Newsletter 19th November Issue 1479

Mass intentions in Blessington Adam Kiely…RD, Bill Kearney…RD Valleymount

Saturday: Alicia, Hugh & Billy Hamilton…A, Rory Hayden…A, Kathleen Hayden…A, Agnes Twyford…A, Marian Murphy…MM, Winnie Hayes…A, Michelle Pender…4th A

Sunday:  Billy Sargent…A, Lena O Neill…A, Rita Jameson…A, Mick Mills…1st A, Nellie Carroll…A, Tommy Kavanagh…A

We also Remember: Jilly Brophy…RD, Elizabeth Coogan…4th A

Monday:  Mass offered for the sick.

Tuesday: Agnes Twyford…A    Nicky Bennett…RD

Wednesday: Anton Trant…RD, Intentions Mass, Intentions Mass

Thursday: Elizabeth Coogan…4th A, Get Well Mass

Friday: Frances & Jim Galvin…A, Birthday Mass

November Altar List of the dead envelopes are on the table at the back of the church. Please fill them in if you wish to have their name included. Mass is offered once a month for all names included.

Minister of Eucharist, November 2023, Church of Our Lady Blessington. SAT 6PM: Geraldine McCulkin, Mary McCormack & Mary Fenton SUNDAY 10AM: Brendan Mahon, George Richardson & Kay Clarke

Congratulations to the girls and boys from all our parish schools and our Parish candidates who have enrolled for their First Penance and First Holy Communion in 2024

Dates for Diary

First Holy Communion

Parish Candidates – Saturday April 27th @11am

Lacken – Saturday May 4th @ 11am in Lacken Church

St Mary’s Blessington – Saturday May 11th   Two ceremonies time TBC

Valleymount – Sunday May 12th @10am in St Joseph’s Church

Gaelscoil – Saturday May 18th @11am

Parish Remembrance Tree People are invited to write the name of a loved one on a tag and place it on our parish remembrance tree in Clane Church. All will be remembered at our masses during November

5-week Zoom course on spiritual conversion with Fr Dave Pivonka Bayside Alpha are running a new free 5-week Zoom course called Metanoia. Metanoia is a transformation of the heart, a spiritual conversion. The course starts on Tuesday the 21st of November 2023 at 7.30pm and is hosted by Franciscan Friar, Fr Dave Pivonka, and other speakers. If you would like to take part please email Paul at

Blessington Parish Lotto Numbers on 9th November:8,9,10,20. €25 Winner: Jean Roche Next Jackpot €3,775

Lakeshore Striders Blessington are running their 8th annual collection for the Capuchin Day Centre  with a fresh appeal this year ‘To fill a sock’ for the homeless with any of the following items: Toothbrush & toothpaste, Bar of soap /small shower gel, Roll on deodorant, Gloves, Boxers / underwear. Don’t forget to pack the other sock and tie it at the top with a ribbon or piece of string and please identify if it’s for a male or female / boy or girl. All items must be brand new. Drop off your sock between 12 & 3pm at the Crying Room, Church of Our Lady, Blessington on Sat, 25th Nov. You can also drop off any of the following items to the collection point at Kenny’s Super Valu Blessington between the 18th and the 25th of Nov or to us in the Church of Our Lady’s on the 25th of Nov: Tea bags, Tins of beans, 1lb packets of sugar, Nappies (all sizes), Baby wipes, Baby formula, Baby food. Financial donations also accepted on the day on behalf of the Capuchin Centre. For further info contact

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 and bring a friend

Happy Faces Pre-school St Marys JNS Contact 0877658420 Email: ECCE places available

Ігрова група Valleymount Parent & Baby/toddler працює щочетверга протягом шкільного семестру з 09.30 до 12.00 у Valleymount Hall.  Щиро вітаються нові батьки.  Заходьте випити чашечку чаю та побалакати Valleymount Parent & Baby/Toddler Playgroup meets every Thursday during school term from 9.30am to 12 in Valleymount Hall. New parents most welcome. Pop in for a cuppa & a chat.

Tuesday Rural Bus Service to Naas & Newbridge. Your support is needed to keep this service open. This is ideal as a “shopping bus”. Adult return journey €3.50 & €1 for students. (a free service for many qualifying adults) Departs Blessington Bus Shelter at 10am via Naas to Newbridge (Whitewater Shopping Centre) Departs Whitewater at 1.45pm. Further info: Jane Auld 087 266 0616 or Pat Conlan 086 075 2072

Blessington Bridge Club meets every Monday 18th September at 7.30pm in the Kare Centre. All new players welcome.

Blessington Counselling & Psychotherapy – Mandy Downes MAPCP 085 134 9813 Specialist in CBT & Solution focused Therapy

Wicklow & Kildare Mental Health Services  Counselling & Psychotherapy. Aran Centre, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. For Bookings please contact, by phone: 089 274 4920 or e-mail:

Looking to upskill or do a new course? Blessington Further Education and Training Centre are now enrolling for Part Time courses in September:

  • Digital Marketing
  • Database Methods
  • Early Leaning & Care
  • Stage 1 – Childcare
  • Care Skills & Care
  • of the Older Person
  • Horticulture Science
  • Word Processing
  • Tourism
  • Spreadsheet Methods
  • Business Administration
  • Social Studies
  • & many more… All courses are QQI certified in either Level 4 or 5 Contact: 045 891 099 – 086 850 3833 – 086 806 1569 or email

Community Pool for West Wicklow will be holding our AGM  online on November 24th at 7pm. If you would like to attend, please email to register. Thank you for your continued support.

Christmas Market A Festive Showcase Of Local Crafts And Artisans Because they deserve something as special and unique as they are The Avon, Blessington, Co. Wicklow. W91HFX3 Sunday 3rd Dec 12 noon to 5pm

CHRISTMAS GALLERY OPEN Saturday & Sunday 12:00 – 17:00 11th November – 10th December END OF SEASON SALE EVERYTHING MUST GO TO MAKE WAY FOR NEW EXHIBITION NO REASONABLE OFFER REFUSED Fabulous Original Art Ancient Bog Oak Sculptures This secret Gallery is located in The Glen of Imaal, Eircode W91 P653. Free Tea/Coffee for all Visitors

Building & Roofing Contractor Available All Roof Repairs, Slates, Tiles, Lead Valleys, Velux Windows, PvC Fascia & Soffit, Extensions, AtticConversions & Renovations. All Work Guaranteed Niall Kearns 0862746969.

Driving instructor RSA and ADI approved.  Contact Michael 087 459 4258  for bookings.

Ashling Frames are delighted to now offer a full photo printing service in Blessington, including passport photos, in partnership with Fujifilm, in addition to our custom and standard framing. or follow us on Instagram
Blessington Taxi Phone Greg 087 2626 393SeeThru Solution – Your Local Trustworthy Cleaning Service for Windows, Gutters, Fascia, Pressure Washing, Softwash, Carpet & Upholstery. Call Greg: 085 858 1850Painter & Decorator – Interior & Exterior Phone: Damien 085 826 0431Paying too much for SKY or Virgin Media? We Install or Repair Free to Air and Saorview! No more Bills! Call Billy 086 868 0053Local 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 1829Interior Designs by Elizabeth Creative, Unique, Personal. Please phone: 086 088 1806. Email: elizabethdoyle.ed@gmail.comEagle Cleaning Solutions – Chimney Cleaning, Exterior Power Washing, Window Cleaning, Gutter Cleaning and Repairs. Call for appointment: 087 247 4388. Email: Find us on FacebookGerman Autoworks – Service Specialist VW/Audi, Mercedes, Skoda, Seat, Opel. Call 087 286 3997  www.germanautoworks.ieNoel Nolan – Blessington Heating & Plumbing Service Call Noel: 087 243 1499 or email nolannoel2@gmail.comClarkes Funeral Directors I.A.F.D. Funeral Home & Office, Burgage, Blessington. All areas serviced. Phone: Tony, Regina or Gordon: 087 273 9048 / 087 659 6426 / 087 249 5411 www.funeraldirectorsblessington.ieHEADSTONES – 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.comNewsletter 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 10.00amWeekdays: Monday to Friday 9.30am – Fr. Richard Behan PP. Tel: 045 865327Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel – Mass Times: Sundays 11.30amSt. Brigid’s Church, Manor Kilbride – Mass Times: Sundays 11.00amWeekdays: Monday to Friday 9am – Fr. Paraic McDermott C.S. Sp., Tel: 01 4582154St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount – Mass Times: Sunday 10amOur Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken – Mass Time: Saturdays 7.30pmParish Office: 9am to 1pm Monday to Friday Tel: 045 865 327

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