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CLONTARF

 

TALK: Clontarf Historical Society is holding a talk entitled ‘The History of Clontarf Cemetery, Castle Avenue, Who is There?’ by Ann Louise Mulhall on Monday, March 11 at 8.15pm in the Resource Centre, St John’s Church, Clontarf Road. Visitors are welcome and the cost is €5.

 

DONAGHMEDE

 

TABLE QUIZ: The Parents’ Association of Gaelcholaiste Reachrann in Donaghmede is hosting a table quiz in aid of the school at 8pm on Friday, March 1 at Scoil Ui Chonaill GAA Club.

 

PARKRUN: All walkers and runners are welcomed the Parkrun 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 www.parkrun.ie/fathercollins/or find 

 

ARTANE 

 

GARDENING: Dublin Five Horticultural Society is holding a slide show and talk on gardens including members' garden by Christine O'Flynn, on Thursday, February 28 at 8pm in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Call 087-2423020 for more information.

 

CODERDOJO: Volunteers are needed for a CoderDojo class. A free afterschool coding class for children takes place on Thursdays during term time from 3pm-4.30pm and needs volunteers with Contact the Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre on 01-8512289 if you can spare two Thursday afternoons a month.

 

RAHENY

 

BINGO: Bingo takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact bingo@rahenygaa.ie or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.  

 

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. 

 

HOWTH

 

TALK: Howth Peninsula Heritage Society presents a talk by Brian O’Connell and Cian O’Carroll, entitled ‘Brendan O’Regan: Entrepreneur, Innovator, Peacemaker’, which takes place at the Howth Angling Centre, West Pier, on Tuesday, February 26 at 8pm. The cost for non-members is €5.

 

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.

 

CITYWIDE

 

REUNION: A reunion lunch for the King's Inns Street Leaving Cert Class 1969 is being held in Dublin on May 22 at a venue to be decided. Pauline Kavanagh, Lilian Trimble, Miriam Caverly, Patricia McDermot, Clare Britton and Marie Larkin are organising the event and would love to hear from more of their classmates. Please contact marielarkincahill@gmail.com

 

SUICIDE BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT: A new six-week support group for people recently bereaved by suicide begins on March 5 at 9c Abbey Street Lower, Dublin 1. It is suitable for those in the first 12-18 months. Facilitated by trained volunteers and a professional Friends of Suicide Lost (FOSL) counsellor. This will be a closed therapeutic support group held weekly from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. If you wish to join or want more information contact 01-4927576 or 086-9371030, email foslpost@gmail.com or visit www.fosl.ie

 

OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY: The next meeting of the society takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, February 27 in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Fergal McCabe will present his lecture ‘Down with Dublin - Frank Gibney and the Role of the Capital in the Vision of the Nation’s City.’ All are welcome and admission is free.

 

BALDOYLE 

 

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. 

 

KILBARRACK

 

MEN’S SHED: A Men’s Shed has recently opened in Kilbarrack. They meet every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm at KLEAR, Swansnest Road, Kilbarrack. Men who live in the neighbouring area are welcome as members.

 

COOLOCK

 

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 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. 

 

SUTTON 

 

CRAFT FAIR: The Genuine Craft Fair is holding a craft fair on Sunday, March 10 at the Marine Hotel Sutton from 10am to 4pm. Admission is free. The fair has a wide variety of unique arts and crafts, jewellery, patchwork, sculpture, knitting, crochet, cross stich, painting, stain glass, painted glass, face and body products and wood working.

 

BRIDGE: Are you interested in improving your bridge? If so, why not join a friendly and welcoming group in St Fintan's Community Centre, Greenfield Road, Sutton, on Thursdays at 7.30pm. For more information, phone 087-2135576. 

 

CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, the Cared for, and their families are invited to a 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.

 

EAST WALL

 

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. 

 

DONNYCARNEY

 

MUSIC: Experienced musicians are welcome to 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!)

 

SWORDS

 

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. Why not go along and enjoy the craic? It’s for a very good cause!

 

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.  

 

DARNDALE 

 

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.