Service Times

Service Times

Each Sunday

8.30 am
Holy Communion in Small Hall of Parish Centre.

11.00 am:
1st Sunday Holy Communion
2nd Sunday Morning Prayer
3rd Sunday Holy Communion
4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
5th Sunday Morning Prayer

Key Safety Protocols - 6th Sept 2021 onwards

Sunday, 30 September 2007

Rector's Letter - Sep 07

A word from William…
Since the last Losset we have endured the wettest summer that most of us can recall but despite the climate most events went ahead as planned.

Our Summer Sale was on Sat 9th June and we were blessed with the weather. It was even more crowed than usual. A big thank you to Ronnie Scott and Noelle Lewis for co-ordinating the sale and to all those who helped in any way, we are very grateful to you. The funds raised will go to the expense of the re-slating of the church roof at an estimated cost of €110, 000. Please click here for further details of the sale.

The Mayor of Tallaght, Eamon Maloney instigated the “Tallaght and Proud” week in June. The events included a large exhibition of work by local artists in the Square and concluded with a concert in the Civic Theatre. As part of the week St. Maelruain's Church was the venue for a poetry reading evening on Wed 20th June. The poets were all published local poets and the evening was rounded off with a reception in the parish centre.

On 24th June our annual end of year Primary School Service took place. We had a packed Church with more pupils and parent in attendance than we have had for years. It was an opportunity for parishioners to witness the enthusiasm that our principal exudes as she accompanied the children on the piano

On July 1st we had the Dominican blessing of the graveyard and we were also blessed with the weather as it managed to stay dry. The new Prior of St. Mary’s Priory in Tallaght Village, Fr Gerard Norton, came over to bless our graveyard.

Sunday 1st July was National Day of Commemoration when we remembered those who have died in the service of our country or as peacekeepers. It also happened to be one of our African Ladies, Victoria Oso’s 50th birthday, She had invited friends who all arrived in their very colourful African traditional dress. After Holy Communion Victoria came up to the front of the Church with her friends for a blessing from our shared Curate Rev. Obinna Ulogwara.

Things have been fairly quiet in parish life since the beginning of August although the contractors have been working hard on the Church roof. We had Sunday services in the parish hall for a couple of weeks as the interior of the church was ‘under cover’. Thanks to those who volunteered to clean the Church for the weddings, the church really did look it’s best following all your hard work. We look forward to the new session and seeing all the organisations swing back to life with renewed vigour.

God Bless... William.


It was a busy summer for weddings!

On 22nd June Declan Bright and Nicola Beare were married in Straffan. Sat 21st July saw the marriage of Linda Bridger and David Broderick. Daphne Gould and Jonathan Carberry’s wedding took place on Sunday 29th July and again here in St. Maelruain's Janette Graham and Ross Dunne were married on 25th August

Congratulations to all these couples, we wish them every happiness for the future.


On Sunday 22nd July at family service James and Esther Balinga’s twins James and Kevin were baptised along with their brother David. On 28th July, Orlaith Armstrong daughter of Linda (nee Clancy) and Neil was also baptised.

We pray for these children and their parents as they begin their Christian lives.

Boys' Brigade - Sep 07

We reopen on 5th October and look forward to seeing all members back. We have lots of room for new members and would welcome any boy from the age of four to join us. Anchors and Juniors start at 7.30pm and Company Section at 8.30pm.

We look forward to using some new equipment recently purchased. The “Stable” is complete now with a new vaulting horse which can be separated for use with all ages, so that should be good fun. Leaders have been meeting to organise the next session and events. For further information, telephone Regina at 452 2930

Summer Sale - Results

Summer Sale Results 2007

Books 567.67
Bottle stall 410.99
Lucky Dip 10.50
Brick-a-Brac 355.20
Cakes and Groceries 454.21
Entrance Gate 496.04
Furniture 798.00
Gifts 1186.31
Guess the weight of the cake 80.70
Jewellery 175.50
Plants 186.41
Popcorn, Candy Floss & Luck Dip 60.80
Raffle 1145.00
Teas 207.20
Toys 166.12
Indian Stall 325.00
Games 18.00

TOTAL: €6643.65


Ronnie Scott would also like to thank all those who helped in any way at the Summer Sale. It would be difficult to name all those who helped but please be assured that all contributions were appreciated. The sale would be impossible to organise if it weren’t for those who are so willing to help.

We would like to thank Ronnie for all his hard work and enthusiasm for co-ordinating the summer sale along with Noelle Lewis. We are very grateful to you both and to all those who put the time and effort into making the sale a success. - William

Confirmation - 18th November

The Archbishop has given us the 18th November as the date for confirmation in St. Maelruain's. As present there is just one candidate who has come forward for confirmation. Please contact the Rector (462 1044 or 086 803 023) as soon as possible if you have a child who wishes to be confirmed, as due to lack of numbers the service may have to be cancelled.

Harvest - 07

Our Harvest service will take place on Friday 12th October at 8pm. The guest preacher will be Rev Darren McCallig, the new Chaplain to Trinity College.

Children’s Harvest will follow on Sunday 14th at the 11am service.

Irish Dancing Class

For beginners
All children aged 4+ welcome
Tuesdays 4pm – 5pm
St. Maelruain's Parish Centre
(opp. I.T.T.) Tallaght Village, Dublin 24.

For further information, please contact
Edel McGlynn T.C.R.G. on 087 418 3231


Copies of CMS magazine inMission are now in the Church porch. Please feel free to take a copy and read of the work being carried out at home and abroad by CMS.

Saturday, 29 September 2007


Congratulations to Paul and Wendy Lucas on the birth of twins, Daniel and Kaitlyn, on 31st May and also to proud Grandmother Mary Lucas.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Table Quiz

A table quiz will take place on Friday 28th September in the D.C.C., 20 Camden Row (opposite the Old Meath Hospital) in aid of the REPAIRS TO THE CHURCH ROOF. Four people per table €5 per person 8pm.

For more info contact Chris Thackaberry 087 677 0490

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Cake Sale 23rd September

Homemade cake sale on Sunday 23rd September following family Service in the Parish Centre in aid of the Church Roof Repairs. There will also be a selection of handmade cards for sale. Donations of home made cakes gratefully received!

Friday, 7 September 2007

Christian Aid - Dublin City Walk

Meeting at Customs House Quay on Sunday 18th September at 2.30pm.

For more Information and sponsorship card phone 611 0801

Thursday, 6 September 2007

Whist Drive

The Whist Drives resume on Monday 17th September in the Old Hall at 8pm sharp.

Bowling Club - Sep 06

The bowling club starts back on Tues 11th September at 7.30pm. Why not come down to the hall and give bowling a try!

Mother’s Union - Sep 07

Our Mother’s Union opening service will take place on Monday 10th September at 8.00pm. Followed by a flower arranging demonstration by Janette Wilson in the Old Hall.

The Mother’s Union Diocesan Service is on Tues 18th September at 8.00pm in Clontarf, with Bishop Henderson of Tuam preaching.

Saturday, 1 September 2007


The Craft Group are coming together once again. We are meeting in the parish hall on Tuesday 11th September at 7.30pm to make handcrafted items for our Christmas Fair. If you are interested in any kind of crafts and would like to make something for our Christmas stall, do come along and join us for a social and enterprising evening (with tea, of course!).

Janet Edgely is holding a beginners cardmaking class in her home on Wednesday 19th September at 7.30pm. The cost for the class is €10.00 per person and is limited to six people. If you would like learn how to make some simple cards please telephone Janet at 087 2943964 to book your place.

We are holding a cake sale after the Family Service on Sunday 23rd September. We are looking for homemade cakes only for this stall and with such advance notice there is plenty of time to consult Darina, Delia, Gary, Jamie, or your own favourite celebrity chef for recipes!!

Would you like a homemade iced Christmas cake for Christmas but don’t want the bother of making it yourself? Some members of the group have kindly offered to make Christmas cakes which can be ordered now for Christmas, starting at €12.00. We will have a sample cake on display at our cake sale on 23rd September. Please telephone Regina at 452 2930 to order your cake.

Please support all our makes and bakes as all funds raised are solely for the Church roof fund.

Badminton Club - Sep 07

The Badminton Club started back on Monday 3rd September. Badminton starts at 7.30pm and the club is always looking for new members, any standard welcome!