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Welcome to Edition 49 of InTallaght
St Patrick’s Day is on the horizon, a day for family and friends to celebrate their Irishness, a day of celebration for the GAA with their club Finals in Croke Park and the focus of Seachtain Na Gealige, a two week long celebration of the Irish Language. But alas already the radio shows are abuzz with negative chatter, the newspapers writers are sharpening their quills.
So what if 20 odd government ministers are going abroad to sell Ireland, we hear it every year, it never changes and the mindless moaning will not help. There have already been calls on national radio for the pubs to close to stop the anti social behavior that the media cover with glee each year. Is it ever as bad as they report? I don’t think so. So this year go to the parade or watch the match, tell every American you meet that you are Daniel O’Connell’s great great grandson but don’t be afraid to venture out. It’s not the Sodom and Gomorrah that the media would have you believe!
Happy St Patrick’s Day everyone!
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10 The Irish Fairy Door Company Will Install Little Fairy Doors So That Fairies Can Move In & Become Friends With Visiting Children
Permanent New Magical Fairy Wood In Corkagh Park Launched by Mayor Looney
Working with South Dublin County Council, the “Fairy Wood” is sponsored by The Irish Fairy Door Company, an Irish-owned company who make little fairy doors for children to place in their homes so that fairies can move in and become their friends. Discover little fairy doors hidden high up in the trees, amongst the leaves.
You can download a map online or you can simply scan the QR code on the signs in the park to access the map on your smartphone. The map tells the stories of the trees and the fairies that visit. The name of each of the fairies has been written on a plaque below the tree they live in with a description of what they do. There are many fairy characters to discover such as “Big Red” the guardian of the fairy wood; “Ray” who helps the sun shine through the trees and “Luna”, the moonlight fairy. There is also a fairy picnic area, a “Worry Tree” where you can leave all your worries behind and a “Wishing Tree” with a special seat where you can sit and make a wish! The Corkagh Park Fairy Wood will be open all year round and we’ve been told the fairies will be visiting Tymon Park very soon.
Bus Rapid Transit Public Consultation
The National Transport Authority has launched a public consultation on proposals for a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) network for Dublin – “Swiftway”. Full project details and response facilities are available now on the Authority’s website at www.nationaltransport.ie.
Members of the public are invited to review the proposals and submit their suggestions and feedback before the deadline of 5.00pm on March 18th.
BRT is a high-quality, high-capacity, comfortable form of transport, offering attractive multi-door vehicles, off-board ticketing and frequent services along key strategic corridors using a priority bus lane. It offers the performance and service characteristics of a light-rail system like Luas – but at about a third of the cost. BRT services will connect with the existing Bus, Luas and Rail network in the city, enhancing the benefits of the public transport system for everyone.
Google Doodle Finalist
A very talented young artist, Kelly McCabe aged 8 from Scoil Carmel, Tallaght has reached the final of Ireland's Doodle for Google competition. After reviewing thousands of creative doodle submissions Google’s team of expert judges has narrowed it down to 75 finalists. It is now down to the public vote which closes on March 10th. The winner will be announced on March 24th. The winner will see his or her artwork on the Google Ireland homepage, receive a €5,000 college scholarship and a €10,000 technology grant for his or her school as well as a Chromebook for themselves and their teacher. Best of luck Kelly!
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Arts Grants and Bursary Awards 2014
Applications are now invited for the South Dublin County Council Arts Bursary Awards 2014. There are two categories this year for artists who are originally from, living in, or working in the South Dublin County Council administrative area. To apply, download the relevant application form from www.sdcc.ie, and return by post or by hand to: The Arts Office, South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
1.) Bursaries for Individual Artists
South Dublin County Council allocates bursaries annually to support individual artists in all disciplines pursuing a particular project or to further enhance their career within the arts. The maximum award is €2500. The awards are made by a multidisciplinary selection panel.
2.) Annette Halpin Memorial Music Award
This award of €2,000 is available for young musicians/composers/singer s (up to 25 years of age), in the South Dublin County, to support their professional development, which might include but is not confined to master classes, purchase of instruments, recording, or travel.
Closing date for all applications: 28th March at 1pm.
NOISE Flicks 2014 Workshops at RUA RED March 22nd NOISE Flicks is a youth film festival initiative that began in March 2009. It aims to showcase and celebrate the creative talent of young people in South Dublin County, ages 14 to 18. The festival also aims to provide an opportunity for young people to meet and hear from professionals in the filmmaking industry.
This year’s workshops include: Comedy Improvisation For TV & Film Workshop, Prop And Set Making For Film Workshop, and a Drawing Storyboards For TV And Film Workshop
Workshops are €5 including lunch and only one workshop per person. They are from 11am -4pm. Booking only accepted through RUA RED. Please drop in or phone on 01-4515860. Places are limited so book early! NOISE Flicks is an initiative of South Dublin County Council Arts Office. For more see:
Celebrating International Women’s Day On Friday March 7th, over 150 of Ireland’s leading business women from the private and public sectors as well as the NGO community gathered in Dublin Castle to celebrate International Women’s Day with a theme of “Overcoming Adversity through Collaboration”. Leading speakers included Anne O’Mahony, Head of Concern International, Emer Costello, MEP and Orla O’Connor, National Director – Women’s Council of Ireland. The event was MC’d by Mary Kennedy, TV Broadcaster, RTÉ and was hosted by Network Ireland and the European Parliament Information Office in conjunction with Concern
youbloom, the global music village, will be making a return to Dublin for three days from June 13th-15th. youbloom@Dublin incorporates both a music conference offering a chance to learn from and network with industry professionals and live gigs to showcase emerging talent. Live shows will be occupying the vibrant Dame District for three nights with up to 100 bands from around the world set to perform. Bands are encouraged to apply now through youbloom.com The application to play process closes on 16 March with the fee of €10 including access to the music conference for one person.
Worldwide and the National Women’s Council of Ireland.
International Women’s Day is one of the key national events for Network Ireland, a voluntary organisation set up thirty years ago to support women in business, the professions and the arts, with a growing national branch network consisting of some of Ireland’s leading women in business.
TCC is proud to open for registrations of interest for a Tallafest ‘14 to gauge interest from businesses, arts and crafts stalls, community groups, drama groups, street performers and sports clubs. Calling all dance groups, drama groups, art and crafters, performers, local businesses and sports clubs interested in registering interest in being part of Tallafest 2014 please contact TCC on their Facebook:
www.facebook.com/ tallaghtcommunitycouncil or email tallaghtperson @gmail.com before St Patricks day.
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Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas 2014
Tá Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas ar siúl ón 1 – 17 Márta – an t-am chun ár gcultúr a cheiliúradh le ceol, damhsa, na healaíona agus lenár dteanga álainn uathúil.
Tá féilire iontach arís ag Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas 2014 – ceolchoirmeacha le Kila, galf le Gaeilge, turais faoi stiúir Aerchór na hÉireann thart ar Aeradróm Mhic Easmuinn agus thart ar an iarsmalann atá ann, cur i láthair faoin rialtas áitiúil agus céard is ciall leis duitse, ranganna agus dianchúrsaí, ceardlanna, seisiúin ceoil thraidisiúnta agus turais agus neart eile. Tá os cionn 135 n-imeacht ar an gclár agus beidh an chuid is mó acu saor in aisce agus siamsúil. Coinnigh súil amach dár lógó agus bí cinnte go mbeidh anchraic go deo agat agus bí ag faire amach do na foirgnimh a bheidh á nglasú mar chuid de Sheachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas.
Seachtain Na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas runs from 1st to 17th March, and it’s that time of year when we come together to celebrate our culture through music, dance, arts and our unique and beautiful language.
Seachtain Na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas 2014 has a wonderful calendar of events which includes concerts by Kila, Golf as Gaeilge, a tour of Casement Aerodrome and
Seachtain na Gaeilge Átha Cliath Theas was officially launched in South Dublin County Council, County Hall, Tallaght. (l-r) Clr. Éamonn Walsh, Ceannfort Rónán Verling, an tAerchór, Méara Dermot Looney, Aoileann Nic Dhonnacha, Oifigeach Gaeilge, Bernard Dunne Patrún SnaGÁct agus Brían Ó Gáibhín, Áras Chrónáin Bernard.
its museum with the Irish Aer Corps, a presentation on local government and what it is to you, classes for all levels, beginners to advanced, workshops, traditional music sessions and more. There are over 135 events on the schedule for SnaGÁct 2014, with the vast majority of these events are free of charge and guaranteed to entertain. Keep an eye out for our logo, and you will be assured of some great Craic wherever you see it and don’t forget to keep an eye out for the greening of our buildings as part of the celebration of SnaGÁct.
Check out Facebook: www.facebook.com/snagact for more information and updates Photos by Rob O’Connor
IS FEARR GAEILGE BRISTE NÁ BÉARLA CLISTE!
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New Baby? Cura Dublin Offering Free Support Service Baby Boom
72,225 babies were born in Ireland in 2012, with birth rates in the last 5 years the highest they’ve been since 1980. That’s a whole lot of nappy changes, feeding times, and sleepless nights for us to deal with as a population. Being the parent of a new baby, even if it's not your first, can be challenging, leaving parents and guardians feeling stressed, exhausted, and sometimes feeling alone. As Denise Naughton, Project Worker with Cura’s Dublin Centre explains, that’s why Cura are offering support and practical information to parents.
Personal and Emotional Support
“There’s definitely a need out there for this kind of service.” says Denise. “It could be a mother with a colicky baby who just won’t stop crying, and she just needs a bit of support and reassurance, or a father who isn’t allowed to see his baby, or even a grandparent who is concerned. Maybe someone just wants to talk. We will listen. We can be there for them and help them through it.”
Counsellors in the Dublin centre are providing information on rights and entitlements, as well as personal support and counselling. The service is free of charge to all parents, grandparents and guardians of babies from birth to one year, and is provided on a one-to-one basis or over the phone. Cura’s Tallaght centre is located at TWS Hse, 1-2 Main Street, with centres also located in Dublin City Centre and Blanchardstown. Tel 01 6710598
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what sets him apart is his ability to pass the ball quickly and accurately.”
By Padraig Conlon
It's the springtime of 1994 and as Shamrock Rovers continue on their march towards a record breaking 15th league championship one 14 year old Hoop in the crowd is taking it all in. The youngster's name is Stephen McPhail and he is the grandson of Rovers physio Paddy Doran, a highly promising up and coming player with a love for the Hoops who has spent that season travelling around the country following the club. Twenty years later, and after a journey that's taken him via Leeds, Barnsley, Cardiff and Sheffield Wednesday, the circle is complete as a 34 year old McPhail steps up to curl a wonderful freekick into the back of the Glentoran net in his first appearance as a Rovers player. Looking back now McPhail feels that his early days following Rovers were fundamental in his development as a professional footballer.
“Back in the early nineties my grandad was there with Ray Treacy and I got quite close to most of the lads growing up, I got to see how they trained. It was great. It was a great time.
"I loved my football from a young age and to get a chance to go into the League of Ireland to see
it at first hand at such a young age, I think helped me a lot. My favourite players were Stephen Geoghan, Gino Brazil and James Keady. This is something I've always wanted to do,” recalls McPhail.
How did this modern day Irish football prodigal son end up signing for his boyhood favourites? “I had spoken with Trevor at Christmas when I was back over from England. My children are going to school over here and I took my time making the decision, but, in the end it was easy because I want to see my children grow up, to be there for them.
"Being away from them and my wife Michelle was horrible, saying goodbye every Sunday and knowing it would be a week, at
best, before I could see them again. I'm a dad and I want to be there for them. So, okay, there was a lot to think about because I have been in England nearly 20 years now, but I know exactly what I'm going back to. Rovers are the only club I would play for here,” he said.
A year after Ray Treacy led Rovers to that league championship win McPhail was on his way to England after coming to the notice of Leeds United, who secured his services in 1995. Stephen’s career was really starting to blossom after three years in the academy of Home Farm under the tutelage of the late Paddy Hilliard who said at the time that “Farm have produced some brilliant players over the years but even by their high standards Stephen is a bit special,
Looking back this was a tough transition for the young kid from Rush. “While I was so excited to be going to such a wonderful club as Leeds United it was all a bit daunting for me really. I was only 15 and it was my first time living away from home. The first few months were difficult because I was very homesick. I enjoyed the football side of things though and I appreciated how lucky I was to be at such a big club.
“Gary Kelly was so good to me in those early days, he made me feel at home, he made sure I was looked after, that I was sorted for boots and gear and that. He made me learn, showed me how to behave on the pitch, and how to train well. He was amazing for looking after the young lads.There were some great players to look up to, I was very lucky.” Around this time the Yorkshire side were putting together a formidable youth team squad and McPhail lined up alongside Paul Robinson, Harry Kewell, Alan Smith and Jonathan Woodgate in a team that lifted the 1997 FA Youth Cup. “That was such a brilliant time, after winning the cup all the talk was which one of us was going to get in the first team next. To all come through together like that was amazing and something you don't see so much any more in the game.”
On the back of that cup success McPhail, and half of the victorious team, effortlessly made the step up to the Leeds first team.
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I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT I'M GOING BACK TO. ROVERS ARE THE ONLY CLUB I WOULD PLAY FOR HERE
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“I still remember my debut against Leicester City away in February 1998, it was massive.”
The Leeds manager at the time George Graham came out and said that McPhail was the “new Liam Brady.” Did this heap extra pressure on the young Stephen?
“No it didn't, to be honest with you, I didn't take much notice of it at the time. George was great, he helped me so much and brought my game on. He taught me what it would take to make it in midfield, he really worked on my defensive game. He didn't last too long though before he made the move to Spurs but David O Leary kept it going.” And keep it going he did. As the millennium came and went Leeds United were one of the most feared teams in the Premiership. The years following the championship win of 1992 were filled with massive under-achievement. Suddenly the Elland Road faithful were watching exhilarating attacking football and every week a new youngster was coming off the bench to make it even better.
At the time the Premiership had become populated with cheap, old, foreign imports and Leeds seemed determined to counteract that by producing so many home grown players. There was a youthful vitality that shone in their style of attacking play. “That was a special time, we done really really well, we stamped our mark in the
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Premier League and in Europe. I remember getting my first goals for the club away to Chelsea, it was just before Christmas ‘99 and everything was going great. The following season we also had that great run to the Champions League semi finals. I remember coming up against Rivaldo in the Nou Camp and he was unplayable, completely gave me the run around! He was the World Footballer of the Year at the time and he was definitely the toughest opponent I ever faced, he was on another planet!” Just as everything seemed to be coming together for McPhail he was struck down with the first of a series of Achilles injuries that ruled him out from the latter half of 2001 and most of 2002. He could only watch from the sidelines as everything Leeds United had worked for over the previous five years came crashing down around them. “It was so frustrating because of the injuries there was nothing I could do to help the club that I loved and who had given me my chance. The club probably spent a lot more money than they could afford as they were so used to qualifying for the Champions League. It's such a shame what happened and the eventual relegation in 2004. My time there was great, I can’t thank the people enough, the fans were amazing.
“The club has fallen out of the top league and beyond, and it’s a shame because I know what it means to the people in Leeds, I lived there for nine years. I know how passionate they are about the club. It’s such a shame after all those good years that they fell away.
“When you make your debut, you always remember the club that gave you your first chance. I am no different. We had some great games to be involved in, I never wanted to leave.”
McPhail’s time at Elland Road was coming to an end, curtailed by a combination of injuries and David O’Leary’s spend-happy approach which blocked his route back into the first team after the likes of David Batty, Eirik Bakke and Olivier Dacourt arrived. In the relegation year of 2004 then manager Eddie Grey said the midfielder was “one of the best passers in the game, if Stephen had just another yard of pace he would have been as good as any player I have ever seen.” Following a short loan spell at Notts Forest in 2003, and a brief return to Leeds, McPhail finally left the Yorkshire club in 2004. A move to Barnsley meant he remained living in Leeds but then 2006 saw the chance of a move to Cardiff City.
“When the opportunity to move to Cardiff came about I was excited because I'd lived in Leeds so long that the time had come to get away. I could have stayed in Yorkshire but I went and spoke with Dave Jones, who was manager at the time, and he completely sold it to me. They had a new stadium and were putting together a very strong squad.” So began another chapter and McPhail's time in south Wales would lead to him captaining the club to the FA Cup final in 2008 where they ultimately lost 1-0 to Portsmouth.
“To lead out such a good team at Wembley was an honour. The memories of that day are still really clear, I remember the feeling waking up on the morning of the final, this was something you dream about when you're a kid, leading out a team in the FA Cup final at Wembley. I just took it all in, whereas the match itself is a bit of a haze. I just remember the feelings I had when I walked out and saw all my family and friends in the crowd. Looking back now at the fact I was one of a select number of Irishmen to captain a team on FA Cup final day is a massive high. ”
lymphoma, a relatively rare form of non Hodgkins lymphoma.
“No not at all, the manager obviously had his way of playing and I can't knock him for that, he got us to a major finals for the first time in 10 years which was a great achievement. On a personal level he was a very nice man, always respectful, I would've loved to have been involved but I have no complaints whatsoever.”
Next up for McPhail was the three weeks of radiotherapy required to get rid of his cancer. Manager Jones thought it would aid his recovery to spend this time away from Cardiff and the player himself decided Dublin was where he wanted to be. Treatment in the Mater Hospital was organised straight away.
“It was a massive shock, I was still playing twice during the week while I was awaiting the results to see if the cancer had spread from my throat to other parts of my body. Those seven days waiting for the results were though, by far, the worst. Prior to this I had played 56 games in a year and had felt great. That was the only seven days of worry. I knew after that exactly what I had. But up to that it was, did I have it in my stomach or whatever?”
Just a couple of days after that Wembley defeat McPhail joined up with Giovanni Trappatoni's first Ireland squad for a training camp in Portugal prior to the friendlies with Serbia and Columbia. He appeared in neither game and never got called up again by the Italian. Is this something that still rankles with him?
“I remember the feeling going in, and I remember the feeling coming out. it was one extreme to the other. I thought I'd never moan about anything again. I was on crutches going in, I think I threw them away coming out. It was a brilliant feeling, my whole body just relaxed. It was nice to ring my parents to say everything was grand.”
Towards the end of 2009 he'd been feeling unusually tired and had a constant sore throat. He noticed he had a small lump in his jaw yet a visit to a specialist showed nothing untoward. Still not feeling well he went to see the club doctor who referred him to hospital. Tests showed he had cancer, a stage one malt
“The first two or three weeks went quite well, the treatment just involved me lying in this machine every day for three weeks for eight or 10 minutes. I never felt anything. You just hear banging, like an MRI scan. While I was in getting my treatment I met people who are at death’s door, little kids struggling to stay alive.
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It makes you appreciate things much more. As well as this I was also recovering from a torn thigh muscle. Coincidently I was getting treatment from Tony McCarthy who is now involved with Rovers, and he was wonderful, he did a great job. “It wasn't until the final week of treatment that I began to suffer. I developed blisters in my mouth, a sore throat, and couldn't eat food properly for five or six days. Every time I sat down I felt like sleeping.”
With his treatment finished he went back to Cardiff at the start of 2010 to help with the club’s promotion push. His body had other ideas though and another diagnosis, this time of Sjogren's syndrome, a condition which includes arthritis and joint inflammation. “Initially, it was the fear factor because no one knew anything about it. It was just getting through that period and seeing how the body reacted. Luckily for me, I've found a bit of treatment that is working. So I keep that going and, as I said, just try and keep fit and healthy. That's the main thing.
"I went to see a specialist in LA and he gave me a treatment to go through and I have it every six months, just to keep on top of the syndrome I have. That sort of squashes it and keeps it at bay. It's just a day in hospital and you are out. I have a few days of recovery after that and I'm fine. I train within three days of the treatment. That's how I keep on top of it."
What have his early impressions of Rovers been? “It was good to get such a great start with the 5-1 win over Glentoran. I've been getting to know everyone and it's been great, they're very good players, very hungry and professional, everyone's pulling together.
“I'd heard great things about Trevor before I signed and I'm really enjoying working with him and really impressed with his philosophy for the club.
“I'm really looking forward now to the start of the season, I know it's going to be difficult as the league is very strong and Pats, Derry, Sligo and Dundalk will all be challenging but I'm confident we will be challenging too. “I'll be cramming two seasons into one so I have to make sure I stay fit, I don't want a break, I'll just need to be managed a bit different to the lads.
“Physically and mentally, this is the best I have been and hopefully I will live a long life. What has happened to me in the past has made me a lot stronger and changed the way I live. This is a great chance for me, I can't wait to get stuck into the challenge.” As the 2014 League Of Ireland season kicks off all Hoops fans hope that the season ends with one of their own helping Rovers reach the summit of Irish football again.
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THIS IS A GREAT CHANCE FOR ME, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET STUCK INTO THE CHALLENGE
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Hypothermia is also common if you do not invest in good quality gear, especially for your hands and feet. We are constantly changing gear, we’ve changed ours, and invested in better gear, to avoid getting frostbite.
By Karen Hammond
Out of the expeditions that you have already competed which would you argue was the most tedious or difficult?
Inspired by a trek to Everest Base Camp in 2005, Paul Devaney from Longford assembled a team of classmates from Aeronautical Engineering class at University of Limerick to take on Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak and the tallest freestanding mountain in the world. Thus the seeds were sown for an epic mission to translate ideas into action and conquer the Seven Summits - the highest mountain on all 7 continents under the new banner of 'Irish Seven Summits'.
How does an engineering graduate from County Longford get involved in mountaineering?
Well I was in Hong Kong at the time, working for Rolls Royce and I was also playing Gaelic in the Asian Gaelic games. I was playing in intense humidity, like 90 something percent humidity, and a girl I worked with there asked me “Why don’t you go to Nepal and get a Sherpa?” Once I went to Everest base camp, I was hooked.
What was it about mountaineering that appealed to you?
It was partly being above the clouds, it was very relaxing. I was
working as a service manager for Rolls Royce at the time and I constantly had meetings out of airplanes, this was a way to clear my head, and there’s no phone reception up there, so it gives you a chance to think.
How and why did you get involved in the Irish Seven Summits expeditions?
I heard the reference “Seven Summits” and looked it up; I found out that it was not that popular, that less than 300 people had done it. It was pretty cool, and if you ever do it you get to go to and see all different places in the world. Also it was also very sports related.
During these expeditions what sort of challenges and struggles do you and your team endure? One major challenge is being affected by altitude sickness; luckily not everyone is affected by it. Altitude sickness or Hypoxia is very dangerous if you don’t get down the mountain quickly and get treated, the results can be lethal, you can die. The more mountains you do the more you’re familiar with the symptoms like when we were on Cerro Aconcagua in South America I lost my balance and I had some dizziness on the way down the mountain. That’s when you usually experience these symptoms, on the way down.
The most dangerous out of the six would have probably been Mt McKinley in Alaska. It was a threeweek expedition; the mountain was at least 20 foot high with snow and ice going up the entire summit ridge. While we were on the edge of the mountain the man beside me began swaying and slipped off the mountain. Since we were all roped together I had to jump off the other side of the mountain so we’d balance out. Which was a scary thing to have to do.
How do you mentally and physically prepare yourself for these expeditions?
Well physically since last July, I’ve trained and lived in the National altitude Training Centre in the University in Limerick, which I share with my team and other athletes including Olympic athletes. I train in progression; my training program includes running, upper and lower body cardio, endurance exercise, trx/core training, dragging sleds around the court and three hour hikes up mountains, just you alone listening to music. I also
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train in altitude (between 3- 5,000 meters) carry a bag of around 20kilos and run as fast as I can. I basically live in altitude, I train, sleep, and make dinner in high altitude levels, so my body will be prepared and be able to adapt by the time I go to Mt Everest.
Mentally, that’s much harder to do. To prepare you have to put yourself in very bad weather conditions, get pictures of the mountain, and check all the sides of the mountain so you’re prepared, talk to people who have done it and try replicate how it would be.
Another amazing thing was when I saw the guestbook with Charlie Bird’s name in it, that’s from when he did an Antarctica documentary. When we reached the top of the mountain, we had 30 minutes on the summit, being there, looking down at all the snow and ice and all the tiny little people below.
We did work for Laura Lynn House and we got great craic out of it. Then we heard about Liam’s Lodge House, we thought it was a great charity. I met with the founder, Tony Heffernan whose children were both diagnosed with Battens Disease. His daughter passed away from the disease in 2011. Liam’s Lodge is a great project, a great initiative because for children, hospitals are very scary places, when they see all those wires. Liam’s Lodge will provide a nicer environment for children and provide facilities for parents, to save them staying in hotels while their children are being cared for.
Your expeditions are 100% charity focused and since 2007 Irish Seven Summits have been raising money and awareness for Irish charities, such as concern and the Laura Lynn Your most recent climb House, why did you was in January, were you choose Liam’s Lodge climbed the Vinson house this year? Massif in Antarctica, How How are you getting was that experience? your message out to the public, through It was amazing; the social media? journey itself was truly amazing. I had to go there in a Russian Transport plane; we landed on a blue ice runway at the research station there.
A lot through social media, mainly Twitter and Facebook. By simply updating Twitter regularly and posting photos, it shows people, this is what we’re doing, this is our new environment. The Irish Times also recently wrote an article, writing about the charity
and us and Shannon FM followed us throughout our Antarctica Expedition.
So if anyone wants to donate to the charity where could they go? On our website,
irishsevensummits.com, there is a donate button you can click.
Finally, do you have any plans after you complete the Irish Seven Summits?
I’ll have to go back to work and start earning money again but before that I'll have to take some recovery time. You lose body mass over these expeditions, you would lose about 12 or 13kg. I’d like to go on some normal holidays, sun holidays.
Do you have any plans to go on any more expeditions, like the Seven Summits?
I won’t be doing stuff at that scale again. I might try and take a solo expedition to the South Pole in the future, it wouldn't be for about 5 years, these expeditions are extremely expensive you see. I quite like adventure, but adventures change. We hope to catch up with Paul once his final challenge is complete but in the meantime track his progress on irishsevensummits.com or follow him on Facebook:
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Welcome to the latest edition of Sq. Magazine
First off I would like to wish Shamrock Rovers all the best for the new season, the Square once again are delighted to be a sponsor of the Hoops and it is great to see our logo adorn their famous Jersey.
Its been a busy few weeks here in the Square. We had our Spring/Summer fashion show last month and it was a breath of fresh air seeing all the Summery Styles. Mothers Day is just around the corner and we have all that you need to pamper your Mum on that special day. If your not sure what to give her why not let her treat herself with a Square Gift Card which are available
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from the Customer Service Desk on Level 2. We have a very special event here on the 15th when we welcome a wonderful Wizard called Walter to the Level 1 between 12 noon and 3pm, there will be face painting and balloon modeling and it will be a great way to start the St Patrickâ€™s Day Festivities. Keep an eye out on our Facebook for more details.
We are excited to welcome a host of new stores this month including high street fashion brand DV8 as well as scrumptious food outlets Subway on Level 3 and El Porko Loco on Level 2. Read more about these great new additions in this issue of Sq. Magazine. More great brands are on their way
and news of their arrival will feature right here as soon as we can confirm dates.
And last but not least EcoWeek starts here on March 31st and will run up until April 4th. We canâ€™t wait to showcase everything we are doing to be more Eco friendly. We will launch our electric car charge points on March 2nd and the centre will also feature a host of companies and initiatives to show you how you can do your part to help reduce your carbon footprint and do your part in helping to make your area a cleaner and healthier environment. Until next time!
______________________ Cathryn McMenamy The Square Town Centre, Commercial Manager
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Spring/Summer Collections Available From The Square
It was like Paris Fashion week here in the Square during our annual Spring/Summer fashion show extravaganza where Assets Top Models took to the catwalk to strut their stuff and showcase the latest fashions from the Square. All the top brands where on show with every kind of conceivable
item you would need for the Spring/Summer season including the fantastic new range of jewellery from Pandora and Newbridge. Peter Mark’s was on hand for styling showcasing some of their latest upstyle trends. Some lucky customers from the onlooking crowd got a surprise new hair style courtesy of Elaine, one of Peter Mark’s top stylists on the day. Bright and vibrant colours are in this season. An explosion of florals was also very evident on the catwalk and the athletic trend comes brimming with old-school attitude. Communion and confirmation wear also took centre stage courtesy of Debenhams as our young
models showed off what we have to offer for that very special day. After this seasons event we really think the Square is putting fashion back on the map in Tallaght and with the recent news that DV8, the groundbreaking high street store known for some of the coolest fashion brands is opening here on Level 1 it’s only getting better. Everything showcased on the day is available from our stores throughout the Square. For more information on our amazing range of stores visit our website at www.thesquare.ie
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We are delighted to announce the DV8 will soon be opening a brand new store here in the Square on Level 1.
DV8 offer a ground-breaking range of branded and own brand clothing, footwear and accessories for men and women.
They are one of the top independent fashion retailers, both online and on the high street, known for some of the coolest fashion brands. With a huge collection of exclusive fashions each season with prices to suit every pocket.
Their range of brands include Adidas, Ben Sherman, Calvin Klein, G Star, Canterbury, Converse, Lacoste, Vans, Wrangler, Lipsy, Vero Moda and more. It brings an extra touch of high street style to the centre. DV8 are currently looking for fashionistas to work in their exciting new store. For more information check out our website at www.thesquare.ie
The Taste Of Mexico Is Coming To Tallaght
El Porko Loco the Mexican takeaway is coming to Level 2 of the Square opposite Dunnes Stores. Serving amazing Mexican food using only use the freshest ingredients to ensure an authentic Mexican taste their extensive menu is just mouth
Eat Fresh At Our All New Subway Store
More good news! We are delighted to announce another new store opening. Subway will soon be opening its doors on Level 3 of the Square.
The ever popular brand which serve a huge range of subs, salads, treats and drinks are returning to The Square with a bigger and better store.
World Famous Make-Over World Famous Fish & Chip Shop Harry Ramsden’s has had a major revamp and the place looks better than ever.
Still serving the world's finest fish and chips using the freshest fish and the best potatoes to make their freshly cooked chips.
The staff there are commitment to customer service, and to serving only the tastiest, highest quality of food and they are looking forward to serving you in their new store soon.
Revenue Wing-It To Oﬃcially Launch Oﬃces watering. They are particularly proud of their pork dishes so be sure to check out the ribs or slow-cooked pork when they open. Also worth a try is their flame-grilled chicken and steak, charred to juicy perfection for maximum flavour.
Wing-It the specialist wing joint on Level 1 are having their official launch on Sunday the 9th March from 2pm to 5pm. Make sure you drop down to check out the “Hot Wing Challenge” featuring the hottest hot sauce in the world! Free samplers will also be on offer throughout the day.
The Revenue Office here in the Square has been re-opened to facilitate the issue of the new Public Services Card which is replacing the Social Services Card used to collect social welfare payments and the Free Travel Pass. For more information you can log on to www.welfare.ie
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Eoin Keogh from Greenhills College being presented with his prize from Cathryn McMenamy & Martin Nolan
The Square's Anne Golding with Eoin Keogh with his teacher from Greenhills College
Leah Fields from Killinarden Community School with The Square's Cathryn McMenamy
Cathryn McMenamy presenting Muireann McGinluey, Olivia Nash, Rosin Cullinan & Anna Kerr
Treat Mum This Mothers Day Mothers Day falls on the 30th March this year and you need to look no further than the Square for all you Mothers Day gifts and treats.
From Flowers to Jewellery, Fashion to Chocolate we have everything a Mother could wish for. Why not let you Mum buy the gift she really wants by giving her a Square Gift Card. Gift Cards are available from the Customer Service Desk on Level 2. Also, don’t forget to keep an eye on our Facebook for those Mothers Day offers and pamper you Mum!
Ciara O’Grady & Catherine Garland from The National Childrens Hospital with some of The Square Team
Thank You From The National Children’s Hospital
We where delighted to have been invited to the recent National Children’s Hospital Fundraiser Appreciation Night. The night aims to say to thank you all those who donated throughout the year. It was great to hear of all the great additions the hospital was able to implement and the difference it has made on the lives of the children and their families with the funds raised. In turn we would like to thank you our customers, staff and tenants for your kind donations throughout the year, it really does make a difference. Thank you
Supporting Our Young Entrepreneurs
Young student entrepreneurs from all over South Dublin showcased their entrepreneurial skills at the Student Enterprise County Final and the Square was delighted to be a sponsor of the South Dublin Enterprise Awards. Held once again in the impressive facilities of the Institute of Technology Tallaght, the event was buzzing with creativity as enthusiastic entrepreneurs
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from schools all over the county showed that they mean business. The corridors of the IT resembled a busy marketplace as a wide range of enterprises were pitched by the young entrepreneurs.
Over 50 student enterprises managed by more than 150 entrepreneurs from 13 South Dublin schools competed for a share of a generous prize fund worth more than €2,500, attractive trophies and a chance to represent the County at the National Finals in Croke Park on April 17th. For more information and a full list of the winners visit www.sdenterprise.ie There will be dozens of Eco initiatives on show throughout the centre ever day from 12pm to 2pm that week.
South Dublin County Council will also be holding their own Eco-Week from 22nd to 26th of April. Eco-Week is a brilliant opportunity for everyone to learn more about the environment and how our actions impact our local Eco-Week is set to area. There is a wide range of events take place here in the on across the county, something for Square from March 31st to everyone! For more information visit April 4th. www.southdublinlibraries.ie
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WHITENING AT THE SQUARE
GET THAT HOLLYWOOD SMILE Teeth Whitening at the Square is based on Level 3 Located opposite Trespass, Teeth Whitening At The Square offer a teeth whitening service in a comfortable and hygienic setting. A qualified dental nurse, who will put your mind at ease will then explain the process in a simple and friendly manner before conducting the treatment.
The process involves an advanced cold blue light accelerator which is used in conjunction with EU Compliant 16% Sodium Perborate Gel (0.1% Hydrogen Peroxide) which dissolves stains deep inside the teeth in a non evasive manner which is 100% guaranteed not to cause sensitivity issues.
Teeth Whitening At The Square also provide a variety of after care options which will help you to maintain the initial results and further whiten your teeth.
A one hour treatment which costs â‚Ź89 and includes two gel applications and two 30 minute sessions under the blue light usually sees results of between four to seven shades lighter.
Results will very from person to person depending on the makeup of your teeth, thickness of your enamel, age etc. Some people with deep staining may require a follow up treatment shortly after this initial treatment to get more dramatic results.
They also stock a full range of teeth whitening products to help you to maintain that hollywood smile after your initial treatment. Check them out on Facebook to enter a weekly draw and be the first to know about their great specials and Facebook only flash sales, or simply drop in and talk to one of the friendly staff members for more information.
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NEED FOR SPEED
By Rachel Lynch
300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE By Rachel Lynch
This new movie is a follow-up to the 2007 film 300, taking place before, during, and after the events of that film.
and continued the theatrical and highly graphical view of Greek history from the previous film.
It centres around the second Persian invasion of Greece (480– 479 BC), as well as fleshing out the back story of Persian king Xerxes played by Rodrigo Santoro. It will also deal with the enormous naval battle between that leader's people and the Greek forces, led by Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton).
The film will also highlight the famous naval Battle of Salamis (480BC), just south of Athens, in Zack Snyder, who directed and which Artemisia played a major co-wrote the original film and has role. The Battle of Salamis (home directed Rise of an Empire, has of the mythical hero Ajax) was indicated in many interviews over fought after the Persian Empire the past few months that it is not had advanced into southern essential you see the previous Greece and occupied Athens. movie but it will help to The film will also cover some of understand the characters. the original stories of Xerxes, and will explain how he became "the From the three trailers teasing God King". the public it is clear to see Snyder RELEASE DATE: MARCH 7 has stuck with what works best
Last year when I heard this film was in the making I was confused as to why director Scott Waugh would bother when films like Fast and Furious exist but having seen the trailer I have reconsidered.
One day he reluctantly partners with wealthy, arrogant exNASCAR driver Dino Brewster played by Dominic Cooper. The races look interesting and Just as things start to look up the special effects are certainly for his business and with Tobey on a par with anything I have about to cash in on a major seen from the likes of Fast and business deal with car broker Furious. It all looks surprisingly Julia Bonet (Imogen Poots) a high end in terms of production disastrous, unsanctioned race of a video game adaptation. results in Dino framing Tobey Usually video game adaptions for manslaughter. This is where don’t tend to do very well when the movie really takes off. brought to the big screen but Having spent two years behind Need for Speed may be an bars for a crime he didn’t exception. commit Tobey is set on revenge and plans to take down Dino to Aaron Paul plays the lead role avenge the death of his friend in what is his first big movie Pete. With his loyal crew and since the success of Breaking the surprisingly resourceful Bad. The story tells of a young Julia as allies, Tobey sets out on man named Tobey Marshall a trip he and his team will who is struggling to save his never forget. garage. On the side he skillfully RELEASE DATE: MARCH 12 builds and races muscle cars.
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THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL By Rachel Lynch
The Grand Budapest Hotel sees a range of completely different actors come together in another film brought to us by the quirky director Wes Anderson. Our own Saoirse Ronan takes on an interesting role alongside Ralph Fiennes, Jude Law, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Willem Dafoe and Adrien Brody. Even the minor roles are dominated by major names like Owen Wilson. The film is set in the made-up pre-war Republic of Zubrowka, where familiar but fictional fascists are spoiling for a fight, it is in a world all of its own.
The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of M. Gustave, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune all against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent. To top it all off Gustave has been accused of killing wealthy guest Madame D. played by Tilda Swinton.
RELEASE DATE: MARCH 12
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Matthew McConaughey won the Oscar for best actor for his role in Dallas Buyers Club as a homophobic, rodeo-loving Texan who contracts AIDS and becomes an unlikely savior for gay patients and drug addicts desperate for treatment. McConaughey lost some 50 pounds (23 kg) for the role, looking gaunt as real-life crusader Ron Woodroof, a cowboy who fought the U.S. government during the early AIDS epidemic of the 1980s to provide patients with medicines he imported from foreign countries.
The slavery drama 12 Years a Slave won the Academy Award for best picture, making history as the first movie from a black director to win the film industry’s highest honor in 86 years of the Oscars. British director Steve McQueen’s unflinching portrayal of pre-Civil War American slavery also won two other Oscars, including best
Australian Cate Blanchett won her second Oscar on Sunday for her role as a socialite who suffers a breakdown in Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine. Blanchett, 44, was the favourite to win this year's Oscar after winning a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award and a BAFTA earlier this year. Blanchett beat Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench and Meryl Streep for the Oscar. "As random and subjective as this award is, it means a great deal in a year of, yet again, extraordinary performances by women," Blanchett said in her acceptance speech.
supporting actress for newcomer Lupita Nyong’o and best adapted screenplay based on the memoir of Solomon Northup, a free man sold into slavery in Louisiana.
“Everyone deserves not just to survive but to live, this is the most important legacy of Solomon Northup,” said McQueen in his acceptance speech.
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Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron won the Oscar for best director on Sunday for the space thriller, Gravity, in which an astronaut fights for her survival after being cut loose from her space shuttle. It was the first Academy Award for Cuaron, 52, and the first best director Oscar for a Mexican. His 3-D film starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney mixes dazzling special effects, suspense and human drama. Accepting the Oscar, Cuaron paid special tribute to Bullock: "Sandy, you are Gravity, you are the soul and heart of the film. You are an amazing collaborator and one of the best people I have ever met." Shortly after Cuaron's victory, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto tweeted: "Extraordinary work. Congratulations!"
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Lupita Nyong'o won the Oscar for best supporting actress for her role as the hardworking slave Patsey in drama 12 Years a Slave, capping a breakout awards season for the Yale-trained Kenyan actress. Nyong'o, 31, won the Oscar in her first feature film role, earning a thunderous standing ovation from the Hollywood audience. She beat fellow frontrunner Jennifer Lawrence's portrayal of a loopy housewife in caper American Hustle in one of the most closely watched Academy Award races this year.
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Original Song
Jared beat out Captain Phillips’ Barkhad Abdi , American Hustle‘s Bradley Cooper, 12 Years a Slave‘s Michael Fassbender, and The Wolf of Wall Street‘s Jonah Hill. Earlier in the evening, Jared walked the red carpet with his mom Constance, who was sitting next to him in the audience at the show.
The movie has passed The Lion King as Disney's highestgrossing animated film to date, with $865 million worldwide
Jared Leto, the 42-yearold actor, picked up the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for his amazing work in the film Dallas Buyers Club.
'Let It Go' from Disney's Frozen was the recipient of the 86th Annual Academy Award for 'Original Song,' with music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez. The film also won the Oscar for 'Best Animated Feature’. Frozen’s soundtrack recently became the longestrunning No. 1 film soundtrack since 2003.
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KYLIE MINOGUE Kiss Me Once By Sandra Gannon
This is the first album to be released under her new management, Jay Z's label Roc Nation to which she signed last year. The album has been four years in the making as her last album released was Aphrodite back in 2010.
The second song Million Miles starts with guitars. Real guitars, of the kind she used on 1997’s , near-career-breaking, Manic Street Preachers assisted Impossible Princess.
The first single, Into the Blue was released at the end of January. It features a soft string piece and is modern, electro dance. It’s also very catchy and should fit right in to the current pop scene.
The most interesting song on the album has to be her collaboration with the very talented Pharrell Williams, I Was Gonna Cancel which was written and produced by the man himself. It has a very retro funk feel to it.
The album will have eleven tracks and even feature Enrique Iglesias on a track titled Beautiful. This track has an electro sheen and powerful singing by both vocalists.
By Karen Hammond
The Wire not to be confused with the popular American drama series, is the most recent single from American pop rock band Haim. A catchy tune that was written and recorded in 2012, it doesn't sound like a typical break up song because its both vibrant and fun, however it becomes more obvious when you hear lyrics, such as “I know it’s hard to hear me say it, but I can’t bear to stay”. The songs breathes raw emotion, as the lyrics are real and remarkably honest.
Kiss Me Once is the upcoming twelfth studio album by Kylie Minogue.
In May 2013, when discussing the album with Rolling Stone, Minogue stated that the album was "bringing out something different [...] which is cool". She also recognised that she had to "do something different", but added that the album "will maintain the DNA of what a Kylie track is, because I'm on it. I like to try and move the goalpost and experiment with different sounds."
HAIM The Wire
The song Les Sex has been touted by critics as the best song on the album and had been expected to be the lead single. The songs on Kiss Me Once are completely different to what Kylie usually writes. The fourth track Sexy Love has been described as "Disco-tinged and with a hint of slap bass" to which Kylie sings "You look so sexy in my head, you looks so sexy in my bed”. This prompted comparisons to Rhianna, though Kylie’s image has been traditionally perceived to be more “fun” than sexy.
Kylie Minogue hasn't gone back to the love song days with Jason Donovan, she has stepped fully into the 21st century and is coming out with some very good songs to show people that after so many years she still knows how to make a hit.
The main theme of the song is commitment or more so commitment issues, if you can’t grasp the concept of the song by merely listening to the track, the music video will be of some assistance its pretty self explanatory in the video we witness the Haim sisters “dumping” their respective other halves.
In contrast to the songs meaning, the video is laced with humorous moments and the music is positive and fun. As catchy as the music may appear, this is in fact a break up song, The song has a universal appeal because everyone reading this has been in a position like that, at one point in their lives, everyone has experienced a heartbreak once or twice...or three times. Haim will be coming to the Olympia Theatre Dublin on March 10th as part of their European Tour.
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HOW NETFLIX IS CHANGING HOW AND WHEN WE WATCH By Fergus McNally
The world's largest subscription videostreaming service Netflix is changing the way we watch television and seems set to revolutionise the industry.
Since launching here in 2012 it has gained more than 150,000 Irish subscribers and they may be happy to hear of a welcome change of tack on the company’s policy of mass release. All 13 episodes of House of Cards Series 2 were made available on the platform in one go on St Valentines Day and reports from the U.S. suggest a staggering 668,000 watched the entire series over that weekend.
This new phenomenon, called binge watching, is replicated in all the territories in which Netflix is available. Latest figures report between 7% and 10% of all European subscribers finished at least one episode of the American political drama and the average subscriber watched 5 episodes as opposed to an average of 3 in the
US. This suggests binge watching is even more prevalent this side of the pond! Netflix Co-Founder Mitch Lowe said recently that although binge watching is a fantastic PR stunt it is not the right way to build an audience. I for one agree, we all remember the excitement on a Sunday night as we awaited the new Love/Hate episode and the conversations at the “watercooler” the next day were almost as entertaining as the show itself.
With House of Cards that does not exist, when mentioning the show in company invariably there is someone who is not at the same stage as you and the conversation is curtailed by the fear of spoilers!
Likewise with social media and traditional media, as many US shows use twitter to promote episodes and to evoke debate after they have aired, with the mass release of an entire series the impact is greater in the short term but is not sustainable over a longer period of time.
This seems to be also be the view at Netflix HQ as Lowe recently said “You watch it and it's done and now what. As opposed to the way they released Breaking Bad on AMC and you'd go into work ... and talk about what's going to happen next ... it would build the audience." Another Netflix original Orange is the New Black the US Women’s prison drama is set for a mass release on June 6th of this year and this viewer has already block booked the couch for the weekend, but will this be the end
of the binge watching trend as Netflix look to consolidate their business and change the way we watch TV?
If you’re looking for a new device on which to watch Netflix, why not stop in to CeX on Level 3, The Square. CeX buy, sell and exchange a range of technology and entertainment products including mobile phones, video games, DVDs and Blu-ray movies, computers, digital electronics, TVs, monitors and music CDs at very competitive prices.
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By Colm O’Muirí
By Colm O’Muirí
Titanfall is an upcoming first person shooter which will be available exclusively on the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One. Titanfall is the first game from Respawn Entertainment which was founded by two of the creators from the Call of Duty franchise.
The game is multiplayer only and does not feature a single player campaign. Another interesting aspect of the game is that the multiplayer campaign is not co-operative but adversarial and pits the gamers against each other.
Titanfall gives you the opportunity to be on the ground as a free running pilot or you can also control one of the agile mech-style walkers know as
This is a series reboot of the Thief series, with the last game having been released 10 years ago.
Titans. There are three Titans to choose from in the game: Atlas, Ogre and Stryder.
The Atlas is a great all round Titan with state of the art weapons and very good protection and mobility. The Ogre is referred to as a battle tank but in Titan form, the Ogre places heavy emphasis on its armor and offensive capabilities. The Stryder is known for its speed and agility and is the fastest of all the Titans.
The Frontier has two factions doing battle, Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation (IMC) and the Militia. Users choose which side they are on, whether it is the Militia who are the civilian military of the frontier, or the IMC, the corporate conglomerates who have come to remove all they can from the Frontier for their own greed.
Titanfall is one of the most anticipated games for Xbox one and looks to be a definite Game of the Year candidate, having picked up over 60 awards at E3 following its reveal, including Best of Show.
The game features 15 maps in which you can do battle with 33 weapons to choose from. The game is set in the deepest reaches of Titanfall is released on March explored space which 13th for Xbox One and March is known as the Frontier. 28th for Xbox 360.
This is the fourth game in the franchise. The game is set in a dark fantasy world in which players control the master thief Garrett. He has been away from his hometown of the City, for a very long time and he returns to find it being ruled
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over by a tyrant called The Baron. The game is choice driven and gives users a number of different paths and approaches to choose from. As you would expect from the title Thief is a stealth game and therefore you need to wait until the right moment to make your
move on enemies, as opposed to trying to overpower them. Stealth is one of the best features of the game, with you being able to lure guards into different areas and your best bet is to stay in the shadows to avoid detection. Some of the weapons which Garret has is a bow and arrow, a blackjack which is used to knock guards out and a claw which allows Garrett to reach higher ground.
Thief is available to buy now and is available on both the Sony and Microsoft consoles as well as PC. The graphics of this game are at its best on the PC version as it allows 60 frames per second as opposed to the 30 available on the next-gen consoles. Thief will be available on Xbox 360, Xbox one PS3 and PS4.
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VOLKSWAGEN GOLF By Rachel Lynch
2014 will see Volkswagen Golf, as well as the Volkswagen GTI making their final appearance before the launch of an all new and totally redesigned 2015 VW Golf.
This model may be in its final year of production, but it's still one of the most rewarding compact cars on the market. There are a number of options available with the Golf to suit all budgets and more importantly all needs. The standard 5 door Golf Trendline ranges in price from €21,645.00 to €26,185.00. The engine is available in 1.2 petrol and 1.6 diesel.
The design of the car instantly marks it as a Golf, with styling cues that deliberately evolve in a recognizable progression. With hatchbacks now becoming far
more in demand than ever before the Golf is well positioned as it's been a hatchback for 40 years now.
The interior of the Golf highlights exactly why they really do “do it best”. My first initial thought when I took a seat inside the new model was that every other car manufacturer was in serious trouble and that’s purely because Volkswagen have raised the quality level so high. It’s not only the stylish surroundings that make it classier than every other model in its class, it also puts to shame many in the class above.
The leather steering wheel, gearshift and handbrake lever are another touch of added sophistication. It’s very well equipped, with all models fitted with a centre colour touch screen, which is in another class of its own too. It also includes Bluetooth and iPod connectivity. Another
fantastic plus to the Golf is the enormous boot. The back seats drop down with ease leaving even more space in the back if needed.
Although it’s a sporty young model, Volkswagen’s Golf has been appealing to more and more families over the years with their practicality and affordable running costs. Drop down to Frank Keane Volkswagen on the Long Mile Road for a test drive today and for information on a finance plan that may suit you.
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EUGENE SLEDGE With the Old Breed By Karen Hammond
It was only after watching The Pacific box set that I really developed an interest in the Pacific war.
I vividly remember in secondary school studying history, uncovering the horrors and atrocities that occurred during World War 2. However I was unaware that a three year war in the Pacific had also occurred.
With the Old Breed is a memoir written by Pacific war veteran, Eugene Sledge. Not only does it cover the bloody battles, we get to meet Sledge before his entering the war, upon his enrollment into the marine corps to his intense combat training that subsequently followed. Through Sledge’s eyes we witness what he was forced to endure and all that he witnessed. The reader can mentally experience every horrific moment up until Japan’s surrender in September 1945. The novel opens with Eugene Sledge enrolling in the US Marines and he is sent to Georgia Tech to begin training.
However the story truly begins when Sledge is eventually assigned to K (King) Company and must fight against the vicious Japanese. This novel is a detailed account of his experience beginning in boot camp to the two wars that he fought as a member of the 1st Marine Division in Peleliu and Okinawa, fighting against vicious rival troops the novel reveals the brutality of war. There is one moment in the novel, in particular that despite my best efforts, I just can’t shake, the sickening moment when Sledge sees his fellow comrades prying Japanese soldiers gold teeth out with their knives, and keeping them, among other Japanese possessions as souvenirs. This memoir bled real emotion. It gives the reader an opportunity to use their imagination, to visualize yourself in mud filled trenches alongside Sledge.
You have to read his novel to truly see the pain that he endured and his resilience to survive another day, agony most of us could never even begin to fathom.
With the Old Breed is an outstanding novel, definitely one of the best war memoirs out there, but be warned it’s not suited to the easily shocked or weak hearted individual. It’s extremely honest, capturing, saddening, and truly addictive. Once I started the book, I found it almost impossible to put down, I hung on every word. It proved to be tedious at times but once I reached the final page I felt accomplished.
About The Author
Eugene Sledge, nicknamed “Sledgehammer” by his fellow comrades, was born in Mobile Alabama, US in 1923. Sledge came from a well educated family, his father Edward was a physician and his mother was the Dean of Women at Huntington College in Montgomery. Sledge’s ancestors on his mother’s side served during the Civil War so Sledge developed an interest in that conflict.
Sledge was enrolled in the Marion Military Institute but instead chose to volunteer for the U.S. Marine Corps in December 1942. He was placed in the V-12 officer training program and was sent to Georgia Tech where he "flunked out" so they would be allowed to serve their time as enlistees and not "miss the war". During his service, Sledge kept notes of what happened in his pocket sized New Testament. When the war ended, he took these notes and compiled them into his memoir. After the war, Sledge attended the Alabama Polytechnic Institute and received a Bachelor of Science degree in the summer of 1949.In 1955 he graduated from university with a Master of Science degree in botany. In the summer of 1962, Sledge was appointed Assistant Professor of Biology at Alabama College. He retired in 1990. Eugene Sledge died after a long battle with stomach cancer in 2001. He was survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Jeanne, and their two sons, John and Henry.
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Dublin to overtake London as tech Mecca
Dublin is hot on the heels of London for the title of Europe's 'Silicon Valley', according to a new report launched by Colliers International, global real estate advisors. As the economy rebounds, Dublin is set to consolidate its top three position in Europe through exposure to large tech players and the data centre industry, and Ireland is now the fastest growing country in Europe for data centre operators, it concludes. The IT sector represented 30% of office take up in 2013 and US tech giants alone invested over $130 billion into Ireland between 2008 and 2012, almost as much as they invested in all of developing Asia.
In London, over 46% of 2013 leases in the West End were attributed to tech and media companies - and 'Tech City' continues establish its dominance. However, if London is going to remain at the top, landlords and developers have been urged to urgently address the shortage of central, quality stock and increase provision of flexible and innovative space.
Paul Finucane, Director of Offices at Colliers International said: Ireland's favourable tax system, with a corporation tax set at 12.5pc, has also undoubtedly reinforced the appeal of the city as an ideal business location. Over time, Dublin has managed to establish itself as a location for multinationals, so the infrastructure is in place for new companies to base themselves here." Modern office buildings on Dublin's "Silicon Dock", house a large concentration of Dublin's media and tech operators.
South Dublin Student Enterprise Awards
Ar an 28ú Feb, bhí na ndaltaí ó Coláiste de hIde san I T. Tamhlacht le na scoileanna eile. Bhí South Dublin Student Enterprise Awards ar suil.
Bhí dalta ó Bl1, Bl 2 agus Bl 4 ann le a Mion Comhlacht pearsanta, msh Carta, Coinneal, Frogra Gaeilge Srl. Bhí an caighdeán an ard agus
rinne gach scoil a lán obair. Rinne siad Táirge, Tuairisc agus sheastán Taispéantais.Bhuaigh Coláiste de hÍde cupla duaiséanna.
Buaigh Bl 2 An Catagóir Idirmheánach agus Bl 4 An Catagóir Sinsear agus beidh siad ag dul go dtí Páirc an Chrócaigh ar an 2ú Aibreann.
Tallaght model launches men's fashion magazine
Irish start-up to mess with your brain
QuizFortune, has launched a brain-teasing App on Apple's IOS platform that it hopes with catch the world's imagination.
The brainchild of Vincent Rainey, a quizmaster with 30 years experience, QuizFortune has been developed over two years at the company's headquarters in Belfast. The App poses over 100,000 challenging questions across 700
topics from ABBA to zoology, animation to ZZ Top, suitable for all ages and abilities.
QuizFortune's initial investment came from friends, family and local angel investors. The App is now set to compete with some of the world's largest trivia apps over the coming weeks and months. Online mobile social trivia is the next big thing and behind this simple, engaging fun trivia game is an exciting new technology platform. For more information see
The first edition of MFI Magazine, a new men's fashion and lifestyle publication was released on the 25th of February and a launch party was held at the Photography Mill, Harold's Cross on the 26th. Gracing the cover is Tallaght model Gary Talbot. Editor in Chief Adam Gaffey told us: “We had an amazing turn out with people travelling from Belfast and Limerick.”
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Two common incentives include a quality-of-living allowance and a mobility premium. A quality-of-living or "hardship" allowance compensates for a decrease in the quality of living between home and host Dublin beats London experienced by expatriates. locations, whereas a in best city ranking Zurich and Auckland follow mobility premium simply in second and third place, compensates for the Dublin is ranked 34 on a list respectively. Munich is in inconvenience of being of 223 world cities ranked fourth place, followed by uprooted and having to according to quality of living Vancouver, which is also the work in another country. - beating London, which highest-ranking city in came in at 38. North America. “Some of the factors placing Dublin firmly in the top 50 Vienna is the city with the Mercer conducts its Quality for quality of living world's best quality of living, of Living survey annually to worldwide include our according to the Mercer help multinational educational facilities, lower 2014 Quality of Living companies and other levels of air pollution and rankings, in which European employers compensate recreational and social cities dominate. In the expatriates fairly when activities," according to survey, which evaluates the placing them on Noel O'Connor, senior relative quality of living international assignments. consultant, Mercer.
Irish SMEs raised €285m from VCs in 2013
Irish SMEs raised €285 million from investors in 2013, up 6% on the previous year, according to the annual Irish Venture Capital Association VenturePulse survey.
In 2012 Irish SMEs raised €269 million. Over 95% of the funds in 2013 were raised by knowledge based companies covering software, medical devices, pharma and biotech.
"Venture capital is playing a vital role in fuelling the growth of Ireland's indigenous technology sector," said Mark Horgan, chairman, IVCA. "VC backed companies tend to grow faster, employ more graduates and generate higher levels of exports than other indigenous SMEs."
Ryanair add extra Dublin Summer flights
Ryanair has added extra flights on four Dublin routes to Barcelona, Faro, Nice and Paris Beauvais for the Summer months. These increases are in addition to Ryanair's nine new Dublin routes to Almeria, Bari, Basel, Bucharest, Chania, Comiso, Lisbon, Marrakesh and Prague, which will start in April, and extra flights on its Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, London Stansted, Madrid and Manchester routes.
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(Left - Right) Lisa Haskins, Victoria Haskins, Serena Mooney, Lisa Marner, Kelly McGill, & Amanda Haskins. Center: Lisa Hogan
Women’s Sports Journal
A new website devoted to women's sports was recently launched by two Dublin women. Women’s Sports Journal (WSJ) is the brainchild of Editor Lisa Haskins from Clondalkin and Assistant Editor Kelly McGill from Inchicore and their new site is dedicated to delivering top news stories, fixtures and features from the world of female sports.
The aim is for WSJ to increase readership within women’s sports, making it unique among most sporting websites available online.
Editor and creator Lisa Haskins thinks it's time Irish sports women were recognised for their achievements. “I would like to see 2014 be the year when our female athletes get the recognition they deserve and get more support in our country.
“In a time of recession I think it only makes sense to focus on the good things our country has to offer. Women such as Katie Taylor need more media coverage here and I hope our website will become a platform for them and set out some changes for female athletes.”
Supporting WSJ is Tallaght native and former Miss Bikini Ireland, Lisa Hogan, who is also a professional ballroom dancer. Lisa will be updating the site weekly with a diary based on the life of an athlete.
ITT Hurlers win Fergal Maher Cup
ITT Hurling won the Irish Daily Mail HE GAA Fergal Maher Cup after extra time on Saturday in Belfast. ITT had qualified for the final by beating Marino Institute of Education in the ¼ on a score line of 2-11 to 1-10 before travelling to Belfast for the finals weekend.
They played GMIT Letterfrack on Friday and won a closely fought game by 3 points 1-14 to 2-08. They then had to face Cork Colleges of Further Education less than 24 hours later and eventually prevailed after extra time. Captain Eric Finn said “The spirit shown by the lads in the semi final when we came from 10 down to win and the composure shown in the final when we lost a big lead to go to extra time was great to see.”
Irish Open @ Citywest
Tallaght Martial arts had a very successful weekend at the Irish Open in Citywest, which saw 3,400 competitors from 36 different countries fighting over the three day event which is the largest martial art tournament in the world.
Dean Barry the current WAKO World Champion in -79kg points fighting was on fire over the weekend which resulted in Dean winning the men -79kg Advance points fighting section by beating Tilen Zajc from Slovenia in the final. Spartan Martial Arts’ Robbie McMenamy won the Mens 84kg, convincingly. Next up was Caradh O’Donavan who fighting in the -55kg section and current WAKO European champion who beat her Greek opponent in the final. Shauna Bannon, WAKO European champion and Sport Accord World Combat Game champion in -60kg was up against Evelyn Neyens from Belgium who lost out by 1
point in the final. Léa Farrell who was competing in -42kg under 15 years got 1st place after a closely contest final against her Canadian challenger. Léa also got 3rd place in the -47kg as did her team mate Rebecca Kelch. Kate Cassidy fighting in the -50kg section put in a great performance to get 2nd place and her team mate Tola Adebisi got 3rd Place.
Adam Condon had to settled for second place after losing out by 1point in the -47kg under 15 years section which was an amazing display of Points fighting. Nicole Bannon got 3rd place in the -65kg under 18 section, likewise Kerrie Browne got 3rd place in the -55kg under 18 who both lost out to Elena Pantaleo from Italy in the semi finals.
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Crowd Funding for Sports
Pledgesports.org provide a funding and commercial sponsorship platform for pro sports people, teams or clubs looking to raise money.
Being aware of the financial struggle most athletes go through, they decided to do something about it and help them out. Most athletes trying to be the best at what they do have one constant worry – money. For any athlete trying to compete effectively in competitions around the world, it requires a lot of funding, which is mainly provided by family and friends. They want to help our athletes to become the best they can be and make their country proud! Through their platform athletes can raise money to pursue their dreams. At the same time they will also build their profile and fan base through using PledgeSports. By supporting your chosen athlete, team or club, they can use your support to achieve their dream. YOU can be a part of their journey and share in their success ! To show their appreciation and gratitude, you will receive a reward for your contribution. This can be anything from a personalised thank you to one on one lessons and much more. PledgeSports brings athletes, fans and commercial sponsors together online, check it out today
4 New Pitches For Jobstown Park
Mayor Dermot Looney turned the first sod on the site of four artificial floodlit grass pitches in Jobstown Park at the start of February.
Funding for the construction of four artificial floodlit grass pitches in Jobstown Park was received from the Department of Transport Tourism and Sport. South Dublin County Council has now entered into a contract with Crawford Contracts Group Ltd for the construction phase. The proposed facility will be located adjacent to the Tallaght Leisure Centre. Construction works are due to commence shortly. The expected completion date for this project is mid May 2014.
Mayor Dermot Looney said “I am delighted to turn the sod on this project, I believe that the good sports facilities are a great investment in the future.
“This is the first step in the provision of a wonderful facility for the young people in Tallaght. I can see these pitches being full of enthusiastic young players and who knows, we will hopefully find the next Robbie Keane, Keith Fahey or Richard Dunne."
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By Padraig Conlon
WHAT HAPPENS ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD MATTERS, NOT IN THE WAY THAT FOOD MATTERS, BUT AS POETRY DOES TO SOME PEOPLE, AND ALCOHOL DOES TO OTHERS: IT ENGAGES THE PERSONALITY” Arthur Hopcraft, The Football Man.
After what seems like an eternity the Airtricity League is back and once again Rovers fans are dreaming of what might happen over the next eight months.
I'm sure most Hoops identify with Hopcraft’s quote. What happens on the field does matter, it matters a hell of a lot.
attend second tier action in each of Spain, Germany, Italy and France.
Rovers fans have so much to look For the 100,000 who came forward to in this coming season. through the turnstiles at Tallaght Trevor Croly has rung the changes Stadium last season football in the squad, bringing in a occupies an important part of significant number of players to their lives. Watching and bolster the club for the twin supporting football, as opposed to challenges of the Premier and going to the pub to watch it on First Divisions. telly, provides an opportunity for connection and belonging in an The signing of Stephen McPhail is age where technology means really important and has got fans there is less and less direct all over the country talking. The physical interaction. capture of the ex Leeds United and Cardiff City midfielder To the people who say nobody in represents a serious show of this country cares about the intent from The Hoops and he will League Of Ireland stats released no doubt be one of the most last year make for interesting influential players in the league reading. 0.22% of Ireland's this season. population regularly attends League of Ireland matches. This Conor Kenna is another very represents a higher proportion welcome addition who has than attend the top flight leagues proved himself to be both a of Poland, Turkey and Croatia and formidable leader and is also a higher proportion that accomplished defender who
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will provide the steel in a new look Rovers defence.
Preseason has gone well and the recent 5-1 drubbing of Glentoran in the Setanta Cup provided a good run out for a lot of the new players.
Trevor Croly has the benefit of having a season under his belt now and this experience should stand him in good stead for the challenges that lie ahead.
The new venture with the First Division team will be a great opportunity to develop young players from the youth academy for the first team and should make for a very interesting season in the second tier. If Rovers are to improve on the last two seasons it's vital they make a good start and the first two fixtures, both at home against Derry and Sligo, will give a good indication of what's in store for the rest of the season.
Every Rovers fan understands how important the crowd in the stands is to the team and this season, as always, the 12th man has a huge part to play. The League of Ireland IS Irish football and we all hope this season is an unforgettable one for Shamrock Rovers and everyone who loves this great club.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank both Bobby Best and George Kelly for the wealth of Rovers images they have supplied to us over the past 3 years. We look forward to seeing their brilliant pictures documenting the 2014 season, letâ€™s hope its a successful one.
We would also like to thank Shamrock Rovers for their cooperation and granting us access to both players and backroom staff.
Derry City will arrive in Tallaght for the big kick off with Roddy Collins at the helm with their own ambitions to lay down a marker. They've gone about their business well in the winter signing Danny Ventre from Sligo and Cliff Byrne from Oldham.
Sligo proved to be tough opponents last season with Rovers failing to beat them in the three league games. The Northwesterners slightly underachieved last year and with the evergreen Joe N'do still marshalling the midfield plus the addition of John Russell, it's probably safe to assume they will once again be challenging for the title come the end of the season.
All of us here at InTallaght Magazine would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the family of the late Paddy Delahunty. He will be sadly missed, and never forgotten, by all his many friends at Shamrock Rovers. May he rest in peace.
Pre season is a very important time of the season, it gives players a good base of fitness that carries them throughout a busy season , with so many new players coming into the team it also gives players time to gel and get to know one another, both on and off the pitch. The team has been put through its paces by the staff and got through some tough work.
InRovers Sensible training sessions were put together by the staff and the lads seem to have enjoyed it , the team looks strong and sharp, this has shown in our pre season games! So with a base of good fitness and good results behind us the squad is positive about the season ahead and can't wait to get cracking on the league!
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On 5 February 2009, RUA RED opened following a major capital development by South Dublin County Council.
Five years on we celebrate this occasion with an exciting year long programme of exhibitions, performances, talks, debates and other events.
RUA RED is not just about the venue, but all the other activities that take place in and around us and the people involved.
Ultimately though, it is you the faithful RUA RED visitors that have enabled us to bring the best artists we can to South Dublin and to maintain the standards that have seen us win three awards in our time including the overall Grand Prix Award (LAMA Awards).
Keep up to date via our website, social networking sites and the local press to see information on future presentations with some familiar names, some surprises, community events, special offers and the chance for you to tell us your stories and be involved. Thanks for your support and a great five years. Until next issue,
Karen Philips (director) and The RUA RED Team
Here at RUA RED we have a number of tenants that reside in the building, one of which is artist Jim Cathcart who is based in Studio 5 here in RUA RED.
Who are you/what are you all about?
I’m Jim Cathcart, a visual artist and sometimes tutor, arts coordinator, researcher and consultant. These roles have all been part of trying to work out what artists and arts should be all about these days. This is still an ongoing conundrum.
What are you working on right now?
I’ve been up to my elbows in ink making mono-prints and also working on some doodles for the next big projects.
How did you get into this line of work? What’s your background?
I attended Glasgow School of Art in my homeland and with some friends formed a socially and politically engaged artist collective. From there, in what seems now a logical almost inevitable move as art activists, we began to investigate and experiment with community
based arts. Recently I’ve been pursuing a renewed personal compulsion to make art.
You’re quite involved in community arts. How do you find this?
I’ve been involved in many different ways in community based arts. It has challenges, particularly in learning to work collaboratively but also rewards. It’s been great to see what different people will do when they decide to get their hands on art. If supported and sustained, it’s often more interesting and significant that what the artistic cognoscenti comes up with.
Where/who do you take influence from?
There are numerous artists whose work fascinates me but I’d be reticent to ascribe influence though as that might invite comparison, not great for the ego. In terms of ideas and motivation, at the moment I find myself being influenced by the way some musicians and song-writers deal with the world around them.
What is a normal day in your studio like?
The only constant is the radio. Otherwise it might be a day of
inking and cleaning slabs, a day of making doodles and sketches or going up and down the scaffold with brushes and paint.
Do you have any advice for budding/new artists?
There are so many approaches to art and ways to be an artist, as an individual and in community. Try and enjoy finding out about them and take some time to discover what feels right for you. And don’t forget to win the lotto.
Where can people view your work? Find out more about you?
For now the web presence is in the tenants pages of RUA RED’s website (www.ruared.ie/ jim_cathcart.html) but this will be changing. Individuals and groups are welcome to make arrangements for a studio visit.
Jim Cathcart’s exhibition Them that work the hardest… opened in Draiocht Arts Centre on Thursday February 13th based around Jim’s mobile mural project dealing with themes of work and unemployment. The exhibition runs until 19th April.
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THE NOTHING MAN By Dáithí Mac Gabhann
“He” comes around at dark of night, when, all is still and the moon gives no light, a creaking window, or a banging door, are the first signs that “ He “is here. Then the curtains move ever so slightly, as he enters the room lightly. That flickering candle shows his height, (or maybe it’s just a trick of the light),
What was that sound near the door? The hairs on your neck rise with fear, “Who is there?”, you stammer with voice shaking as your knees start a deadly quaking.
But, no one gives an answer to you, To keep from screaming, is all you can do, with a quick swallow and a silent prayer, you rise to see what caused your fear, It’s the “Nothing Man”
Through the window as you pass by, You see a shape with the corner of your eye, Another glance and then he’s gone, you wonder are you still alone?
THE MAN ON THE ROAD By Susan Kelly
Is that the doorbell ringing away? (a heavy weapon won’t go astray) When you finally open the door, Whom do you see standing there? Yes, the “Nothing Man.”
Then, as you climb the stairs to sleep, a shadow causes your flesh to “creep”. Dare you risk running (and a fall)? Or will you stand and defend your all? From the “Nothing Man.”
Caught in a sudden burst of fear, You make a lunge at the shadow there, Ah, it was nothing…Man. (October 1983)
Dáithí has written over twenty short stories, and as many poems. He previously self published a mock history of Tallaght called "The Tallaght Chronicles", in a limited edition. He has just turned 69.
Feeling lost and lonely He stumbles along the road Trapped in an uncertain world He drifts aimlessly through life Weighed down by worries and anxieties His mind a mirror of confusion Begging from people to meet the day’s needs Sleeping on park benches when money is scarce His only possessions by his side Making light conversations with people To erase sadness from his mind Getting friendly feedback lightens the mood Tomorrow is another day Meeting it with memories of the past Thoughts evolving constantly Looking down the road Seeking peace, calm, serenity and a new direction.
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11 11 14 17 23 28 MARCH
Tuesday March 11th @ 3.00pm Tá fáilte roimh chách chuig an gCiorcal Cómhra neamhfhoirmiúil seo. All are welcome to this informal conversation circle. Visit www.ruared.ie for more details
Trad Music Recital with Robert O’Connor & Co.
Tuesday March 11th @ 7.00pm Comhrá, craic agus ceol le Robert O’Connor and Co. All welcome. Visit www.southdublinlibraries.ie for more details
Céilí Lá Fhéile Pádraig
Friday March 14th @ 8.00pm Tickets: €10.00 Visit www.araschronain.ie for more details
St Patricks Festival Parade
Monday March 17th City Centre starting at Parnell Square @ 12 noon Ireland’s leading pageant companies and marching bands from around the world will make the streets come alive in spectacular style See ww.stpatricksfestival.ie/events for more details
Leinster Schools Junior Cup Final
Sunday March 23rd Visit www.tallaghtstadium.ie for more details
Shamrock Rovers v Sligo Rovers
Kick off @ 8.00pm Visit www.shamrockrovers.ie for more details
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