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WALKING GROUP:  Howth Ramblers Walking Group hold weekly walks of Howth every Thursday at 8.30pm. Meeting point: The gates of Howth Parish Church in the village. Come join us to get in shape and meet new friends. All ages and levels of fitness are welcome. For more information contact Susan Butterly at or check out the Facebook page at 


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. New members are always welcome, beginners and experienced. No experience is necessary as coaching is provided. For further details, phone 086-1923529.




BADMINTON:  The Summer Club at Holywell Badminton Club, Swords, for adults, takes place in Holywell Community Centre every Wednesday from 8pm to 10pm. Players of all abilities are welcome. For more information, contact


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.  




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.




COMMUNITY CAFÉ: A free age-friendly community café will take place in Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre, 55 Gracefield Road, from 10.30am on the last Friday of every month. Free tea, coffee and refreshments. 




CAR BOOT SALE:  A car boot sale, in aid of church funds, will take place at Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church, Clontarf and Howth Road, on August 18 from 9am to 2pm. Sellers: Cars €20 (no large vans) Reservation mandatory - enquiries: Christian on 089-2259150. 




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.  


PARENTS ALONE:  Doras Bui, a parent alone resource centre, is located on Bunratty Drive, Coolock. Accurate information on your rights and entitlements is provided by a staff member who is available to talk to you in person or by phone. For more information on these and other services, phone 01-8484811/8481872, email or visit




CALLING LOCAL ARTISTS:  A community art exhibition, Ros Eó Art, will run in conjunction with this year’s Rush Harbour Festival (August 3-6). Exhibitions will be taking place in two prominent locations on Main Street, Rush, from August 2-8 (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 and Rush Library. The closing date for applications is July 18.




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).




MEN’S GROUP: Golden Years Men’s Group in Darndale is looking for new members 65+ to join them for weekly bowls tournaments, art classes and socialising in a fun and friendly environment. Contact Golden Years Senior Centre for more information on 01-8771608 for more information. 




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. 




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