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MAGAZINES

Dundrum Issue 6: September - October 2009

Time for a New Hobby or Skill? LOCAL COURSES & CLASSES SPECIAL!

Tax Return Time How to Pay Less Dundrum Library-

Local History Collection

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Contents Highlighting Local History with the DLR Libraries ............6 About Finances - Tax Return Time................8 About Recipe Sweet and Sour Venison Roast ...................10 About Legal Matters Effective Debt Collection.............................12 About Relationships Finding Time for Romance..........................14 About Crossword Very Cpyptic! ................................................16 About Children’s issues Eat Your Greens! ..........................................18

About Gardening Round the Garden in September...............20 About Education Local Couses & Classes Special............22 - 29 About Local Events - Dundrum Diary ...34-36 About Word search - Trees Theme............40 About Style What’s Your Personal Style?........................42 Tarot-scopes for September by Mags........43 About Health - Holistic Body Workout.......44 Index .............................................................46

Welcome to the September / October issue of About Dundrum So, the summer clothes are slowing being packed away and it’s time for many to return to school/college, get back to routines, perhaps deal with an ‘empty nest’ and make plans for the colourful days of autumn.

Like me, you have probably promised yourself that you will take up a new hobby, course or interest with the onset of the darker evenings. Well, no excuse this year, as we have special feature on Local Courses and Classes inside from Art Classes to Music Lessons; Parenting Courses to Singing Lessons - it’s time to get off that couch and join in! Autumn also heralds Tax Return Time, so read local accountant John Bollard’s advice and make sure you are not paying too much tax (page 8) ! 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. There are plenty of great offers and excellent value for money available to you from our local advertisers - from Fine Dining to Hairstyling; Holistic Massage to Personal Styling . So remember, save time and money and

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Ever conscious of people’s budget, there is also plenty of free advice inside - Ita from Alive & Kicking has advice for Mum’s Returning to Work; David Kavanagh of Avalon has top tips on Finding Time for Romance and Mags’ Tarotscopes will give you a guide to what September has in store for you! There are also plenty of FREE or low-cost local events listed in our Dundrum Diary (pages 34-36). Don’t forget, if you have an event coming up, email the details to fiona@aboutmagazines.ie and we will list it for FREE.Until next time, enjoy your FREE issue of About Dundrum and don’t forget to put your watch back an hour on 25th October!

Copy deadline for the Nov/Dec issue: 14th October 2009 Contact us T: 499 3022 Email: fiona@aboutmagazines.ie Web: www.aboutmagazines.ie Published by: About Magazines Editor: Fiona Tuomey fiona@aboutmagazines.ie Graphic Design: Colm Geoghegan, Tel: 045 865529 Mob:087 6430519, Email: colmgeoghegan@gmail.com

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ABOUT LOCAL HISTORY

Highlighting - DLR Libraries’ Local History Collection microfilm and a selection of other newspapers and periodicals on both microfilm and microfiche. It also houses historic maps of the county area dating back three centuries and a range of old photographs of people and places of Dundrum Post Office

Dundrum Library has a small but growing collection of local history books, articles, periodicals and reference material. The focus of the material is Dundrum and the surrounding area. We have files and articles on historical buildings like Airfield, Marlay Park and Taney Parish, as well as events, festivals and local historical figures such as the Yeats Sisters and Padraig Pearse. The library keeps back issues of various history and local periodicals such as the Genealogical Society of Ireland Journal, History Ireland magazine and Three Rock Panorama. A number of databases such as ‘Ask about Ireland’ are also available on line from the Library website www. dlrcoco.ie/library. Borrowers have online access to websites such as Ordnance Survey Ireland’s Digital Historical Map Viewer, Griffith’s Valuation 1847 – 1864 and the Irish Times Newspaper Archive on the library’s six internet access points, which are free to use. The collection is available for reference by borrowers of DLRCC Library Service and the general public. All are welcome to browse through the material and we provide a photocopy service in the branch. There are also local history collections in each of the other Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Libraries, the largest of which is located in Dun Laoghaire Library. As well the electronic resources mentioned above it also houses the 1901 and 1911 census for the county on microfilm, the Thom’s Directories in hard copy dating back to 1905 and on microfilm dating back to 1838, every electoral register as far back as 1948 and county council minutes going back to 1885. The library in Dun Laoghaire also a large collection of editions of the Irish Times on 6 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

interest. Their collection also includes an extensive collection of books and periodicals covering topics of national, regional and local interest and a collection of DVD’s, Tapes and CD-Rom’s on historical, genealogical and cultural topics. Local History Librarians over the years have also compiled a collection of files on a wide range of local places and topics with a view to quick consultation for project and research purposes. We are always looking to add to our collection and are delighted to receive any suitable items: such as maps, letters, books, articles, photographs or any other items of interest. So if you have any material you would like to donate to the collection or indeed are looking to gain information for a project please do not hesitate to drop by the libraries. The opening hours for Dundrum Library are: Monday, Friday and Saturday, 10am –5pm (lunch 1pm - 2pm) and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am - 8pm. Tel: Geraldine Whyte and Maeve McElligott on 298 5000 or by email dundrumlib@dlrcoco.ie or at www.dlrcoco.ie/library Adam Byrne, Local History Librarian in Dun Laoghaire Library can be contacted at 280 1254 or localhistory@dlrcoco.ie

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ABOUT FINANCES

Tax Return Deadline Looms! Tax Return fever will shortly begin, with the deadline of 31st October next looming even closer. If you file online you have until the 16th November to make your return. Under the self assessment system an individual with income apart from PAYE type income, should file a tax return every year. Many individuals do not realise that if they have PAYE income and rental income then they are obliged under the self assessment system to file a tax return even if they have no net rental income after taking all the outgoings into account. If they do not file they leave themselves open to penalties. Many people, including those with only PAYE income, have found that when they engaged Leonard & Company to file their tax returns a refund ensued after a claim was made for some of the following allowances:

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ABOUT RECIPE

Sweet and Sour Venison Roast & Bramble Fool Sweet and Sour Venison Roast Ingredients: 1.5kg (3lb) haunch, saddle or shoulder of venison A little fat for browning the meat 150ml (1/4 pt) slightly diluted tomato purée 1 tsp salt and ground pepper 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce Pinch mixed spice 1 medium onion thinly sliced 60g (2oz) butter 1 dsp brown sugar 2 tbsp vinegar 1 tsp French mustard 1 sliced orange

Method Melt fat in pan and brown the venison all over. Put all the other ingredients into a saucepan and boil for 10 minutes, stirring so that they don't burn. Place the meat into an open roasting tin and pour the sauce over the top. Cover the meat and cook in a medium oven, 180°C, Gas mark 4, or 350°F. Baste your roast frequently and turn your meat occasionally. Your finished joint will have a thoroughly sticky brown coating.

Bramble Fool Ingredients: 350g (12oz) blackberries 50g (2oz) caster sugar 2 teaspoons lemon juice 300ml (1/2 pint) double cream

Method Put the blackberries in a pan with the sugar and simmer gently for 5 to 8 minutes until softened. Leave to cool, then strain off any excess liquid. Purée the blackberries in a food processor until smooth, then sieve to remove the pips. Stir in the lemon juice. Whip the cream until it stands in soft peaks then fold in the blackberry purée. Spoon into 6 individual serving dishes. and chill for a few hours before serving.

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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 DUNDRUM

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 RELATIONSHIPS

Finding Time for Romance Finding time for romance often proves to be difficult if not impossible for most people these days. Hectic work schedules, household chores, taking care of your children’s endless demands usually leave you exhausted at the end of a long week. When you are juggling a busy lifestyle and a relationship, finding time to keep the candles (never mind the fires) of romance burning can be a huge struggle. But it doesn’t have to be. If you’re trying to regain some time for the love that you have, following these simple steps below should make your struggle to regain romance a whole lot easier. If your relationship is a priority to you, then you should be giving it all the attention it needs. = Create your own simple rituals that show you care for each other, such as leaving notes, a phone call or emailing each day. = Listen without giving advice, taking responsibility, or trying to "fix" things. Let your mate enjoy the luxury of knowing that you are really listening, only giving feedback when asked. = Talk to each other about what's going on in your lives besides the day-to-day running of the household or office talk. = Turn off the TV for 15 minutes every night to talk and check in with each other. = Instead of the standard, "How was your day?" exchange, pick at least one good thing about your day and share it with each other. = Date at unusual times - make breakfast dates and brunch dates or meet each other for drinks after work. You can keep the dates short. = Hire help - Hire a babysitter or someone to cut the lawn and use the time to do things together.

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by David Kavanagh, Avalon = Give each other a kiss when coming and going. Give plenty of hugs and try to laugh together. = Plan a regular "date" night once a week and stick to it = Make a “love list”-write out ten things you would like your partner to do for you each month, neck massages, foot rubs etc, (small things that don’t take a huge amount of time) and commit to doing at least two a week. It is very easy to drift apart from each other. You need to validate each other’s experiences and make time for your partner, however difficult this is. Make lists of what you have to do during the week, see what can be deferred or delegated and use this time as quality time with each other.

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ABOUT GAMES

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ABOUT CHILDREN - DIFFICULT EATERS

Eat Your Greens! by www.mychild.ie

Healthy eating for children is one of the most important parenting topics, but what do you do if your child is a fussy or difficult eater? Mum, Hollie Smith shares her top tips from her book, ‘Dealing with Difficult Eaters: Stop mealtimes becoming a battleground with fussy children’, co-written with Dr. Sandi Mann and Sally Child.

1. Be Cool Easier said than done, admittedly, but it’s true that attitude is everything when it comes to feeding children. Never let them see that their food issues are upsetting you – in some cases it will simply make things worse.

2. Be Resilent Whether you’re trying to expand the limited food horizons of a fussy eater, or overhaul the habits of a child with a weight problem, you’ll need to be consistent, firm and resolute.

3. Be A Foodie Get them in the kitchen, cooking their own food, and in the garden, growing it. Take them shopping, let them choose, allow them to prepare meals and snacks. Experiment, try something different every so often.

4. Be A Good Eater Yourself Sit at the table with them, eat your greens, keep your treat intake limited. You are the foremost influence on your children, in eating and everything else.

7. Be Well Informed Do your homework so you know what the basics of nutrition are – that way, you’ll know off the top of your head what healthy alternatives you can offer a child who is asking for junk food. There are many different foods out there… it’s just a matter of discovering them all.

8. Be United Get everyone else involved on your side. There’s not much point in dealing with a difficult eater one way, if someone else is dealing with it a different way.

9. Be Reasonable Maybe your little difficult eater just doesn’t like certain foods, or maybe they have a perfectly understandable preference for white bread. Why not? A child should never be made to eat anything.

10. Be Moderate Don’t fret or obsess about food – apart from driving yourself insane, you may have the opposite effect to the one you were hoping for. What our kids eat is, and should be, something to care about and be concerned about. It’s all about balance. You can get your hands on a copy of Hollie's book at www.amazon.com.

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5. Be Careful Don’t offer food as a bribe or reward, however desperate you get, and keep praise low-key. Be sure not to ‘label’ them – you may well have a difficult eater on your hands, but don’t call them one to their face.

6. Be Sensitive Watch out for the difficult eater with an underlying emotional need, and always treat the issue with care and understanding. 18 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

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ABOUT GARDENING

Round the Garden in September September brings a definite shift in the feel of the garden.The colour palette changes to a ‘dryer' one with golden yellows, deep oranges, and glowing reds. A few plants suddenly shout for attention coming to the fore for the first time, but more start to prepare themselves for the colder times ahead. Ornamental grasses lead the way, with many ‘flowering' over the coming weeks.Of the perennials, of particular interest are Heuchera, Agapanthus, and Helenium (sunflower). All offer flower in the early September garden, with the sunflower providing the additional benefits of excellent height and structure and wonderful seed-heads. Elsewhere, interest is provided by fruiting plants. A September star plant is Callicarpa bodinieri ‘Profusion'. It's an unusual shrub grown for the

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rich magenta colour of its plentiful berries which, whilst it does little of interest for a good part of the year, screams and shouts just when the garden needs a burst of something new. Finally, the garden centres will start to stock spring bulbs at this time of year, and it really pays to buy these now while they are fresh.Too many people seem to put off buying their bulbs until later in the season, but think about buying them now and take advantage of the better (and fresher) selections available.

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Local Courses & Classes Ok, you know how every year you promise yourself that you are going to take up a sport, hobby, learn something new or just get out of the house one evening per week? Well, there is no excuse this Autumn not to do so. There are plenty of inexpensive local courses and classes taking place throughout the coming weeks. So read on and get involved! Churchtown School of Music The Churchtown School of Music was established in 2005, in dedicated premises at Churchtown Park House. Last year we sent three students off to third level music colleges to start their graduate studies and this year we have another three going the same route. This year we are encouraging all those adults who have time on their hands to join us in the mornings to finish what they started all those years ago. Or simply just start from the beginning! We are also running Music Appreciation and Learn to Read Music classes. We also have Pre-Instrumental classes for ages 4,5 and 6. This is a 2 year course following on from Monkey Music. These classes bridge that gap between Monkey Music and choosing an instrument. After that we offer Intro to Guitar or Intro to Singing. These are group classes giving the children a taste of the discipline of learning an instrument in a comfortable setting. 22 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

Churchtown School of Music NOW ENROLLING FOR SEPT '09 TUITION IN ALL INSTRUMENTS AND VOICE

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Local Courses & Classes Anne Sexton - Pilates Classes Pilates will dramatically change how your body looks and feels. You will feel strong yet flexible. Balanced and toned, without the bulk associated with weight training. In pilates we concentrate on lengthening and strengthening the muscles improving elasticity and joint mobility. The focus is on creating balance between all the muscle groups every muscle group in the body is worked from our feet up. The whole body is evenly worked creating a strong yet flexible body helping us perform our daily activities and sport without injury. I run a range of classes in a number of venues, catering for the beginner, continuation, advanced and over 50’s (morning and evening classes). My classes in St Johns GAA club in Ballinteer and The Quaker Meeting House in Churchtown have being running for years and have built up a very loyal following. Call me on 087 269 8375 / 01 201 2994 for our September Classes

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Trinity College and the National College of Art and Design. She is a full-time artist and divides her time between her Dublin studio, the family home in West Cork, and summer workshops in Crete. Caroline gives regular courses on watercolour art, for beginners upwards, both in her private Churchtown studio. Class sizes are small, with a maximum number of 7 students per class. Classes are available in the mornings 10 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 12 and Afternoons 2 4. Next term commences September. Telephone Caroline on 086 823 6016 24 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

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Local Courses & Classes Encore! School of Performing Arts Encore! was established in 1998 in Knocklyon and since then has grown to service four centres. The two principals of the Encore! School are Caoimhe Brennan and Emer O’Neill both Secondary School and Primary School teachers respectively. They have developed a formula of work and play: the “Rainbow System” TM which allows the pupils of the school explore their creative talents at class while also taking part in a full scale theatrical production every year. The emphasis on participation of every individual in each class has resulted in a learning environment which promotes the growth of self confidence and allows the students develop their talents We have classes in the four centres: Knocklyon, Taney Parish Centre, Sandyford Community Centre and The Mill Theatre itself. Now enrolling for September 2009. Tel: Emer 087-908 5677 or Caoimhe 087-908 5913 or see www.encorekids.ie

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Balllinteer Community School Ballinteer Community School offers evening courses for Adults. Courses cater for personal and social development, leisure and recreation. The school makes every effort to meet the needs of adults in the community. Adult Education courses were established in Ballinteer Community School over twenty years ago. The school has ultra modern facilities which Management put at the disposal of the Adult Education team. There is a new sports hall and a fully equipped computer room with state of art facilities. Our Adult Education tutors have a vast range of experience and have a passionate enthusiasm for their subjects. They believe that the special contribution older people can make to their communities can be greatly enhanced by suitable courses in Adult Education. Mariana Clifford is our Director of Adult Education and she is assisted by Denis O'Connor. www.aboutmagazines.ie


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Adult Education Courses Autumn 2009 Monday Night Monday COURSE Spanish Level 1 Spanish Level 2 Golf Level 2 –practice at Spawell Driving Range Golf Level 1 – practice at Spawell Driving Range Y oga Beginners Yoga Y oga Improvers Yoga Fit4life Computers for Beginners French for your Holidays

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Local Courses & Classes Danú Yoga The word Yoga, meaning union, is about bringing balance to the whole self. Whether you are looking for deep relaxation, stress reduction or spiritual transformation, then Yoga has something to offer you. It is simple to learn, easy to practice and a tool that you can use throughout your lifetime. Yoga treats the person as a whole using postures, breathing, relaxation and meditation. Classes in the Danú Yoga Centre are structured around the Chakras. These are energy centres within the body which contain memories of all that the body has been through, not just on a physical level but emotionally and spiritually. A regular student, Ciara, who attends Danú Yoga Centre has said “Since starting Yoga I find my body and mind are more relaxed. My energy levels are higher. I feel more in touch with my body. Yoga has definitely contributed to my emotional well being.”

Sing with Cathy! Cathy Vard is a member of the well known female singing group the Vard Sisters and is a native of Dundrum. Cathy and her sisters Lisa and Wendy were discovered singing at a wedding by a Sony representative in 1997 and were immediately signed. They went on to release “Heavenly” which was to become one of the best selling Irish albums achieving quadruple platinum status. Cathy is passionate about singing and with her vast experience she has now set up her own singing classes and is teaching girls from the age of eight to adults. Her method is based on her own insights as a singer. I teach my pupils to sing with freedom in a relaxed and fun way I also work on building confidence and performance techniques. Classes are in groups of six max. per class and based in the Ballinteer area. For more information or to enrol please contact Cathy on 01 298 8198 or 086 8961087. 28 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

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For more information contact Sarajane Bloomer on Phone 01 2959619 Mobile 087 9256400 Email sarajane@wonderlandtheatre.com

Cathy Vard is a member of the well known female singing group the Vard Sisters. She has over 25 years experience as a professional singer and a recording artist. Coupled with her knowledge and passion for music Cathy has developed her own special teaching method which introduces her students to singing in a fun and relaxed way WKLVVSHFLDOWHFKQLTXHZLOOEXLOGLQQHUFRQĂ&#x20AC;GHQFHZKLOHVWUHQJWKHQLQJDQG developing their vocal abilities.

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Dundrum Diary sponsored by Tuesday 29th of September ‘Personal Style Night’ with Janice Coyne in Giddy Studios I shall be hosting a personal style night in the Giddy Studios (above the shops) on Grange Road at Marley Park. Find out more about Body shape, Clothing personality, Colour, Capsule wardrobe and using accessories to change outfits. Starts 7.30pm with a glass of wine and finish around 9.30 pm with tea/ coffee. The cost is €20 per person. Text 086 806 7702 or e-mail janicecoyne@gmail.com. Places limited.

Dundrum Methodist Church Farmer’s Market & Family Fun Day Saturday 19th September (12 noon to 4.30pm) Christian Aid’s newest fundraising event offers something fun for every member of the family. Come out for the afternoon and enjoy a farmer’s market, track & field games, music, face painting, a bouncy castle, BBQ, refreshments and bands. We’re even hosting a baking competition, in which a panel of judges will award prizes! Entrance is FREE and proceeds from individual attractions will benefit Christian Aid Ireland’s charitable work with our partners around the world. For more information or to purchase an advertisement in the event programme, contact: Beth Dinsmore, Christian Aid, Dublin Office, dublin@christian-aid.org

Dundrum Flower Club We are starting our Autumn Flower Arranging Programme on Tuesday 8th Sept at 7.45 p.m.in Gort Muire , Ballinteer Rd. This year our first demonstration is Christine Hughes showing her ideas of 'Autumn Glory'. The club meets the second 34 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

Tuesday every month and welcomes new members. Plenty of parking.

The Marlay ICA Guild The ladies of Marlay Guild ICA have a wonderful programme of talks, outings and events to look forward to in 2009-2010. Members will have talks on fashion, health issues, history and culture as well as the opportunity to engage in a range of classes (textiles,calligraphy,gardening,yoga etc). We will also have outings to places of cultural and historical interest as well as shopping and fine dining! We meet at 8pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month in Marlay Grange Parish Centre. The first meeting for 2009/2010 will be on 10th September at 8pm. New members are always welcome.Please contact us on 087 953 2352.

Local Social Group Ballinteer based social group for unattached adults is looking for new members. Activities include live music; dining out; cinema, bowling, weekends away. Tel Deirdre on 86 369 8931 or Steve on 086 887 3644

Ballinteer Active Retirement Group We meet each Wednesday in Ballinteer St. John's GAA Pavilion from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. We organise talks, activities and outings. Full programme of events throughout the year. New members, aged 55+, are very welcome. Just come along to meet us.

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12.30 pm. We organise talks, activities and outings. Full programme of events throughout the year. New members, aged 55+, are very welcome. Just come along to meet us.

Dundrum Library Tel: 298 5000 With the return to school, the many regular activites start up again in September. If you want any further details on these events just call. Club Cupla Focal - Every Monday between 10 am. All are welcome. Webwise/Basic internet training Monday's 11am - 1pm. Booking essential. Parent and Toddler group - Every Friday between 10.30 - 12 pm. Book Club - 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6.45 pm. Writer's Group - Alternate Wednesdays at 10 am. Scrabble Club - Alternate Fridays at 2 pm. Story time for 3 - 6 year olds.

Ballinteer Male Voice Choir Fresh from their recent successes at the International Choral Festival in France and their recent concert in Rathfarnham Castle, the Ballinteer Male Voice Choire are getting ready for their appearance in the Nataional Concert Hall on 12th September. If you fancy going along or joining them for a fun evening at their Quiz Night, then call Joe O’Rourke on 087 915 3083 or see www.bmvc.ie. New members are welcome!

AIRFIELD EVENTS Airfield, Upper Kilmacud Road, Dundrum, Dublin 14. Tickets: (01) 2984301/ booking@airfield.ie www.airfield.ie

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CHILDREN AT AIRFIELD Hallowe’en Childrens’ Camps 26th -30th October (5 day camp) €120 10am-2pm daily (8-11 yrs)

Art Making (5-7 yrs) Saturday 20th June at 2.30pm

Scarecrow Day Sunday 1st November 12-4pm Adults €6, Children €3 Help to create Ireland’s biggest scarecrow installation at our annual Hallow’en celebration- an unmissable day of fun and spookiness. Come along to dress a scarecrow - bring clothes, hats, accessories and your imagination to make your scarecrow unique.

Hallowe’en Young Artists’ Club Saturdays 10am-12.30 October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th €20 per session / all four sessions €70 (11-14 yrs)

The Farm Green Wellies, Airfields’ Young Farmer’s Club Saturday Mornings 10am-12 noon September 12th, October 10th, November 14th €15 per session (11-14yrs) Working with Farmer Eamon gathering and storing the winter feeds and preparing housing for our animals for the winter months. This is also the time of year that we plant winter crops. Wellies and raingear are a must!

Meet the Animals September 12th, October 10th, November 14th @ 2.30pm

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Dundrum Diary sponsored by The Mill Theatre Tel: 296 9340

Family Sundays Family Sundays in the Autumn take place each week between 12.30pm & 3pm

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The Last Waltz 5th September 8pm €20/€18

September – Into the Wild 6th: 13th: 20th:

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Create a creature from the wild using natural materials Sowing barley with Airfield’s farmer Foraging for food from the wild. Guided trails at 12.30 and 2pm. Help to gather seeds from Airfield’s wildflower meadow.

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Haycock making demonstration & feeding the animals with Airfield’s farmer Conkers bonkers: String up your conkers and get ready to go bonkers. Help to plant wild garlic to keep vampires away as Hallowe’en approaches. Create a miniature ghost to decorate the Airfield estate and one to take home.

Pat Fallon Rabbits Hats and Big Boxes 6th September 8pm €18/€15

The Pre Madonnas 10th September 8pm €22/€20

The Poor Mouth 11th September 12th September 8pm €18/€15

Waiting for IKEA 16th September - 19th September 8pm €17/€15

International Puppet Festival Ireland Luca Ronga (Italy) Pulcinella 19th September 11am €12/€10

International Puppet Festival Karromato (Czech Republic) Wooden Circus 19th September 3.30pm €14/€12

International Puppet Festival Viktor Antonov (Russia) - Circus on Strings

Young Artists

20th September 11am €12/€10

Saturdays 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th November 10am – 12.30pm €20 per session / all four sessions €70 (11- 14 yrs)

International Puppet Festival Pelele Marionettes (France) Don Christobal 20th September 3.30pm €14/€12

Psycho Spaghetti

The Mill Gallery : 296 9340 ‘Still Waiting For Godot’ by Agnes Pielach and Mike Morys 29th August to 1st October 2009

23rd September 11am and 2pm €10

Alan Shatter 25 Years in Politics ( A Celebration) 24th September 8pm €50

A Tribute to Dolly Parton

Pop and Other Palindromes by Bonnie Jean Lawless 3rd October- 5th November 2009

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ABOUT LIFE COACHING

Mums – Are You Looking to Return to Work? Are you a Mum who is thinking of returning to work? Have you taken a brief Maternity leave or have you been a ‘stay at home’ Mum for several years? For some Mums the mere thought of re-entering the work place can be a daunting experience, no matter how short the period of absence. The thought of having to prepare for interviews can bring back dreaded memories similar to that of sitting the Leaving Certificate - the stuff of nightmares! In order to prepare for the inevitable here are some questions you might want to ask yourself - in no particular order: Are you planning on returning to the same employer? Do you want to work in the same profession? Do you need to upgrade your skills? Are you worried about the gap in your CV? Have you been putting off deciding when to return to work for ages? Are you lacking in confidence or has your selfesteem hit rock bottom? Are you dreading the day you willË have to go for an interview? Do you feel you need to prepare for this but you don’t know where to start?

by Ita Breagy, Alive & Kicking If you are finding this difficult and feel you would like some assistance then perhaps taking part in one of our workshops might justr be the thing for you. If you would prefer to work singularly then we can set up some 1-2-1 appointments. At Alive and Kicking Life and Business Coaching we run regular One Day Trainings on topics such as: "Personal Developement", "How to Overcome Fear of Flying", and "Learn how to Reduce Stress". Based in Main Street, Dundrum, we limit the numbers to a maximum of twelve people. On Saturday 5th September the Training is specifically geared to preparing Mums for their Return to Work. For further information, please contact Ita on 087 277 5242 Email: ita@aliveandkicking.ie or see www.aliveandkicking.ie

Life and Business Coaching

Building your confidence is crucial before even considering applying for a job. You want to be able to put you best foot forward and let your future employer see that you are more than capable of juggling bringing up a family with holding down a career regardless of whether you are working full or part-time. Remember you only get one chance to make a first impression.

Are you stuck in a rut?

Preparation is the key. You know the old adage ‘If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’. Here are some tips on how to get started. Firstly take some time out to decide what exactly it is you want to do. Once you have decided that you can work on the rest. Set out a plan of action. Make a list of all the things that will be necessary to put in place in order for you to go back to work.

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September Computer Tip In the world of the internet, new language arrives all the time and in a matter of weeks you don't have a clue what people are talking about. Terms such as RSS, blogs, twitter, podcasting and phishing may not be everyday conversation ‘down the pub' but you'll hear it in the news, and see it on websites. Whilst a general internet search will show up text trying its best to describe these technologies, www.commoncraft.com does an excellent job of explaining all this with short cartoon-like videos. The site does also include a couple of videos on less obvious subjects like the benefits of using energy saving lightbulbs and electing a US president. There are only a small selection of videos at the moment (they are a husband and wife small company), but the site is well worth bookmarking as more are sure to be published over time.

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ABOUT STYLE

Personal Style De-Mystified I was reflecting over the summer on what the recurring questions and issues were that I help clients with during the wardrobe de-cluttering and personal shopping times we have. Often it’s the personal style issue that concerns us most with the following questions coming up regularly: =Do I have a personal style and what is it? =How do I identify it? =How can I be age appropriate now that I’ve had that significant birthday? =I used to know what suited me but feel that I’ve lost my way somehow. It is easy to become confused between fashion and style, however personal style is not about following fashion – it’s about understanding what works for you, your body shape, your lifestyle, and how to express yourself effortlessly and comfortably by wearing your clothes confidently.

by Janice Coyne, Style Consultant Helena, in the Giddy Studios (above the shops) on Grange Road at Marley Park. We will consider the above questions and look at the importance of: body shape, clothing personality, colour, capsule wardrobe and using accessories to change outfits. The evening will begin at 7.30pm with a glass of wine and finish around 9.30 pm with tea/ coffee. The cost is €20 per person. If you are interested in attending please let me know by text (0868067702) or e-mail (janicecoyne@gmail.com) as places are limited. This should be a fun night ladies – let’s de-mystify the style issue once and for all!

We are surrounded by images of stick-thin models wearing clothes that wouldn’t suit the lifestyle of most of the women who look at them. Finding out how to sift through the new season’s fashion to find the pieces that suit and fit you can be a daunting task for even the most dedicated shopper and I know that for many of us that is just too much like hard work: we don’t know where to begin or what to look for. When you understand what your personal style is the hunt for the correct items becomes easier. Understanding what trends in the current fashion won’t suit you and interpreting the parts that will leaves you free to be selective and confident. On Tuesday the 29th of September I shall be hosting a personal style night, courtesy of 42 | ABOUT DUNDRUM

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Tarot-Scopes

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ARIES

LIBRA

Aries signs are blessed with the luck of the Irish at this time. Love and finances are due an extreme overhaul. You may well have more equity to play with than you previously thought. Unattached? Love arrives into your life, this time to stay. Archangel Michael is your special protector.

Stubbornness is your byword these days. This is not the way to go now. Cards advise that you exercise forgiveness, especially when it come to the love of your life. Petty trivia can irritate so much, but you are the bigger person. Cards advise that you ignore trivia and focus on opportunity coming your way.

TAURUS Oh yes you do have choices to make regarding love. All you need to know at this time is that soul mates know each other so well that your inner self can be trusted implicitly. You need to be more assertive and take back the control and power over your own life. Cards denote much harmony and happiness for you Taurus.

GEMINI An older man enters your life for a reason. Try not to be so stubborn and go with the flow. There is much learning to be done so you can glean all the good things that the universe wishes to bestow upon you. Taking care of the needs of an outsider is an act of unselfish charity.

CANCER As you notice sequences of numbers, you also notice significant correlations to the patterns of your day. Your luck has changed dramatically over the last few weeks. Karma is playing a huge role in everything that you do, act upon or even neglect. What goes around, comes around, so its up to you to make it a good one.

LEO A time to reap the rewards of all the effort you put into recent months of life and indeed, business. A flush of pentacles indicates a good financial spell is wending its way to you now. Cards advise that you try not to dwell on the past, rather to embrace a new and wonderfully exciting future.

VIRGO Talking to the financial adviser is far more beneficial to your cause than hoping all will go well without intervention. No one can deny that you have had your back against the wall regarding cash. This in turn may have an adverse affect on the love area.. Take heart, this is only the beginning of the rest of your life.

SCORPIO Your creative side is not to be discarded lightly. There is a book in you and you have a lot to say. We the people want to hear it. You must face your challenges head on and not bury your head in the sand. You too can be the willing victim or the victor of karma. Its entirely up to you what comes back to you.

SAGITTARIUS Have a little patience as your time of harvest is near. We are all entitled to a love life and a reasonable standard of living, but your rewards are special this year. You celebrate life with an abundance of thanksgiving and hope for the future. A wonderful sense of cosiness and warmth envelopes your very being.

CAPRICORN Going back to the beginning is the key to going forward, so whether itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a case of re-tracing your steps all the way back to your childhood or maybe even considering a few sessions of past life regression. This at the very least will go a long way towards showing you who you always were and are today.

AQUARIUS News involving twins has a special and rewarding meaning for you at this time. You are in your personal autumn and as such are in your element at this time. Quality time never came out of anyoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wallet. A walk in the crisp air among abundant greenery, or by the sea to refresh your senses.

PISCES The significance of a dog entering the family circle is so ominously lucky for you. A cash break is well overdue to you. Good luck with this. Time spent with children is so heart warming. They will never forget precious quality time you thoughtfully create. Love is a winner for you at this time.

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ABOUT ACUPUNCTURE

Do You Need a Holistic body Workout? by Gisela Silva, Dundrum Acupuncture

Hollistic Bodywork is a unique form of professional massage treatment. It creates an overall feeling of relaxation, well being and clarity by alleviating any form of stress and tension held in the body and mind. The treatment uses deep tissue massage, acupressure, stretching techniques, reflexology, indian head massage and healing work helping to bring the body back into its natural state of being and health.

of touch has miraculous effects, from the very young to the very old, from the hard working mum to the busy executive. A holistic bodywork has the power to relax, heal and release tension and is time you devote totally to yourself. Gisela Silva trained in The Academy of Natural

What are the benefits? =Relieves stress- 90% of disease is stress related =Assist with shorter and easier labours for expectant mothers =Increases energy levels =Helps alleviate anxiety and depression; promotes a healthy mind =Strengthens the immune system =Promotes excellent quality sleep =Improves circulation =Promotes flexibility and freedom of movement =Improves posture/ body alignment The power

Health, London, and has over 10 years experience. She holds and M.T.I and I.T.E.C diploma in massage and also certificates in pregnancy massage, lymphatic drainage, acupressure including the treatment of lower back and hip problems. A one hour treatment is â&#x201A;Ź 75. There is a 20% discount for About magazine readers until 31st October 2009! Call 085 801 9865 for an appointment in Dundrum or the city centre.

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Index - Where it’s at! Accountant Aidan Barrett ........................................................17 Leonard & Company..............................................8 Activities for Children/Teens Ballinteer Community School ...............................27 Churchtown School of Music ...............................22 Coláiste Naoimh Eoin (HalloweenCamp) ..............25 Encore (Drama classes for children) ......................26 French College (Halloween Classes)......................25 Monkey Music......................................................23 Wonderland Workshops (drama) ..........................29 Art Classes (adults) Levis Art ...............................................................24 Blinds & Curtains Ballinteer Blinds ....................................................30 Builders Attic Fanatic (attic conversions) ............................15 Mission Construction............................................41 Noonan Construction ...........................................13 Catering O’Brien’s Home Catering ......................................11 Cleaning Chem Dry (Carpets/Upholstery) ...........................15 Oven Blitz (Oven Cleaning) ..................................10 Pristine.ie (House Cleaning)..................................32 Computers/IT Solutions IT Handyman - Aaron Brady .................................17 Laser Computer Sales ...........................................39 MicroPro Computers (Sales & Service) .................39 Paula Flanagan (One -To-OneTraining) .................39 Counselling/Hypnotherapy Ian Epstein............................................................37 Crèche & Montessori & Playschool Care Well Montessori............................................19 Tiny Tots Playschool .............................................19 Double Glazing/Glass Churchtown Glass ................................................31 Malplas Windows & Doors ...................................33 Driveways/Paving/Patios CityWide Paving ...................................................45 Education DLRC Enterprise Board - Autumn Couses..............24 DLRCC - Halloween Bonfires.................................37 Parenting Courses ................................................19 Electrician Churchtown Electrical...........................................41 Oliver Brady .........................................................21 Estate Agent Philip Thompson ..................................................48 Flooring Oaktree ................................................................17 Funerals Peter Massey - Sandyford .......................................9 Gardens Greenland Garden Services...................................41 Greenshoots Landscape Services...........................20 Ideal Garden Solutions .........................................21 4Gardensales - Tools/Repairs ................................21 Graphic Designer Colm Geoghegan .................................................45 Hair & Beauty Herman’s Hairdressers ..........................................30 Total Hair Care .......................................................5 A BOUT D UNDRUM

Handyman Services Dundrum Handyman (all trades) ..........................47 Health & Fitness Dundrum Acupuncture.........................................44 Jivamukti Yoga - Sibylle Dallmann ........................17 Pilates - Anne Sexton............................................23 Pilates - with Amelia .............................................46 Jewellers Fitzgibbon Jewellers................................................3 Life Coaching/Training Alive & Kicking .....................................................38 Lighting (Indoor & Outdoor) Fantasy Lights.......................................................21 Memorials/Headstones McCluskey Memorials.............................................9 Nursing Home The Marlay ...........................................................17 Painter/Decorator Dave Verdon...........................................................7 Plumbing Brian McGarry ......................................................30 Pre-Marriage Courses Avalon ..................................................................14 Recruitment Reed Recruitment - Temps....................................41 Restaurants Harvey Nichols .....................................................11 Solicitors Dillon Solicitors ....................................................12 Joe Clancy Solicitors ..............................................9 Trevor Dunne Solicitors ..........................................9 Style Consultant/Personal Shopper Janice Coyne ........................................................42 Tiling Weber Tiling .........................................................15 Voice Coaching Timara Galassi ......................................................13 Cathy Vard (singing) ............................................29 Wine Merchants Mitchell & Son (Grange Rd) ...................................2

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The Dundrum Handyman offers an experienced handyman ser vice throughout Dundrum, Ball inte er, a nd surrounding areas. The business was founde d on the principle s of de dication to cl ient needs, persona l and friendly se rvice , attention to detail, providing solutions that match the clie ntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nee ds and the ide a that no job is too s m a ll . The business was established by Michael Meredith following a recent move to Laurel Road. Michael has over 30 years experience working on domestic and commercial construction projects. He has undertaken a wide variety of jobs for home and office owners around Dundrum and further afield ranging from general Painting and Decorating; customized Carpentry Solutions i.e. built-in shelving and storage; Assembling Flat Pack Furniture (i.e. IKEA), changing taps and sinks; Roof Repairs and Garden Maintenance. In addition to these small jobs the Dundrum Handyman has also completed a range of more substantial projects including Attic Insulation; laying Wooden Floors; replacing and repairing Garden Sheds and Fences; laying Patios and Decking and completing emergency repairs.

The Dundrum Handymanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s skills and services are also used by landlords who need a reliable key-holder to maintain their properties. Recently Michael has undertaken a number of projects upgrading rental accommodation and office spaces. Michael uses his extensive contacts with suppliers and various building trades (Hardware suppliers, Joinery workshops, Plasters, Tillers etc.) to provide very competitive quotations that get the job done quickly, efficiently and with the least amount of disruption to your home and life. You can check out examples of his work and read feedback from customers on www.thedundrumhandyman.ie The Dundrum Handyman is available to undertake all types of household and office jobs and no job is too small!

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