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AUTUMN SHOW: The annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Autumn Show and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, August 24 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at St Nessan’s Community School, Moyclare Road, Baldoyle. Everyone is welcome. Admission to the show is €2. Exhibitors, HSHS members and children go free. Wheelchair access available to all parts of the show. See for further information. 




SINGERS NEEDED: Seafield Singers currently have vacancies in the tenor and bass lines. They 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 East. The choir intends to hold auditions in September. Contact the secretary on 01-8212165 for more information.


AUTUMN SHOW: Clontarf Gardening Society’s Autumn Show will take place at St Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf Road, on Sunday, August 25. Doors will be open to the public from 2-5pm. There will be a plant stall, cake stall, book stall and raffle. Admission is free and all are welcome. Parking is available to the rear of the hall via St Lawrence Road.




CAMERA CLUB: Swords Viewfinders have a few spaces available for their new season which starts on Wednesday, September 4. The meetings start at 8pm in the B.A.S.E. Community Centre on the Brackenstown Road, Swords. They have guest speakers, competitions and photo outings and meet every second Wednesday. If you have an interest and knowledge of photography and want to advance or meet likeminded people, phone Charlie O’Neill on 087-2446071 for further information about joining.


LITERARY AWARDS: Entries are now being taken for the annual Short Story & Poetry Competition in association with Swords Heritage. You can write on the subject of your choice: fact, fantasy or fiction. Results will be announced in late September. For details and form, emails or phone 01-8400080. 


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!




DRAMA GROUP: Riverside Drama Circle will return for its autumn season on Monday, August 26 at 7.30pm in St John of God's Girls’ School, Kilmore Road, Artane. Aspiring and experienced actors are most welcome, especially male actors. Drop in on the night and introduce yourself or contact Kevin Jones, PRO, on 086-2435478. The group plans to stage two one-act plays at Naomh Barrog GAA Club on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, November 11th, 12th and 13th.  




OPEN NIGHT: Come and meet the members and committee of Rush Musical Society and hear all about the exciting season ahead including the annual Christmas Panto (a collaboration with Rush Drama Group), Musical Theatre Workshops and all the news on the Musical Thriller taking to the stage in April 2020, Sweeney Todd! Date: Wednesday August 28 at 8.30pm at Rush Cricket Club. New members welcome. For more information email and like them on Facebook.  




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. 




RUN ‘N’ ROLL: A Run ‘n’ Roll 5km and Stroll ‘n’ Roll 2.5km-Wheelchair accessible route around St Anne’s Park will take place on Sunday, September 1 at 12noon. The cost is €20 for adults and €10 for Under 12s. All proceeds to go to support youth services in the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA). For more information contact Sara Gregson on 01-8186478 or David Barry on 087-0506946, or email


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




STOP SMOKING: The Stop Smoking Programme is an initiative developed in partnership with the HSE and the Northside Partnership. It offers a combination of One to One and Group Support or drop-ins to individuals, young and old, who wish to quit smoking. Services are free. Text or call 085-8478960 or 085-8478961 for more information. 


THE OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY: Noel Carolan will present a Heritage week lecture ‘Past Times of the Casino: The Marino Allotments of 1917’ at 6pm on Wednesday, August 21 in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Admission is free but booking is strongly recommended - call 086-3049706 or email:


VOLUNTEERS: Do you have time to volunteer? Are you interested in joining the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre as part of its Volunteer Service? They urgently need volunteers to train as Telephone Counsellors to cover their 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 is necessary as full training will be provided (applicants must be a minimum of 25-years-of-age). Phone 01-6614911 or email: for more information. Friday, September 27 is the closing date for applications.  




TABLE TENNIS: Balgriffin Table Tennis Club is pleased to announce that an American doubles tournament will commence at Balgriffin Hall on Monday, August 19 at 8pm. All are welcome to participate. Further details are available from Brian at 086-2485126 or Denis at 086-0760717. 


LADIES’ PITCH & PUTT: St Mary’s Pitch & Putt Club is seeking new lady members. They play at Inisfails GAA Club, Balgriffin on Saturdays at 10am Why not go along and give it a try? For details, phone Pat on 086-3505384.




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. Everyone is welcome.




COUNSELLING: TARGET Counselling Service is available at 41 Grangemore Grove, Donaghmede (bungalow behind Holy Trinity Church). For further information, please call 01-8670279 Monday-Friday from 9am to 2pm and 3.30pm to 7.30pm.