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Exciting times ahead at Sandymount Community Centre 

Exciting times ahead at Sandymount Community Centre 

The Sandymount Community Centre (SCC) is buzzing with a wide range of activities these days – there is something there for everyone in our community and all are welcome! Please do drop in! Formerly known as the Iris Charles Centre

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The Lacey Report

The Lacey Report

To begin where I left off in December, it was lovely to attend The Wren Day at Sandymount Green on St Stephen’s Day morning. This wonderful celebration of Community has long been a celebration of community and friendship and also raises money for charity. Well done to all the organisers, the collectors and of course the musicians.

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The Watersedge Drama Group Takes to the Stage

The Watersedge Drama Group Takes to the Stage

The Watersedge Drama Group who get together every week in the Ringsend Community Centre from Tuesday to Thursday are at present focusing on putting together a play based on actual events and written by their very own

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Dublin Port Company Unveils New Bicycle Racks at Great South Wall

Dublin Port Company Unveils New Bicycle Racks at Great South Wall

Dublin Port Company (DPC) is pleased to unveil a set of bicycle racks that have been recently installed at the Great South Wall to support the growing number of people who are accessing the popular location by bike. This new facility – ideally located at the start of the Great South Wall – will allow up to

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Phoney Art Gallery

Phoney Art Gallery

Local artist Penny Stuart had an epiphany when she spotted the old historic Irish telephone box while she was having lunch in the Fair Play Cafe, and the idea sparked about using it as an art gallery. This brilliant plan that was forming in her mind would showcase her new art exhibition

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Re-dedication Service at St Matthew’s Church, Irishtown

Re-dedication Service at St Matthew’s Church, Irishtown

Following the renovation and complete restoration of St Matthew’s Church in Irishtown a rededication and official opening Service by Archbishop Michael Jackson will take place on Sunday the 18th of February at 3pm. All are welcome

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Happy 90th Birthday!

Happy 90th Birthday!

A big congratulations to Rosaleen Sheehan who celebrated her 90th birthday in Mount Tabor. Rosaleen is a true gem full of grace and kindness and a wonderful lady who is a huge fan of The Dubliners and loves to go off with her friends to play bingo in the community centre.

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Betty Watson: a woman who shaped the course of education here and abroad

Betty Watson: a woman who shaped the course of education here and abroad

St Andrew’s Resource Centre and the Watson family hosted a very special evening last November to celebrate the life of Betty Watson and in recognition of her major contribution to education in the community. A beautiful tribute night was

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Students shine at this year’s Young Scientist Expo

Students shine at this year’s Young Scientist Expo

The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition 2024 which took place at the end of January in the RDS was an event of innovation, ideas, and displayed the amazing talent of our young generation. First established in 1963

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Farewell to Shane

Farewell to Shane

At the end of 2023 the world bade farewell to Shane MacGowan, songsmith extraordinaire and recognised genius. Although born in Kent, Shane saw Ireland as his natural spiritual home. Much of his adult life was spent here, indeed in this very parish, having lived variously in South Lotts

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