Issue 1268 August 11th 2019

“TOUCH” Supporting Vulnerable children in “Our World”  are holding a Church Gate Collection this weekend, 10th and 11th August at all Masses. All the money raised will go towards the building of a new hospital for children with mental health problems in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please Support.


Saturday 10th August 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.


Sunday 11th August 2019

Car Boot Sale (Des Redmond Charities) in St. Kevin’s Hall Sunday 11th August from 7am to 4pm. €10 per table, Free Car Park, Tea & Coffee. Pat Conlan 086 075 2072


Tuesday 13th August 2019

Citizens Information Centre will be closed for the month of August. Reopening on Tuesday, 3rd September. Queries can be made to 0761 07 4000 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm.

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


Wednesday 14th August 2019

Citizens Information Centre will be closed for the month of August. Reopening on Tuesday, 3rd September. Queries can be made to 0761 07 4000 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm.

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

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


Thursday 15th August 2019

Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary – Holy Day Masses

10.00am: Church of Our Lady Blessington

11.00am: Manor Kilbride

11.15am: Valleymount

11.30am Eadestown

8.00pm Church of Our Lady Blessington

Mass Intentions this Week

Kitty Murphy (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Frank O’Neill (1st A) John Lyons (RD)

Sunday 10am: Michael Conway (A) Alice Tyrrell (A) Michael & Mary Dunne (A) Tommy & Liam Dunne (A)

We also Remember the following:

Peg Clarke (A) Mary & John Crickley (A) Julia Fitzgerald (A) Danny Horgan (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Patsy Hamilton (RD) Margaret Higgins ((RD)

Wednesday: Marcus McEllistrem (A) Rosaleen Mulroy (Rem)

Holy Day Thursday 15th August:

10am: Living Int, Living Int

8pm: Bill Murphy (RD) James King (RD)

Friday: Get Well, Living Int

Cemetery Mass Baltyboys Sun 25th August at 12 noon.

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board’s Mobile Unit will be at the Community College Blessington on Wednesday 21st August from 5pm to 8.30pm. Some 3000 units are needed overall each week & donors are especially needed at this time of the year. Blessington has a proud record of being one of the best supported clinics outside of Dublin, so keep up the good work.

iPhone 7 LOST LAST WEDNESDAY between St Patrick’s Well, the Village & Blessington Abbey, REWARD OFFERED please call: 086 328 6705

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

“West Wicklow Cancer Support, Blessington & District Forum’s Community Group of the Year 2019” Weekly Meditation with essential oils hosted by Gemma Deeney continues Wednesdays 11.30am at the Primary Care Centre Blessington. Contact us on 087 4346004 or should you wish to book a place or just come along and do bring a friend. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

View photos of recent events in Valleymount parish at

Email your Community Group News to

“West Wicklow Cancer Support in conjunction with our East Coast FM Coffee morning fundraiser have a signed GAA Dublin All Ireland Champions jersey for auction! Possibly the most successful Dublin Team of all time. If you would like to own this splendid piece of memorabilia, please call/email: 087 4346004 or

Interest in a social cycle in Blessington?  Cycling Ireland community rides are gentle, social bike rides for adults, led by an experienced cyclist, followed by a coffee and chat. Register for free at

Under 13’s Girls Soccer – Blessington AFC are looking for girls born in 2007/2008 to join a new team for the coming season. Playing season commences in September. If you are interested, please contact David on 086 8574213

Under 16’s Soccer – Blessington AFC are looking for players born in 2004 to join a new team for the coming season. Playing season commences in September. If you are interested, please contact John on 085 7122895

Never, ever underestimate the importance of having fun!!

 Try Sailing at BLSC this Summer. With courses for children aged 6 to 18 years of all abilities, choose Blessington Sailing Club for your child’s Summer adventure. For booking and more info, please email Alex at, or find us on Facebook.

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 AFC have a number of spaces on our squads for new players born in 2007 to join our teams for the coming season. Playing season commences in September. If you are interested, please contact Lar on 086 701 4949

Blessington Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others Team is looking for new members. Our training sessions are focused on building up fitness with a bit of football thrown in! If you fancy trying something different & meeting some new people, please come along on Tuesday at 7.30pm

Hollywood Walking Trail, meet every Tuesday at 6.45pm outside Tutty’s Pub. Great walks for the experienced walker & brief walks for those not the best “on their feet”. Please come along & join in.

Local St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579

Do you enjoy movement? We are looking for people interested in taking part in a community dance project as part of the Ninette de Valois festival. No dance experience required. All ages (8-80 and beyond!), genders, shapes and sizes are welcome. Email Ruth if you are interested

View photos of recent events in Valleymount parish at

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Campaign is a year old and we are having a PARTY! Come help us celebrate in the Hippodrome at Russborough House on August 17th from 1pm to 4pm. This is a FREE family event to thank the people of West Wicklow for your support. We’ll have face painting, music with East Coast FM, dancing, games with Wicklow Local Sports Partnership, water safety tips from Water Safety Ireland and of course cake!

Computers for the Terrified! 1 to 1 training for over 55’s Are you frustrated by your lack of computer skills? Do you feel that the digital age has passed you by? Are you confused by well-meaning family instruction (i.e. no patience with you!) LEARN HOW TO: Search the Internet Send & Receive Emails. Shop and Book Flights. Use your own device or use computers available at some venues. Age Action runs beginner courses in Computers, iPads and Tablets for older people who have little or no experience or for the absolutely terrified! Courses run once a week for 5 or 6 weeks. ALL COURSES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. Classes will be held in Blessington Library. For more information about the course or if you would like to become a volunteer phone (01) 475 6989

8th Wicklow Blessington Scout Group APPEAL FOR NEW LEADERS FOR OUR BEAVER SECTION. We are a parent run organization, now is the time to join up, if we don’t get parents to join, we will not be in a position to take on any new children. Benefits of becoming a leader; your number one priority in scouts becomes FUN. You learn new skills. Your children will bypass the waiting list and secure a place. If you are interested, please contact Tristan Geoghegan (086) 780 2938.


Good friends are like stars.

You don’t always see them,

but you know they’re always there.

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