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Thugs cause ‘mindless’ damage to primary school

By Mary Dennehy

SCOIL Chaitlín Maude received hundreds of offers of help from the community after it was substantially damaged during a burglary this week, only days after re-opening for a new school term.

Smashing through a window, the culprits caused “mindless” damage to ...

2019-09-12 17:40 open_in_new
FoodCloud meals help up to 40 families

UP TO 40 families are benefitting from FoodCloud meals each week, according to Independent Councillor Francis Timmons.

Cllr Timmons, who organises Clondalkin Helping Homeless, says the group give out FoodCloud meals to 40 families and people in need “thanks to food from Tesco’s ...

2019-09-12 12:25 open_in_new
Young people wait 6 months for mental health services

By Mary Dennehy

SOME 24 children and young people have been waiting up to six months to access mental health services in Dublin South West, with seven young people waiting longer than six months, reports Mary Dennehy.

In response to a Parliamentary Question by local TD Sean ...

2019-09-12 12:25 open_in_new
Community is in safe hands

By Mary Dennehy

CIVIC-minded children from Fettercairn in Tallaght were awarded for transforming their estate over the summer holidays.

Members of the Fettercairn Junior Estate Management team, aged between seven and 12, spent their summer holidays caring for their community by ...

2019-09-12 12:25 open_in_new
Plans for 544 apartments at former Gallaher’s site

By Mary Dennehy

PROPOSALS for 544 apartments at the former Gallaher’s site on the Greenhills Road have been submitted to An Bord Pleanala under new fast-track planning system.

A Strategic Housing Development (SHD) for 544 apartments at the prominent Tallaght site, which lies ...

2019-09-11 15:25 open_in_new
Sean Bowden Tournament a great success

By Aideen O'Flaherty

SIX GAA teams took to the pitches at St Mark’s GAA Club in Springfield on Saturday, for a football tournament in memory of the late Sean Bowden.

Sean played with St Mark’s up until Under-13s, but the teenager was unable to continue competing after he was ...

2019-09-10 15:16 open_in_new
Ogham Stone Trail oak plantation wilts

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A FIRHOUSE resident has voiced his concerns over the appearance of 20 oak trees in the Firhouse end of Dodder Valley Park. The trees appear to have died.

The trees were planted by South Dublin County Council last April for the Ogham Stone Native Irish Tree ...

2019-09-10 14:13 open_in_new
Stockpiling bonfire material will ‘increase substantially’

By Aideen O'Flaherty

IT is expected that the stockpiling of materials for bonfires will “increase substantially” over the course of this month, according to South Dublin County Council.

The local authority stated this in response to a query by Fianna Fáil councillor Charlie ...

2019-09-09 18:16 open_in_new
Anyone for tennis?

By Mary Dennehy

AS WORK on the new sports pavilion in Dodder Valley Park continues, questions have been raised over the future of the existing tennis courts – which some believe have not been given much attention in recent years.

As previously reported in The Echo, calls have ...

2019-09-06 14:40 open_in_new
Blazin’ Grill restaurant has liquidator appointed

By Hayden Moore

A LIQUIDATOR has been appointed to The Blazin’ Grill restaurant after it abruptly closed its doors last month.

After nine years in the food industry, the restaurant, which is located on Cookstown Way, shut up shop at the end of July following almost a decade of ...

2019-09-06 14:40 open_in_new
Tallaght triplets get behind boys in blue for decider

By Mary Dennehy

TALLAGHT triplets Lenny, Ted and Bruce donned their blue for the All-Ireland football final last Sunday, when they wore the first piece of clothing bought for them by their parents – a Dublin jersey.

Lenny, Ted and Bruce were born in the National Maternity ...

2019-09-06 14:40 open_in_new
Teens focus on fitness in the GAA wellbeing programme

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A GROUP of 65 young people from GAA clubs in Tallaght took part in a three-day Youth Development and Wellbeing Programme last week, where they participated in many sport and fitness-focused endeavours.

The participants, ranging in age from 13 to 15, are all ...

2019-09-05 18:45 open_in_new
Annual health fair showcases services

By Mary Dennehy

THE NINTH annual Tallaght Health Fair will take place next Tuesday, September 10, with the entire community invited to come along for information on local services, free health checks and complementary therapies.

The free health fair, which will be staged in the ...

2019-09-05 18:45 open_in_new
Heritage Week walk links three historic parks and waterways

By Aideen O'Flaherty 

A 10km walk, that links three parks and passes three historic waterway features, took place in Tallaght last week, to mark Heritage Week 2019.

The walk, organised by Tallaght Community Council (TCC), took in historic waterway features, including a ...

2019-09-04 18:34 open_in_new
College now a class act

By Mary Dennehy

AFTER three years in prefabs, Kingswood Community College has moved into its new building, with 525 students and 48 staff this week starting out on a new road for the secondary school.

Taking in its first cohort of 60 students three years ago while based in ...

2019-09-03 18:25 open_in_new
Blitz on litter in village gets 38 bags of rubbish

By Mary Dennehy

TWO major litter blitzes were held in and around the Tallaght village area last week, one of which got the Tallaght Tidy Town’s movement off to a flying start.

Last Thursday, August 22, the first clean-up of the village under the newly launched Tallaght Tidy ...

2019-09-03 12:07 open_in_new
Dog trials show off the rural landscape and old traditions

By Mary Dennehy

GLENASMOLE farmer Donie Anderson and his trusty sheepdog Jess will be among more than 50 teams competing in the annual Bohernabreena Dog Trials this Sunday, September 1.

Dogs and their owners from across Ireland will descend on the Tallaght hills for the trials, ...

2019-08-30 18:52 open_in_new
Tournament in memory of Sean Bowden

By Hayden Moore

IN MEMORY of the late Sean “Bowdey” Bowden, St Mark’s GAA club will be hosting a football tournament almost a year on from his tragic passing.

The inaugural Sean Bowden Memorial Tournament will take place this Saturday, with the eight-team competition ...

2019-08-30 15:43 open_in_new
St Anne’s GAA club hosts Masters 7’s Tournament

By Mary Dennehy

ST ANNE’S GAA is hosting its inaugural Joe McNally Masters 7’s Tournament this Saturday, August 31 – and the community is invited to come along.

Kicking off over the All-Ireland weekend, the tournament is open to county and club master teams – with clubs ...

2019-08-29 17:40 open_in_new
Over €4,000 raised for LauraLynn

A CHEQUE for more than €4,000 was this week handed over to the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice by Killinarden resident Eileen McCelland and local TD, Sean Crowe.

The funds were raised through a sponsored walk in Tymon Park organised by the Killinarden Bingo Ladies.

Eileen ...

2019-08-29 15:34 open_in_new
New Hope and joy

By Aideen O'Flaherty

A FAITH-BASED residential drug rehabilitation centre in Kiltalown held a well-attended open day on Saturday, where relatives of the residents and members of the community got to have fun and get some insight into the work of the New Hope Rehabilitation ...

2019-08-29 14:31 open_in_new