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Clontarf.ie News & EventsThe latest news and upcoming events from in and around Clontarf.Student Art Exhibitionhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/student-art-exhibitionAnnual Student Art Exhibition taking place in the Study Hall, St Pauls College.Wed, 25 Apr 18 09:44:49 +0100St Anne's Park Litter Pick Uphttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/st-annes-park-litter-pick-upVolunteers Needed for a Litter Pick up. This is still our Park. Show your pride by helping to keep it clean. Tue, 24 Apr 18 12:20:15 +0100St Anne's Litter Pick Uphttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/st-annes-litter-pick-upVolunteers needed for a litter pick up.  This is still Our park. Show your pride by helping to keep it clean. When: 10am Sunday 29th of April, 2018 Where: Red Stables, St Anne's Park Contact: Brian Heapps - 087 4584882 Tue, 24 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf Bulls Fundraising Walkhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/clontarf-bulls-fundraising-walk A reminder that the Clontarf Bulls Fundraiser Walk and Grand Slam Jersey Auction for Children with Intellectual Additional Needs is taking place this Sunday, 29th of April. Start Date/Time: Walk begins 3.30pm; Registration 3.00pm End Date/Time: 4.30pm (approx.) Location: Clontarf Rugby Club  Pricing: Registration costs €10 per person and €20 for a family of four. Donations can also be made online at www.ifundraise.ie/clontarfbulls Category: All are very welcome including club members and their families and the local community Event Contact: Phone Clontarf Rugby Club at (01) 8336214 or email crfc@indigo.ie Read more details here: https://bit.ly/2HnIBMf    Mon, 23 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf Bulls Fundraising Walkhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/clontarf-bulls-fundraising-walk-grand-slam-jersey-auction-for-children-with-intellectual-additional-Clontarf Bulls Fundraising Walk Fri, 20 Apr 18 10:16:05 +0100Holy Faith Clontarf Fundraising Book Fairhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/holy-faith-clontarf-parents-association-fundraising-book-fairHoly Faith Clontarf Parents Association Fundraising Book Fair will take place in the School Hall, Belgrove Road, on Friday 11th May 7-9pm, Saturday 12th May 10am to 2pm Fri, 20 Apr 18 09:17:36 +0100The Irish Countrywomen's Association. I.C.A.https://www.clontarf.ie/news/the-irish-countrywomens-association-icaOn behalf of The Dollymount ICA Guild we would like to make ourselves know in the area.   We are a member of The Irish Countrywomen's Association. I.C.A.   We meet every Wednesday night at 8pm in The Irish Wheelchair Association, Blackheath Park.   Contact:  Kay Dwyer - 086 6042268 or Attracta Berkery - 086 1638494     We were set up in 1959 and still have some of our original members, but are looking for new ones. We do crafts, exercises, have talks, go to the theatre and enter various competitions within the I.C.A.  Fri, 20 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Introduction to Sailing Coursehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/introduction-to-sailing-courseAre you interested in sailing? Have you often seen people out in their boats and wondered what it might be like? The opportunity is here for you to try it out at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club.Thu, 19 Apr 18 17:25:47 +0100Introduction to Sailing coursehttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/introduction-to-sailing-course-Are you interested in sailing? Have you often seen people out in their boats and wondered what it might be like?Well the opportunity is here for you to try it out at Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club. We run an Adult Introduction to Sailing Course every May and we dedicate a week of sailing to budding trainees. We also get great satisfaction in introducing new people to the sport we love and we keep it simple, fun and friendly! We spend the majority of the course on the water helping you to start learning the ropes. No sailing experience required. The course runs each evening during the week with a BBQ on the last evening.  http://www.cybc.ie/article/adult-introduction-to-sailing-may-21st-to-25th-2018-1https://www.facebook.com/events/2090037134606458/ Thu, 19 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100CRA & CBA Clontarf Clean Up | Sat 21st Aprilhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/cra-cba-clontarf-clean-up-sat-21st-april The Clontarf Residents Association & Clontarf Business Association have organised a Clontarf Clean-Up for this Saturday 21st April 2018.  Get involved and spend a little time caring for your area!  Hopefully, you can spare an hour or two and head down to the Car Park opposite the Yacht pub for 11 am. The more the merrier! Litter-pickers, high-vis jackets and bags will be supplied on the day! The Clontarf Clean-Up part of a city-wide cleanup event.Tue, 17 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Dollymount Sea Scouts Annual Family Fun Run!https://www.clontarf.ie/events/dollymount-sea-scouts-annual-family-fun-runDollymount Sea Scouts will host their annual Family Fun Run on Friday, May 18th 2018.Fri, 13 Apr 18 11:44:58 +0100Riverside Drama Circle Present: Trivial Pursuitshttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/riverside-drama-circle-present-trivial-pursuitsThe Riverside Drama Circle host their play 'Trivial Pursuits' at the Sean O'Casey Theatre, East Wall, on Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th and Friday 27th April. Fri, 13 Apr 18 11:40:55 +0100Notice to Readers | Fake Whatsapp Message Circulatedhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/notice-to-readers-fake-whatsapp-message-circulated We would like to notify all readers of a fake message which has been passed around Whatsapp groups over the last number of days. The message warns residents about people calling to doors checking to see that the householder has an ID for the upcoming referendum. They then gain access and rob the house.  The Clontarf Residents' Association confirmed with the Guards today that the message is indeed fake and originated in South Africa. Anyone who receives the text should ignore it.  Nonetheless, we would like to remind readers to be cautious of strangers who call to their doors. Fri, 13 Apr 18 00:00:00 +01002nd Joint Statement from I Love St Annes and CRAhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/joint-statement-from-i-love-st-annes-and-cra   Joint Statement from I Love St Anne’s and Clontarf Residents’ Association. There was a great turn out for our meeting on Tuesday night in Clontarf Castle and again last night in Raheny GAA.   Not only is the community at large united in their opposition to this development but so too are our public representatives - across the full political spectrum.  This is not something that happens often if at all. St Anne’s Park is DCC’s premier park. It is often referred to as the lungs of the Northside. If they can build inside St Anne’s they can build anywhere. There was a clear demand from the meeting not to allow developers to rewrite the City Development Plan and not to allow national and EU legislation, designed to protect the environment, to be ignored.  As we have said previously, because of the removal of the right of appeal under this Strategic Housing Development legislation, the only option open to us is a Judicial Review.  We will not know if we have sufficient grounds to apply for a Judicial Review until we secure appropriate legal advice. We went to these meetings seeking a mandate to begin that process. We now have that mandate backed up with financial donations, pledges of money and offers of professional assistance from the community. Yes, the developers’ pockets are deeper than ours. Yes, this will be an uphill struggle. No, to building in St Anne’s!  Thu, 12 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Spring Supper @ Olive's Roomhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/spring-supper-olives-roomOlive's Room will host their 'Bud of Spring Supper' on Thursday 26th April 2018. Tue, 10 Apr 18 17:26:50 +0100Planning Permission Granted for St Paul's Playing Fields @ St Anne'shttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/planning-permission-granted-for-st-pauls-playing-fields-st-annes **IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM CRA** An Bord Pleanála has granted permission for the housing development on the St Paul’s playing fields in St Anne’s. The Inspectors Report can be found here and the Order here. We will be liaising with our local representatives and the I Love St Anne’s Group on where we go from here.Fri, 06 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Tour De Cluain Tarbh 2018 | 100k Cyclehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/tour-de-cluain-tarbh-2018-100k-cycleTour De Cluain Tarbh returns for 2018 on May Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th. The cycle is one of the club's 'Healthy Club' initiatives for 2018.Wed, 04 Apr 18 13:04:37 +0100Tour de Cluain Tarbh 2018 | 100k Cyclehttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/tour-de-cluain-tarbh-2018-100k-cycle After the success of the inaugural cycle in 2018 Clontarf GAA are asking everyone to get back on the rothar and join them for Tour De Cluain Tarbh on May Bank Holiday Monday, May 7th. The cycle is one of our 'Healthy Club' initiatives for 2018. On the day there will be 50Km and 100Km options and after the cycle, Cluain Tarbh will have an event back in Áras Chluain Tarbh to rest those saddle sores. Hopefully, the weather is as good as it was for last year's event! Further details and online registration is now available on clontarfgaa.com/cycle2018 and keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter (@ClontarfGAAClub) over the coming weeks. Participants are asked to register before April 9th. Wed, 04 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Want to Join the Bull Island Volunteer Programme?https://www.clontarf.ie/news/want-to-join-the-bull-island-volunteer-programme  The following is a press release from Dublin City Council, who are looking for new members for the Bull Island Volunteer Programme. Read on for full details... Dublin City Council is seeking applications from members of the public to join the Bull Island Volunteer Programme.  Bull Island is managed by Dublin City Council, has several nature conservation designations for the habitats and species it supports, is designated as a special amenity area for its aesthetic and recreational value, and is an integral part of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere. It is used daily by walkers, bathers, kite-surfers, beachgoers, bird-watchers, nature enthusiasts, and many others.  The Bull Island Volunteer Programme was established in 2017 and consists of a team of dedicated volunteers who are interested in promoting the ecological, cultural, and educational values of Bull Island to fellow visitors. Volunteers are involved in a range of activities, including visitor and stakeholder engagement, designing and delivering educational family activities, conservation management, and wildlife monitoring.  The Volunteer Programme aims to: -Assist visitors in appreciating the special ecological and cultural qualities of Bull Island through education, communication and conservation activities -Increase community involvement in, and awareness of, the management of the Island -Assist in practical conservation tasks -Promote the principles of ‘Leave No Trace’ -Develop the volunteers own personal understanding, knowledge and sense of belonging to Bull Island -Contribute to the vision for Bull Island and the wider Dublin Bay Biosphere, i.e. to promote a balance between the amenity, recreational and economic potential of Bull Island and its ecological, cultural, and educational values. Personal Attributes We are seeking self-motivated, outgoing people who are able to communicate to a wide and varied audience. Candidates should have a reasonable level of fitness, be comfortable in working outdoors on an undulating landscape, and enjoy meeting and working with people, and providing assistance in a polite and constructive manner.  While no formal qualifications are required, candidates must have a love of nature and outdoor recreation, and demonstrate competence in interpersonal skills, organisation and teamwork. Any previous experience or knowledge in the following areas would be an advantage: facilitating/ leading groups; working with young people; history/ ecology of Bull Island; field experience of ornithology/ botany/ marine ecology; volunteering or citizen science; teaching or customer care. Candidates should ideally live close to Bull Island or be regular visitors to the Island, however, any candidates (including students) who can commit to a minimum of two days a month (weekends) for a twelve-month period will be considered. Candidates should demonstrate an enthusiasm for helping Dublin City Council in the stewardship of Bull Island. Candidates must be over 18 years, however, there is no maximum age limit. Applicants are invited to submit a Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to biodiversity@dublincity.ie or Bull Island Volunteer Programme, Parks & Landscape Services, Dublin City Council, Block 4, Floor 0, Wood Quay Civic Offices, Dublin 8 on or before Monday, April 30th, 2018. Applicants will be Garda Vetted. For further information, please contact biodiversity@dublincity.ie or 01 222341Thu, 29 Mar 18 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf Taekwon-Do @ European Championshipshttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/clontarf-taekwon-do-european-championships With a little over 3 weeks to this year’s European Taekwon-Do Championships in Slovenia, Andreya Mooney (blue gloves) is making her final preparations for her first Championships in an Ireland Dobok. The 15-year-old from Clontarf Taekwon-do Club couldn’t have a better training partner to help in her preparations. Her cousin Rebecca (red gloves), who we've been following for a few years now at Clontarf.ie, is the current European and World Champion in this category. Rebecca is taking a year out in order to concentrate on her leaving cert. It is an achievement for Clontarf TKD to have a competitor from the same Club fill her spot but for it to be her cousin is truly unique. Andreya has received much support from the local community and her club are very grateful. Andreya will gain experience from this championship that will stand her well into future championships (she won the Leinster Open this past weekend 24th & 25th of March!). While she still has to gain experience at this level don’t be surprised if this young lady causes an upset to some of the older and more experienced European competitors in Slovenia. The Irish Taekwon-do Association go into the Championships ranked number 1 in the World after their fantastic achievement at the World Championships in Dublin last year and while they may be going through a rebuilding phase, the future of Irish Taekwon-do looks very bright. Best of luck to Andreya and team Ireland in Slovenia.Mon, 26 Mar 18 00:00:00 +0100CoastalCleanup3zero | Every Sunday @ Causewayhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/coastalcleanup3zero-every-sunday-causeway Coastal Cleanup 3zero is a weekly event organised by local man Jeffrey. On New Years Day 2018 he took his kids down the Causeway for a stroll noticed a huge amount of rubbish (Plastic bottles, shoes, sweet wrappers etc) washed up on the coast of the bird sanctuary. His kids remarked how dirty it was for the birds who live there. So the following day they decided to go down again and do a little cleanup.  They set out the next day with gloves, wellies, and 1 rubbish picker and a plastic bag, and over a period of 30/40 mins, they gathered 1 full bag from the water's edge. Jeffrey decided that 30 mins was such a short amount of time to take out of anyone's weekend, so he's made it a weekly thing. With the crisp air and healthy smells and an abundance of wildlife to see sure why not take 30 mins (3 zero) out of your day to make a difference in your local community.  Jeffrey has set up a Facebook page here, where you can keep up to date and find out what time each Sunday the Coastal Clean Up 3 Zero group will meet.  It's great to see residents take such pride in their area. If you can spare 30 mins over the weekend, why not head along! The group will meet this Sunday at 1 pm at the Dublin City Council sign on the Causeway. Wed, 21 Mar 18 00:00:00 +0000From Under the Bed @ The Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/from-under-the-bed-the-viking-theatreThe Viking Theatre is delighted to welcome back to 'From Under The Bed' after a sell-out run earlier this year. It from Monday, May 14th - Saturday, June 2nd. Fri, 16 Mar 18 12:25:17 +0000The Dumb Waiter @ The Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/the-dumb-waiter-the-viking-theatreThe Dumb Waiter is written by Harold Pinter, performed by Andrew Murray Fri, 16 Mar 18 12:14:10 +0000CRA: Update On St Pauls/St Anne's Ahead of April APB Decisionhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/cra-update-on-st-paulsst-annes-ahead-of-april-apb-decision  The following is an update from the Clontarf Residents' Association in relation to the current situation of the proposed development in St Anne's Park.  CRA UPDATE ON PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT ON THE  ST PAUL’S PLAYING FIELDS IN ST ANNE’S PARK We have previously posted about the CREKAV application under the new Strategic Housing Development (SHD) legislation for a 536-unit residential development on the playing fields to the rear of St Paul’s College. That application is with An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for decision.    Residents will be aware that Mr Owen Keegan, CEO, Dublin City Council (DCC) was required to submit a report to ABP as part of the planning process.  His report can be read in full here.   We welcome the fact that his report recommends refusing permission on the basis that the proposal is not consistent with the Dublin City Development Plan because - It does not comply with the Z15 zoning objective in terms of retaining community uses and the fact that the proposed development would result in the primary use of the lands changing from Institutional/Community Z15 to Residential Z1, and   - it does not adequately address biodiversity issues including the impact the development would have on the Brent geese. We also welcome the fact that the reports from the North Central Area Committee and the correspondence from our Six Ward Councillors were included in his report.   We are however concerned that all of the material covered in over 1,000 submissions has been condensed by DCC into just five and a half pages of bullet points followed by a ten-page summary of the issues.   We are also concerned that the original Drainage and Traffic Departments’ Reports have not been updated to respond to the issues raised in the observations on this application.   Our most serious concern relates to the statement “In principle, subject to the satisfactory resolution of the zoning objective and biodiversity issues, the Planning Authority is not opposed to the delivery of a high-density residential development on part of the St Paul’s lands.”  We do not see how these issues can be resolved in the context of high-density residential development.   The ABP decision on the current application is due on or before 23rd April 2018.  It is clear that the community, and our elected representatives, will need to remain ever vigilant if we are to protect these lands for future generations and prevent development in the Park.Thu, 15 Mar 18 00:00:00 +0000Lions Club Golf Fundraiserhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/lions-club-golf-fundraiserClontarf and Howth-Sutton Lions' Clubs will host a fundraising event on Friday 11th May 2018.Wed, 21 Feb 18 16:47:39 +0000