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A Stitch in Time…

A Stitch in Time...

Residents of Dodder View Cottages, Ballsbridge gathered to mark the completion of a 40 ft knitted ‘flood wall’ art installation aimed at highlighting their ongoing vulnerability to flooding and their inability to get flood insurance. A ceremony held on Saturday […]

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John Hearn Commemorated

John Hearn Commemorated

The life of John Hearn, a merchant seaman from Ringsend, tragically lost at sea in 1940 was commemorated with the presentation of a plaque to his family at Dublin’s Mansion House. A deck boy aboard the merchant ship The Privet, […]

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Irishtown Nature Park

Irishtown Nature Park

A few years ago a Biodiversity Action Plan was implemented for Irishtown Nature Park which was a landfill at one point and has become its own significant place locally. People are very conscious and very vigilant of what’s happening there […]

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Happy Heart Health

Happy Heart Health

Heart health is achieved by making positive changes in your life. It is a ‘win-win situation’ as you will feel healthier and lose weight while looking after your heart. Traditionally in the New Year we make resolutions about health and […]

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Transforming lives….

Transforming lives....

Siobhan Kenny’s work in ‘socialising’ the puppies she takes in is essential to their eventual service as guide dogs to the blind and visually impaired. Living in Sandymount and now in her sixth year as a volunteer with Irish Guide […]

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Christmas at The Ark

Christmas at The Ark

The cold is here, Santa’s polishing Rudolph’s nose while all the other reindeer stare on with envy and the elves are flat out trying to make Christmas the most wonderful time of the year for young children. But that’s just […]

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Bottlemakers Hall

Bottlemakers Hall

The Bottle Makers Hall in Ringsend has come under some scrutiny for its current state. The building, located at 1A Irishtown Road has been left vacant for a number of years and has been the focus of dispute by local […]

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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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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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