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BINGO: Bingo will resume at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road on Thursday, January 24 from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. It will take place every Thursday thereafter. Contact or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm. 


COUNTRY MARKET: Raheny Country Market will reopen on Friday, February 1 at Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, from 10.30am to 12noon. 


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. 


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.




VOLUNTEERS: The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre needs volunteers (minimum of 25-years-of-age) to train as Telephone Counsellors to staff its 24-hour Counselling Line outside office hours and Support Personnel who will be available on a rota basis to attend the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit in the Rotunda Hospital. No experience necessary as full training will be provided to suitable applicants. Phone 01-6614911 or email: for more information. Closing date for applications is February 15. 




BADMINTON: Wednesday Morning Ladies’ Badminton takes place at Baldoyle Badminton Centre. If you would like to get back to badminton or are an improver, try out this social badminton club. It takes place from 10am to 12noon on Wednesdays. For more information phone Ger Conroy on 086-3177354 or email


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. 




TALK: Clontarf Gardening Society will present ‘The Burren’, a talk by George Sevastopulo, in St John’s Parish Centre, Seafield Road on Thursday, January 31 at 8pm. Admission for non members is €5, tea and homemade cake included. Admission for members is free. All are welcome.


BRIDGE: Bridge lessons for beginners will start in late September. For further information contact Bernice on 086-2449112.




TALK: Dublin Five Horticultural Society is holding a talk, ‘Garden Plans for 2019’ by Christopher Heavey on Thursday, February 7 in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Phone 087-2423020 for more information. 




QUIT SMOKING: A free quit smoking is beginning at KLEAR, Kilbarrack on Wednesday, January 23 at 11.30am and at the Grange Woodbine Centre, Raheny Road, also on Wednesday, January 23, at 7pm. ‘We Can Quit’ is a free 12-week stop smoking programme for women. This is an Irish Cancer Society programme delivered in partnership with the Northside Partnership and Empower. For more information and to register, visit or phone Caitriona in the Irish Cancer Society on 01-2316669 or Susan in Empower on 087-9683020.


HEALTHY FOOD: Want to learn how to cook, shop and eat healthier in 2019? Healthy Food Made Easy is a fun six-week course run between the Northside Partnership and the HSE. All are welcome. Contact Linda for details on 01-8320995. 




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.