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Bloomsday 2019




There are other events on in south Dublin around Bloomsday, check out the details here.

Also, the Dublin Sketchers (who presented this year at the Harold’s Cross Festival) are exhibiting at the Olivier Cornet Gallery on Sunday 16th.  See details here.


Here is an excerpt from Cyclops relating to ‘the Marriage of Trees’:-


—As treeless as Portugal we’ll be soon, says John Wyse,

or Heligoland with its one tree if something is not done to

reafforest the land. Larches, firs, all the trees of the conifer

family are going fast. I was reading a report of lord

Castletown’s …

—Save them, says the citizen, the giant ash of Galway

and the chieftain elm of Kildare with a fortyfoot bole and

an acre of foliage. Save the trees of Ireland for the future

men of Ireland on the fair hills of Eire, O.

—Europe has its eyes on you, says Lenehan.

The fashionable international world attended EN

MASSE this afternoon at the wedding of the chevalier

Jean Wyse de Neaulan, grand high chief ranger of the Irish

National Foresters, with Miss Fir Conifer of Pine Valley.

Lady Sylvester Elmshade, Mrs Barbara Lovebirch, Mrs Poll

Ash, Mrs Holly Hazeleyes, Miss Daphne Bays, Miss

Dorothy Canebrake, Mrs Clyde Twelvetrees, Mrs Rowan

Greene, Mrs Helen Vinegadding, Miss Virginia Creeper,

Miss Gladys Beech, Miss Olive Garth, Miss Blanche

Maple, Mrs Maud Mahogany, Miss Myra Myrtle, Miss

Priscilla Elderflower, Miss Bee Honeysuckle, Miss Grace

Poplar, Miss O Mimosa San, Miss Rachel Cedarfrond, the

Misses Lilian and Viola Lilac, Miss Timidity Aspenall, Mrs

Kitty Dewey-Mosse, Miss May Hawthorne, Mrs Gloriana

Palme, Mrs Liana Forrest, Mrs Arabella Blackwood and

Mrs Norma Holyoake of Oakholme Regis graced the

ceremony by their presence. The bride who was given

away by her father, the M’Conifer of the Glands, looked

exquisitely charming in a creation carried out in green

mercerised silk, moulded on an underslip of gloaming

grey, sashed with a yoke of broad emerald and finished

with a triple flounce of darkerhued fringe, the scheme

being relieved by bretelles and hip insertions of acorn

bronze. The maids of honour, Miss Larch Conifer and

Miss Spruce Conifer, sisters of the bride, wore very

becoming costumes in the same tone, a dainty motif of

plume rose being worked into the pleats in a pinstripe and

repeated capriciously in the jadegreen toques in the form

heron feathers of paletinted coral. Senhor Enrique Flor

presided at the organ with his wellknown ability and, in

addition to the prescribed numbers of the nuptial mass,

played a new and striking arrangement of Woodman, spare

that tree at the conclusion of the service. On leaving the

church of Saint Fiacre in Horto after the papal blessing the

happy pair were subjected to a playful crossfire of

hazelnuts, beechmast, bayleaves, catkins of willow, ivytod,

hollyberries, mistletoe sprigs and quicken shoots. Mr and

Mrs Wyse Conifer Neaulan will spend a quiet honeymoon

in the Black Forest.



Latest news – Bloomsday and Developments

On Sunday – June 16th Bloomsday will be celebrated across the city and once again Harold’s Cross is in on the action. At 5pm we can get closer to the wild side of Harold’s Cross joining Éanna Ní Lamhna for a nature tour inspired by the “marriage of trees” from the Cyclops episode of Ulysses. Immediately afterwards at 6pm watch Ulysses come to life in “Seven Scenes” with Leopold Bloom and other characters from the book.  All FREE.

2.    The pupils of Saint Clare’s Primary School are once again leading the way – this time in helping to fight Climate Change. Their video recently featured in the Irish Times. The quality of the content and presentation by these pre-teenage children is a credit to themselves, their teachers and their parents. We are blessed to have them in our community. See  HERE

3.    DD O’Brien Site: Dublin City Council granted permission for 34 units on this site on Harold’s Cross Road adjacent to Mount Jerome, Gandon Close and the Park in two blocks – one of five storeys to the rear and the other of 2-3 storeys along the road. In granting permission the number of two bed room units was reduced from 18 to 14 and one bedroom apartments increased from 11 to 15. The decision has been appealed to An Bord Pleanála and a decision is scheduled before September. See HERE and all the details HERE

4.    A number of people have been enquiring about the status of Marlet’s developments at Mount Argus & St Clare’s. Here’s a video from about 18 months ago when they were marketing a portfolio of developments called Dublin Living: Click HERE. Progress at St Clare’s was delayed by a High Court challenge see HERE. Development has commenced at Harold’s Cross Hire / Burke Bros. The old Mount Argus monastery has recently been sold and the current plan is to develop a shared-living type model – preserving the important features like the library, the refectory and Saint Charles’ room. See: HERE   

5.    To celebrate the 10th Harold’s Cross Community Festival Eoin Mac Lochlainn has put together a lovely slide show from all the Festivals to date. His nephew Pearse supplied the soundtrack. View HERE

6.    Pearse McGloughlin – has posted a lovely YouTube video filmed in Tom Rea’s badly missed Harold’s Bazaar. Pearse writes: “ Recently, a great little shop in Harold’s Cross which had all kinds of curios and antiques, closed down. Tom, the owner there, a gentleman and very knowledgeable, allowed my brother Kevin and me to quickly drop in and record a version of a song called ‘Whiskey Tree’ before the closure. The song actually came out of some song-writing workshops, I was doing a few years back with a group of people experiencing homelessness, people who for various reasons had ended up in a pretty bleak place in their lives. However, the workshops also reminded me of how music can be such a source of solace. I’ve reworked the song and it will appear on the new record ‘The Rest’. But this is a stripped back version. Many thanks to Tom and also to Kevin for filming as always. Also much gratitude to those who told me their stories to inform the song.“ Listen: HERE and visit Pearse’s catalogue HERE

8.    Did you enjoy the Dublin Concert Band in the Park on the Saturday afternoon of the Festival ? If so, or if you missed them, you can avail of a repeat performance during their summer programme in other local Parks: June 30th 2-4pm – Herbert Park, Ballsbridge (No. 18 bus); July 21st 12noon- 2pm – St. Patrick’s Park beside the Cathedral and August 11th 2-4pm back in Harold’s Cross Park !  

9.    Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE

Newsletter – Stained Glass



And the well-known buildings are:

Mount Argus church, the Poolbeg stacks, Church of our Lady of the Rosary, Four Courts,

Ha’penny Bridge, St Patrick’s Cathedral, The GPO, the Spire, Liberty Hall, the Custom House,

Croke Park, the Convention Centre, Samuel Beckett Bridge and the Ulster Bank buildings.

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