Local notes - BLESSINGTON



Well done to Ashton Estate in Blessington who won 1st prize in the 2012 Blessington Tidy Estates Competition. The Estate received a Trophy donated by Super Value and a Garden Centre Voucher of E100 donated by the Tidy Towns Committee at a function in the Avon Ri Burgage. Ashton Estate also received an Environmental Award Certificate and a cheque for E100 in 2012 from Wicklow County Council in the “Tidy Estates Winners” Category for the county of Wicklow. This is not their first time to receive a Wickow County Award.


The sudden death took place on Thursday January 10 of Catherine Balfe Woodend Blessington. Her remains were removed from her house on

Saturday morning January 12 to St. Brigid’s Church Manor Kilbride for requiem mass and her burial took place immediately afterwards in Manor

Kilbride Cemetery. There was a large attendance at Catherine’s Funeral which was very fitting for a lovely lady who was well known and much

loved in the Blessington and surrounding area and will be sadly missed by all who were lucky enough to have known her.

Full time course in Community & Health Services

A full time FETAC Level 5 Momentum programme is being run by Co Wicklow VEC in Community and Health Services in the Blessington

Further Education Centre beginning this spring. If you are unemployed and interested in a career in Healthcare and are available for a full

time programme then this could be the opportunity you need. You will gain recognized and valuable qualifications from experienced tutors in

a growing sector of employment. The course content includes Care of the Older Person, Community Health Services and Understanding Special

Needs. The course is free for those who are eligible. For further information please contact Co Wicklow VEC, Further Education Centre,

Blessington at: 0868061569.

Blessington Golf Society 2013

Having celebrated twenty years years in 2012 since the foundation of the society this year’s captain Tom Hennessy has booked some fantastic

courses to play in 2013 that will test all golfers of the society. The first outing on March 9 will be to Athy G.C with the next outing to

Tullamore G.C. in April The May bank holiday weekend away is to The Plaza Hotel in Killarney playing Killeen and Mayony’s .Other outings

will be to The K Club, Craddockstown G.C., Macreddin G.C, Tulfarris G.C., Grange Castle G.C. and Blessington Lakes G.C. . The captain

would like to extend a warm welcome to new members that would like to join the society in 2013 and to advise Juveniles and students in full

time education that they can now join at half the normal subscription cost for E25.00. For more information about Blessington Golf Society

you can log on to “My golfsociety.ie” and search for Blessington G.S or contact the Captain direct tel.087/2568512.


BYMDS Blessington Youth Musical & Dramatic Society is currently very busy rehearsing for their upcoming Musical “OKLAHOMA!” to be staged in

the Tramway Theatre Blessington on Friday March 22 at 8pm, Saturday March 23 at 3pm and 8pm and Sunday March 24 at 6pm. This is a fast

paced eighhty minute production featuring the much loved classics such as “Oh What a Beautiful Morning”, “Surrey with the Fringe on Top” and

of course “Oklahoma”. It’s a show not to be missed! Tickets cost only E10 for adults and E8 for children and can be purchased from

Hennessy’s Next Door, Office Shop Blessington o Rena tel. 087 8551055. Group Discounts are also available.