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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.




LONE PARENTS: Doras Buí supports lone parents and provides them with accurate and up to date information covering a range of topics and issues. A staff member is available to talk to you in person or by phone, Monday–Friday, from 9.30am–4.30pm. For more information on these and other services, phone 01-8484811, email or visit


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. 




SHORT STORY & POETRY CONTESTS:  Entries are now being taken for the annual contests run in association with Swords Heritage Week. Write about fact, fantasy or fiction and you could win a trophy or cash prizes. For entry form and details please phone 01-8400080 or email


BADMINTON: The Summer Club at Holywell Badminton Club, Swords, for adults, takes place in  the 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. 




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. 


SEAFIELD SINGERS: Seafield Singers currently have vacancies in the tenors and bass lines, and also have limited spaces for sopranos and altos. Sight reading is not a priority. Rehearsals take place on Thursdays from 7.30pm to 9.30pm in the parish hall of St John the Baptist Church on Seafield, Road West, Clontarf. The choir will hold auditions in September. If interested in joining, contact the secretary on 01-8212165. 




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. Tuition in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic is by a professional artist. Friendly atmosphere and all abilities are catered for. For more 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. It combines a variety of local and handmade crafts. For more call Alison on 086-2909022.