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




CAMERA CLUB: Swords Viewfinders Camera Club have a few places still available for 2018. They meet at 8pm every second Wednesday at B.A.S.E. Centre on the Brackenstown Road. They run a well-established active club with outings, exhibitions and trips away for members. Contact Charlie O’Neill on 087-2446071. The next meeting is on January 24. There are reduced rates until the end of the season.


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.  




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.




TALK: The Irish Fuchsia & Pelargonium Society will hold a talk – ‘Angela's Travels’ – by Angela Cassidy - on Thursday, February 1 at 7.45pm in St Brigid's Resource Centre, to the rear of car park of St Brigid's Church, Howth Road, Killester. Admission is €4 and everyone is welcome.




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 reopen on Friday, February 2 at 10.30am at Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, Raheny.


STROLLERS: Never walk alone. Instead why not join St Anne’s Strollers every Thursday at 10.30am at the Red Stables, St Anne's Park. Any queries, phone 086-2364829.  




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




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. 




LADIES CHOIR: Do you enjoy singing? Would you like to practice your cúpla focal? Cór Duibhlinne is a ladies’ choir, established 27 years ago. They practise weekly under the direction of Amy Ní Riain and sing through the medium of Irish. They practice on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm at 63-66 Amiens Street, Dublin 1. You do not need to be a fluent Irish speaker to be a member. For further information contact 087-2248478 (Máire), 087-7741953 (Deirdre) or email Why not go along and give it a try?      


LECTURE: The 21st Sir John T Gilbert Commemorative Lecture, ‘Live from the Conniving House: Poetry and Music in Eighteenth-Century Dublin’, given by Dr Michael Griffin, University of Limerick, will take place in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, on Wednesday, January 24 at 6pm. Wine reception. No booking required. For further information call 01-6744999, email or visit


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.




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. 




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. 




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. 




BOWLS CLUB: Bayside Indoor Bowls Club is seeking new members. This active age group meets every Friday from 2.30pm-4.30pm at Bayside Community Centre. No experience necessary.




AA MEETINGS: If you feel you have a drink problem or want to stop drinking you are welcome to attend AA meetings held every Wednesday from 8.30pm–9.30pm at Columbanus Hall, Parish Centre, 12 Main Street, Howth.