Archive for the Community Category

Pride of the Neighbourhood

BY Kathrin Kobus The year 2019 concluded  for St. Patricks Rowing Club with a truly huge award they received at the Lyrath Hotel in Kilkenny on the 30th of November. The very same day the boats were out on the […]

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Maggie and me

By Anthony O’Reardon Sometime early in 2016 I received a phone call from a historian by the name of Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc. He was writing a book about the War of Independence: Truce: Murder, Myth and the Last Days […]

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Friends helping Friends

BY Kathrin Kobus Sue Cross, co-founder of Friends helping Friends was surely among friends and neighbours yesterday at the CYMS Hall which functioned as collection point for the Ringsend&Irishtown Community Help the Homeless Christmas appeal. Between 2 and 6 residents […]

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Radio Snowflake returns on first Advent

BY Kathrin Kobus Irelands Original Christmas radio station is back for this year’s run from the 1-25th December. Radio Snowflake started out back in 1982 in Dublin 4 as part of Dave Reddy’s community Radio stations. During this season the station […]

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Documenting Donnybrook’s sacred space

Eoin Meegan Having written about the ancient cemetery in Donnybrook previously in this paper, I was intrigued when a new documentary on the cemetery was announced this summer. So I went along to a preview showing at The Hive in […]

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McCartan Opticians moving to new building

David Prendeville McCartan Opticians, which has been in Ringsend since 1987 and Baggot Street before that, since 1935, is moving to 2 Thorncastle Street on the corner, beside Ferrari’s chip shop. The building they’re moving into was formerly the old […]

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The importance of being seen

This dull, grey, wet morning proved the necessity for the annual appeal by the Road Safety Authority together with ESB Networks and An Garda Síochána to parents, guardians and teachers to ensure road safety instructions part of school lessons for […]

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Refurbishment of Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre

The refurbishment of the Centre commenced in early February 2019 and is on schedule to be completed in September. This development of the Community Centre is fundamental to improve the area of Ringsend and Irishtown. The plan will bring the […]

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The destruction of Community Development

By Peter McNamara Remarkable new research, undertaken by Patricia Kelleher (PhD) and Cathleen O’Neill (MA), traces the rise and dramatic fall of the once-thriving community development sector in Ireland. Their paper, The Destruction of the Community Development Sector (2002-2015), was […]

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Ringsend Active Retirement Association joins the Gardaí

The Ringsend Active Retirement Association recently spent a very enjoyable day at the Garda Training College in Templemore. They were accompanied by Garda Paddy Collins and Garda Katie Sammon and greeted on arrival by Sergeant Michael Reynolds who was their […]

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