Saturday 24 August 2019

Around the districts: Shankill

Some of the crowd cheering on the Hot Wings contestants at the Wings Festival, Bray
Some of the crowd cheering on the Hot Wings contestants at the Wings Festival, Bray

Shankill: Book Sale - Last Saturday morning the August First Saturday Book Sale, which supports the Shankill Old Folks Association, took place in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, Lower Road, Shankill, from 10am to 1pm at which the special guest was author SJ White, who was busy signing copies of his recently published book 'Thoughts and Obsessions' throughout the morning.

The September First Saturday Book Sale will take place on Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Shankill Old Folks Centre, so make a point of calling into the book sale during that Saturday morning and avail of the opportunity to pick up great autumn reading material from the wide selection of books to choose from in addition to DVDs and CDs which will be also available. Donations of books, which must be in a good and clean condition, other than school/text books, will be considered for acceptance on that day. Supporting the First Saturday Book Sale supports the wider Shankill Community at large.

St James' COI, Crinken

Services of Worship for this Sunday - Trinity 8: 11 a.m. - Morning Praise.

Rathmichael COI

Services of Worship for this Sunday - eighth Sunday after Trinity: 8;30 a.m. - Holy Communion; 11 a.m. - Morning Prayer with Holy Baptism followed afterwards coffee in the Erck Hall.; 7 p.m. - Holy Communion, Lector Debbie Duncan.

The Alpha/In-Between Club: The three books chosen for summer reading are 'The Salt Path' by Raynor Winn; 'Little Faith' by Nickolas Butler, and 'The Devotion of Suspect X' by Keigo Higishino. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, September 24, Rathmichael Fête.

The Rathmichael Parish and School Fête takes place this year on Saturday, September 7, from midday to 4 p.m. in the grounds of Rathmichael School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill. If you are in a position to become a sponsor we would love to hear from you.

Parents from the school will already have received an email regarding sponsorship. It costs €150 to become a sponsor and your company name and logo will be displayed on a sign outside the school for the two weeks following the Fête. It is a good way to promote your business as we will display your logo around the Fête and it will also be promoted on social media. Speaking of which... please like our Facebook page and forward to all your friends and families. Please contact the School Office if you want to become a sponsor.

Fête Publicity - Restrictions from Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council means we can only display a limited number of signs in public places. With this in mind, would you have a garden or suitable wall/premises, especially on a busy road, that you could let us erect a sign for the week prior to the Fête? If yes, please contact Susan Stuart at 087 2747471 or email

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.

Blessed Sacrament Adoration Chapel: Opening Hours - Monday to Friday 10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. If you would like to pray before the Blessed Sacrament outside these times and find the door is closed, please contact a member of staff who will be happy to open the door for you.

No Evening Mass: There will be no Monday to Friday evening Mass during the months of August, and September.

Sunday Night 8 p.m. Organ Recitals in St Michael's Church, Dún Laoghaire: This Sunday the guest performers are Desmond Hunter with Schola Gregoriana Maynooth (director: Darina McCarthy). Admission €12/€8.

Don't Just Go To Church - Be the church: We appeal to parishioners to consider committing some time towards a Ministry in St Anne's Parish beginning in September 2019.

If you are interested, please contact Ms Elaine Hogan in the parish office to arrange Garda Vetting over the summer. Volunteers sought for Ministers of the Word; a member of one of our Hospitality Teams; member of our Welcome Team; Member of our Altar Society (Flower Arranging); Member of one of our choirs; Collector of the baskets during Mass.

Shankill Community Sing2gether: Takes place on Tuesday mornings in St Anne's Resource Centre from 11 a.m. to midday Irish Ballads, Folk, and some great Classics. Come along any Tuesday morning for a chat and a laugh, meet new friends, and sing your heart out. Everyone welcome - bring a friend.

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.

Suggestions Welcome: This is your parish - what do you need? Do you have any suggestions for prayer, events or courses you would like to attend in St Anne's Parish? Your suggestions are always welcome - these can be left into St Anne's Resource Centre or the suggestions box in the church.

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

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 open this Friday, and closed Saturday.

Historical Society

The next event for members of the Rathmichael Historical Society, the local history society for Shankill, Ballybrack, society is this Saturdays visit to Kilkenny City, organised by Adrienne Hume for which guided tours have been booked for the following three sites - the wonderful 'new' St Mary's Medieval Mile Museum at 11.30 a.m. where it will also possible to see to see their exhibition of 'Human Remains' which opened on July 25; Rothe House Museum and Gardens at 3 p.m.; and St Canice's Cathedral at 5 p.m. - those wishing to climb the tower, need to arrive at St Canice's by 4.30 p.m. in order to do so, and there is an extra charge.

Tonight (Wednesday) Rob Goodbody, as part of the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council summer of Heritage, will present his lecture 'Cherrywood through the Ages' at 7 p.m. in Marlay House, Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin. Admission free but pre-booking required via

The 45th summer Series of Evening Lectures organised by the Rathmichael Historical Society will take place nightly at 8 p.m. from Monday, August 19, to Friday, August 23, in Rathmichael National School, Stonebridge Road, Shankill - admission €5 per lecture - includes tea or coffee/biscuits. The week's programme is - Monday, August 19: 'The Treasures of Medieval Waterford and the Remarkable Stories', Eamonn McEneaney; Tuesday, August 20: 'The castle and Medieval Town and Later City of Kilkenny', Ben Murtaght; Wednesday, August 21: Leo Swan Memorial Lecture - 'Murder and Mayhem in Medieval Cork' - Diarmat Ó Riain; Thursday, August 22: 'Limerick: City of Sieges and a Broken Treaty', Liam Irwin; and Friday, August 23: 'Renaissance Galway: Conversations with a Map', Paul Walsh. Some of the material from the 'F. M. O'Flanagan: Recorder of Dalkey' exhibition held in the Lexicon earlier this year, based on his recently donated extensive archive materials, will be on display in Dalkey Library till the end of August. He was the original Dalkey Historian and was behind many local initiatives including the Dalkey Literary, Historical and Debating Society, the Vico Road Association, the Dalkey Development Association and what became the Dalkey Community Council. Worth visiting if you missed the Lexicon exhibition.

Members and supporters are also asked to note that the dlr summer of Heritage 2019 programme of events in now running till to September 1 Printed copies are available from dlr branch libraries, the Dun Laoghaire Tourist Information Office or can be downloaded from

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 2820733.

GAA Club notes

Our Kellogg's Cúl Camp will be held in St Laurence College, Loughlinstown, from August 19 to August 23 the number of places is limited so please book now to avoid disappoint. Register online at

Our juvenile Academy which usually meets on Saturdays in Stonebridge Road, Shankill, is taking a summer break and will be back in September. Various teams will be having sessions during the summer so please contact your team manager for details.

Recently the ladies adult football first team beat St Finian's (N) in the championship while the second ladies' team lost to Cuala.

In the 'Chase the Ace' draw last Sunday week night in Brady's we had a jackpot winner. Congratulations to Stephanie McDarby who won the jackpot prize. Many thanks to everyone who supported the draw over the past week's.

For details of our ladies adult football teams email or contact Steve at 087 6414123. For the men's adult football team contact Kevin Martin at 086 8449902. For more information on Shankill GAA Club, contact - or call 086 6072746. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Tidy Towns

The Thursday Night Team has stated up for the summer so come along any Thursday night at 7.30 p.m. outside Brady's in the Main Street. There is also a Tuesday Morning Team which meets outside Brady's at 10.30 a.m. and a Saturday Morning Team which meets outside Brady's at 10.30 a.m.

The Tidy Town judging period is from June 1 to August 31 and there are jobs for everyone so please come along and join any of the teams at the above days and times. If you would like to help out in your own time please contact Shankill Tidy Towns.

Lawn Bowling Club

New members - men and women - always welcome To contact Shankill Bowling Club email or see for further information and details of their activities, or call Paddy Hughes at 01 2822740.

Classical Music Club

Meetings for the 2019-2020 season start at 7.45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, in the Shankill Old Folks Centre. For further details contact John at 087 2109175 or see

Shankill 100

In August 1919 it was announced that the Shankill Flower Show would take place a week after the Woodbrook Flower Show and that two new features for that year's show would be a donkey show and sports.

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