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MASS: ‘A Mass For Lives Lost At Sea’ will take place at the Sea Angling Centre, West Pier, Howth on Saturday, November 24 at 3pm sharp. All are welcome to attend. Stair lift is available. 


TALK: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society will present a talk by Declan Byrne and the East Wall History Group, entitled ‘Life in the Dublin Docks’, on Tuesday, November 27 at 8pm in the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier. Admission to non-members is €5. 


CAKE SALE & BRIC-A-BRAC: A Cake Sale and Bric-A-Brac, in aid of the Capuchin Day Centre for homeless people, will be held at St Columbanus Hall, Howth on Saturday, December 1 from 10am till 1pm. Bric-A-Brac, cakes, books, plus raffle with fabulous prizes. 




CHARITY CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Soprano Rebecca Rodgers presents ‘The North Dublin Singers’ plus special guests on Wednesday, December 12 at the Church of the Nativity, Beaumont. Doors 7pm. The cost for adults is €10 and kids go free. All proceeds towards St Francis Hospice. 




CEILI: Kinsealy CCE and Balgriffin Hall Committee are holding a ceili in Balgriffin Hall, Malahide Road, on Saturday, November 24 from 9pm till midnight. Music by Carousel Ceili Band. Admission is €10. Refreshments served. All are welcome. 




MEN’S SHED: A new Men’s Shed has opened in the Raheny area. They meet every Tuesday at 3pm in Cara Hall, All Saints’ Drive, Raheny. Men who live in Raheny and surrounding districts are welcome to attend. 




DRAMA: Riverside Drama Circle presents two one act plays - ‘The Allergic Audience’ by Joan Greening and ‘Gosforth’s Fete’ by Alan Ayckbourn - at Naomh Barróg GAA Club, Kilbarrack Road (opposite Denis Mahony’s), on November 19th, 20th and 21st at 8pm. Tickets cost €10 at the door or €8 for groups of 10 or more. For more information contact Kevin at 086-2435 478. See




CHARLIE & ME: P.S. Productions presents ‘Charlie & Me’, a play by Catherine Barry, from Tuesday to Saturday, November 27 to December 1, at the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall. Tickets cost €12; Concessions/groups €10. For bookings, phone 01-8509000. Directed by Pat Sullivan.     


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.


PLAY: Clontarf Players present Sean O’Casey’s highly regarded tragi-comedy ‘Juno And The Paycock’, from Wednesday to Saturday, November 21-24 at 8pm in the Sean O’Casey Theatre, East Wall. Tickets cost €10/12 from or phone 01-8509000. Directed by Myra Maguire. 




FUNDRAISERS WANTED: Fundraisers are wanted for Christmas for the Irish M.E. Trust if you have a little bit of spare time over the next couple of weeks to help out full time or part time. All ages are welcome. For more information call David on 086-8888101. The Irish M.E. Trust is helping to fight disability. For more information, visit


EXHIBITION: The Drawin’ Together artists and illustrators co-operative is holding its first exhibition, ‘My Favourite Things’, in Studio 10, 10 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 on December 1st and 2nd (Saturday and Sunday) from 10am–7pm. The show will feature original artwork from 24 artists, working in a wide variety of styles and mediums, from all over Ireland. Free entry. For more information, contact 




MASS: The annual Mass, in memory of deceased members of staff at Clontarf Bus Garage, will take place at the garage on Sunday, November 25 at 11am.


CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The Seafield Singers Christmas Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 19 at St John the Baptist Church of Ireland, Seafield Road, Clontarf at 8pm. Proceeds will go the Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf. Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased from any choir member or at the door. 


FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS: Clontarf Gardening Society will present ‘Christmas Flower Arrangements’, a practical demonstration by Julie Treacy in St John’s Parish Centre, Seafield Road on Thursday, November 29 at 8pm. Admission is  €10, tea and homemade cake included. Flower arrangements will be raffled. All are welcome.


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. 


CRAFT & GIFT FAIR: A Christmas Craft & Gift Fair will take place in the Scots Hall, beside Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church, on Friday, November 23 from 4pm to 8pm, and on Saturday, November 24 from 11am to 5pm. There will be over 30 stalls of Irish handmade crafts. Refreshments are available and admission is free.




CHRISTMAS MARKET: Fingal County Council and Urban Markets are holding a Christmas Market in Swords Castle Demesne on Friday, November 30 from 12noon till 8pm, and Saturday, December 1 from 11am till 6pm. The market will have over 45 traders within the castle walls, which will have a focus on local producers, artists, crafters, makers and collectors. 


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. Now in its 18th year, the quiz has raised a staggering €190,000, all of which goes to the hospice. Why not come along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!




FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, are 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. For more information phone the school on 01-8325591. 




ART GROUP: Ross Art Group is welcoming new members, male and female, to join their friendly weekly painting sessions. They meet on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm, at the Ierne Sports & Social Club, Gracepark Road, Drumcondra. If you enjoy painting and would like to join, please contact Patricia Doyle 087-7431142 ( or Pauline Walsh on 01-8370821 (




TARGET: Trinity Adult Resource Group for Education & Training (TARGET) has relocated to Donaghmede House Community Centre, Newbrook Road. Contact 01-8671967 9am-3.30pm, email for information about classes. 




MUSIC: Experienced musicians are welcome join an up tempo Trad Session every Wednesday morning from 11am - 1 pm in La Chéile Donnycarney Community & Youth Centre (beside Donnycarney Church) Cost €3 (includes a cuppa!)




CHURCH CHOIR: A church choir requires new members, both male and female. They practice every Wednesday at 7pm for an hour and sing on Saturday at the 6pm vigil mass in St John Vianney Church Ardlea Road, Artane. Contact Martin on 01-8316168 or 086-8931034 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.