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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.



Dublin Community Clean up Day

Dublin Community Clean-Up takes place from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday 27th April 2019, proudly supported by the four local authorities.

Building on the success of previous calls to action – Dodder Action Day, Dublin Canals Action Day, Team Dublin Cleanup and Dublin Waters Action day – this year all have come together to make this Dublin’s biggest volunteer cleanup on our streets, canals, rivers, mountains and coastline.  Why not get your family and friends to be a part of the action?

You can start a brand new your own cleanup in your community, or see the map and join an existing one.

Happening on April 27th all over Dublin

Mount Argus Development

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.”


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