Issue 1269 August 18th 2019

The Irish Wheelchair Association are holding a Church Gate Collection next weekend, 24th and 25th Aug at all Masses. They are depending on local volunteers to collect on the day. If you are available to help, please contact Jacqui on 086-1284124 or email

Sunday 18th August 2019

Valleymount Country from 10am to 3pm in Valleymount Hall

Monthly Envelopes for August are due. We would appreciate it if they are left in the Church at Mass or dropped into the Parish Office any morning. Many thanks contributors & collectors for your continued support.

Tuesday 20th 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 21st 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

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board’s Mobile Unit will be at the Community College Blessington from 5pm to 8.30pm. 3000 units are needed overall each week & donors are especially needed at this time of the year.

Sunday 25th August 2019

Cemetery Mass Baltyboys at 12 noon. PLEASE NOTE: there will be no 11.15am Mass in Valleymount that day.

Mass Intentions this Week

Sheila Zeller (RD)

Saturday 6pm: Hugh Collins (RD) Una Sweeney (RD)

Sunday 10am: Johnny Brown (A) Stephen Lunders (A)

We also Remember the following: Cora Stoodley (A) Christy Dempsey (Rem) Martin & Nora Murphy (A) Gabriel & Seamus Murphy (A) Lillian D’Arcy (A) Sheila Roche (A) Margaret & Bernard Lynch (A)

Monday: Mass for those on the list for Sick

Tuesday: Kitty Murphy (RD)  Pat Kavanagh (A)

Wednesday: Noreen Moran (RD Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

Thursday: Cora Stoodley (A) Mick & Teresa Byrne (A) Bill O’Kelly (A) Thomas & Dora Byrne (A) Phyllis Wynne (A)

Friday: Blessington Deceased Mass Card List

The Tea Room at the Coimin Centre will close for staff holidays from Tuesday 20th August for two weeks. We will re-open on Tuesday 3rd September. Tea Room Public Opening Hours will then be as follows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from 9am to 12 noon. TEA, COFFEE AND LIGHT REFRESHMENTS. All proceeds towards the running of the Coimin Centre. Thank you for your support.

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, Weekly Meditation with essential oils hosted by Gemma Deeney continues Wednesdays 11.30am at the Primary Care Centre Blessington. Info: 087 4346004 or Just come along & do bring a friend. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

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A Date for your Diary – A Week of Guided Prayer from 29th Sept to 5th October. During this week of Guided Prayer, you will have the opportunity to meet a prayer guide on a daily basis who will help to direct and deepen your prayer life. This week is also time where we will encourage a spirit of prayer in which everyone can participate.

Attention Calling all who have relatives in Rathmore Graveyard. A volunteer clean-up day has been arranged for Saturday 24th Aug from 11am onwards. This is to coincide with National Heritage Week, bring a strimmer rake or fork, we are hoping for a big turn out on the day. Bernie Phibbs

Local St Vincent de Paul 087 181 1579

Dance in Hollywood Community Centre on Saturday 17th August. Dancing 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Jimmy Hynes & the Crusaders. Adm: €10 Students €5. Refreshments included

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!

“Ceiliuradh a Celtic Miscellany” – an acoustic, candlelit celebration of song & music hosted by Blessington Comhaltas in St. Kevin’s Church, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow on Saturday 24th August at 8pm. Phil Callery of The Voice Squad – Maca (Anúna & Riverdance) – Ger Fitzgerald, Bean an Sean Nos – Ninette De Valois Ballet, Ruth Shine Dance Troupe, Fear an Tí, Paddy Gleeson. A Heritage Week Celebration, further info: Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072. Free Event….Bigi Linn…..Please Support.

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

Line Dance Classes every Tuesday afternoon from 3pm to 4.15pm and on Thursday night from 7pm to 8.15pm. All welcome €7 per class in Manor Kilbride Hall

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

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.

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.

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