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Enniskerry Gardening Club

Enniskerry Gardening Club will hold their next meeting on 5th March, and are pleased to welcome Frances MacDonald of The Bay Garden, Co. Wexford, and Bay Garden Tours. Frances will be giving a talk, 'Herbaceous Perennials -- Using and Choosing'.
All welcome. Powerscourt Parochial Hall, beside Poppies at 8pm
Non-members €5

Enniskerry History Society
November 2013 Lecture
On Thursday November 14th, Bryan Mac Mahon will present
his lecture 'Miss Sandes Soldiers Homes: A Kerry Woman's
Work for Soldiers Welfare' to the Enniskerry History Society
at 8.30 p.m. in the Powerscourt Arms Hotel, Enniskerry.
All are welcome to attend this lecture - contribution €3
Details on the Enniskerry History Society available
from 01-2867853.

Kilmacanogue History Society
Glenview Hotel – Tuesday 1st April 2014
from Medieval times to their modern equivalents.
Dermot Cranny

Dermot Cranny will present an illustrated talk reviewing the concept and structure of the Medieval Guilds System and relate the guilds to their modern equivalents.
The talk will move from antiquity to the present, outlining the origins of crafts and trades. In particular it will describe the 'Merchants and Craft Guilds', and discuss the influence of these guilds on the development of the Labour Organisation and the Apprenticeship System.
Some relevant memorabilia and exhibits will be on display during the night.
Dermot Cranny served a recognized apprenticeship and is a qualified Craftsman who also holds a Masters Degree in Education. Together with his wife Ann they are hardworking valued members of our Society.

The Glenview Hotel, Glen of the Downs
8.30PM on Tuesday 1st April
Entry €3 (€2 for members) – all welcome

Bray Cualann Historical Society
The local history society for Bray & North Wicklow

The Old Dublin Society

The Enniskerry Walking Club
The Enniskerry Walking Association was formed in 2004 to protect traditional walking routes in the area and to promote walking for recreation, for health, as a safe alternative to car use, and to
help us all to learn more about our locality. Our popular Tuesday evening walks usually meet at the Spar at 7.00 pm. Saturday walks meet at 1.30pm. All who are interested, adults or children, are most welcome. Walks vary in length but most last between one-and-a half and two-and-a-half hours; some (but not all) involve a bit of climbing. Please wear appropriate warm and rain-proof clothing, and proper walking boots for the oc-casional muddy or rocky track. Some walks are designated below as not suitable for dogs and you should bring a lead if you take a dog on other walks.
In the interests of walker's comfort & safety participants are asked to respect the directions of the walk leader and stay between the leader and the anchor person. All dogs must be kept under control. 'ROUTE VARIATION' means we have altered the route from previous walks of a similar title. 'NEW WALK' means one that we have introduced in 2013
28 Sept. Djouce mountain via Paddock Lake 3 hrs approx 'NEW WALK' Meet Outside Spar, 1.30pm, Meet at last car park on Old Long Hill towards Roundwood 2pm DOGS ON LEADS
12 Oct. Tibradden to Fairy Castle. 2.5hrs 'NEW WALK' Meet outside Spar, 1.30pm; Tibbradden Car Park, park outside, 2pm DOGS ON LEADS
26 Oct. Crone Wood to Maulin via Waterfall Overlook. Approx. 4 miles, 2.5 hours, 1,500ft. climb. Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm Meet Crone Car Park, 1.50 pm. DOGS ON LEADS
9 Nov. Killiney Golf Club abd Killiney Hill. 2 hours. 'NEW WALK' Meet outside Spar, 1.30pm; Parking on Mathias Church, Wy-attville Rd/Church Rd junction 2pm DOGS ON LEADS
23 Nov. Circuit of Vartry Reservoir taking in both lakes. Roundwood. 2hrs Meet outside Spar, 1.30pm. Parking on approach to Roundwood Village 2pm DOGS ON LEADS
7 Dec. Knockree to Crone Wood. Approx 4miles 2.5 to 3 hours Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm. Meet Knockree Hostel 1.50pm CHRISTMAS DO AT HOSTEL. NO DOGS
21 Dec. Shanganagh Park to Killiney Beach 2hrs 'NEW WALK' Meet outside Spar 1.30pm Meet Shanganagh Park, Shankill 1.50pm DOGS ON LEADS
11 Jan 2014. Mullins Hill, Killiney Hill. 2hrs 'NEW WALK' Meet outside Spar, 1.30pm. Parking at Graduate Pub 1.50pm DOGS ON LEADS
25 Jan. Rockbrook Massy's Wood Meet Outside Spar, 1.30pm. Park at Cruagh Cemetery 1.50pm Some climbing! Approx 2hrs DOGS ON LEADS
8 Feb. Rathmichael Church to Tully Church, Historic site walk 2 hours. Meet Outside Spar 1.30pm. Meet Rathmichael Church 1.50pm DOGS ON LEADS
22 Feb. Barnaslingan Wood to Ballybetagh via Killegar Approx 3 hours. Meet outside Spar 1.30pm Meet at Barnaslingan lane car park 1.50pm DOGS ON LEADS
8 Mar. Glendalough to Glendassan and mine works. 2.5hrs 'ROUTE VARIATION' Meet outside Spar 1.30pm Meet Glendalough Visitors car park at Hotel 2.10pm DOGS ON LEADS
Feel free just to turn up (sharp!) on any of the Saturday or Tuesday walks. But, if you want any further information, phone Niall Lenoach, EWA Chairperson, (087-928 4934) or Noel Barry, EWA Secretary(286 0043).email:
NB This is a community activity organised by volunteers who accept no liability for injuries or loss caused to participants in any of the above walks.

Enniskerry Preschool
Enniskerry Preschool has opened in the village in one of the prefabs of the old Powerscourt National School by Georgina Murphy. The preschool has fully qualified staff catering for small groups of children from 2 years and 5 months and is fully insured. Special rates are €30 for two days and Monday is free. €45 for 3 days and Monday is free. Please contact Georgina on 086 0650827.

Schoolhouse for art
Since 1818 Powerscourt National School nestled under the gaze of the clock tower in the heart of the picturesque village of Enniskerry in Ireland's 'garden county' Wicklow.
This was a school for children, a house of learning where young minds explored, examined and recited the rhymes and reasons of the unfolding world. For almost two centuries its solid walls absorbed the chants and childish chatter of thousands of young voices.In 2011, the children marched up to the top of the hill to their perfect new school. The old schoolhouse fell silent for two years and quietly waited while its guardians debated and deliberated over the commercial and the common good…the 'Schoolhouse for Art' was deemed to be a fitting substitute.
The 'Schoolhouse for Art' is in essence a facility for the study and exploration of arts and crafts. Located in 'the old schoolhouse' in the heart of the village it is an exhibition space and a meeting place where images and ideas mingle. It caters for all ages and all abilities. The former school playground is a natural arena facing the clock tower, a three dimensional canvas to display an evolving gallery of large pieces of sculpture. The 'Schoolhouse for Art' is also a host to visiting artists from across the globe who want to paint the surrounding inspiring countryside and experience the unparalleled local hospitality.
We are very conscious of the key location of this iconic building and we want neighbours and visitors to Enniskerry alike to benefit from the results of our vision. The former schoolyard (originally the teacher in residence garden)> is our 'Sculpture Garden' and will become the 'jewel in the crown'. Over the coming months it will be carefully 'groomed' under the direction of Tim Weldon and his team from 'Root Development Gardens' who are the sponsors of the 'Schoolhouse for Art' landscaping. The 'Sculpture Garden' is an ideal arena to display a constantly changing gallery of large sculptures (currently exhibiting magnificent wood sculptures by local artist Conleth Gent). It will also be used as a stage for 'performance art' and 'plein air' artists.
We are currently building a bank of teachers/tutors who are experts in their craft to run a series of classes and workshops from October 2013. The Schoolhouse for Art classes and workshops will cater for each level of artistic ability; the professional artist, the gifted amateur and the aspiring beginner. We will also have a children's art programme running throughout the season.
Neil Condron, Director
087 234 2026
Painting From Nature in Watercolour with Yanny Petters
Weekly Parent and Child classes with Orla Madden
Abstract landscape in oils with Michael Gemmell
Woodcarving 'a beginners guide' with Conleth Gent
Landscape painting with Michael McWilliams
Life Drawing session for secondary school students with Sahoko Blake
Clay head sculpting
Printmaking Workshop with Hanneke van Ryswyk

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