The Gathering Kicks Off Across D4

The Gathering Kicks off Across D4 1

Pembroke Cricket Club recently held a Gathering event to celebrate the 145th anniversary of the club. This included dinner, dancing and an exhibition showcasing club memorabilia.

“Pembroke is such a well established club in Dublin 4. It’s been running for 145 years. Some friends and I decided we would try to organise a Gathering in Pembroke,” says Janice Walsh organiser of the Pembroke Gathering.

The event kicked off over the June Bank Holiday weekend with cricket matches on the Friday followed by drinks and a BBQ. On the Saturday, the club held a dinner dance that aimed to celebrate the birth of the club. The weekend also showcased a “memory archive” which taped stories and anecdotes of past and present club members talking about their fond memories of Pembroke. “If you’re watching cricket all afternoon there’s nothing else to do but have a chat and socialise,” says Janice. Pembroke marks one of many events happening in and around Dublin 4 which will celebrate the Gathering.

“I’m surprised by the level of interest from across the community, it’s been really positive from local people in the area. It’s going to attract a number of people from abroad and across Dublin,” says Ruadhán MacAodhain organiser of Ringsend’s Summer Gathering – The River to Sea Festival.

June 14th-16th: Dockers Photo Exhibition in the Ringsend & Irishtown Community Centre.
Friday June 14th: Ringsend Park, Family Picnic day.
Friday June 14th: The Shipwright Pub hosts an evening of comedy from 9:30pm
Saturday June 16th: Stella Maris Rowing Club Gathering Regatta.

Over in Donnybrook, UCD will host the UCD Ruby Jubilee of the class of 1973 and a Golden Jubilee in September.

By Liam Cahill