Issue 1404 May 29th 2022

Mass intentions this week:

Carmel Bealin (RD) Manor Kilbride

Saturday 6pm: John Lipsett (1st A), Mary Kavanagh (Birthday Rem), Joseph Burke (A)

Sunday 10am: Jim Toomey (A), Molly & Tom Hamilton (A), Una Broe (1st A)

We also Remember: Annie Kilbride, Maureen Cuddy

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

Tuesday: Annie Kilbride (A), Maureen Cuddy (A)

Wednesday: Beth Halligan (A), Michael Byrne (RD)

Thursday: Nora O’Hara (A), Dolores McDonnell (A)

Friday: First Friday of the Month Mass will be offered for all on the November List of the Dead

Mass Times this week

Saturday 28th May: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 29th May: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

Tuesday 31st May: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady. All Welcome.

Friday 3rd June: First Friday of the Month Mass will be offered for all on the November List of the Dead

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from St Mary’s SNS who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Thursday 26th May 29th May in Blessington

CONGRATULATIONS to the boys & girls from No1 School who receive First Holy Communion on Sun 29th May in Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Blessington Parish Office is open from 9am to 1pm, Monday to Friday. Mass Cards & Gift Items available. Bookings for Mass Intentions. Newsletter Items. Call: 045 865 327 or Email:

The Annual Cemetery Mass in Eadestown will take place on Sunday 19th June at 12 noon. Please note: Blessing of Graves will begin at 11am.  There will be no 11.30am Mass in Eadestown Church that day

Daniel O’Donnell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral Dublin Monday 6th June at 3pm. Tickets €49.50 from the Pro-Cathedral Parish Office 01 874 5441 Mon to Sat 9.30am to 2pm or  Linda Martin MC & Special Guest – Sean Gilligan Halleluiah Gospel Choir. All Proceeds to Peter McVerry Trust and the Dog’s Aid Animal Sanctuary

We are celebrating Cruinniú na nÓg at Blessington Library on Saturday 11th June. Cardboard Camera Art Workshop @ 3pm The workshop will include junk modelled cameras, collaged photos, drama & storytelling games. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Family Puppet Show  with Julie-Rose McCormick @ 11am. The show includes stories with dragons, princesses, leprechauns and much more. Suitable for children aged 5 – 12. Booking required for both events. or 045 891 740.

The Big C Choir Concert celebrating 10 years of fundraising on June 12th at 7.30pm in the Killashee House Hotel, Naas. Directed by Owen Lynch, Presented by Mary Kennedy (RTÉ).  Tickets from Pauline 087 773 3779 or Christina 087 054 7213.

Attention all Coaches, Managers, Members and Parents. The Blessington AFC AGM will take place on Monday 27th June in The Coimin Centre at 8pm.  Please come along & have your say in your club’s future. Nominations for positions on the Committee must be entered on the nomination form provided by the Committee & must be seconded by another fully paid up, registered member of the Club. Permission for nomination must be given in advance by the Nominee. Nomination forms to be emailed to by Monday 13th June 2022.

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 26th May: 4, 7, 15, 30. Weekly €25 Winner – Lisa Harrington. Next Jackpot is €1150

Have you tried the TAP & GO device in Blessington Church to support the 1st & 2nd Collections? Thank you for your contributions.

Lacken Naíonra is now enrolling. “Fun-filled learning through a play-based curriculum” Open Day  on Thursday 9th June from 12.30pm to 1.15pm. Please contact 045 865 086 for more information.

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.

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.

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!

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


80’s 90’s Disco Punchestown June 25th 4 tickets €50 each ono. Contact: 087 795 8853

Volunteer at KALEIDOSCOPE Festival – KALEIDOSCOPE festival, taking place in Russborough House from June 24th to June 26th are looking for volunteers to get involved over the course of the weekend. Created for the enjoyment & entertainment of families & their friends, the festival is guaranteed to be fun for everyone! Volunteer positions will be suitable for those in the older demographic as well as the younger folk. Volunteers will be expected to work a total of 12 hours across the three days (e.g. four hours a day or two 6-hour shifts) & can enjoy the festival for the remaining time. To sign up log on to  or email

Teachers Required to Teach English to Spanish Students in Blessington. Dates:4th to 28th July. Times: 9.30am to 1pm. Requirements: TEAFL or Experience in Teaching English. FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT  or 0034 628 11 49 38

Room Needed – Pet Friendly. Suitable for lady. Email:

Greetings from Spain – After two years, I will be coming to Blessington with students in July. DATES: 1st to 29th JULY. I am looking for host families in Blessington & surrounding areas. Students will attend Blessington Community College (Mon – Fri 9.30am to 5pm) I will be in Blessington during this time for any queries you may have. Paloma:  Info: Jenny Conway 089 4789839

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

Reflexology – €75 (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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