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TABLE QUIZ: The St Brigid’s Girls’ National School Parents’ Association is holding its end of year table quiz and social event at Parnell’s GAA Club, Coolock, on Thursday, June 21 at 8pm. All monies raised will go towards the school library and school gardens. Tables of four are €40. There will be a raffle on the night and lots of spot prizes. All support appreciated.


IRISH: Try out your forgotten school Irish every Saturday at 11am in COSTA, Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock. Forgotten it all? Then this is for you. Contact Ben on 086-2663392 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. 




GARDENING TALK: Dublin Five Horticultural Society’s last talk of the current series will be on ‘The Gardens of Wales’ by Christine O'Flynn on Thursday May 31 at 8pm in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Phone 087-2423020 for more information.




CEMETERY MASS: The St Fintan’s Cemetery Mass will take place at 12noon on Sunday, June 10. Please note that there will be no 12noon Mass in St Fintan’s Church that day.


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.




OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS: Do you worry about the way you eat? Does food rule your life? Overeaters Anonymous may have the answer. A meeting takes place in Malahide Parish Centre every Wednesday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. No weigh-ins, no fees. Call Catherine on 087-3576335 ( for full list of meetings).




TABLE TENNIS: Balgriffin Adult Table Tennis Club welcomes new members. You may drop in for Pay and Play on Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays from 7.30pm to 10.30pm. For further details contact Denis Kelly on 086-0760717. 


PITCH & PUTT: A ladies’ pitch & putt club is seeking new members. They play at Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin on Saturdays at 10.15am Why not go along and give it a try? For details, phone Pat on 086-3505384. 




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


ACTIVE RETIREMENT: The Raheny Active Retirement Art Group art classes take place from 2pm to 4pm every Tuesday in the meeting room attached to Raheny Court, end of Avondale Park. Tuition in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic is by a professional artist. Friendly atmosphere and all abilities are catered for. For further information, contact Frances McGivern on 01-8314251 or Michael Gaffney on 01-8318662.


CRAFT MARKET: The First Friday Craft Market takes place at the Red Stables on the first Friday of every month from 10am to 4pm. The market combines a variety of local and handmade crafts. For more information call Alison on 086-2909022 or visit




SEA ANGLING CLUB: Howth Sea Angling Club meet on the second Tuesday of every month in the Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth, at 8.30pm. Their 2018 season is about to get underway with a full calendar of events. New members are always welcome, beginners and experienced. No experience is necessary as coaching is provided. For further details, phone 086-1923529.




BRIDGE LESSONS: Bridge lessons for beginners will be starting shortly in Sean O'Casey Community Centre, East Wall. For further information contact Bernice on 086-2449112.




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.


ACTIVITIES: Le Chéile – Donnycarney Community Centre holds daily activities and classes to suit all age groups. Classes range from art, knitting, writing, ballroom dancing and fitness. For full listings visit or call 01-8329676. 




ICA MEETINGS (DOLLYMOUNT): The Irish Countrywomen’s Association meet every Wednesday at 8pm in the Irish Wheelchair Association building in Blackheath Avenue, Clontarf. Numerous craft activities, exercise classes, folks outings etc. New members always very welcome. For further information contact Attracta Berkery on 086-1638494 or Kay Dwyer on 086-6042268. 




FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, offering free one-to-one Computer Classes to senior citizens every Friday from 11.05am to 12.15pm. All are welcome including beginners. Participants can learn: sending and receiving emails, adding an attachment to an email, paying bills, shopping online, booking flights, using Skype, searching the internet, Social Media and much more.




ICA MEETINGS: Swords ICA (Irish Countrywomen’s Association) meet every Thursday at 8pm in BASE Centre, Brackenstown Road, Swords. They do various crafts, dancing, ten-pin bowling and other activities. The guild has ladies of different age groups and you will make friends very easily. New members are welcome. For more information, contact PRO Mary Nugent on 086-3218167. 


BEREAVEMENT: Bethany trained members are available to provide support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. They provide a free, confidential service. The group meets on the second and last Monday of every month from 7.30pm at the Parish Office, Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords. Contact Terri on 01- 8403243, Brid on 086-6006397 or Mary on 01-8402652 for further information. Open to all Fingal residents.  


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.




MEN’S SHED: Balbriggan Men's Shed is open for new members. They meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm in the Shed behind St Peter and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan. No skills necessary. Open to all men in the  community.  Join the group for a cuppa and hear more about this exciting initiative. 




COUNSELLING: TARGET Counselling Service takes place at 41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church Donaghmede). Phone 01-8672079 for more information.  


PARKRUN: All walkers and runners are welcomed the Parkrun at Father Collins Park. Parkrun is a weekly, timed, 5k walk/run that takes place every Saturday at 9.30am, and the best part is that it's completely free.  This is a community-based, volunteer-led initiative and is a great way to meet people and keep fit. For any further details and to register, visit find them on Facebook.