Issue 1331 November 8th 2020

Mass Intentions this Week

Andrew Early (RD) Aranmore Island, Donegal

Saturday 6pm: Frankie Keogh (1st A) Kathleen Corry, Jim Corry, Seamus Corry (A) Amby Miley (A) Thomas O’Hagan (A)

Sunday 10am: Richard, Charlie & Katie Reid (A) Julia McEvoy (A) Baby Aisling Byrne (A)

We also remember: Paul Garry, Christy Mooney, Mary Reid, Michael Byrne, Brigid O’Hara

Monday: Mass offered for all the Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Gerry Bartley (RD) Get Well

Wednesday: Patrick Eustace (A) Get Well

Thursday: Rose McInerney (RD) Birthday Mass

Friday: Maureen Long (RD) Get Well

November List of the Dead. Envelopes available in Blessington, Manor Kilbride, & Valleymount Churches. They can be returned to Blessington Parish Office. Masses offered on the 1st Friday of every month throughout the year.

All Masses & Services via Webcam

►Daily Mass at 9.30am, Monday to Friday please join us in prayer for the rosary at 9am

►Saturday 7th November 2020: Mass at 6.00pm

►Sunday 8th November 2020 Mass at 10am

The Stynes Family would like to thank everyone for their support following the passing of Kieran Stynes on 13th May, he was fondly known as ‘The Veggie Man’ in Blessington and surrounding areas.   We felt the love of a community who came out to support us and pay their respects as we took Kieran on his final journey from Kilteel, through Eadestown, Blessington, Oldcourt and Manor Kilbride. The gathering outside our first home in Westpark was overwhelming.  Special Thanks to Kieran’s good friend Fr. Paraic McDermott for all his help and prayers during a difficult and challenging time.  Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Maria & Family

Financial Support for the Parish Blessington, Crosschapel, Manor Kilbride. Valleymount & Lacken – During this time, you can make donations to support all our Churches via the DONATE BUTTON on the parish website All SHRINE MONEY remains in the parish. Donations through the black PDF BOXES in Blessington Church also go towards the running of the parish. We are very grateful for your ongoing support. Support for our Diocese  through the 1st & 2nd collections may also be made via the DONATE BUTTON on our website. The 1st collection goes to towards the support of the parish. The 2nd collection goes to the Diocese. There are also envelopes available in all Churches for these donations.

Monthly Envelopes for November are now due, they may be dropped into the PDF Boxes in the Church or the post-box at the Coimin Centre. Many thanks to all who are making a special effort to return their envelopes this time it is greatly appreciated.

Join with Fr. Richard & Fr. Joe, in evening prayer via Zoom Monday, Wednesday, & Friday at 7.30pm. Log on to and click on the Zoom button. If you have any difficulty logging in, please contact us at

Christmas Mass Cards, Christmas Cards & other gift items now on sale. See photos on Facebook Carol: 045 865 327 from 9am to 12.30pm. Jean: 087 235 0835 from 9am to 5pm

Fr Kevin’s Homilies are always available on our website:

Valleymount and Lacken Parish Members Draw Results for October: Maureen Phibbs, Aiden Miley, Seamus Doyle, Mary Fitzpatrick, Anne Broe

Lakeshore Striders 3,000 mile Lockdown Challenge. Members of Blessington’s Lakeshore Striders Running Club wanted some extra motivation to stay active and stay connected during this second Lockdown. Members (from seasoned marathon runners to new couch to 5k graduates) pledged their own  distance (100 miles or 100km) that they will run in the cold inclement November weather over the 6 weeks level 5 restrictions. They are sharing their donations between Barretstown and Blessington Lights ( 2 worthy local causes. So if you see them out and about running in splendid isolation, cheers them on and donate to either of these charities. Go Striders!

Lacken Naíonra NOW ENROLLING. Emphasis is on the holistic development of pre-school children through outdoor activity. ECCE and NCS approved. Enquiries  to or phone 045 865086

Lacken National School has places available in the Early Intervention Class. Enquiries to or phone 045 865086

Blessington Lights up for Christmas 2020 Your Community needs your help!! We are looking for each household to make a small donation to ensure we can light up our Christmas Tree and Streetlights this December. We need to raise €4,500. Nobody wants to drive down the Main Street in Darkness this December. We need plenty of Christmas cheer. Come on Blessington Community, dig deep!! Donation Buckets in McGreals, The Credit Union and Wonkas, alternatively, please donate via

St Marys Junior N.S. 2021 Enrolment – Parents with children for junior infants starting in September 2021 please submit an application form by 20th November 2020. Forms are available for downloading by clicking on the Parent Info tab on our website: Pre-printed copies of the form can be picked up from school reception. Completed forms may be emailed to the school office: or posted to St Marys JNS, Main Street, Blessington W91YN0P. If you have any questions or require an application form by post, please phone the school office 045 865 501. Go raibh míle maith agat.

Blessington Parish Office will remain closed to the public during the current restrictions. Please call or email if you wish to have someone prayed for at Mass. Blessington Parish Christmas Mass Bouquets, Christmas Cards and other gift items now on sale. Email: Carol: 045 865 327 – 9am to 12.30pm. Jean: 087 235 0835 – 9am to 5pm Call or email for Mass Bookings, Mass Cards, Baptisms, Weddings & General Enquiries. All items can be collected…………

Community Pool for West Wicklow is looking for the most Spooktacular Halloween House in West Wicklow! Email pictures of your decorated house  & we will share them on our social media pages. Don’t forget to colour in our Halloween logo and pop it in your window too! You can pick up a copy of our Halloween logo from Blessington Tourist Office or print it out from our Facebook page! Prizes for the most Spooktacular Halloween Houses!

Calling all Local Businesses, Artists & Crafters! Community Pool for West Wicklow are hosting an online Christmas Market and we would like you to be part of it! Every day from early November we will be posting a new video to our social media pages, like an extended Advent Calendar. Each video will showcase a different local business or artist and their products. We hope that our online Christmas Market will help to encourage people to shop local and support local businesses this Christmas. If you think this is something you would like to get involved in, then email us at

St. Marys’ Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto Jackpot next week €3175, sign up for €2 per week on parish website

ALONE – COVID-19 Support Line for Older People 7 days a week, 8am – 8pm, call: 0818 222 024.

Blessington Mini-Rugby outdoors for 4 and 5 year olds. Boys & girls welcome. K.O. 11:15am every Saturday at St Kevin’s Hall

Blessington Mini-Rugby on Tuesdays U7, U8 and U9 boys & girls from 6pm to 7pm U10 to U13 7pm to 8pm on GAA Astro

Rugby at Russborough for all ages from 10am to 12 noon each Saturday

St Vincent de Paul local number 087 181 1579



Junior Office Administrator with experience is currently looking for work. Phone Orla 087 3190779

GasHome – Boiler Servicing and Repairs – RGI Registered. Phone Stephen 087 9060 894

Childminder Wanted for 1 year old, Ballymore/Blessington & Surrounding Areas, in Minders home, 4 Days per week, call 087 621 5318

CE Scheme Vacancy – Caretaker, Blessington GAA CES 2162183 Closing 19th November

PLEASE Note you must be in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance.  Excellent opportunity to get into or back into the workforce working 19.5 hrs a week whilst contributing to your local Community. Community employment rates apply.  Full training provided and support through personal progression plan. For full job description or any further information, please contact the Community Employment office, Martin Cahill on 045 891348 or Call into us (across from Dunnes Stores)

Martin Craul & Co, Statutory Auditors, Accountants and Chartered Tax Advisors, have moved office to: Block One, Unit 1F, Blessington Business Park, County Wicklow. W91 XT18 (near the Fire Station) Telephone Numbers Unchanged. 045 891 505 or 045 891 507 – 087 279 1325 (Martin) Email Correspondence/data to 2 Millbank as before will be acceptable

Career Guidance Service for students and parents with experienced qualified guidance counsellor, individual attention Phone Gary: 086 857 4262

Gardening- For Winter Tidying, Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Fruit Tree pruning, Painting etc Phone Mark 085-1337714

McGreal’s Hearing Centre – Our Clinical Audiologist & Rehabilitation Specialist, Justine Rae, is based at our Main Street Pharmacy in Blessington. To book a hearing test phone 1890 92 92 59 or visit

Eagle Cleaning Solutions – Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs. Call for appointment: 087 247 4388. Email: Find us on Facebook

 Noel Nolan Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email

 Active Appliance Repairs over 20 years’ experience repairing and servicing all brands of domestic and commercial appliances. For a fast, friendly and efficient service call us today on 086 393 7762 or 086 361 9082. Call out Charge €75

 Clarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D. Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington. All areas serviced. Phone: Tony or Regina: 087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426

Castle Canine Cuts – Dog Grooming Service. Clipping, Trimming, Shampooing for all Breeds. Nail and ear care included. Appointments Monday-Saturday. Contact Gillian on 087 764 1911 or find us on Facebook.

Talbot Chimneys Ltd – Family Run Business Since 1978, Insurance Claims Handled, Chimney Repairs / Reline / Rebuild, CCTv Surveys, Chimney Cleaning, Descaling of Soot & Tar Build Up, Fully Insured, No Call-Out Charge for OAPs on Mention of this Ad. Freephone 1800 406 700, Office 045 850 957

Blessington Airport Taxi – 087 255 7993 Standard Taxi €77 one way Large 7-Seater €87 one way Call Richard on 087 255 7993 Or email:

HEADSTONES – McEvoy Monumental Works, Blessington. Headstones, Inscriptions, Renovations. Serving the people of Blessington for over 40 years. Call to our workshop at Millbank Blessington or phone: Mick 045 865 487 or 086 843 8832 or Gary 087 933 3487

Paying too much to SKY or UPC? We install & Repair Free to Air and Saorview!! No more bills!! Call Billy: 086 868 0053

German Autoworks – Service Specialist, VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior – Phone: Damian 085 826 0431


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