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Ringsend Goes Green . . .

Ringsend Goes Green . . .

For the first time Ringsend Park has received the prestigious Green Flag Award, the international mark of quality and standard of parks and green spaces. The Green Flag Award was introduced in 2015 and is administered by An Taisce with the aim of recognising and rewarding good park management

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The Lacey Report

The Lacey Report

At the time of writing this I am in the closing stages of the 2024 Local Elections campaign so I want to thank all the very many people who have met us at their doors, on the streets and at meetings. The courtesy of so many and the intelligent, relevant questions shows our democracy in more good health than many might think.

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Where the streets have a name . . .

Where the streets have a name . . .

From Educating Rita (1983) to Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast (2021), Ringsend has played a key part in Ireland’s silver screen triumphs, with multiple well-known productions having used the D4 suburb as a shooting location over the last several decades. So it’s only fitting that a plaque

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Congratulations to Aisling

Congratulations to Aisling

Congratulations to Aisling Espey of Sandford Park School, Ranelagh, D6 winner of one of the top prizes in the Green-Schools National Marine Creative Writing Competition “Tides are changing”. Winners of the competition were chosen out of over 220 entries.

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Bloomsday in Dublin 4 Event Guide

Joycean Celebrations are set to take place in Ballsbridge, Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount for Bloomsday this year.  Dublin City Council’s South East Area Community Team have been working closely with groups and centres in Dublin 4 as well as the […]

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Making Sandymount a neurodivergent-friendly area

Making Sandymount a neurodivergent-friendly area

Two and a half years ago parents in Sandymount decided to make their area a place in which differences are celebrated and a place where all children could feel safe and secure. This was and still is particularly important to this group as their children are neurodiverse. For those of us who are not familiar

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Sandymount Strand a no-swim zone

Sandymount Strand a no-swim zone

Officials have declared Sandymount Strand a no-swim zone for the entire season over water fears. This is disappointing news indeed as many people like to take a dip during the summer months (especially with early predictions of a hot summer to come when the mercury is set to rise), however the beach has failed

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St Mary’s Game Changers

St Mary’s Game Changers

Big congratulations to pupils from St Mary’s School, Donnybrook, winners of the All-Ireland Game Changers 2024. Game Changers is a programme run by Trócaire to help educate young people about issues in the world today. The event, now in its sixth year, saw 223 games exploring such diverse themes

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Oars for Angels Charity Event

Oars for Angels Charity Event

St Patrick’s Rowing Club would like to thank all of the crews and clubs that took part in their Oars for Angels charity Row on April 27th. Special thanks to Beacon Hair Restoration for their massive contribution to the event. Also to Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club and Underwater Search

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Sandymount Fun Cycle

Sandymount Fun Cycle

On Sunday May 19th, 150 cyclists of all ages and abilities joined in the Sandymount Fun Cycle from Lansdowne Tennis Club to Sandymount Green. The 3km Cycle was organised by Sandymount Cycle Bus as part of Bike Week. For the second year running we had glorious sunshine as we passed by local schools

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