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IWA Summer Camps for All Abilities

The Irish Wheelchair Association Summer Camps were featured in the Irish Times last month, praising the benefits of the camps for both children who are wheelchair users, as well as able-bodied children. The camps, which cater to children ages 4 - 12 and are a fantastic way of offering the opportunity for children of all abilities to enjoy activities together. 

A statement from the IWA regarding the camps in the article online;

“The very definite benefit for [children who are wheelchair users] is that the camp is tailored to suit their needs, but these same opportunities don’t exist in other sports camps for this level of inclusion,” notes Nicky Hamill, director of sport at the Irish Wheelchair Association.

“Not only does it raise awareness of Paralympics sport, but the local children have a fantastic time getting into the chair…

Clontarf Garda Family Open Day 2019

The Annual An Garda Síochána Clontarf Open Day will take place this Saturday 13th July 2019 from 12 pm to 3 pm

There will be a number of facilities and services on display on the day, including the Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog Unit and scenes of crime unit. There will also be crime prevention information and advice on hand. Tours of the Garda Station and Vehicles will be available too. 

This is a great information day and fun for all the family, so be sure to pop in. 

The Gardaí would like to ask those visiting to walk, cycle or use public transport as there is very little parking on the day. 


Belgrove win Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup

Well done to the lads in Belgrove Senior Boys School who won the Blue Insurance Leprechaun Cup, the Cricket Leinster flagship Primary schools competition, on Tuesday 25th June. 

They beat Rathfarnham Parish National School by 50 runs. A great achievement, given it was their first time playing in the competition!

The boys will be graduating from 6th class today so we're sure the win will be a lasting memory for them of their time in Belgrove. 

CluainTarbh Boys Community Games Champs!

Congratulations to Cluain Tarbh who won the Dublin Community Games U11 Hurling Competition beating St. Jude’s, Shankill, Lusk and Marino/Fairview to claim the title!

The boys will now proceed to the Leinster competition on July 6th & 7th 2019. 

Best of luck to the lads and their coaches!

Update from I Love St Anne's | June 2019

The Following is an update from the I Love St Anne's Group in relation to the proposed planning at St Paul's/St Anne's. 

On 24th May 2019, Crekav entered into pre-application consultations with An Bord Pleanala regarding a re-submission of their planning application for the St. Paul’s playing fields.  Limited details are available on using the reference PL29N.304524 The purpose of the pre-application consultation process is set out below, in an extract from An Bord Pleanala’s website.  It can be assumed that once they…

Scoil Stars Inclusion Training for 6 - 12 yr old @ Scoil Ui Chonaill

Scoil Uí Chonaill is delighted to announce that the Scoil Stars starts this Saturday 22nd June from 10 am until 10.45 AM boys and girls ages 6 - 12 years are welcome to join in the club's Fun GAA Sport Inclusion training for children with additional needs. 

For further info, email of pop down this Saturday at 10 am!


Incident with Dog on Seafront | Did you Help a Young Girl?

Following on from Tuesday's horrific story regarding a dog attack on Bull Island, we were contacted by another follower of relating to a frightening incident with a dog 6 weeks ago. 

A local mother and her eight-year-old daughter Libby were walking along the Seafront. They sat down on the sea wall for a rest when a dog, off the lead, came bounding towards them. Libby, who has Down syndrome, got a fright and fell backwards off the wall onto the sea bed (approx 8 feet). Thankfully, the tide was out at the time, and she was very lucky not to hit her head on anything.…

Dog Attack on Bull Island | Tuesday 18th June 2019

We have to sadly report a shocking incident that happened on Dollymount beach on the morning of Tuesday, 18th June.

A much-loved family pet was savagely attacked by two pit bull-type dogs and later died of its injuries.

The owner is absolutely devastated and is asking for your help in locating the owner of the dogs.

The above images give more details of what happened and make for tough reading. We have withheld some photos as they are very upsetting.

If you have any information that you think might be relevant, please get in touch with the Gardai at Raheny…

Who Let the Dads Out Meet Up | 22nd September

Who Let the Dads Out? is a community-based initiative to enable Dads of toddlers to meet and socialise with other Dads while the tots are amused and play. Dads can chat, amuse the toddlers or simply be there in good company.

All Dads and their pre-school tots welcome for chat, play and rasher sandwiches on Saturday 22nd June 2019 from 10 am - 11 am, at the Clontarf Parish Centre, Seafield Road West. This will be the final meet up of the summer, and the initiative will recommence on Saturday 28th September 2019. 

Bull Island Beach Clean | June 2019

The Bull Island Action Group Monthly Beach Clean Up for June 2019 will take place this Saturday, 15th. 

Those wishing to volunteer are asked to arrive at the entrance to Dollymount Strand (just past Royal Dublin Golf Club) at 10:45 AM, in order to begin the clean up at 11 AM.

After signing-in, Saturday’s volunteers will be divided into three or four smaller groups. Each of these groups will tackle one of the following areas; the beach, the sand dunes, the inner shore, and the causeway. All groups will be led by an experienced Bull Island Action Group volunteer…

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