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

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Noticeboard 17th October

Tuesday 19th

7.45pm Music Group practice, singers and musicians welcome.
Opening service for Dublin Diocesan Synod in Taney followed by Synod at 5pm.

Music group practice in the church singers and musicians welcome.

4.00pm Opening service for Dublin Diocesan Synod in Taney followed by Synod at 5pm. Synod continues on Wednesday at 500pm.

Wednesday 20th

7.30pm Cheeverstown ‘social volunteering’ in Templeogue Tennis Club.
494 3765 for more information.

Thursday 21st October

7.00pm Ireland from St. Patrick to the reformation, why we the Irish are different. Tallaght Library.

Friday 22nd

11.00am Dublin Flower Festival runs from Fri 22nd – Mon 25th from 11am – 6pm in Dublin Central Mission, Lwr Abbey St. (opp. LUAS stop).

Saturday 23rd

Crossroads 20’s+ (C of I) singles group invite you to a fun weekend jazzing in Cork, staying in the Middleton Park Hotel. Contact Alexander at 086 810 1881 for more info.

Sunday 25th

8.30am Holy Communion.
Flowers: Regina Donoghue & Heather Kennedy
11.00am Family Service. Tea / Coffee hosted by Claudia Hoareau and Liz Berkley in aid of a crèche in Uganda.

Mon 26th

Rector visiting Auschwitz from Mon – Thurs.

October Losset

Honorary Treasurer Needed!

An Honorary Treasurer is needed for the parish as soon as possible. If you
are interested or if you have any suggestions of someone suitable for this
Honorary position, please contact the Rector at 086 803 0239.

October: Regina Donoghue & Heather Kennedy November: Iris Harley &Victoria Osoho

The Church will be decorated for Harvest on Fri 15th October from 2pm – 4pm. Donations of flowers, fruit, vegetables and greenery gratefully accepted! A warm welcome awaits anyone who would like to come along and help.

Confirmation Classes

Confirmation Classes will be beginning shortly. If you are interested in
Confirmation for your child please contact the Rector as soon as possible at
086 803 0239. The date for the Confirmation Service has been set for Sunday 7th November at 11.00am.


Our first drive of the new season was held on Monday 20th September
with a small crowd in attendance.

Thanks to Patricia Slack and Eileen Dunne who helped on the night. Donations for our raffle each month are always appreciated.

Our next drive will be held on Monday 18th October in the small hall at 8.00pm sharp. – George Furney.

Janet Edgely has kindly organised helpers for the kitchen for the coming months:
October: Muriel and Alex Bryan. November: Mary Lucas and Hendrjka Mahon.
December: All hands on deck for the Christmas ‘Turkey Drive’. January: Billy and
Anne Gould. Helpers needed for remaining months of the ‘Whist’ season! Contact
Janet Edgely at 087 294 3964 if you would like to help.

Mother's Union

Our Opening Service was held on 13th September at 8pm when Rev. Avril Bennett spoke to us on Count Your Blessings. We were very pleased to have 18 present at our opening meeting.
Diary Dates:
16th October (Saturday): Outing on Viking Splash OR if weather not suitable to Dubliana. Valerie already has a list of those planning to come along.

4th November: 11.15am Holy Communion Christ Church Cathedral (Tallaght, Malahide, Finglas, Kill o’ the Grange)

8th November: 8pm: Joy Gordon, Diocesan President. We have invited members from Clondalkin to join us.
TEA ROTA: Oct: Not Applicable – Outing . 8th Nov: Regina Donoghue

We will continue to support SAOIRSE and having checked with them they have chosen the following donations for Oct

October : Kitchen paper towels.

SAOIRSE send their sincere greetings and thank us for our commitment.

SUBSCRIPTION: Annual Subscription €25 : payable to Pam Stroughair as soon as possible.

We have patterns for matinee jackets for premature babies
and hats should anyone be interested in knitting for M.U.
projects. Valerie Deverell & Miriam Gibney.

School News

Welcome back to everyone! A special welcome back to our new 12 children in Junior Infants and 1 child in 1st class and of course all their parents. We have 79 children on roll this year.

We have had a lot of changes in our school over the summer holidays! Our wonderful Principal, Ms. Iris McMenamin retired officially on the 31st August and has been replaced by Mrs. Edel Beckett who is Acting Principal while also taking Junior and Senior Infants. Ms. Caroline Rountree, our Acting Deputy Principal is staying with 1st and 2nd Class, while Ms. Linda Morrow is replacing Ms. Annette Boles in 3rd and 4th Class for the year. Ms. Boles is taking on the role of Learning Support Teacher this year while Ms. Barnes is on career break. 5th and 6th Class are delighted to welcome their new teacher from Kerry, Ms. Marie O’ Donoghue. Mr. Séamus Vaughan will be with us again this year as Home School Teacher. We are delighted to have him back for another year. We wish everyone well in their new roles.

Short Tennis and swimming is well back up and running by now. Homework Club starts back on
Monday 27th September. Wayne Kelly from Rugby League will be taking 4th – 6th Classes for training once a week for the next six weeks.
This year the teachers will be doing special training with Discover Science. We will be doing lots of science experiments which we will pass on to the children. This will definitely make our science lessons very interesting this year!
Mrs. Beckett and Ms. Rountree are taking their classes to Corkagh Park on Friday 24th September for a nature walk. Fingers crossed we get a sunny day!
Children from J.I. to 2nd Class and 5th and 6th Class will be visiting Tallaght Library during October to take part in various activities during the Book Festival. 3rd and 4th class will be going to the Print Museum on Friday 8th October.
The classroom Parents’ Meetings will take place before the end of September.
On Friday 8th October the teachers and ten children from 5th and 6th Class will be going to Christ Church Cathedral for the start of year service.
We are as busy as ever here in St. Maelruain’s! See you next month!

Bowling club

The Bowling Club re-opened on 21st. Sept. and all members are welcome back after the summer break. Three club members attended the Bowling Association AGM in Clontarf on Tuesday 21st. Sept., where Mr. Bill Semple was elected President for the coming season. We look forward to a friendly match with Baltinglass Club in early October. We wish all our teams success in their League matches, which will be commencing shortly.
A Word from William

The Bible Society, Scripture Union and Wycliffe Bible Translations recently launched a bible reading ‘book’, E100. It is a Bible reading book based on 100 carefully selected readings, 50 from the Old Testament and 50 from the New Testament. It starts at Genesis and runs to Revelations. ‘E’ stands for essential. You’ll see how all the major Bible themes fit together. Each reading includes commentary written in a warm and inviting style, plus many opportunities to record your insights into God’s Word, whether you’re a new or experienced Bible reader. The idea is to establish the regular habit of bible reading, whether it be individually, within the family or in groups.

The world’s bestselling book, the Bible, is in danger of becoming the least read. If you simply want to grasp the big picture of what the Bible is all about I think E100 is a great opportunity for anybody who has an interest in the Bible to make it more meaningful to them.

The book E100 is available from The Scripture Union Shop, 68-69 Talbot Street, Dublin 1 (Tel: 836 3764), or from their other shop on 87 Lower Georges Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin (Tel: 280 2300) and also from The National Bible Society, 41 Dawson Street, Dublin 2 (Tel: 677 3272), either would gladly post the book out.

On 22nd September I attended a service to mark the 1st Anniversary for Ken Fetherston. Ken was a nephew of Anne Featherston who organised a Christmas concert in the Church annually. You may recall that Ken went missing and subsequently his body was found on St. Bridgit’s day in the Dublin mountains. The anniversary service was held in Mount Argus.

On 23rd September the ICA held a service to remember past members in Tymon North Community Centre which I attended. They have at least 5 parishioners from St. Maelruain’s as members. They also had the judging of their craft work.

Claudia Hoareau (who is the girlfriend of Liz Berkley’s son Jonathan) spoke to us in Church earlier this summer on her intended trip to Uganda. She has since returned and she will be coming back to visit on 24th November to host tea / coffee after the family service with donations going to fundraise for the roofing of a new crèche in Uganda where she had volunteered.

I am looking forward to our Harvest service and Obinna returning for a presentation on 15th October.
God Bless, William.


On Saturday 4th September the marriage of Robert Coleand Fleur Stringer took place here in St. Maelruain’s. We wish Robert and Fleur every future happiness.


On 31st August the burial of baby Marty Rigley took place. Marty’s parents are Hilary O’Halloran and Mark Rigley. Our sincere condolences to them both on their loss.


We had the baptism of Charlie Cox on 18th September. Charlie is the baby son of Wendy Kane and Brian Cox. Please pray for Charlie and his family as he begins his Christian life.


Our Harvest service will take place on Friday 15th October at 8pm. Rev. Obinna Ulogwara will be returning to Tallaght for the evening for a presentation from the parish. The service will be followed by tea / coffee in the Parish Centre.

On Sunday 17th at our 11.00am service we will have our Children’s Harvest.


There will be a ‘Hymns and Sacred Music’ concert in the Church on 19th November at 8.00pm. Free admission with a retiring collection in aid of BOTHAR.