Issue 1418 September 4th 2022

Mass intentions this week

Saturday 6pm: Denis Toomey (A), Eugene Fennell (A), Eileen Kelly (A), Lillian Darcy (A)

Sunday 10am: Ann Linfield (1st A), Barry O’Donnell (Rem)

We also Remember

Monday: Mass offered for the Sick & those in Hospital

Tuesday: Get Well Mass, Special Intentions Mass

Wednesday: Elizabeth Corrigan (RD), Tommy O’Connor (RD)

Thursday: Birthday Mass, Birthday Mass

Friday: John Lawlor (RD), Damien Fox (RD)

This week:

Saturday 3rd September: Blessington: 6pm, Lacken: 7.30pm

Sunday 4th September: Blessington: 10am, Manor Kilbride: 11am, Valleymount: 11.15am, Crosschapel: 11.30am.

The Charity, ‘’ Touch Ireland’’ Supporting Vulnerable Children in ‘’ Our World ‘’ are holding a Church Gate Collection in Blessington on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September. All the money raised will go towards food programs and the building of houses for vulnerable young adults in Zambia. Please support

We will begin sending round the RED and BLUE Bags in Blessington at 6pm & 10am Masses this weekend. We would appreciate the support of a few new volunteers to help with this. If you would like to volunteer, please let one of the priests know or give a call to the parish office as we will be setting up a monthly rota. 045 865 327. Many thanks!

Tuesday 6th September: Holy Hour & Adoration 7pm to 8pm in Church of Our Lady.

Thursday 8th September – Evening of Prayer & Reflection for Ministers of the Eucharistic at 7.30pm in the Coimin Centre, Blessington. Facilitated by Rosemary Lavelle

St Mary’s Schools & Blessington Parish Lotto. Numbers drawn on 25th August:  9, 13, 15, 22. Weekly €25 Winner: Leanne O’Farrell. Next Jackpot is €1675 – We have some great news! We have 3 pairs of Garth Brooks tickets to be won. Everyone who has a ticket in any of our fundraiser lotto draws on 8th September, will receive a free entry for a chance of winning the Garth Brooks tickets.

ACCOMMODATION NEEDED For a Ukrainian family, grandmother, daughter & child in Blessington area. If you can help, please call:  085 726 8971

The Blessington Game & Wildfowl Conservation Association will shoot over its lake preserves from September 1st, 2022, to 28th February 2023. Thanks as always to our many supporters & landowners.

Further Education & Training Centre Blessington – Courses starting September 2022. Office Skills, EBusiness, Tourism, Childcare, Healthcare, Horticulture, Employment Skills, SNA Learn new skills or brush up on old skills. Please contact Irene Hayden 086 806 1569 or Karen Townsend 086 850 3833 for more details. Are you interested in Art, Gardening, Computers, or IT?  Morning & evening classes are starting in mid-September. For more information, please drop into the Centre or call 045 891 909.

For our Summer Stars finale, Blessington Library are hosting a magic show with Reuben the Entertainer on Saturday, 3rd Sept at 12.30pm. Reuben has been performing at events for 40 years & his comedy sketch videos have over a million views! One of the hosts of RTE Junior, he has brought his high-energy antics to children all over Ireland. We’ll also be handing out certificates and medals to all our amazing Summer Stars participants. This one is not to be missed!

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:

Blessington Bowls Club Thursday at 7.30pm in St. Kevin’s Hall, Blessington. Guests are most welcome, why not come along and bring a friend.

Run the Lakes of Blessington, Co Wicklow – Saturday 10th September – Medals awarded to all finishers. Tickets from €18 – book now to avoid disappointment. Proudly hosted by the Lakeshore Striders & supporting the Irish Heart Foundation. All proceeds of this event will go to Lakeshore Striders AC & The Irish Heart Foundation. Send us a message on Facebook or Instagram if you have any questions. Facebook: /lakeshorestriders – Instagram: @lakeshorestriders

Anam Cara South Dublin is holding its monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Monday 12th September at 7:15pm in the Maldron Hotel, Tallaght. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

FUEL STAMPS are a great way to help budget for your fuel costs. Start saving now towards your fuel bills during the winter months.  The Stay Warm Saving Scheme is an easy payment option plan which enables households to budget for their central heating oil & or solid fuel by saving €5 Stay Warm Saving Stamps on the savings card & using the stamps to pay (in full or part payment) for fuel supplies. The Scheme is open to all households in the Blessington area and full details are available on the card. This initiative is in association with the Department of Communications Energy & Natural Resources. The €5 Stay Warm Saving Stamps & Savings Card are only available from Hennessy’s Hardware and SVP Shop. 

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

Hazardous Waste Collection Sat 10th Sept 2.30pm – 5pm Rampere Recycling Centre Baltinglass, W91PK06 HOUSEHOLD WASTE ONLY

KARE Community Employment Programme Support Workers required for 19.5 hours per week. KARE, BLESSINGTON, Co. Wicklow. 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. Please contact your local DEASP/Intreo office to check your eligibility. Informal enquiries to Elaine 045 448 700. Give me a call!! Or email me at

St Vincent de Paul Blessington, local number 087 181 1579


RecaptureOne is a new business that has just launched in Kildare. We create an online customisable memory capsule for people who have lost a loved one, to help keep their memory alive❤️ RecaptureOne provides the best possible product to help capture treasured memories. Instead of just One photo, RecaptureOne makes it possible to view Videos with Audio & Multiple Pictures to tell your loved one’s life story which can be watched beside their graveside/ memorial site. We have also ensured that each plaque is password protected, keeping your memories safe to those you wish to share it with. RecaptureOne allows you to take a trip down memory lane & relive your precious memories with them all over again. For more information about this memorial product please call Alannah on 085 202 6307 or visit our website at

BRYKO – Shop / Yard Assistant Required Full time Position, Manual Lifting Ability Essential Please Drop in your CV to Emilia or email to

General Operative Required for Ryanstone Stoneworks, Blessington Industrial Estate. Full time, 39 hours per week. Experience desirable but not necessary as full training provided. Please email C.V. to

Looking for Labourer to help renovatea period house near Dunlavin. Also looking for Groom / Rider for show jumping yard. Padraig 087 259 1729

Siel Bleu Ireland Exercise Classes for older adults starting in September, every Thursday in St. Kevin’s Hall  at 10am, €10 per class or €70 for 10 classes, all welcome.

Chair Yoga in the Coimin Centre Blessington, Recommencing on Tuesday 13th September from 10:45am to 11:45am All welcome. Call Patricia: 086 071 7384

MANOR KILBRIDE MUSIC SCHOOL re-opens Monday 6th September.Introducing Flute Expert Lina Andonovska. Lessons with Lina will suit beginners and improvers from age 8 upwards. Flutes available for hire. Also ideal for experienced or ‘return to flute’ players who wish to improve their skills. Lessons also available in all wind and brass instruments, piano and drums. Visit website Contact Maria 087 965 6257 or e-mail

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 Email:

Paying too much for SKY or Virgin Media? We Install or Repair Free to Air and Saorview! No more Bills! Call Billy 086 868 0053

New Weight Loss Programme Starting September in the Avon for more info contact Fiona 087 125 7152

House Assistant required Paid position. We are coming from the United States to visit Ireland and will be renting a holiday home in the Blessington area for the month of September. We need help for the month with weekly grocery shopping, occasional dinner preparation, some cooking and clean up after dinner. Please contact Kate at

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 086 309 1829

Happy Days School of Performing Arts! Established in Blessington for over 27 years. Saturday Classes 10am to 12noon in Tramway Theatre, Blessington! Give Your Child the Confident Edge! Classes in: Speech and Drama, Dancing, Musical Theatre & Singing! + Optional Exams with the Leinster School of Music and Drama etc. Give your child a competitive edge and improve their communication skills in a fun filled atmosphere! For further information visit   Or email:  or call / text Grainne 087 679 5470

U – STORE – IT – HOLLYWOOD – Convenient Storage Units to Rent. Individual Lockups. CCTV on All Units. 15 X 10 and 25 X 15. Suitable for Furniture etc Call: 087 356 7601

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

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

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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