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Ellen Keane Thanks Supporters, Grainger's Pebble Beach

Local businesses have been very generous in their support of local sports people over the years. The Grainger family who run the Pebble Beach are no different and have been backers of local Paralympian, Ellen Keane. Pictured above are Paddy and Mark Grainger with Ellen. Paddy sporting the bronze medal with a slight look of 'could have been a contender' about him!

On a connected note, hats off to the Grainger team who themselves have shown similar dedication to Ellen in breathing new life and energy into this neighbourhood pub. They've also been great supporters of since taking over. Continued success to all. 

Part Time Staff Wanted in Grainger's Pebble Beach

Grainger's Pebble Beach Clontarf is looking for experienced part-time staff. Anyone who has three years experience or more in Irish trade should contact our bar manager Dave Reilly. Call into the pub with your cv or phone on (01) 8332762

Life After Life - Paddy Armstrong's Book is available from Spar

Not everyone knows this but Paddy Armstrong is a resident of Clontarf. In 1975 Paddy was falsely convicted and imprisoned for a pub bombing in Guildford. Following 15 years in prison, the verdict was finally quashed and he was released.

He has finally told his story in a compelling new book written by his friend and Holy Faith Alumna Mary Elaine Tynan. We've read the book and it's an incredible, human story. We wholeheartedly recommend it.

In the book, he talks a lot about Clontarf and many of its institutions and residents. 'Life After Life: A Guilford Four Memoir' is…

A Month of Events in Olive's Room

It's a jam-packed March for Olive's Room with a host of great events for adults and kids alike! 

St Patrick's Day

Free face painting 12-4pm with Rosie from Roar Face painting. First come basis. Children 3+. Friday 17th March. 

Mothers' Day 

Mothers' Day Tea Party, a relaxed afternoon with delicious savoury and sweet delicacies, homemade lemonade, tea or coffee and unicorn hot chocolate. €24 per adult / €12 per child (under 14). Sunday 26th March from midday. To book email

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Looking 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.

Olive's Room - Food for Fuel Event!

Olive's room will host a special event on Thurday 12th January, geared to kick start a healthy New Year!

Katherine Teeling, of the Coast Road Runners, will give an motivational talk on the benefits of running, and how to build it into your lifestyle. 

Olive's Room Head Chef, Jenn Kellett dishes up some one pot wonders that will fuel your New Year's resolution to get from couch to 5km. Everyone present will also go home with some great recipes as well as some Olive's Room muesli. 

And, if you sign up to Coast Road Runner's, you'll get 10% off on the night!

Happy Birthday Clontarf Wines!

To celebrate their third birthday, Clontarf Wines will host some free tasting as well as special offers, spot prizes and competitions. 

Stop by their store at 48 Clontarf Road, between Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th September to wish the team a happy birthday and to get involved in the celebrations!

Win a Free Steak at Vikings Steakhouse 1st Birthday

Viking Steakhouse is celebrating their 1st birthday this week!

Celebrate by dining with them this week, and be in with a chance to win free steak for the whole table! One table each evening this week will receive complimentary free steaks!

Vikings Steakhouse takes pride in delivering great tasting food at affordable prices

Book your table now by calling 01 8532000

T&C's apply. 


Kinara Take The Crown at Electric Picnic for 3rd Year Running

Well, they've only gone and done it again! Kinara, trading under the Kinara Kitchen brand, took home the 2015 Picnickers at Electric Picnic last weekend. 

This is the third year in a row the Pakistani & Eastern cuisine restuarant has won the award, and with massive queues forming at their stall from Friday evening, it was clear that for the majority of festival goers, Kinara Kitchen was the place to be!

Congratulations to all involved who provided hungry music lovers with an incredibly authentic and fresh dining experience! 


When it comes to business, longevity is synonymous with quality. This is certainly true for Jennifer Foley Hair Salon & Wig Specialist. At the end of 2014, Jennifer and her team were thrilled to celebrate the salon’s 65th business anniversary.

To celebrate this fantastic achievement, Clontarf TV visited Jennifer in her salon for a short interview about her salon, their anniversary celebration and the range of services they offer:

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