Ringsend and Irishtown Community Centre News

By Jennifer Betts

Theresa O’Loughlin, winner of the Coffee Maker with Lorraine; Photographs Courtesy of Jennifer Betts, RICC.

May Day May Day! RICC will celebrate its tenth annual May Day Parade this year on Bank Holiday Monday May 7th at 2pm. With an attendance of over 1,200 people every year, it is the biggest local annual event.

As always, RICC welcomes all local groups, organisations and individuals to participate. As it’s our tenth anniversary, we especially welcome local businesses to participate. So if you have a company car, van, roof sign, banner – bring it along! We want you to make your presence known to our community!

The Ringer
The one and only boxing club in the area is enjoying incredible success, currently catering for 40-plus members. Our fantastic coaches; Ciaran, Martin, Stephen and Dean dedicate their time to our up and coming boxers.

We had a recent visit from community Gardaí Derek and Anthony. The Ringer plans to expand its classes, to cater for more members, so watch this space!
We are currently recruiting coaches and team members, so if you’d like to donate some of your time then please contact Jennifer on 086 367 2047.
A Fond Farewell To Our Longest Standing Board Member

In 1989, local lady May Kane, along with a dedicated team, undertook the admirable task to secure a permanent residence for the community centre that still thrives today. May has been instrumental in the success of the centre, with the ethos of a community centre for the people of Ringsend and Irishtown.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end and as May retires this year, RICC would like to thank her sincerely, for all her hard work and dedication throughout the years. The centre would not be what it is without her and we wish her the very best of luck.

Classic Movies at RICC
Each fortnight, RICC shows a classic movie on the big screen on a Friday at 2pm. We have enjoyed such movies as; Imitation of Life, Madam X and Black Lace. The event is free and tea and coffee are provided. Our next movie takes place on the 9th of February. All welcome!