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DRAMA: Riverside Drama Circle re-commences its 2017/18 season on Monday, January 15 at 7.30pm at St John of God Girls’ National School, Kilmore Road, Artane. Rehearsals take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Aspiring or experienced actors are welcome, especially male actors. 




HAEMOCHROMATOSIS: The Irish Haemochromatosis Association, in conjunction with Beaumont Hospital, will host an information meeting on Haemochromatosis in the Richard Carmichael Theatre, Beaumont Hospital, at 7pm on Thursday, January 18. Professor Frank Murray and colleagues will speak at the meeting. All are welcome. 




TALK: Clontarf Gardening Society will present ’Trees For Your Garden’, a talk by Christopher Heavey, in St John’s Parish Centre, Seafield Road on Thursday, January 25 at 8pm. Admission for non members is €5 and includes tea and homemade cake. Admission for members is free. All are welcome.




GARDENING TALK: Balbriggan and District Horticultural Society is holding a gardening talk – ‘Growing and Cooking Herbs’, by Denise Dunne from The Herb Garden, Naul. The talk will take place on Thursday, January 18 at 8.30pm in the Scouts’ Den Market Green, Balbriggan. Admission is €4. For more information, phone 087-7520506.




FOOTLOOSE THE MUSICAL: St Paul's College Raheny proudly presents 'Footloose the Musical' for three nights – Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, January 24, 25 and 26 – at 7.30pm nightly.   With a cast of 130 very talented young adults, it promises to be a fantastic production. Tickets, which cost €12, are available from the College Office.


COUNTRY MARKET: Raheny Country Market will be closed during the month of January and will reopen on Friday, February 2 at 10.30am at Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, Raheny. The market’s agm will take place in the Elphin, Baldoyle Road, on Thursday, January 18 at 11.30am.




HEALTHY FOOD: Healthy Food Made Easy is a nutrition and cookery course open to all and run by the HSE and the Northside Partnership. All are welcome. Contact Linda Scanlan on 01-8320995 for further details. 




REHEARSALS: The Lambay Singers have recommenced rehearsals after a very successful Christmas programme. All newcomers are welcome. Contact Eric Duffy on 086-2555751 for further information.




REUNION DINNER: St Joseph's CBS Fairview is holding a 1968 Class Reunion Dinner on February 23, 2018. Any former pupils who would like to attend and meet up with old friends and colleagues are advised to contact or




PUBLIC SPEAKING. Would you like to become a confident public speaker in just 10 easy steps? Attend Eblana Toastmasters at 17 Molesworth Street, Dublin 2 for free. One of Dublin's oldest and friendliest public speaking clubs is now open to new members (18 years+). They meet on the first and third Thursday of every month for two hours, starting at 7.45pm. The next meeting will take place on January 18. It's free for guests.




GUIDES: Buion Colette CGI Young Girl Guides. If you are between four and six-years-old, have some fun and make new friends. The group meets every Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Crafts, colouring, games, outings etc. Email or drop into St Laurence’s Senior School Hall, Baldoyle any Saturday morning. 




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.




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.  




AA MEETINGS: If you feel you have a drink problem or want to stop drinking you are welcome to attend AA meetings which are held every Wednesday from 8.30pm–9.30pm at Columbanus Hall, Parish Centre, 12 Main Street, Howth. This is a fellowship of men and women who share a common problem and help others to recover from drinking.




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. 




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. 




PARKRUN: All walkers and runners are welcomed to the parkrun that has begun 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.




GROUP: Parent and Toddler/baby group. Edenmore Early Education Centre, Tonlegee Road. Tuesday 9am-10am. All are welcome. The cost is €6 per family. Ph: 01-8679902/03 or visit 




SOCIAL CLUB: Pitch & Putt, bowls outdoor and indoor, tennis, snooker, gym, bridge and bar games take place at Ierne Social & Sports Club, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra. New members are welcome. Phone 01-8360863 or visit




GOLDEN YEARS: Are you over 65? The Golden Years Senior Centre is looking for new members. 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.