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FLOWER SHOW: The ‘Heaven Scent’ Rose and Sweet Pea Show, hosted by Dublin Five Horticultural Society, will take place on Sunday, July 14 at 2pm in Chanel College, Coolock. Admission is €2. Light refreshments and cakes will be served. Phone 087-2423020 for further information. 


COMMUNITY CAFÉ: Doras Buí Community Café takes place at Bunratty Drive, Coolock, every Friday from 10am to 12noon. All are welcome including your babies and toddlers. Guest speakers and much more. Join us on Facebook. Phone 01-8484811 for more information. 


WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286. 


MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous holds an open Public Meeting for information and education in St Brendan’s Parish Centre (old church), Coolock Village, on the first Tuesday of every month from 8.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome. For more details phone AA office on 01-8420700, 9.30am-5pm; after hours 6pm-10pm/weekends 10am-6pm, phone 01-8527000. 




ARTISTS: A community art exhibition is being organised by Ros Eó Art to run in conjunction with this year’s Rush Harbour Festival (August 2-5). Exhibitions will be taking place in two prominent locations on Main Street, Rush from August 1-6 (inclusive). Application forms for artists wishing to exhibit are available by emailing or can be downloaded from Rush Needs You or collected from Rush Community Centre or Rush Library. The minimum age for exhibitors is 18 years. The closing date for applications is July 17.




LADIES’ PITCH & PUTT: St Mary’s Pitch & Putt Club is seeking new lady members. They play at Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin on Saturdays at 10am Why not go along and give it a try? For details, phone Pat on 086-3505384.




WRITING WORKSHOPS: Write your life stories in the natural setting of Ireland's finest muse, Howth. Author, workshop facilitator and writing coach, Lara O'Brien, has announced the opening of Howth Writing Workshops. Write to prompts, read, and receive/give supportive feedback. Using crafted prompts, Lara will help you unravel and reveal your pivotal life moments and events of importance. Go to Lara O'Brien, Writing Retreats Martha's Vineyard & Howth - Ireland and book online and reserve your seat.




CRAFT FAIR: The Genuine Craft Fair is holding a craft fair on Sunday, July 14 in the Marine Hotel Sutton from 10am to 4pm and admission is free. The fair has a wide variety of unique arts and crafts, jewellery, patchwork, sculpture, knitting, crochet, cross stich, painting, stain glass, painted glass, face and body productsand wood working.


CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, the Cared for, and their families are invited to a new Community Worship Service, which will take place on the third Sunday of every month, from 4pm-4.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a chat will follow. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It will consist of singing well-known hymns, prayer, bible reading and a short talk. Everyone is welcome.




BINGO: Bingo takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.  


MEN’S SHED: A new Men’s Shed has opened in the Raheny area. They meet every Thursday at 10.30am in St Anne’s Park (City Farm) Raheny. Men who live in Raheny and surrounding districts are welcome to attend.


MARKET: The St Anne's Park Red Stables Market takes place every Saturday from 10am to 4pm. 




GOLF: Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club Ladies' Golf Society, with members from Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Malahide, are looking for new members. They play 4-5 outings every year on different courses around north county Dublin and it's a bit of fun! You don’t need to be a member of a golf club to join. If you would like to know more contact either Mary at 087-6879490 or Yvonne at 086-8097140.




STOP SMOKING: The Stop Smoking Programme, an initiative developed in partnership with the HSE and Northside Partnership, offers a combination of one-to-one and group support or drop-ins to individuals, young and old, who wish to quit smoking. The services are free. For more information text or call 085-8478960. 




COUNSELLING SEVICE: TARGET Counselling Service is available at 41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church). For further information, call 01-8670279 Monday to Friday from 9am to 2pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm. 




SANTRY COMMUNITY GARDEN: New volunteer members are welcome in this four-acre walled heritage garden in a quiet corner of Santry Demesne. Those who share the work share the varied and healthy produce! It is open Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 1pm. Visit the garden or check the group out on




CUPLA FOCAL: Try out your cúpla focal Every Thursday at 11.45am in the Seán O'Casey Community Centre in East Wall. For more information, phone Ben on 086-2663392. 




MEN’S SHED: Killester Men’s Shed meets every Thursday from 10am to 12noon in the Resource Centre adjacent to St Brigid’s Church, Howth Road, Killester. They are seeking new members who will find a friendly and welcoming group who undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities such as day trips, guest speakers, coffee and chat. Contact Niall on 087-3141310 for more information. 




IRISH CONVERSATION: Practice your 'cúpla focal' every Thursday at 10.30am in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney. Contact Ben on 086-2663392 for more information.




TABLE QUIZ: A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords, starting at 10pm. Why not go along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!


IRISH: Fingallians GAA Club hosts an Irish language conversation group every Wednesday in their clubhouse at the Estuary Roundabout, Swords, at 9pm. This is a free service for people who would like to practice their Irish or learn some more. People with all standards of Irish, from those with only a cúpla focail to the daoine líofa (fluent), are welcome. Further information can be had from Liam at 086-3814422.




GOLDEN YEARS: Are you over 65? The Golden Years Senior Centre is looking for new members to join its fun-filled social club. If you are looking to get out of the house and meet new people, this social club is ideal for you. Limited transport to and from the centre will also be offered, please contact 01-8771608 to join.