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Knocklyon Issue 24: July / August 2009

Local Man’s 4Peaks4Life Challenge Local Crèche & Montessori School Special

Bargain Hunting for Your Summer Wardrobe

Keep Your Laptop Happy! Plus local News & eveNts, tarot-scoPes, reciPes aNd much more!

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Celebrate ‘Fête Nationale’ - Bastille Day with

MITCHELL & SON Wine Merchants Grange Road

Why not celebrate all things French this July and open a bottle of French wine? We have some fantastic offers in store: White: Mitchells Sauvignon Blanc Bastide Chardonnay’07

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Red: Mitchells Claret; Mitchells Bordeaux

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Buy any French wines in Mitchells Grange Road in July ‘09 and you will be entered into our FREE Draw to WIN Dinner for 4 in Dax, the Award Winning French Restaurant!

Do You Enjoy Good Food and Wine?

Join us on Bastille Day for dinner in Dax on 14th July ‘09 at 8pm. Enjoy a sumptuous Gallic dinner prepared by top chef…Conor Dempsey. Aperitif served on arrival. Fine French wines will be served at each course, direct from Vignobles Lorgeril in the South of France. M. Frank Flugge, export director of Vignobles Lorgeril will be on hand to talk about the wines at the beginning of each course.

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Contents About Style -

About Local Schools -

Bargain Hunting - Your Summer Wardrobe!.6

Montessori & Crèche ............................23-25

About Recipe -

About - Local Summer Camps..............26-29

Tomato & Basil Focaccia .............................10

About Local Business -

About Legal Matters -

Taking Tea at the Marlay.............................30

Effective Debt Collection.............................12

About Local Events - Knocklyon News 34-36

Highlighting -

About Computers -

Gerry Walker’s 4 Peaks for Life Challenge ...14

Keep Your Laptop Happy............................38

About Crossword - Fun in the Sun! ............16

About Word search -

About Local Business - A2Z Taxis ................19

Holiday Destinations ...................................40

About Gardening -

Tarot-scopes for July by Mags .....................44

Round The Garden in July...........................20

Index ...........................................................46

Welcome to the July / August issue of About Knocklyon School’s out, exams are over and there is even a little sunshine about! So, I am looking forward to weeks ahead and may even put away my winter woolies! Conscious of people’s budget, Personal Stylist Janice Coyne has some great advice on Bargain Hunting, if you are planning a bit of shopping for your Summer Wardrobe (pg 6). Staying with the fiscal theme, Dillon Solicitors has top tips on How to Effectively Manage Debt Collection (pg 12) and how to avoid bad debt in the first place. Our Highlighting feature is on the fundraising efforts of double lung transplant recipient, local resident Gerry Walker. Gerry is looking for your support for his 4Peaks4Life.ie Challenge. Find out how you can help on pg 14. Hate to say it, but it won’t be long before September comes along, so now is the time to book your child’s pre-school place for September ‘09. In this issue you can check out our 4-page special on local Crèche and Montessori Schools, to assist you make the right choice (pgs 23-25). Well, I’m off on a well earned break (true!). The next issues are About Dundrum & About Rathfarnham (Sept/Oct issues). So, it will be October before you receive your next Knocklyon issue. Until then, don’t forget to wear sunscreen, enjoy the change of pace and keep supporting local business!

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ABOUT STYLE

Bargain Hunting For Your Summer Wardrobe by Janice Coyne, Style Consultant With the shops awash with special offers and the (early) start of the summer sales, I was reflecting on the wisdom of impulse shopping and bargain buying. When is a bargain not a bargain? When the garment is hanging in your wardrobe months later still with the tag on! With clothes shopping, as with any other purchases and especially in these cost conscious times, it is a good idea to pause before purchasing and consider how wearable the item is - how to decide? Cost per wear is a good way of determining whether something was a good buy or not. The outfits bought for special occasions such as the debs or a wedding are often in the category of worn once. The cost per wear for those garments is high unless another event allows for them to be worn and enjoyed again. By contrast, the new coat or dress that stretches the budget and has you pausing on your way to the till, may, if worn regularly, prove to be an inexpensive buy in the long run. The little cheap and cheerful tops and t-shirts that didn't cost much to start with but which don't survive more than 3 washes are probably relatively expensive if they have to be replaced regularly. Making a judgement on the quality and life expectancy of an article is part of our decision making process and our conclusion will probably vary depending on what's being bought. A useful question to ask yourself when holding a to die for dress, coat, jacket, etc. is - how many other items in my wardrobe can I wear this with? The ideal should be 4 or 5, to allow maximum mixing and matching with your existing wardrobe and to extend the option for putting outfits together. The ratio for tops to bottoms is 1:4. That is, for every skirt or pair of trousers on your bottom half, you 6 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

should have 4 tops, t-shirts or blouses to wear with it. Sound like a lot? Think of the number of t-shirts that you can probably throw on with your favourite jeans and you see the principle in operation. If you extend this principle to the rest of your wardrobe you see quite clearly what's missing that could be preventing you from getting the maximum wear out of your existing clothes. Sound complicated? Help is at hand. I specialise in assessing your personal style, taking into account your body shape, lifestyle and colour analysis. Wardrobe de-cluttering, where we identify new outfits from existing garments and personal shopping for the missing links are all part of the services. Getting the full use out of your wardrobe is my aim. Happy bargain hunting ladies!


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ABOUT RECIPE

Tomato and Basil Focaccia This recipe is taken from Tana Ramsay’s book, Tana Ramsays Real Family Food. The mum of four focuses all her recipes on family eating, where everyone from the family can get involved. So happy cooking, and of course eating! FOR THE DOUGH: 250ml/9fl oz water 3 tbsp olive oil 1_ tsp Maldon sea salt 400g/14oz white bread flour 2 _ tsp dried yeast 6 ice cubes FOR THE TOPPING 10 cherry tomatoes, halved Large handful of basil leaves, torn 25g/1oz grated Parmesan Olive oil for drizzling Maldon sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Makes: 12 pieces Prep time: 60 minutes (45 minutes for resting the dough) Cooking time: 25 minutes

Method Place all the ingredients for the dough into a bowl and mix together (use a mixer with a dough hook if possible). When it is in a nice dough ball, knead on a lightly floured surface for approximately 5 minutes. Use the heel of one hand to push the dough away from you, simultaneously using the other hand to bring the dough back to the starting position. Place the dough in a greased mixing bowl and leave to rise in a warm place for approximately 45 minutes, until it is doubled in size. Preheat the oven to 190¡C/375¡F/GM5. Lightly grease a 33 x 23cm (13 x 9 inch) baking tin. Knead the dough on a floured surface, adding half the tomatoes and half of the torn basil leaves. Knead to mix through evenly. Place the dough into the baking tin, stretch it over the 10 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

bottom and even it out. Using your fingers, dimple the top of the dough. Top with the remaining basil and tomatoes, pushing them a little into the dough. Sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese. Drizzle over the olive oil, letting it make pools in the finger dents. Sprinkle over some Maldon sea salt and ground black pepper. Place in the bottom third of the oven. Put 6 ice cubes in the bottom of the oven to create some steam, and leave to bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Remove and slice into 12 pieces.


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ABOUT LOCAL BUSINESS

Effective Debt Collection - A Must in Today’s Environment by Pauline Horkan, Dillon Solicitors

The following are a list of 10 tips to follow to help you collect your debts: 1. Check your terms and conditions of business. 2. Make sure you confirm an order for a supply of goods / services in writing. You should send a sales order form which should incorporate your terms of business (usually on the back of the form). When a solicitor is instructed on debt collection matters they will seek evidence of the “contract” i.e. order form, invoices etc. 3. Make sure you know who you are doing business with i.e. is it a Company or an individual. Get details of the correct address. 4. If you are dealing with a Company try and get a personal guarantee, in writing, from a Director. This may not always be possible. 5. Review your credit control system. Are you sending regular reminders? 6. Make it clear that you cannot continue to do business with a creditor until some / all of the existing debts are paid. It is worth noting that since the introduction of the Late Payments in Commercial Transaction Regulations in 2002, penalty interest applies if payments for commercial transactions are not met within 30 days, unless the agreement between the parties specifies otherwise. 7. Check out the creditworthiness of a new customer. A simple, inexpensive way to vet Companies is by checking their status on the Companies Registration Office website regularly and not only when the Company first purchases goods. If you require more up-to-date information you can carry out a full Company search. We can assist you in this. 8. As soon as it becomes clear that the debt is unlikely to be paid i.e. calls not being returned, then instruct a solicitor to issue a 10 day demand letter. 9. Don’t instruct your solicitor to write a demand letter unless you are prepared to proceed with Court proceedings immediately. If you do issue proceedings it will show you are taking the matter seriously and are not going away. 12 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

10. Once judgement is obtained it may be enforced in a variety of ways. In some instances it may be enforced by a sheriff who may seize goods of the debtor. Alternatively, a judgement against a property owned by the debtor can be registered which means that if the debtor wishes to sell the property you must be repaid before they can do so. We have set up a customised Debt Collection Department in our office which uses a unique “case steps” process to ensure that all cases are managed proactively and efficiently. If you have any debt collection matters that we might be able to help you with do not hesitate to contact Pauline Horkan or Barbara Sherry on 01-2960666 or paulinehorkan@dillon.ie / barbarasherry@dillon.ie

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ABOUT LOCAL FUNDRAISING

Highlighting – Local Man’s 4Peak’s Life Challenge Gerry and his wife Margaret at the peak of Carrantuohill.

Local man Gerry Walker climbed Carrantuohill on 30th May only 10 months after having a double lung transplant. The transplant took place in the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. Carrantuohill marked the first of 4 peaks in Gerry’s 4Peaks4Life challenge. Gerry will also climb the highest mountains in Wales, Scotland and England over five days from the 23rd to the 28th July. Gerry was born with Cystic Fibrosis. As a child Gerry’s Cystic fibrosis was mild and up to his mid thirties was leading and active life but by the age of 40 the disease was affecting his everyday life. IV antibiotic courses became more frequent and of longer duration. He became more dependent on oxygen and spent longer periods of time in hospital. Before his transplant, he was using oxygen for more than 16 hours a day. This time last year Gerry was unable to climb the stairs without getting completely breathless. Gerry started struggling to complete basic tasks and hold down his job as a Census Statistician. The day he got the call from the Freeman Hospital, Newcastle is a day that Gerry describes as the day he got his life back, with the double lung transplant he had been waiting for transforming his life completely. Gerry is climbing Carrantuohill, Snowdon, 14 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

Ben Nevis and Scaffell Pike before the 29th July, the anniversary of his transplant and his 20th wedding anniversary, as a tribute to his life saving donor. Gerry will place a rock originating from each of the 4 peaks back at each summit with an engraving “Remember Martin an unknown friend who donated his lungs allowing me to climb Carrantuohill after a long exile”. After the transplant Gerry says he needed to give something back and create chances for others waiting for life saving operations. Gerry realises he is a lucky man as a lot of patients are dying while waiting for that life saving call. If you become a multi-organ donor your heart and two lungs could save three lives, your two kidneys and liver could save another three lives. Gerry successfully climbed Carrantuohill via Brother O’Shea's Gully on 30th May. The climb, taking ten hours, was a long tough day for Gerry but he felt a great sense of achievement on reaching the top of the highest mountain in Ireland once again. 4Peaks4Life is raising funds for the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland and the Freeman Cardio Centre Transplant Fund. Please donate on line at www.4Peaks4Life.ie, where you can also sign up as an organ donor. You can email Gerry at hillwalker@eircom.net or call him on 087 654 3798.


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ABOUT GAMES

Crossword - Fun in the Sun Theme

Across 1. Bikinis and trunks when going into water sounds appropriate (7,5) 8. Garment for scuba diver not taken to dry cleaners (7) 9. Puts on when one gets into fruit (7) 11. Go without a fixed direction said Cockney with a girl (7) 12. Ship without a paddle has a clam on board (7) 13. Tube used at the beach to keep endless sinners afloat (5) 14. Damn I slur when drinking too much of this potent liquor (6,3) 16. Yes lass for example has artificial lookers (5,4) 19. Secret agent in command has something a little hot in food (5) 21. Trips away when cricketers have completed turn at bat? (7) 23. Shell fish used to create curved edges (7) 24. Concerning uncle about to go to Swiss city (7) 25. Heavenly guide at the treetop (2,5) 26. Go insane when the temp learnt ad was redesigned for administrative section (12) Down 1. You're on the right track to reach 16 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

the coast this way (2,5) 2. Storm that is accompanied with a strike of sorts (7) 3. Express service for 1d from London to Manchester perhaps (9) 4. Spill the beans on the lawn (5) 5. With me up ten becomes a larger but unspecified number (7) 6. Looking fitter garden tool drops South first (7) 7. Lido is an ideal location for displaying 1a (8,4) 10. Resupply camp with a source for rough cider (7,5)

15. Take down parasol results in more sun (4,5) 17. Magazine item written about recital (7) 18. Refreshing drink popular on Spanish holidays made as grain is mixed in (7) 19. Fish-eating mammal with insect prevent any leakage (7) 20. It's against the law to hear unwell large bird (7) 22. Bed covering used to on board to help with sails (5)

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Getting From A to Z! Local taxi company A2Z taxis launched in November 2008 with a simple idea of offering a clean, friendly and reliable local taxi service and where drivers are treated professionally. The company has three local residents at the helm, David Murphy (Dundrum), Frank McCauley and Michael Duffy (Rathfarnham). A2Z serves the residents and businesses of Dundrum, Sandyford, Cherrywood, Rathfarnham, Harold’s Cross, Sandymount, Walkinstown, Tallaght and everywhere in between. David Murphy, their Sales and Marketing Director, told me “We don’t wish to be the biggest taxi company in Dublin, we’re just happy to be the best!” An aspiration all companies strive to achieve. “We’re more like a family than a corporation”, David’s partner Frank explained. “That’s a message that clearly resonates with customers”. He went on to say “Even in the current economic climate, we are seeing tremendous growth. At times

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Dave Murphy, Sales & Marketing Director it’s hard to keep up with ˙demand, especially during the morning and evening rush hours. However,we have an experienced base staff and a voice operated radio system. This ensures that we keep the phones answered and a fleet of drivers off the ranks.” So what does the future hold for A2Z? David said “We’d like to be the premier taxi company on the Southside and with a memorable 4 900 900 number, a loyal customer base, a great group of drivers and smart marketing; we’ll get there sooner rather than later”.Taxi anyone?

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ABOUT GARDENING

Round the Garden in July by Tom Percy

Maintenance is key this month, but it still isn’t too late to introduce new bedding plants for fresh colour in your garden. Here are some other key jobs for the month of July

pruning can encourage a second flowering late in the season.

Mow the lawn at least once a week and feed it if not done already.

Containers and Baskets: pinch out the growing tips to encourage plants to produce bushy even growth and more flowers.

Patios look great with plenty of colourful tubs and pots—but remember, the more pots the more watering and deadheading needed! July is an ideal month in which to take cuttings. Check that birds and cats aren’t getting into the greenhouse whilst open during the day—use netting if necessary. Cut down early flowering perennials: early

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ABOUT HYPNOTHERAPY, COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY

Talking Therapy with Ian Espstein Dip Hyp, Ad. Hyp, BSYA (CUR Hyp), MASC (P.Th.) Many people have heard the words ‘Hypnotherapy’, ‘Counselling’ and ‘Psychotherapy’, but what do they mean? We asked local therapist Ian Epstein to explain a little about the therapies he offers his clients. Suggestion Therapy: This type of therapy is used for simple problems such as Smoking, Relaxation, Weight Loss, Pre-Exam Nerves, Confidence. It normally requires two or three sessions. Analytical Therapy: This is used to discover the root cause of deeper emotional problems. This type of therapy requires a minimum of eight sessions. Counselling & Psychotherapy: This therapy will engage the client in conversation or activity aimed at trying to uncover the repressed material. Hypnosis: Hypnosis is a state of guided relaxation. In this state of heightened awareness, positive suggestions easily and naturally achieve positive goals.

by Fiona Tuomey It is a natural state and is non-addictive. It is one of the safest forms of therapy. You remain awake throughout. Most people say "it did not work as I heard everything and I could have opened my eyes at any time but did not bother". There is no one feeling to describe being hypnotised, but you will feel mentally and physically relaxed and enjoy your own personal experience on this inner adventure. Hypnosis is not ‘sleep’. Your body is very relaxed but you remain aware. You cannot be asked to do something against your will. In fact you would come out of the hypnotic state immediately if any such action was suggested to you. Hypnotherapy is not just for those who are suffering from problems. Everyday upsets and worries can be debilitating and eventually can cause stress. Hypnotherapy can be a very useful tool in helping you to handle this. Hypnotherapy can also be used with children. Problems that are caught at an early stage can prevent a lifetime of anxiety and worry. You can contact Ian Epstein in confidence on 296 0611 and your first session is free of charge.

CONFIDENTIAL COUNSELLING Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Psychotherapy Ian Epstein - Dip.Hyp,. Adv. Hyp., BSYA(CUR. Hyp), MASC (P.Th.) Stress - Anxiety -Depression -Phobias Pre-Exam Nerves - Relationship Problems - Compulsions Hypno-Healing. These and many more problems can be addressed through; Meridian Therapies (EFT), Past Life Regression, Parts Therapy, E.M.D.R., Analytical Hypnotherapy.

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Local Montessori, Creche and Playschool Special Chuckleberries- Crèche and Montessori Since 1999 Chuckleberries Cèche and

placements are by word of mouth and

Montessori have been providing quality

bookings include crèche, playschool,

childcare in Knocklyon. But childcare has to

montessori, after school care and summer

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camps. Chuckleberries were among the first

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crèches to become Centres of Excellence

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business for the last 10 years in Knocklyon”

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Young Days Montessori School Young Days was opened in September 2008. It is a small “home to home” setting with a secure outdoor play area. We are registered with the HSE, NCNA approved and eligible for the new ECCE scheme. Staff are fully qualified Montessori teachers with experience and trained in first aid. All children have a right to a stimulating and challenging environment. We provide this as there is a fully equipped Montessori classroom but also through structured play. Please do not hesitate to contact Suzanne on 087 4161140 for more information. 24 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON


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Tel: 4951045 Little Penguins - Montessori ‘Little Penguins’ is an independently owned and family run Pre-school and Montessori in the heart of the Knocklyon. At ‘Little Penguins’ children are nurtured, and encouraged to reach their potential. We believe that the best way for young children to learn social, cognitive and physical skills is through play. We provide structure to this play in a free and relaxed environment. We tailor the care that we provide to the needs of the children - for us the children must always, ALWAYS, come first. We have a limited number of spaces available for our ‘Summer Camp’. Run with the same ‘child centred focus’ in a structured but relaxed environment, the ‘Summer Camp’ allows children to indulge their creative skills through a combination of arts and crafts, cooking, music, games and play. For further information please contact Bríd at 086 386 2337. TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 49 9 3022

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Summer Camps Calling all Campers! It coming up to the school holidays and that means that it’s Summer Camp time! Summer Camps are a terrific way for children to have fun, exercise and meet new friends during the school holidays. To help you choose the right Summer Camp for your child, we have highlighted a few who run excellent camps in this area.

Let’s Go! Summer Camp Boys & Girls (5-6 years) and (7-13 years) Let’s Go Summer Schools Ltd will be running a summer camp in Terenure College for the 1st time this summer. Their unique formula of action packed sports combined with a variety of novel inflatable games provide all the participants with an experience no other summer camp can emulate. Their Zorbee Ball roll where a child rolls down a slide inside a large inflatable ball is the big attraction. The ever popular KMX Karts, Bungee Trampoline, Eliminator and Wobbly Ladder are activities that children keep coming back every year for. New to Let’s Go! this summer is the Let’s Go! Wrecking Ball which gives each child the opportunity to be a gladiator for a day! All the Lets’ Go! camps are expertly supervised by qualified teachers so parents can relax and rest assured that their children will have a memorable week. Parents and children alike remark - Let’s Go! summer camp week is the best week of the summer!

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For further information check out the website www.letsgo.ie or telephone 1890letsgo (1890 538 746) for venues, times and availability.

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Summer Camps UCD Soccer Camp (Boys & Girls 6 to 15 years) Our club’s aim is to teach Soccer Skills to boys and girls using experienced coaches in a fun and safe environment. Courses cater for boys and girls of all levels of ability. Groups are arranged according to age and are kept small to ensure maximum attention. All coaches are highly experienced and AED trained personnel is onsite every day. Courses take place on grass and on state of the art synthetic surfaces that are incorporated in the top class facilities of UCD. There will be tournaments, 11-A-Sides, 5-A-Sides, penalty shoot outs and much more each day utilising all the skills learned. All participants will receive a Course Certificate, Medal, T-Shirt and automatic FREE membership of the Junior Blues Club. For further details contact: Diarmuid McNally, Summer Soccer Camp CoCoordinator on 716 2142 or 087 695 1564 or check out www.ucdsoccer.com

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Mick Smyth Tennis Camps (5 to 18 years) This tennis camp will be a FUN way to learn and develop skills among junior players, particularly beginners and intermediate players, around whom the camp is largely based. The camp brings plaayer through the basis essentials of sound technique, needed to learn and enjoy tennis, in an encouraging and relaxed atmosphere, with the objective of giving the boys and girls a love for the game and a positive experience in learning tennis. For more details telephone Mick Smyth on 4505 341. TO ADVERTISE TELEPHONE 49 9 3022

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Summer Camps Wonderland Workshops

Summer Performance Camps Summer Performance Camps in Rathfarnham this July & Taney Parish Centre this August Explore the exciting world of theatre both centre stage and behind the scenes. Performers welcome from 3 to 12 years! Create your own characters. Choose your own music. Design your own costumes, sets and props. End of Summer Performance Camps Showcase! No experience necessary just enthusiasm! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Delay, book your place today!

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Wonderland Workshops (3 to 13 years) Wonderland Workshops Performance Camps combine dance, drama and song with lots and lots of summer fun to create a completely unique camp experience. During the course of each week the budding performers create their own characters, write their own scripts, choreograph their own dances, compose their own music as well as designing their own costumes, sets and props! Campers of all ages discover and develop their often hidden talents, increase their selfconfidence and make lots of great new friends. The fun filled camp culminates in an all-singing, all-dancing showcase, on a real stage, in front of friends and family. Sarajane, the creative director of Wonderland Workshops and camp leader, believes in the valuable benefits of the mixed age shared learning experience so the camp is open to all stars in the making from 3-13 years. Tel: Sarajane Bloomer on 295 9619 or 087 925 6400

French Summer School (11 - 17 years) The French Summer Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s aim is to enable students to experience the French language in an enjoyable and effective way. Throughout the course we provide a positive, inclusive and happy learning experience while ensuring that solid progress takes place in mastering the essentials of the oral, aural and written components of the language. The school is committed to providing high quality teaching to enable students to learn quickly and confidently in French. The course consists of 3 hour classes over a two-week duration. The classes are designed to prepare students for Junior and Leaving Cert. exams and teach the language needed to converse and communicate in French in an every day context as well as concentrating on

grammatical structure and aiding in preparation for written examinations. Students who have attended the Courses have significantly increased their French grades as well as acquiring an enthusiastic appreciation and liking for the language. Telephone: 298 5287 (after 4pm)

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Taking Tea at The Marlay by Fiona Tuomey Sue went on to say “Nursing Homes over the years have improved and The Marlay is one of the Nursing Homes developing and leading the changes not only in the standard of care it provides but also in the areas of activities and dining. Our diverse activity programme includes art and music therapy for the soul, while our beauty and complementary therapies look after the body”.

Alzheimer’s Tea day was marked on May 7th in The Marlay Nursing home with residents, visitors and staff enjoying tea, home-made cakes and music while raising €1,000 for the Alzheimer's Society. It also was also an opportunity to invite local residents to come and see at first hand the nursing home and its wonderful facilities. “Serving and being part of the local community is very important to us” said Sue Cameron, Director of Operations at the Marlay. “This is the second time this year we have invited people to come and visit us. We recently held an Open Day at which over 70 people dropped in to see us. Giving people the opportunity to see the home and its facilities, talk to staff and ask questions without obligation was welcomed by those who came. With an ageing population most of us know someone who is caring for an older relative and while thankfully most of us will live out our lives at home it is good to know that there is somewhere within the community available for those of us who may at some time need care within a residential setting. The feedback from the day was very positive and possibly the most frequent and nicest comment being that it didn’t feel like a Nursing Home!” .

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“Food is one of life’s pleasures and our menu choices prepared by our excellent chefs, trained in nutrition ensure that mealtimes are high on the list of enjoyable experiences. The backbone of any Nursing Home is its staff and here in The Marlay we are fortunate to have a very experienced team lead by the Director of Nursing Colette Clabby who is also local to the area.” The Marlay opened its doors in 2007 to residents who require long term Nursing Home care. It also serves people who require Convalescence care following a stay in hospital and Respite care for those who are usually cared for in their own home but need a short time in a Nursing Home. For more information or to arrange a visit to see around contact Sue or Colette on 01 499 4444. They would be delighted to welcome you.


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Ballyroan Library Events July 2009 During the Summer months there is a change to some of the regular activities in the library. Many of the regular events are now suspended until September. Classic Movie Nights All Welcome Wednesday 29th July at 8pm Oral History Project We are actively seeking people who grew up in the Rathfarnham area and would like to recount their memories of the area and its many changes. If you would like to take part in it please contact Barbara at 4941900.

Rathfarnham Athletic Club The annual Rathfarnham 5k Road Race will be held on Sunday 4th October 2009 at 10.00am. Free classic designed analogue watch to first 800 finishers. Entry fee €18 when you register online or €22 euros on race day. Online entries will begin in June 2009. Contact Peter J Claffey at peter.claffey@athleticsrathfarnham.ie or call 086 856 0734

The Niall Mellon Township Trust Local resident Andrew Doyle is heading back to South Africa in November with The Niall Mellon Township Trust to help build much needed houses in one of the poorest townships, Wallacedene. To help raise the €5,000 he has organised a number of events. You can make a donation to the event at www.mycharity.ie/event/nmtt-tagblitz/ or you can contact Andrew on adoyle@m50concession.com. Your support will be greatly appreciated! 34 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

Mrs Quins Charity Shop Says Thank You! Running or walking once again this years WOMEN'S MINI MARATHON was another huge success. Ladies and indeed some (hairy looking ladies) from all corners of the country came together to make this a great day for all the charities so dependent on the donations raised by the participants and their supporters. As always Mrs Quins Rathfarnham Village had its merry bunch of volunteers doing their bit for the Blind and Visually impaired of Ireland and we would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all the supporters of our Ladies who worked so hard to raise funds for our charity.

Marlay Guild ICA Why not join our friendly and vibrant guild? We have a book club, trips to the theatre, yoga, crafts, digital photography, excellent guest speakers and you can make new friends, have a chat and enjoy an evening out. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month in the Parish Centre of the Divine Word Church, Marley Grange. Our membership is now open for the coming year 2009-2010 when we will also be celebrating the Cententary Year of the ICA. See our notices for further information or phone Marlay Guild Mobile 087 953 2352 and leave your details.

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CHILDREN AT AIRFIELD The Big Picnic Saturday 11th July 12-4pm Adults €6, Children €3.

The Red Barn Sessions 25th and 26th July World music performances in our red barn and other musical activities!

Saturday 25th July noon to 2pm Explore sound works situated around the Airfield estate

Join us at Airfield for a long lazy Summer’s afternoon at a giant party to share a communal picnic.We have lots of fun activities on offer with games, nature trails, art- making and more, or you could simply settle back and kick off your shoes and feel the grass tickling your feet and the sun on your skin as you listen to the brass band.There’s lemonade, ice-cream and cakes and other goodies to buy on site.Bring your own picnic basket and a basket. Teddy Bears welcome.

Performance by Lunfardia (2-4pm) Irish/South American folk American folk ensemble Lunfardia present simmering Tangos and Milongas from Buenos Aires, rough-hewn Chacareras from the Argentinean pampas and grooving Joropos from Venezuela.

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Sunday 26th July Drum Circle (12.30-1.30pm) Join in our drum circle of up to 50 people and create a unique in-themoment rhythm.

The North Strand Kontra Band (2-4pm) The North Strand Kontra Band specialise in the music of the Balkans. Their combination of wild melodies and explosive energy always makes for an unforgettable show.

"Western Edge" Artist: Bob O'Cathail June 20th-July 24th Paintings expressed in vivid colour an inner view of life on the western edge of the Dingle peninsula. For ó’Cathail, art is the hunt for meaning expressed in paint. The hunting ground is the consciousness, both inner, as memory and imagination and outer as environment. The meaning of life is joy.

15th August The Airfield Fete (noon to 4pm) Adults €6, Child €3 We’re having an old-fashioned Fete with all the trimmings. It’s a day packed brimful of activities with nature trails, outdoor games, welly throwing, a book exchange stall, a knit and stitch circle, cake stall, scones and tea on the lawn. Buskers will be performing to complete the entertainment at this fun filled party.

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It’s that time of year again where temperatures climb (we hope) or when you may be taking your laptop to a sunny climate! Take care in warm and hot weather to follow these tips to ensure you use your laptop safely and don’t have any problems with it. 1) Safe Temperature Range Most laptop computers operate properly in the safe temperature range of 10 to 35 degrees celsius. Keep in mind that when bringing a laptop in from the warm hot air, the laptop must cool down to the interior temperature before you use it. By the same token if you use your laptop outdoors, then let the laptop warm up to the outside temperature before starting it up. 2) Hot Cars Just as you wouldn’t leave people or animals in a car in hot weather, you should not leave your laptop and other mobile gear either. Leaving your laptop closed in a vehicle in hot temperatures will cause damage to your laptop. The heat is not good for the internal components or the external casings. 3) Bright Sun Never leave your laptop where it is exposed to direct sunlight, whether it is in use or shut down. If you must use your laptop outside in bright conditions you can use either: • a laptop glare screen which cuts down on the glare caused by the sun • a laptop hood which cuts down on the amount of light directed at the laptop display. 4) Humidity Humidity is the amount of moisture in the air and the recommended safe range of relative humidity is 10-80%. Moisture can cause damage to the internal components of a 38 | ABOUT KNOCKYLON

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Tarot-Scopes

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ARIES

LIBRA

As you are now in the throes of newness in most areas of your life, you hardly notice what’s under your own nose. In short, the best things in life are around you now and it is up to you to open your eyes or be the loser. What’s on offer? A change in love levels and improved finances.

This recession has had a bigger impact on you than you expected. You must over the next few months retrain your thinking and whilst working hard to maintain the status quo, exercise a sense of gracious patience until the financial storm subsides. A wee bit of positive luck coming your way now Libra. Enjoy!

TAURUS That call you have been waiting on is in the process of formulating the right words. You are the earthiest sign in the zodiac and don’t ask for too much in the line of material goods, however, your ethics are extremely high and you will only accept what is truly heartfelt. Love, honour and security are your destiny.

GEMINI Allowing jealousies interfere with your daily life can only leave you feeling the ultimate loser, because, you see you are wrong in certain assumptions and don’t see the good things on offer for you and yours. Penny pinching now gives better scope for luxuries later on in the year. Be ready to accept the offer of a lifetime.

CANCER An important wedding you must attend seems to throw more and more complications your way. No need to lose the head with this, just deal with and adjust to the immediate changes. travel across water to the Mediterranean islands is forecast in this spread. Also, a Turkish beach with your loving partner is on the cards.

LEO Business can be irritatingly slow at this time, but stick with it and you will see marginal, though steady improvements. An idea you harboured involving the catering trade is a future winner and must not be discarded. Cards advise that you keep very quiet about this to avoid unnecessary complications.

VIRGO Give in and ask for help you need, in both paperwork and practical. Decisions you have made recently have give you a new self power. You are suddenly seeing the world with different, hopeful eyes. Your perspective is honed to a higher level of spirituality and as such creating a more ambient, peaceful you.

SCORPIO You risk playing the stubborn game to excess Scorpio. Things are just not the same now as last week. The goalposts have moved somewhat. Time to rediscover your true self and the real feelings therein. Love is so precious, and as you say a huge goodbye to the old ways you embrace a new level of understanding love.

SAGITTARIUS Your friend needs your kind words at this time. Her future is brighter than her today. A trip to Scotland is forecast in this spread, as is the sunshine holiday of your dreams. Do not fret about a love situation, rather to appear to come down a peg or two in an act of reinstating a lovers self esteem.

CAPRICORN You are drawn to the ancient civilisation of Egypt? A past life connection is the real pull. Preparation now sees you stand in the same spot as you did thousands of years ago. The next few weeks sees you signing up for classes which help you put perspective into your life and purpose on the earth at this time.

AQUARIUS The employment you seek is on the cards for you now. Cards advise that you are especially careful with cash over the next few months and this pays huge dividends in the not too distant future. Re-negotiating a house deal is the way to go now as all is not lost. Your dream awaits your call. Do it now!

PISCES A sense of heightened spirituality sees you more avidly praying for the right things and people to enter your life. You just need to give credit where due and stay away from those who have a negative influence over your life. Work is offered to you and if you don’t do someone else will. Throw pride away.

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Can Spirituality Change Anything? by Margaret Noctor (Mags)

The times we find ourselves living in are as confusing and uncertain as has ever been in recent history. Most of us cannot even depend on the security of employment, or for many even look to the prospect of securing a chosen property to live in. Where to look for solace, protection and guidance? The answer lies in looking inside ourselves and connecting to the higher power of the heavens. True! The power of prayer is immeasurable in assisting us in all aspects of our daily lives. To know that we are at one with the heavens and are not alone can give us the most wonderful sense of hope and a power over our own destiny. Yes, spirituality can change everything. When you allow yourself become fully aware of the unconditional love that heaven has for you, you also become extremely aware of the needs of others, thereby opening up to the more charitable side of your individual nature. A sense of being at one with the universe of pure light and love, empowers the will, which lead to the actions which ultimately

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bring peace and harmony, wealth and success to your daily life. Being spiritual is not necessarily all about speaking the words of prayer, rather enacting in a spiritual way the true concept of spirituality. Much can be universally changed when we put heavenly light into dark places and situations. Putting light into an enemy kills the darkness which may have been intended to hurt you. Angelic love and assistance is just a thought away, irrespective of race or creed, so give it a try and see the results of your prayer. Be very specific in what you ask for and be unselfish with your requests, remembering to include others, known and unknown. Mags lives locally and is available for tarot readings on a one-to-one basis and for party bookings. For an appointment call 087 95 36 881

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Index - Where it’s at! Activities for Children/Teens Coláiste Naoimh Eoin (Irish Camp) ....................8 Encore (Drama classes for children) .................11 French College (summer camp) .......................29 Let’s Go - Summer Camp.................................26 Little Stars - Dance Classes ...............................29 Mick Smyth - Tennis Camp ..............................27 Pine Forest - Summer Art Camp.......................28 UCD Summer Soccer Camp.............................27 Wonderland Performance Camps.....................28 Blinds & Curtains Ballinteer Blinds ...............................................15 Builders Attic Fanatic (attic conversions)..........................5 Mission Construction .......................................15 Noonan Construction ......................................18 Catering O’Brien’s Home Catering .................................11 Cleaning Chem Dry (Carpets/Upholstery).......................31 Oven Blitz (Oven Cleaning) .............................10 Pristine.ie (House cleaning) ..............................31 Computers/IT Solutions Hyperlynx - Internet Cafe.................................39 IT Handyman - Aaron Brady.............................45 MicroPro Computers (Sales & Service).............39 Paula Flanagan (One -To-OneTraining).............39 Counselling/Psychotherapy Ian Epstein .......................................................22 Crèche & Montessori 3plus In Home Care .........................................23 Young’s Montessori ..........................................24 Chuckleberries Montessori ...............................25 Little Penguins Montessori ...............................25 Driving Lessons Steve’s Driving School......................................32 Double Glazing/Glass Churchtown Glass..............................................3 Malplas Windows .............................................21 Electrician Paul Warren .......................................................5 Gardens Greenshoots Landscape Services ......................21 Ideal Garden Solutions .....................................20

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4Gardensales - Tools/Repairs ............................20 Golf Clubs/Clothing/Accessories The Golf Warehouse...........................................7 Graphic Designer Colm Geoghegan ............................................42 Handyman The Dundrum Handyman ................................37 Hair & Beauty Gel Nails by Roslyn (mobile service)...................7 Red Apple ..........................................................2 Health & Fitness Foot Health ........................................................7 Massage Therapist - Aileen Connell..................17 Naturopath - John Maher.................................11 Pilates - Anne Sexton .........................................9 Spiritual Healing with Patricia ..........................45 Holiday Lets Wexford Holiday Homes ....................................7 Insurance Company Carron Insurance Ltd .......................................32 Life Coaching/Training Alive & Kicking ................................................39 Lighting (Indoor & Outdoor) Fantasy Lights ....................................................5 Memorials/Headstones McCluskey Memorials ......................................43 Painter/Decorator Dave Verdon ....................................................33 Henry Griffin ....................................................18 Plasterer Maurice Garvey................................................18 Plumbing Brian McGarry..................................................41 Property Management Allied Property Management ...........................42 Restaurants Casanova Italian Restaurant..............................13 Solicitors Dillon Solicitors ................................................12 Joe Clancy Solicitors ........................................41 Trevor Dunne Solicitors ....................................15 Style Consultant/Personal Shopper Janice Coyne ......................................................6 Taxi A2Z Taxis .........................................................19 Tiling Weber Tiling ....................................................42 Voice Coach Timara Galassi ....................................................8 Wine Merchants Mitchell & Son (Grange Rd)...............................2 Work from Home .............................................7

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