Cleanup this Saturday Feb 17th Plus other news

Hello all,

Cleanup this Saturday
We’ll have a cleanup this Saturday meeting at 10am at the Workman’s Club on Emmet Road. Official kick off is 10am but if there’s anyone coming from the Brickfields Parkrun (which has been a huge success by the way, more info here, let us know and we can have someone there to hang on with the gear and let you know where to go.
We’ll work until 11.30 or so and then have tea in the Black Lion
Last cleanup
Despite miserable conditions we had a huge turnout for our last clean up along the canal and we got a huge haul. many thanks to all who turned out, including colleagues from Tidy Drimnagh and also to Kevin and Marie at the BERA Hall for hosting us as ever and Helen for making the tea and bringing the goodies.
Grow it yourself.
There was a very successful Grow it Yourself workshop held last month in the St Michael’s parish centre and a few of our volunteers went along to get some handy tips and tricks for growing incredible edibles.Thanks to Siona from GIY for organising and Richard pictured for all his knowhow
Kilmainham Gaol Tour
A handy-sized group of our members went along to Kilmainham Gaol to be tourists in our own area for an hour or so last week. thanks to Aoife for organising and our tour guide also and there was freee tea and cake afterwards to ease everyone back into the present.
Richmond Barracks – Inchicore on the radio!
You can listen to Eadaoin ni Chleirigh from Richmond Barracks talking about one of this historic areas newest old attractions on the Pat Kenny radio show on Newstalk along with Joe Lee who directed a documentary about it and local historian Liam O’Meara who wrote a book about it. (currently not available but I think it’s in the library)
Actions from our AGM 1- Mini-cleanups. 
At the AGM, it was agreed that in order not to overstetch the group, we would settle on one cleanup per month – as outlined in our schedule attached (TODO).
But also there was interest among members who wanted to do individual cleanups, bag one hour of their own street or bit of road, or anywhere they liked. If you would like to do the odd bit of litter picking, let us know, send on yoru address and we;ll drop some bags to you and info on how to get it picked up. There are a couple of people already doing it so it would be great if we had a small network around the area particularly areas we don’t do our own cleanups in.
Actions from AGM 2 – Issues log. 
A small group of volunteers is currently working on setting up a spreadsheet of the various issues – dumping, graffiti (the crap kind, there’s nice painting going on too!), dilapidation, other –  that affect the area., It’s function is to try and get a running account of any concerns and pass them onto DCC and our local representatives, where applicable. If you have any specific issues you’d like to report reply to this address with them. 

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Inchicore Environmental Group Public Meeting 8pm 28/11 @ 52A Bulfin Road

Hello all,

I would like to invite you to a public meeting of IEG next Tuesday November 28th De Mazenod Centre 52A Bulfin Road  – meeting space on Bulfin Road opposite St Michael’s Church – see map attached.
The meeting starts at 8pm – sharp, as we’ve a lot to get through.
It’s our first meeting in a while and we’d like to reintroduce ourselves to newer members and get your views on what we want to do next.
Here are the kind of things we’d like to cover:
– Who we are, what we’ve done so far
– Money – where we get it from and how do we spend it
– Reporting dumping issues
– Planting Inchicore and the challenges involved
– Local cleanups of smaller areas – how would they work.
– Outreach with other organisations,  e.g/ grand canals initiative.
– raising awareness, competitions
– new people getting involved.
– Anything else you’d like discussed?
We would love to see as many of you there as possible. If you know of anyone  who would be interested in getting involved please let them know.
(Tea and biscuits provided as standard)
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Cleanup Village – This Saturday November 4th 10am, planting, other news

Hello all,

Apologies for the lack of contact and cleanups over the last while. We were going to do something on last Saturday week .October 21st but Storm Brian looked imminent so we decided against it.

We;re going to do a cleanup of Inchicore village this Saturday meeting 10am at the Workman’s club. we will have a cup of tea in the Black Lion afterwords – say 11.45 or so
Bags and pickers hi vis and gloves will be supplied but if you have your own gloves and they fit you like a glove, do bring them.
Ann, Mairead and Gerard from the group are also going to do some work replanting on the beds we maintain but we need another few people to join them so if you would like to do a bit of gardening and can make it on Saturday please let me know. Best to bring your own tools as well just to be on the safe side. Ideally we need about three more people.
In other news:
Kilmainham Inchicore Musical society are having their production of Anything Goes this week, starting tomorrow night at the Inchicore College of Further Education. Details in the attached.
Also the Tidy Drimnagh group are having a cleanup on Benbulben Road on Saturday as well They are meeting at 11.30 am. If you’re living in Drimnagh or have friends there who’d like to get involved in the group, do contact them at the cced address for more details. They’ve also joined with us to do the canal this Autumn which great cross border teamwork!
We will be in touch again about a meeting at the end of the month to discuss the group’s plans for the future.
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Local News from Kilmainham Inchicore Network 28/0/2017

Sense of Place Autumn Talks 2017 PROGRAMME landscape FINAL.2-5image001 report racism

together against racism

Trust Fund -Inchicore Fire Sept2017

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Richmond Barracks – Autumn/Winter events

Mondays at the Mess
Series of Talks & Lectures at Richmond Barracks
Tickets €5.00 –  includes a cup of tea/coffee & scone in the Mess Café

Monday 2nd October 2017
11am – “All Quiet on the Southern Front: the South Circular Road on the eve of World War One”
Lecturer: Cathy Scuffil, Historian-in-Residence with Dublin City Council – South Central Area.
This lecture will focus on the social and economic life of people living on the South Circular Road in Dublin in the summer of 1914, as war broke out across Europe.

Monday 6th November 2017
11am – “In Her Footsteps” delves into the interesting world of the famous (and not so famous) women who lived and worked in the historically rich South-East area of Dublin.
Lecturer: Maeve Casserly, Historian-in-Residence with Dublin City Council – South East Area

Monday 4th December 2017
11am – Screening of Barracks Square Estate: Three Ages of a Place, a documentary by independent filmmaker Joe Lee about Richmond Barracks and the Communities of Keogh Square, St Michael’s Estate and Inchicore, followed by a panel discussion.

Bookings can be made through
Telephone: 01 222 8400

Culture Night 2017
Friday 22nd September

Join the staff and volunteers of Richmond Barracks for Culture Night 2017
Free Guided tour of Richmond Barracks & Goldenbridge Cemetery at 6pm
Booking is essential.
Self-guided tours of Richmond Barracks only available from 5pm to 9pm
No booking required.
Booking for guided tour through Eventbrite
For more information on Culture Night please see

Festival of History 2017
Thursday 5th October at 7.30pm:
Première screening of “Barracks Square Estate: Three Ages of a Place”, a documentary by independent filmmaker Joe Lee about Richmond Barracks and the Communities of Keogh Square, St Michael’s Estate and Inchicore.
Booking details to be confirmed

Saturday 7th October at 11am to 4pm
Family Day – This exciting day will take history off the dusty pages and make it accessible, exciting, tactile and engaging for children.
No booking required.
For more information on the Festival of History, please see :

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Gaelscoil Inse Chór celebrates 40 Years

Féile Le Chéile in RHK on Friday 22nd September, All Welcome
Pictured at the launch of Féile le Chéile, a night of ceol, cultúr agus craic in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Friday, 22nd September next, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Gaelscoil Inse Chor are:

Colm Ó Nualláin, Principal, Gaelscoil Inse Chór

Luke Creighton, owner of EUROSPAR Kilmainham and Inchicore,/The Natural Bakery, who is kindly supporting the event with Fionn Ó Nualláin, Harry Rehill, Cáit Ní Shúilleabháin, Éle Ní Shúilleabháin.

Féile le Chéile promises to be a special occasion that celebrates the music, culture and spirit of the school, community, friends and supporters, that have been an inherent part of Gaelscoil Inse Chór since its foundation in 1977.

Guest appearances on the night include The Young FolkFiach Ó Muircheartaigh, Peter Byrne and Conor Mahony and Conor Byrne, and many more special guests to be announced.

Tickets are €40 (plus booking fee) and are available through Eventbrite. Join us for live musical performances, supper, céilí mór and disco until late See Gaelscoil Inse Chor on Facebook or @GSINSECHOR on Twitter #40bliain for more details.

Bígí Linn!


For more information please contact:

Mary Gleeson 086 2213077 /

Gaelscoil Inse Chór ag ceiliúradh 40 Bliain

Féile le Chéile sa RHK ar an Aoine an 22ú Meán Fómhair. Fáilte roimh chách!

Sa phictiúr ag seoladh Féile le Chéile , Oíche de Cheol , Cultúr is craic tá Príomhoide Gaelscoil Inse Chór, Colm Ó Nualláin agus Úinéir Eurospar agus The Natural Bakery Luke Creighton atá ag tabhairt a chuid tacaíocht don ócáid.

Is Oíche í atá chun ceol, cultúr is spiorad na scoile a cheiliúradh le comhphobail na scoile ón lá inniu is an t-am atá thart.

Ag seinm ar an Oíche beidh The Young Folk, Fiach, Peter Byrne agus Conor Mahony chomh maith le roinnt aíonna  speisialta!

Tá na ticéid €40 agus is féidir iad a fháil trí Eventbrite. Bígí linn!


For more information please contact:

Mary Gleeson 086 2213077 /

Mary Gleeson, MPRII

Moggy PR
m: 086 2213 077
t: @MaryMoggy

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Kilmainham Inchicore Community Festival August 24-27th

KIFEST 2017 LOGOKIFEST Programme Aug 2017

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