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Census data leads to call for local investment A LOCAL public representative has warned that the Government must start to invest in education, childcare and transport in North Dublin. Based on data compiled as part of Census 2016, Balbriggan has the youngest population in Ireland for towns in excess of 10,000 residents, and Fingal is the youngest county. Senator Lorraine Clifford Lee (FF) said: “This data is nothing new to those of us living in North Dublin, but it does re-emphasise the crit-
ical need for the Government to invest in important projects in education, childcare and transport to keep up with a growing, younger population. “The population of the county (Fingal) has almost doubled in the past 25 years with nearly 300,000 men, women and children living in the area with many living in towns such as Lusk, Skerries and Donabate. “We need to see more schools and classrooms being built, better transport Continued on page 14
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Local man Rob sets sail for big race challenge A NORTHSIDE man, who is a British Airways pilot, will swap his plane for a boat this week when he takes part in an event to help end HPV-related cancer.
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with rowers having to deal with sharks, powerful waves, busy shipping lanes, blistering heat and seasickness. Each team of five rowers will share a 24ft (7.3m) long boat equipped with two seats and a small sleeping space, taking it in turns to row for two hours and rest for two hours. The rowers have trained for five months for up to four hours a day. Rob told Northside People: “Having never rowed before it’s going to be a nerve wracking experience to be out in the middle of the ocean dealing with sharks, waves and potential seasickness. “We’ve all been training incredibly hard though and hopefully it will all pay off as we get stuck into the 200 miles of rowing we have
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Castle dig is underway FINGAL County Council is century fortified house befacilitating a communi- gan on July 14 and will last ty dig at Bremore Castle, for two weeks. Those involved are hopBalbriggan. ing to find information The excavation in the about the layout of the garwalled garden of the 16th dens and to answer ques-
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Praise for work in local park A NORTHSIDE councillor has praised Fingal County Council for its work in a local park. Cllr Philip Lynam (SF) said: “I want to thank Fingal County Council for continuing their commitment for the upgrading of Brackenstown Park in Swords. “This park is home to Swords Manor Football Club who play a great role in the local community with football for young kids right up to the senior teams. “Fingal council completed the extended pathway earlier this month around Swords Manor’s football pitches. I put in a request to have these completed at May's Local Area council meeting. “This is a great addition to the park and will attract more and more families to utilise the pathway to walk or cycle.”
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Special Needs Assistants boost is welcomed MINISTER for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton, has announced the provision of 975 additional Special Needs Assistants. The SNAs will be available for allocation to schools over the period September to December 2017, a 7.5 per cent increase, in order to meet the level of assessed demand. This will bring the total number of Special Needs Assistants to 13,990, at a total gross annual cost of €458 million. The number of Special Needs Assistants has increased by 32 per cent, from 10,575 to 13,990 since 2011. This increase reflects the growing participation of children with special educational needs and will support their full participation and progression within the educational system.
In 2017 the Department of Education and Skills will invest €1.68 billion in special educational needs, almost one fifth of the Department’s entire budget. Speaking at the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “The aim of this Government is to continue to use our economic success to ensure that children with special educational needs can be supported to fully participate in schools and fulfil their potential. “In the worst years of the crash, when the public purse declined massively, investment in special education was not only rightly protected, but it was significantly increased – the increase in total investment in this area has been more than 30 per cent since 2011. “It is essential that we continue to provide for children with special educational needs so they can reach their full potential.”
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Taoiseach launches Creative Ireland Fingal Programme TAOISEACH Leo Varadkar, a former Fingal County Councillor, launched the Creative Ireland Fingal Programme 2017 last week in Swords Castle. The event celebrated the new major culture and creativity initiative designed to promote individual, community and national well-being. The Taoiseach said he was delighted to launch the event. "By connecting experiences and creating new things with this Creative Ireland Programme, you the people of Fingal are channelling the power of creativity to the service of our communities and our society,” he told those in attendance. “The programme aims to join up and connect experiences in every county in Ireland. "We are building on so much that has been done in previous years, a rich heritage of creativity and cultur-
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▪▪ Alfie Conroy (6) with Stan the T-Rex. PHOTO: PATRICK BOLGER
HE’S STAN-TASTIC! LITTLE Alfie Conroy (6) got to meet Dublin Zoo’s newest resident, Stan the T-Rex, at the opening of the much-anticipated Zoorassic World. Located in an old Victorian building, which originally opened in 1902 and has been restored to its breathtakingly beautiful, former glory,
Zoorassic World is the zoo’s brand-new home for reptiles of the past and present. The centrepiece is Stan, a life-size replica fossil skeleton of a male adult Tyrannosaurus Rex that lived 65 million years ago. Stan is 3.7 metres high, 12.2 metres in length and weighs between eight and nine tonnes.
Other replica dinosaur skeletons, which can be found at Zoorassic World, include a Velociraptor, Oviraptor, Anhanguera, an Archaeopteryx plus lifesized replicas of a Galapagos tortoise and a Komodo dragon. It’s also now home to Dublin Zoo’s living reptiles, which comprises 12 species including West
African crocodiles, a king rat snake, a forest dragon, a green tree python and a turquoise dwarf gecko. Many of the living reptiles are part of international breeding programmes for endangered species. Leo Oosterweghel, Director of Dublin Zoo, said everybody at the zoo couldn’t be prouder of Zoorassic World.
“Our vision was inspired by the interests of our younger visitors,” he revealed. “Many very talented people worked on the project, from the restoration team to the dinosaur, animal and plant experts. “The opening of Zoorassic World is another milestone on our journey to continue to develop Dublin
Zoo into a world-class zoo and provide an excellent visitor experience. “Our goal is to inspire and educate visitors on the fascinating world of reptiles.” Team leader at Dublin Zoo, Garth De Jong, said the reptiles are settling in very well to their new home. “We are thrilled to say
that Dublin Zoo’s reptiles have adapted well to their spacious and sunny surroundings,” he added. “They are spending lots of time exploring their new environments which have been designed to reflect their wild habitats.” For more details on Zoorassic World, see www. facebook.com/dublinzoo and www.dublinzoo.ie.
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Swords golfers qualify for top championship in the UK
to come in with 44 points, beating the field by just a single point. All three pairs will now join qualifiers from all over the UK and Ireland in front of Sky Sports’ cameras at The Belfry Grand Finals where they will compete across two The pairs will now make days to be crowned Ameritheir way to Ryder Cup ven- can Golf Champions. This win also puts them in ue, The Belfry, for the finals of the American Golf Ladies contention for the Tournaand Seniors’ Championships. ment of Champions in MauIn the Ladies’ Champion- ritius, should they succeed ship qualifier, held at Rogan- at the iconic venue in the stown Golf Club, Kay Farrell English Midlands. Daniel Gathercole, Direcand Orla McGuiness beat the field with some ease as they tor of Marketing and Comrecorded 40 points to take munication at American Golf, said: “Our championthe title. Qualifying in second place ship events have proven inwere Marion Delaney and credibly popular over recent Doreen Bell, who more than years. “We love to see competiheld their own with a credittive golf played with a smile able 37 points. In the Seniors’ Champi- on golfers’ faces so we can’t onships John Brazil and Des wait to welcome all our qualRooney, members at Swords ifiers to The Belfry to have a Open Course, needed to play great time and do battle for ▪▪ 1st place in the Ladies’ Championship - Kay First Last half page 16/06/2017 1:58 pm Page 1 title.” the rounds of half their lives First Last page the16/06/2017 1:58 pm Farrell Pageand 1 Orla McGuiness 40pts SWORDS golfers will be well represented at the UK & Ireland Finals of the American Golf Championships in September after three pairings put in hugely impressive displays at regional qualifying.
▪▪ 2nd place in the Ladies’ Championship Marion Delaney and Doreen Bell 37pts.
▪▪ 1st Place in the Seniors’ Championships John Brazil and Des Rooney 44pts.
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Countdown on for film festival
War For The Planet Of The Apes T HERE is something fascinating trouble. The movie is written and directed by about animals who act like Matt Reeves who also shot the previous humans. 'Dawn' version, and his return here is welcome. Many of us spend countless Some of the scenes are stunningly hours trawling youtube for a glimpse of set up and shot, and when these vivid a talking dog or a piano playing cat. So when presented with apes that not only visuals are added to the haunting musical score, a powerful result is walk and talk, but think and act better produced. than we do, that’s really interesting. The cherry on top of this tasty cake is The current offering is the latest in the reboot series which has been such a the acting of Andy Serkis who is digitally transformed through performance critical and commercial success, and in case you missed the previous two films, capture technology into the eerily don’t panic, the opening credits explain realistic Caesar. A deep and thought provoking the backstory to both 'Rise' and 'Dawn'. message runs through the heart of this This 'War' instalment continues piece, ie. who exactly are the animals, the story of ape leader, Caesar, who and what happens when humans sink so oversees a massacre of his tribe at the low you end up cheering for the apes. hands of the human army led by the There are clearly metaphorical Colonel (Woody Harrelson). references too, concerning the demise Caesar then sets out in search of of America as a superpower, with some revenge, something that leads him not so subtle nods to the building of and his monkey mates, into all sorts of
THE countdown is on for this year’s Fingal Film and Arts Festival.
walls to keep the enemy out. And if all this sounds too heavy, throw in a great comic performance from Steve Zahn as a confused and nervous bad ape, and an emotional ending that may provoke a tear or two from the most restrained viewer. This is an accomplished film with
great story, visuals, music and acting, which we score a chest thumping 4.5 out of 5 stars. Other Releases: 'The Beguiled' - 2.5 stars PAUL O'ROURKE
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Census data leads to call for local investment Continued from page 1
▪▪ Balbriggan has the youngest population in Ireland. FILE PHOTO: DARREN KINSELLA
links for families to get to work, school and around the county, and we need to ensure that there are enough childcare places for the increased number of children who will undoubtedly be born over the next 10 years from such a young population.” Senator Clifford Lee said one of Ireland’s biggest problems has been its inability to plan for the future. “We built large housing developments in the past without adequate educational, leisure and commercial resources to go hand in hand with all the new people living in the county,” she argued. “In recent years, a failure to invest in transport infrastructure, such as Metro North, when land and labour costs were lower, has seen our county and capital start to creak under increases in commuter traffic.” Dublin Fingal TD Alan
Farrell (FG) vowed that Fine Gael in Government will “continue to invest” in vital infrastructure in north county Dublin. “When Fine Gael came into office, our economy was in crisis, we were faced with numerous infrastructural issues, particularly with regard to our schools in the north county,” he said. “Fianna Fáil had left many of our schools without permanent classrooms, but instead had provided them with prefabs. “In 2008, under the then Fianna Fáil Government, there was a stark deficiency in educational infrastructure in Balbriggan, so much so that 80 children turned up to school with bags, books, and uniforms with no school places for them. “In many cases, these prefabs were aged, and having deteriorated over numerous years, our children were receiving their education in classrooms that were simply
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CAR BOOT SALE: The parish of All Saints' Raheny will be holding a car boot sale on Saturday, July 22 from 8am to 3pm to help raise badly needed parish funds. No need to pre-book. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be available in the parish hall. Grab a bargain in the pleasant setting of the grounds of All Saints' Church in Raheny. RAHENY LADYBIRDS: Calling all girls aged 5 to 7-years-old. Raheny Ladybirds meets every Saturday from 12.45 to 1.45pm in the hall at All Saints’ Church, Howth Road, Raheny (across the road from Super Valu). There will be games, music and song, fun and challenges, indoor and outdoor activities and arts and crafts. Now taking names for start in September-December 2017. Text or call Andrea on 087-6301634 if you require further information. COUNTRY MARKET: Raheny Country Market is open on Fridays between 10.30am and 12noon in the Johnston Hall (Church of Ireland), Howth Road, Raheny. Produce all made locally includes cakes, breads, jams and marmalades, savouries, cards, glass craft, jewellery, knitwear, some plants and limited vegetables in season.
SHORT STORY/POETRY COMPETITION: Entries are now being taken for the annual literary competitions run for Swords Heritage Week. For entry form and details please email: swordsmuseum@ gmail.com. Write on the subject of your choice and enter before August 12. Results will be announced in early September. BEREAVEMENT: Bethany trained members are available to provide support to those grieving the loss of a loved one. They provide a free, confidential service. The group meets on the second and last Monday of every month from 7.30pm at the Parish Office, Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords. Contact Terri on 01- 8403243, Brid on 086-6006397 or Mary on 01-8402652 for further information. Open to all Fingal residents.
Balbriggan Parish, Fingal County Council, Progressive Credit Union and Blanchardstown Area Partnership.
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FAMILY DAY: Killester United Football Club is holding a Family Day at Killester Sports & Social Club, Hadden Park, on Sunday, August 6. Events include the Joe Leggett & Martin Stanley Memorial Trophies. Anyone interested in playing in the Martin Stanley Memorial match can contact Thomas Stanley Jnr on 087-9506816. Children's entertainment will include face painting, balloon animals, a magic show and a Kids’ Disco. There will also be a barbecue on the day.
BRIDGE: Bridge takes place at the CRC, Clontarf, every Monday at 7.15pm. Membership is open to all grades, novice to master. Free mentoring of new novice members by experienced players during September. Phone Bernice on 086-2449112 or 01-8334363 for further information.
▪▪ Pictured presenting a cheque to St Francis Hospice, Raheny, for the sum of €28,700, raised at a Charity Golf Classic in memory of David Hutchinson, held at St Anne’s Golf Club, were Bernadette Gillis, Martin Murphy, Alice Hutchinson, Mary Condon, Rosemary Hutchinson, Tony Gilroy and Alan Beaddie. PHOTO: LEO ‘GEORGE’ DEVITT
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NEW MEMBERS: North Dublin Singers rehearse on Tuesdays from 8pm to 10pm at Artane Beaumont Family Recreation Centre and are looking for new members. Fun centred, range of styles, four-part harmony, active choir that fundraises for charity and performs at community events. All ages/levels welcome. Phone Susan on 0868805599 for more details or visit www.northdublinsingers. com
FOOD COURSE: Healthy Food Made Easy is a six-week nutrition and cookery course open to all in Kilbarrack and surrounding areas. Courses are held in Greendale, Dublin 5 and throughout the Northside Partnership catchment area. Contact Linda on 018320995 for details of upcoming courses.
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 BALBRIGGAN NEW MEMBERS: Balbriggan Men's the school drop-off. No booking needed. Just turn up and join Shed is open for new members. them for a walk. For more inforThey meet on Tuesday, Wednesmation contact David Phelan on day and Thursday from 10am to 3pm in the Shed behind St Peter 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286. and Paul’s Church, Balbriggan. No skills necessary. Ability to MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous drink tea or coffee is the only holds an open Public Meeting requirement! Open to all men in for information and education the community. Join the group for a cuppa and hear more about in St Brendan’s Parish Centre (old church), Coolock Village, on this exciting initiative. This is a the first Tuesday of every month social enterprise supported by
▪▪ Nicole Carolan Kinsella (17), an Irish dancer from Donaghmede, recently won the World Irish Dancing Championships in the INC, Killarney for the sixth year in a row. Nicole is pictured with (from l-r): Betty Carolan (her grandmother), Jennifer Carolan Kinsella (her mam) and Yvonne Carolan. Nicole attends dance class in Balgriffin Hall where Jennifer and Yvonne are her teachers.
at 7.30pm in Howth Golf Club. The club welcomes visitors during July and August and is also open to a limited number of new members commencing September. Members of Royal Howth Bridge Club do not have to be members of Howth Golf Club. If interested PRIORSWOOD CHARITY BINGO: Charity Bingo please contact 087-917817 or in aid of the St Francis Pasto- 01-8322954. ral Centre building fund takes place every Tuesday at 8.30pm PITCH & PUTT: Howth Ladies’ in Martin's Lounge, Priorswood. Pitch & Putt Club is now open for new members. The club plays All are welcome. every Sunday morning throughout the year at Deerpark, Howth HOWTH and offers ladies a friendly and BRIDGE CLUB: The Royal Howth Bridge Club meets every Tuesday healthy atmosphere and an opfrom 8.30pm-9.30pm. All are welcome. For more details phone AA office on 01-8420700, 9.30am5pm; after hours 6pm-10pm/ weekends 10am-6pm, phone 01-8527000.
portunity to meet new friends. Experienced golfers and beginners are welcome. For more information contact Barbara on 085-7297688.
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DRIVERS: KARE Social Services are currently looking for meals-on-wheels drivers in the local areas of Killester, Artane, Raheny, Donaghmede and Kilbarrack. Would you like to volunteer your time on one day a week for one hour? This is a vital service in the community. Contact KARE Social Services on 01-8058574 for more information.
OUTREACH SERVICE: An outreach service is provided by the Northside Centre for the Unemployed (NCU) every Tuesday between 9.30am and 12.30pm in the Baldoyle Family Resource Centre. A free and confidential information and advocacy service is provided on Social Welfare, Employment Rights, Education & Training, Jobs Club, Housing,
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Shelbourne FC praised for its community initiative said the event was a great success and was enjoyed DOWN Syndrome Dublin have praised a Northside soccer club for a community initiative by all the members who attended. “I feel it is important to acknowledge the goodwhich provided a great boost to its members. will and commitment offered by Shelbourne FC,” Last Sunday week (July 9), Shelbourne FC invited she said. “Shelbourne FC have offered Down Syndrome youngsters from the organisation to Tolka Park for Dublin another training session towards the end of a training session with some of the club’s players. the summer with dates to be confirmed.” Rachael Raftery, from Down Syndrome Dublin,
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Northside property prices are continuing to surge ASKING prices for Northside homes are increasing by up to 13 per cent while properties in the city centre are surging by over 18 per cent according to the latest report from Daft.ie.
▪▪ Property prices are on the increase across the Northside.
The Battle Zone - at Jump Zone Santry Jump Zone has just completed the addition of two new major attractions to its Santry facility in Airways Industrial Estate, close by to Dublin Airport. The Battle Beam and a Two-Lane Foam Pit have just been installed at a cost in excess of €80,000 making this one of the top attractions in the country to visit this Summer!
The Battle Beam will be the only one of its kind outside the Jump Zone Sandyford location and the Two-Lane foam pit will be dedicated to parties with the existing 3 lane foam pit now solely for general customer use. Jump Zone was the first indoor trampoline park in Europe and is by far the largest in Ireland attracting almost 300,000 visitors annually.
The addition of the Battle Beam and Foam Pit sets us apart from any other trampoline park in the country Housed in a 35,000sq. ft warehouse, the Jump Zone Santry facility now includes 2 Trampoline Dodgeball Courts, a 2 & 3 Lane Foam Pit, a 2 lane Trampoline Basketball Court, The Battle Beam and the massive Open Jump Main Court incorporating 50+ trampolines. There is also an 80 seater Café area serving snacks and refreshments to relax in. “The addition of the Battle Beam and Foam Pit sets us apart from any other trampoline park in the country, Jump Zone Santry is now one of the big-
gest facilities in Europe”, according to Paul Quinn, director and owner. “Jump Zone prides itself on adding the best attractions for our customers to ensure their return visits are just as much fun as their first whether joining a party or simply visiting with a small group of friends or as part of a corporate day out”. Jump Zone is conveniently located just off the M50 in both North (Santry) and South (Sandyford) Dublin and is now open 7 days a week throughout July and August. For full details visit www.jumpzone.ie
The average asking price for a home in the North City is now €323,550, up 13 per cent from last year. In the North County the increase is slightly less at 12.7 per cent but the figure for the City Centre is now 18.2 per cent. In the West County, which includes Dublin 15, the increase is still in single digits at seven per cent. For the first time in over two years, the annual rate of inflation in the capital (12.3 per cent) exceeds the rate elsewhere in the country (11.3 per cent), according to the report that was published last week. There were 3,250 properties for sale in Dublin in June, higher than three months
previously (2,700) but lower than a year ago (3,800). The Daft.ie report for the second quarter of the year shows that half (50 per cent) of Dublin properties find a buyer within two months up from 41 per cent a year ago. Author of the report, Ronan Lyons, says Central Bank rules have largely dictated property inflation since they were introduced three years ago. “After two years where Central Bank rules had capped house price growth in the capital, the relaxation of those rules has helped drive prices further up,” he said. “Whereas non-urban markets had driven house price growth in 2015 and 2016, Dublin again is seeing increases that are above the national average. “With each passing quarter, the imperative becomes even greater to address the high construction costs that are limiting the ability of supply to meet strong demand.” Meanwhile, the latest MyHome Property Market report suggests that competition for homes will intensify through 2017. “There were only 20,895 homes listed (nationally) for sale, just one per cent of the overall housing stock of two million homes,” said Conall MacCoille, Chief Economist of Davy Research. “The situation in Dublin is even more acute, with just 3,986 homes listed for sale. In this context, it is not surprising to see the average time to sale agreed fall to a
fresh low of 3.8 months nationally and just 2.7 months in Dublin. “As housing supply fails to keep pace with demand, whatever housing stock is listed for sale is being snapped up ever more quickly by desperate buyers.” The MyHome report says average prices in Dublin North City are up 13.51 per cent to €210,000. The figure for Dublin North is up 4.53 per cent to €277,000 and in Dublin West the increase is 6.82 per cent to €235,000. According to the Central Statistics Office RPPI index, Dublin house price inflation rose to 8.1 per cent in April while apartment prices were up 8.6 per cent. MacCoille says if reports that the Government’s ‘Helpto-Buy’ scheme will be eliminated in Budget 2018 are confirmed, there could be a rush of transactions at the end of the year as first-time buyers try to avail of the incentive. “Nonetheless, the bigger picture is that Irish house price inflation should remain robust, driven by the recovering economy and rising incomes, despite the end of the Help-to-Buy scheme,” he added. Meanwhile, the Department of Finance has commissioned a review of the Help-to-Buy scheme, which is due to be published in August. The MyHome report also reveals that 547 of the 638 homes sold for over €1 million were in Dublin. The vast majority were south of the Liffey.
Warm welcome for new doctors THE Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) has extended a warm welcome to 541 new doctors who joined its medical training programmes last week. As they start their journey to become world-class specialists, RCPI President, Prof Frank Murray, highlighted the supports available to them during their training programme, including RCPI’s physician wellbeing programme. “The start of a new
medical year is an important occasion for the health service and training bodies such as RCPI, as the next generation of clinical leaders graduate from internship to Basic Specialty Training (BST), and onto the Higher Specialist Training (HST),” said Professor Murray. “We are delighted to welcome all of those embarking on specialist training with RCPI and we look forward to meeting them at No.6 Kildare Street.”
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Swords festival weekend AFTER the success of Flavours of Fingal, north county Dubliners are getting ready for the Swords Summer Festival 2017. The third annual festival, which promises to be bigger and better this year, will take place over four days from July 20 to 23. The Fingal Events team have put together a programme to suit all tastes with lots of free family entertainment as well as music, drama, history, and of course the Fingal 10K with more than 4,000 runners expected to take part. The festival kicks off on Thursday, July 20 with a performance of 'The Promise' musical drama in Swords Castle. 'The Promise' is a romantic musical drama inspired by the events of the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Friday, July 21 will see the return of the Swords Lions Club fundraiser, this year featuring the 'Rat Pack' live in the marquee in Swords Castle at 8pm. Tickets cost €25. On Saturday, July 22 it is the 'Swords Massive Day
Camino Walk NAZARETH House, Dublin, is embarking on the adventure of a lifetime, to walk the last 100km of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela from October 5-10.
▪▪ Over 4,000 competitors are expected to take part in the 10k race which is being held as part of the festival. FILE PHOTO Out'. As the name says, this is a massive day out for all the family with main street family entertainment and Swords Town Park Fairground and Swords Castle Marquee madness all from 12noon as well as Living history in the Castle with a traditional market fayre. Swords will be 'blasted'
with top class music headlined by Interskalactic from 6pm to 10pm. . The prestigious Fingal 10k takes place on Sunday, July 23 and over 4,000 runners will race through Swords north finishing outside Swords Castle. This will be followed by a huge puppet and magic show at 2pm in
the castle marquee. Speaking about the festival, Paul Reid, chief executive of Fingal County Council, said: “Following on from last year’s amazingly successful event I am really looking forward to this year’s expanded festival. "Events such as this are a great opportunity for the
Fingal community to come together and enjoy entertainment for all the family, as well as being of huge value to the local economy.” Mayor of Fingal Cllr Mary McCamley said: “This festival offers great entertainment, whether it’s the ever popular bouncy castles and puppet show to keep the
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If this has been one of your dreams to do this walk, then now is the time to join them on what promises to be a truly unique experience. Nazareth House is taking part in the event to support the building of a brand new home in Dublin. The Camino de Santiago, also known by the English name, Way of St James, is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes to the shrine of the apostle of St James the Great in Galicia in north-western Spain. Places are limited. If you would like to join the adventure and help Nazareth House realise its dreams, contact Laura on 085-1218894 or Helen on 087-2415896 or email email@example.com
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OUT & ABOUT
▪▪ Luke (10) and Hugh Tuthill (4) with Sean Kelly, from Rush, at the Irish premiere of Disney Pixar’s CARS 3 in the Odeon Cinema, Point Square. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA
▪▪ Luke and Fiona Ward with Leo (4) and Taghd (6), from Raheny, at the Irish premiere of Disney Pixar’s CARS 3 in the Odeon Cinema, Point Square. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA
▪▪ Katie (5), Taylor (9) and Sophie Deering (4), from Baldoyle, pictured at the Irish premiere of Disney Pixar’s CARS 3 in the Odeon Cinema, Point Square. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA
▪▪ A VSA Breakdancer pictured during Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular in Merrion Square. PHOTO: EVION MEDIA
▪▪ A VSA Breakdancer pictured during Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular. PHOTO: EVION MEDIA
▪▪ Cllr Darragh Butler (FF), centre, with some of the participants in the Swords Tidy Towns annual Ward River clean up, and a fraction of the rubbish cleared up on the day.
▪▪ Chris Martin pictured during Coldplay’s ‘A Head Full Of Dreams Tour’ at Croke Park. PHOTO: PATRICK O’LEARY
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Dubliners have some daft ideas about city’s future DUBLINERS have come up with • The norm will be a three-day some whacky suggestions in working week a survey on the future of the • Water taxis/boats will be city. used to commute up and down the Liffey • High-rise buildings along the The Great Dublin Survey offers Dubs a chance to have their say coast • O’Connell Street to be made on how they’d the city to look in 2050 and while many would like more like Passeig de Gràcia in better transport, underground Barcelona • An underground metro netrail and an end to homelessness, others have more off-beat no- work running on magnetic levitions. tation “We're getting some really in• Grand Canal Dock will be a teresting feedback on how the heated outdoor public swimcity centre needs to evolve, with ming pool more pedestrianised streets, • A cable car will run between rooftop gardens and more plac- Dundrum and the Wicklow es to relax,” said Dublin Cham- Mountains, offering great views of the sea, hills and city ber CEO Mary Rose Burke. • City centre streets will have “We're also receiving some interactive art installations more 'out there' suggestions.” • Create a second Bull Island Dublin Chamber, which is behind the Great Dublin Survey, in Dublin Bay to act as a flood has pulled together a list of defence for the city and build some of the more interesting skyscrapers on it • ‘Hold Me Now’ by Johnny hopes and suggestions so far. • Phoenix Park will be made Logan will be Ireland’s National Anthem into a golf course
The findings of the Survey will be fed back by the Chamber to decision makers and used to influence the Chamber's policy work, as it sets out to ensure that Dublin becomes a better place to work, live and visit for both current and future generations. “When it comes to quality of life, Dublin currently sits outside the top 30 cities in the world,” said Ms Burke. “By listening to the ideas of the people, we want to see Dublin rise up those rankings and challenge the world's best cities for the standard of living that they offer.” “Whether you're 13 or 73-years-old, we want to hear from you. This is your opportunity to shape the future of your city.” The Great Dublin Survey can be found at www.greatdublinsurvey.ie. Full results will be ▪▪ Pictured at the launch of the Great Dublin Survey were Sam McQueen (5), Hannah Lyons (5), published in the autumn. Michael Lyons (5), Rose Foster (9), Liam Cullen (9) and Tommy Cullen (4).
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Riptide Movement to make tracks at Leopardstown SUMMER nights of live music and horse racing continue at Leopardstown Racecourse this Thursday, July 20 when the Riptide Movement return to play the racecourse stage.
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The Riptide Movement have scored considerable success in Ireland with two number one albums, 'Getting Through' and 'Ghosts'. Tracks such as 'All Works Out' and 'Elephant in the Room' have been staples on Irish radio over the last several years. The band continued to spread their wings in Europe and the US during 2016, marking them down as one of Ireland's most popular rock outfits of the last few years. We put vocalist Mal Tuohy on the Track Record. For tickets and hospitality options go to www.leopardstown.com 1. BEST GIG YOU'VE BEEN TO IN DUBLIN: The best gig I've been to in Dublin was Oasis back in 1997 when they played the old Point Depot. It was my first gig and it changed my life, I wanted to start my own band after that, and within a week my first band 'the Relic' was born. 2. MOST MEMORABLE MOMENT IN DUBLIN: Our first headline gig in the Olympia Theatre back in 2012...it was always a dream of mine to play it, and a surreal experience when it happened. 3. MOST 'WANT TO FORGET' MOMENT IN DUBLIN: About six years ago when we were busking on Grafton Street, an old drunk dude walked up and spat in my face mid song.
It’s definitely a moment I want to forget!! 4. FIRST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT AND LAST ALBUM YOU BOUGHT: The first album I bought was 'Nevermind' by Nirvana and the last one I bought was just a couple of weeks ago, an album called 'The Roaring Girl' by a Kildare artist called Sive. 5. WHEN YOU'RE NOT PLAYING MUSIC, WHAT ELSE DO YOU DO? I try to spend as much time as I can with my friends and family, I read a lot, go to gigs whenever I can, get out for a local pint whenever I can, and binge watch Netflix whenever I get the chance; I'm binging on 'House of Cards' at the moment. 6. WHO ARE YOUR INFLUENCES? Bob Dylan, The National, Furry Lewis, The Cure, The Kinks, Arcade Fire. 7. IF YOU WEREN'T IN THE RIPTIDE MOVEMENT, WHO WOULD MAKE UP YOUR IDEAL BAND WITH YOU AS FRONTMAN? (MUSICIANS PAST AND PRESENT) If I wasn't in the Riptide Movement my ideal band would be Mick Fleetwood on drums, John Entwistle on Bass, John Lennon on rhythm guitar, Rory Gallagher on lead guitar and either Fatz Domino or Ray Manzarek on keys. 8. ANY TIPS ON LIFE? Live it, we've only got one. 9. FIRST PERSON YOU'D INVITE TO YOUR PARTY? Christine Hopkins. 10. LAST PERSON YOU'D INVITE TO YOUR PARTY? Kim Jong Un or Seanie Fitzpatrick.
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I was pleased to hear Niall Horan is going on tour. The One D star has announced the dates for his Flicker Sessions solo tour which’ll kick off here next month. He’ll then make his way to London, Sydney and Tokyo before ending with gigs in America in November. Niall plays the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on August 29. There was no monkey business (excuse the pun) when it came to Steve Zahn preparing for his role in new film, ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’. The third instalment is out in cinemas now. Steve plays new character, Bad Ape. In an interview with Dublin’s Q102 he told me that he put hours and hours into researching the role. I suppose you would want to if it’s your first time playing an ape! Rachel Weisz says it’s tough wearing a corset for film roles but that the end result makes it worth it. She had to live in a corset when filming ‘My Cousin Rachel’. Rachel says that although it’s not pleasant it helps you get in character. Tough life being a Hollywood star eh! Hollyoaks’ star Jennifer Metcalfe has shared the first picture of her new baby. Jennifer and her partner of four years, Greg Lake, welcomed their son into the world on June 21. The snap shared on Jen’s Instagram shows Greg holding the baby’s tiny feet in his hands. And finally I was sad to hear that Mrs Browns Boys star Rory Cowan has quit Mrs Brown’s Boys after claiming he hasn’t been happy for years. He’s played Agnes’ son Rory in the show for the past 26 years. We’ll miss you Rory!
That’s it from me. Until next week
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Northside father and son win top golf competition MICHAEL and Tadgh Kellett (Clontarf) were celebrating recently after winning the 2017 All Ireland Father and Son competition at Castle Golf Club. This year's competition saw almost 500 golfers, representing nearly 100 different golf clubs, participate in the qualifying rounds of this prestigious tournament. The event is renowned for its friendly atmosphere and this was evident from the qualifying rounds and right through all the matchplay stages. Michael and Tadgh Kellett overcame David and David McGrath (Portmarnock) in a closely fought matchplay final which finally ended when Michael Kellett chipped in for a birdie on the 16th hole to win 3 and 2. Both pairs treated spectators to fine golf right throughout the week and a large crowd enjoyed a fantastic final played in the spirit that this competition is renowned for. The competition, which is the biggest amateur open event on the Irish golfing calendar, was sponsored by Dawson Jewellers. Ken McDonough, from Dawson Jewellers, said his company was delighted to be part of this great tournament that builds and nourishes future talent, family relationships and values. Players from clubs around the country were very complimentary about the golf ▪▪ Michael Kellett (Clontarf) holes his chip shot at the 16th green to win the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored course and its presentation. Father & Son Competition at Castle Golf Club. PHOTO: PAT CASHMAN
▪▪ THREE GENERATIONS: Michael and Tadhg Kellett (Clontarf), winners of the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition, pictured with Frank Kellett at Castle Golf Club. PHOTO: PAT CASHMAN
▪▪ David McGrath (Portmarnock) reacts to a missed putt on the 16th green in the 2017 Dawson Jewellers sponsored Father & Son Competition at Castle Golf Club. PHOTO: PAT CASHMAN
▪▪ Gerard Breen (h/c 28) won Captain Eamon O’Reilly’s prize at Malahide Golf Club with a 36 hole total of 79 points stableford, a three-shot winning margin. In 2012 Gerard’s father Sean (h/c 14) won Captain Frederick Moran’s prize. Gerard is pictured receiving his prize from Eamon O’Reilly.
▪▪ Terry Mee of Donore Harriers Athletic Club (No. 158) leads the field while competing in the Men’s 800m at the Irish Life Health National Master Track & Field Championship in Tullamore. PHOTO: SAM BARNES/SPORTSFILE
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Hospital receives award for its work with young people ONE of Ireland’s leading providers of mental health services is delighted to announce that it has, for the first time, received the prestigious Investing in Children Membership Award. For Saint John of God Hospital, this is in recognition of its work and dedication to those who attend the hospital’s adolescent unit. The award scheme, which is assessed by Youth Advocate Programmes Ireland (YAP), recognises and celebrates examples of imaginative and inclusive practice, and gives Saint John of God Hospital the opportunity to demonstrate its commitment to dialogue with young
people that leads to change. Paul Hawkins, Clinical Nurse Manager, Saint John of God Hospital, expressed his gratitude to the young people who attended the adolescent unit over the past number of years. “I would like to thank all of the young people past and present for helping us achieve this award,” said Mr Hawkins. “It is their voices that has led to and facilitated the meaningful changes in our inpatient service and the care that we deliver. “We need to continue to listen to the voices of young people as they are best placed to make a real difference.” To further acknowledge
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its commitment to adolescents, Saint John of God Hospital has established a partnership with YAP to deliver an independent advocacy service, the first of its kind in Ireland for a mental health service. As part of the service, young people aged between 14 and 18-years-old, will have access to an independent advocate whose role is to ensure clarity and understanding of the service provided at the hospital, and to enhance their voice and participation in their treatment plan. Emma Balmaine, chief executive of Saint John of God Hospital, said they feel very strongly about promoting a voice for young people. “We must listen, allow them have a say in their recovery, and reassure young people that they are part of the process,” said Ms Balmaine. “I am excited about our partnership with YAP and look forward to welcoming their wonderful advocates to the hospital later this year.” Ms Balmaine also acknowledged the hard work and commitment from the team in receiving the Invest-
▪▪ Pictured at Saint John of God Hospital with Emma Balmaine, chief executive of Saint John of God Hospital and Senator Joan Freeman, were Sinead Conaty (17), from Dublin, Mia O’Regan (18), from Dublin; Myles O’Connor (16), from Wexford, Caitlin Mulcahy (17), from Cork, Alicia Crawley (17), from Meath and Ciara McMichael (17), from Wicklow. PHOTO: COLM MAHADY/FENNELLS ing in Children Membership Award. “The fact that this is the first time a mental health service has received such an award is something to be really proud of, well done to all involved,” she added. Andrew Chapple, Service
Manager, YAP & Investing in Children Membership Scheme Assessor, said: “It has been a genuine privilege to complete the Investing in Children Assessment at the adolescent unit at Saint John of God Hospital. “From meeting the young
people at the unit, we had no hesitation in recommending the Investing in Children Membership award for 2017, as the young people were able to give us ample examples of where the staff listened to them and the positive changes that followed.
“We believe that when organisations regularly reflect and are committed to how they are involving young people in the decision making process, it will lead to better services with better outcomes for the young people involved.”
Public consultation on Home Care Services Minister for Health, Simon Harris and Minister of State for Mental Health and Older People, Jim Daly, have announced the opening of a public consultation on home care services. The consultation is being carried out in order to help inform the development of a new statutory scheme and system of regulation for home care services. Minister Harris said his priority is to ensure that our older people get the best care possible. "For many that is longterm nursing home care, but for many others that care can be provided in their own homes, surrounded by the people and communities that they love," he said. "Unfortunately, as a country, the only statutory
scheme we have in place at present to care for our elderly is the Nursing Homes Support Scheme, ‘a Fair Deal’. I am determined to change this and to establish a new statutory homecare scheme which is affordable and sustainable. "We will also introduce a system of regulation for home care so that the public can be confident that the services provided are of a high standard. By doing this, we will help to ensure that people can continue to live with confidence, security and dignity in their own homes, for as long as possible." Minister Daly said: “Homecare is an increasingly important part of the supports we offer to older people, and will continue to increase in importance into the future, as our ageing population
scheme. grows. "As such, today is just "It is estimated that about 20 per cent of the over 65 the start of a broader conpopulation receive some sultation process on home form of community-based care," he added. "This will support service annually ensure that everyone with from the State. I am com- an interest in home care will mitted to enabling more be given the opportunity care in the community for to have their voice heard." older people and others with The consultation paper is particularly aimed at identified care needs. "I would like to find out people who use what people think about home care sercurrent home care ser- vices, their famvices – what is working well ilies and the puband what needs to be im- general proved. I also want to hear lic. However, the public’s views on what everyone with an the future scheme should interest, including look like. This will help us health and soto design a home care sys- cial care protem that better meets the v i d e r s ; needs of service users." Minister Daly said he intends to consult with stakeholders throughout the process of developing the new
health and social care workers; advocacy groups; those providing complementary services (such as meals-on-wheels and social activities); and representative organisations are welcome to participate. The consultation paper is available online at http:// health.gov.ie/consultations and the closing date for submissions is August 31. ▪▪ Health Minister Simon Harris
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Local GAA fans urged to get on the ball with new campaign AS a long-standing sponsor of the GAA All Ireland Football Championships, SuperValu is keeping its eye on the ball this summer. The retailer is set to reinforce its unwavering support and commitment to local communities across Ireland by introducing a new campaign (#BehindTheBall) that will help inspire the future stars of Dublin GAA and encourage more people to volunteer for their local GAA club. Kicking off in all SuperValu stores nationwide, the company will commence a nine-week programme which will see individual retailers donate 55,000 GAA ‘First Touch’ footballs to clubs across the country.
It is an ambitious initiative designed to get children as young as six playing football and exercising more regularly. Through the initiative, SuperValu customers will receive ‘#BehindTheBall’ tokens, which they can then use to allocate to a local GAA club of their choice at the instore collection points. Furthermore, SuperValu will roll out a number of GAA volunteer camps throughout the summer designed to encourage parents to volunteer at their local club and give them the skills to teach and develop the kids across all aspects of the game. Families will be urged to get #BehindTheBall and play an active role in their clubs with the intention of
strengthening clubs’ volunteer pools and getting inactive families more active in their community. These events will be supported by SuperValu’s lineup of exciting GAA ambassadors, including Dublin GAA’s Bernard Brogan. As a winner of four All Ireland medals, Bernard Brogan realises just how important it is to get children playing sport from as early an age as possible. Playing with St Oliver Plunkett’s for over two decades, Brogan knows that a plentiful supply of footballs is vital to club members and to the club’s development. Bernard is urging shoppers to support their local GAA club by getting behind SuperValu’s new initiative.
“It’s a privilege to support SuperValu’s exciting ‘Behind The Ball’ campaign,” said Bernard. “I can still remember the first time I got to train and play with St Oliver Plunkett’s. “It’s a very special memory that turned out to be the start of an amazing journey, which has seen me play at every level for club and county not to mention the fact that I made friends for life along the way. “So make sure you visit your local SuperValu store and support your local GAA club. Whether you’re a member of a GAA club or not this is a really positive way to give back to children in your local community.” Speaking at the launch,
Luke Moriarty of Moriarty’s SuperValu, said: “Over the course of our long-standing partnership with the GAA, we have worked tirelessly to ensure that our sponsor-
ship activities have had a direct impact on our local communities, enabling us to become a genuine force for building better communities in the likes of Balbriggan and
Skerries. “This year, we aim to inspire more children and their families to get involved in the wonderful world of the GAA.”
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and their systems extract essential nutrition as the digestible fibre passes through the stomach and intestines for the second time. The rabbit's digestive tract is adapted to digest a large amount of Rabbits will eat the caecotrophs directly as they pass from the fibre. They need two kinds of fibre in their diet; digestible and indi- body, generally at quiet times of the day/ night, so in a healthy gestible, together we call this ‘beneficial fibre’. The first gives them rabbit caecotrophs should never be seen. Finding caecotrophs in the hutch or stuck to your rabbit can be a sign of poor gut health, essential nutrients and the second keeps their digestive system and you should seek advice from your vet. moving effectively. Failing to provide adequate portions of the right kind of fibre can Indigestible fibre passes through their digestive system and is rapidly lead to illness, which can sometimes be fatal excreted as separate, round, hard droppings. This process keeps the digestive system moving and stimulates their appetite. Digestible fibre is moved up into an organ called the caecum - this Why is hay so important? is like a giant appendix. Good bacteria in the caecum ferments the fibre which then emerges in the form of clumps of sticky dropA rabbit's complex digestive system means they need to constantpings called caecotrophs. ly snack on hay throughout the day to keep things moving inside, Rabbits then re-ingest the caecotrophs directly from their bottoms and help prevent blockages,
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Greece’s carefree island Rick Steeves THE island of Hydra less than two hours south of Athens by ferry - offers the ideal Greek island experience, and doesn't even require a long journey across the Aegean. It has one real town, no real roads, no cars, and not even any bikes. Water taxis whisk travellers from the quaint little harbour to isolated beaches and taverns Donkeys are the main way to transport things here. These surefooted beasts of burden, laden with everything from sandbags and bathtubs to bottled water, climb stepped lanes. Behind each mule-train toils a human pooper-scooper; I imagine picking up after your beast is required. On Hydra, a traffic jam is three donkeys and a fisherman. Hydra (pronounced EE-drah) is hardly undiscovered. In 1956, Sophia Loren came here to play a Hydriot sponge diver in the film ‘Boy on a Dolphin’, propelling the little island onto the international stage. (A statue honouring the film sits just outside of town along the coastal path.) By the 1960s Hydra had become a favourite retreat for celebrities, wellheeled tourists, and artists and writers, who drew inspiration from the idyllic surroundings. The late Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen lived here for a time - and was inspired to compose his beloved song ‘Bird on the Wire’ after observing just that here on Hydra. To honour the expat poet, the town is naming the street in front of his house after him. Not that street names mean much - locals ignore addresses, and few lanes are labelled. Expect to get lost in Hydra…and enjoy it when you do. Today visitors only have to count the yachts to figure out that Hydra's economy is still based on the sea. Tourists wash ashore with the many private and public boats that come and go, but few venture beyond the harbour front. Locals, proud of the extravagant yachts moored for the night, like to tell of movie stars who make regular visits. Little Hydra - which has produced military heroes, influential aristocrats, and political leaders - is packed with history.
▪▪ Travellers linger along Hydra’s harbour, where humble boats and luxury yachts bob in the stunningly blue water. PHOTO: RICK STEVES
▪▪ As there are no cars on Hydra, visitors who don’t pack light may need to hire a donkey. PHOTO: RICK STEVES Rusted old cannons are scattered about town, and black, pitted anchors decorate squares. Hydra also has a few small museums, including a historical museum and a wealthy shipping magnate's mansion. But while the history is somewhat interesting, the beauty of Hydra is in relaxing at a café and aimlessly wandering its back lanes. Once, I decided to head uphill from my hotel, and my small detour became a delightful little odyssey. While I had no intention of anything more than a lazy stroll, one inviting lane after another drew me up, up, up to the top of the town. Here, shabby homes enjoyed grand views, tired burros ambled along
untethered, and island life trudged on, oblivious to tourism. Although Hydra's beaches are nothing to get excited about, there's no shortage of places to swim. The one swimming spot right in Hydra town has steps that lead down from the sidewalk to a series of small concrete platforms with ladders into the sea. And a few decent beaches lie within a pleasant, easy walk of town; Mandraki Bay, Kaminia Castello, and Vlychos. Distant beaches on the south-western tip of the island (Bisti and Agios Nikolaos) really get you away from it all, but are best reached by boat. As sunset nears, I head for the rustic and picturesque village of Kaminia, which hides behind the headland from
▪▪ Street names don’t mean much in Hydra. Hydra, about a 15-minute walk along the coastal path. Kaminia's pocket-sized harbour shelters the community's fishing boats, and its tavern, perched on a bluff above, boasts my favourite, irresistible dinner views on Hydra. Sitting on the porch with a glass of ouzo and some munchies, I watch the sun dip gently into the Saronic Gulf. At twilight, I walk back to town along the lamplit coastal lane, under a ridge lined with derelict windmills. Back in town, I settle on a ferry cleat the size of a stool, scanning the scene. Big flat-screen TVs flicker from every other yacht. All the high rollers seem to be back on board watching movies.
I observe the pleasant evening routine of strolling and socialising. Dice clatter on backgammon boards, entrepreneurial cats seem busy, children chase soccer balls, and in a low-profile corner, a tethered goat chews on something inedible. From the other end of town comes the happy music of a christening party. Dancing women fill the building, while their children mimic them in the street. Farther down, two elderly, black-clad women sit like tired dogs on the curb. Succumbing to the lure of a pastry shop, I order some honey-soaked baklava. I tell the baker I'm American. "Oh," he says, shaking his head with sadness and pity, "You work too hard." I answer, "Right. But not today."
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BOOKS About the Author: PAULINE Lawless is a lively mother of five and a grandmother who when she retired decided to try her hand at writing with great success. She founded Superslim Slimming Clubs, taught aerobics and ran wine courses in the midlands for many years. She then joined an international cosmetic company as Midlands Area Manager. She now lives between Ireland, Belgium and Florida, where she continues to write.
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UNNY and Richard McElroy decide to take the family on a cruise in the Caribbean for Christmas.
As they prepare to leave their oldest daughter, Jess, lands on their doorstep from London and announces she's left her husband having found him in bed with the cleaner. She joins the party although she and her younger sister, Sarah, do not see eye to eye. Tony Kenny is also taking his long-suffering wife, Ann, and his college student children Jack and Emily on the same cruise. Tony is arrogant and a bully and obsessed with staying young. He finds the young and beautiful Jess irresistible. Lastly, Declan Jordan, a serial cheater, has to get away with his wife, Cassie, for fear that his current mistress, Alix, who they cannot avoid meeting over Christmas, will blow his marriage to pieces. Cassie has suspicions that he is cheating on her once again but when he arrives home to say they are going on a cruise for Christmas, a second
honeymoon as he calls it, she is pleasantly surprised. All three families arrive excited at the prospect of two glorious weeks cruising the Caribbean. However, all does not go as well as planned as under sunny blue skies, the families interact and become friends. Unfortunately for Declan, Alix has discovered his plan and seeks revenge. When she turns up on the cruise, all hell breaks loose. Sarah, a beautiful but impossibly spoilt young lady, gets involved with a group of Italians who turn out to be professional thieves; Jess goes off the rails and has an affair with a married man. His wife finds out and lastly Alix comes to an untimely end. When the cruise is over the McElroys (who separate) and the Kennys (minus one) all continue holidaying in Florida for a week. Declan stays in Florida too ...but not on a holiday.
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Rwandan memories haunt a child survivor But the gang will not let him go so easily. After a violent incident, Theo is forced to go on the run. Hiding out with Deidre’s father, a man with secrets of his own, Theo Theo is haunted by a memory finally learns the truth about his fiwitnessing his Hutu father killing nal, shocking memory of his family. the family’s Tutsi labourer, Shema. Both Theo and Deidre need to These and other flashbacks to his childhood complicate his efforts to decide how to make peace with find a place for himself in a country the past and take charge of their futures. coming down from the Celtic Tiger For Deidre, it means facing the high. reality of her relationship at last. Theo is drifting into adulthood; For Theo, this means finding the the career that his schooling promised him has not materialised, he is truth of what happened to him as a child and reconciling himself to being drawn imperceptibly deeper into Dublin’s feared criminal gangs those things he will never know. Clar Ni Chonghaile is the also the and beginning to make a name for author of ‘Fractered (2016). himself as a drug dealer. She was born in London but grew As cover for this, he takes a job in a restaurant, where he meets Deir- up in An Spidéal, County Galway. She left Ireland aged 19 to join dre Walsh, a mother-of-three who is beaten by her electrician husband. Reuters in London as a graduate trainee journalist. But they are connected by more Clár has been a reporter and than just chance; Deidre’s children are Theo’s contemporaries, and the editor for over 20 years, living and violence of the world Theo is begin- working in Spain, France, the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Kenya. ning to inhabit threatens them all. She now lives in St Albans, After a showdown with his girlEngland, with her husband and two friend and witnessing the brutality daughters. of his criminal bosses first hand, Her debut novel, ‘Fractured’ was Theo realises he needs to escape published by Legend Press. this life and find something better. THÉONESTE Mukansonera came to Dublin as a young child, a survivor from the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
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Gardaí conduct a live training exercise in Dublin GARDAI conducted a live counter-terrorism exercise in Dublin city centre last Friday. Various scenarios including a car crash and individuals being stabbed by the attacker were played out. One ‘incident’ occurred at a train station in the city centre where two men drove a van into a pedestrian. They then travelled on foot, armed with a knife and gun, into the station. Gardaí, including an armed unit, arrived at the scene shortly after the men entered the station. The two men attacked more people in the station until one of them was captured by gardaí after hand grenades were detonated. The other man made it onto a train with a gun taking passengers hostage. Then a negotiation took place between him and gardaí. According to the gardai,
▪▪ Armed gardai in action last Friday. the focus of the exercise was to simulate a terrorist incident which would prompt appropriate responses from local Garda strategic and operational command per-
sonnel, gardaí from the Dublin Metropolitan Region, the ERU (Emergency Response Unit), ASU (Armed Support Unit), Garda Air Support unit and staff from Irish Rail.
It had been planned since last April and Garda Commissioner Noirín O'Sullivan was on site observing. Superintendent Sean Ward said a lot of work had
gone into preparing for the excercise. “It had been planned since last April,” he said. “It was an exercise that's been leading on from other exercises that have been taking place
with the ambulance service, with the fire service and with the military over the last two years. “It's an ongoing process in terms of exercises, and there will be further exercises later on in the year as well, but this is a live exercise.” Speaking ahead of the excercise, the Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, met with senior Garda management. “Today's exercise was a clear demonstration of the robust Garda capability in responding to critical incidents,” the minister said. “The front-line and armed response in these scenarios is backed up by sophisticated command and control arrangements and the range of other Garda resources, including communications and air support. “While a terrorist attack here may be unlikely, the authorities are in no way complacent in the measures
being taken to respond to that threat. “Planning and preparedness by the Garda authorities for such incidents extends across the Garda organisation and engages also with other key stakeholders, including the Defence Forces and the other emergency services,” the minister added. “The exercise is part of an ongoing process of planning and training that to a large extent takes place quietly and behind the scenes. That said, this work goes on relentlessly. “I hope the public nature of today's exercise will provide reassurance with regard to measures that are in place in this regard. “The women and men of An Garda Síochána fulfil a role that is essential to the State, ensuring community safety and protecting our security. That can be dangerous job but they have a proud record in doing it.”
Huge response to childcare campaign PARENTS have been encouraged to inform themselves about childcare supports that will help them financially from September. There have been over 173,000 page visits to an information website - affordablechildcare.ie - in the past month according to Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton. “I strongly encourage all parents in Dublin to log on to the website and get informed," he said. “Up to 70,000 children will have extra supports negotiated in this year’s budget come into force at the start of the pre-school year, with some children will receive childcare benefits up to €7,500. This will really benefit families in Dublin. “We are enhancing existing targeted childcare supports by as much as 50 per cent. There will be improved access to subsidies for providers – with the traditional Community Childcare Scheme (CCS) being extended to both community and
▪▪ Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton. private providers." Minister Bruton said overall total spending on child care programmes this year is €466 million, representing a 79 per cent increase on figures in 2015. "Now we must ensure that families receive the benefit of this," he said. “Families will benefit in two ways. Firstly, the changes will see a universal benefit for every child under three-years-old. "Universal subsidies, of up to €1,040 per annum, which will be available for all children aged between six and 36 months in full time child-
care. “The second targeted support is based on income and also for those parents who have had to turn down jobs, training and education because they cannot afford childcare." Minister Bruton added: “As Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone has said, this is the first big step, but there is still much work to done in this area. I am assured that the Minister (Zappone) is focused on quality of childcare, accessibility and also recognition for the workers who provide services."
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Successful Learn+Work programme returns AFTER the highly regarded success of last year’s inaugural Learn+Work Programme, the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown’s (ITB) Department of Informatics has opened its doors to recruit a new wave of students looking to access career opportunities in the ICT sector. Growing demand for skills in the ICT sector, and the increasing interest in technology programmes amongst school leavers and mature students, led to ITB’s establishment of the Learn+Work Programme in Networking Technologies last year. It’s a full time course combining blocks of academic study with blocks of paid industry work placement. This work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work-ready
skills to gain employment upon graduation. Following completion, students are awarded a Higher Certificate in Science in Computing and Networking Technologies. The networking technologies course was designed in partnership with Technology Ireland ICT Skillnet to provide students with in-company placement, which accounts for approximately 50 per cent of the course. This is accompanied by academic studies that provide the upto-date technical and communication skills that are in high demand within the ICT sector. These skills include modules on computer systems, server administration and networks as well as the knowledge required to achieve highly valued industry certified awards such as CompTIA, Linux, Cisco, Microsoft and VMware, which
are also facilitated through ITB. Students like Emmet Quinn (23) from Raheny receive exposure to experienced and creative mindsets, whilst making valuable connections with innovative companies such as Fleet Connect, based in Blanchardstown Corporate Park who provide Wi-Fi and technology solutions for public transport. According to Emmet, the paid work experience was a real clincher in applying for the course, helping him to keep his independence and focus on his studies, which other courses might not have provided. “The lack of fees allows me much more time to focus on my studies and puts me at a great advantage in terms of having the time to work on assignments and certifications,” he says. “The certifications them-
▪▪ Tom Nolan, Lecturer in Informatics, with student Emmet Quinn and Mark Keyes, Work Placement Coordinator, ITB. PHOTO: ANDRES POVEDA selves are also massively beneficial to my professional development, and for future job applications.” Patrick Cotter, CEO of Fleet Connect, where Emmet is currently undertaking his work experience, believes the industry needs staff with a multiple of skills. “In today’s climate, people need to do more than run a cable or connect a router,” he explained. “A new recruit needs to possess excellent commu-
nication skills, be adept at solving problems, take ownership of their job and be able to react to situations swiftly and confidently. “This is why we joined ITB’s Learn+Work programme. We believe it’s a win-win situation because students get the opportunity to grow, learn and build a portfolio, while we get to avail of the best staff in the business.” Work Placement Coordinator with ITB, Mark Keyes, says the programme is a
Capital funding boost for Institutes of Technology apprenticeship programmes CAPITAL funding of just over €8million for 10 Institutes of Technology to support apprenticeship programmes was announced last week. The funding will enable the institutions to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works for the implementation of new syllabi for four existing apprenticeships in Electrical, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Metal Fabrication and Plumbing. Funding is also being provided to purchase equipment and carry out enabling works for a new apprenticeship in Pipefitting in Cork Institute of Technology.
The funding is being provided by the Department of Education and Skills through the Higher Education Authority (HEA). The recently published Action Plan to expand Apprenticeship and Traineeship in Ireland sets out how state agencies, education and training providers and employers will work together to deliver on the Action Plan for Education’s commitments on the expansion of apprenticeship and traineeship in the period to 2020. Announcing the funding, Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the funding supports a Government objective to expand appren-
ticeships and traineeships in the period to 2020 and ensure they are an attractive path for people to take. “We plan to more than double the number of annual Apprenticeship and Traineeship registrations to 14,000 by 2020,” he added. “Apprenticeships and traineeships give an exciting career path for many young people. As well as modernising existing apprenticeships we are also focused on supporting the development of new programmes. “A key commitment set out in the plan for this year was the issuing of a second call for apprenticeship proposals to refresh the pipe-
line of proposals already established through the first call. “The second call opened on May 4 and will remain open until September 1. I urge employers to come forward with new apprenticeship proposals that can be developed to meet the skill needs in their sectors.” Minister of State for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, said she was delighted with the funding. “Institutes of Technology will be rolling out new syllabi in the 2017/18 academic year for Electrical, Heavy Vehicle Mechanics, Metal Fabrication and Plumbing,” she added.
▪▪ Minister for Education, Richard Bruton. “It’s fantastic to see the development of the apprenticeship and traineeship career paths and the provision of opportunities for people to learn skills and get handson experience.”
win-win opportunity. “The businesses we partner with tell us that they see the course as a low-risk recruitment opportunity; using the placement period as a method of assessing prospective employees for future vacancies,” he explains. “And of course this goes both ways, with students developing a very real impression of the IT industry, as well as a ‘taster’ of potential employers and workplaces.”
The programme prepares candidates for careers in Networking, Data Centre and Cloud based disciplines, with roles including: Desktop service and support, Network Operation Centre Engineer, Information Security Engineer, Systems Administrator, Cisco Network Engineer, Helpdesk Engineer, Field Service Engineer and Pre-Sales Engineer. Interested applicants can apply directly to www.itb. ie/learnandwork for an aptitude test and interview.
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Citroen’s C4 Grand Picasso has had a new make-over Seán Creedon CITROEN’S C4 Picasso has had a make-over and is now available as a five and seven-seater. I drove the latter, but didn’t have much use for the third row of seats and used that spare area at the rear for shopping, suitcases etc. There are discreet changes, but as with most other cars that get a revamp you would need to be wearing your anorak to spot all the improvements. The three-tiered light effect, which is synonymous with Citroen’s design, is retained. The LED lights are intensified with a chrome trim and you also get a lower front bumper. At the back the 3D effect
▪▪ The new C4 Grand Picasso. lights are standard with new rear chevrons and black gloss with chrome surround, giving a more modern look.
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Dublin City Council We, Kevin Sweeney and Caitriona Farrelly intend to apply for Permission for a development at 125 Howth Road, Clontarf, Dublin 3. The development will consist of the following: The demolition of a single storey garage to the side; construction of a two storey extension to the side and rear; construction of a one storey extension to the rear; internal alterations to the existing ground and first floors; new rooflights to the side and rear; widening the existing vehicular entrance driveway onto Howth Road; all associated siteworks, ancillary drainage and landscaping. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of the Planning Authority during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the Authority in writing on the payment of the prescribed fee within the period of five weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the Authority of the application.
Dublin City Council Permission sought by Mrs Patricia Barton for construction of a new 2 storey 4 bedroom dwelling at site at side of 7 Lorcan Crescent with boundary to Lorcan Grove, Santry, Dublin 9. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.
We Padraig and Rachel Mc Crum intend to apply for planning permission for a development on this site at 18A Foxfield Lawn, Raheny, Dublin 5. The development will consist of the construction of a dormer window to side of existing roof and internal alterations to convert existing attic space into a storage area with velux windows to side, all to existing house. The planning application can be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. during its public opening hours ( 9.00a.m. - 4.30p.m) A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee of 20 euro within the period of 5 weeks, beginning on the date of the receipt by the authority of the application and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions or may refuse to grant permission.
PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Eamon Cassidy, intend to apply to Dublin City Council for permission to widen the existing vehicular access to the front of the property from 240cm to 285cm at 102 Foxfield Park, Raheny, D05 EY05. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00a.m.- 4.30p.m.). A submission or observation in relation to the application may be made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application, and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application. The planning authority may grant permission subject to or without conditions, or may refuse to grant permission.
ROADS ACT 1993 – SECTION 75 PROPOSED TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF TOP OF BLACKWOOD LANE (AT PORTMARNOCK SPORTS AND LEISURE CENTRE), TORCAILL ESTATE & TOP OF REDFERN AVE/ WENDELL AVE AND PART OF R106, (FROM JCT OF WENDELL AVE TO BLACKBERRY LANE), PORTMARNOCK CO. DUBLIN. An application has been made for the temporary closure of the following roads:-
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TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF NEW STREET, MALAHIDE, CO. DUBLIN Fingal County Council has made an order for the temporary closure of New Street, Malahide from its junction with Ross Cottages to the junction with Main Street/The Mall. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate the Malahide Festival 2017. The period of the temporary closure will be from: Friday 28th July 2017 at 17:00hrs to Sunday 30th July 2017 at 23.00hrs. The alternative route for traffic travelling in the area during the proposed closure is as follows: • Traffic travelling from Bissett’s Strand will divert via The Green and St. James Terrace to access Main Street/The Mall areas.
• Part of the R106 (Portmarnock to Malahide, Coast Road) from the junction of Wendell Ave to Blackberry Lane, in Portmarnock Village. The purpose of this closure is to facilitate the Portmarnock Athletic Club Road to Beach 10K Race. The period of the proposed temporary closure will be: Thursday 24th August 2017, from 18.55hrs to 19.40hrs. The alternative route for traffic travelling in the area during the proposed closure is as follows:• Traffic travelling from the Malahide to Portmarnock/ Baldoyle area will divert via Church Road, The Hill, R124/and Station Road (L2150), Portmarnock. • Traffic travelling from Baldoyle/ Sutton area to Malahide must also divert via Station Road and R124. Access to Upper Carrickhill will be via Carrickhill Road Lower. • Local access will be facilitated where possible and extensive diversion and information signage will be in place.
Fingal County Council regrets any inconvenience caused in relation to this matter.
Any interested person may lodge an objection in writing with the Administrative Officer, Howth/Malahide Operations Department, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15 or via email to HowMalOpArea@fingal.ie to arrive no later than 4.00p.m. on Monday 24th July 2017.
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• Access to Malahide Marina area will be via Old Street. Traffic travelling from Malahide Marina will divert via The Green and St. James’ Terrace.
Dublin City Council. We Tony and Jacqueline Howard intend to apply for planning permission for development at 7 Vernon Park, Clontarf, Dublin 3. The proposed development will consist of demolitions of existing shed structure to the side of existing house and partial demolitions to existing gable end wall to the side of the existing house to accommodate new extension. Proposed construction of a new single storey extension to the front and the side of existing house comprising of 2no. New bedrooms, 1no. Utility room and 1no. Porch entrance. Proposed minor internal modifications and decoration to the existing house. Proposed removing and re-sizing of existing window to the side of the property to accommodate roof structure to the side. Proposed widening of vehicular access to the front of the property. The planning application may be inspected or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the office’s of Dublin City Council Planning, Department Block 4 Ground Floor Civic Offices Wood Quay Dublin 8 during its public opening hours (9.00 4.30) A submission or observation in relation to the application maybe made in writing to the planning authority on payment of the prescribed fee (€20.00) within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application and such submissions or observations will be considered by the planning authority in making a decision on the application.
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PLANNING DUBLIN Dublin City Council I, Alan Adams, intend to apply for permission for alterations to existing 4 bedroomed, 2 storey detached dwelling (Reg. Ref.: 4282/16) to a 5 bedroomed, 2.5 storey detached dwelling at this site 1 St. David’s Grove, Artane, Dublin 5. The development will consist of the conversion of the attic space for habitable use, minor elevation changes to include dormer to the front elevation and 2 no. skylights in the roof to the rear. The planning application may be inspected, or purchased at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the offices of Dublin City Council during its public opening hours and a submission or observation in relation to the application may be made to the authority in writing on payment of the prescribed fee within the period of 5 weeks beginning on the date of receipt by the authority of the application.
PLANNING DUBLIN Fingal County Council Further Information. Alison and Collette Armstrong, 38 Strand Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, signed Colette Armstrong. F17A/0093. The significant further information/revised plans, in relation to the application have been furnished to the Planning Authority, and are available for inspection or purchase at a fee not exceeding the reasonable cost of making a copy, at the office of the authority during its public opening hours. Submissions or observations in relation to the further i n f o rm a t i o n / r e vi s e d plans may be made in writing on payment of a prescribed fee, no later than 2 weeks after receipt of the newspaper notice and the site notice with the planning authority
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MALAHIDE TENNIS CLUB GIG
Malahide Tennis Club has announced that this year’s club summer event will feature a spectacular line up that includes Ryan Sheridan, Something Happens and The 4 of Us. This year’s gig will be hosted by Radio Nova’s Pat Courtenay The event will take place in the heart of Malahide on July 29 to coincide with the Malahide Festival. There are still some tickets left at €35 and they can be booked online at www. malahidelive.com
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There is no better time than the summer months to get fit and one of the easiest forms of exercise is walking. 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 the participants for a walk. For more information contact David Phelan on 087-6525001 or Madeleine Ebbs on 086-8150286.
IRISH OPEN TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP
Get in the mood for U2’s gig in Croke Park this weekend with the help of tribute band ZOOROPA, who take to the stage in the Button Factory, Temple Bar, on Friday (July 21). With a full 2-hour performance expect to hear all the classics, new songs and of course the rare gems. So, if you didn't get a ticket for Croker, never fear. You won't need binoculars for this one, it's up close and personal. The Button Factory, along with the Irish Rock 'N' Roll Museum will become a U2 hub welcoming fans from around the world with a 20 per cent discount when you show them your ZOOROPA ticket. It could be the perfect way to kick off your U2 The Joshua Tree Tour weekend in Dublin. Tickets cost €10 from Eventbrite. Doors open at 7.30pm and over 18's ID required.
The AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship will return to the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club in Dublin from July 22 to 29. The newly revamped championship will include both men’s and women’s singles and doubles events. Aside from the prize money on offer, world-ranking points will also be won. Tickets for the AIG Irish Open Tennis Championship are available from Tennis Ireland by emailing email@example.com. Members of the Irish tennis community are being encouraged to get involved through supporting the events at Fitzwilliam.
SWORDS SUMMER FESTIVAL
Great excitement for all the family is promised at the annual Swords Summer Festival 2017 this weekend. The festival promises to be bigger and better this year and will take place over four days from July 20 to 23. The Fingal Events team have put together a programme to suit all tastes with lots of free family entertainment as well as music, drama, history, and of course, the Fingal 10K with more than 4,000 runners taking part. For further information, to see the full programme and to keep up to date, follow www.facebook.com/EventsinFingal/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Dublin Maker is a free to attend, community run event, which will be held this Saturday (July 22) from 10am in Merrion Square. it takes the form of a ‘show and tell’ experience where inventors/makers sourced through an open call have an opportunity to showcase their creations in a carnival atmosphere. It is a family friendly showcase of invention, creativity and resourcefulness, and a celebration of the maker movement. Makers range from tech enthusiasts to crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, science clubs, students, authors and commercial exhibitors
The Dublin International Piano Festival is taking place from July 22 to 30 in various locations around the city. This year a stellar line up of events features piano maestros from Ireland and the world over. Highlights include classical and electronic aficionado Francesco Tristano, Russian 'Titan of the Piano' Berezovsky plus Schubertiade with Dr Evelyne Brancart and Archie Chen. The fifth annual showcase of the world’s finest pianists will be held at various venues across Dublin city including The National Concert Hall, Dublin City Gallery: The Hugh Lane and Rathmines’ Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Conservatory of Music and Drama. Tickets for this annual music extravaganza featuring the best of global piano talent are now available by visiting www.pianofestival.ie.
SUMMER OF HERITAGE
The Summer of Heritage programme of events is a series of free guided tours run by the Heritage Office of Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. They are suitable for families, historic groups and individuals interested in local history. This year there are 30 free guided tours to offer to the visiting public. The Biosphere Tour of the Bay requires a payment, and this tour must be pre-booked through the Office of Dublin Bay Cruises by phone on 01-9011757.
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From the Archives We take a look back at extracts from old newspapers to see what was in the news this month from years gone by ▪▪ Lower Main Street, Rush, c. 1905. There is a long main street extending from the harbour. Children play in the street, which has many thatched cottages. PHOTO AND CAPTION: ‘Images of Ireland’, North Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.
▪▪ Irish Independent, July 12, 1927
▪▪ Evening Herald, July 12, 1938
▪▪ The Royal Visit to Dublin on July 8, 1911. King George V and Queen Mary in the Royal Barge are seen approaching the wharf at Kingstown. PHOTO AND CAPTION: ‘Images of Ireland’, South Dublin, by Derek Stanley. Published by Gill & Macmillan/The History Press.
▪▪ Freeman’s Journal, July 27, 1855
▪▪ Irish Press, July 18, 1986
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