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Scoil Áine celebrates 50 great years

By William O'Connor

SCOIL Áine on New Road in Clondalkin is celebrating its 50 years of education.

As part of the celebrations, the school is holding a birthday fun day on Saturday, March 23 for all pupils past and present.

The Fun Day that's happening on Saturday, ...

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Trucks collide with height barrier six times

By Maurice Garvey 

HGV trucks have collided with height barriers at The Mill Shopping Centre in Clondalkin six times over the last 12 months.

The Echo understands the majority of incidents have occurred late at night, and on each occasion, the driver has failed to stop, despite ...

2019-03-15 19:19 open_in_new
St Patrick’s Day will have ‘something for everyone’

By Maurice Garvey

THE OLD Nangor Road will be closed from 1pm on St Patrick’s Day (Sunday, March 17) – as organisers set things up for the Clondalkin parade (due to start at 2.30pm stage area Tuthills carpark).

There will be barriers erected from Main Street to Tower Road, and ...

2019-03-15 18:16 open_in_new
St Patrick’s Parade to be bigger and better this year

By Maurice Garvey

OVER 30 groups have registered to take part in the Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day parade, as the festivities gather steam ahead of the event on March 17.

Numerous businesses are sponsoring the Clondalkin parade again this year, which was resurrected in ...

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Centre ‘rigorously’ monitoring long-term car parking

By Maurice Garvey 

PARKING at The Mill Shopping Centre is more “rigorously enforced” in recent times – the Clondalkin centre say it is necessary to free up space for customers and deter long-term parking.

A couple of motorists recently clamped at the car park, contacted ...

2019-03-08 19:19 open_in_new
Mens shed is now going from strength to strength

By Maurice Garvey 

FROM tentative beginnings, Clondalkin Mens Shed has gone from operating out of a local woman’s garage, to hammering out carpentry projects for local groups in two, upgraded, portocabins at their new home in Mayfield Court.

The group finally found a permanent ...

2019-03-07 18:07 open_in_new
Lisa recognised for her work in cancer research

Scientist Dr Lisa Dwane was recognised for her work in cancer research at the 2019 Irish Cancer Society Research Awards.

Lisa from Clondalkin won the top prize of PhD (Junior) Researcher of the Year.

Dr Lisa Dwane, from Clondalkin is congratulated by her mother Marion on her ...

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St Brigid’s Day event has ‘huge tourism potential’

By Maurice Garvey

THE Celtic pilgrimage of St Brigid could become a bigger event in Clondalkin next year with organisers planning to extend it over a two-day weekend.

Up to 80 residents in Clondalkin recently celebrated St Brigid’s Day on February 1 – with some 15 having walked ...

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‘Unsightly’ boardwalk posing problems for council and public

By Maurice Garvey 

WEATHERED timber at the boardwalk in Clondalkin Village has become too high maintenance for South Dublin County Council – who favour replacing the frequently damaged timber walkway with a robust concrete pedestrian decking.

A review was initiated last year ...

2019-02-27 21:07 open_in_new
Fence at housing estate is in a ‘precarious and dangerous way’

By Maurice Garvey

FENCING at a housing estate in Cherry Orchard has been left in a “precarious and dangerous way”, according to a local resident, reports Maurice Garvey.

Matthew Kelly from the Stone Soup Project, said the fencing has been damaged for “quite some time” and a ...

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25 groups register to take part in parade

By Maurice Garvey

UP TO 25 groups have registered to take part in the Clondalkin St Patrick’s Day parade, but organisers are encouraging more to join up for the festivities on March 17.

Festival organiser and Clondalkin councillor Francis Timmons, has appealed for volunteers to ...

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"Serious doubts" over delivery of Rowlagh Primary Care Centre

By Maurice Garvey 

MOUNTING costs surrounding the National Children’s Hospital (NCH) has cast “serious doubts” over the delivery of Rowlagh Primary Care Centre, according to Fianna Fáil TD, John Curran.

In the works for six years, the centre was initially due to be ...

2019-02-25 17:40 open_in_new
Charity GAA fundraiser for Liverpool fan Sean

RESIDENTS are encouraged to support the Round Towers GAA fundraising match in aid of Sean Cox today (Thursday, February 21, at 8pm on Monastery Road).

Round Towers play the Irish Prison Service with all funds raised going towards the Sean Cox Fund.

Sean Cox 

Sean, ...

2019-02-21 18:07 open_in_new
Income from parking fees, permits and fines down 5 per cent

By Brendan Grehan

THE INCOME from parking fees, permits and fines collected by South Dublin County Council was down 5 per cent on the figures for 2017.

At the monthly meeting of SDCC, Councillor Trevor Gilligan tabled a question asking the Chief Executive, “how much has the ...

2019-02-20 14:49 open_in_new
Man who lost seven stone in weight is looking forward to getting married

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A CLONDALKIN man is looking ahead to marrying his fiancé this August, after losing seven stone and dropping from a 42-inch waist to a 32-inch waist, reports Aideen O’Flaherty.

Jay McEnroe (47) from Moorfield in Clondalkin had struggled with his weight for ...

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