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VIDEO: Darkness into Light 2019 | Thank You

2 weeks on from the inaugural Darkness into Light walk here in Clontarf, the organising committee would like to give a huge thank you to all the volunteers, clubs and businesses who made DIL Clontarf 2019 such a success. Without them, the event would not have been possible...

Special thank you to volunteers; 

-Jackie Geraghty and the team from Scoil Uí Chonaill GAA Club

-Shea McCaffrey, Rónán Gallagher and the team at Clontarf GAA Club

-Larry Meany and the team at Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club

-Pat Hooper & Raheny Shamrock Athletic Club

-Aidan Dunne and The Raheny Venture Scouts

-Miriam Joyce & the Clontarf 92nd Scouts

-The team at Together Digital

-Siobhan Hayden & Annette Pepper

-Brian Donnelly

As well as;

-Lord Mayor Nial Ring

Local Man Bill Hogan | Photography Book Launch Event

Local man, Bill Hogan will be launching his new book, A Different Dublin, a look at 1960s Dublin through the lens, on Thursday 30th May at 7.30p.m.  The book, which is now in shops, will be launched by RTE newsreader Eileen Dunne at a special event in the Parish Resource Centre beside St John's Church, Clontarf Road. 

Be sure to RSVP to next Thursday's event by emailing

Local Election 24th May 2019 | Know Your Candidates

(image source: Dublin Inquirer)

This week sees three important votes; the European election, the local elections and also the referendum on divorce.

This article is to give you some information on the candidates that are standing this time in the LOCAL election.

Before doing so, we would like to emphasise the importance of voting in this election.

The Clontarf Ward is made up of Clontarf and several surrounding areas - as can be seen on the attached map. In the last election in 2014, the polling booths in Clontarf recorded turnout figures…

Part-time Role @ Clontarf Business Association

The Clontarf Business Association have a vacancy for the role of Part-time Administrator/Co-ordinator. Suited to a confident self-starter, this is a flexible home-based role for someone who would like to become involved with the local business community. With an average of 25 hours per month required on an ongoing basis, there would be flexibility on weekly working arrangements. Availability to attend early morning/evening meetings or events is essential, however. Good communication and interpersonal skills are key and a high-level proficiency in administration software essential.

Join Women's Cricket in Clontarf!

Clontarf Cricket Club are looking for Women of ALL ages to give cricket a go. Absolutely no experience of playing cricket is required. 

The group trains Mondays and Thursday from 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm at Clontarf Cricket Club, Castle Avenue. 

For further information visit or email Cecily at

Traffic Closure for Wooden Bridge | May 2019

Dublin Port Company will be closing the Wooden Bridge to vehicles only, to carry out works in reinstating the over height restrictors on the roadway approaching and leaving the bridge. 

The bridge closure is due from 9.30am to 5.30pm on the following dates;

  • Tuesday 21st
  • Wednesday 22nd
  • Thursday 23rd
  • Friday 24th May

Note: Pedestrians will still have access during the works.

We will be erecting a VMS sign this Thursday 16th May on the Clontarf side with the same message to warn motorists of the closure.

IMPORTANT INFO | Darkness into Light Clontarf 2019
Below is some important information outlined by the Clontarf Darkness into Light Committee for the inaugural walk here in Clontarf. If you are registered to walk, please ensure you read tonight! Registration

Registration for Darkness into Light Clontarf closed on April 29 with our maximum capacity reached. For health and safety reasons, we will not be able to accommodate those who have not registered who show up on the morning of the walk.

If you would still like to make a donation, you can do so through the easy-to-donate online system-

Cycling Without Age Clontarf

Let’s face it getting old isn’t fun, but this shouldn’t stop us from getting out and about in the community and being an active citizen. 

Cycling Without Age (CWA) offers our seniors, and possibly the less mobile, the opportunity to come for a slow-cycle spin piloted and accompanied by two CWA cyclist volunteers. 

The group invite people around St Anne’s Park, to join them in getting people out for a spin and a chat. Sharing some stories and once again getting that sensation of cycle freedom on a specially designed bike called a ‘Trishaw’…

Belgrove Senior Boys | Leinster Finalists Spar FAI Competition

We would like to extend a huge congrats to Belgrove Senior Boys' School, and their coach Mr Mac Donncha, who have been crowned Dublin County Champions in the Spar FAI Primary School 5s competition. They are now in the Leinster Finals, which will be played in Navan on the 16th May 2019 at the MDL Grounds.

Spar Ireland has teamed up with the FAI to present the Spar FAI Primary School 5s competition and local businessman Gus O’Hara and his team at Spar Stiles Road and Spar Vernon Avenue are delighted to be sponsoring Belgrove Boys Senior School in their quest to be crowned…

CYBC Adult Sailing Course | May 2019

Are 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.

CY&BC run Adult Introduction to Sailing Course every May, dedicating a week of sailing to budding trainees. The majority of the course is spent on the water helping you to start learning the ropes - literally! No sailing experience is required. 

The 2019 course run will run from May 10th - May 14th in the evenings,  with a BBQ on Saturday, May 18th. 


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