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Launch of 'Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire'

Joe Duffy helped to launch the Church of St John the Baptist’s ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’ quiz-show fundraising event in the Parish Centre on Seafield Rd West last week.

The evening began with a cheese and wine reception followed by an official welcome to all present by the Rector, Rev. Lesley Robinson, who detailed the all restoration work which has been undertaken in the church since 2013. Tom Shanahan, from Pallas Marketing, then gave brief description of how the gameshow will play out on the night, before Mr Duffy took to the stage and regaled the audience with various amusing anecdotes from his many years of experience working with RTE including some of Larry Gogan’s favourite incorrect answers from his famous ‘Just a Minute’ quiz.

After this, it was time for Joe to take to the hot-seat and test his knowledge with a…

Campa Casca Returns

The Cluain Tarbh GAA Easter Camp returns to St.Pauls College Sybil Hill in April. The camp will run Tuesday 11th - Thursday 13th from 10am-2pm each day. The camp will cater for cailíní agus buachaillí (girls and boys) aged 5 to 12.

Children will learn the skills of football, hurling agus camogie in a fun and friendly atmosphere. The camp has been over-subscribed in previous years so we recommend you book without delay to avoid disappointment.

Further details and online booking and payment are available on the Clontarf GAA website with family discounts available.



Clontarf 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



We are fortunate to have a lot more than our fair share of great restaurants, bars, and cafes in Clontarf! These businesses are a really important part of the community, and many even give their support to keep this site going. That's why you should submit your favourite Clontarf spot in the Irish Times Restaurant awards. Or even better, why not nominate all your favourites across multiple categories? A win for a Clontarf restaurant would be great for local business, but even if that isn't enough incentive, there are some great prizes up for grabs for nominating. 

We ask you to…

Newstalk's Sean Moncrieff at Olive's Room

Sean Moncrieff brings his show to Olive's room in the Red Stables of St Anne's park this Friday, 25th of November. The Moncrieff show will be doing 'Movies and Booze' from the Victorian Red Stables meaning there's sure to be music, food, and fun! Tickets to attend are free but unfortunately were booked out extraordinarily fast. However, Olive's room still have a pair of tickets to give away so head over to their facebook page to find out how to win them!

Irish Air Corps Captured Some Great Aerial Shots of Bull Island Yesterday!

The Irish Air Corp have been known to snap some phenomenal aerial photographs before, and that was the case again last week when they captured Dublin from above as they flew over the city. Their photos feature the Docklands, around the River Liffey, Phoenix Park, and up along Dublin Bay with a few photos of Poolbeg, Dollymount, and out to Sutton, Howth, and Skerries.

To see the full collection on their Flickr account here

This story first featured on Lovin Dublin's website here


Clontarf GAA Nursery Returns

Cluain Tarbh GAA's Nursey finally returned after the summer break last Saturday. The nursery takes place every Saturday morning in St. Paul's College, Sybil Hill Road from 9:30AM to 11:00AM with over 450 children in attendance each week. Clontarf GAA have the philosophy "Fun, participation, and skill acquisition at a pace that suits the individual child". The Cluain Tarbh club are now welcoming buachaillí agus cailíní (boys and girls) born in 2012 to join the Cubs nursery. Boys and girls born in older years who haven't taken part…


The following radio documentary entitled 'An Accidental Island' was sent in by Clontarf's own Michael Mackey. The piece looks at the history and story of Bull Island and was produced by Micheal as part of his Master's degree in Journalism.

Thanks, again to Michael for sending it in! 

What's Happening at St. Anne's Rose Festival 2016

We're delighted to (finally) be able to give you all the details of the St. Anne's Park Rose Festival 2016! The festival takes place this weekend (Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th of July) 10AM - 6PM both days, and we've been told there will be parking available along the avenue in St. Annes which is accessible from Sybil Hill Road.

What's Happening?

It's is a jam-packed event this year with everything from Tango demonstrations to bee-keeping to live lizards and frogs from the Herpetological Society of Ireland! Here're just a few of the activities on offer:

The festival…


St. Anne's Park play host to the 2012 Dublin City Rose Festival next weekend, Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd of July.

This yearly celebration promotes the history of the rose gardens, while allowing gardeners to browse stalls and exhibits. With music, events and workshops, this will be a great weekend for all the family.

Anyone who has been at the festival before will know that it's a great opportunity to get out around our local park.

You can see the full event timetable here. 

(See the new event on our events page)

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