New to Blessington

We welcome you as a new member of the Blessington Community. We hope that you and your family will be very happy here. If there is anything we can help you with as you settle into Blessington please do not hesitate to contact us.

Below is Blessington Community Directory which may be helpful.
Fáilte róibh go léir.
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Every effort has been made to ensure the most up-to-date and accurate information for all of the Clubs, Groups & Organisations.
If the contact person changes for your group, please let us know so that it can be changed.
Thank you.


Blessington Community Directory
Churches Emergency Services. Health & Care Groups Medical Services Schools Young People Education, Training & Meditation Crafts, Hobbies & Home Products Useful Services Community Groups Adult Education Leisure Activities Music Dance & Art Sport Heritage History & Environment Blessington Forum
Directory updated APRIL 2014

Church of Our Lady, Blessington

Sat: 6.00pm
Sun: 10am; 7.30pm                              
Holydays 10.00am 8.00pm
Monday to Friday 9.30am
Public Holidays 11.00am
First Friday 9.30am & 8.00pm
Confessions: Sat 12.00 -12.30pm & after 6pm Mass
Baptisms: 1st Sun of month at 12.15pm & 3rd Sat at 4.30pm
Sacrament of the Sick: 2nd Sat of of the following months:
February, April, June, August, October and December at 12.00 noon

V Rev Richard Behan P.P. The Green, Blessington
Tel No: 045 865442 or Parish Office 045 865327

St Brigid's Church, Manor Kilbride
St Brigid's Church, Manor Kilbride
Sun 11.00am

Holydays: 11.00am
Weekdays: 9.00am
Saturdays: 9.00am
First Friday: 9.00am

Fr. Paraic McDermott, CC, Manor Kilbride
Tel: 01 4582154


Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel

Our Lady of Mercy, Crosschapel
Sun: 11.30am
Holydays: 11.30am

No Mass on Public Holiday
(See Blessington Church)

Weekdays: Monday - Saturday 10.00am
Confessions: Mon - Sat after Mass
Holy Hour after 10am Mass every Monday (ex Bank Holiday)

Archdeacon Kevin Lyon C.C., Crosschapel, Blessington
Tel No: 045 865215

St. Joseph’s Church, Valleymount
Fr. Teddy Downes CC, Parochial House, Valleymount
Tel: 045 867151

Sunday 11.00am
Holy Day Vigil as announced
Holy Day 11am
As announced
First Friday 8.00pm


Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Lacken


Saturday 7.30pm



Church of Ireland

Rev. Leonard Ruddock Tel: 045 865178 or
087 764 3296
St. Kevin’s Hall Tel: 045 891547

Church of St. Mary, Blessington

Church of St. John, Ballymore Eustace

Church of St. John, Cloughleagh, Manor Kilbride

St. Kevin’s Church, Hollywood

St Mary's Church, Blessington.

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Garda Station Blessington.

Blessington Garda Station 045 857620
Detective Unit 045 865582
Garda Emergency No. 999 or 112
Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111

Blessington First Responders
Voluntary Cardiac Response Unit
Contact 999 and the Emergency Services will contact the local Unit

Blessington Fire Service 999 or 112

Blessington Lakes Rescue Boat
For Emergency Call Out: Call Garda Station 045 857620 (999)
For information call conleth Loonan

E.S.B. Emergency Line 1850 372 999

Gas Emergency Line 1850 205 050

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St. Vincent de Paul
The local Society of St. Vincent de Paul can be contacted on 087 1811 579 or by placing a message in a sealed envelope in the Parish Office or the postbox on the railings outside the Church of Our Lady.

Day Service of Adults with intellectual Disability
Mary Evans 045 891414


Bethany Bereavement Support Group
C/o Coimin Centre, Main Street, Blessington
Meet on 1st Friday of each month from 10.00am to 11.00am
& the 2nd Wednesday of month from 8.00pm to 9.00pm

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Dr Michael Joyce & Dr. Aisling Hayes
Centric Health, Blessington Medical & Dental
McGreals Primary Care Centre,
Blessington Business Park,
Co Wicklow.
Contact: 045 865019

Dr. Brendan O'Brien
Contact 045 865527

Blessington First Responders
(Voluntary Cardiac Response Unit)

Contact 999 and the Emergency Services will contact the local unit.

Naas Hospital
Contact: 045 897221

Tallaght Hospital
Contact: 01 4142000

Blessington Pharmacy
045 865197

McGreal Pharmacare
045 891919


Blessington Health Centre Kilbride Road
Contact: Public Health Nurse 045 865141

K-Doc - Doctors on Call Service
Night & Weekend Medical Service

Doctors on Call Service
Night & Weekend Medical Service
Contact 1890 599362

South Western Area Health Board
Poplar House, Poplar Square, Naas
Contact: 045 876001

Blessington Dental Practice
Dr Niall Collins / Dr. Aoife Egan 
Contact: 045 865045

Cullinane Opticians - David Cullinane
Contact: 045 891056

David Gardiner
Chartered Physiotherapist

045 853726 or 045 866075     

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St. Mary’s Junior National School
Contact: Principal Carmel Dillon 045 865501

St. Mary’s Senior National School
Contact: Principal: Gerry Brown 045 900499

St. Brigid’s National School
Manor Kilbride
Contact: Principal Aisling Hanrahan 01 4582550

Blessington No.1 School
Contact: Principal Lillian Murphy 045 900879

Gaelscoil Na Lochanna
Priomhoide: Sean O’Cearnaigh 087 9388 651
045 900525

Blessington Educate Together National School
Red Lane, Blessington.
Contact: Principal Rosemary Lynch 045 865281

Blessington Community College
Contact: Principal Kieran Burke  045 865170


Lacken National School
Principal Caroline Finan 045 865086


Valleymount National School
Principal Nora Kelly 045 867289

Happy Faces Community Playgroup
C/o Blessington Further Education Centre
Contact 045 891099

New Beginnings Parent / Toddler Group
Valleymount Community Hall
Contact Ann Mooney 087 635 1001

Sakura Montessori, Naoinra, Playgroup, & After School Care
Contact: 045 891278

Blath na hOige Montessori School & Naionra
St. Kevin’s Community Centre
Contact: Sheena 087 6458328

The Abbey Preschool, Blessington Abbey
Contact: Jackie Devoy 087 287 8987

Cocoon Childcare
Contact: 01 419 9999

Manor Kilbride Montessori School
Contact: Rebecca 087 204 6644





St Mary's National School.



Community College Blessington.






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Young People

Blessington Girl Guides
Contact Aisling Giltrap Mills 045 865127

Valleymount Youth Club
Contact Ciara Murray 087 911 0674         


Carrig Brownie Pack
Contact Aisling Giltrap 045 865127

Blessington Scout Group

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Education & Training
Blessington Library
Contact 045 891740
Opening Hours:
Tuesday 1pm to 8.30pm      
Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Free Membership & Free Internet Access

Blessington Community Employment Office
Contact Louise Chapman 045 891348

Blessington Further Education Centre
Contact 045 891099

Adult Basic Education
Contact Annette Mangan or Caroline Boyle
045 851494 or 086 846 2771

BTEI - Back to Education Initiative
Una Burke 045 851490 or 086 850 3833

Guidance Service - Irene Hayden
086 806 1569

VTOS - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme - Andrea Booth - 045 891099 or 045 851493

Youthreach - Denise Walsh
045 851499 or 086 815 9593

Night Courses - Una Burke
045 851490 or 086 850 3833

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Blessington I.C.A.
Contact Tina Cruise 01 458 2545

or Kathleen Tisdall 087 9628 458

 Knitting Group in Blessington Library
(Adults & Childrens Group)
Contact Phyllis Plant 087 265 4472


 Vintage Car Club
Contact Tony Clarke 045 865565

Blessington Currach Project
Contact Pat Conlon 086 075 2072


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Parish Office
Coimin Centre, Main Street, Blessington

Open 9.00am to 1.00pm Monday to Friday
Tel/Fax: 045 865327
E.mail: To contact please click here
Afternoon Office from 3.00pm to 4.00pm from Monday to Friday

Wicklow County Council
Blessington Office 045 891222
Open 9.00am to 5.00pm - Closed 1.00pm to 2.00pm
Motor Tax Office, Blessington Contact 045 858031
Open Tuesdays only 9.00am to 12.30pm & 2.00pm to 3.30pm
Wicklow County Council - Head Office 0404 67324

Blessington Post Office 045 865111

Allied Irish Bank 045 865151

Ulster Bank 045 865125

Blessington & District Credit Union - 045 865328
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 9.30am to 4.00pm
Wednesday 9.30am to 1.00pm
Friday 9.30am to 7.30pm
Saturday 10.00am to 1.00pm

Blessington Tourist Information Office 045 865850
The Craft Centre, Town Square (Behind Credit Union)
Opening Hours: 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday

Car Boot Sales at St. Kevin's Community Centre.* 2nd Sundays during Feb to November. Contact Pat Conlon 086 075 2072

Citizens Information Centre at Blessington Library on Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm and on Wednesday from 10am to 12.30pm.
ALSO Legal Advice Bureau on the 1st & 3rd Tuesday of every month. Booking is essential for the Legal Advice Bureau



St. Joseph’s Hall
Bookings: Contact Parish Office
Tel/Fax: 045 865327
E.mail: To contact please click here
Caretaker: 087 194 6266

St. Kevin’s Community Centre
Contact Teresa Reid 045 891547

Recycling Facilities
Facilities Freephone 1890 222276
1st Saturday of every month, at Blessington Community College, Naas Road from 2.00pm to 4.00pm for Plastic Bottles, Newspapers & Textiles.

Glass & Aluminium Drink Cans at Kenny’s SuperValu Car Park
Glass & Aluminium Drink Cans at Dunnes Stores Car Park (near the entrance to multi storey carpark).

Civil Marriage Registrar
H.S.E. Unit 5 Monread Office, Complex, Naas. Tel: 045 887660
H.S.E. Glenside Road Wicklow Tel: 0404 68400
H.S.E. Lombard Street, Dublin 2 Tel: 01 8638220 / 8638219

Wicklow Rural Transport - runs daily morning and evening covering Valleymount, Lacken, Ballyknockan & Manor Kilbride.
Contact Pat Conlon 086 075 2072

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Active Retirement Group
Contact Sheila Kinane 087 2249544

Blessington & District Forum
Contact Michael Sargent
045 891083 or 086 244 3640

Blessington & District Senior Citizens Group
Contact Aisling Giltrap Mills 045 865127

Blessington Enterprise Group
Contact Madge Tyrrell 045 865328

Blessington History Society
Contact Hugo Magee by email:

Blessington Parish Pastoral Council
Chairperson: Rotating

Secretary: Liam Fay
Contact through the Parish Office 045 865327


Blessington Trails (Local Walks)
Contact John Horan 086 807 5619

Blessington Tramway Theatre

Lakeside Heritage Group
Contact Seamus Balfe 087 287 8305 or Aidan Cruise 087 395 8207

St. Kevins Parent & Toddler Group
C/o St. Kevin’s Community Centre
Wednesdays 10.00am to 12.00noon

Contact 045 891547

Over 60’s Group - Further Education Centre - Thursday nights
Contact Mairead or Pauline 045 891099

Mens Resource (Support) Group
Contact Damien Reynor 087 226 9691

U3A (University of the Third Age)
Contact Thomas Hardy at


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Blessington Further Education Centre
Contact: 045 891099

Adult Basic Education
Contact Annette Mangan or Caroline Boyle
045 851494 or 086 846 2771

BTEI - Back to Education Initiative
Una Burke 045 851490 or 086 850 3833

Guidance Service - Irene Hayden
086 806 1569

VTOS - Vocational Training Opportunities Scheme - Andrea Booth - 045 891099 or 045 851493

Youthreach - Denise Walsh
045 851499 or 086 815 9593

Night Courses - Una Burke
045 851490 or 086 850 3833

Blessington Community College
Contact: Richard Burke 045 865170


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Blessington Bridge Club
Contact Joy Guard 045 867979 or
Kathy Monks 086 697 9619

Blessington Karate Club
Contact Kieran Mullen 086 405 3979

Boystown Bridge Club
Contact Mairead Hackett 086 824 6721 or 045 863406

Chess Club at Blessington Library
Contact Ian McDonnell 045 900897 or Ray Fearon 045 863406

Ciorcal Comhra (Irish Language) at Blessington Library. Contact Mairin 045 851868 or Sinead 045 891646

Kenpo Karate on Monday nights in St. Josephs Hall.
Contact Len Stokes 086 4066894 or 086 1974930

Little Ninjas (Kids Self Defence) on Wednesday afternoons
See our website:

Kenpo Karate
Contact Tony Dunne 087 975 8712

Martial Arts & Kick Boxing
Contact Martin 087 6836167



Leinster Pilates
Contact Aoibhin McGreal 087 932 7912

Manor Kilbride Kenpo Karate
Every Tuesday night in St. Brigids National School.
Children (Under 15) 6.30pm
(Adults and Over 15) 7.30pm 

St. Kevins Garden Club
Contact Martina 087 324 6825

Blessington Taekwon-Do School
Wednesday from 8pm - 9pm
Saturday from 10:30am - 11:30am
Ages from 4 & up. Adults welcome
Contact Floyd 086 854 1889

West Wicklow Walkers
Contact Seamus Walsh 087 790 5870

Whist Club
Contact Esme Lyttle 087 236 9383

Contact Margaret 045 867139

Contact Eileen 087 9885658

Zumba Fitness Class (Dance)
Contact Grainne Dempsey 087 637 4030

Blessington Lake Boat Hire
Contact Aoibheann McGuire 087 355 2403

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All Star Dance
Contact Sinead Lynch 087 762 3760

Angela Brien School of Irish Dance
Contact Angela 045 868154

Blessington Musical & Dramatic Society
Contact Maeve Punselie 086 823 9946

Blessington Youth Musical & Dramatic Society BYMDS
Contact Mags Ryan 087 679 3159 or

Church of Our Lady FOLK GROUP
Contact Marie O'Brien 045 891039 or Noel Nolan 087 243 1499

Cois Life - Traditional Music, Singing, Dancing & Tuition - Contact John McNamara 087 653 4693

Comhaltas Cois Locha (Fr. P.J. Kelly Branch Patron)
Contact Pat Conlan 086 075 2072

Cruthu - West Wicklow Arts Group
Contact: Sally Joyce, Chairperson
Telephone: 086 8263013

Gymboree Play & Music for children under 5
Contact Josephine Ryan 087 182 5000

Happy Days School of Speech & Drama
Contact Grainne 087 6795470



Hip Hop & Jazz Classes
Sinead O’Brien - Hip Hop Dancing 045 865017 or 087 292 4559

Irish Dancing Classes
Contact Denise Elbert 086 3844 009

Kilbride & Lakeside Band
Contact Maria & Colm O'Hara 087 965 6257

Millennium Choir
Contact Doris Lackey 045 865319
or Yvonne O'Conor 087 285 5011

Mary Byrne School of Irish Dance
Contact Mary 045 864265

Ruth Shine School of Dance
Ballet Classes age 3+

Contact Ruth 086 406 2618

Tramway Theatre

The Heather Breeze -
Traditional Music Group
Contact Maria O’Hara 087 965 6257

Traditional Fiddle & Concertina Lessons
Contact Rachel Conlon 087 625 1752

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Badminton Club
Contact Ken Haslett 086 359 6089

Blessington Boxing Club
Contact Gerry O’Neill 045 865728

Blessington GAA Club
Contact Michael Sargent 086 244 3640

Blessington Juvenile GAA
Contact Martin Shannon 087 285 9654 or Noreen Keegan Kavanagh 087 285 8375

Blessington Golf Society
Contact Ronan Hennessy 045 865136

Blessington Ladies GAA
Contact Jessica Carroll 086 860 2822

Blessington Soccer Club
Contact Vincent Balfe 045 865751

Indoor Bowls

Juvenile Hurling Club
Contact Ciaran Murphy 085 714 5288

Kayak Club
Contact Tom Cleary 086 8100 397

Ladies Volleyball
Contact Aine Keogh 045 865918


Lacken GAA
Contact Tim Broe 087 7953 851

Lakeside Community Games
Contact Margaret Reid 045 867456

Lakeshore Striders (Local Running Club)
Anthony Keenan 086 174 1019

Poulaphouca Pitch & Putt

Manor Kilbride GAA
Contact Declan Bealin 086 8141 481

Valleymount GAA
Contact Philip Ryan 087 667 8885

West Wicklow Golf Society
Contact Peter Eustace 045 865214 or Hugh Magee 045 851698

Golden Falls Water Ski Club
All ages catered for
Email enquiries to

Coach & Instructor: Daryl Higgins  087 668 6225

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Support Services
Samaritans 1850 60 90 90
Confidential, emotional support 24/7 to those experiencing despair, distress or suicidal feelings.

Aware 1890 30 33 02
Support for people suffering from depression

Pieta House 01 601 0000
Specialised Treatment Programme for people who have suicidal ideation or who participate in self-harming behaviour.




Recovery 01 626 0775
Suppoert for people recovering from depression

Grow 087 229 1718
Support for people recovering from depression

Console 1800 201 890
Suicide Prevention, Intervention and support for those bereaved by suicide


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One United Community Representative Body

 Newly elected members to Blessington & District Forum and the areas they represent


Oak Drive, Santry Hill, The Green, Woodleigh, Lakeside Downs, Main Street & St. Josephs Road
Represented by
Pat Conlon, Michael Curran, David Egar, Lorcan McMahon
Pat Mahon, Michael Duggan, David Irwin, Ruth Fitzsimons

Lakeview, Old Lakeview, Rockypool Crescent, Rockypool Villas
Carrig Glen, Mountain View & Troopersfield
Represented by
Catherine Behan, Noel Nolan
Bernie Kavanagh, Patricia McGrath

Blessington Abbey, Blessington Orchard & Blessingotn Manor
Represented by
Frank Hanlon, Brian Kane, Noreen Keegan Kavanagh
Anita Moroney, Lindsay Sullivan, Ariadne Laurenns Conlon

Glashina, Kilmalum, Parkview, Russborough, Burgage Manor & Baltinglass Road
Represented by
Brian Daly, Catherine Kehoe, Jason Mulhall

Ashton, Beechdale, Westpark, Glenview Court & Piper Stones
Represented by
John Coogan, Michael Doyle, Liam Fay, Pat Winters, Deirdre Ward, Nuala Cashin

Crosschapel, Hempstown, Old Paddocks, Tinode, Dublin Road & Red Lane
Represented by
Fintan Gilheany, Joe Hanly, Michael Sargent, Hugo Magee

Manor Kilbride & Old Court
Represented by
Gilmer Hamilton, Nuala Haughian, Tom McGillycuddy, Brian Schweppe
Pat Phibbs, Anthony Quinn, Mary Lorna Murphy, Tommy Brady, Jim Fitzsimons

Ballyknockan, Lacken & Valleymount
Represented by
Seamus Balfe, John Brennan, Roisin McNabb, Gerry O'Neill, Cathal Hardiman

Downshire Park, Deerpark, Glending & Haywood
Represented by
Aidan Maguire, Pat Pidgeon, Ruairi O'hAilin, Kilian McGreal, Glenn Fitzpatrick

Kilbride Road & Knockieran
Represented by
Sally Ann Ryall






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This Information Booklet has been compiled by the Parish Office, Church of Our Lady, Blessington as a service to the wider community of Blessington and an act of faith in our Vision Statement

There is an ever present need for access to local information and for community networking. We hope it will become a useful resource for all householders, both new and old.

Any suggestions or additions can be sent to the Parish Office, Main Street, Blessington
Email: To contact please click here

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