Issue 1402 May 15th 2022

Mass intentions this week: 

Beth Halligan (RD) Blessington, Mary Farrell (RD) Sallins, formerly Golden Hill, Manor Kilbride

Saturday 6pm: Kay Murphy (Months Mind), Peter & Mary Murphy (A), Amelia Lily Philips (Birthday Rem), Jimmy Devoy (A), Sharon O’Brien (A), John Behan (RD),  Mary & Roger Keogh (A), Robert Hennessy (A)

Sunday 10am: James McHugh (A), Rose McLoughlin (A), James (Jesse) Clarke (A), Peter O’Keefe (A), Mary Clarke (A), Mary & Kathleen Curtin (A)

We also Remember: Willie Ball (A), John Kelly (A), Jane & Jim Flynn (A), Mick Clarke (A), Ita Gaughran (A)

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

Tuesday: Gerry Keirsey (RD), Sean O’Brien (RD), Special Living Intention

Wednesday: Robert Hennessy (A), Birthday Mass, Get Well Mass

Thursday: Noel Kelly (1st A), Sharon O’Brien (4th A)

Friday: Rita Whelan (RD), Kathleen Osborne (RD)

The Archdiocese of Dublin Lay Ministry Collection takes place this weekend. This collection will support the development of a variety of lay ministries, providing for more women & men to work alongside the priests & deacons.

Mass Times this week:

Saturday 14th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 15th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

The Annual Blessing of the Graves & Cemetery Mass will take place in Burgage at 3pm.

Tuesday 17th May: Holy Hour and Adoration for PEACE in UKRAINE from 7pm to 8pm. All Welcome.

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Mary’s JS who receive First Holy Communion on Saturday 14th May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Number drawn on 12th May: 2, 4, 22, 25. Weekly €25 Winner – Terrilee Byrne. Next Jackpot is €1075

Understanding Loss & Grief as we Age – a free event for people in older age who have been bereaved in any circumstance, takes place in Naas Library on Monday 23rd May from 11am to 1pm. Representatives from local bereavement supports will be in attendance & refreshments will be available. Registration essential. Please call Naas Library: 045 879 111

West Wicklow Cancer Support had their April Drop-in Evening hosted by a local horticulturist with some great tips on how to have colour in your garden all year round. Thank you to anyone who helped us on the evening & many thanks to Blessington Lakes Garden Centre for the donation of materials.  It was a beautiful night, a great turnout & everyone went home with a new plant!  We are here for you if your life has been impacted by cancer in any way contact us on 087 4346004

Blessington Tourist Office. We are delighted to announce that we will be showcasing an ART EXHIBITION in the Tourist Office on Friday 27th May from 7pm to 9pm.

Social Dancing in Donard Community Hall (W91YW57) on Saturday 21st May from 9pm to 12 midnight. Music by Thomas Maguire & Fhiona Ennis. Admission €10

Blessington Car Boot Sale in St. Kevin’s Hall on Sunday 22nd May 7am to 4pm Tea/Coffee. Indoor & Outdoor Spaces. Free Parking. Toilets. Tables €10. Bargains Galore! Pat Conlan: 086 075 2072

The Blessington & District Forum is delighted to present the 2nd Ninette de Valois Festival of Dance in the Tramway Theatre, Blessington on Friday 27th May at 8pm Tickets €10 or Family of 4 €30. Dance Performances by Sinead O’Brien Dance School, Ruth Shine School of Dance, Angela Brien School of Irish Dancing, Happy Days of Performing Arts, Katie Charles Dancercise. Singers Rachel Coyne & Jenny Cullen. Doors Open 7:15pm with Wine Reception – Show starts 8pm. Tickets available from The Office Shop & Next Door. For further info, see

Blessington Chess Club. Improve your memory & Concentration – Learn Chess. Blessington Academy Starting Summer 2022. For All Ages & Levels For Info Email:

Blessington FC are delighted to announce that we are hosting another Intersport Elverys FAI Summer Soccer School this year. Our camp will run in Crosschapel from 8th to 12th August & is for children age 6-14. All details can be found on our Club Facebook page. Or book using the following link

The Community Pool for West Wicklow Committee are excited to be doing the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon again this year! We will be running, walking & possibly crawling 10km in our penguin costumes on June 5th to raise money for a Pool for West Wicklow. Please support us by donating to our GoFundMe Page at If you would like to take part in the Women’s Mini-Marathon with us on June 5th please email us at Thank you for your support!

Fencing Classes for adult beginners every Tuesday from 8.15pm to 9.15pm in St Kevin’s Hall. Would you like to try a different sport in a friendly & fun environment? You don’t have to be fit or sporty. Come and give it a free trial. Call 087 676 4183

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.

Your 6-Week Journey to Living Well. Join KWETB’s free programme to support you in being kind to yourself and others. The course covers: Emotional well being: Nutrition: healthy meals & eating on a budget. Digital: using the apps on your smartphone. Physical: gentle introduction to daily exercise. Financial: manage your money better. This is the course for you if you would like to learn about the various aspects of wellbeing; physical, emotional & nutritional, finishing with a fun social activity.  The course will take place in a relaxed & informal environment in the Blessington Further Education & Training Centre – you will learn skills & strategies to build positive habits for well-being. This 6-week course will support you to be the BEST you in these difficult times. The course will run from 10th May for 6 weeks, 9.30am to 12.30pm. Phone 086 846 2771 or email for more information & enrolment

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!

Online Theology Open Evening Wednesday 18th May – The Priory Institute provides online Theology courses to degree level.  or to register

Wicklow County Council & Co. Wicklow PPN invites you to come to a workshop to Develop Our Vision for the Baltinglass Municipal District & input to The Local Economic & Community Plan. This is an important 6-year plan that will set out the aims, objectives & actions needed to promote and support economic, local & community development for Co Wicklow.  The workshop will run in Baltinglass Parish Centre, (Behind St. Joseph’s Church: W91 TV08) on Monday 16th May from 7pm to 9pm.  To book Email:   or call/text Helen 087 1895145 or Grainne 086 0487434

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


MACS SPORTS RECOVERY below the lemon tree. Professional Sports Recovery – for all levels. Relieve aches and Pains – Hot Tub – Ice Bath – Cryo Spa – Infrared Sauna – Normatec Boots – Massage Guns – Sports Massage – Athletic Therapy – Yoga. Book early to avoid disappointment. Contact Seán 086 440 5595. Team & Club rates available. Keep an eye on our Instagram for details @macs_sports_recovery

Part-time Cleaner Required4 hours per week, house in Manor Kilbride. Please contact087 259 5447

Cleaner Wanted – Approx 3 hrs per week for light housework. Flexible hours available. Applicant must have own transport. Brittas & Kilbride area. References required. Phone 089 437 5880

Gardening – For Hedge clipping, Beds overhauled, Strimming, etc Phone Mark 085 133 7714 (Greenleaf Garden Care)

Mick’s Mobile Auto Cleaning: Need your car spotless for Communion, Confirmation or Wedding? Find me on Facebook or call me 086 3712328

Events at The Healers’ Dance May: Wednesday 11th (weekly at 6pm) Yoga for Anxiety Relief . Tuesday 17th at 7pm: Raising an Anxious Child W/S: Thursday 19th at 7 pm Dance your Bones W/S. Friday 27th at 7pm The Women’s Red Tent.  The Magic Drum Holistic Shop open Wednesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm. Contact Polly 083 852 6331 to book your place on all workshops.

Reflexology – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Local Builder Available – All services under one roof, Windows & Doors, Plumbing, Tiling, Roofing, Plastering, Electrical, Carpentry, Insulation. All levels of construction  services available. Fully registered. Call Paul 086-3091829

Following Recent Sales we require additional properties for approved buyers.  045 865 555

Hot Stones – €100 (60-minute Session) Dominic Plant 086 828 9382

Rods + Cones Opticians Blessington. Beside the GARDA station. Formerly Cullinane Opticians. Open for all your eyecare needs. FREE Eye Exam + Glasses with PRSI + Medical Card. Large selection of Designer Frames + Sunglasses. Special Offers + Discounts on 2nd Pairs. Varifocal Experts try them with our 30-Day Guarantee. Many Thanks to all our loyal customers. Call 045 891 056 for an appointment.

Ustoreit@hollywood Convenient Storage Units to Rent – Individual Lock-Ups – CCTV on All Units – 15 X 10 and 25 X 15 – Suitable for Furniture etc – Call: 087 356 7601

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

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

Interior Designs by Elizabeth – Creative, Unique, Personal Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email:

BLESSINGTON Airport Taxi Plus, Hospital and City Run’s, Standard Taxi €87 one way, Large 7- Seater €97 one way. All other Runs prices on the meter. 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: Find us on Facebook

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

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

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

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

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 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


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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