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Clontarf.ie News & EventsThe latest news and upcoming events from in and around Clontarf.Free Fitness Boot Camp | Clontarf Rugby Club!https://www.clontarf.ie/news/free-fitness-boot-camp-clontarf-rugby-club Clontarf Men's & Women's Rugby are hosting a free boot camp to lead them into their pre-season training and are looking for as many new recruits as possible! They have 6 senior adult Men’s teams, 2 u20’s sides, 1 over 35’s side and 1 Women’s side, so, all levels of ability and experience can be catered for.  Starting Monday 16th July, boot camps run on Mondays & Wednesday from 7 pm - 8.30 pm.  For more info e-mail join@clontarfrugby.comThu, 21 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Dublin North Bay Tourism Annual Symposium | 2018https://www.clontarf.ie/events/dublin-north-bay-tourism-annual-symposium-2018Dublin North Bay Tourism will host their Annual Symposium for 2018 on Friday 22nd June 2018 at Bank of Ireland, 26 Marino Mart, Dublin. 3Wed, 20 Jun 18 14:38:30 +0100Clontarf FC Seniors Looking for New Playershttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/clontarf-fc-seniors-looking-for-new-players Clontarf Football Club Seniors Soccer are looking for new players for the 2018/2019 season.  The club plays in St Anne's park and has 4 Senior teams playing in the AUL League. Anyone interested in joining should contact John Banahan on 087 7453070.  For more information see www.clontarffc.ieWed, 20 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Seawall Works Resume | Update from CRAhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/seawall-works-resume-update-from-craSeawall Works Mt Prospect Ave to Causeway Road Update from Clontarf Residents’ Association The contractors will be returning to site tomorrow, Wednesday 20th June, to complete the seawall works on the coast road from Mt Prospect Avenue to Causeway Road. The works are expected to take up to eight weeks. During this time the sea side footpath will be closed and the cycle track will be reduced by half. This is to facilitate the setting up of a safe site for the contractors to complete the wall, apply the cladding and install the capping. Pedestrians are asked not to walk on the cycle track but to use the crossings at Mt Prospect Ave and at the pond in the Park to cross back and forth from the sea side footpath. While this will be an inconvenience for both pedestrians and cyclists it is good to see these completion works being undertaken. The contractors have recently remedied a number of the outstanding safety issues relating to driveways and there are a number of other minor works still to be completed between Bull Bridge and Mt Prospect Ave. We hope that these also will be undertaken within the next month or two. If residents have any specific areas of concern in relation to the seawall works or other issues on the scheme as a whole that they would like to draw to our attention they can do so by emailing us at clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com.Tue, 19 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Update from CRA & I Love St Anne's | St Paul's Playing Fieldshttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/update-from-cra-i-love-st-annes-st-pauls-playing-fieldsYesterday, June 14th, Judge Barniville granted us leave to take a Judicial Review of the An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for a large-scale residential development on the playing fields to the rear of St Paul’s College, Raheny. The two other parties who are also seeking a Judicial Review of this decision – Mr Peter Sweetman and Louth Environmental Group – were also granted leave.   All of the grounds upon which the Judicial Reviews have been brought, which include issues related to the Environment, Zoning, Appropriate Assessment, etc, have been granted.  Our Statement of Grounds can be read in full here.  We were also granted an order preventing the developer from carrying out any development or preparatory work on the site.    We are very grateful to those who have contributed to the campaign to date.  Your funding has brought us this far.   In order to continue with our challenge, we need to raise substantial additional funds to cover the costs of our legal team and any experts they may need to engage.  Before we sought further funding, we wanted to be sure that we could account for all donations properly and we now have systems in place to do this.  You can make a donation to the campaign by cheque or Bank Transfer.   Cheque:Please download and complete the form here and return it along with your cheque to     Save St Anne’s, C/O Whelan & Co Accountants, 1 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin 3  Bank Transfer:  Please  download and complete the form here, and return it to us by email to savestannes@gmail.com and we will forward the bank details to you.    If you have any queries or questions please contact us at clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com or ilovestannes1@gmail.com.Fri, 15 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Dirtbirds @ Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/dirtbirds-viking-theatreTh Viking Theatre is delighted to welcome back Dirtbirds for their 'Self Help Tour' from Monday 3rd September to Saturday 15th Septemeber 2018. Tue, 12 Jun 18 17:21:59 +0100Mary & Me @ Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/mary-me-viking-theatrePatrick Talbot Productions by arrangement with Wild Productions presents 'Mary and Me' Written and performed by Irene Kelleher. TTue, 12 Jun 18 17:10:51 +0100Fred & Alice @ Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/fred-alice-viking-theatreDirected by John Sheehy and performed by Ciaran Bermingham and Cora Fenton, ‘Fred Tue, 12 Jun 18 17:02:52 +0100Oscar Wilde Double Bill @ Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/oscar-wilde-double-bill-viking-theatreThe Viking Theatre is delighted to present a summer Double Bill of two of Oscar Wilde’s Greatest Stories in a production that has toured to great acclaim nationally and internationally over the past 15 yearsTue, 12 Jun 18 16:57:09 +0100Neil Delamere @ The Viking Theatrehttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/neil-delamere-the-viking-theatreThe Viking Theatre is delighted to welcome back Neil Delamere to showcase his new show 'Controlled Substance' prior to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.Tue, 12 Jun 18 16:50:18 +0100Scoil Ui Chonaill Summer Camps | July & August 2018https://www.clontarf.ie/events/scoil-ui-chonaill-summer-camps-july-august-2018Scoil Ui Chonaill Summer Camps will return for 2018 taking place in July Tue, 12 Jun 18 14:33:06 +0100Scoil Ui Chonaill | Summer Camps July & Aug 2018https://www.clontarf.ie/news/scoil-ui-chonaill-summer-camps-july-aug-2018 Scoil Ui Chonaill Summer Camps will return for 2018 taking place in July & August. The Club Cúl Camp, for children aged 6 - 12 years, takes place from Monday 16th - Friday 20th July from 9.30 am - 2 pm each day. The price is €60 for 1st child, €50 for 2nd and €40 for 3rd. A free Cúl Camp kit is also included.  The 3 Day Advanced Camp for 12 - 16 year olds takes place from Tuesday 24th July - Thursday 26th July from 10 am - 1.30 pm. The cost is €30 for 1st child, €25 for 2nd child and €20 for 3rd child.  The FUN Camp for children ages 4 - 11 years takes place from Monday 20th August - Friday 24th August from 9.30 am - 1.30 pm. The cost is €40 for 1st child, €30 for 2nd child and €25 for 3rd child.  Places can be booked by contacting Thomas Gleeson (Club GPO) on 0851137728. Book early to avoid disappointment!   Tue, 12 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Clontarf GAA Campai Samhraidh/Summer Campshttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/clontarf-gaa-campai-samhraidhsummer-campsCluain Tarbh's popular GAA Summer Camps return this August with a new home at the DCC Astro on Alfie Byrne Road. The MSL Club Campa runs August 7-10th from 10.30am-2.30am each day. Mon, 11 Jun 18 17:10:11 +0100Clontarf GAA Campai Samhraidh/Summer Camps 2018https://www.clontarf.ie/news/clontarf-gaa-campai-samhraidhsummer-camps-2018 Cluain Tarbh's popular GAA Summer Camps return this August with a new home at the DCC Astro on Alfie Byrne Road. The MSL Club Campa runs August 7-10th from 10.30am-2.30am each day. There are a limited number of spaces available for this camp and can be booked via our website; http://clontarfgaa.com/Camps The Cúl Camp runs August 20-24th but due to demand has sold out so don't delay to book your place on the Club Campa. Everyone that attends has lots of fun and is a great way to learn new skills in football, hurling & camogie.Mon, 11 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Midsummer Fork Supper @ Olive's Roomhttps://www.clontarf.ie/events/midsummer-fork-supper-olives-roomOlive's Room will host their Midsummer Fork Supper on Thursday 28th June. Fri, 08 Jun 18 14:17:18 +0100Dublin Kite Festival 2018 | Sun June 10th!https://www.clontarf.ie/news/dubli-kite-festival-2018-sat-june-10th Dublin City Council is delighted to announce the Dublin Kite Festival will return to Dollymount Beach for 2018. Taking place this Sunday 10th June from 11 am - 5 pm, The Dublin Kite Festival.  With free entertainment all day long, it’s the perfect way to spend a summer Sunday with family and friends. Don’t worry if you’ve never flown a kite - or if you can’t remember the last time you did - because there will be plenty of kiting experts on hand to get you off the ground! With lively music, exciting games, kite making workshops, a kite flying competition and buckets of enthusiasm you’re sure to have a great day at Dublin Kite Festival 2018. Let’s go fly a kite! For more information check out www.dublinkitefestival.ieWed, 06 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Roadworks on Vernon Avenue this weekhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/roadworks-on-vernon-avenue-this-weekVernon Avenue is getting a bit of a makeover. There will be some disruption to local traffic over the coming three nights as the road is being resurfaced.   Local residents have been asked to not park in the road. If you are visiting the area for food or the theatre, please use the car park on the promenade or surrounding streets.   There will be a stop/go system in place between the hours of 19.30 and 6.00am. Local businesses will operate business as usual during that time.Tue, 05 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Statement from Clontarf Residents' Association and I Love St Anne's Grouphttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/statement-from-clontarf-residents-association-and-i-love-st-annes-groupRe: St. Paul’s Playing Fields in St Anne’s Further to our post early this week, which can be viewed here, we would like to advise that the Judicial Review application came up for mention before Judge Barniville yesterday.  The case has been adjourned again until Thursday next when there will be a hearing on a technical matter of determining whether the case will be dealt with in the 'strategic infrastructure list’ under Judge Barniville or whether it will go into the regular 'judicial review list'.  We will provide a further update at that stage. We are very grateful to those who have contributed to the campaign so far.  We know that many others are anxious to do likewise.  It is very important to us that the donations are properly recorded and managed.  To that end we are looking at a number of donation options and we will be launching a fund-raising appeal soon.  Please be patient with us while we work on this.   As stated previously, as this matter is before the Courts we will not be in a position to comment further on proceedings for the moment.  As soon as we have a further update we will let you know.  In the meantime you can contact us at  Clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com or ilovestannes1@gmail.com.Fri, 01 Jun 18 00:00:00 +0100Joint Statement CRA & I Love St Annes | St Paul's Playing Fieldshttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/joint-statement-cra-i-love-st-annes-st-pauls-playing-fields Joint Statement from Clontarf Residents’ Association and I Love St Anne’s Group Re: St. Paul’s Playing Fields in St Anne’s In early April there were two public meetings held to discuss the community response to the An Bord Pleanála decision to grant permission for a large-scale residential development on the playing pitches to the rear of St Paul’s College, Raheny.   We were truly shocked and disappointed by that decision especially in the light of the Dublin City Council Report recommending refusal of the development. The community at large was united in their opposition to the development.   So too were our public representatives - across the political spectrum.  This is not something that happens often if at all.   On the basis of the mandate we received at those public meetings we undertook to get legal advice on the grounds to challenge that decision.   We have been quietly working away on this matter and we wish to advise you that we have, today, lodged papers in the High Court, seeking leave for such a Judicial Review.  The matter has been adjourned for mention before Judge Barniville on Thursday 31st May at 11 am.   This is the first step in this next phase of what could be a long process.  We appreciate the support you have given to the campaign and we hope we can count on your continued support as we move forward.  Funding for the campaign has so far come from those who donated/pledged funds at the public meetings.  We will be launching a wider appeal for funding later in the week.   Given that this matter is now before the Courts we will not be in a position to comment further on proceedings for the moment.  As soon as we have a further update we will let you know.  In the meantime, you can contact us at Clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com or ilovestannes1@gmail.com.  Mon, 28 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Battle for the Bay 2018!https://www.clontarf.ie/news/battle-for-the-bay-2018 Battle for the Bay is back again for 2018 taking place this weekend, Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th May! The event, hosted by Pure Magic, is easily the most popular event to hit the shores of Clontarf - ever! And is completely free and open to all ages.  Across the weekend you can expect to see some of the best kitesurfers and paddle boarders in the country and the world compete on our very own Dollymount Beach. There's also live music across the weekend, plenty of food options and fantastic activities for kiddos - and with the weather set to be good there's really no excuse to head down! The festival kicks off at 10 am on Saturday and Sunday finishing up about 6 pm, and for the grown-ups who fancy a bit of a party, Fishbone will host a Warm Up party on Friday night and after parties on both Saturday and Sunday night featuring music, cocktails, delicious bites and all-around good vibes! For more info on this event which is definitely not to be missed visit www.battleforthebay.com and check out the Facebook event page to stay up to date! And if you're unsure about have a look at the promo video below. It'll definitely change your mind!          Tue, 22 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Passing of Local Businessman Ronnie Caraherhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/passing-of-local-businessman-ronnie-caraherIt was with great sadness that we learned of the death last Friday of Ronnie Caraher of Clontarf Wines, following a short illness. Ronnie was a very popular member of the local business community and with his wife, Helena had built a loyal customer base for their beloved wine store on the Clontarf Road. Ronnie was a great conversationalist and just a really nice man. He will be sadly missed. To his wife Helena and children, Rory and Sarah, we pass on our sincere condolences. The Clontarf Business Association issued the following statement: It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the untimely death of our longtime member and friend, Mr Ronnie Caraher of Clontarf Wines, after a short illness. Ronnie and Helena have always been supportive members of the Association, and Ronnie was a well known and popular figure among local businesses and a genuinely lovely man. On behalf of the Association, the current committee wishes to express our condolences to Helena and her family at this time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilísMon, 21 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Yoga Under the Tree for Make a Wish!https://www.clontarf.ie/news/yoga-under-the-tree-for-make-a-wish Yoga for Make-A-Wish is back this Summer! The fundraising event was a huge success throughout Summer 2017 raising €1,150 for an amazing cause.  The girls from Yoga Under the Tree will kick off the series of summer classes under the big tree across from Oulton Road on Saturday 9th June from 10 am - 11 am. Classes are donation based, and those wishing to attend can simply make a donation on the day, or donate through the Facebook page @YogaUnderTheTree.  If you plan on heading along, you should wear comfortable gym clothes or cotton bottoms and if you can bring a mat as there may not be enough for everyone.Fri, 18 May 18 00:00:00 +0100CBA Event | The Business of Coffeehttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/cba-event-the-business-of-coffee The Clontarf Business Association will host an informal gathering of local businesses this Thursday 17th May in Ebb & Flow.  The event, which is sponsored by MARA Architects, will include a demonstration of the craft of coffee roasting, followed by info on the design process and procedures of opening a new cafe.  This fantastic networking opportunity kicks off at 6 pm at Ebb & Flow on Thursday 17th. RSVP by emailing clontarfbusiness@gmail.comMon, 14 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Local Artist to Display Work in Brussels!https://www.clontarf.ie/news/local-artist-to-display-work-in-brussels Below is a press release outlining the recent success of local artist and art teacher Miriam Dowling. Many thanks to Ken Curran for sharing with us.  Clontarf artist Miriam Dowling heads to Belgium this month to display her vast range Irish landscape paintings to an international audience. Her work will feature at the Arthus Gallery in Brussels from May 18 to June 30. The Gallery was very impressed when they came across her work and so invited her to exhibit in the Belgium capital. This is her first international exhibition. “I am very excited to exhibit in Brussels as it is a whole new audience for me. I also know that there are many Irish people living there so hopefully, it will give them some connection to home. Professionally this is my first exhibition internationally so my work will be exposed to a new audience which is very exciting,” says Miriam. Miriam gave up her job as a dental nurse last year to work full-time as an artist and art teacher.  Much of her work features well-known landscapes nationwide. “Last year, I gave up my dental nursing and set up my own business called The Art Nest in The Red Stables, Clontarf, teaching weekly art classes to Adults and Kids. The Art Nest is a nurturing relaxed environment where people of all ages and levels can come and express themselves artistically,” she says. She has held two solo exhibitions of Irish landscapes, the most recent this month at the Red Stables, which was a huge success.  “I started oil painting when I was 16 which would be unusual for a teenager to use oil paints. I went to an art class that was run by a well-known artist Harry Feeney. I learned a lot of techniques and skills from him.  After that, I went to do Fine Art in Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art and Design and graduated in 2003. When I left college I had no idea how to make a career out of my art so I needed a job and became a Dental Nurse,” she says. However, she always wanted to be an artist and painted at night time and held small exhibitions as she never wanted to lose her artistic side. “I always felt like I was an Artist and not a Dental Nurse”. In February 2016 she completed a course for Artists on ‘How to make a career out of your art’ which gave her the confidence to become a full-time artist and art teacher. “I am very excited about my exhibition in Brussels which gives me a fantastic opportunity to display my work to a brand new audience.” Miriam’s work can be captured at www.miriamdowlingart.com.Tue, 08 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Dublin Port Master Plan 2040 | 2018 Review Availablehttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/dublin-port-master-plan-2040-2018-review-available Residents may recall that in February of last year the Dublin Port Company (DPC) hosted Information Days about their First Review of the Dublin Port Masterplan 2012 – 2040. The DPC has now published the draft Dublin Port Masterplan 2040 – Reviewed 2018. A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report and Natura Impact Statement have also been undertaken. The findings from these reports have been incorporated into the Masterplan. These documents are available for viewing here. They can also be viewed at the Dublin Port Centre on Alexandra Road, Dublin 1, during normal working hours (9 am – 4 pm), from 16th April 2018 until 25th May 2018. We would encourage all residents to consider these documents and to lodge any observations they might have with Dublin Port before 25th May 2018.  Submissions can be made via post to Sinéad Barrett, RPS, Roadbridge Site Offices, Alexandra Road, D01VR70 or via email to masterplan@dublinport.ie. This information will be taken into consideration before the finalisation of the Dublin Port Masterplan 2040. We would be really pleased if, when lodging your submission, if you would email a copy to us at clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com for our recordsTue, 01 May 18 00:00:00 +0100Team Dublin Clean Up - Thank You from CRA & CBAhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/team-dublin-clean-up-thank-you Many thanks to those who turned out last Saturday on the prom to take part, on behalf of Clontarf, in the Team Dublin Clean-Up (particularly the Holy Faith Transition Year students!). Although we only had a small turn-out, as you can see from the collected bags, a little effort can achieve a lot! While regular volunteer clean-ups currently happen for Dollymount beach, the rest of Clontarf would really benefit from similar ongoing initiatives.  Anyone with an interest in leading a recurring clean-up for their own road, or who might be willing to join a Tidy Village committee for Clontarf should contact Sharon Hurley via email at clontarf.res.assoc@gmail.com  If you missed out on last week's Team Dublin Clean Up, there is a Litter Pick Up organised for St Anne's this Sunday 29th April! Volunteers should meet at 10 am at the Red Stables.   Fri, 27 Apr 18 00:00:00 +0100Yang's Chinese Clontarf Hits the Big Screenhttps://www.clontarf.ie/news/yangs-chinese-clontarf-hits-the-big-screen Yang's has hit the Big Time! Award-winning Australian film director, Sophie Hyde, has begun filming for her upcoming feature film 'Animals' and has chosen none other than Yang's Chinese Restaurant in Clontarf as a filming location! The film is an 'unconventional comedy' and Alia Shawkat, who any Arrested Development fans might know! We're looking forward to seeing Yangs on the Big Screen. For more info on the film check out www.iftn.ie and of course, if you haven't been to Yang's before pop in for some traditional Chinese food in authentic surroundings!Thu, 26 Apr 18 00:00:00 +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 +0100