Cúnamh, Adoption Services, requires short-term foster parents for newborn babies. If interested in receiving further information please contact Cúnamh at 01-6779664.
The Alzheimer Café is open from 7-9pm at Clareville Centre, in Clareville Court, Glasnevin on the last Tuesday of every month. The café offers a friendly and relaxed venue for people affected by dementia to gather, along with family and friends. Every month a different expert in the field of dementia care attends. For information call Paulina Piasek at 089-4846719, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alzheimercafenorthside.com
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Aware’s North Dublin support group for individuals with experience of depression meets every Wednesday at 7.30pm in Dominican College, Griffith Avenue. Support groups also meet in Swords and Lower Abbey Street. Aware support groups are free of charge, and can help attendees to learn more about their condition as well as coping skills to help minimise its impact on their life. For more information call Katy on 087-6462079 or visit www.aware.ieContact
Swords Parish Bethany Bereavement Support Group meetings are held in St Colmcille's Parish Office at Parochial House, Seatown Road, Swords, from the new time of 7.30pm–8.30pm on the second and last Monday of every month. Meetings are informal. Group support or discussion on a one-to one basis is available. This is a free and confidential service. For more information please phone (after 6pm) Anne on 087-6549765, Brid on 086-6006397, Mary on 01-8402652 or Mary on 01-8403266.
Ballymun Book Exchange runs on the first Thursday of every month in Ballymun Civic Centre between 9.30am and 1.30pm. The idea is to bring a book and exchange it for another, free of charge. The aim is to help and encourage more people to read. For more information, or to make book donations, contact the Education Section of Ballymun Whitehall Area Partnership on 01-8423612 or email email@example.com.Telephone
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Swords Viewfinders Camera Club is now open to new members for 2014. They meet in the Premier Inn, Airside, every second Wednesday from 8pm till 10pm. Club outings, guest speakers, learning all aspects of photography and entering competitions are a feature of the club. Previous experience an advantage but not essential. Contact Charlie O’Neill on 087-2446071 for further details.
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Operation Smile Ireland is presenting its second annual Carols by Candlelight featuring a sing-along carol service and mulled wine reception on Thursday, December 12 at 7.30pm in Monkstown Parish Church, Monkstown. This all ages event features the acclaimed Ranelagh Singers under the direction of Rosemary O’Brien and the Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be radio producer Doireann Ní Bhriain. All funds go to support Operation Smile’s goal of providing essential surgery to children suffering from cleft lip/palates across the developing world. Tickets can be purchased online at www.operationsmile.ie/caro
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Donabate Ceili Club meets every Monday in the Donabate Portrane Community Centre from 8.30pm to 10pm. All are welcome. This is a great opportunity to socialise. Phone 085-7260417 for more information.
Malahide Chess Club meets every Monday at 8pm in St Sylvester's GAA Club, Church Road, Malahide. Visit www.malahidechessclub.ie www.malahidechessclub.ie
Do you love to sing? Come along to Applewood Community Centre, Swords, every Tuesday from 8pm to 10pm and be part of a newly formed Fingal Gospel Choir. They would love to have you. Contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail
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The Dublin Gay Men’s Chorus, Ireland’s exciting, all-new gay choir, will be performing in St Werburgh’s Church, Werburgh Street, Dublin 8, on Sunday, December 8. There are matinee and evening performances at 4pm and 7pm. Tickets are priced e5 and are available on the door.
A Christmas Choral Extravaganza in aid of the Central Remedial Clinic will take place at St Gabriel’s Church, Clontarf on Sunday, December 15 at 8pm. Featuring the Dublin Orchestral Players, Clontarf and Dollymount Parish Choirs, harpists Eilis Dowling and Emer Walsh and special guest soloists, this is set to be a spectacular evening of festive music and song. Tickets are only €10 from CRC Fundraising on 1800 612 612.
Seafield Singers’ Christmas Concert will take place on Friday, December 13 at St John the Baptist Church, Seafield Road, Clontarf at 8pm. Bryan Hoey (compere and tenor), guest artist Benjamin Russell (Baritone) and David Bremner (Accompanist) are included in the line up. Tickets cost €15 and can be purchased from any choir member or at the door. The proceeds will go to Barnardos.
The Parents’ Association of St Mary's Secondary School, Baldoyle, are holding a Christmas Fair this Sunday, December 8 from 12noon to 6pm. Come along and browse all the fantastic goods on offer, as there will be something for everybody at this fair. Bring the kids along to meet Santa in his grotto and post their letters off to the North Pole; they can also get their faces painted. You can treat yourself to a full makeover and get your nails done for that special night out. Fantastic raffle prizes also and a lovely festive atmosphere is promised.
Dublin North Bay Citizens’ Information Service provides a free, confidential and impartial information drop in service for the people of Kilbarrack, Raheny, Dollymount, Clontarf, Marino, Killester, Artane, Edenmore and Balgriffin. Information is available on social welfare, taxation, pensions, employment, housing, health, education and consumer advice in Le Cheile, Donnycarney, every Tuesday from 10.30am until 12noon.
The Fingal Citizens’ Information Service runs a new weekly outreach ‘drop-in’ information and assistance service to all in Baldoyle Library, Strand Road, every Monday from 10am to 12noon. All are welcome, no appointment necessary.
Free class are now available for girls aged 8-17 to learn how to code. Design cool games and websites with the help of volunteers at @CoderDojoGirls. Tickets available weekly and more information at coderdojogirls.eventbrite.i
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A new Coffee Morning 'as Gaeilge' takes place every Wednesday at 10.30am in 'Seomra Tae' café, Main Street, Malahide. This is helpful for parents and grandparents of school-going children or for anybody who would like to try out their Irish.
A Coffee Morning 'as Gaeilge' will take place every Saturday at 10.30am in Kay’s Kitchen, Donaghmede Shopping Centre. Everybody is welcome especially those with not much Irish.
Coffee Mornings 'as Gaeilge' have now resumed. Those wishing to practice speaking their 'few words' are invited to come to the Parish Centre, St Brendan's Church, Coolock, at 10.30 on Monday mornings. All are welcome/ Failte roimh chách.
‘No Smoke Without Fire’, starring Mary Murray (Love/Hate, Chancers), takes place at the Viking Theatre, Clontarf, from December 9-21 nightly at 8pm. The cost is €10, Call 087-1129970. There’s €60,000 post office robbery money up for grabs and scandal knows no bounds as six women gossip intermittently in the smoking area of a Dublin pub leaking a trail of personal information behind them.
TARGET Counselling Service, based at Holy Trinity School Donaghmede, offers confidential one-to-one non-directive counselling. Appointments are available from Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 1.30pm and 5pm to 9pm. Phone 01-8670279 for more information. Childcare is available from Monday to Friday mornings.
A Christmas Craft Fair will take place on Sunday, December 8 at St Anthony's, Old Church, Clontarf, from 10.30am until 4.30pm. Admission is free.
A ladies group is held on the first and third Tuesday of every month, for crafts, interesting speakers, demonstrations, outings, lively chat, good company finished with the cuppa. Knocklyon ICA Guild is now open to new members and they meet in Knocklyon Community Centre at 8:30pm. For information contact Mary Poole on 087-2103474.
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If you are a 4 to 6-year-old girl, you are invited to come along to St Peter and Paul's School, Baldoyle, any Saturday from 10.30am to 11.30am. Tel Yvonne on 086-1922039.
For four days only - on Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 Dalkey Castle Christmas Tours will get you into the festive spirit. Sing carols, play games, listen to magical Christmas stories with costumed characters and meet Santa. Tickets can be purchased in advance at reception or by credit card over the phone. Tickets are €8 for children, €5 for an adult.
A weekly, Wednesday morning, community-based Discussion Group is held in the Dundrum/Sandyford area. Fancy an opportunity to discuss the affairs of the week – politics, sport, local issues - in a friendly, facilitated environment? Then contact Dominic at dcvoluntary@ gmail.com or tel 0894341084. Contact
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The Irish Fuchsia and Pelargonium Society is holding a talk – ‘Floral decorations for your home this Christmas’ - with Elma McDowell, on Thursday, December 12 at 8pm in St Brigid’s Resource Centre, Howth Road, Killester. Admission is €5 and everyone is welcome.
Dundrum Flower Club is having a Christmas flower arranging demonstration on Tuesday, December 10 in Gort Muire, Ballinteer Road at 7.45pm. Plenty of parking and all welcome.
Raheny Folkgroup is looking for new members. They meet upstairs in the church in Raheny, beside the DART station, at 8pm every Tuesday and sing at the 6pm mass every second Saturday. If you like to sing and or can play an instrument, you are welcome to join. If you are 17-years-of-age or over and wish to join contact 087-3347695 or email
The South County Dublin Horticultural Society will give a floral demonstration entitled ‘Christmas at Home’ on Wednesday, December 11 at 8pm in Kill O’The Grange Parish Centre, Kill Lane. Admission €5, to include raffle and mince pies.
St Patrick’s GAA Club in Donabate is holding a Christmas Kids’ Disco on December 14 at Donabate Parish Hall for Under 10-13s from 8pm to 9.30pm. The cost is €5 and is payable on the night.
A Knitting & Crochet group meets in Phoenix Park Visitor Centre every Wednesday morning at 11am. Admission Free and all welcome, just bring bring along knitting needles or crochet hooks and wool. Contact the Visitor Centre on 01-6770095 for further details.
Elphin Ladies' Golfing Society, Baldoyle, is open to new members. All standards welcome. Monthly outings. Phone Pauline on 085-1156848 or Susan on 087-2809173 for more information.
Irish Girl Guides for girls aged 5-7-years-old. A new Ladybirds group is commencing in Raheny on Saturday mornings from 12.45pm. Each session will involve games, music and song, fun activities and arts and crafts. It will be lots of fun! It is also a great way to build girls' confidence in a safe environment, while learning life skills and meeting new friends. Please text or call Andrea on 087-6301634 to book a place or enquire further.
Magician Jack Wise is taking part in a very special event for those who are single this Christmas. Jack is putting on a magic show at the Odeon Bar, Harcourt Street on Wednesday, December 18. All money raised on the night will be donated to NagarHope, an Irish charity which helps provide a future to orphans in Nepal.
Kilternan Village is holding a three day Christmas festival at Kilternan Country Market on Sundays, December 8 and 15. The festival will consist of an indoor Christmas fair, handcrafted arts, crafts and ceramics, woodturning and Christmas theme lines.
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Dalkey Meals on Wheels is looking for more volunteers to help maintain their essential and valuable service. If you can spare two hours one day a week to be a volunteer driver, or help with cooking the meals tel 01-2857863.
Mediation Northside provides an accessible FREE dispute resolution and mediation service for the local community. They recruit, train and support volunteer community mediators and empower community members and groups to resolve conflict at the earliest possible point in a dispute. For further information, phone Mediation Northside on 01-8482988.
Sutton-Baldoyle U3A (University of the Third Age) meets on the second Wednesday of every month at Baldoyle Library from 10.45am-12.45pm. U3A is a project within Age Action. Come along to the library to find out more, visit www.u3asuttonbaldoyledublin
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The North Dublin branch of MS Ireland meets socially every fourth Tuesday of the month at 8pm in the Irish Wheelchair Association’s headquarters, Clontarf. A varied programme throughout the year includes bingo nights, quiz nights, flower arrangements, sing-a-longs, summer and Christmas outings. For more information call Michael on 085-1125424. Transport can be arranged if necessary.
New members are wanted for Over 50s Social Club. Activities include long stay holidays, nights out, walking tours and much more. Phone 085-2885111 or email Eastcoastsocialclub@yahoo.com for more information. Telephone
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The Pantomime, 'Aladdin', will be presented by Howth Community Drama Group in Howth Primary School, from Wednesday to Friday, January 1-3 (inc) at 8pm with a Matinee on Saturday, January 4 at 3pm. Phone 01-8391538 for tickets which cost €8 for adults and €5 for senior citizens and children.
Doras Bui, a parent alone resource centre, is located on Bunratty Drive, Coolock. Accurate information on your rights and entitlements is provided by a staff member who is available to talk to you in person or by phone. A Teen Parent Support Project is available for teen parents who become pregnant while at school. For more information on these and other services, phone 01-8484811/8481872, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.dorasbui.orgTelephone
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A Poker Classic takes place every Thursday and Sunday night at 9pm in Cara Hall, Raheny (opposite Garda station). All are welcome.
‘Dublin 30-Minute Lunchtime Runners’ meets on Mondays and Thursdays at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre at 1.15pm for a half hour run. This social running group is free of charge and is open to all ages and all abilities. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or phone 086-2528988/086-4480311.Telephone
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Singsation is a group of 22 women from Sutton, Howth, Portmarnock, Raheny, Baldoyle and Malahide with one thing in common - a love of singing. If you like the sound of this group and you are a singer, they are currently looking for Sopranos and Hi Altos. They rehearse from September to June every Monday night. For more information, call Emer on 087-6788039 or Mary on 086-8185543.
ARC Cancer Support Centre is looking for compassionate and committed complementary therapists willing to provide treatments for clients free of charge, or people willing to volunteer in one of its Drop-In centres in Eccles Street or South Circular Road. If you’d like to make a real difference, please call Jane on 01-8307333 or email email@example.comContact
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Clontarf Historical Society hosts ‘Réalt na Mara’ Star of the Sea Statue on the Bull Wall, by Bill Nelson on Monday, December 9 at 8.15pm in the Resource Centre, beside St John’s Church, Clontarf Road. The annual membership is €20, individual talk, €4. Enquiries 01-8338711 or email firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone
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The Wayside Table Tennis Club is inviting new members young and old from 15 upwards to come and experience this great game for the winter months in Wayside Celtic Soccer Club, Glenamuck Road, Kilternan on Thursday evenings from 8pm. For further details contact Ger Greene on 086-3980711.
Swords Toastmasters meet every second Monday of the month at 8pm at Carnegie Court Hotel, North Street, Swords. Visit www.swordstoastmasters.ie or contact Gabrielle on 086-0268738 for further information.
A Toy Fair in aid of the Stoker Dracula Heritage Centre will take place in the old St Anthony’s Hall, Clontarf Road, on Sunday, December 15. Everyone welcome. For further information, phone 086-2364829.
Traditional music sessions take place in Howth GAA Club on the last Friday of every month at 9.30pm.
Christy Kerins is researching the history of Treaty Gaels Hurling Club which existed in Dublin City in the 1950s. It catered mainly for Limerick gaels living in Dublin. If anyone has information about this club, Christy would like to hear from them. He can be contacted on 087-9617307.
North Bay School Winter Fair will take place on Sunday, December 8 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at Greendale Avenue, Kilbarrrack. A great family day out is promised with Santa Postbox, toys, books, cakes, bric a brac, games, cafe, international food, live music and much more. Come and join the fun!