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ILLEGAL dumpers are poking their finger in the eye of communities all over the country. They are the words of Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment Richard Bruton. The Minister was speaking at an announcement in Darndale that €3 million in funding will be provided to the Anti-Dumping Initiative programme to support communities around the country to tackle illegal dumping.

Minister Bruton said: “We can only stamp it (illegal dumping) out if we work together. “This money will step up the chances of catching the offenders and will provide help to those who want to do the right thing. “Innovation, surveillance using drones, special collections for awkward items like mattresses, spreading awareness among young people and recognising the work of volunteers can all play a role.” continued on page 2



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“We need a serious all encompassing response to the problem of illegal dumping. Dublin City Council, gardai, the local community and the minister’s own department have a role to play”. Cllr O’Toole added: “I would like to invite the minister to meet with local representatives and community members to further discuss possible solutions to this very serious issue.” Funding to the AntiDumping Initiative programme is increasing to €3 million this year, a 50 percent increase on last year. This is in addition to the €7.4 million annual enforcement grant, which supports the recruitment and retention of 150 local authority waste enforcement personnel across the country.

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A NORTHSIDE boy was buzzing last week after being named as the County Dubliner winner of a national spelling competition. In the 2019 Eason Spelling Bee competition, Jamie Caldwell, a sixth class pupil at Scoil Cholmcille, Donaghmede, came out on top in Dublin. Jamie won after facing stiff competition from 72 fellow spelling enthusiasts and will go on to compete in the Leinster Provincial Spelling Bee event in May. Jamie is an avid reader and enjoys reading the Alex Rider series. Eason Spelling Bee is the very definition of fun for school kids, encouraging them to read more, expand their vocabulary and fall in love with literacy.

Brendan Corbett, Group Head of Marketing at Eason, said: “We’re now in the ninth year of the Eason Spelling Bee and we’re incredibly proud to see it going from strength to strength annually. “Each year, the children involved continue to impress us with their level of spelling skill and it’s wonderful to see schools across the country continuing to support this competition.” Along with the prestigious title of Eason Spelling Bee 2019 Champion, the winning speller in the national competition will also take home a collection of books for their school library worth €7,500 as well as a personal collection of books worth €500. This year, 900 schools

around Ireland will take part in the nationwide contest. Eason is partnering with Today FM for a fourth year and, in early summer, presenter

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IN OUR experience, there needs to be choice in housing to allow older people to age in place. This is why we are calling for a ‘spectrum of housing’ that not only takes into consideration the needs of older people from a health, community and social inclusion perspective, but also shows an awareness of the need for different

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There needs to be choice in housing for older people. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK We believe that further planning needs to take place to ensure that this housing is located in areas of high demand, close to people’s current homes. This will ensure that people are not displaced from their communities and forced to move away from their families and social networks. National planning policy should make sites available for local authorities and Approved Housing Bodies to provide more social housing with supports for older people, and for private developers to provide affordable housing. This

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Fundraiser held in memory of Baby JJ A NORTHSIDE sports club recently hosted a very special fundraising

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On March 15 the Swords Boxing Club community held a charity coffee morning in memory of Baby JJ Harford who died suddenly on February 17. The coffee morning which raised in excess of €2,500 was organised by JJ’s parents Grainne and Joey Harford along with his sisters Amber and Ava, and was attended by family, friends and the club’s members. The nominated charity on the morning was FirstLight, formerly

known as Irish Sudden Infant Death Association (ISIDA), which was founded in 1977. FirstLight provides crisis intervention and free professional counselling services throughout Ireland to bereaved parents and family members who have suddenly lost a child up to 18 years. Speaking about the coffee morning and their son, Baby JJ, Grainne, who lives in Swords, said: “Thank you to

all involved in both organising the coffee morning and all that came along to support it. “Our lives have changed dramatically since losing our baby son to cot death at just 10 weeks. He was such a healthy and happy baby that it's hard to understand why this happened. “Everyone who met JJ fell in love with him and we are devastated he is gone and miss our baby boy so much but he will never be forgotten. Our

Baby JJ Harford pictured with his two sisters Amber and Ava. JJ died at just 10-weeks-old. family will always talk about him and keep his memory alive. “He was so special to us all and the happiness he brought was incredible. My heart would just burst every time he smiled. I

tom.brabazon@dublincity.ie 086 8092944 NOTARY PUBLIC Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of FirstLight (right) receives the cheque from the Harford family at Swords Boxing Club.

loved every second being with him.” Grainne said it’s heartbreaking for any family to lose a child. “A part of you dies with them, there is an emptiness that cannot be ever filled,” she added. “Only other families in our same position really understand this and we hope they also can get the support and counselling they need provided by FirstLight.” Fionnuala Sheehan, chief executive of FirstLight, said: “We would like to sincerely thank the entire Harford family and Swords Boxing Club community for their overwhelming generosity. “These vital donations will greatly help FirstLight in continuing to support suddenly bereaved families nationwide.” FirstLight operates a 24/7 emergency helpline 1850 391 391. For more information, visit www. firstlight.ie 




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Mural’s mental health message A NEW mural that highlights the importance of mental health and aims to end the stigma around it was unveiled on the Northside last week. The mural, which was created by local students from Manor House School in conjunction with Iarnród Éireann, was unveiled at Kilbarrack DART Station. Kilbarrack native and Manor House pupil, Aoife Bullock, devised the idea to help brighten up the station and spread the message of positive mental health, which is also central to Iarnród Éireann’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy. This is not the first mural to be placed at the station, which has a tradition of artwork being created by local groups and people. Speaking at the unveiling, Aoife said: “As students we wanted to spread a message that it is ok not to feel ok and

that we should not be afraid to talk about our mental health. “We wanted to play an active role in our community and to make a difference.” The mural contains positive messages and also the Samaritans’ contact number. Iarnród Éíreann’s corporate social responsibility strategy focuses heavily on mental health causes. The company is the chief sponsor of the Cycle Against Suicide, is a distribution partner for Green Ribbon in the month of May and also works closely with the Samaritans. It is planned that more murals will be put in the station in the future by Iarnród Éireann in conjunction with local community partners. Kilbarrack Station Manager John Donegan said: “The murals we have here have always helped brighten up the station and we are delighted to see another addition, particularly

Pictured at the unveiling of the new mural at Kilbarrack Train Station were Aoife Bullock, Kilbarrack Station Manager John Donegan, Mya O’Hara, teacher Warren Montgomery and Jennifer Boland. PHOTO: LORRAINE O’SULLIVAN/SHARPPIX one with such an important message.” Other murals located



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height-adjustable washhand basin, adequate space for person with a disability and up to two assistants (12 metres squared), centrally located toilet with space both sides for assistants, privacy screen, wide paper roll and large waste disposal bin.’ Cllr O’Farrell said: “St Anne's Park is very near the Central Remedial Clinic (CRC) and the Irish Wheelchair Association (IWA headquarters and patrons who use St Anne's Park extensively will be able to do so in a more comfortable fashion. “Both projects are at design stage currently. The St Anne's Park facility will be built near the children's playground adjacent to the 'boules' surface and the Fairview Park Tearooms facility will be built near Edge's Corner on the site of the current Dublin City Council Parks depot.” In May 2018 Irish

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Local park boost A NORTHSIDE senator has welcomed the development of designs to install tearooms and an attached garden to Fairview Park. Senator Catherine Noone (FG), a candidate in the next general election in Dublin Bay North (FG), said: “The announcement of designs for the tearooms is a welcome one, adding a valuable amenity to the park for locals and visitors, while adding to employment in the area. “The proposed plans will see the old public restrooms restored and transformed into a place that will serve the whole community. “Situated at the edge of the park, it will allow easy access for locals, cyclists and walkers alike.”

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tickets to buy myself a slot in a show in Dublin. “I’m just not going to be doing that anymore. I’ve done my time doing that. It’s just not worth it.” Harvey lost to Diaz despite an impressive opening two rounds. She hit the canvas in the third - for the first time in her pro career. She was eventually stopped in the fifth after the referee ended the fight. Despite the loss, Harvey remains eager to fight and said she returned to Ireland with a healthy outlook with the support of her son. “I came back in great form,” she said. “As long as my frame of

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Dublin Lord Mayor Cllr Nial Ring with acting principal Laura Wickham and pupils Jordan Martinez, Violet Fitzpatrick, Sophia Hennessy, Katie Donovan, Mia Nolan and Cuileann Monaghan at St Brigid’s Girls’ National School, Killester. PHOTOS: DARREN KINSELLA

Mayor raises flags at local school HARD work undertaken by pupils and staff at a Northside school yielded dividends recently when Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Nial Ring paid them a visit. The Lord Mayor dropped in to

St Brigid’s Girls’ National School, Killester, to see first-hand the pupils’ efforts in achieving three flags for a variety of activities.   St Brigid’s was awarded an Active Flag (their second) for doing things

like drop everything and dance, drop everything and run, wake up, shake up (whole school morning dance) and they have active breaks and lots of new active resources. They were awarded their fifth

Green Flag for biodiversity after developing a school garden, a bird feeding station and they have also made an insect hotel. Lastly, they were awarded their first Health Promoting Flag for showing

commitment to mindfulness, healthy eating, being active in school and promoting a healthy environment. The industrious children are a credit to their school and the mayor’s visit was well merited.

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Funding welcomed for local harbours in north county MINISTER for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has announced funding of €60,000 and €56,250 for Rush and Balbriggan harbours respectively.   Rush Harbour is receiving its allocation to allow for the lift and relay of a section of the original stones on the pier surface. This is vital work for the upkeep of this protected structure and will include the importing of additional stone where necessary. Balbriggan Harbour is being granted €56,250 in funding for the provision of services supply points, specifically for water and electricity, on the southern side of the harbour. This is to improve the facilities in place for fishermen operating

from that part of the internal harbour. Dublin Fingal TD Alan Farrell (FG) welcomed the announcement. “Ensuring our harbours are maintained to the highest possible standard and receive investment for the improvements they require is of the utmost importance in terms of supporting the local community, and indeed making our coastal communities more attractive to visitors,” he said. “Those working in and around our harbours must be provided with the facilities they require to support them in their daily work.” Senator James Reilly (FG) also welcomed the funding. “In addition to an immediate employment spin off during the

works, this funding contributes to the ongoing development of fishing related activities, increasing participation in marine leisure and supplementing measures to attract greater numbers of tourists which ultimately create

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the environment for sustainable job creation opportunities in rural locations,” said Senator Reilly. The Local Authority programme forms part of the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine’s 2019

Fishery Harbour and Coastal Infrastructure Development Programme, whereby the Department co-funds up to 75 percent of the total cost of approved projects with the Local Authority providing the balance.

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Playground facility opens in Balrothery CHILDREN in a north county Dublin village have received a boost following the opening of a new amenity in their area. Fingal County Council officially opened the Knight's Playground and Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) in Balothery. The playground, constructed by Creative Play Solutions, has been designed as a destination facility for families with a strong emphasis on natural play opportunities. A key element of the project brief was that the design of playground reflected the rich local heritage of the area.  The striking, central knight themed sculpture draws on the tradition that Balrothery derives its name

County Council, Kevin Halpenny, said the facilities are a key element of the wider objective to develop Glebe Park, Balrothery, as a recreational hub. “The Recreational Hub concept has been developed to encourage multi-use and sustainable community sporting facilities to cater for Cllr Tony Murphy (Ind), Deputy Mayor of Fingal Cllr growing demand within Grainne Maguire (Ind) and Cllr Malachy Quinn (SF) the county,” said Mr pictured at the official opening of the playground in Halpenny. Balrothery. Mayor of Fingal Councillor Anthony Lavin from Baile na Ridire, 'Town hallmark of the project. praised the facility. of the Knight'. Meanwhile, Before tendering for it, “I can see Glebe Park and the multi use games arena the council’s Parks & this wonderfully designed Green Infrastructure has been designed as a playground and games Division undertook modern fit for purpose extensive consultation with area becoming a focal facility to cater for 5-side stakeholders to determine point for the Balrothery football, basketball and community, young and their requirements. general training activity. old,” he said. Senior Parks Positive community The council’s chief Superintendent at Fingal engagement has been a

Mathew, Elsie and Hannah Tolan pictured at the official opening of the new facilities at Knight’s Playground and Multi Use Games Area at Glebe Park, Balrothery. PHOTOS: SHANE O’NEILL/SON PHOTOGRAPHIC executive Paul Reid said: ”I would like to praise the work of our Parks & Green Infrastructure Division in developing this fantastic facility. “This latest addition is another example of Fingal County Council’s dedication to providing high quality playgrounds and sporting facilities in the xounty’s parks and

open spaces.” Chairperson of Balrothery Community Association Kevin Tolan said: “We were delighted to work with, and say a heartfelt thanks to Fingal County Council, Department of Rural & Community Development, our local councillors and Creative Play as well as our own members, for

collectively delivering the Knight’s Playground and MUGA which will make a positive difference to the Balrothery community for many years to come.” Members of the Balrothery Community Council and, enthusiastic new users, the children from Balrothery National School, attended the launch.

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Beginning ends with a standing ovation IF you’re looking for a great night out this week, you’re in luck. As well as some really entertaining movies at the cinema, there’s a cracking play over at the Gate. 'Beginning' is written by British playwright, David Eldridge, and tells the story of two London singles who meet as a late night birthday party winds down. The somewhat drink fuelled encounter between Laura (Eileen Walsh) and Danny (Marty Rea), is sometimes awkward, often hilarious, but always refreshing in its take on how people do, or perhaps don’t, get together.  Under the direction of Marc Atkinson, the piece is superbly acted with a script that is so on-point and relatable, it will have you laughing, cringing, and perhaps swooning, as the two would be lovers lay their heart on the line. We award ‘Beginning’ a review score of five, highly entertaining stars. If you prefer your actors projected onto a large screen, and are not afraid of things that go bump in the night, we recommend you check out 'Pet Sematary'. It’s truly terrifying and

you’ll never look at a cat in the same way again. The Stephen King penned tale is a strong one, raising some interesting questions about death, but even though it features a young child at its heart, do remember to leave your children at home. More kid friendly fare can be found in the form of 'Missing Link', a cute animation from the makers of 'Paranorman', which tells the clever story of an English adventurer who goes in search of the mythical Bigfoot. The film’s rich colours look great on screen and there are just enough laughs and silly situations for the young ones to be entertained. Equally silly, but for a slightly older audience is 'Shazam!', a kind of DC Comics mashup between Tom Hanks’s 'Big', and any other superhero movie you care to mention. The best thing about this film is the mountains of fun 14-yearold Billy has discovering his new powers. This provides extra humour and a childlike innocence to a genre that is almost past its sell by date. Refreshingly good. Paul O’Rourke

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Busy month ahead at IFI THE Irish Film Institute (IFI) is anticipating a busy month of April with a number of events taking place. The East Asia Film Festival Ireland is back for its third edition, there will be a rare opportunity to see films looking at international perspectives on the Northern Ireland Troubles, Edna O’Brien’s The Country Girls trilogy on screen, and the return of a Monty Python classic. Once again, the East Asia Film Festival Ireland (EAFFI) will celebrate the diversity, artistry, and variety of filmmaking from East and South East Asia over four days from April 11-14. For more information on all of the events taking place, visit www. ifi.ie

18 Noticeboard BALDOYLE MUSICAL: Baldoyle Musical Society proudly presents 'Sweet Charity', from April 23-27 at 8pm at St Mary's Secondary School, Baldoyle. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the classic movie which features such hits as 'Rhythm of Life', 'Hey Big Spender', and 'If They Could See Me Now'. Tickets are priced at €15, and €12 for concessions and groups (of 10 and over). Book now at 085-1378329 or www.baldoylemusicalsociety.ie. SHOW: The annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will take place on Saturday, April 13 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm at St Nessan’s Community School, Baldoyle. Admission to the show is €2. Entry for HSHS members, visiting exhibitors and children is free. There will be wheelchair access to all parts of the show. For further information see www.hshs.ie/events/ FREE COMPUTER CLASSES: The Transition Year students at St Mary’s Secondary School, Baldoyle, are offering free one-toone Computer Classes to senior citizens every Friday from 11.05am to 12.15pm. All are welcome including beginners. Participants can learn: sending and receiving emails, adding an attachment to an email, paying bills, shopping online, booking flights, using Skype, searching the internet, Social Media and much more. For more information phone the school on 018325591.  



Pictured are members of the cast of ‘All Shook Up’, the St Paul’s Musical, with Manor House, Holy Faith, Clontarf and Maryfield College. harpist Teresa O'Donnell at St Gabriel's Church, Dollymount on Friday, April 12 at 8.15pm. Tickets: €15, concessions: €10 are available at St Gabriel's Parish Office, ph 01-8333602, 0879016430 or at the door.


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


GOLF: Portmarnock Sports & Leisure Club Ladies' Golf Society, with members from Baldoyle, Portmarnock and Malahide, are looking for new members. They play 4-5 KILLESTER MEN’S SHED: Killester Men’s Shed meets every outings every year on different courses around Thursday from 10am to 12noon in the Resource north county Dublin and it's a bit of fun! You don’t need to be a member of a golf club to Centre adjacent to St Brigid’s Church, Howth Road, Killester. They are seeking new members join. If you would like to know more contact either Mary at 087-6879490 or Yvonne at 086who will find a friendly and welcoming group 8097140. who undertake a variety of mutually agreed activities such as day trips, guest speakers, coffee and chat. Contact Niall on 087-3141310 SANTRY for more information. COMMUNITY GARDEN: New volunteer   members are welcome in this four-acre walled heritage garden in a quiet corner of MALAHIDE Santry Demesne. Those who share the work COFFEE MORNING THANKS: The annual share the varied and healthy produce! It is Daffodil Day coffee morning held in open Wednesday and Friday from 2pm to Nautilus Restaurant in Malahide on March 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 11am to 14 for the Irish Cancer Society raised a grand total of €2,935. The organisers would 1pm. Visit the garden or check the group out on www.santrycommunitygarden.com like to thank everyone for their continued   support.    SUTTON CARERS’ EVENT: Carers, the Cared for, and CLONTARF their families are invited to a new Community MUSIC EVENT: St Gabriel's Parish presents ‘A Worship Service, which will take place on the Festival of Choral Music’ with Capella - Third third Sunday of every month, from 4pmDay Chorale - Tredagh Singers and guest

4.30pm, at Sutton Methodist Church, corner of Church Road. A cuppa and a chat will follow. The venue is wheelchair accessible. It will consist of singing well-known hymns, prayer, bible reading and a short talk. Everyone is welcome.

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

WALKING CLUB: A community walk catering for all ages and levels of fitness takes place every Tuesday at 9.45am in the Stardust Memorial Park, Coolock. Parents, grandparents and strollers are welcome after the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join them for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 0868150286.

MEN’S SHED: A Men’s Shed has opened in the Raheny area. They meet every Thursday at 10.30am in St Anne’s Park (City Farm) Raheny. Men who live in Raheny and surrounding districts are welcome to attend.



TALK: Dublin Five Horticultural Society is holding a talk and sale of ‘Herbaceous Perennials’ with John Eivers on Thursday, April 11 in the Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre, Kilmore Road. Admission is €5. Also, on Saturday, April 13, the Dublin Five Spring Show will take place at 2pm in Chanel College, Coolock Village. Phone 087-2423020 for more details.


TABLE QUIZ: The Parents’ Association of Manor House Secondary School, Raheny, would like to invite people to their annual table quiz and raffle upstairs in Raheny GAA Club, All Saints’ Drive on Thursday, April 11 at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards refurbishing the Home Economics room and technology upgrade. It costs €10 per person with a maximum of six people per



REUNION: A reunion lunch for the King's Inns Street Leaving Cert Class 1969 is being held in Dublin on May 22 at a venue to be decided. Pauline Kavanagh, Lilian Trimble, Miriam Caverly, Patricia McDermot, Clare Britton and Marie Larkin are organising the event and would love to hear from more of their classmates. Please contact marielarkincahill@ gmail.com OLD DUBLIN SOCIETY: The next meeting of the Old Dublin Society will take place at 6pm on Wednesday, April 10 when Finnian Ó Cionnaith will present his lecture on ‘John Brownrigg’s 1799 Map Series of Dublin’ in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library & Archive, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. All are welcome and admission is free.  


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

EAST WALL CUPLA FOCLA: Try out your cúpla focal Every Thursday at 11.45am in the Seán O’Casey Community Centre in East Wall. For more information, phone Ben on 0862663392.


Harvey Lowe of Skerries Athletic Club competing in the Boys Under 14 800m event during Day 2 of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships at AIT in Athlone. PHOTO: SAM BARNES/ SPORTSFILE

IRISH CONVERSATION: Practice your ‘cúpla focal’ every Thursday at 10.30am in Le Chéile Community Centre, Donnycarney. Contact Ben on 086-2663392 for more information.


TABLE QUIZ: A fun table quiz in aid of St Francis Hospice takes place every Monday in the Estuary Pub, North Street, Swords, starting at 10pm.


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



Roganstown finalists: couple #6 Brian Maxwell and Sophie Brickenden are this week’s finalists in our competition to win a wedding package worth €10,000 at Roganstown Hotel and Country Club. Eight couples have been selected from over 300 entries and the winners will be announced at the Roganstown Wedding Fair on May 12. There will also be prizes on the day for the runners-up and a chance to win more great prizes for any new couples looking for their dream wedding venue. These include a voucher for €1,000 off your wedding, a bridal hair and make-up package and even a pair of Jimmy Choo glitter wedding sandals. To be eligible to win prizes, go to dublinpeople.com and click on the link to preregister to attend the event on Eventbrite. As part of the selection

process, we asked Brian and Sophie about their relationship and their plans for the future together.

to be special. On Sophie’s birthday, at the top of the Orlando Eye, I popped the question, to a speechless response.

How long are you together? Three years, one month.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for each other? Brian: We were less than a week together when I lost my job of six years. Sophie supported me, both financially and mentally. Sophie: The night of our first date, I was driving home in a newly bought car and I crashed it. It was 3am and Brian came to the rescue. The following Christmas, he surprised me with a new car.

How long have you been engaged? Since September 2018. How did you meet? Brian was managing a pet store. I’d just moved home from studying in Hungary and I dropped my CV into the shop. My CV had a silly typo on my date of birth that he noticed straight away and pointed it out to me, laughing. He hired me immediately. How did you propose? We were in Orlando. In the weeks leading up to it, Sophie was suspicious but I played it cool. I’m not a huge fan of heights. However, I knew this had

What would your ‘first dance’ song be? Picture This - ‘Saviour’. What would it mean to win this prize? We’ve had a rollercoaster three years, from rock bottom to building our own pet store. We’re

Brian Maxwell and Sophie Brickenden. putting everything into expanding our business and pursuing our dreams We’re living

with family to save for a house, making funding a wedding difficult. We won’t let anything

stop us, so are planning an intimate wedding with immediate family. This prize would mean being

able to celebrate with our big families. It would mean more than you could ever imagine!

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Art group holds exhibition PORTMARNOCK Art Group was delighted to welcome Joanna Donnelly, meteorologist and author, to officially open its 43rd Annual Art Exhibition. The exhibition took place at the Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links on March 24 and 25. Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin attended the opening night. Portmarnock Art Group was formed in 1976 when a group of local amateur artists in Portmarnock and Malahide came together to explore their love of art. The group meets at St Brenda Carney, Paula O’Reilly and Sharon Garcia. Anne’s Parish Centre in Portmarnock where they have lectures and talks with visiting professional artists and illustrators. Throughout the year they have workshop demonstrations and meet for paint together sessions locally. Raffle tickets were on sale during the exhibition with the proceeds going directly to Portmarnock Integrated Arch Club. Portmarnock Art Group would like to thank all those who attended and supported the exhibition, including kind sponsors of the raffle prizes; and a special word of thanks to Joanna Donnelly, Mayor Lavin and Fingal County Council. Joanna Donnelly, Marie O’Callaghan, Lynda Millar and Gina McGinty.

Lynda Millar, Joanna Donnelly, Mayor of Fingal Anthony Lavin, Gráinne Murphy and Gina McGinty.

Grainne Murphy, Dara Wrenn, Aoibhinn Hamill and Maurice Wrenn.

Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin pictured with Paula O’Reilly.

Clodagh Murray and Joanna Donnelly.

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Sailing stars campaign to realise their Tokyo dream SUTTON Dinghy Club and Howth Yacht Club ran a very successful fundraiser at the Marine Hotel recently for the ‘2018 Irish Sailors of the Year’ – Robert Dickson and Seán Waddilove. More than 100 people attended to support ‘Team Dickson Waddilove’ and their pursuit of excellence as they campaign for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. Attendees included guest-of-honour Cllr Anthony Lavin – Mayor of Fingal, Senator Catherine Noone (FG), Commodores Stephen Boyle (Sutton Dinghy Club) and Ian Byrne (Howth Yacht Club) as well as local sailors and a wonderful show of support from the Fingal community. Robert and Seán are 49er World Sailing Champions 2018 and Irish Sailors of the Year 2018. They also won the Northside People’s 'Outstanding Achievement Award in Sport in 2018’. Robert (Howth Yacht Club) and Seán (Skerries Sailing Club) said their 49er dinghy is fast, technical and shaped like a ‘bat!’ It flies across the water at high speed while the two highly trained and fit athletes hang from wires and lie parallel to the water surface just inches below them. Mad, crazy

or what? Add big waves and strong winds and it’s just as well they have sailed together for more than eight years and sailed more than 50 regattas, because you’d want to trust your crewmate and understand him well! They are quite a team. Having begun sailing when they were both very young, they haven’t stopped since and have progressed through Irish Sailing’s Olympic Pathway, beginning with the small single-handed Optimist dinghy and now in what is considered to be the ‘Formula One’ of dinghies – the 49er, as they campaign for a place in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Irish Sailing’s silver medalist at the Rio Olympics, Annalise Murphy, attended the event and gave a talk about her own Olympic campaign and her experience competing in the Volvo Ocean Race. Annalise’s presence attracted a big crowd and she was quick to outline the huge cost and financial challenge of such a campaign. She also thanked Robert and Seán for their help in supporting her as she learns to sail the 49erFX – an Olympic dinghy described as a different beast and not for the faint hearted! Robert and Seán

outlined their intensive training schedule. The day commences early with either a cycle or a trip to the gym. They spend approximately four hours a day on the water combined with an additional two hours’ preparation and debriefing and then boat work that includes the repair and further Seán Waddilove and Robert Dickson pictured while competing at an event in Marseilles last year. PHOTO: © fine-tuning of their racing PIERICK JEANNOUT machine. It makes for a long day in anyone’s book. Most of their winter training is in Portugal and Spain, allowing them to sail in the warmer weather. ‘Team Dickson Waddilove’ returned for the event from their training camp in Palma, joining Annalise and others from the Performance Squad for the opening of the new Irish Sailing Performance HQ in Dun Laoghaire. The headquarters will be a base for these athletes while they are training in Dublin. Irish Sailing is hoping that it will support their efforts, ensuring they leave home stronger for their performances on the world stage. •You can follow their progress and also contribute to their Olympic Campaign on their Facebook page: ‘Team Dickson Waddilove 49er Ireland’. Seán Waddilove, Annalise Murphy, Mayor of Fingal Cllr Anthony Lavin and Robert Dickson pictured at the fundraising event.

Saints set to host Academy Cup ST KEVIN’S Boys FC will be holding their 10th Academy Cup football tournament over the Easter weekend. This year’s line up is Glasgow Celtic, Watford FC, West Bromwich Albion, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Athletic Bilbao and the club’s own Under 14 Premier side. There will be a new name

on the Academy Cup in 2019 should Celtic not lift the trophy on Sunday, April 21. Celtic return for the first time in a number of years having been regular visitors in the past and they were winners of the trophy in 2013. Bayer Leverkusen take part for the second year running while the Spanish connection

is maintained by Atletico Bilbao who are participating for the first time following in the footsteps of previous Spanish three-time winners Barcelona, Deportivo La Coruna winners in 2015 and other top Spanish clubs including Espanyol and Real Madrid. PRO for St Kevin’s Boys

FC, Neil Fox, said: “We are delighted to welcome Watford FC on their first visit to the Academy Cup. “Our links with them have been strengthened having faced them in various tournaments in the UK over the past couple of years. “Ryan Cassidy, formerly of St Kevin’s Boys, has really

made his mark with the club since joining them two years ago and has captained them to the FA Youth Cup semi final where they face Liverpool and has been a consistent goalscorer for the youth team and the Watford Under 23s. “Our connection with West Bromwich Albion remains

as strong as ever and they, along with St Kevin's Boys, have participated in every tournament to date with both teams featuring in numerous finals over the years. The action starts on Good Friday morning at 10am and culminates in the final on Easter Sunday, April 21 at 1.30pm.

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Legends Madness to headline new summer show DUN Laoghaire Pier will be the place to be this summer after no fewer than three open air summer concerts were announced for the June bank holiday weekend last week. Some classic performers will take to the stage over the weekend including fan favourites Deacon Blue, Madness, Something Happens and the Charlatans. Headliners Deacon Blue will be joined by special guests Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs on Friday, May 31. Madness will headline on Saturday, June 1 and will be joined by Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. On Sunday, June 2, Primal Scream will perform with special

guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin' Criminals. Deacon Blue return to Dublin this summer following their spectacular sold out Irish shows last year. Their ‘To Be Here Someday' tour is a celebration of 30 years of greatest hits from ‘Real Gone Kid’, ‘Dignity’ and ‘Chocolate Girl’. Deacon Blue’s concerts are filled with career spanning classics that is not to be missed. Joining Deacon Blue at Dun Laoghaire Pier are special guests Basement Jaxx (DJ Set) and Stereo MCs. Basement Jaxx DJ sets always deliver with massive dance floor fillers while Stereo MCs, one of the most successful hip-hop acts to emerge

from the UK, will take to the stage to perform some of their global hits from ‘Connected’, ‘Step It Up’, ‘Creation’, ‘Ground Level’, ‘Deep Down & Dirty’ among many others. On Saturday live favourites Madness are taking their 40th anniversary celebrations to Dublin as they headline Dun Laoghaire Pier with special guests Lightning Seeds and Something Happens. Madness fans can expect a show filled with hit after hit from their chart topping 40-year catalogue. They've released 12 studio albums filled with greatest hits and live favourites from ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘House of Fun’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘Our House’

and ‘It Must Be Love’. On Sunday, June 2, Primal Scream, who have released a catalogue of influential, groundbreaking albums over the last three decades including 'Screamadelica', 'Vanishing Point' and 'Riot City Blues, will be joined by special guests The Charlatans and Fun Lovin' Criminals. The three summer gigs come on the back of Beatyard who announced The Groove Armada and Chvrches will be their headliners for this year’s festival which takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, also at Dun Laoghaire Harbour. The fifth edition of the family-friendly, multistage festival takes place over two days on Saturday

Madness are Dublin- bound. 3 and Sunday 4, August. Scandinavian superstar Todd Terje and legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash join headliners Groove Armada live on the Saturday with killer live outfit Jungle and globespanning favourite Marc Rebillet taking to the stage on the Sunday 4, alongside headliners Chvrches, with more acts expected to be announced soon. Meanwhile, a new music and arts festival ‘Love

Sensation’ featuring Lily Allen, Clean Bandit, Gossip, Kelis, Mother DJs, Soulé, Horse Meat Disco, has been unveiled for the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on August 17 and 18. This brand-new shining beacon in the Irish festival scene is a “next generation two-day music and arts festival” aimed at the LGBT+ community and their many friends Love Sensation promoter and founder

of Mother, Cormac Cashman, said: “Love Sensation feels like a natural progression for us. We’ve wanted to run a music festival for years, something that caters to our community and focuses on inclusivity, fun, good music, good times and sound people. “We’ve been lucky enough to have amazing success with our Pride Block Party so 2019 feels right for us to launch our very own festival.”

Hot Chip celebrate new album with Dublin gig in the 3Arena HOT Chip, who release their electrifying seventh album, ‘A Bath Full of Ecstasy’, on June 21, will be live at The Olympia Theatre on Thursday, October 17. Their third album for Domino, A Bath Full of Ecstasy is the group’s definitive release, crystallising the sound they’ve become celebrated for – bridging euphoria and melancholy with colourful melodies, idiosyncratic vocalisations and pounding electronic pop rhythms. Recorded in Paris and London, the album sees the group (Owen Clarke, Al Doyle, Joe Goddard, Felix Martin and Alexis Taylor) open up to a more adventurous and collaborative song-writing process. Choosing to work with outside producers for the first time, Philippe Zdar, the French maestro who’s shaped the magic of Cassius and Phoenix, and Rodaidh McDonald, the Scot who’s collaborated

with The XX, David Byrne and Sampha, among others, has brought about a brand new sound. The band recently shared the first song from the record, ‘Hungry Child’. For six glorious minutes, Hot Chip fuse the uplifting soft pads and melodic keys of classic soulful house and the percussive swing of UK garage, full of sweet vocalisations and rhythmic snaps, to make an instant, club-ready hit. The video for ‘Hungry Child’ is directed by Saman Kesh and features Martin Starr and Milana Vayntrub. Having headlined BBC’s 6Music Festival, Hot Chip have been debuting new songs at intimate shows in the UK. Their dates continue in Europe and North America before they reassert themselves as the ultimate festival band. This summer, they are taking in Glastonbury, All Points East, NOS Alive, Pukkelpop and many

others. Additionally, in the autumn, Hot Chip will embark on their biggest ever headline tours in the UK, Europe and North America with an Irish show in Dublin’s Olympia Theatre on Thursday, October 17. A Bath Full of Ecstasy is a fresh, invigorating and essential new chapter in the band's career. Alongside the external producers, the album

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also finds Taylor stepping out of his comfort zone with his lyricism; though rooted in first person, here his storytelling becomes more bodily, and more open to new ideas. The record is a celebration of joy but recognises the struggle it can take to get to that point of happiness. You can hear the pleasure Hot Chip had in creating this album and they want to pass on that feeling.



Countdown is on for the 2019 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon MEMORIES of the dreary short days of winter can finally be put to the back of our minds as we start to get used to the bright evenings, longer days and hopefully some mild weather to heat up the bones. One of the best times of the year is that weekend when the clock goes forward one hour. At last the countdown to summer is well and truly on. Look around and you’ll see the difference in people’s moods when those evenings take a good stretch. We’re more energetic that’s for sure. We’re out walking, running, keeping fit, tending the garden and visiting people we haven’t seen since we went into hibernation at the onset of winter. You’ll notice around this time of year the amount of runners pounding our streets and parks, and in particular women. That can only mean one thing: training for the Women’s Mini Marathon – which takes place on June 2 - has begun in earnest. There are few greater feelings in sport than being on the starting line for a race. The surge of adrenalin coursing through your veins, the anticipation, the limbering up in front of the tape, the clock above you waiting

Pictured from l-r is broadcaster Georgie Crawford, Aoibhín Garrihy, fitness enthusiast Leanne Moore, Clare Garrihy, Doireann Garrihy, Dublin footballer Nicole Owens, Today FM presenter Pamela Joyce and Ailbhe Garrihy, 2019 Vhi squad members. They are calling on women all around the country to run stronger together and join them for the Mini Marathon. Enter at www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie PHOTO: JULIEN BEHAL PHOTOGRAPHY to record your every step, the nervous glances at your fellow competitors, the checking of your watch, and finally, the deafening sound of the gun. You’re off and there’s no turning back. Women from all corners of the country will experience this

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magical feeling and rush of endorphins on June 2 when they toe the line for the 37th Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon. Over 30,000 women are expected to walk, jog and run the 10K route starting at Fitzwilliam Square and finishing on Baggot Street. The hugely popular 10k

event has come a long way since its inception in 1983. Since the event began, millions of euro (and pounds back in the day!) has been raised for charities, making it the biggest single day charity event in Ireland. There is hardly a charity in the country that won’t be




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represented on June 2. Of course, a lot of preparation must go into the event from the huge team of organisers and the runners, with many having started their training after Christmas. Indeed, the cold, dark nights can prove difficult for any outdoor activity let alone running, but now that the long, bright nights are here again, it sure gets much easier. And the major plus for training in the bright nights as opposed to the dark ones, is that you can train in public parks again and away from the madness of Dublin traffic. Also, it’s much easier on the joints if you run on grass rather than concrete. And it’s much easier too, to get the motivation to train when you are in a group and that’s where the Meet and Train Groups come in. As this event grew bigger, these groups were set up specifically to help women train for the mini marathon. They hold regular group runs and give advice for the big event. Visit www. vhiwomensminimarathon. ie for more information.

24 Travel


Put yourself at the heart of Europe this summer Rick Steeves

14th to 19th century, has fully reopened after a GERMANY is famously a long renovation. Now the Neue work in progress — as is the nearby Netherlands Pinakothek (paintings — and that includes their from 1800 to 1920) is closed for renovation sightseeing attractions. for the next several In 2019, there's years, but its highlights good news and a few will be displayed at important warnings for the neighbouring Alte the smart traveller. Pinakothek (the nearby To handle its everGlyptothek, with Greek increasing number of visitors, Germany is busy and Roman statues, also remains closed). renovating sights and Major transportation transportation, beefing up security, and updating changes — including a new €4 billion ticketing procedures for S-Bahn tunnel and the big attractions. For instance, in Berlin, renovation of Munich's main train station — will advance tickets are now cause years of transit recommended for the disruptions. DDR Museum, with Visitors to ‘Mad’ King displays about life in the Ludwig's Neuschwanstein former East Germany. and Hohenschwangau The Museum Pass castles in the Bavarian Berlin, which covers a Alps must now pick up number of top sights reserved tickets at least and lets travellers avoid 1.5 hours before their long lines, now includes tour time. my favourite museum Though it's best to book in town: the German ahead, a percentage of History Museum. castle tickets are set aside While Berlin's famous for in-person purchase, Pergamon Altar so if reservations sell (usually on display out online, visitors can in the Pergamon generally still get a ticket Museum) is being if they arrive early in the restored, you can still day. see bits of it at a nearby Expect even more temporary exhibit called ‘Pergamonmuseum — Das crowds in the Bavarian Alps in 2020, as the town Panorama’. of Oberammergau hosts The exhibit features the once every 10-years a huge, wraparound Passion Play. painting of the city of Plan ahead — tickets are Pergamon in AD 129, some original sculptures easiest to obtain in a onefrom the altar, the largest or two-night package deal that includes hotel, piece of the altar frieze, ticket, dinner and a and digital 3-D models. shuttle. At Munich's Residenz In Frankfurt, rebuilding Museum, the Halls of the neighbourhood of the Nibelungen recently rechristened as (Nibelungensäle) — with the ‘DomRömer Quarter,’ mythological scenes just off the central that were the basis Römerberg square, is of Wagner's Ring des complete. This ‘new’ Nibelungen — have reopened after a 10-year development is actually a reconstruction of the renovation. Also in Munich, the Alte half-timbered Old Town Pinakothek, a world-class that had been destroyed during World War II. collection of European In the Rhine River town masterpieces from the

of St Goar, restoration at the mighty Rheinfels Castle means that parts of the grounds — including the tunnels — can only be seen with a guided tour (bring a flashlight for the dark tunnels). In Trier, the Karl Marx House now includes displays with a vibrant and thoughtful mix of historical artifacts, interactive exhibits, and contemporary art, which explain how the world impacted Marx and how he impacted the world. There's also good news in 2019 about key cultural attractions in the Netherlands. In Amsterdam, renovations are complete at the Anne Frank House. Tickets go on sale two months in advance, and are released gradually over the two-month period (if you miss out, keep checking back). If you can't get into the Anne Frank House (or don't want the bother of reserving), the Dutch Resistance Museum — just across town — is, for many, even more interesting (and never crowded). The Van Gogh Museum also has a new ticketing system. All visitors, even those using a sightseeing pass, must book a timedentry slot online. Just 30 minutes from Amsterdam, Haarlem is the hometown of Frans Hals, the portrait painter from the Netherlands' 17th-century Golden Age. While the main branch of the Frans Hals Museum still displays many of Hals' greatest paintings and works by other Dutch masters, a second venue is now open, covering modern art influenced by the Dutch master's themes and techniques. Germany and the Netherlands are famous

Frankfurt’s ‘new’ Old Town, is called the DomRömer Quarter. PHOTO: ROSIE LEUTZINGER

To venture into the tunnels at St Goar’s Rheinfels Castle, you’ll now need to book a guided tour. PHOTO: DOMINIC ARIZONA BONUCCELLI

You can nip into McDonald’s for a burger after visiting Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin. PHOTO: BIGSTOCK for being well organised. With more visitors than ever, each country is making sure those who

know their options — and how to navigate the crowds — can enjoy the best experience.

•Rick Steves (www. ricksteves.com) writes European travel guidebooks and hosts

travel shows on public television and radio. Email him at rick@ ricksteves.com

Books 25



Mythical Irish Beasts I F YOU can only think of leprechauns when you think of Irish mythical creatures, it’s time to think again! Ireland’s mythology is bursting with mysterious and fantastical characters, and Mark Joyce’s new book, Mythical Irish Beasts, is the perfect way to explore magical heritage of this island. Mark Joyce, the author and illustrator, believes that while

About The Author MARK Joyce is a native of Connemara and has a varied background in the arts. He studied in Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design and worked for a number of years in the film industry in Ireland. Mark has also worked with some leading Irish craft companies as a designer, as well as producing posters for numerous festivals. His photographic book ‘A Portrait of Connemara’ was published in 2015. He owns Joyce’s Craft Shop and Art Gallery in Recess in Co Galway, which showcases some of his artwork.

Ireland is certainly full of beautiful scenery, “this is only the surface view of an old land that is full of mystery and magic. When St Patrick came to Ireland as a young slave from Wales, he arrived to an ancient pagan landscape full of the legends of cattle raids and fantastic stories of heroes and their feats of courage and strength.” The author is unearthing this world of myth and enchantment, which lies beneath the surface of our famous green fields, deep in the soul of the land. From every corner of Ireland, drawing on many sources, including early medieval manuscripts and the stories of folklore recorded by WB Yeats, the author has gathered examples of fierce giants, enchanted animals and shape-shifters, brave warriors and otherworldly phantoms. The book is packed with some supernatural creatures you may have heard of, like the banshee or the pooka, and many more that may be new to you. There is the Suileach, a monster with 400 eyes who is the

namesake of the River Swilly in Donegal, where it lurks. You can learn about the Airetech in Roscommon, a creature from the underworld who had three beautiful daughters who could transform into werewolves. Each year the daughters transformed and killed the sheep belonging to Cailte, the nephew of Fionn MacCumhail. The author also includes some of Ireland’s many faerys, such as the ClobhairCeann, a jolly, drunken sprite who can be found in the wine-cellars of the rich, an omen of certain ruin for the owner of the house! In this beautifully designed book, which can be enjoyed by both adults and children alike, the author brings us on a fantastic journey through Irish folklore with his stories of monsters and demons, all brought to life through his original illustrations. He uncovers local stories of monsters that have been lost or forgotten and breathes new life into them with his creative artwork. Joyce believes that in Ireland “we are still close to this realm of ‘other’. It is in our national DNA. Fairy rings are left intact and hawthorn trees are left uncut for fear of fairy retribution. This other

realm is also still in our native place-names, like Bru Si or ‘fairy-house’ in Co Meath, Abberanville or ‘great beast’ in Co Galway, and Pollpeasty or ‘pool of the monstrous reptile’ in Wexford.”

Mythical Irish Beasts captures this Ireland of mystery and magic, and brings it to life with unique, contemporary illustrations to spark the imagination. However, as the author says himself, “no image can

Debut crime novel from a new voice


FROZEN solid human arm contained in a pig carcass provides the starting point for Jane Ryan’s debut crime novel, '47 Seconds'. The novel features Detective Garda Bridget Harney and her obsession with Sean Flannery’s organised crime family. Based in Harcourt Square in the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) Bridget hunts the sinister Sean Flannery, unaware of the destructive consequence of her own actions. 47 Seconds confirms Jane Ryan as a strong new voice in crime. A bristling, hard-boiled noir, the protagonist Bridget Harney is believed mercurial by her bosses, unrelenting by her colleagues and challenging by her family. She is a refreshingly innovative creation and unapologetically strong. Described as "addictive reading", Ryan weaves a compelling story, using up to the minute research and

interviews, of life as an elite Garda confronting organised criminals. Jane Ryan grew up in Kildare and went to boarding school in Wicklow. She studied with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and has worked in the Technology and Communications sector for over 20 years. Jane's short stories have appeared online and in print, most recently in the anthology 'Strange Love Affairs'. 47 Seconds is her first novel. She was born in the notorious Mother and Baby home, Sean Ross Abbey. Lucky for her and unlike so many others, the story didn’t end there. She was adopted by Peter and Pat Ryan, given a name and a loving home. Jane was shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Awards and her latest short story appeared in an anthology entitled ‘Strange Love Affairs’. Jane lives in Dublin with her husband and two sons.

compete with a dark room and a malevolent scratching at the door!” Mythical Irish Beasts is available now (Currach Press, €22.99).

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28 Motoring


Peugeot’s concept car is unveiled PEUGEOT presented an electrifying 400bhp peugeot sport engineered 508 Concept Car at the Geneva Motor Show in March as a prelude to the development of a new range of compelling electric vehicles from the lion-brand. The concept car, a derivative of the peugeot 508 hybrid fastback, due in showrooms at the end of 2019, combines a level of high performance never seen before from a Peugeot vehicle, with low emissions of just 49g CO2, together with svelte, stylish looks. Uniting the potency of three engines (a PureTech 200bhp petrol engine, a 110bhp electric motor at the front and another 200bhp motor at the rear), two power sources and four-wheel drive, the concept car is capable of 0 to100km/h in 4.3 seconds and a maximum speed of 250kmh. Without any compromise on performance, all the advantages of a plug-in hybrid vehicle are on offer.

The battery (11.8kWh) delivers real fuel efficiency and 100 per cent electric mode up to 45km (WLTP). In Sport mode, thermal and electric power sources are aggregated up to 190kmh, providing impressive in-gear acceleration in all conditions. Jean-Philippe Imparato, Brand CEO, said: "Electrification provides a marvellous opportunity to develop new driving sensations. We are creating new energy sources, new features, new territories, new challenges. Sheer pleasure for only 49g of CO2/km." At a glance, the front bumper is sharper than the production 508 fastback model and includes large scoop cutouts for improved cooling. Adjacent side flaps allow for optimised airflows. The valance, produced by means of 3D printing techniques, is fitted with floating blades, poised to cut through the air and specifically located to direct air towards the radiator.




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The sub-frames are fitted with flaps to reduce aerodynamic drag. Streamlined winglets are located on the quarter panels. The special Selenium Grey body colour changes according to the light, thanks to the fine opalescent particles contained in the paint. High-performance Michelin tyres are fitted to 20" alloy wheel rims, with the Peugeot signature on the brake callipers. Braking design is tailored to match performance: 38 mm ventilated front disks fitted on aluminium discs activated by four sliding pistons (38 and 41 mm in diameter) mounted on a fixed calliper. The 508's exceptional chassis has been modified to not only lower the vehicle body height, but to widen the front track by 24 mm and the rear track by 12 mm. The precision steering has also been improved to provide extra efficiency and heightened pleasure at the wheel. Inside the cabin, more than ever, the i-Cockpit is

dedicated to performance and an intuitive driving experience. The sporty, compact steering wheel, covered in Alcantara combined with carbon fibre inserts and alternating Kryptonite and Onyx Black overstitching, only adds to the vehicle's agility and the head-up instrument

panel allows the driver to have a clear view of the road and to have 100 per cent concentration. Total immersion is guaranteed with the 10" capacitive HD touch screen and the 12.3" head-up digital pad. New comfort-fit seats come with leather and Alcantara upholstery with Kryptonite and Onx Black

overstitching. Peugeot Sport, celebrated worldwide in top level international motorsport levels with performance cars such as the 908 at the Le Mans 24-hour race and the 3008 DKR at the Dakar Rally, is also recognised for sought-after road-going models such as the RCZ-R,

the 208 GTi and 308 GTi. For this concept vehicle, Peugeot drew upon experience gained from two trailblazing electric concept cars from the last ten years. The ultra-efficient 208 HYbrid FE (2013) recorded GTi-level performances with emissions and lower fuel consumption.

Skoda reveals a sporty new version of their Karoq Seán Creedon

their Karoq, which they labelled as “a compact with impact”. TEN YEARS ago Skoda The Karoq sits just below launched their boxythe Kodiaq in the Skoda looking Yeti, which range and offers plenty of seemed to be popular space and functionality with customers. for five people. But maybe it wasn’t Last week I drove the popular enough because Sportline version of the two years ago the Czech Karoq which has some manufacturer decided to kill off the Yeti and replace exterior styling revision including gloss black front it with the Karoq. grille insert, gloss black Skoda obviously rear diffuser and changes reckoned that this solidto the bumper design. looking car would do Overall black is the main better in what is a very these with black roof rails crowded SUV sector and compete with cars like the and 18-inch Mytikas black alloy wheels. Hyundai Tucson, Nissan The test car came in Qashqai and Kia Sportage. One critic said that it was Quartz Grey Metallic and an “abominable decision” coupled with all those touches of black I think if by Skoda to get rid of the Johnny Cash was still with Yeti. That probably sums us, all that black would it up the car very well; appeal to him. the Yeti spawned some Inside the sporty theme terrible headlines right to is continued with very the end. attractive fabric on the Now Skoda has given seats, aluminium sports us a sporty version of

pedal cluster and a flatbottomed sports leather steering wheel. The dash area is well laid out and all the controls are user friendly. I showed the car to a

man in a car workshop who recently bought a regular Karoq and he said to his son who was working with him, “we should have waited for the Sportline version”.

The boot is huge and as usual with Skoda you get a full-size spare wheel. Skoda always has a few nice touches with a simple clip on the windscreen to hold parking tickets.

Motoring 29


This Honda is a comfortable motor for all of the family Seán Creedon I GOT a bit of a scare 10 minutes after picking up the new Honda CR-V from the company’s Irish headquarters at Brownsbarn on the Naas Road. I drove to a local shopping centre and parked the car in a flat area of the car park and went inside to buy a newspaper. When I came out the car wouldn’t start. I tried everything, foot on the brake, foot on the clutch, foot on the brake and clutch together. Not a budge. Eventually I had to ring Honda where the ever-helpful PR woman Jennifer Moran told me that the electric handbrake had to be engaged before the car would start. I was parked in a flat area of the car park

and with the car in gear there didn’t seem to be any need to apply the handbrake. After that initial scare I had a most pleasant week in the petrol version of the new CR-V. The test car came in white which was impressive. Inside the first item that grabbed my attention was the walnut trim on the dash and doors. I always think that a walnut trim adds a touch of class to the interior of a car. Honda first launched their CR-V, which stands for ‘comfortable runaround vehicle,’ in 1995; there have been a few revamps since then and this is the fifth generation. In some of the older versions the spare wheel was located at the back of the car, but now the spare is located in the boot. In Ireland we like cars with a spare wheel located

within the car if possible, not locked on to the back door and preferably not underneath. This new version is only available in petrol and my test car was a 1.5-litre VTEC turbo petrol. It’s built on the same platform as the new Honda Civic and has slightly larger exterior proportions. There is a longer wheelbase and wider stance to give the CR-V a significantly larger interior over its predecessor. There’s also a wider, deeper boot with a longer load bay. Externally the styling has evolved, but the CR-V retains a familiar silhouette and imposing physical presence. Dual exhaust tailpipes give the car that sporty look. LED headlamps come as standard and aerodynamics have also been improved using

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42 Happenings


A few things worth checking out this week MUSICTOWN An eclectic two-week musical celebration, this year Musictown applauds collaboration and diversity in all its forms from April 12-21. Artists from across the musical spectrum will gather at various venues across Dublin to collaborate and create unforgettable musical moments. Highlights include Damien Dempsey performing at Vicar Street on Friday, April 12. Dempsey will perform tracks from his standout new album ‘Union’ as well as classic tracks from his much loved catalogue. See musictown.ie for all events.

Great Ireland Run The 19th annual running of the 10k Great Ireland Run will take place on Sunday, April 14, in the Phoenix Park. Set in the iconic surroundings of Europe’s largest urban park, runners can enjoy a truly inspiring celebration of running, as they make their way through the spectacular natural surroundings of a park filled with rich history and natural beauty. See greatrun.org/ great-ireland-run for details.

NEIL SIMON COMEDY PLAZA SUITE THE IRISH CHAMBER ORCHESTRA The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s journey with Mendelssohn culminates with a major work that fuses the Romantic imagination with the forms of Bach, Beethoven and Handel. Mendelssohn’s revolutionary hybrid, his Symphony No 2 Lobgesang, reconciles the Romantics’ belief in the superiority of instrumental over vocal and choral Baroque music. It is a remarkable joyous and uplifting work.  Jörg Widmann conducts the ICO with an illustrious line-up of stars for this glorious production in Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin on Wednesday, April 10. Tickets on www.irishchamberorchestra.com

Neil Simon’s comedy, ‘Plaza Suite’, will be staged by St Patrick’s Dramatic Society, Dalkey IDEAL HOME SHOW The Permanent tsb Ideal Home Show will have at The Studio, dlr LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire everything under one roof for those in search nightly at 8pm from Tuesday, April 9 to of new ideas, inspiration, information and the Saturday April 13. products and services they need to help them Plaza Suite is a collection of three unrelated one-act plays, each set in the same New York achieve their Ideal Home. hotel suite. Hilariously funny and achingly Running from April 12-14 learn about the latest in interior design, décor and furnishings poignant, its central theme is middle age crisis and its effect on marriage. and get expert advice for planning building In the opening play, Karen is hoping for projects, extensions, renovations and new a romantic celebration of her wedding builds. anniversary with her husband, Sam. However, There will also be a wide variety of home appliances, home technology and automation, Sam is distracted by work problems and his secretary.  security systems, energy efficiency and The second play introduces us to successful lifestyle products. See www.idealhome.ie for movie producer, Jesse Kiplinger who is on a details. brief stopover in New York and makes contact with his high-school sweetheart, Muriel Tate. Both, for their separate reasons, wish to SPRING SHOW AND PLANT SALE defibrillate their past romance. The annual Howth and Sutton Horticultural Finally, the third couple, Norma and Roy, are Society Spring Show and Plant Sale will take dressed and ready to celebrate the wedding of place on Saturday, April 13 from 2.30pm to their daughter. The groom and all the guests 4.30pm at St Nessan’s Community School, are waiting downstairs, but the bride has Baldoyle. locked herself in the bathroom.... Flowers, fruit, vegetables, cookery, Tickets (€18) for Plaza Suite, which is directed photography, arts & crafts and a junior by Seymour Cresswell, are available online at section will feature. There will be a plant www.eventbrite.ie (search for Plaza Suite), or sale, bookstall, homemade cakes, raffle, and by phone on 01-2807185. refreshments for all to enjoy. Admission to the show is €2. Entry for HSHS members, visiting exhibitors and children is free. There will be wheelchair access to all BINGO IN RAHENY parts of the show. For further information see Fancy a good night out and a chance to return www.hshs.ie/events/ home with a few euro? It’s eyes down for bingo, which takes place at the Raheny GAA Clubhouse, 2 All Saints’ Road every Thursday, from 8.15pm to 10.15pm. Contact bingo@rahenygaa.ie or phone 01-8313530 from 7.30pm to 10pm for more details.

SPLIT ENDS Bewley’s Café Theatre presents ‘Split Ends’ by Lauren Larkin and developed and directed by Aisling Byrne which is a one-woman tour de force exploring the struggles and strength of Dublin women and the things you may only tell your hairdresser! There’s nothing a new hair-do won’t fix, right? Amy has worked in the salon since she was 16. She loves it. She loves her fella Darren too; they bought their house last year and have it almost how they want it. Her clients are the business; everyday she has chats with generations of Dublin women about their struggles and their strengths. Amy’s worked hard for what she has and whatever she sets her sights on, she gets…Until now…Split Ends is a one-woman show rich with Dublin humour and heart; it charts the tragedies and the triumphs, the little woes and small wins of four women and girls from different walks of life; as divulged from the hairdresser’s swivel chair. It plays till April 13.

Crossword Answers April 10th MUSICAL IN RUSH Rush Musical Society will stage ‘Urinetown the Musical’ at the Millbank Theatre, Rush, until Saturday, April 13 at 8pm nightly (no performance on April 8). Set in a not too distant future, this hilarious musical deals with the impact of wholesale water shortages on the masses, corrupt politicians, power hungry utility companies and the inevitable love struggle between the classes. With every scene the satirical plot twists and turns offering comic and clever observations on life, love and society. Online bookings are open with patrons now able to choose their seats for each show with great ease. Visit www.millbanktheatre.com. All other enquires to the Millbank Theatre box office at 01-8437475.

CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 3 Breakdown; 8 Took; 9 Batteries; 10 Litter; 11 Chief; 14 Leave; 15 Rash; 16 Turns; 18 Fuss; 20 Clear; 21 Earls; 24 Always; 25 Recondite; 26 Luce; 27 Loathsome.  Down: 1 Still-life; 2 Lost cause; 4 Rear; 5 Aitch; 6 Darker; 7 Weep; 9 Beset; 11 Corks; 12 Face value; 13 Pharisees; 17 Scale; 19 Sat out; 22 Lidos; 23 Veto; 24 Atom.   QUICK SOLUTIONS  Across: 3 Cowardice; 8 Rout; 9 Cultivate; 10 Animus; 11 Proud; 14 Chill; 15 Tile; 16 Youth; 18 Slap; 20 Arced; 21 Loose; 24 Leaven; 25 Malicious; 26 Arms; 27 Promotion.  Down: 1 Broadcast; 2 Municipal; 4 Opus; 5 Alter; 6 Devout; 7 Cute; 9 Curly; 11 Prune; 12 Discovery; 13 Readiness; 17 Hades; 19 Podium; 22 Stint; 23 Fair; 24 Ludo.

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We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month in years gone by

Author Roddy Doyle (pictured right) with the cast of his critically acclaimed television series, ‘Family’, in 1994.

Irish Press, April 27, 1965

Freeman’s Journal, April 8, 1875

Irish Press, April 6, 1973

Irish Press, April 23, 1932

Irish Press, April 7, 1969

Folk band Moonshine pictured at the St Lawrence Hotel, Howth, in the late 1980s. The band played a residency at the hotel every Sunday afternoon.

Freeman’s Journal, April 13, 1861

Irish Independent, April 18, 1906


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