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 Pearse McGloughlin and his brother Kevin 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 Pearse was doing with a group of people experiencing homelessness, people who, for various reasons, had ended up in a pretty bleak place in their lives. The workshops also reminded Pearse of how music can be a source of solace for people.
We in Harold’s Cross are very sad to see the closure of Harold’s Bazaar.
You can watch the video of the song in the shop by clicking: HERE
There’s a big meitheal happening in Harolds Cross on Saturday the 11th of May at 10 a.m. ahead of the 10th Annual Festival (HX X). We want to get the place looking really well for the thousands of people who will be around Harolds Cross for all the various events taking place. Equipment will be provided by Dublin City Council who will also collect all the gatherings at the end of the day. Meet at the top of the park.
1. A meeting of the Harold’s Cross Community Festival team takes place in the Pastoral Centre beside the Rosary Church on Monday the 15th of April at 8pm. Everybody who has an idea for the Festival, which takes place in week commencing May13th, or would like to join the organising team is invited to attend.
2. The old monastery at Mount Argus is reported to have been sold to Equitas Properties. The previous owners, Vieira Ltd, had been granted permission for a 92 bedroom Nursing Home in 2011. In 2014 however they applied for permission for 33 apartments and 9 town houses. Following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála the nine town houses and one apartment were refused and permission for 32 apartments was granted Details: HERE.
3. Earth Hour takes place on Saturday next March 30th from 8:30-9:30 pm and will offer an opportunity to “join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up about why nature matters.”
When General Election candidates call to your home in the coming weeks, ask them have they signed up to the . This is a vow to help our village achieve five major goals during the term of the next government. The “big wins” were drawn up by the Harold’s Cross Village Community Council as part of the wider Harold’s Cross Vision 2025 plan – after a well-attended public meeting last summer.
All General Election 2016 candidates in our constituency are being asked to make the pledge ahead of polling day. Ask the next election hopeful to knock on you door if they have signed up to helping Harold’s Cross become the greenest, healthiest, smartest urban village in Dublin by 2025.