Thursday 17 October 2019

Around the districts: Shankill

Deirdre Quinn gets into the ‘Hogwarts’ theme at St Laurence’s NS Delgany in celebration of World Book Day.
Deirdre Quinn gets into the ‘Hogwarts’ theme at St Laurence’s NS Delgany in celebration of World Book Day.

St James' COI, Crinken. Services of Worship for this Sunday - The second Sunday in Lent: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Worship Services for this Sunday - The second Sunday in Lent: 8.30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Holy Communion; 7 p.m. - Compline, Lector Marian Conboy.

Alpha/In-Between Book Club: The Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 26, at 8 p.m. The book for review and discussion at this meeting will be 'Becoming' by Michelle Obama.

A Place to call Home: This is a project initiated by the diocese of Dublin and Glendalough to raise €3M over three years to assist the Irish Refugee Council in their efforts to provide housing and related support to refugees who have come to Ireland, and especially to those in Direct Provision.

The Chief Executive of the Irish Refugee Council, Nick Henderson, will speak about the project at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, March 24, and it is hoped there will be a good attendance to hear about this project. Further details about the project are on a poster in the church porch.

St Anne's Parish

Resource Centre Hours: St Anne's Resource Centre is open 9 a.m. to 8.30 p.m. Monday to Thursday and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Those requiring Baptism/Confirmation certificates or application forms for baptism can obtain them during the above hours. Please note that the parish office is the only place where certificates and application forms can be processed.

Mass Times: Mass is celebrated in St Anne's Church at 10 a.m. and 7.30 p.m. Monday to Friday (except during July, August and September). Weekend Mass times are Saturday 6.30 p.m. Vigil Mass and on Sunday at 8 a.m., 10.30 a.m. (Family Mass), midday, and 6 p.m. Confessions are heard on Saturdays after the 10 a.m. Mass, between 12.30 p.m. and 1 p.m., and after the 6.30 p.m. Mass. Mass is now broadcast online and can be viewed by logging onto the parish website: and then clicking onto video link.

Support Network: A Support Network for Separated and Divorced People has been set up and is open to people of any faith denomination. The next meeting is this coming Tuesday at 8 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. All are welcome to contact us by texting 087 3646067 or by emailing us at All communications will be guaranteed complete confidentiality and everyone will be warmly welcome.

'Jesus at the centre': This six-week formation programme which started recently in St Anne's Resource Centre, continues weekly at 8 p.m. on Monday nights to Monday, March 25. Next Monday - Week five - Experiential prayer with Mary in the cenacle' - Fr Derry Murphy SAC; Week six - 'Our participation in the Mission of Christ; mission and apostolate' - Fr Derry Murphy SAC Further information available at the parish office.

Prayer Group: A Lectio Divina Prayer Group will meet every Wednesday during Lent from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Rediscover your Pearl of Great Price and speak to God Face to Face through the power of Silent Prayer: A four-week introduction by Christy Burke, Pallottine Seminarian starts Tuesday March Tuesday the 26th at 8 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Booking necessary as places are limited; please contact the Parish Centre.

Easter Octave Mass Cards: Now available €6 each in St Anne's Resource Centre.

Easter Chicks: Hand knitted chicks with small chocolate egg are now available in St Anne's Resource Centre: €2 each. Help send someone to Lourdes.

Child Safeguarding: If you have received an email from Elaine regarding your Garda Vetting application, please call into the parish office. All Ministers and volunteers must complete Garda Vetting. Garry Kehoe will present an information session on Friday, March 22, from 11.40 a.m. to 1 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. All Ministers and volunteers are required to attend an information session. If you were unable to attend the evening session last October, please come along to this daytime session.

March Film Night: The film being screened on Friday, March 29, at 7.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre will be the Rodgers and Hammerstein production 'The Sound of Music', winner of five Academy awards and two Golden Globes, starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. All welcome - admission free.

Pallottine Pilgrimage to Lourdes - August 28: Hotel Saint Sauveur - five nights full board - €749 p.p. sharing - Spiritual Director Fr Jaime Twohig, SAC Further information from St Anne's parish office.

Ministry - St Anne's Parish: We would like to invite you to join a Ministry in our parish. You would be welcome to participate in the life of our parish as a reader, collector, member of the Welcome Team, Hospitality Team, choir, Altar Society. At present, we need people to help with collecting the baskets during Mass. You may wish to commit one year to the Ministry or maybe longer but know that your participation would be greatly appreciated and you will inspire others to help in our parish. If you are interested, please contact our parish office to arrange Garda Vetting.

Bethany Bereavement Group: The Bethany Bereavement Group operates a Drop-In Centre in St Anne's Resource Centre at 10.30 a.m. This Drop-In is held in St Anne's Resource Centre on the first Friday of each month at 10.30 a.m. The Bethany Bereavement Support Group is a voluntary Ministry. The volunteers are trained to listen and to help the bereaved and grieving.

Parent and Toddler Group: Meets on Wednesdays between 10 a.m. and midday in St Anne's Resource Centre. Cost is by way of donation. Further information from Iarla at 086 3513221.

Rosary for Peace: Is said every Saturday at 3 p.m. in St Michael's Church, Dun Laoghaire.

St Anne's Resource Centre - Learn more about your Catholic faith: Please feel free to avail of the opportunity to borrow books from our library in the Parish Centre, at no cost. The library is open Monday to Friday and after the 10.30 a.m. Mass on Sunday.

Men's coffee morning: The Men's coffee morning takes place every Friday from 10.30 a.m. to 11.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Please join us if you are free.

Gluten Free Hosts: Gluten Free Hosts are available for Holy Communion. Please advise the Sacristan if you require one.

St Anne's Parish Website: The parish website is

Book Sale

The April First Saturday Book Sale will take place in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, on Saturday, April 6, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. so make a point of calling into it during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great reading material for Easter from the wide selection to choose from. Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be accepted on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large.

Shankill Library

Opening hours for Shankill Library are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., and on alternate Fridays and Saturdays. This library will be closed this Friday but open on Saturday but closed next Monday. To renew or inquire about a book call 01 2827801 or email

The parents and Toddler Group meets on Mondays from 10.30 a.m. to midday - all welcome. Musical parent and toddler sessions with Music Generation dlr for the 0-3 age group takes place on Monday, March 25, from 10.30 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. Booking required.

Historical Society

Last Wednesday night Patrick Salmon was the guest presenter for the March meeting of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, and the surrounding area, in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill, at which he will he recalled 'The Lost Village of Milltown' showing how much of this part of Dublin has vanished in recent as the result of various developments and how the area has changed in recent year as the result of these.

For the April meeting Conor Lucey will speak on 'A New Perspective on James Malton's Picturesque and Descriptive Views of the City of Dublin' at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3, in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road (Dublin Road end), Shankill, Co. Dublin. All welcome - admission €4.

Other events which may be on interested to members and supporters of the Rathmichael Historical Society are tonight's (Wednesday) 6 p.m. lecture by Kurt Kullmann on 'The First Irish Railway: From Westland Row to Kingstown' to the Old Dublin Society in the Conference Room of Dublin City Library and Archive, 138 - 144 Pearse Street, Dublin two. All welcome - admission free; and the 7.45 p.m. lecture by Stephen Ferguson covering 'The GPO, 200 Years of History' to the Knocklyon History Society in the Iona Centre, beside St Colmcille's Church, Knocklyon, Templeogue, Dublin 16. All welcome - admission charge; tomorrow (Thursdays) 8.30 p.m. lecture by Frank Tracy recalling ''Killarney - the Royal Visit of 1861 that put Killarney on the Tourist Map' to the Enniskerry History Society in the Powerscourt Arms and Country House Hotel, Enniskerry Village - all welcome, admission €5; Saturdays 3 p.m. Free guided tour of the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Bray, led by Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society meet inside the church; next Mondays 3 p.m. free guided tour of Bray's Main Street, led by Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society. Meet at Bray Town Hall - please dress appropriately for the day's prevailing weather conditions; next Tuesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Trevor White to the Foxrock Local History Club in Foxrock Pastoral Centre the rere of Foxrock RC Church, Foxrock Co. Dublin. Norah Glynn will give a short talk on 'The Murder of the McMahon Brothers in 1922'. All welcome - admission €5; and next Wednesday night's 8 p.m. lecture by Rob Goodbody on 'The Houses of Dún Laoghaire' in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire - all welcome, admission €3.

Members and supporters are asked to note that the March issue of An Cosantoir magazine is a special one devoted to the War of Independence and copies can be ordered through newsagents.

ICA Guild

The guild meets on the second Monday of the month at 3.30 p.m. in St Anne's Resource Centre. Craft Morning takes place in St Anne's Resource Centre on Tuesday mornings from 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. Culture outings are held at different times throughout the year. New members always welcome - contact Patricia O'Connor at 282 0733.

GAA Club news

The juvenile academy is in action every Saturday at 10 a.m. indoors in St Laurence College. Why not give the Academy a try - the coaches are ready and the equipment is waiting and ready to be used the cost is only €2 per child and there is no annual subscription.

Our Easter Camp will take place on Tuesday, April 23/Wednesday, April 24,/Thursday, April 25, This fantastic camp is open to both club members and non-members, boys and girls aged five to 12 years and will be held in Stonebridge Road from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. The cost is €40 for members and €50 for non-members. Numbers are restricted 70 places so when they're gone they're gone - contact the club today.

There was a mixed amount of action last Saturday and Sunday week as the weather played havoc with our fixtures.

In the 'Chase the Ace' draw last Sunday week night in Brady's there was no jackpot winner - the €50 prize went to Ken Fitzpatrick. Last week's jackpot is €2,000. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5 and are available from club members or in the pub.

For details of our ladies' football team check out our Facebook page and follow the link to the ladies Facebook group, e-mail or contact Steve at 087 6414123.

The men's adult football team are looking for new players who are always welcome - contact Kevin Martin at 086 8449902. For more information on the club, contact, or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Shankill Social Club

Are you aged over 50 and interested in joining a local community social group? Shankill Social Club is looking for new members and new ideas. Meetings of the Shankill Social Club take place in St Anne's Resource Centre on the third Wednesday of the month. All welcome - further information from Jackie Hall at 086 8671166 or Paula Morgan at 086 3467480.


A group of scrabble players meet every Wednesday afternoon to play scrabble and enjoy a cup of tea and a chat. We would be delighted to welcome new members to join us. No experience necessary. For further information, please contact Margaret Cullen at 087 2050935 or Madelan Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

Art Group

A small group of art lovers meet weekly from 10 a.m. to midday in St Anne's Resource Centre to paint, draw and exchange ideas. New members especially welcome. The group will have the help of an art teacher on a part-time basis. Further information available from Madelon Geoghegan at 086 3487516.

Table quiz

A student of Loreto Dalkey will be hosting a table quiz on Friday night at 7.30 p.m. in Shankill Tennis Club. This quiz is a fundraiser for a trip to Zambia in order to help the children there and build houses.

Park Walk

Six-week walking programme, free, timed, 5K event in Shanganagh parkrun (third field near railway bridge) every Saturday at 9.30 a.m., which started on Saturday, March 2, You don't have to run, walkers are welcome. You can walk or jog, push a buggy or walk the dog. Walk leaders will accompany you while you walk. Contact; Register at and print your barcode and bring it with you.

New Bus Service

Shankill will be one of the beneficiaries of the new Dublin Bus Route 155 which will commence operating on Sunday, March 24, from Ballymun to Bray, operating seven days a week between the IKEA furniture superstore in Ballymun on Dublin's northside, all the way to Bray Rail Station in Co. Wicklow. The new bus route, which will operate every 20 minutes, will service Dublin City University, Phibsborough, the city centre, Donnybrook, University College Dublin, Stillorgan, Cabinteely, Shankill, and Bray. The first Route 155 bus will depart at 6 a.m. Monday to Saturday with an 8 a.m. start on Sundays. Last full departure will be 10.40 p.m. while the 11 p.m. and 11.20 p.m. will only go as far the city centre.

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