Issue 1397 April 3rd 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Billy Horan (Months Mind), Gerry McIntyre (A), Ted & Sheila Balfe (A)

Sunday 10am: Peggy Luttrell (A), Garrett McNulty (A), Kay Hayes (A)

We also Remember: Patsy Mahon, Meta O’Reilly

Monday: Mass for Blessington List of the Sick

Tuesday: Peggy Luttrell (A), Peter Plant (RD)

Wednesday: Eamonn Murray (A), Rosaleen Cox (RD)

Thursday: Special Intentions, Get Well Intentions, Special Intentions

Friday: Special Intentions, Special Intentions

Saturday 2nd April: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 3rd April: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am,

Tuesday 5th April: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All welcome to join & spend some quiet time with the Lord.

National Tree Week. A native Irish Cherry Tree was planted in the grounds of Lacken Church last Friday to mark National Tree Week. The ceremony was attended by the pupils if Lacken National School and the tree was blessed by Fr Richard.

ALONE – Older people need your support! ALONE is recruiting volunteers to provide companionship and support through their Telephone Support & Befriending service for older people. ALONE asks that interested volunteers commit to one set shift of 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months. Visit www.alone.ie/volunteers  for more information.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers Drawn on 24th March: 5, 10, 15, 24. Weekly €25 Winner – Ann Moran. Next Jackpot is €750. www.blessingtonparish.ie

Confirmation Suit – Free – Paul Costelloe” size 31 – 32” & Red Tabe brown shoes size Contact: 086 401 8232

Blessington Bowls Club meet every Thursday night at 7.30 pm in St Kevin’s Hall, Main Street, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along & bring a friend.

The Community Pool for West Wicklow AGM will take place online on Thursday April 14th at 7pm. If you are interested in attending or would like further details, please email us at poolforWestWicklow@gmail.com Thank you for your support.

VACANCIES – KARE Community Employment Programme. Support Workers required for 19.5 hours per week. BALTINGLASS, TINAHELY, BLESSINGTON. No experience necessary. Accredited training will be provided. Funded by DSP Applicants must be over 21 & in receipt of a qualifying Irish social welfare payment for one year or more. A genuine interest in working with adults with intellectual disabilities, to work as part of a team & the motivation to study are required. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility. Informal enquiries to Elaine 045 448 700. Or email me at elaine.nolan@kare.ie

KILBRIDE & LAKESIDE MUSIC COMMITTEE CONCERT Manor Kilbride Community Hall on Friday 8th April at 7pm. Featuring Kilbride and Lakeside Youth Music. ALSO GUEST ARTISTS – Cathal Killeen – Clarinet along with pianist Órán Halligan. Refreshments available. Raffle. Family friendly. ALL WELCOME. ADMISSION €10 ADULTS. Accompanied Children free.

Could you be the Blessington Rose? The Rose of Tralee International Festival is emerging from a two-year break & plans to hold Rose Selections in local communities. In Blessington, this is being facilitated by Blessington & District Forum & the Wicklow Rose Coordinator.  We are therefore looking for young people (Roses & Escorts) between the ages of 18 & 30 to participate in a Blessington Rose selection festival (1st May in Tulfarris House Hotel) which will select the Blessington Rose who will then go forward to the Wicklow Rose selection on 5th June in Arklow & if successful, to the national event 19th to 23rd August in Tralee.  Please indicate your interest (name, contact details etc) to blessingtonrose@blessington.ie  Application form can be found at  https://www.roseoftralee.ie/apply-2021/c/0/i/61082600/be-a-rose-2022

Blessington Men’s Shed is now open every Monday & Tuesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm.The kettle is always on!! New members most welcome.

Good dry Kindling for sale in the Men’s Shed. Contact John Flynn: 087 297 7678. All money raised goes to the Men’s Shed

Blessington Library Weekly Events for Children – TUMMY TIME: Thursday, 11.30am. For babies who haven’t started to crawl yet. Babies can play beneath the beautiful light projections of Tovertafel. TODDLER TIME, Fri, 11.30am. Song, movement and rhymes for toddlers. Suitable for children aged 1 – 3 year olds. CHILDREN’S STORY-TIME, Sat 11.30am. Join us for some tall tales and fun stories. Suitable for children aged 3 – 6 year olds. 6-Week Ukulele Course for Teens. Learn to play ukulele with Pat Byrne in Blessington Library. Starts Thursday, 24th March at 6.30pm. Suitable for 12 to 16-year-olds. Ukuleles available to borrow for the duration of the course.Please book at blessingtonlib@wicklowcoco.ie  or on 045 891 740

West Wicklow Cancer Support – Weekly Meditation with Gemma Deeney for people touched by Cancer, continues Wednesdays 11.15am in the Primary Care Centre Blessington. Please Contact us on 087 434 6004 or westwicklow15@gmail.com   if you would like to reserve a place.  Do bring your own blanket & pillow. No charge. “The best cure for the body is a quiet mind”

Parent & Toddler Group – Tuesday & Wednesday – 10am to 12 noon in St Kevin’s Community Centre, Blessington

Kilbride Under 14 Ladies Football team are recruiting players for this season. If your birthday falls within the following dates Jan 2008 and Dec 2010 and you want to play Gaelic football, please let us know. Contact Joanne via text message: 086 845 0247 or email: info@kilbridegaa.com

Rugby at Russborough for age groups U6, U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, U12, U13, boys & girls! Tuesday 7pm to 8pm and Sat 11am to 12:30pm. All Welcome to Blessington Mini-Rugby! join@blessingtonrugby.ie

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579

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Long Term Dog Sitter Wanted for 4 months between July and November for medium sized, friendly dog. Good pay offered. Contact 0861567641.

For Sale: Stanley Cara Non-Boiler. Insert Stove. Price £500. O.N.O. Phone 087 611 4997

Trainee/Part Qualified Accountant opportunity available in expanding local accountancy practice. Please call 087 7821159 for further details.

Job Vacancy – R&H have vacancies for full time general operatives. Please email your CV to Sharon for further information s.casey@rh-lenses.com

Hollywood Café, Hollywood, Co. Wicklow is looking to fill the following positions: Commis Chef & Kitchen Porter. Previous experience an advantage but training can be provided To apply email your CV to: chris@hollywoodcafe.ie

Rent Before You Buy! Method Physio are now offering a rental service on mobility scooters. If you would like to test drive a mobility scooter or avail of the rental service contact us on 045 857 444 or email sales@methodphysiotherapy.ie Also stocking a wide variety of mobility aids and aids for daily living. Go to our website www.methodphysiotherapy.ie  to view all our products.

LET’S SING – Classes available at DanceTrax Studios, Blessington with Rachel Drew (MA Mus. BA Mus.) Individual lessons (children and adults) – Singing, ukulele, guitar, Baby & Toddler Sing-Along Classes, Ukulele Club, Women’s Singing Circle, & lots more! For more info: www.letssing.ie Contact Rachel 087 652 9660, info@letssing.ie

April Events at The Healers’ Dance Mental Health and Well Being Centre. April 1st –  Anxiety Relief Workshop. April 10th – Raising an Anxious Child Workshop. April 21st – Dance Your Bones Workshop. April 29th – Monthly Red Tent Women’s’ Circle. Also offering Counselling to both Adults & Young People. Contact Polly on 083 852 6331 for Workshop bookings & Margot on 087 236 2955 for Counselling & Psychotherapy or for further information check out www.healersdance.com or on Facebook & Instagram

Quality Affordable Garden Care – Experienced Horticulturist. Over 10 years’ Experience in soft landscaping & garden maintenance. Free Quotations www.Day2DayLandscaping.com  Email: greg@day2daylandscaping.com  Phone: 086 052 2222

Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior. Phone: Damien 085 826 0431

Jones Power Tools Ltd – Sales Service and Repairs. Specialises in Stihl and Honda. Stockists of Fleetwood Paint. Contact:- info@jonespowertools.ie Phone:- 059 6481033

Bathroom Upgrades, Plumbing & Heating, Showers, Roofing, Windows, & Doors. Internal & External Insulation. Call Paul 086 309 1829.

SEETHRU Solution – Your local trustworthy cleaning service for: Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Greg: 085 858 1850

Paragon Bathrooms. Full Bathroom Renovations. Showroom Open, Main Street, Blessington. Call Aiden 085 137 8770

Gardening –  For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc  Phone Mark 085 133 7714

Blessington Roofing and Guttering. All Roof Repairs Slate Tiles Chimneys Guttering Fully Insured Free Quotations 24/7 Emergency call-out. 25 Year Guaranteed Roof Installation and Roof Repairs. Call Today for a free no-obligation quote. 087 379 4038 www.roofrepairsandguttering.ie

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.com

Blessington Airport Taxi: Standard Taxi €83 – One Way. Large Seven-Seater €93 – One Way. Minimum Charge €30 for other Taxi Journeys. Call Richard: 087 255 7993

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

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

Noel Nolan – Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service  www.blessingtonheatingandplumbing.ie Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email nolannoel2@gmail.com

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 www.funeraldirectorsblessington.ie

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  www.mcevoymonumentalworks.com

Newsletter Advertising Rates, For just 50c per word per week you can reach a large, local audience. Cut-off for receiving adverts is Wed 10am. You can email the copy to office@blessington.info and pay in the Parish Office, or via the Donate button on our website or by bank transfer. Call the Parish Office: 045 865 327

  • PARISH INFORMATION

Church of Our Lady, Blessington – Mass Times: Saturday 6.00pm.  Sunday 10.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327

Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30am

Weekdays: Monday to Saturday 10.00am – Archdeacon Kevin Lyon. Tel: 045 865215

St. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00am

Weekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 11.15am.

Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pm

Parish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

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