Archive for the Community Category

An Outstanding Year

An Outstanding Year

On Saturday October 20th I spoke with Gabriel Murphy at St. Patrick’s Rowing Club end of season BBQ. Gabriel who has been a member of the East Coast Council for a long time and was also PRO of the East […]

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Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

The Abundant Grace Christian Assembly centre on 57 Irishtown Road, Dublin 4 is a non denominational, independent Pentecostal Church where people come from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. They don’t see themselves as Catholic or Protestant they just see themselves […]

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12 Shows of Christmas

12 Shows of Christmas

There are many things that we only do at Christmas in this country. It’s the only time outside of a funeral that some of us will darken a church door without the promise of a free meal and a loose […]

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Sad fate of Sandymount Seal

Sad fate of Sandymount Seal

Moira Lawson, a photographer based in Dublin, took an early morning stroll on Sandymount Beach recently. The tide was way out and Moira noticed a rather unusual looking lump on the beach. The lump turned out to be a baby […]

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Michael’s Mad About Meat

Michael's Mad About Meat

Michael Byrne of Michael Byrne & Sons butchers at 92 Sandymount Road, gave me a tour of the new facilities in the shop when I met him recently. Michael started work at a butchers and dairy in Sandymount called Hayden’s […]

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Neighbour of the Year Award

Neighbour of the Year Award

Broadcaster Ryan Tubridy and Eileen Colgan, who plays Esther Roche in Fair City’s Carrigstown, joined the residents of St. Brendan’s Cottages in Irishtown, Dublin 4, to launch the ‘Neighbour of the Year’ Award, as part of the 2012 People of […]

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Out For Coffee… With Anne Ingle

Out For Coffee... With Anne Ingle

Ann Ingle’s idea of a coffee consists of lunch, and so we meet in Dublin’s Bewleys Café on Grafton Street. As we enter the hall, it looks like a lustrous scene straight from the movie ‘Titanic’ – with its old […]

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Learning From Each Other

Learning From Each Other

With businesses keen to enhance their reputations and community and charitable organisations in dire need of resources, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has never been so vital. The ethos of CSR is no longer simply about companies ‘giving back’ to the […]

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Horror Hotspots

Horror Hotspots

With Halloween just around the corner I decided to take a bike ride around the local area to find out where our top horror hotspots are. First stop Misery Hill, Grand Canal Quay. In the 1500s, Misery Hill was home […]

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An Autumn Approach

An Autumn Approach

There was an Autumnal feeling in the air as I walked up the recently restored Dodder walkway. The light of the sun was reflecting off the giant glass dome that is the Aviva Stadium. The water in the Dodder was […]

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