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Fr Damian celebrates 25 years in the priesthood

By Maurice Garvey

CLONDALKIN village celebrated a milestone for parish priest Fr Damian Farnon, who this week reflects on 25 years ordained as a man of the cloth.

Based in Clondalkin village parish for the last 12 years, Fr Damian is optimistic about the link between the church and ...

2019-07-19 18:31 open_in_new
‘Every child wants their mammy but she was cruelly taken from us’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

GARDAI have launched a fresh appeal for information on the murder of Clondalkin woman Antoinette Smith, whose body was found in the Wicklow Mountains in 1988, after she disappeared following a David Bowie concert in Slane Castle in 1987.

Antoinette, who was ...

2019-07-19 18:31 open_in_new
Kick cancer in the butt

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A FUNDRAISING event for Our Lady’s Hospice, called Kick Cancer in the Butt, will be held in the Citywest Hotel this Saturday, July 20, in memory of Clondalkin woman Geraldine Galvin, who passed away in 2014 at 45 years old.

Features of the event will ...

2019-07-19 14:19 open_in_new
Residents express anger at loss of Jigsaw services

By Maurice Garvey 

The impending loss of Jigsaw Clondalkin services for young people  is being put down to the commercialisation of mental health services.

With Clondalkin Jigsaw set to be ‘integrated’ to Tallaght Jigsaw by April 2020, residents mobilised on Wednesday ...

2019-07-17 12:40 open_in_new
41 new social homes will be built at St Mark’s Avenue

By Maurice Garvey

SOUTH Dublin County Council approved the construction of 41 new social homes at St Mark’s Avenue, Clondalkin at Monday’s council meeting.

The development will include nine bungalows that will be designated specifically for older person’s ...

2019-07-16 13:25 open_in_new
Birds could make a Swift exit

By Maurice Garvey

A BIRD enthusiast has warned of a Swift exit in Clondalkin Village, should proposed plans for a 155-bed nursing home at Presentation Convent go ahead.

A colony of Swifts are located in the cloisters of the convent building, a site earmarked for development, ...

2019-07-12 17:01 open_in_new
Drugs and Alcohol Task Force – model of practice document

By Maurice Garvey

A PERSON suffering from drug addiction and a mental health issue in Irish communities, has long been left in an awkward position due to a lack of joined up services.

Dual diagnosis, to give it it’s clinical term, essentially leads to little or no interagency ...

2019-07-12 13:52 open_in_new
St Ronan’s National School celebrate raising sixth green flag

By Maurice Garvey

ST RONAN’S National School in Clondalkin celebrated raising their sixth Green Flag this week (Global Citizenship, Litter and Waste).

The school hosted a ceremony on Friday, June 21, to mark the latest green flag achievement, along with also winning an award for ...

2019-07-05 18:04 open_in_new
Scoil Rince girls have their dancing shoes on at C’ships

By Taylor Gleeson

Scoil Rince Nic Liam dance school members, along with their dance teachers Lorraine McGee and Ciara McAnaspie travelled to Luton, London on Saturday, June 15 to compete in the CRDM Southern England Championships.    

There were 20 dancers ...

2019-07-05 13:52 open_in_new
‘We hope the talk will make people think before they type’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A POWERFUL talk was given to young people in Tallaght Youthreach by the mother of a young woman who died by suicide in January 2018 at the age of 21, after enduring three years of relentless bullying by a group of girls.

Clondalkin woman Nicole ‘Coco’ Fox ...

2019-07-04 16:52 open_in_new
9,000 attend festival

By Hayden Moore

CROWDS in their thousands turned out to the ninth Clondalkin Village Festival to celebrate what makes their town what it is through community spirit and with sheer jubilation.

The festivities kicked off on Friday evening with a pop-up Gaeltacht and historical ...

2019-07-04 15:49 open_in_new
Appeal lodged over 155-bed nursing home plans at convent

By Maurice Garvey

A DETAILED appeal has been lodged with An Bord Pleanála by local residents and organisations in Clondalkin, objecting to plans for a 155-bed nursing home in the village.

Plans by Bartra Property Ltd for the nursing home at the historic Presentation Convent site in ...

2019-07-03 13:34 open_in_new
Clondalkin Festival a simple message of community and family

By Maurice Garvey

Now in it’s ninth year, the Clondalkin Village Festival is set to take place this weekend (Friday, June 28 - Sunday, June 30) – a family friendly event that contains many free activities for residents of all ages.

Among the activities scheduled are free ...

2019-06-27 14:43 open_in_new
Clondalkin Youth Band perform for the President’s garden party

By Taylor Gleeson

The Clondalkin Youth Band had a presidential experience on Saturday, June 8 when 40 of the band’s members were invited to perform at a garden party in Áras An Uachtaráin hosted by President Michael D Higgins.

President Higgins and his wife chatted with band ...

2019-06-27 11:34 open_in_new
Mother walking children after midnight tells Garda to ‘f**k off’

By Brendan Grehan

A CLONDALKIN mother (31) who was walking with her four children aged four to 11 just after midnight and who told a Garda to “f**k off” has been ordered to pay €450 to charity by Blanchardstown District Court.

The woman, who has an address in Clondalkin, ...

2019-06-25 13:22 open_in_new
Man was acting in an aggressive manner

A TYRONE man who was arrested at the Green Isle Hotel on Thursday morning left Blanchardstown District Court.

Fearghal Broderick appeared in custody before Judge David McHugh.

Blanchardstown District Court

Broderick was represented by his solicitor, Simon ...

2019-06-24 16:22 open_in_new
Groundbreaking moves with new woman president at club

By Maurice Garvey

HISTORY was made recently with the appointment of Úna Maguire as President at Clondalkin Rugby Club for the 2019/20 season.

Ms Maguire (36), a former player at the club before her move into coaching, took over the reins from outgoing President Ciaran ...

2019-06-24 15:19 open_in_new