News & EventsThe latest news and upcoming events from in and around Clontarf.High Tide - Wednesday 1st March 2017 This Wednesday 1st of March, forecast high tides are set to be at their highest.  Please take caution on the seafront and promenade over the coming days.   Thank you to Councillor Ciaran O' Moore for sending in the above information.Mon, 27 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Job Opening @ Graingers Pebble Beach for part-time work? Our sponsors at Grainger's Pebble Beach are looking for experienced part-time staff. Anyone who has three years experience or more in Irish trade should contact bar manager Dave Reilly. Call into the pub with a CV or phone on (01) 8332762.Thu, 23 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Olive's Room Events Featured in Irish Times! Our wonderful sponsors at Olive's Room were featured in the Irish Times Magazine this week!  The Weekend Magazine released on Saturday 19th February outlines the various supper clubs that Olive's Room will host over the coming year (more info here) Make sure to give it a read here. Meanwihle, check out the recent video our sponsors Together Digital produced for them below:  Tue, 21 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000S2S Works on Clontarf Road: Update from CRA Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) Works on Clontarf Road: Update from Clontarf Residents’ Association Further to our recent update, we have met with our Councillors (CLLRs) and they are fully briefed on the serious issues - lack of progress, further delays on completion dates, lack of information and misinformation, ponding, defects in new road surface etc. – with this project.   As a result of that meeting, our CLLRs have engaged with Dublin City Council (DCC) Senior Management on our behalf with a view to getting some meaningful progress on these issues.   At the CLLRs request, DCC met with us and our CLLRs (on Friday 17th February 2017) on one area of particular concern – the lack of progress in relation to reducing the height of the wall opposite St Anne’s Park as per the agreement reached last summer.   DCC have reaffirmed their commitment to implementing that agreement.  They have commenced the necessary Part 8 process. They have also given us their schedule of works up to implementation in July/August 2017.  Further details on this schedule can be found at the end of this article. There are two further meetings planned for 28th February and 13th March.  We expect that considerable progress will be made in addressing the concerns raised by the community groups in advance of these meetings.  The meeting at the end of February will be looking at the very real issues facing the residents living alongside the work zone – ponding, driveway access, road markings, bus stops, junctions, parking - as well as the issues facing the wider community  - junction layouts, possible road closures for resurfacing works to fix defects, lack of programme etc.    The meeting of the 13th of March will be monitoring progress on the Part 8 with a view to ensuring that the schedule is adhered to so that works can be undertaken without any additional delay.  If you have any specific concerns that you wish to bring to our attention please email us at Part 8 To Implement the Agreed Reduction in Wall Height opposite St Anne’s Park   DCC have started the Part 8 process necessary to obtain the appropriate Planning Permission. There are a number of steps involved in this process but the key dates are as follows: 17/02/17 Road Safety Audit has commenced 13/03/17 EMLC meeting to discuss Preliminary Design Report 20/03/17 North Central Area Committee Meeting to review Part 8 report and initiate statutory planning process 03/04/17 Part 8 on display as part of Public consultation process – 6 weeks 12/06/17 Final Part 8 will be presented by Chief Executive to full Council Meeting for approval July & Aug ’17 Works to reduce wall height to be carried out – subject to Part 8 approval We have a firm commitment from DCC with regard to implementing the agreement to reduce the height of the wall. The schedule sets out clearly what elements of the process need to be completed and by when. This will help to ensure that the process stays on track and any risks to meeting the implementation deadline are immediately apparent.Mon, 20 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Bull Island Beach Clean Up for February! The Bull Island Action Group Monthly Beach Clean Up for February will take place this Saturday, 18th.  Those wishing to volunteer are asked to arrive at the entrance to Dollymount Strand (just past Royal Dublin Golf Club) at 10:45 AM, in order to begin the clean up at 11 AM Dublin City Council will provide a tractor and trailer, plus a driver, to remove and dispose of all the rubbish collected by volunteers. The Dublin Port Company will provide litter-picking equipment, such as litter-pickers, bin bag hoops, rubbish bags and gloves.  The weather for Saturday is set to be cloudy with no rain forecast and a temperature of 20 degrees. There will be a moderate breeze so be sure to wrap up well and bring a waterproof jacket just in case. Sturdy footwear and thick socks are essential and rubber boots are always a good idea. Why not bring a friend of family member along? The more volunteers the more work that can be done!Thu, 16 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Dave At Large @ The Viking Theatre'Dave at Large' a new comedy will run at the Viking Theatre from Monday 27th March until Saturday April 8th. Tue, 14 Feb 17 17:34:00 +0000Made in China Returns to The Viking Theatre in China is back at the viking Theatre from Monday 27th February 2017 until Saturday March 11th. Tue, 14 Feb 17 17:20:03 +0000Wine & Dine Your Valentine in Clontarf! For some people February signifies the real start to the New Year. The January blues are finally behind us, the days are getting brighter, and our wallets are slightly fuller after a long awaited payday! For others, the month of February brings something else important - Valentine’s Day. So whether you’re a hopeless romantic looking to spoil that special someone in your life, or you fancy a night or celebration with friends to spread the love (yes, we think Galentine’s Day or Palentine’s Day is a fantastic idea!), forget the expensive chocolates and dust-collecting teddy bears and book a table at one of Clontarf’s fantastic local restaurants to celebrate in the name of St. Valentine! (Ps. It’s Tuesday 14th February, for those of you who might be prone to forgetting!) Viking Steakhouse Viking Steakhouse, will be open from 5pm on Valentine’s Day and will be offering a very special three course set menu for only €28 (including a steak option). The dessert will be a house special dessert for two to share and there will be a complimentary glass of bubbles for everyone on arrival.  There may even be another special surprise for the ladies on the night… Bookings can be made by phoning 01 853 2000. Moloughney's Moloughney’s will be welcoming all diners with a complimentary glass of Prosecco (when enjoying the full dinner experience of 2 - 3 courses)  There will be some delicious specials for the night that’s in it, including Seared Scallops, Loin of Wild Irish Venison, Pan Fried Halibut. For afters - a Chocolate Marquise with orange and Dingle gin cream. For bookings contact 01 833 0002 or email For those who aren’t into V-day, Moloughney’s sister restaurant Olive’s Room at the Red Stables will kick off their Fork Supper evenings on Saturday 11th February, promising zero  mentions of Valentine’s Day, and just a great night out for friends and food lovers with a special 4-course menu for €27 including all local and seasonal produce! Yang’s Fresh off a fantastic Chinese New Year Celebration at the end of January, Yang’s will celebrate the most romantic day of the year by offering a complimentary rosé to all the ladies.  With a cosy and romantic atmosphere, Yang’s is perfect for celebrating Valentine's with the one (or ones) you love! For bookings contact 01 833 4400 Bay Restaurant  Bay will host live music on Valentine’s night. Guests will be serenaded by the classical guitar, adding to the romantic setting of seaside dining. Music starts at 7.30 pm and the a la carte menu will be available to ensure a range of choice for all diners! Call 01 853 2406 to reserve a table.  Fishbone  Since opening in August last year, Fishbone has brought an element of the Mediteranean to the Clontarf Coast, and they will continue to tie this theme in for their Valentine's Day celebrations with live spanish guitar from 7.30 pm. The a la carte menu is available all night and we definitely recommend choosing one of their delicious cocktails - sure to impress your v-day date! Book a romantic table for two by calling Fishbone on 01 536 9066 Fahrenheit Grill What’s more romantic than treating your Valentines to an evening in a 12th Century castle? Clontarf Castle’s Fahrenheit grill will host their special “Head Over Heels” Valentine’s Dinner Experience from the 11th - 18th February. The menu is priced at €49.95 pp and bookings can be made by contacting 01 8534363. Kinara If you fancy ‘spicing’ things up this Valentine’s day, Kinara has a whole host of options for you! Exotic food, delicious cocktails and fantastic views of Dublin Bay - your Valentine is sure to be impressed! Pigeon House Pigeon House on Vernon Avenue is certain to be a romantic spot for any love birds (pun absolutely intended) on the Tuesday 14th February, which also happens to be steak night at the  restaurant! For bookings call 01 805 7567 And remember, the evening doesn’t need to end here, there’s always the option of a night cap in one of the many watering holes here in Clontarf such as Graingers, The Bram Stoker, Harry Byrnes and the Sheds and the Yacht.  And if you’re not too into Valentine’s day, but want to give your significant other a night off from kitchen duties, or you just fancy a treat: Block Burger, Kanoodle and La Costa are all great options that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own couch! There's always the option of a midday celebration too. How about lunch at Kennedy's? So remember, if you’re the hopeless romantic type and intend to mark the occasion in some way, be sure to support local business here in Clontarf! P.s don't forget to pop into O' Hara's Spar Stiles Road or Vernon Avenue to pick up a card or Clontarf Wines if it's a gift you're looking to impress with! (All businesses above are supporters of, and so we also support them in return!)Tue, 14 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Clontarf U14 Football Needs You! The Clontarf U14 Football (soccer) team are looking for players for their upcoming season starting March 4th! To be eligible, players must have been born in 2003/2004. Training takes place on Tuesday 8-9pm, with matches on Saturdays. For more information, contact Eddie here - 086 832 974  Mon, 13 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Do You Recognise this Dog?? This lovely little pup has been wandering in and out of a garden on Oulton Road for the last three days. He/she has no collar and seems very skittish. There's a possibility he may be missing so please share and get in touch with us at if you might know the owner!Thu, 09 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Independent Feature on Clontarf Rugby Coach! Great interview in yesterday's Independent with Clontarf Rugby U11 coach, Shane Meehan.  In the interview, Shane talks about the Clontarf coaches approach in relation to teaching young kids how to "tackle effectively and how to be tackled and react in a certain situation" and how coaches doing SAFE Rugby courses know how to respond to injuries on the pitch.  Find the full article here on www.independent.ieWed, 08 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club are Recruiting New Members! Founded in 1887, Clontarf Lawn Tennis Club, located on Oultan Road, is one of the country’s premier tennis clubs.  The club has 11 savannah courts all of which are floodlit. The club is very proud of it's clubhouse which has an excellent bar and function room facilities. In November 2016 Minister Richard Bruton opened a state of the art 10 x station Gym in the club for members. The club also enables members to have one to one or group sessions with a professional personal trainer. CLTC are currently inviting new members!  Contact Cormac 085 1895758 or for details on open ‘meet and greet’ sessions. www.clontarfltc.comTue, 07 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Holy Faith 2017 Parents' Association Table Quiz! 2017 Holy Faith Parents' Association Table Quiz will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2017.Mon, 06 Feb 17 17:09:43 +0000Holy Faith PA 2017 Table Quiz! The 2017 Holy Faith Parents' Association Table Quiz will take place on Thursday 2nd March 2017.  This year's quiz will take place in The Clontarf Castle and promised to be a fantastic night with over 300 parents and friends of Holy Faith expected to attend! It's fantastic to see people get together to support local schools, as well as seeing many businesses get behind these fundraising events. If you would like to support the Holy Faith PA Table Quiz, there's plenty of ways you can do so, from sponsoring a round, naming a table, donating a spot prize or booking a table for 6! To book your tickets, contact Martha Holmes on 0872263831 or Heather McCann on 085 1744736. Alternatively, for spots and sponsorship contact Jim Thomas on 087 622 7601 or email paholyfaithclontarf@outlook.ieMon, 06 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Wish Us Luck at The LAMAs! The team here at are dusting off our glad-rags and polishing our shoes today in preparation for the 2017 Community & Council Awards, hosted by the Local Authority Members Association which take place tomorrow, February 4th.  The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Santry is the venue for the awards once again this year. The event will host various communities and councils from all over the country, to recognise their unique contribution to their local community and to acknowledge the work done by these groups to enhance any area for the good of their town, city or borough. is honoured to be nominated once again in the “Best Connected Community” category alongside many fantastic local community initiatives like Athyboy Hub,, Fingal County Council (Working in Partnership with local Councillors, Balbriggan Chamber of Commerce and Balbriggan Community Council), Beggars Bush D4 and Templeport Development Association. We're especially excited to meet national treasure Marty Morrissey who is MC of the event! Last year we took home the award for the third year in a row, and we couldn’t have done it without the support of the Clontarf Residents’ Association, The Clontarf Business Association, local councillors, our wonderful and generous sponsors and of course, you, our readers! The support for really is fantastic, and we are looking forward to continuing to bring you the latest on all things Clontarf over the next year!  Keep your fingers crossed for us - hopefully we can do all of you proud and bring the award back to Clontarf for 2017. Fri, 03 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Aware Harbour to Harbour Walk 2017! Aware Harbour to Harbour walk is bank again on St Patrick's Day Friday 17th March 2017Thu, 02 Feb 17 12:39:13 +0000*Important* S2S Works - Update from CRA    The following is an update from the Clontarf Residents' Association in relation to the S2S works on the Clontarf Road.  This project commenced at the end of April 2015 and we, the residents, were told it would take 16 months to complete. We are now 21 months into the work.   The Environmental Monitoring and Liaison Committee (EMLC) that was established to ‘provide for consultation in relation to community and environmental matters.’ met again last Tuesday, 31 January 2017.   This meeting did not go well. We have invited the local CLLRs to an urgent meeting to discuss the many issues – lack of progress, further delays on completion dates, lack of information and misinformation, ponding, defects in new road surface etc.  We will be looking for our CLLRs to ensure that DCC engage fully in the process and address these issues without further delay.     A brief update on the main issues is set out below and a further update will be provided after the meeting with the CLLRs.  The end date for substantial completion is now the middle of March. This means cyclists and motorists will continue to have to share this reduced width carriageway. We believe is very unsafe for all concerned.   The lack of progress on completing the cycle track and sea side footpath has not related to over wintering birds.  The over wintering birds only restrict work undertaken from within the lagoon.   While the white screen may be unsightly it does mean that the construction work could be continuing on the land side of the sea wall.   We were initially led to believe that the lack of progress on site since the resurfacing work was completed related to issues at the Bull Bridge junction. We were told on Tuesday that it was as a result of problems with commissioning the new Watermain that have been ongoing since the 4th of December.  The lack of communication on this matter is astonishing to say the least. We are now told the Water main issues have been resolved.  We have received a schedule of works for February and this can be viewed here. The schedule of work to completion of the project, which was originally requested in April 2016 and again at each meeting thereafter but has yet to be provided, has again been promised.  There are a number of other issues on site that are causing problems for residents which were not resolved, including ponding, accessing driveways, placement of bus stops, potential for further road closures, need for carriageway repairs, etc.   Throughout this process we have endeavoured to work with DCC with a view to reaching a mutually acceptable position in relation to the issues.  The EMLC was set up some 8 months late.  Communication and consultation has ranged from ideal in relation to some matters to non-existent on others.  It is unfortunate that, some 5 months after the project was due to be completed and with at least another month and a half to go before the latest completion date, we still have so many issues to resolve.   If you have any specific concerns that you wish to bring to our attention please email us at, 02 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Holy Faith win Subway Schools Basketball Final! (image source: Congratulations to Holy Faith's U19 A basketball team who were victorious against Dunshaughlin Community College in the NBA Tallaght on Wednesday last! The final score was 75-46, making the HFC girls the Subway Schools Cup U19 A Champions!Wed, 01 Feb 17 00:00:00 +0000Wine Tasting with John Wilson @ Clontarf Wines Clontarf Wines will host another fantastic evening of wine tasting with none other than the Irish Times' John Wilson. Join the team at Clontarf Wines on Tuesday 7th February for a special tasting evening from a selection of wines from Wilson's new book on wine - 'What to Drink this Year.' The tasting and discussion will take place from 7.30 pm until 9 pm at Clontarf GAA Club, Seafield Road.  The tasting costs €30 per person, which includes a copy of Wilson's book.  To reserve a place, contact Clontarf Wines by emailing, or phone the shop on 01 8533088. Mon, 30 Jan 17 00:00:00 +0000Clontarf Road Post Office - Closed Until Further Notice We have been notified that the Post office at 64 Clontarf Road is currently closed due to computer system issues. All those wishing to use the post office are asked to visit Marino (3 Marino Mart) or St Gabriel's Post Office, on St. Gabriel's Road.  With tomorrow being Friday, all those wishing to collect their social welfare payments should note that payments will be made from Marino Post Office. We would ask all those who are active online, to inform their elderly friends, relative and neighbours who usually collect their pension from Clontarf Road.  We will continue update readers on the status of the closure when we receive more information. Thu, 26 Jan 17 00:00:00 +0000***UPDATED: CIAN ZAMBRA FOUND SAFE& WELL*** ***UPDATED: CIAN ZAMBRA FOUND SAFE& WELL*** Cian was reported to be found safe and well by Greenlanes N.S at 4pm today.  ****URGENT - CHILD MISSING**** Cian Zambra's mother watched him walk to the corner of Kincora Road this morning. He did not turn up to school. His schoolbag has been found on Springdale Road opposite St Joseph's Hospital. Did anybody see him or has anyone got any information. Call Cathy Atkin 0868337528 or Aidan O'Shea 0851410952. Cian was last seen wearing a blue anorak, navy tracksuit bottoms, yellow and navy shoes, a navy hoodie with a green stripe. He was wearing red metallic thin framed glasses.      Please share this online, via text and any way you can. Wed, 25 Jan 17 00:00:00 +0000Clontarf Historical Society - December Talk! Clontarf Historical Society's December 2017 talk will take place on Monday 11th. Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:58:33 +0000Clontarf Historical Society - November Talk Clontarf Historical Society's November 2017 will take place on Monday 13thTue, 24 Jan 17 15:56:10 +0000Clontarf Historical Society - October Talk Clontarf Historical Society's October 2017 talk will take place on Monday 9th October 2017.Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:50:57 +0000Clontarf Historical Society: September Talk Clontarf Historical Society's September 2017 will take place on Monday 11thTue, 24 Jan 17 15:47:12 +0000Clontarf Historical Society - June Talk! Clontarf Historical Society's June 2017 talk will take place on Monday Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:38:37 +0000Statues and Sculptures of Dublin by Neal Doherty: Talk Clontarf Historical Society's May 2017 talk will take place on Monday May 8th. Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:31:33 +0000Experiences of a French Emigrant Family in Ireland Clontarf Historical Society's April 2017 talk will take place on Monday 10th. Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:23:47 +0000Talk: Dublin Mansion House by Dr.Mary Clarke Clontarf Historical Society's March 2017 talk will take place on Monday Tue, 24 Jan 17 15:07:49 +0000Scots Hall Coffee Concert - January 2017! The January "Coffee Concert" programme will feature "Emerging Artists of Music" under the direction of Seho Lee, Pianist Royal Irish Academy of Music. Performers are as follows: Tenor: Vladimir-Mihai Sima Soprano:  Amie Dyer  Soprano:  Breffni Fitzpatrick  Mezzo-Soprano:  Katie Richardson McCrea Date/Time: Saturday 28th January 12noon - 1pm.  Doors open at 11.30am. Location: The Scots Hall Clontarf, beside Clontarf & Scots Presbyterian Church, corner of Clontarf & Howth Roads Admission:  €7.  Price includes mug of tea/coffee & a scone/cake.  Funds raised will go towards supporting the students of music & upgrading the piano used by the artists. For further information please email scotshall2012@gmail.comTue, 24 Jan 17 00:00:00 +0000Rugby: Clontarf V UCD! will take on UCD on Saturday 15th April 2017 on home turf, as part of the 2016/17 Ulster Bank League.Fri, 06 Jan 17 14:49:00 +0000Rugby: Clontarf V St. Mary's Senior Rugby will take on St. Mary's College on Friday 7th April 2017 at Templeville Road in the 2016/17 Ulster Bank LeagueFri, 06 Jan 17 14:46:08 +0000Rugby: Clontarf V Young Munster Senior Rugby will take on Young Munster on Saturday 25th March 2017 on home turf in the 2016/17 Ulster Bank League.Fri, 06 Jan 17 14:38:17 +0000Rugby: Clontarf V Garryowen Senior Rugby will head to Limerick to take on Garryowen on Saturday 11th March 2017 in the 2016/17 Ulster Bank LeagueFri, 06 Jan 17 14:33:52 +0000Rugby: Clontarf V Landsdowne Senior Rugby will take on Landsdowne on Friday 3rd March 2017 on home turf in the 2016/17 Ulster Bank League.Fri, 06 Jan 17 14:29:06 +0000Irish Astronomical Society Public Observing - April Irish Astronomical Society, Sidewalk Astronomers will host a public observing event on Saturday 1st AprilTue, 06 Sep 16 12:23:34 +0100Irish Astronomical Society Public Observing - March Irish Astronomical Society, Sidewalk Astronomers will host a public observing event on Saturday 4th MarchTue, 06 Sep 16 12:21:13 +0100