June 2015

The You Matters talks attended by Applewood addressed the very significant issues facing the community of obesity and mental health.  The opening talk featuring Dr Donal O’Shea and local psychologist Niall O’Dowda was both engaging and informative as regards emerging trends in society and the impact of early intervention on positive outcomes for the increasing numbers of people suffering with these conditions.

Cllr Jim O’Callaghan generously gave of his time to discuss important legal issues around wills and probate late into the second evening, and Hazel Ensor who opened had us all going with their easy keep fit activities

There was a very large turn out for Prof. Des O’Neill who had very insightful comments to make in relation to approaches to health and wellbeing






Something for Everyone this June:


June 5th – 7th John Ford Symposium

Celebrate the great Irish-American director. With a focus on contemporary filmmaking inspired and informed by Ford’s timeless work, this unique gathering of filmmakers, film fans, broadcasters, journalists and film historians will take place this June in Dublin city centre.




June 5th – 7th 2015 Howth Midsummer Literary Arts Festival

The 2015 Howth Midsummer Literary Arts Festival will be held for the first time in historic Lutyens Library in Howth Castle in June.  Events are headlined by Pulitzer Prize winners Richard Ford and Michael Cunningham and Booker Prize winners John Banville, Roddy Doyle and Anne Enright  for more information visit www.howthliteraryfestival.com


June 11th -14th  Dalkey Book Festival


Jun 19th– 21st  Dublin Garden Festival at Christ Church Cathedral

Experience Ireland’s iconic medieval building filled with magnificent and colourful floral displays while the surrounding gardens come alive with activity- Music performances, expert talks, a petting zoo, Irish gourmet food displays, urban gardens and even a bee farm.


History Societies this month

Friday 5th June At 7.00 pm. Foxrock Local History Club Short Evening Outing to Kilgobbin Church Meet at Foxrock church carpark


Saturday 6th June Irish Georgian Society: Sunni Goodson from MESH Architects will conduct a tour of 9/9a Aungiers Street, an historic 17th century house, presently being restored. There will be two tours which will last one hour each.Ph: 01 679 8675


Saturday 6th June 10am–5:30pm.Irish Georgian Society: Outing: Guided walking tour of the historic quarter of Cashel town centre, Tipperary Ph: 01 679 8675 www.igs.ie


Saturday 6th June: The Rathmines, Ranelagh & Rathgar Historical Society:Donnybrook Walking Trail (Saturday). Meet at the entrance to The Royal Hospital Donnybrook, Bloomfield Avenue (off Morehampton Road) at 2.00 p.m. Illustrated. Led by John Holohan


Saturday June 6th: Mount Merrion Historical Society, SOCIETY OUTING : Strokestown Park, (House, Garden, Famine Museum) and St. Mel’s Cathedral  Depart Mount Merrion 9.00am (sharp). Return Mount Merrion 6.00pm Price €35.00 per person– advanced booking required http://www.mountmerrionhistorical.com/Tour150606BookingForm.pdf


Tuesday 9th June @ 7pm The Poets of Tallaght talk by Tomás Maher contact Anne Hanrahan, Chairperson of Tallaght Historical Society on 01 2441463 or 0876315773.


Tuesday June 9th @ 8 p.mLecture ‘DMP Casualties during the War of Independence – Part 2’ presented by James Scannell. to The Genealogical Society of Ireland in Dun Laoghaire College of Further Education, Cumberland Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.Donation of €3 requested.


Sunday June 21st @ 3 p.m ‘The Irish at Waterloo’ – Lt. Col. Dan Harvey, Irish Defence Forces, in the in the Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 2. (free Lecture)


28th June 2015 Foxrock Local History Club All day Coach Tour : Belvedere House and Gardens Mullingar and Newly restored St. Mel’s Cathedral Longford Meet at 0915 at Foxrock Church car park Advanced Booking Required: Phone: Maureen 086 2221693 Email: maureendaly_dublin@hotmail.com


Saturday July 11th: Dun Laoghaire Historical Society Annual Outing 2015 – “Wexford” – visiting Wells House in Ballyedmond, The National Heritage Park in Ferrycarrick and dinner in the Riverside Park Hotel in Enniscorthy. Contact Anna Scudds on 01-2806213 to book a place.



Safety Notice : Distraction Burglary

(From Personal Safety Security for the Older Person Leaflet , An Garda Síochána Garda National Crime Prevention Unit www.garda.ie)

A distraction burglary is where a bogus caller to your home gains entry on a pretext/lie or creates a diversion so that an accomplice can sneak in separately.

Unfortunately, older persons are frequently targeted with this crime. Bogus callers will say anything to get into your home –

“There’s been an accident, can I call an ambulance?”

“I’ve broken down, can I use your phone?”

“I’ve had a fall, could I have a glass of water”

“I’m from the council, there’s a burst main, I need to turn off your supply”

Some will keep you talking at the front door while their accomplice sneaks in the back door. In all cases you need to be wary of strangers calling to your home. Take precautions –

• Do not open the door to anyone before you’ve checked who it is and what they want. Use your door viewer and chain/limiter.

• Check identification, where appropriate.

• Do not leave strangers unattended at your doorstep.

• Ensure your back door is locked when you answer a call at the front door.

Remember if in doubt, keep them out

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