Happy Faces Community Playgroup are now enrolling for September 2019, we offer ECCE & part time places, at Happy Faces we support & encourage young children through a planned play-based curriculum, to grow into independent little people, who have a love for life & learning, enquires please phone 085 128 1605 alternatively email Find us on Facebook.

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

There is a new domestic violence outreach service in West Wicklow provided by Saoirse Women’s refuge in Tallaght. We can offer confidential appointments providing support to women suffering from domestic violence in the community, including Court Accompaniment. The drop in clinics take place every Monday 9:30am-11:30am Blessington Library, every Wednesday afternoon 2:30pm-4:30pm Seomra Imaal Hall Dunlavin and every Friday 9:30-11:30am The equestrian/The Lawlor centre Baltinglass. Call 085 271 0378 for an Appointment.

Date For your Diary – Supper/Dance (Ballroom Of Romance) in Hollywood Centre on Saturday 20th July. Food Served at 8pm. Dancing until Midnight, music by THE WICKLOW MAN.  Adm €20. Great night assured!!!

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

A Beautiful Celebration of Music featuring emerging classical artists on Thursday 27th June at 7.30pm in the Moat Theatre Naas 045 883 030. Tickets €10. Proudly supporting “Make a Wish” and “The Irish Cancer Society”

Cruthú Art Group has now reopened at Russborough for the Summer Season from 11am to 5pm on weekends & Bank Holidays.  We will also open Fridays & selected days later in Summer.  If you have any enquiries about our work, please email Drop in anytime to view unique locally produced art & crafts.

FETE & BARBEQUE in St John the Baptist Church Cloughleagh on Sat 15th June from 12 noon to 4pm. Gourmet Barbeque & Crepes, Cakes, Plants, Books, Crafts, Raffle, Kid’s Corner, Face Painting. Adm €5 (incl tea) Children Free. Come & Join the Fun in this beautiful location & enjoy lovely food, homemade goodies & excellent stalls. Donations most welcome

Blessington GAA Club is pleased to announce a Golf Classic as one of the big 2019 fundraisers, taking place on Friday 12th July in Craddockstown Golf Club. Cost is €300 for a team of 4 including the round of golf, dinner & plenty of prizes!! The day promises lots of fun, during and after!! Book early to ensure your preferred tee time by contacting one of the following: Arthur Hennessy 087 239 6157, Emer McIntyre Reape 087 226 2286, Lenny Gilligan 085 804 1731, John Williamson 086 825 6556

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 9th June from 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Free Car Park, Tea & Coffee.

Anam Cara South Dublin, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Monday 10th June at 7:20pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. Please note there are no Events in July or August. Please contact us on or 085 288 8888.


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