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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.

Festival Memories

Here is a 10 minute show of memories of the last 10 years of the Harold’s Cross Community Festival. Photos of the concerts, plays, poetry sessions, lectures, art exhibitions, children’s games, children’s drawings, Dublin Sketchers, pop-up gaeltachts, all sorts of entertainment, volunteers volunteering and much, much more

Some people saw this during the festival this year, but it has been changed since to add in some pictures from this year’s festival and other items.

Tá roinnt pictiurí ón Lá Spraoi a d’eagraigh Glór Mológa ann.    Mar shampla Crann na Bealtaine – bhí sé ann an chéad bhliain agus tá sé ann i mbliana arís agus páistí Scoil Mológa á n-úsáid ina rince. D’fhás an Fhéile ó bhliain go bliain ach d’fhan an fhís mar an gcéanna i gcónaí – tacaíocht a thabhairt do mhuintir na h-áite.

News from Harold’s Cross

A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers who made the Community Festival such a success last weekend. We are blessed to have such a wonderful Park at the centre of the community and so many volunteers making the Festival happen. It’s powerful to see so many locals enjoying each other’s company in the Park. Harold’s Cross take a bow !

2.    Classic Cinema Site: Garvagh Homes, a company owned by Northern Ireland-based developer Padraig Drayne, has applied for permission to build a total of 91 apartments on the Classic Cinema site. The development will consist of 58 two bedroom units, 29 one bedroom units, 4 studio units, 177 sq meters of retail space and 199 sq metres for offices in three blocks with five storeys along the street. Details HERE and HERE.  

3.    Saint Clare’s Convent: Marlet / St. Clare’s GP3 Ltd has applied for permission to increase the number of units under development from 220 to 248. The additional 28 apartments will be accommodated by adding a sixth floor on three blocks. Details HERE.  

4.    Interested in joining the Terenure Men’s Shed? Free evening on 30th May, 7.30pm Terenure Sports Club (CYM) Open to all. Dinner, refreshments and entertainment. Pop in and have a chat. Details HERE.

5.    The Dublin City Community Enhancement Programme 2019 is now open for applications. In brief:

•         Total of €212,306 available in Dublin City

•         Community and voluntary groups and not-for-profit organisations can apply for a maximum grant of €5,000

•         €40,000 is ring-fenced for grants of €1,000 or less

•         Deadline for submissions  Friday 14th June 2019

6.    In case anyone is interested….this Sunday at 10 there will be a yoga session in the little square on Priory Road. It will be a donation class. Aoife Moore will be the teacher

7.    Thursday 30th May is World MS Day and the MS Care Centre in Rathgar are having an open day with all sorts of things like a raffle, plant sale etc on Thursday from 10am until about noon.  The centre is not just for people with MS but people with other Neurological disorders can go there too – poster attached.

8.    Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE

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