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Walking the hills in the wonderland of Wicklow

By Maurice Garvey

CLONDALKIN Hillwalking group kicks off their year with a walk in Wicklow this Sunday, January 20.

The group has been walking hills around the country and abroad since 1991, and contains members from Clondalkin, Tallaght and Lucan.

 Members of ...

2019-01-18 19:11 open_in_new
People delighted to participate and start off year at Nationwide Walks

By William O'Connor

CORKAGH Park played host to the first leg of the Nationwide Operation Transformation walks last Saturday.

Appoximately 300 people of all ages took part in the walk which took in a 5km loop of this wonderful scenic park.

People participating at the ...

2019-01-18 18:07 open_in_new
Residents are angry as boarded up home is hotspot for illegal dumping

By Maurice Garvey

RESIDENTS are kicking up stink about a boarded up house in a Clondalkin estate, which has become a hotspot for illegal dumping.

The property in Melrose has attracted all sorts of junkyard waste, dumped in the front garden and side passage of the ...

2019-01-16 16:46 open_in_new
Elderly housing scheme reduced from 99 to 85 units

By Maurice Garvey 

A proposed elderly housing scheme on a parcel of land at the Clondalkin Paper Mills Pitch and Putt Club – indicate a number of design changes including the reduction of units from 99 to 85.

Back in 2016, The Echo first reported how financial difficulties ...

2019-01-15 18:43 open_in_new
Landmark bar closes its doors

By Brendan Grehan

A LANDMARK Clondalkin pub closed its door, reports Brendan Grehan.

The Elms Gastro Bar which operated out of the premises of the former Arc Café Bar opened in September 2017.

The Elms Gastro Bar

Employing 35 on a full- and part-time ...

2019-01-09 14:40 open_in_new
Charged with producing hammer, a stanley knife and making threat to kill

By Brendan Grehan

A MAN accused of making threats and producing a hammer and a Stanley knife has been sent forward for trial to the Circuit Court.

Barry Delappe was before Judge David McHugh in Blanchardstown District Court for service of his book of ...

2019-01-08 18:43 open_in_new
We Can Quit participants celebrate being smoke-free

By William O'Connor

The latest group of participants from the Irish Cancer Society’s We Can Quit smoking cessation programme in Dublin have graduated from courses in Clondalkin.

The Society has also launched the next round of We Can Quit courses in Clondalkin, Drimnagh, Rialto ...

2019-01-08 14:31 open_in_new
Protests, pickets and placards are all no good for Patrick’s dilemma

By Maurice Garvey

PATRICK Fitzgerald has visited his wife Anne in hospital every day for nearly ten years now.

After he raised concerns with the HSE over what he saw as lapses in her care, his visiting hours were cut from eight hours a day, to four hours per week (2-3pm Monday ...

2019-01-04 16:01 open_in_new
Pedestrian death – garda guilty of careless driving

By Declan Brennan

A jury has convicted a serving garda of careless driving causing the death of an elderly pedestrian four years ago.

Warren Farrell (35), a garda serving in Clondalkin was on duty as the driver of a marked patrol car that was responding to a panic-button call at ...

2019-01-03 17:58 open_in_new
Man on 54 rape and sexual assault charges

A CLONDALKIN man has appeared in court charged with raping and sexually assaulting a female over a 16-year time period.

The alleged offences occurred at his home, at a location in Co Wexford and in locations in Spain and Portugal.

The man, aged 60, who has an address in ...

2019-01-03 17:58 open_in_new
Stole €500 designer watch from neighbour and tried to sell it to other neighbours

A WOMAN who stole a €500 designer watch from a neighbour and then attempted to sell it to her other neighbours was remanded for a probation report by Blanchardstown District Court.

Hearing Catriona Noctor’s case, Judge David McHugh said “you can’t get much lower” than stealing a ...

2019-01-02 18:52 open_in_new
Beithilín Beo is a credit to the people of Clondalkin

By William O'Connor

The Beithilín Beo is the true Christmas spirit in every sense and once again this year the show was a huge success with over 1,500 attending.

Now in its 15th year, this year’s Live Crib was opened by RTÉ’s Marty Morrissey who said “no words can ...

2018-12-24 15:46 open_in_new