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    Might be worth having a thread for any local events, especially of the free variety, that might interest D15 residents. Feel free to add to this thread, but no commercial advertising though. If you're not sure, just pm one of the mods here.

    I'll get the ball rolling with Blanchardstown Area Partnership's 'Adult Learning Festival' starting March 7. These seem to be all free.

    Also worth noting that Blanchardstown Library have a thread on the go for library events, so make sure to keep an eye on that.

    Farmleigh are planning a series of free events over the Easter holiday.



  • The Opera Company Ireland will be giving a talk on Tuesday 22nd March at 7pm in Blanchardstown Library.

    All Welcome!

    This event is FREE OF CHARGE (as are all Fingal Library Events)

  • Coolmine Rugby club is hosting it's annual Garden Fete tomorrow 2-6pm. Always worth a visit.

  • As you probably know the new St Francis Hospice in Blanchardstown has opened on a phased basis adjacent to Connolly Hospital. No public funds for the completed building are forthcoming from state funds so public charitable financial support is vital. In time running costs will be taken up by the HSE but this will, no doubt, be an uphill struggle.

    Laurel Lodge Hospice Fundraising Group are holding an Irish Night-- "From Clare to Here" in the Bell Pub/ Restaurant. Blanchardstown on Sat 11th June at 8.30 pm. Similar nights for different charities have been held there before and independent reviews were excellent. Admission at the door is €15-- good value for a good night of Irish /Songs/Music/ Storytelling/ Poetry/ Sean Nos/ Dance etc. While the artistes (many from the South West) are amateur and so providing their services free they are well respected "professional" musicians.

    Please pass the word to any of your friends who might be interested.

  • Hi again-- just to remind all of the above Hospice fund raising event-- please pass the word to any Irish music followers you know.

  • CETNS on Beechpark Avenue are hosting their annual Summer Fair this Sunday.
    A good spot to pick up something for your old man for Fathers Day.

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  • I saw a sign today for a farmers market at the coolmine sports centre :confused:

    Anyone had a trip there yet? any good?

    I love a good farmers market :)

  • Justask wrote: »
    I saw a sign today for a farmers market at the coolmine sports centre :confused:

    Anyone had a trip there yet? any good?

    I love a good farmers market :)

    Was up there this morning.

    There was a:

    A crepe stand
    A butchers
    A fresh fish seller
    A cake and bun stand
    Jam & chutney stand
    Sweet stand
    Knitting & Baby clothes
    Fruit & Veg stall
    Chinese Noodle stall

    Probably a few more that I can't remember

    I got a portion of noodles, a crepe and some dumplings which were very tasty!

  • From the dublin Event Guide:
    Free Sahaja Yoga Meditation (not physical yoga, but "yoga meditation"!) classes every Monday from 19:00 in Blakestown Community Resource Center, Blakestown Way, Dublin 15 (next to Lidl). These are drop in classes, newcomers are welcome. For more information check or

  • Some events coming up hosted by your local friendly Co. council, listed here

  • Canal Spring Fair Tomorrow April 28 at Rathborne.
    Full details here

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  • Plant Sale Castleknock Community College this weekend. May bank holiday. I have gone for the past few years and its pretty good.

  • Plant Sale Castleknock Community College this weekend. May bank holiday. I have gone for the past few years and its pretty good.

    This above event is actually the following weekend of the 12th and 13th of May, according to this

    Castleknock Community Centre will be officially opening there new Community Garden in Laurel Lodge on Bank Holiday Monday the 7th at 12.00pm. This will be followed by a Family Fun Day run in conjunction with the Castleknock Order of Malta. This will be kicking off at 1.30pm with bouncy castles (for the kids;)) face painting, henna. Sports tournaments including rounders, Basketball, 5 A side and Tennis. There will also be a BBQ on the day with a large selection of foods. This is a free event for the public there will be donation buckets on the day if desired for the Dublin 15 Hospice

  • Gaspode, good idea for a thread But I wonder if you shouldent lock is and start a new one titled upconubg local events 2012.
    I was looking at some of the events and giving them some though till I realised they were from last year......

  • Hi all, Was up in Westmanstown Earlier and found out that on 20th September 2012, Westmanstown shall be hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of St Francis Hospice. I believe this will be primarily targeted to all parents in the area although all are welcome to attend.

    Great way of meeting a lot of people, new and old whilst at the same time raising some much needed funds for a non profit organisation which provides a specialist palliative care service for the people of North Dublin City and County.

    The coffee morning shall be held from 09.30am and all proceeds raised shall be in aid of St Francis Hospice, which has a facility in Blanchardstown.

  • Speaking of the Hospice-- I believe there is a Hospice Fund Raising Golf Classic in Hollystown GC on 21st Sept. Good value at €200 per team of 4. Please pass the word to your various contacts north of the Liffey-- Blanchardstown and Raheny Hospices cover all of North County Dublin. Details from the Club or Oratory @ BTC

    While the entire building and infrastructure is complete the 24 Bed In-Patient section, while ready, is yet to be opened. The Home Care team currently operate full time from the complex with Day Care/Out Patient Services operating on a limited two days a week basis. Previously anticipated HSE funding is proving extremely difficult due to present economic circumstances..

  • Just a quick reminder that the annual 5km walk/run is on at 4am this Saturday the 11th May.

    Log onto for all info.

  • I ran it last year and plan to do the same on Saturday morning. It was quite different from the normal daylight runs I do. I didn't need a head light to see my way.

  • Signed up for it myself. Should be a bit different

  • Plant sale in CCC this weekend.

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  • daymobrew wrote: »
    I ran it last year and plan to do the same on Saturday morning. It was quite different from the normal daylight runs I do. I didn't need a head light to see my way.
    I have a bad cough so cannot do the run in the morning. I am happy to pass on my 'ticket' to someone (I got it via email).

  • Spooky Arts & Crafts for 6 to 12 year olds, 3:30 to 5:30pm Thursday 17th Oct
    in Blakestown Community Center, places are limited, tickets can be gotten in advance.
    Cost 3 Euro.

    Safety Day in Blakestown Community Center, Saturday 26th Oct 3pm to 4pm.
    Dublin Fire Brigade with fire engine, St Johns Ambulance with ambulance,
    Garda Siochána with Van, bikes and Horses.
    All are welcome as it is a community outreach effort before Hollow'een.

    Hallow'een Disco Blakestown Community Center 26th Oct 4pm to 6pm.
    Fancy Dress prizes and hollw'een games and Story telling for 6 to 12 year olds.
    Tickets cos 4 euro and can be bought in advance in Blakestown Community Center.

  • Dont forget there are loads of free nights in Dunsink Observatory, just book 'em here and show up! I've my tickets for Nov 20, looking forward to it already!
    There are some paid events as well if you like a bit of theatre.

  • Don't forget to get your photo taken if you come along to the Safety day and Holloween Disco in Blakestown CRC today.


  • St Benedict's NS Ongar Christmas fair is on next Sunday 24th November and as with the last 2 years, promises to be a great day out for all the family.

    Fantastic raffle prizes, loads of varied stalls (crafts, Christmas decorations, toys, books, cakes, jewellery), lucky dip, bric-a-brac and of course Santa's Grotto.

    All monies go to St Benedict's NS.

  • Have you got a hidden craft,Blakestown community centre are holding a Christmas Fair on Sunday the 8th of December. We are looking for people to by a table for €15 so you can sell your craft. Open to the public at 12-3pm.

  • St Benedict's NS Ongar Christmas Fair & Raffle Sunday 24th November from 12 to 3pm. Fantastic stalls and raffle prizes- see attached

  • The Blakestown Center Fundraising Committee (BCFC)
    will be organizing a number of events in December

    Christmas Fair:

    Sunday 8th December 12 – 3 pm. Seasonal gifts and decorations can be purchased.
    If you would like to book a table to display or sell gifts and decorations ring
    Blakestown CRC. Tables cost €15.

    Santa's Grotto will be open, tickets can be purchased to visit him at reception.
    There will also be a Raffle. All proceeds go towards the Center.

    Christmas Arts & Crafts Day:

    Thursday 12th December 3.30 – 5.30pm for children 6 – 12 years.
    Tickets are €3.00 and can be purchased at the Centre.
    There are a limited amount of tickets and admission is by ticket only.

    Christmas Disco:

    Saturday 14th December 4 – 6pm. Tickets €4 for sale at The Centre.
    Admission is by ticket only.


    Registration for Blakestown Summer Camp is this Saturday, in blakestown community centre 11am to 1pm, cost 20 euro per child.

    The Camp is running from the 21st to the 25th july, from 10am to 4pm for boys and girls from 6 to 12.

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  • Coolmine Gala Dinner to celebrate 40 years of staff, members and friends

    Saturday 21st June 2014

    Crowne Plaza Blanchardstown

    check out the coolmine sports website for more info :)