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4th Sunday Service of The Word - Family Service
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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

Noticeboard 14/12/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sunday 14th December 2008
Holy Communion

Sun 14th, 3rd Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion
Isaiah 61: 1-4, 8 - 11, Pg 748; John 1: 6-8, 19-28, Pg 1063
11.00am Morning Prayer

Mon 15th
8.00pm Turkey Drive in the Main Hall

Tues 16th
2.00pm School Board of management meeting in the school.

7.45pm Music Group practice IN THE OLD HALL. Musicians and singers welcome.

8.00pm Irish Variety Ensemble Christmas Concert in the Church

Thurs 18th
12.00pm Primary School Christmas Concert

Sat 20th
9.00am The church will be decorated for Christmas, donations of flowers, greenery would be gratefully received and a warm welcome awaits helpers. 9.00 am - 11.00am.

8.00pm The Leinster Singers annual Christmas Concert.

Sun 21st, 4th Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion
Romans 16: 25/27, Pg 1143; Luke 1: 26-38, Pg 1026

11.00am Primary School Sunday Carol Service

7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carol service

Wed 24th
11.30pm 'Midnight' Holy Communion (NOTE TIME)

Thurs 25th, Christmas Day
8.30am Holy Communion with hymns
11.00am Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion.

Sun 28th
1st Sun of Christmas
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service and baptism of Daniel Ademola Osho.

Wed 31st
11.15pm New Year's Eve Multicultural Service.

Sun 4th
2nd Sun of Christmas
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


Rector's Letter - A Word From William

The church was the venue for the I.T.T. business prize giving on 4th November. Local businesses who donate the prizes award them to the students in the pleasant surroundings of the church. It is lovely to see the church filled with local young people and their families. The ceremony was followed by a reception in the college.

On Sunday the 11th November we had our Confirmation Service preceded by act of Remembrance. We were delighted to welcome the Archbishop this year for confirmation as last year we had only one candidate who joined the candidates in Whitechurch. This year we had two candidates and as one of them has special needs the Archbishop was willing to come to St. Maelruain's despite the small number. It was a pleasure for me to prepare Megan McKim and Sarah McAllister almost on a one on one basis and it was also a pleasure for the bishop to confirm them especially as he was able to spend time with the families after the service when we were over in the hall for tea / coffee.

On Monday 20th in my role as part time chaplain to the I. T.T. I was invited by the Dublin Institute of Technology to a discussion with the Church of Ireland chaplains of Trinity College and UCD in DIT Merrion Square, along with the RC Chaplains, on how to ‘reach’ students. It was interesting to hear the viewpoints of other chaplains.

On Friday 21st I attended the ‘Tallaght Person of the Year’. This year the recipient was Gerry Bates. Gerry is a R.E. teacher in Old Bawn Community College. He was awarded this honour for his work in the community and as chairperson of the board of the drug rehabilitation programme in St. Dominic’s contact food.

At the end of the month I was interviewed by three groups of Our Lady’s Templeogue secondary school transition year students on the differences between the Church of Ireland and the Roman Catholic Church. As I told them, in my opinion the differences are more on how the churches are run by their respective higher archery that in what we believe.

May I take this opportunity to wish all the readers of the Losset a very joyous Christmas and in this time of recession maybe, a more reflective one, and a healthy and happy New Year.

God Bless
William

School News

The run-down to Christmas, where has the year gone to!

The Halloween Party organised by the children in 6th class went well and the children raised €174.90.

Back after the mid-term and Joanne from Dublin Bus was very good with the children from 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th class. She explained about the dangers of vandalism on the buses and showed a very informative DVD to them.

Once again this year 35 boxes were donated for The Samaritan’s Purse, Christmas Shoe-Box Appeal. The money from the ReadaThon has not been brought in as yet.

The children from 5th and 6th class will be going to the new South Dublin Arts Centre, on 26th November for a tour and workshop on Myself and the Wider World. The Centre will open to the public in 2009.

The big fund-raiser for the School, the Christmas Bazaar and Raffle will take place on Friday 5th December from 11.30am – 1.00pm. All are welcome, so if you’re free come and support our school please.

The children in Junior and Senior Infants with their teacher Mrs. Edel Beckett and Special Needs Assistant (SNA) Ms. Geraldine Healy and 1st and 2nd class with their teacher Ms. Caroline Rountree and SNA Ms. Bernie Dixon are going to the Helix for a production of Where is Rudolph? on Friday 12th December.

There will be a Christmas Concert on Thursday 18th December in the School Hall from 12.00pm. All are welcome to attend.

3rd and 4th class, with their teacher, Ms. Annette Boles and 5th and 6th class with their teacher and SNA Ms. Adrienne McKevitt are going to the Civic Theatre on Friday 19th December for a production of Sleeping Beauty.

The children will be attending the service in St. Maelruain’s Parish Church on Sunday 20th December for the School Carol Service.

Boys' Brigade

We had our enrolment service in November, when Officers and members were enrolled for this year. Rev. Avril Bennet preached about the different "gifts" we are given in life and how we should not be afraid to use them and how we are all special in our own way. The service was very enjoyable and we are grateful to Peter O'Callaghan and the 1st Dublin Co. band for playing on the day. The service would not be the same without their input and we are lucky to have them bring their "gift" of music to the church for our service each year.

On the night of the Christmas fair, some of company and junior section went on a night hike to the Hellfire Club. Turnout was disappointing, but those that attended were rewarded with a crisp, clear night, making for great views of the city lights, shooting stars and lots of air traffic coming and going to the airport.

The boys were transported to and from the event by the Garda Community Unit, thanks to Garda Jim Fleming from Tallaght Garda Station. Many thanks to John and Terry, Alex Graham and to parent Anthony Barrett for helping to look after the boys on the night.

We will close on December 12th, when we are expecting a visit from a very special person. Let's just say " You better watch out , you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm tellin you why".............guess who is coming to B.B.?

The staff of the company would like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and good health and happiness for 2009.Early in the new year, there will be a five a side football competition for juniors. Anchor boys will be going to the Lambert Puppet Theatre on January 17th.

We will re open on January 16th 2009

Bowling club

Members are busy playing League matches at present, and doing well. We wish our Hope Team good luck as they play Clonkeen Club on 7thJanuary next in the second round.

Many thanks to Denis & Ann Kane for arranging our Christmas Dinner in the Plaza Hotel, a night which is always enjoyed by all.

Our Club Members donated gifts and goodies for hampers for the Parish Christmas Evening on 28th November, in aid of the Church Roof Fund. Thank you to all who donated.

The Club closes in 16th Dec. for the Christmas break, opening again on 10th January 2009.

Whist Drive

Our November Drive was held on Monday 17th again with a full house. Thanks to Noelle Lewis for assisting us on the night. Also thanks to all who donate items for raffle each month. They are much appreciated.

I would be most grateful if anybody could help us with some mince pies for our December Turkey Drive which takes place on Monday 15th in the parish centre at 8.00pm. Thanks to the badminton club who give up this night each year.

Lastly congratulations to Boswell and family on the birth of his daughter recently.

Wishing all our players, helpers and supporters a very happy Christmas.
– George Furney Hon. Sec.

Mothers' Union

Our last meeting on Monday 10th November was very enjoyable and fruitful – lovely and encouraging to have so many suggestions and ideas to choose from! Following a brainstorming session we decided our branch project challenge should be SAOIRSE Women’s Refuge, Tallaght Village (www.saoirsewomensrefuge.ie) Our aim going forward is to foster an ongoing relationship with this local centre.

Following discussion with them, we are undertaking to provide simple needs of the refuge by asking members and indeed parish families interested to donate or to bring along a low cost household item specifically requested to our monthly meeting (from toothbrushes/toothpaste/pack of biscuits, etc.)

At our next meeting on Monday 8th December at 8pm one of the Managers of SAOIRSE will be coming to update us on their work and accept our first batch of gifts. They are so very grateful for the support we plan to give them.

For the Christmas season they have asked for small gifts suitable for teenagers aged 13-17 so can we ask each person planning to attend to bring along a suitable item to hand over on the evening OR items can be handed to any of our members.

PLANNING AHEAD !! Do you deserve a treat after coping with the Christmas season? We will be having our New Year celebration night out on Monday 12th January….dining out together in a venue affordable and suitable for anyone wishing to come along…..we extend a warm invitation to old and new faces to join with us ….to enable us book a suitable venue, please let one of our members know or phone Valerie or myself before 8th December.

The Mothers Union Dublin Diocese supply items for Premature babies to Dublin Hospitals on an on goingbasis, these are greatly appreciated. Do you have spare wool? Do you or any member of your extended family knit?

Please ring the parish office (462 6006) to obtain knitting patterns for matinee jackets or baby hats or contact myself.

Finally, our love, thoughts and support are with those known to us who have very seriously ill family members. Miriam Gibney

Funeral

The funeral of Joan Hooper took place in St. Maelruain's on Tuesday 2nd December. We express our deepest condolences to her husband David and her children Elaine, Carol, Gary and Tracey.

Christmas Sing Along

We had a lovely night on the 28th November at our Christmas Sing Along. Thank you to those
who attended and helped make the night such a success. We were delighted to be entertained by the Music Group, Edel Beckett’s (nee McGlynn) both adult and children’s Irish Dancing groups and Obinna and Chika’s group of children singing and doing actions to Christian songs. Thanks to all for entertaining us.

I would also like to thank all those who helped on the stalls and setting up, selling tickets and donating prizes for the raffle and donating items for the stalls and helping in the kitchen, your work was much appreciated. A special thank you to Ronnie Scott for co-ordinating the event. – William.

Ronnie Scott would also like to thank all of the above and to let you know that the night raised in excess of €2,000.00. Congratulations to Pam Stroughair who won first prize in the raffle!

Christmas Cards

There are hand made Christmas cards available at the back of the church in aid of the church roof appeal.

Church Review

Subscriptions for the 2008 Church Review (Diocesan Magazine) are now due. Please forward your subscription to the parish office or place in an envelope marked ‘Church Review’ (with your name on it) and put on the collection plate in church. Please make cheques payable to Tallaght Parish Church. I would appreciate if you are opting out of your subscription that you would let me know before I order the magazines at the beginning of January

If you would like to subscribe for the first time please contact the parish office at 462 6006 before the 5th January 2009. Please leave a message on the answering machine if necessary. The subscription for 2009 is €40. – Jane (Parish Secretary)

Offertory Envelopes

2009 Offertory Envelopes will be available in the Church porch before Christmas. Please collect your usual number.

If anyone would like to join the weekly offertory envelope scheme, please contact the parish office or fill in the form at the bottom of the order of service sheet and give to one of the Church wardens or the Rector in Church.

Church Decoration for Christmas

The Church will be decorated for Christmas on Saturday 20th December between 9am and 11am. Donations of flowers, greenery and decorations would be gratefully received. A warm welcome awaits for any much needed helpers!

Christmas in St. Maelruain's

Tues 16th December
‘Irish Variety Ensemble’ Christmas Concert in the Church at 8pm

Sat 20th December:
At 8.00pm in the Church the ’Leinster Singers’ Christmas Concert

Sunday 21st December
11.00am Primary School Carol Service
7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carols

Wednesday 24th December
Christmas Eve
Holy Communion at 11.30am
(PLEASE NOTE TIME)

Thursday 25th December
Christmas Day
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Holy Communion

Wednesday 31st December
News Year’s Eve Multicultural Service at 11.15pm

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Noticeboard 07/12/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sunday 7th December 2008
Holy Communion

Sun 7th, 2nd Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer.

7.30pm Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society service in St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Francis Street.

Mon 8th
8.00pm Mothers' Union talk on domestic violence. Teenage Gifts.

Wed 10th
8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.

Thurs 11th
8.00pm Safeguarding Children, training for Sunday School teachers and youth organisation leaders in St. Kevin's Hall, Blessington.

Sun 14th, 3rd Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer

Mon 15th
8.00pm Turkey Drive in the Main Hall

Tues 16th
2.00pm School Board of management meeting in the school.

8.00pm Irish Variety Ensemble Christmas Concert in the Church

Thurs 18th
12.00pm Primary School Christmas Concert

Sat 20th
9.00am The church will be decorated for Christmas, donations of flowers, greenery would be gratefully received and a warm welcome awaits helpers. 9.00 am - 11.00am.

8.00pm The Leinster Singers annual Christmas Concert.

Sun 21st, 4th Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Primary School Sunday Carol Service

7.00pm Nine Lessons and Carol service

Wed 24th
11.30pm 'Midnight' Holy Communion (NOTE TIME)

Thurs 25th, Christmas Day
8.30am Holy Communion with hymns
11.00am Christmas Day Service with Holy Communion.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info contact the Parish Centre at 01-462-6006


Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Noticeboard 30/11/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sunday 30th November 2008
Morning Prayer

Sun 30th November 2008, Advent Sunday
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Morning Prayer

10.00am ACET Christmas Fair in Marley Park, 10am - 5pm.

11.00am Blessington Parish Advent Craft Fair in St. Kevin's Community Centre, Blessington 11am - 4pm.

Tues 2nd
7.45pm Music Group practice in the Church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Wed 3rd
11.00 am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion and laying on of hands for the sick.

7.30pm Local writing group, St. Muirrin's, poetry in the church followed by Sth. Dub. C. Co. reception in the small hall.

Thurs 4th
Scripture Union late opening until 8pm, 87 Lwr. George's St., Dun Laoghaire.

Fri 5th
11.30am Parish school Christmas Bazaar, Kilclare Ave., Jobstown.

7.30pm 'Essential' Youth Carol Service in Christchurch Cathedral.

Sat 6th
9-10am 'Walk Thru the New Testament' Lucan Presbyterian Church, 628 0217.

4.00pm Lighting of the Christmas tree, Sth. Dub. Co. Council Offices.

Sun 7th, 2nd Sun of Advent
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Morning Prayer.

7.30pm Irish Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Society service in St. Nicholas of Myra, St. Francis Street.

Mon 8th
8.00pm Mothers' Union talk on domestic violence. 08 / 09 Project 'Refuge'.

Wed 10th
8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.

Thurs 11th
8.00pm Safeguarding Children, training for Sunday School teachers and youth organisation leaders in St. Kevin's Hall, Blessington.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

A Beautiful Harvest of Praise

We begin by congratulating our dear Rector of Tallaght, The Revd William Deverell who at this year’s Diocesan Discovery Harvest of Praise Service received special accolades for his love, support and dedicated pastoral ministry to members of The International Community. We bless God for his life and ask God to continue to bless him and indeed the entire lovely Parishioners of the Parish of Tallaght under his divine care.

This year’s “Harvest of Praise” took place in St. Brigid’s Parish Church in Castleknock, Dublin 15. The harvest witnessed a large crowd of people from different nationalities and living in different places in Dublin and greater Ireland. The sermon was preached by The Primate of Ireland and our own Archbishop, His Grace, The Most Revd Dr John Neill. His wife, Mrs. Betty Neill (Mama Dublin) was also present.



THE GOOD RECTOR BEING HONOURED AND APPRECIATED


In his sermon, Archbishop Neill taught that the key to life is found neither in possessions nor in lack of possessions but in awareness of our relationship with God. Some are rich and yet poor where God is, whereas others may be seen as poor but may be the richest before God. He exhorted all that God is always with his children in good or bad situations, whether they have or do not have and concluded that Christian giving is what goes on for better or for worse.

A praise band with very moving sonic Christian beats was on hand and people danced up to the front of the altar to give their offering. The new Ambassador of Nigeria to Dublin, Her Excellency, Dr Mrs. Kema Nonyerem Chikwe sang a very inspiring solo in her native tongue supported by some immigrants as well. There was an extensive dinner fellowship and reception in St. Brigid’s Parish hall after the service with a lot of varieties of tantalizing dishes and soft drinks and wines to choose from. The event was very highly commended and Thanks for the facilities in Tallaght Parish where all the planning took place on every first Sunday of the month. – Rev. Obinna Ulogwara.

Boys' Brigade

Our enrolment service will take place on Sunday 16th November at 11am. We look forward to seeing all parents and friends at the service and all are welcome to join us for refreshments afterwards in the parish centre.

A Battalion hike will take place on Saturday 8th November. Starting at Enniskerry. This hike is for Company Section members. Anchor boys meanwhile are off to the ever popular ENEG on Sat 15th November. Also coming up is a swimming gala in Balrothery Pool in December. Our scripture exams also take place in December, so all the boys are working hard at present to cover the course, with the help of the chaplain.

Whist

We held our October Drive on Monday 20th with a large crowd in attendance. Thanks to Boswell Huxley for his trojan work on the night.

Also to those who donate raffle prizes each month. They are greatly appreciated. Our next drive will be held on Monday 17th November in the small hall at 8.00pm. George Furney Hon. Sec.

Bowling Club

May we extend a warm welcome to our new members to the bowling club and hope they enjoy the season with us.

We wish all our teams good luck as they play their league matches. Many matches are planned to be played before Christmas, so a busy time is expected.

Our Christmas dinner is planned for Sat. 13th Dec at the Plaza Hotel. We hope all club members can attend as it has always been an enjoyable evening.

Table Tennis

The table tennis club re-opened in mid-September after the summer break and the club is delighted to have attracted some new members. There are usually up to 15 players playing on club nights but we are always looking for new members so if you would like to give table tennis a try... come along any Thursday evening at c 8pm and you will be very welcome.

For those ‘lapsed’ members, we miss you, and hope you can join us at some stage during the season.

All club members would like to wish Bobby Wilson and Harry Griffith speedy recoveries from their respective illnesses – we miss you in the club and are thinking of you both.

We have entered two teams into the United Churches Table Tennis League... the first team is in Div. 1 and comprises Anthony Iyere, Sharon Gibbons and David Gibbons and the second team comprises David Gould, Stuart Gould and Claire Burke and play in Div. 2.

Matches will be getting underway shortly following the recent fixture meeting. All players will be provided with fixtures list by the club secretary.

On Saturday 1st November the UCTTL is playing an interleague match in Rathdowney and David Gibbons and Andrew Seymour are two players from St. Maelruain’s they have been picked to play on the team to represent the UCTTL. Andrew Seymour, Hon. Secretary

Mothers' Union

A Group of us visited Glencree Visitor Centre and Armoury Café on Saturday morning 4th October. The various Mother’s Union Parish Groups have been asked to partake in a project this year. Our meeting on 10th November will be dedicated to deciding on St Maelruain’s project so get thinking! If you cannot attend our meeting and have any ideas please contact either Valerie Deverell ( or myself) – Miriam Gibney (Hon. Sec.)

School News

On Monday 6th October Dublin Fire Brigade visited the school to speak to the children in 3rd and 4th class about Fire Safety. Then on Thursday 9th October 3rd and 4th class, with their teacher Ms. Annette Boles, went on a field-trip to Glendalough, they were very lucky with the weather thankfully. So they had a busy week.

The whole school will be participating in a music day with Mr. Peter Kearney on Tuesday 25th October. There will be a Concert in the School Hall at the end of the day. We had Peter here before and it was a fantastic day so everyone is very enthusiastic about the performance.

Mrs. Edel Beckett is taking the children in Junior and Senior Infants to the Playbarn in Blessington, on Thursday 23rd October. At least that is indoors in case it’s raining!

Ms. Amanda Lawlor only stayed with us doing the cleaning and caretaking for the month of September. One of her children became ill and she found it difficult to juggle everything. We are delighted that one of our Parents recommended Ms. Teresa Mulvaney to us and it is working out well.

The children in 6th class are organising a Halloween Party for the school on Friday 24th October.

Once again this year we will be involved with two charities at this time of the year. The Samaritan’s Purse, Christmas Child Appeal where the children bring in shoe-boxes with gifts in them will be done over the mid-term break and The ReadaThon, raising funds for Multiple Sclerosis, started on 16th October and continues for a month.

Joanne from Dublin Bus will be paying a visit to the school on Tuesday 4th November to give a chat on safety etc. Our Home /School /Community Liaison Co-ordinator (HSCL) has organised a Cookery course for the parents, starting on Tuesday 4th November. Ms. Ann Barrett will be giving the course, well done Ann!

Baptism

On Sunday 12th October Andrea, daughter of Joel and Sumithira Raja, was baptised. We welcome Andrea into her Christian family and pray for her and her family.

Wedding

Maria McEvoy and Robert Cox were married in St. Maelruain's on Saturday 18th October. We wish Maria and Robert all of God’s blessings in their future life together.

Harvest

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Andrew Mc Croskery of St. Bartholomew’s, as our preacher at our harvest service on 17th October. He challenged us to think of those that produce our food.

The church looked beautiful and I would like to thank those who helped decorate and those who donated fruit, veg, flowers and greenery. A special thank you to those who helped for the first time, you were much appreciated. Thanks you also goes to the ladies who provided the tea after the service.

At our children’s harvest and Girl’s Brigade enrolment service Rev Avril Bennett preached. She divided an apple among the congregation but kept the most for herself therefore demonstration how God provides enough food for the world but how we in western society manage to consume the majority of food produced.

Thanks to the Girl’s Brigade for providing refreshments after the service.
- William.

Church 21

On Saturday 1st November I attended a conference in the Isaac’s Hotel, beside Busaras, on the subject of ‘Church 21’. Church 21 was devised by the Church of Ireland. This initiative is on it’s ‘second time around’. It is a two year process where 2 parishes from each dioceses get the opportunity to evaluate themselves. Applications need to be with the Archbishop by Friday 14th November to be considered.

What does it involve? Three people along with the Rector, one under 50 years of age and one under 30 years of age, both genders would go along to a team day on 14th February. There is also an opportunity for a parish audit day where parishioners could come along and make suggestions.

The following survey was handed out to help decide if we have need for Church 21 in our parish. If anybody is interested or would like more information please contact me as soon as possible on 086 803 0293. – The Rector

Ten signs of a healthy Church

How would you evaluate your own congregation on a scale of 0 – 5?

0 = weak 5 = exceptional

1. A healthy church energises faith
2. A healthy church has an outward looking focus
3. A healthy church seeks to find out what God wants
4. A healthy church is willing to face the cost of growth and change
5. A healthy church has an enabling leadership
6. A healthy church has a participative laity
7. A healthy church is a loving community
8. A healthy church sees discipleship as a life-long journey of faith
9. A healthy church practises what it preaches
10. A healthy church does a few things – well

Our two strongest areas are: …………………………………………………………………….
Our two weakest areas are: …………………………………………………………………….

Potholer

Sean Gilmore, a potholer, who had connections with the parish as a child, asked permission recently if he could explore under the vestry (at the base of the tower) to see if he could find any tunnels that are rumoured to exist under the church from the middle ages. Don’t hold your breath! All that he could uncover was the boiler for the old heating system in the church. Although the walls had been blocked up in modern block, probably in the fifties or sixties, so who knows what lies beyond!

Christmas Sing Along 2008

The Christmas sing along takes place on Friday 28th November in the Main Hall. It always proves to be a great social night so come along and get into the festive spirit! Santa will be visiting for the Children and there will be a gift stall, raffle, tea, coffee, wine and mince pies.

I am appealing for donation to the raffle, new items (perhaps unwanted gifts?) for the gift stall, bottles of wine, mince pies AND MOST OF ALL, YOUR ATTENDANCE on the night!

Ronnie Scott c/o tallaghtparish@ireland.com

Volunteering at St. Patrick’s Cathedral

The Cathedral is seeking to expand it’s group of volunteers to welcome and guide some of the 300,000 visitors to the cathedral every year. If you have a morning or afternoon free in the week and would like to volunteer or for more information please contact David Miller at dmmillar@eircom.net .

Poetry Reading

St. Murrin’s Writing Group are holding a poetry reading in the church on Wed 3rd December at 7.30pm.There will be a reception hosted by South Dublin County Council in the small hall following the readings.

Friday, 7 November 2008

Noticeboard 07/11/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sunday 9th November 2008
Confirmation and Holy Communion

Sun 9th November 2008, 3rd Sun before Advent
8.30am Holy Communion I Thess 4: 13-18, Pg. 1188; Matt 25: 1-13, Pg. 994

10.45am Act of Remembrance

11.00am Confirmation Service. The candidates are Sarah McAllister and Megan McKim confirmed by Archbishop John Neil, Dublin.

3.30pm Miscarriage Association Service of Remembrance, Donore Ave.

Tues 11th
7.00pm 'Bullying in the workplace and home', Seminar in Dunboyne Castle Hotel, €10. For more info phone 838 8888.

Fri 14th
3.00pm Reflections on Irish Church leaders' visit to Palestine, Trinity Chapel.

Sat 15th
10.00am Church's Ministry of Healing course on prayer ministry, by Rev. Sue Waterson in St. Mary's, Donnybrook.

Sun 16th, 2nd Sun before Advent
8.30am Holy Communion I Thess 5: 1-11, Pg. 1188; Matt 25: 14-30, Pg. 994.

11.00am Boys' Brigade Enrolment Service.

Mon 17th
8.00pm Whist Drive in the small hall.

8.00am Safeguarding children, training for Sunday School teachers and youth organisation leaders in St. Andrew's, Lucan.

Tues 18th
2.45pm Caring for the elderly, at home or nursing home? Rev. Alistair Graham (HSE) & Archdeacon David Pierpont, Cowper care: Taney.

7.45pm Music Group practice in the Church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Sun 23rd, Sun before Advent
8.30am Holy Communion. Ephesians 1: 15-23, Pg 1173. Matt 25: 31-46, Pg 995.
11.00 am Family Service.

3.30pm 175th Anniversary of the Oxford Movement, Christchurch Cathedral.

Mon 24th
8.00pm Safeguarding children, training for Sunday School teachers and youth organisation leaders in St. Philip and St. James, Cross Ave., Booterstown.

Fri 28th
7.00pm 'CHRISTMAS SING ALONG' IN THE PARISH CENTRE. Come along and get into the festive spirit. Gift stall, raffle and refreshments.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Rector's Letter

Developing Children’s Ministry……….

Our curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara has been busy organising the Diocesan Multicultural Harvest in his role as Diocesan Chaplain to International Community. The service take place in St. Bridget’s in Castleknock on Sunday 12th October at 3pm.

He has been trying to get together a praise band and with the children, what he calls, a Choreographic Group (what I would describe as children doing actions to Christian songs with dance). They have been rehearsing in our hall on Saturdays and took part in our recent family service and were a great success. They will be meeting in the Hall on an on going basis

While rehearsing for the hour or so on Saturday afternoons the parents had to stay due to safeguarding trust / child protection policies. As the conversation flowed among the parents it came up that the current Sunday School teachers Thomas and Sourena Matthew are taking a break due to the birth of their first child, Nevin. service.. A couple of the mothers present volunteered to fill the vacancy. Chika, Obinna’s wife has very kindly offered to take these mother’s for Sunday School preparation on Saturday afternoons before the Choreographic Group meet.

We have two candidates for confirmation on Sunday 9th November at 11am following our remembrance service. The candidates are Sarah McAllister and Megan McKimm. Last year we had only one candidate who was confirmed in Whitechurch. This year the Archbishop will be coming as Megan has special needs.

It is heartening to see the evolvement of Children’s ministry in the parish . I would like to thank Obinna and Chika for all that they are doing to encourage the children and their parents.

God Bless. William

Harvest Reminders

Harvest Service on Friday 17th October with Revd. Andrew McCroskery preaching at 8.00pm.

Children’s Harvest and Gift Day on Sunday 19thOct at 11.00am

Financial Update 2008

Roof Appeal
The parish received a loan of €80,000 from the Representative Church Body of the COI to go toward fixing the roof. In February we repaid €40,000 and the outstanding amount of €40,000 must be paid within 9 years which is not a very long period of time. Raised toward the Roof Appeal from January to August 2008 was €2,563.32.

Car Boot
Unfortunately due to the beautiful summer weather the income from the Car Boot Sales is down €2,000 on 2007.

Summer Sale
The Summer Sale raised €6,649.70 which is slightly down on 2007.
(Breakdown was in the September Losset).

Parish Giving
I’m delighted to report that the General Collection and Envelope Scheme are up on this period last year.

The Select Vestry would like to encourage more parishioners to consider giving through the Envelope Scheme in 2009.

If you are a PAYE tax payer and you donate a minimum of €250 during the calendar year the Parish can claim a rebate of the income tax you paid on your donation.

Donation Rate of Tax Income Tax Rebate
€250 20% €62.50
€250 41% €173.73

‘Remember this will not cost you anymore than your original donation.’

This year we have been able to claim tax relief of €4,293.37 based on donations received from Parishioners in 2007 through the Envelope Scheme and other traceable donations i.e. roof appeal, weddings, baptisms, Gift Day etc. Remember the minimum amount to be eligible is €250 which is just €5 per week. We will shortly be ordering a supply of envelopes for 2009 so if you would like to join the Envelope Scheme please let the churchwardens know now or contact the Parish Office at 462 6006.

Funding Raising
If you have any new ideas for Funding Raising please do not hesitate to contact me. Many thanks for your support throughout the year. - Jane Carroll, Hon. Treasurer.

Bowling Club

The Bowling Club re-opened after the summer break on Saturday 20th. Sept. - everyone is welcomed back for the new season.

A sincere thanks goes to Willie Doble for hosting our annual club barbeque on 28th. June, at his spacious new home near Saggart. Although a little breezy on the night, it was enjoyed by all.

Congratulations goes to our club Captain Billy Gould, who was elected President of the D.D.U.C Indoor Bowling Association at their recent AGM at Taney Parish Centre.

We would be delighted to welcome new members into the club, just come along Tuesdays or Saturdays at 7.30pm. and try your hand at bowling.”

Boys' Brigade

Welcome back everybody. We hope you all enjoyed the summer break, despite the not so summery weather.

We started back on September 19th and are delighted to have some new members into Anchor boys section.

This year also, we welcome Amy Deverell and Emma O'Rourke who will help with Anchors and Junior section. Thank you to both Amy and Emma, we are looking forward to their input and their fresh ideas.

Founders Day Service will take place in St. Anne’s Church in Dawson Street on Sunday 19th October. We hope all members will attend this service, which is always a lovely service in which to take part.

We have vacancies in all sections for boys between 5 and 18. We run on Friday nights in the parish centre from 7.30 to 9.00 for Anchors and Juniors and 7.30to 10.30 for Company section (over12 years).

Mothers' Union

Our Opening Service took place on Monday 8th September. Rev. Avril Bennett preached on The Mother’s Union Theme for the next five years “Relationships” . She spoke of the various Mother’s Union projects currently ongoing in the diocese and the Christian values members have of loving and caring for others. When you give of yourself you truly give.

A short meeting followed when the 2008-2009 Programme was announced (see below).

Thank you to Eileen, Mary , Ann Hendrickje and Iris for representing us at the Diocesan Festival Service in Arklow on Wednesday 10th September. Our banner was carried by Eileen, very appropriate, as Arklow is her home parish!.

Finally, please note new faces would be more than welcome….if there is something on our programme that interests you - can we extend a warm welcome and encourage you to come along. - Miriam Gibney, Secretary.

2008 – 2009 Programme


Mon 8th Sept Opening Service – Holy Communion preacher Rev. Avril Bennett.

Wed 10th Sept Diocesan Festival Service in Arklow 8.00pm

Sat 4th Oct Visit to Glencree Reconciliation Centre.

Fri 17th / 18th Young Families weekend.
Oct

Mon 10th Nov Project evening.

Mon 8th Dec To be arranged.

Mon 12th Jan “Christmas Night Out”

Mon 9th Feb Talk on Turkey by Mr. Ronnie Wallace.

Fri 6th Mar Women’s World Day of Prayer.

Mon 10th Mar Claire Missen – Relationships matters

Mon 6th April A.G.M. and Sale after Holy Week Service.

Sat 16th May Outing

Whist

We held our first Drive of the season on Monday 15th September with attendance small due to holidays.

Thanks to Noelle Lewis and her helpers Deirdre and Boswell Huxley for their support and kindness. Thanks also to those who donate raffle prizes each month They are much appreciated.

Our Dec Drive will be held on Monday 20th in the small hall @ 8pm

School News

We have had a few changes over the summer, what summer, says you !!!

Ms. Marion Hefferon, our Home/School/Community Liaison Co-ordinator (HSCL) for the past 8 years has left us and gone to St. Thomas’ as a Resource teacher, job-sharing. We are really sorry to see Marion leaving, but ever grateful for all the excellent work she has done in the school.

We are pleased to inform you that we have found a very capable replacement as HSCL, Ms. Madeline Lynch. Madeline will reap the benefits of the brand new Parents’ Room which has just been completed. The Special Education Team (SET) Room is also completed and will be operational shortly.

We were also sorry to lose our part-time caretaker, Ms. Lesa O’Dowd who has taken her family out of the school as the travelling was getting too much for her. We wish Lesa and the girls all the best in the future. Lesa very kindly found a replacement for us and Ms. Amanda Lawlor started with us on Monday 1st September.

During the summer holidays Ms. Edel McGlynn got married and now wishes to be referred to as Mrs. Beckett. It was a great wedding, the staff can confirm that!!

The Parents’ meetings will take place during the next four weeks.

We were delighted to welcome 12 new children into Junior Infants this year and their parents of course. Anastasia Kychygina has returned to us in 5th class, so we have 80 children in the school now.

The children in 5th and 6th class are doing a project on Legends from Ireland and around the World, and are going to The Giant’s Causeway on Friday 19th September.

Ms. Jane Barnes, our Resource Teacher, is doing a training course in Reading Recovery, which will be of great benefit to the children under her care. The course will take a year so Jane will be absent for some half days to attend this.

Funeral

The funeral of Betty Black took place here in St. Maelruain’s on Wednesday 10th September. We extend our condolences to her family here in Tallaght, in Kill O the Grange and in Ashford.

Baptisms

On Sunday 21st September Lucy Rebecca Gibney daughter of Niall and Sandra was baptised.

On Sunday 28th September Jaleel Lawrence Olisalukwue Nwanze son of Grace and Austin was also baptised. We pray for Lucy, Jaleel and their families as they begin their Christian lives.

Weddings

On 3rd September Lesley Hughes and Theresa Maguire were married in St. Maelruain's. On 23rd September Jennifer O’Connell and Keith Gantley had the blessing of their marriage.

We wish both these couples every future happiness.

Engagement

Congratulations to David Bird and Eadaoin Ni Dubhabh who recently announced their engagement.

Harvest

Our Harvest service will take place on Friday 17th October at 8pm. The guest preacher will be Rev. Andrew McCroskery the new Rector to St. Bartholomew’s Clyde Rd, and former Rector of Youghal.

Children’s Harvest and GB enrolment (along with Gift day) will follow on Sunday 19th at the 11am Service.

Date for your Diary

The Christmas Sing Along this year takes place on Friday 28th November. Please make every effort to attend, you have been given plenty of notice!!

Gift Day (2008)

The Select Vestry has set Sunday 28th October (Children’s Harvest) as Gift day for this year.

As you can see from our Treasurer’s report we as a parish still have an outstanding debt following the work carried out on the Church roof last year. We are grateful to all who donated so generously last year and appeal for your continued support again this year.

We will be writing to each family with more information about how you can give. If you are a family with adult children living at home perhaps this would be an opportunity for them to give to the parish on a monthly basis.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Noticeboard 05/10/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 5th October 2008, 20th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Pg. 77; Matt 21: 33-46, Pg. 990
11.00 am Holy Communion.

2.30pm Christian Aid sponsored family walk in the Phoenix Park. Ph. 611 0801 for more information.

Mon 6th
7.30pm Help! I'm a Sunday School Teacher! in the Sunday School Society, Rathmines.

Tues 7th
2.00pm Board of Management meeting in the school.

St 11th
3.30pm Affirming Catholicism 'Lambeth 2008' in the Theological College.

Sun 12th, 21st Sunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer.
3.00pm Discovery Harvest in St. Briget's Catleknock. Archbishop John Neill preaching.

Tues 14th
7.45pm Music Group practice in the church. Singers and musicians welcome.

4.00pm - 5.00pm
Service and Diocesan Synod in Taney.

Fri 17th
2.00pm The Church will be decorated for harvest. Donations of flowers, arrangements, fruit, veg and greenery gratefully received. A warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to help. 2.00pm - 4.00pm.

8.00pm Harvest Servce with Rev. Andrew McCroskery preaching.

Sat 18th
Wedding of Maria McEvoy and Robert Cox.

Sun 19th, 22nd Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Children's harvest and Girls' Brigade Enrolment service along with Gift Day.

3.30pm Churches Ministry of Healing service in Zion Church, Rathgar.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Saturday, 20 September 2008

Noticeboard 21/09/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 21st September 2008, 18th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex 16: 2-15, Pg. 74; Matt 20: 1-16, Pg. 987

11.00am Holy Communion and Baptism of Lucy Gibney, daughter of Niall and Sandra. (Rev. Obinna Ulogwara in Whitechurch).

Tues 23rd
4.00pm Children's Irish Dancing Classes with Edel Meckett (nee McGlynn) in the small hall. Phone 087 416 7540 for more information.

7.35pm Music group practice in the church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Wed 24th
7.00pm Adult Irish Dancing Classes with Edel Beckett, details as above.

Thurs 25th
10.00am St. Mary's Hme, Pembroke Park, Autumn Fair in St. Conleth's College, Clyde Rd. Entrance €2 -- Lunch €9.

Fri 26th
Blessing of the marriage of Jennifer O'Donnell and Keith Gantley.

Sun 28th, 19th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex 20: 1-4, 7-9, 12-20, Pg. 77; Matt 21: 33-46, Pg. 990.

11.00am Family Service. Baptism of Jaleel Lawrence Olisalukwue, baby son of Austin and Grace Nwanze

Wed 1st
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion and laying on of hands for the sick.

Fri 3rd October
7.30pm Diocesan Schools Service in Christchurch Cathedral. Preacher Rev. Andrew McCroskery.

Sat 4th
10.30am Mothers' Union meeting for visit to Glencree Reconconcilliation Centre.

6.00pm Launch of TALC (Tallaght Anti Litter Campaign) in the Plaza Hotel.

Sun 5th, 20th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00 am Holy Communion.

2.30pm Christian Aid sponsored family walk in the Phoenix Park. Ph. 611 0801 for more information.

Mon 6th
7.30pm Help! I'm a Sunday School Teacher! in the Sunday School Society, Rathmines.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Boys' Brigade

Boys' Brigade will open on September 19th at 7.30pm for all sections. We are looking forward to seeing all our old members back and would welcome any boy over the age of five to join us.

If you have a boy who would like to come along to try Boys' Brigade, why not try the opening night? Perhaps he might have a friend to bring along too!

For further information, phone Regina or John at 4522930 after 6pm.

Badminton

Now that the Autumn is here the badminton club will be re-starting on Monday nights from the beginning of September. We play from 7.30 p.m until we run out of energy!

To keep us going a little longer we make time for a cup of tea and to share our news and maybe the odd joke. We look forward to seeing all the familiar faces back with us this autumn and would welcome new members also.

If you think you might like to give it a go just drop down some Monday to the Parish Centre. We can lend you a racket all you need is a pair of runners and a bit of energy!

BOWLING CLUB

The Bowling Club will re open on Saturday 20th September '08 at 7.30pm.

Parishoners and friends would be very welcome to come down and have a try at bowling. You can contact our Captain, Bill Gould, at 097 986 4551, or just come down on the night and have a go!

Mothers Union......(Families First)

Would you like to meet with some of our parishioners at our regular monthly meetings?

Mothers Union extend a warm welcome to you to our opening service in St Maelruain’s at 8pm on Monday 8th September followed by a brief meeting when we will launch our programme for the coming year, supper and lively chatter on....etc. etc.

Please do come and get to know us ........

A group of us will be travelling to Arklow on Wed 10th September for the MU area service. We will arrange transport following our own service on Mon 8th .

Whist


After a wet and miserable summer we resume our cards for the winter. Thanks to everyone who supported us each month and also to those who donated items for our raffle.

We begin our new season on Monday 15th September in the small hall at 8.00pm. – George Furney, Hon.Sec.

School News

Yes, it’s September and we are back to school, although you don’t normally hear from us this early in the year! However, I thought I’d let you know that at last the new building has started. It will be great to finally have a Parent’s room and a proper Learning Support / Resource Room! We do have a little problem though, the architect has informed us that we are short about €5,000. If you have any suggestions as to how we may raise this money or wish to make a donation to the school, we would be eternally grateful. Thank you, Iris. 452 7933

Funerals

The funeral of Pat O’Halloran took place here in St. Maelruain's on 12th June. We express our deepest condolences to his wife Ann O’Halloran, his family and friends.

The funeral of Iris Beattie took place on Tuesday 22nd July. We also express our deepest sympathy to her husband Nigel, to her daughters Sarah, Ruth and Clare and to the rest of her family and friends.

Baptisms

On Sunday 22nd July Rueben McDermott son of Jenny and John was baptized.

On Sat 23rd August Grace Brennan daughter of Ingrid and John was also baptized. We pray for Rueben and Grace and their families as they begin their Christian lives.

Weddings

It was a busy summer for weddings!

On Thursday 3rd July Jennifer Hone and Michael Kenny were married.

On the following Sunday 6th July Ashling McQuillan and Gerard McGrath were also married.

Thursday 10th July saw the wedding of David Gould and Natalia Rodriguez. Natalia is Peruvian and has been living in Ireland for a number of years. We were delighted to welcome her family to St. Maelruain's for her wedding day.

Friday 18th July saw the marriage of our parish school’s vice principal Edel McGlynn to fellow teacher David Beckett.

We congratulate these couples and wish them every happiness for the future.

VISIT OF THE ARCHBISHOP OF LAGOS, NIGERIA

Archbishop Ademowo and the RectorWe bring you the good news of the visit of The Archbishop of The Province of Lagos, Nigeria, The Most Rev Dr Ephraim Adebola Ademowo (OON, FNAL) and his amiable wife Mrs. Oluranti I Ademowo.

Archbishop Ademowo and his wife arrived on Saturday 9th August 2008. They worshipped in our sister parish Whitechurch Parish where he preached and baptized his first grandchild John Ayomide Adebola. They were later treated to a sumptuous Dinner by The Archbishop of Dublin and his wife The Most Rev Dr John and Betty Neill in the Orlagh Retreat Centre.

The Archbishop and his wife also visited our two cathedrals, St Patrick and Christ church where they were accorded official reception and guided tour of the institutions. They later visited the Archbishop of Dublin in his house and after that paid a courtesy call on the Nigerian High Commission in Dublin.

They were full of praise of the warmth of the Irish people and their hospitality and said they will be visiting more frequently.

Archbishop Ademowo was presented with a special 60th Birthday card at the Dinner by Canon Patrick Comerford on behalf of the members of The International Community.

Rev Obinna Ulogwara was formally from The Diocese of Lagos and he was Chaplain to The Archbishop before his secondment to the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough.

The Dinner was attended by Tallaght Parishioners as well as the good Rector, Rev William Deverell.

Archbishop Ademowo has since gone back and wishes us all every blessing with a grateful heart.
- Obinna

Summer Sale Results

Thanks……….
Ronnie Scott would 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 . We are very grateful to you and to all those who put the time and effort into making the sale a success. - William

Summer Sale Results

Books 494.67
Bottle Stall 383.49
Bric-a-Brac 349.38
Cakes and Groceries 662.47
Entrance Gate 523.83
Furniture 658.60
Gifts 528.66
Jewellery 181.00
Lucky Dip 45.82
Plants 257.00
Popcorn, Candy floss 64.09
Raffle (less prizes purchased) 1442.00
Teas 256.45
Toys 195.34
Donations 380.00

Total €6,423.00

Recovery

I am delighted to be able to report that John Thomas, last year’s Church Warden has been discharged from hospital.

John, one of our Indian parishioners, was seriously ill in Beaumont Hospital and subsequently in Tallaght Hospital following brain surgery.

John has made a remarkable recovery so far. It was lovely to see him walk, with assistance, into Church and to receive a phone call from him (in English – his second language) while I was on holidays to let me know that he had been discharged from hospital. Remarkable, considering his prognosis was that it was unlikely that he would walk or talk.

We thank God for his recovery so far and we pray for his continued progress at home with the support of his wife Annama and their children Sybil and Sharon.

Harvest Service

This year’s Harvest Service will take place on Friday 10th October. The preacher will be Rev Andrew McCroskery, the new Rector in St. Bartholomew’s, Clyde Rd, former Rector in Youghal.

Archbishop of Dublin’s Course in Theology

This two year course will take place on Saturday mornings from October – May in the Church of Ireland Theological College, Churchtown. The closing date for application is 30th September.

This course provides a programme of study, leading participants to a greater understanding of the Christian faith. It is open to everyone who wishes to explore the Christian faith at a deeper level. No previous study is necessary. For more information have a look at the diocesan website http://dublin.anglican.org/certificate_course.php

An Cosán

An Cosán invite applications for a one year NUI Maynooth Certificate in a counselling skills course. This course is aimed at those engaged in the caring professions, human resources or those working in the community or voluntary sector. The course will be run at An Cosan on Wednesday evenings. Please contact Lisa Betts at 462 8488 or email L.betts@ancosan.com

Rathcoole Incinerator

There is growing concern in our community about the impact of a proposed incinerator which would burn 365,000 tonnes of waste per annum near Rathcoole.

The Rector and a number of parishioners attended a public meeting on the issue in July, where speakers from community groups, South Dublin County Council and the Irish Doctors Environmental Association raised serious concerns about the possible affects on health and the environment.

An Bord Pleanala will decide on the application later in the year.

Mission to Seafarers Ireland

Mission to Seafarers in Dublin Port are urgently in need of volunteers to man their centre each evening in the Port.

If you can spare 2 or 3 hours weekly, fortnightly or whenever, please contact Rev. Willie Black or any member of Mission to Seafarers. No experience necessary.

Functions include welcoming seafarers and assisting with phones and the shop in the centre, there is also email for the seafarers in the centre but volunteers do not need computer experience.

If you feel you would like to volunteer or would like more information please phone Rev Willie Black at 01-832 3141.

Confirmation

The Archbishop with be coming to visit on Sunday 9th November for our Confirmation Service. If you or your child is interested in being confirmed please contact the Rector as soon as possible as classes will be starting soon. 086 608 3657.

Noticeboard 07/09/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 7th September 2008, 16th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex. 12: 1-14, Pg 68; Matt. 15-20, Pg 985
11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 8th
8.00pm Mothers' Union opening service followed by short meeting and refreshments.

Tues 9th
7.45pm Music Group Practice in Church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Wed 10th
Vestry Meeting postponed until Wednesday 17th September.

8.00pm Mothers' Union Area opening service in Arklow.

Sun 14th, 17th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex. 14: 19-31, Pg 72; Matt 18: 21-35, Pg 986.

11.00am Morning Prayer. Rev. Obinna Ulogwara in Whitechurch.

Thurs 18th
8.00pm Table Tennis Club resumes.

Fri 19th
7.30pm Boys' Brigade resumes.

Sat 20th
7.30pm Exhibition of stained glass and artefacts of St. Maithi's, Dundrum

7.30pm Bowling Club resumes.

Sun 21st, 18th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Holy Communion and Baptism of Lucy Gibney, daughter of Niall and Sandra. Rev. Obinna Ulogwara in Whitechurch.

Tues 23rd
7.35pm Music group practice in the church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Fri 26th
Blessing of the marriage of Jennifer O'Donnell and Keith Gantley.

Sun 28th, 19th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Family Service

Wed 1st
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion and laying on of hands for the sick.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Noticeboard 31/08/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 31st August 2008, 15th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion.
Ex 3: 1-15, Pg. 59. Matt 16: 21-28, Pg. 984

11.00am Morning Prayer.

Mon 1st September
7.30pm Badminton Club resumes.

Wed 3rd
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Wedding of Lesley Hughes and Theresa McGuire.

Sat 6th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 7th, 16th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
Ex. 12: 1-14, Pg 68; Matt. 15-20, Pg 985
11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 8th
8.00pm Mothers' Union opening service followed by short meeting and refreshments.

Tues 9th
7.45pm Music Group Practice in Church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Wed 10th
8.00pm Vestry Meeting in the Long Room of the parish centre.

8.00pm Mothers' Union Area opening service in Arklow.

Sun 14th, 17th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex. 14: 19/31, Pg 72; Matt 18: 21-35, Pg 986.

11.00am Morning Prayer.

Thurs 18th
8.00pm Table Tennis Club resumes.

Fri 19th
7.30pm Boys' Brigade resumes.

Sat 20th
7.30pm Bowling Club resumes.

Sun 21st, 18th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion

11.00am Holy Communion and Baptism of Lucy Gibney, daughter of Niall and Sandra.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Sunday, 17 August 2008

Noticeboard 17/08/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 17th August 2008, 13th Sun after Trinity
8.30 am
Holy Communion
Gen 45: 1 - 15, Pg 50; Matt 15: (10-20) 21-28, Pg 982
11.00am
Holy Communion
(Rev. Obinna Ulogwara, both services)

Tues 19th
7.45pm Music Group oractice in the church. Singers and musicians welcome.

Fri 22nd
Festival of World Cultures 2008, 22nd - 24th Aug, in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. 130 events in 40 venues. Ph 271 9547 or check out their web site http://www.festivalofworldcultures.com/ for more info.

Sat 23rd
10.00am - CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Baptism of Grace, daughter of Ingrid and John Brennan.

Sun 24th, 14th Sunday after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion.
Ex 1: 8, 2: 10 Pg 58. Matt 16: 13 - 20, Pg. 983.
11.00am Family Service. (Rector returned from holidays).

Tues 26th
8.00pm Mothers' Union committee meeting in the kitchen, Parish Centre.

8.00pm GRANDMA'S are having an information evening for possible volunteers in CORE, Thomas St. For more info, ph 412 5753.

Wed 27th
7.30pm Hall planning meeting in the committee room, parish centre.

Sun 31st, 15th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Ex 3: 1-15, Pg. 59. Matt 16: 21-28, Pg. 984

11.00am Morning Prayer.

Wed 3rd September
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Wedding of Lesley Hughes and Theresa McGuire.

Sat 6th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 7th, 16th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Mon 8th
Mothers' Union opening service followed by short meeting and refreshments.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Sunday, 3 August 2008

Noticeboard 03/08/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 3rd August 2008, 11th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Gen 32: 22 - 32, Pg. 36. Matt 14: 13 - 21, Pg 98.
11.00am Family Service.
Rev. Avril Bennett, both services.

Wed 6th
First Wednesday Holy Communion CANCELLED.

Sat 9th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre. Volunteers??

Sun 10th, 12th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Gen 37: 1 - 4, 12 - 28, Pg 41. Matt 14: 22 - 33, Pg 981.
11.00am Morning Prayer
(Rev. Avril Bennett, both services)

Sun 17th, 13th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Gen 45: 1 - 15, Pg 50. Matt 15: (10 - 20) 21 - 28.
(Rev. Obinna Ulogwara, both services)

Sat 23rd
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Baptism of Grace, daughter of Ingrid and John Brennan.

Sun 24th, 14th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service.
(Rector returned from holidays).

Tues 26th
8.00pm Mothers' Union committee meeting in the kitchen, Parish Centre.

Wed 27th
7.30pm Hall planning meeting in the committee room, parish centre.

Sun 31st, 15th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Ex 3: 1 - 15, Pg. 59. Matt 16: 21 - 28, Pg. 984
11.00am Morning Prayer

Wed 3rd
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Wedding of Lesley Hughes and Theresa McGuire.

Sat 6th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Wed 10th
8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the committee room of the parish centre.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Sunday, 27 July 2008

Noticeboard 27/07/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 27th July 2008, 10th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Gen 29: 15 - 28, Pg. 31. Matt 13: 31 - 33, Pg 980.
11.00am Family Service.

Mon 28th
Rector on holidays, available on his mobile phone 086 8060239

Sun 3rd, 11th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Gen 32: 22 - 32 Pg 36. Matt 14: 13 - 21, Pg 981
11.00am Holy Communion
(Rev. Avril Bennett, both services)

Wed 6th
First Wednesday Holy Communion CANCELLED.

Sat 9th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 10th, 12th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion Gen 37: 1 - 4, 12 - 28, Pg 41. Matt 14: 22 - 33, Pg 981.
11.00am Morning Prayer
(Rev. Avril Bennett, both services)

Sun 17th, 13th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion. Gen 45: 1 - 15, Pg 50. Matt 15: (10 - 20) 21 - 28.
(Rev. Obinna Ulogwara, both services)

Sat 23rd
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Baptism of Grace, daughter of Ingrid and John Brennan.

Sun 24th, 14th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service.
(Rector returned from holidays).

Wed 27th
7.30pm Hall planning meeting in the committee room, parish centre.

Sun 31st, 15th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer

Wed 3rd
11.00am First Wednesday of the month Holy Communion with laying on of hands for the sick.

Wedding of Lesley Hughes and Theresa McGuire.

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.


CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.


CROSSROADS


ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Noticeboard 06/07/2008

St. Maelruain’s Church of Ireland, Tallaght Village http://www.stmaelruains.ie/
Rector: Rev. William Deverell – 086 80 30 239
Shared Curate Rev Obinna Ulogwara – 495 8710 Auxiliary Priest Rev A. Bennett – 628 2353

Sun 6th July 2008, 7th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion.
11.00am Morning Prayer.

1.00pm Wedding of Ashling McQuillan and Gerard McGrath.

3.00pm Dominican Blessing of the Graveyard.

Wed 9th
3.00pm Chuches Ministry of Healing thanksgiving and gift day in St Thomas', Cathal Brugha Street.

Thurs 10th
Wedding of David Gould and Natalia Rodriguez.

Wed 18th
8.00pm Select Vestry meeting in the Long Room of the Parish Centre.

Sun 13th, 8th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer. National day of Commemoration.

Mon 14th
8.00pm Tallaght Community Council anti Rathcoole incinerator public meeting in the Plaza Hotel.

Sat 19th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 20th, 9th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Sun 27th, 10th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Family Service

Sun 3rd, 11th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Holy Communion

Sat 9th
10.00am CAR BOOT SALE in the Car Park of the Parish Centre.

Sun 10th, 12th Sun after Trinity
8.30am Holy Communion
11.00am Morning Prayer

Parents: T.V video showing Christian cartoons in vestry should your younger children require. Parents may continue to listen to the service on the vestry loudspeaker.

CRECHE

There is a Creche available for babies and children up to four in the kitchen of the Parish Centre. No Creche on Family Sunday. Children may be left off after 10.45am. For more info, click here.

CROSSROADS

ARE YOU IN YOUR 20s 30s OR ABOVE? ..ARE YOU BORED?
AT A LOOSE END? AT A DEAD END? AT A CROSS ROAD?
WISH TO SEE NEW FACES AND MAKE NEW FRIENDS? CHECK THIS OUT

Crossroads is based in Dublin, a club for young Church of Ireland people. We have membership of approximately 70 people ranging in age form 25-40 with a mixed 50:50 male: female split.

The club plans a variety of activities each month including weekends away, go Karting, hill walking, horse/greyhound racing, bowling, pitch and putt, visiting historic buildings, theatre nights, musical nights, BBQs and social night out in Dublin and surrounding counties. We have a regular event where we meet on the last Thursday night of each month in the bar of Buswell's Hotel.

Committee members:
David Thomas 085 727 2019,
Doreen Reidy: 086 087 4990,
Mary Daly 087 223 0103,
Sean McCabe 087 944 5722,
Steven McGarry 087 764 7868,
Hazel Williams 087 636 3101,
Robin Cole 086 370 2838


crossroadsireland@eircom.net