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November 2013
CONTENTS
10K ROAD RACE
750 RESULTS
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
AGM for PCA
ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD
AN tAIFREANN GAEILGE
BACK TO THE FUTURE
BAPTISMS
BETHANY
BOOKING MASSES
BOX ADS
CHRISTMAS CARDS
COMMUNITY NOTICES
DEATHS
DIARY DATES
FINGAL MATTERS
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
FR. GARY
MASS TIMES
PARISH INFORMATION
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL
PAT KEAVENEY RETIRES
PCA
PIONEER ASSOCIATION
SMALL ADS
TWEETS FROM POPE FRANCIS
WEDDINGS
PORTMARNOCK
PARISH
NEWSLETTER
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PARISH COUNSELLING SERVICE
in the Parish Centre. Payment negotiated.
By appt only. Ph Mary Ryan 0872709767.
ADORATION OF
THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Shalom Room—Parish Centre.
Mon to Fri 9.00 am—4.50 pm
Mon* and Tues 7.00 pm—9.50 pm.
Sat 10.00 am—2.00 pm.
*Mondays:
3-4 pm Reserved for Divine Mercy
Prayer Group
8-9 pm: Reserved for Youth Group.
Holy Family Church (Limetree Ave.)
Wednesday and Friday 7 pm—10 pm
Kinsealy Church
Mondays 10 am to 1pm.
November
‘The Month Of Remembrance’
REMEMBRANCE SERVICE
Wednesday 6 November 2013
St. Anne’s Church at 7.30 pm
We will remember especially our parishioners
who have died in the past 12 months.
We also remember all our family members
and friends who have died.
All welcome.
Refreshments afterwards in the Parish Centre.
BOOKING OF MASSES
The Diary will open for booking Masses for the period
JANUARY TO JUNE 2014
from 2pm on Wednesday 13 November in the Parish Centre
We regret we cannot take phone bookings on that day.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Timetable October – December 2013.
Parents’ Meeting: Tuesday 22nd October at 7.30 pm in St. Anne’s Parish Centre
Enrolment Masses
Sunday 27th October at 10.30 am in St. Anne’s Church. Children from St. Helen’s Junior School
Sunday 10th November at 10.30 am Mass – St. Anne’s Church Children from St. Marnock’s School
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 1st December at 10.30 am - St. Anne’s Church
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION Timetable January - May 2014
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 12th January at 10.30 am St. Anne’s Church
Class Masses St. Helen’s Junior School: Monday 3rd February 11.30 am and Tuesday 4th February 11.30 am
Class Masses St. Marnock’s Schooll: Wednesday 5th February 11.30 am and Thursday 6th February 11.30 am .
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 9th February at 10.30 am St. Anne’s Church
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 9th March at 10.30 am St. Anne’s Church
First Penance Monday 24th March at 7.30 pm St. Anne’s Church . St. Helen’s Junior School Children.
Tuesday 25th March at 7.30 pm St. Anne’s Church. St. Marnock’s School Children.
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 6th April at 10.30 am St. Anne’s Church
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
St. Anne’s Church
Saturday May 17th at 11.30 am St. Helen’s Junior School.
Saturday May 24th at11.30 am – St. Marnockk’s School.
Do This In Memory Mass: Sunday 22nd June at 10.30 am St. Anne’s Church
PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL NEWS
FAREWELL TO FR. NIALL
Shortly we will be announcing the farewell Mass for Fr.
Niall. With all the changes and holidays it has taken
some time but at last there is light at the end of the
tunnel. Keep an eye on the Sunday Mass Leaflet or the
parish website: www.portmarnockparish.ie.
HOLY FAMILY CHURCH
We are still waiting for the report from the independent
surveyor on the condition of Holy family church. As soon
as we get it we shall inform all parishioners.
PARISH GROUPS
The Pastoral work of the Parish goes from strength to
strength but our many groups would dearly love to have
more members. Perhaps you could give it a little
thought and see if there is a group you would like to
become involved with. There is a list of parish groups on
the website: www.portmarnockparish.ie
Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for
the month of November and offer this sacrifice in
honour of their deceased loved ones.
You can do likewise!
Take the short-term pledge for NOVEMBER
www.pioneerassociation.ie or contact 874 9464
This website contains details of almost all deaths/ funeral
arrangements in Ireland. Click on ‘county’ and ‘surname’
and deaths are listed in date order.
Daily Prayer
For Thy greater glory and consolation,
O Sacred Heart of Jesus,
For Thy sake to give good example,
To practice self-denial, to make reparation
to Thee for the sins of intemperance,
and for the conversion of excessive drinkers,
I will abstain for life/the month of November
from all intoxicating drinks
Amen
FIRST SATURDAY FATIMA DEVOTIONS
ALTAR LIST OF THE DEAD
USEFUL WEBSITE: www.rip.ie
Each month at 9.25 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church
ST. PIO DEVOTIONS ON LAST FRIDAY
OF EVERY MONTH AT 7PM
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NOVEMBER: Month
of the Holy Souls
An envelope for the Altar List of the
Dead has been inserted in Progress.
If you would like your loved ones
remembered at Masses on First Fridays
you can return the envelope to the
special box available during Mass time
or to the Parish Office.
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November ‘The Month Of Remembrance’.
‘We remember our loved ones in prayer at God’s altar - may they rest in peace’.
During these four weeks we have a special opportunity to
remember those who have died in our parish community within
the last twelve months. It is also a time to support you their
families in our prayer, to acknowledge the grief you are
experiencing, and to ask that God’s spirit of love and consolation
will touch each of your hearts in a very real sense.
It is also an occasion for us to pray for the repose of the souls of
all our loved ones who have died in God’s peace in our November
altar list of the dead. Each First Friday Mass of the month will be
celebrated for their intentions. An act that honours, celebrates and
remembers their lives and the significance they hold in our hearts.
This is a profound statement of faith that cannot be
underestimated, for it provides us with a belief and conviction that
our loved ones are resting in the care and protection of God Our
Father. This belief is central to our faith and one that gives our
heart and mind, a much needed sense of peace and consolation
through the journey of grief. The passage in St. John’s Gospel
where Jesus says; ‘there are many rooms in my Father’s House, a
room for each one of us’, is but one example of the assurance of
faith I speak about. It has a very warm and welcoming tone, one
that puts into perspective the beliefs and truths we hold to be
both precious and meaningful.
Grief is a very real experience and one that makes contact with all
aspects of our lives. It is unique to each individual: a journey that
needs to be entered into, but not alone. In grief we need to feel
supported, empathised with and allowed a space to express
ourselves in a safe and secure environment. Whilst it is a painful
period in one’s life, with the proper support systems, our pain and
hearts ease over time. The time of this happening is different for
each person, the important point to hold in mind is that the
process of grieving should never be forced or rushed. It needs to
be worked through in its own natural time. The role of family,
friends and a community of prayer is vital to this process.
We are all very familiar with the statement time will ease the
pain, with this in mind I want to share with you a short reflection
entitled; Time will ease the Hurt.
TIME WILL EASE THE HURT.
The sadness of the present days is locked and set in time,
and moving to the future is a slow and painful climb.
But the feelings that are now so vivid and so real
can’t hold their intensity as time begins to heal.
No wound so deep will ever go entirely away,
yet every hurt becomes a little less from day to day.
Nothing can erase the painful imprints on our mind,
but there are softer memories that time will let you find.
Though every heart won’t let the sadness simply slide away;
the echoes will diminish even though the memories stay.
MAY OUR LOVED ONES
REST SAFELY IN THE
GENTLE PRESENCE OF
OUR LORD
Fr. Gary
We offer the sympathy of all
parishioners to the families of
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
Lillian Whoriskey, Carrickhill Heights
Gerard McCann, Brookstone Road, Baldoyle
Cecil Donohoe, Portmarnock Grove
59 BLACKTHORN CLOSE
Died 20th June 2013
who died recently
BETHANY BEREAVEMENT
SUPPORT GROUP
The Bethany Bereavement Support Group meets in the
Parish Centre usually on the first Tuesday of each month at
8pm, If you are suffering the pain of loss through
bereavement you are very welcome to attend these
meetings. Group discussion or support on a one-to-one
basis is available. This is a free and confidential service.
For more information please phone 087 641 8939 or
contact the Parish Office.
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If one feels swamped and overpowered by the experience of grief
they should never be afraid to reach out and ask for help. Let that
be through the listening ear of a significant person or through the
professional services of a Doctor or Psychotherapist. The outcome
will in due course allow one to cope with the loss, re-engage with
life and find a new place in one’s day to day experience of living
for their loved one. The result is reaching that point of acceptance,
that whilst our loved one is with God, for that very reason they
remain close to us and are still a significant part of the way in
which we experience life.
MORGAN O’BRIEN
Morgan’s wife Marie, sons Conor and Niall would like to offer sincere thanks
to our family, friends and neighbours for their support and help at this sad
time and also for their support during Morgan’s illness.
We would like to thank everyone who attended the funeral, sent Mass
Cards, Sympathy cards and letters; also friends and neighbours who brought
in meals and sandwiches; to those who called to the house and spent time
with us.
Thanks to the organist, Requiem Choir and the Parish Requiem Group.
Thanks also the staff of Staffords Funeral Directors.
The Sacrifice of the Mass will be offered for your intentions.
PARISH COUNSELLING SERVICE
in the Parish Centre. Payment negotiated.
By appt only. Ph Mary Ryan 0872709767.
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BACK TO THE FUTURE III
NEWS FROM THE PCA
DO I MATTER/DOES GOD
REALLY CARE?
PCA AGM
The AGM will take place on Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm
in Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links. This is an opportunity for
people in our community to come along and voice their opinion
on any issues that that are of concern to them. The main items on
the agenda will be:
The Sewage Treatment Plant
Review of PCA Articles of Association-PCA Constitution
South Portmarnock Local Area Plan
Anti-Social Behaviour
Relocation of bus stop on Lr. Wendell Ave. to Strand Rd.
Bearing in mind that “All Scripture is meant to teach and
inspire” we look again in this edition of Progress, to the
Library of 45 books known as the Old Testament for
answers to two very pertinent questions “Do I matter?”
and “Does God Really Care?”
DO I MATTER?
The Book of Jonah gives one more of the many assurances
in the Old Testament that God never stops loving the work
of His hands. In this story we meet the prophet Jonah
being given the unenviable task by God of going to
Nineveh and pointing out to its inhabitants that their city
would be destroyed but He feared being stood up if God
were to relent and show mercy to the Ninevites. Jonah
goes on the run.
Travelling in the opposite direction to Nineveh
misadventures on land and sea follow until Jonah finally
realises that there is no escaping God and he agrees to go
to Nineveh. There he proclaimed the message given to
him. The King ordered a fast, the people repented and
God changed his mind and did not punish the inhabitants
as he had said he would.
Poor Jonah was very unhappy about this and became
angry. He prayed “Lord, didn't I say before I left home that
this is just what you would do? That’s why I did my best to
run away. I knew that you are a loving and merciful God,
always patient, always kind, and always ready to change
your mind and not punish. Now let me die. I am better off
dead than alive”.
DOES GOD REALLY CARE?
We next find Jonah choosing to sleep rough and very
probably in a bit of a huff. The bible takes up the story.
“Then God made a plant grow up over Jonah to give him
some shade, so that he would be more comfortable. Jonah
was extremely pleased with the plant But at dawn the
next day, at God’s command, a worm attacked the plant
and it died. The blistering sun shone on Jonah and his
misery increased. Then God appeared and we get the
“punch line”. “Look Jonah, you are all upset about this
plant which you did not plant and did not make grow. You
find fault with me who am all upset about Nineveh—with
120,000 who can’t tell their right hand from their left.
Jonah, all these things I have made, all these things I
love, and yet I saw myself losing all of this through sin. If
you are concerned about the oil plant how much more
should I be concerned with these things.”
Throughout the Old and New Testament we are left in no
doubt about how much each one of us matters, how God
cares and how He will give and do everything to save us.
The thwarting of His plans is never the end of the story.
The sinner and the saint are precious to him and he will
stop at nothing to bring us safely home.
KW
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SEWAGE TREATMENT PLANT
It is difficult to gauge the reaction of people in Portmarnock to the
location of the sewage treatment plant at Clonshaugh. The outfall
pipe from the plant will be Portmarnock. As the raw sewage will
not be treated to tertiary standards the water quality in
Portmarnock could be seriously jeopardised depending on the
tides. The sewage pipe will run directly under the Baldoyle
Estuary, an area of special conservation. It could also pose
problems for the return of our Blue Flag. Come along to the AGM
and have your views aired before this project goes to An Bord
Pleanála in 2014.
CONSTITUTION
Our Constitution needs to be replaced or considerably updated.
The PCA is currently studying the constitutions of similar residents’
associations. Malahide Community Forum adopted a new
constitution at its AGM on the 26th May 2008. It consists of less
than two A4 sheets with only 16 Articles whereas the PCA
Memorandum and Articles of Association contain 18 A4 sheets
and 59 Articles. Most residents’ associations have their
constitutions on their websites. Nineteen of the twenty six
residents’ associations in Malahide are still active whereas in
Portmarnock all the old residents’ associations are moribund. The
very future of the PCA is at stake if we don’t do something about
it. This would be a great loss for our community. While it may not
be possible to revive former residents’ associations in
Portmarnock surely it should be possible for each estate to have
a representative on the PCA. Your views on how the PCA should
go forward would be much appreciated. Please let us have them
or why not volunteer to join our committee for at least one year?
You can contact us at our email: portmarnock1 at gmail.com
LAP
There will an update at our AGM on Portmarnock South Local Area
Plan (LAP) which has now been adopted by Fingal County Council.
SUMMER ON THE BEACH
The PCA was determined that our beach/dunes would not
become a no-go area for many people on sunny days due to the
anti-social behaviour which had escalated over recent years. We
were very happy with the strategy put in place by the Gardaí this
summer to combat this problem and except for the ‘riots’ at the
end of May, our glorious summer weather was enjoyed by the
thousands who visited our Velvet Strand daily. However litter still
remains a serious problem on our beach/dunes and elsewhere in
Portmarnock.
Nominations for position of Chairperson, Vice Chairperson,
Treasurer and Secretary of the PCA to be sent to the Secretary
at 213 Limetree Ave before Wednesday 27th November or
emailed to portmarnock1atgmail.com
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OVER 35 YEARS AT HELM AT ST MARNOCK’S NATIONAL SCHOOL
Principal Pat calls it a day
THE PRINCIPAL of St. Marnock’s
National School, who has stepped
down after spending over three
decades at the helm has said he
had done his utmost to serve the
school and community to the best
of his ability.
Pat Keaveny who worked at St Marnock’s National School
since 1967 - thirty four of them as principal after his
appointment in 1979 - retired on 31st August 2013.
However, he wasn’t allowed go quietly as colleagues, pupils
and parents organised a special morning of celebration to
pay tribute to the long-time popular school head. He said
he had endeavoured, in collaboration with others, to
promote and represent the school in a positive light as a
progressive, inclusive centre of education rooted in the
heart of the community.
In a farewell message, Mr. Keaveny said it had been a
‘great privilege’ to have served the school for such a long
period of time, stating that he had experienced many
changes in the evolution of primary education in the
intervening period. ‘Advanced technology is now used to
support teaching and learning in classrooms in ways that
could scarcely be imagined in the past. Where only a
minority of children availed of second level education in the
early years, it is taken for granted that the majority of
students currently attending primary school will graduate
with a third level education,’ he said.
After spending his first 12 years teaching in the school, he
was appointed as the school’s second principal in 1979
following the retirement of Mr Ryan. His first important task
was ensuring that school facilities were adequate to meet the
needs of the large student population. After protracted
negotiations which dragged on for nine years, the
prefabricated buildings, which he said were ‘manifestly unfit
for purpose’ were replaced by a permanent structure in 1988.
Mr. Keaveny expressed his gratitude for the invaluable
support he received from the successive Boards of
Management and Parents’ Association committees. ‘I
greatly appreciate the practical and moral support provided
by the chairpersons of both committees with whom I
developed a close working relationship in order to ensure
the smooth and efficient running of the school.’
He added that he was indebted to the many talented
colleagues who accompanied him along the journey and
whose contributions inspired generations of pupils. ‘They
enthusiastically embraced the vision I espoused,
demonstrating exemplary levels of dedication and
commitment. I treasure their stimulating company and the
shared experiences.’
On a final note he said he would miss the daily interaction
with pupils and would recall with fondness their endless
curiosity, courtesy, playfulness, forthright views, love of
performance, desire to please and enthusiasm for
conversing.
‘With a dedicated, talented staff, enthusiastic pupils and
supportive parents the school is well placed to prosper in
the years ahead. I take with me the wonderful memories
of participation in extra curricular school activities such as
Gaelic Games and athletics competitions, school concerts,
sacramental celebrations, school outings and choral
performances where teachers and parents combined to
provide pupils with opportunities to perform and compete
which generated a sense of achievement and cultivated a
positive school spirit.’
Fergal Maddock
Courtesy of Fingal Independent
750 CLUB RESULTS
SEPTEMBER 2013
First Prize €1,000: No. 95, Pat Callan, Carrick Court
2nd Prize €500: No. 401, Stephen O’Brien, St. Anne’s Square
3rd Prize €250: No. 342, Brid Byrne, Heather Walk
4th Prize €250: No. 690, Eddie & Mary Courtney, C/Hill Rise
BAPTISMS
Congratulations to the families of the following
babies who were baptised recently
Olga Bilot, Clongriffin
Benjamin Cole Foley, Torcaill
Meg Vanessa Ivory, Clongriffin
April Sarah O’Duiginn, Kinsealy
Alannah Hope O’Leary, Kinsealy
John Ben Ward, The Quarry
Conor Joyce, Ardilaun
Adam Liam Browne, Malahide
Evelyn Elizabeth Carter, The Links
Sean Patrick Johnston, Blackberry Rise
Ben Christopher Colm McKenna, Waterside Crescent
Daniel Alan Smith, The Links
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St. Anne’s Conference Portmarnock
Special Christmas Appeal 2013
at all Masses weekend of 7th and 8th DECEMBER
Since 2007, SVP spending nationally on direct assistance has more
than doubled while help to families with their energy costs has
tripled. Details of donations received in the Portmarnock
Conference in the last 12 months will be detailed in the
December issue of Progress. We very much appreciate your
continued generous financial support.
Contacting us: Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 91-92 Seán
McDermott St., Dublin 1 Phone 855 0022; email: [email protected]
(Messages will be forwarded to our Conference).
From Portmarnock we visit families and individuals in this parish
and also in parts of the Belcamp and Darndale areas. We urge
anyone in need of help not to hesitate to contact us.
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CO M M U N I T Y
N O T I C E
CO F F E E M O R N I N G
Every Wednesday after 10.00 Mass in Parish
Centre. Have a cuppa and freshly-baked scone.
An opportunity to have a chat and meet other
parishioners.
Senior Help Line needs volunteers
in Dublin
‘Are you a good listener? Are you
aged 55+? Senior Help Line, a
confidential telephone service for older people, needs day
volunteers to take phone calls in central Dublin. You would
receive training and would be on volunteer duty every
three weeks. For more information, please contact
Neil Bruton on 083-4260081 or
Anne Dempsey on 01-2875304/087-7450721.
CROSSCARE CARER SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Calendar of Events
Coffee Mornings (Red House) Clonliffe College
5 Nov, 3 Dec from 10.30—12.30
Baldoyle Weds: 6 Nov, 4 Dec 10.30-12.00
Donaghmede Thurs: 7 Nov, 5 Dec 11-12.30
Other Important events:
Mass of Remembrance: 12 November
Christmas Party: 6 December
For more information please contact Nora or Rosemary at
Crosscare:
Ph: 836 0011, Nora Ext 115; Rosemaary Ext 113
Email: nkirraneatcrosscare.ie; rdaynesatcrosscare.ie.
Website: www.crosscare.ie
An Garda Siochána
Anniversary Mass for Deceased Members of
An Garda Síochána will be celebrated at the
Holy Family Church, Aughrim Street, Dublin 7
at 11am on Thursday 7th November.
Oisín Fagan is Back !!!
We thought Oisín had ‘retired’ but the
Portmarnock man is back in the ring. He
won against Russian, Andis Didzus, recently
in Belfast to improve his record to 27 Wins
8 Losses (16 KOs). It's a win that puts him back into
contention for a world title, which he hopes to secure
over the next few months, against the WBU World
Champion, Noah Zuhdi.
Good luck from all in Portmarnock
Weddings
Congratulations to the following couples
who were married recently.
Maria Dunphy, Martello Court & Robert Byrne, Beach Park
Yvonne Kennedy, Briar Walk & Darragh Flanagan, Firhouse
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B O A R D
Christmas Cards
(supporting The Divine Word Missionaries)
We will shortly have the
usual Christmas Novena*
Cards and packets of Christmas cards on sale in
the Parish Centre. Watch out in the Sunday
Newsletter or Parish Website for news of delivery
of the cards.
*A novena of Masses will be offered in the parish
before Christmas for the intentions of the
recipients of the Novena Cards
We started back in the middle of September
with a very successful Cheese and Wine
party to welcome back existing members
and also to welcome new members; a great time was
had by all. In October we had Chair Aerobics and a Bio
Energy demonstration. Philip McCabe from The Mooney
Show gave a fascinating talk on Bees and the
Environment interspersed with tales of smuggling at the
Border. John Allen gave us Songs from the Musicals which
had everyone singing. Our Business Meeting is always the
last Wednesday of the month and this month we look
forward to having a talk given by local Botanical Artist
and RHS Gold Medal winner, Susan Sex, and we will finish
off the month with a Sixties Night with music from Paddy
Byrne.
Nov/Dec Diary:
6th: Line dancing and crafts
13th: Singing, Craft Demonstration and social table
14th: Choir competing in Honor Gahan Competition
20th: ‘Beauty’ Night
22nd-24th: Weekend in An Grianán
27th: Business Meeting and sugarcraft demo
by Mary Jenson. (decorate your Christmas cake like a pro)
Dec 4th: Christmas Party (Ticket only)
Dec 8th: Christmas Carol Service St. Ann’s Dawson St.
We extend our good wishes to the members of the
Portmarnock ICA Choir who are competing in the Honor
Gahan Choir Competition in Tallaght on 14th November
and who have been rehearsing all through the Summer.
Members of the ICA meet every Wednesday at 8pm in
the Arch Club (behind St. Anne’s Church).
New members always welcome!
THOUGHT FOR NOVEMBER
We each need the maturity to recognise that
the things that we share are far more
important than the disagreements we have.
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CO M M U N I T Y
N O T I C E
PORTMARNOCK COMMUNITY
GAMES
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Tuesday 12th November at 8pm
Beach Room, Parish Centre
ALL WELCOME
We would like to thank all who took part in the Games in 2013 and
look forward to greater community inclusion in 2014.
A special thanks to our Gold Medal winner in athletics:
MAX CORCORAN
The Cr af t Cir cle
THE CRAFT CIRCLE MEETS 3RD SATURDAY EVERY
MONTH IN THE PARISH CENTRE FROM 10.00 AM
UNTIL 1.00PM.
WORK NIGHT— FIRST THURSDAY OF EACH
MONTH, 7.30PM - 9.30PM ALSO IN PARISH CENTRE. YOU WOULD BE
VERY WELCOME TO COME ALONG AND SHARE YOUR CRAFT. FOR
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT PAULINE AT 087 629 3744.
Parent and Toddler Group
Tuesdays 10.30 am to 12.00 noon - Parish Centre
A safe, relaxed place where
everyone affected by dementia
can come along for free
tea/coffee, cakes, educational
talks and support. www.alzheimercafenorthside.com.
The Café is in the Clareville Centre—opp. Glasnevin
Cemetery 7pm-9pm on Last Tuesday of every month.
Ph Paulina at 089 484 6719.
PORTMARNOCK FLOWER CLUB:
demonstrations on following Mondays at 8pm in the
Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links:
4th November—Christopher White,
2nd December—Maria Carey.
B O A R D
PORTMARNOCK
COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION (PCA)
AGM
Monday 2nd December at 8.00pm
in Portmarnock Hotel and Golf Links.
See details and Agenda in PCA News Page 4
PORTMARNOCK CHESS CLUB The Club
is looking to attract new players to the club with
weekly meetings taking place every Thursday;
Juniors 7.30 pm: Adults 8.30 pm. The club is in
its 40th year and now hosts up to 30 players of all levels on a
regular basis. All are encouraged to attend the club night with
rooms situated at Naomh Mearnóg GAA (1st Floor), off
Blackwood Lane, Portmarnock.
For Information contact Eoin O’Dwyer at 087 053 2618.
Do you know what you’re entitled to?
Citizens
Employment, Health Services, Social
Information
Welfare, Tax or Housing.
Answers for all of life’s questions. Phone 076 107 7480.
(Malahide CIC, 2nd Floor Malahide Library Ph 845 0627)
Legal Session last Saturday of every month 10.30 am—12.30 pm
PORTMARNOCK
SINGERS
CHRISTMAS SHOW
FRIDAY 13th and
SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER
St. Anne’s Parish Centre at 8.00 pm
Tickets available from members and from
Megan 086 025 0892/Collette 087 647 1881
Please join us for refreshments after the show
PARKINSONS SUPPORT GROUP
Portmarnock Musical & Dramatic Society presents
For information on meetings in the area
contact Tony at 087 795 3302.
"RENT"
BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT GROUP
run by the local HSE Public Health Nurses.
Every Thursday 11.30—12.30 in Portmarnock
Parish Centre. All Welcome.
Ph 846 0311 for further information
The Society is staging the musical “RENT” instead of our usual
November Drama in the PSLC from 6th to 9th November at 8pm
each evening.
Because of the adult content in this show,
parental discretion is advised.
Tickets are available from Gerry at 087 627 8379
Portmarnock, Kinsealy and Malahide
“Care and Repair”
is a group of volunteers who carry out small repairs and
minor tasks e.g. minor gardening, changing plugs, cleaning
windows etc. for people aged 60 plus. Where a job is too big
or requires a professional tradesman we have a list of people
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Sunday 24th November 11am – 4pm
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PORTMARNOCK 10K—Starts off on the right foot
The inaugural Portmarnock 10K, which took place recently, attracted over 300 runners.
NIAMH PATTWELL, one of the participants, describes how it went from her perspective
It’s a cool, bright autumn evening. The moon is on your
left shoulder, big and bold as it reflects on the calm sea
beneath it. Beneath your feet is a firm, sandy beach,
occasionally pock marked by tidal movements. Slightly
ahead, again to the left, is Ireland’s Eye which is nothing
but a big rock that escaped from the mainland.
Even further ahead and stretching further to the left is
Howth Head, a green mound but with a beading of street
lights which become more distinct as the darkness silently
takes the place of dusk’s half light. Idyllic. Scenic. A
perfect evening as can be seen from the photograph.
But I’m almost too busy, too fast to notice. I am running a
hard, but fairly steady pace in the company of 300 others
as we cut our way through the inaugural Portmarnock
Photo by Simon Archer
Road to Beach and Back 10k.
I’m glad I took up the invitation of Martha, a cousin from my mother’s side, to participate in this event this year because, when word gets
out about this race, they’ll all be doing it! It was a super event from start to finish.
Using social media largely, I think the organisation of this race had an efficient, friendly feel to it. There were no frills. A time, a date,
invitation to register all went out. A Facebook page was established and regular updates provided, including directions, detail about
parking (ample thanks to GAA grounds nearby), how to register and so on.
Bang on 7.30pm the race began. The first mile was on the road, through housing estates and downhill. It was hard to hold back and I
was soon clocking 7.26 minutes per mile. By the end of that first mile we were on the beach, descending by way of the slipway and
turning right to run back in the direction of the city, as it were. The crowd strung out as it does, but on the beach there was the added
advantage of not being hemmed in at all, you could easily pass or not, run alongside with much arm space. I loved that aspect of it all
too. In the distance, the headlamps of the Coast Guard jeep marked the turn point for the 5km/3mile turn. From the outset, at the pace I
was going, it never seemed too far away. I took that as a good omen and began my mantra: controlled, steady effort; controlled, steady
effort. In 23 minutes, one second I had run three miles a PB/PR in itself. I was feeling good, not over extended at all, not feeling too
much pain.
At the turn, we did face back into a slight headwind. As we went on, I soon forgot about it, though I did occasionally try to tuck in behind
some of the bigger guys, but soon passed them. For the first half mile after the turn, I found myself in silent combat with a tall, strong
chap. We just kept apace, slightly challenging, but wordlessly. I left him behind eventually, I think.
After that, I clipped on, a little uncertain as the light faded on the sandy ridging, but with the adrenaline flowing, braver than I would
have thought.
I picked off a few individuals, including the girl with the t-shirt which read: ‘Pain is only temporary, Internet results are forever’. I
contemplated that line for a while as I did my best to keep the controlled, steady effort. Soon, we were turning off the beach, up the
slipway which felt like a sudden steep climb to begin the last mile home. This was hilly and slowed my pace somewhat. Some guy told
me that I passed him here but hand on heart I have no idea. I was just fighting the fight, pulling or pushing up, determined to not lose
too much time.
Soon, it flattened out and I could see the final set of traffic lights marking our last 100 metres or so and then the real race began. A guy
in an orange t-shirt appeared on my shoulder. I took him on. I pushed, pushed, nearly passed him, pushed again and then sadly, my
tummy would not hold up and I felt a touch of the old heave-hos and had to let him go. I met him afterwards. We high-fived, laughed
and he thanked me for the challenge. It was good fun to hear the cheers as people realised there was a showdown broken into the guys
against the girls.
As I crossed the finish line, I ran straight into the arms of my younger cousin whose husband bent down to remove my timing chip. It
was lovely to be hugged by the race organiser so familiarly! Well done Martha, you did a fantastic job.
And my PB was 48:30, a minute and a half better than my last PB for a 10k which was four years ago. It does warm the cockles of my
heart to be PB-ing in my late 40s (yes, I am technically in my late 40s since last week).
And just as I finished this report (modest blush here), I have learned that I came second in my age category! Never before!
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Portmarnock Athletic Club would like to thank the many people who were involved in organising and participating in the event.
The club would also like to express our gratitude to club Chairman Benny Flanagan who was the driving force behind an event the likes
of which has not been seen in Portmarnock for many years.
Niamh Pattwell
Email received from a participant:
Hi,
Just wanted to say thanks so much for the event. I am a “newbie” when it comes to running, and your event was only my 2nd ever 10K.
I think that (particularly for newbies like me) the medal is a great bonus! I am sure that for the more experienced runners it is not
necessary, but I really thought it was a nice touch.
I guess you are lucky that you have a fantastic course that is a pleasure to run on. The BIG difference for me between your event and the
other one I ran was the marshals. First there was the sheer quantity of volunteers that you amassed and second was their enthusiasm
and encouragement for all the runners as we made our way around. They are what made the biggest difference for you and each one
should be congratulated! Based on my experience, I will certainly be signing up again next year. Thanks again for a fantastic event.
Gareth
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Flower Club Demo
7
Tues 5
Support for Carers
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Bethany Support for Bereaved
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Remembrance Service
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the world from sin and evil.
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7
Thurs 7
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6
Remembrance Mass—An Garda Siochána
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Craft Circle meets
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FINGAL MATTERS
Allotments at Wheatfield
The proposed introduction of local allotments at Wheatfield
has been postponed, mainly because it is stated that there
is not enough demand locally for the facility! A recent
Fingal County Manager's Report stated:
“Preliminary design and pricing works have been carried
out for the provision of allotments at the Wheatfield site.
The site could cater for approx 95 allotments of different
sizes, generating an income of approx €8,000 if all
allotments are allocated. The construction costs for the
scheme to a similar standard to the other council schemes
are estimated at approx €70,000. The annual running costs
are estimated at €5,000, - or €8,000 if mains water is
used. Unless the entire allotment scheme is filled, this
scheme may be economically unviable based on the annual
income and running costs. There is a limited demand for
allotments in Malahide at present based on the preference
of people on the waiting list and existing allotment holders
(42 people at the moment). There is therefore a serious risk
that this scheme would not be filled.
Furthermore, there is no grant funding available for the
development of these allotments and the estimated
development costs have not been included in the 20132014 allotments budget.
The development of the nearby GAA pitch is another
impediment for the allotments. At present it is not clear
what the final ground levels of the pitch are going to be,
which may affect the drainage capacity of the site.
It is therefore recommended that the allotment at
Wheatfield should not be built until the GAA pitch is
developed and the Council waiting list for allotments at
Malahide increases substantially.”
A number of people have expressed an interest in
allotments, but may not have formally registered their
interest with Fingal Co. Council. Anyone interested in an
allotment in Wheatfield may contact the Council's Parks
Division, by e-mail at allotmentatfingalcoco.ie or
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questions about this piece of fenced-off land and the Old
Church site itself. Interest in the Church-owned lands in
question were acquired by the developer Mannix Smith in
September 2001. In October 2005 at Fingal Co Council's
monthly meeting the Council lands (0.27 acres) along St
Brigid's Avenue, St Anne's Estate, to the rear of the Old
Church site were also sold to the developer....
“The sale to be subject to the granting of Planning
permission for the development of the plot and adjoining
lands. “
Local residents opposed this transfer. However it was carried
at the Council meeting by the narrowest of margins, 12
votes to 11. Records show that this section of land was
officially transferred in 2008.
A Planning Permission was granted in 2006 for a 3 storey
development on the whole site, consisting of mixed use
development including 4 retail units, approximately 35
apartments and undergound parking.
The site has remained undeveloped since. However an
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summer 2012. This was REFUSED by Fingal Co. Council,
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Apartments.
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PARISH INFORMATION
Saint Anne’s Church & Parish Centre, Portmarnock, Co. Dublin. Phone 846 1561 Fax 01 816 9802.
email: [email protected] www.portmarnockparish.ie
MASS TIMES IN THE CLUSTER
PRIESTS
Fr. Gary Darby, Co-PP, please contact through Parish Office at
present: 846 1561
Fr. John Murphy, Co--PP, St. Anne’s Parochial House, Strand Road.
Phone 846 1081
Kinsealy: Fr. Mattie O’Farrell, “Aghadoe”, Kinsaley Lane, Malahide
Phone: 846 1767
Parish Pastoral Worker Gertrude Gill 086 370 0006
Parish Office (in Parish Centre) Open 9.00 am to 5pm Mon to Fri.
Signed Mass cards (including Irish text) available, arrange
baptisms, get baptism/confirmation certificates, letters of
freedom, book rooms in Parish Centre etc.
Parish Secretaries Margaret Corcoran & Gabrielle Moore.
Mass Times: 10.00 Mass Monday to Saturday in St. Anne’s Church.
No weekday Mass in Holy Family Church until further notice. See
table for weekend Mass Times in all the churches in the cluster
(Portmarnock, St. Sylvester’s, Yellow Walls and Kinsealy).
Healing Mass: Kinsealy church on the First Friday each month at 10.00 am.
‘Month’s Mind’ Masses - for deceased parishioners whose
funerals take place in St. Anne’s Church - please contact the
parish office as soon as possible after the funeral.
Confessions Saturdays after 10.00 am and 6.30 pm Masses.
Baptisms are held on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays at 12.00 noon.
Preparation Meeting for parents and godparents held usually on
last Wednesday of each month in Parish Centre. See more details
on website or contact Parish Office.
Marriage - please see website for important information on
church and state requirements or contact Parish Office.
(REGULAR MASSES/PRAYER GROUPS/DEVOTIONS)
SUNDAYS
10.30 Mass—Family Mass
12.00 Mass—Burrow Singers attend 2nd and 4th Sundays in mth.
MONDAYS
3-4pm: Divine Mercy Prayer Group, Shalom, St. Anne’s Parish
Centre.
WEDNESDAYS
10.30 am (after Mass): Legion of Mary meets in Lambay Room in
the Parish Centre. All welcome.
8pm Practice for 10.30 Sunday Family Mass in St. Anne’s Parish
Centre/Church. New musicians welcome.
Phone Ken on 086 807 4211.
8-9pm: Meditation in the John Main Tradition in Shalom, Parish
Centre. All welcome.
THURSDAYS
8-9.15pm Prayer Group. A time and space put aside for God each
week. Gospel Reading, Personal Sharing.
FRIDAYS
10.00 am Healing Mass in KINSEALY CHURCH - First Fridays
7.00 pm St. Pio Devotions—Last Friday of the month, in St.
Anne’s Church (Mass commences at 7.30 pm)
SATURDAYS
9.25 am First Saturday Devotions in St. Anne’s church.
ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT
Shalom Room—Parish Centre. Mon to Fri 9.00 am—4.50 pm
Mon* and Tues 7.00 pm—9.50 pm. Sat 10.00 am—2.00 pm.
*Mondays: 3-4pm Reserved for Divine Mercy Prayer Group
8-9pm: Reserved for Youth Group.
Holy Family Church (Limetree Ave.) Wednesday and Friday
7 pm—10 pm. Kinsealy Church, Mondays 10am to 1pm
SATURDAYS (VIGIL)
CHURCH
6.00 pm
KINSEALY
6.30 pm
YELLOW WALLS
SUNDAYS
PORTMARNOCK
(St. Anne’s)
CHURCH
8.30 am
CARMELITE CONVENT (MALAHIDE)
9.00 am
PORTMARNOCK (St. Anne’s)
10.00 am
MALAHIDE (St. Sylvester’s)*
10.30 am
YELLOW WALLS*
11.00 am
KINSEALY
PORTMARNOCK
(St. Anne’s)*
PORTMARNOCK
(Holy Family, Limetree Ave)
11.15 am
MALAHIDE (ST. Sylvester’s)
12.00 noon
YELLOW WALLS
PORTMARNOCK
(St. Anne’s)
12.30 pm
MALAHIDE (ST. Sylvester’s)
5.30 pm
MALAHIDE (ST. Sylvester’s)
*Family Masses
Focal Fáilte ó Phobal Bhaile Dúill
Tá an tAifreann Gaeilge ag a 9am gach Domhnach. Cuirfear
cupán tae ar fáil i ndiaidh an Aifrinn i halla an pharóiste, chun
fáiltiú roimh phobal Aifreann Gaeilge ón ár bparóiste féin
agus ó pharóistí eile.
The Irish Mass is celebrated at 9am on Sundays in St. Peter
and Paul’s Church, Baldoyle. We wish to welcome all
newcomers from our own and other parishes.
Fáilte roimh chách.
CONFIRMATION 2014
Dates for Confirmation:
St. Marnock’s—Thursday 3rd April 2014
St. Helen’s—Friday 4th April 2014
Masses in Preparation for Confirmation
Ritual of Commitment: 17th Nov 2013
Fanning the Flame of Faith: 19th Jan 2014
Ritual of Blessing: 2nd March 2014
DATES FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
St. Anne’s Church
Saturday May 17th at 11.30 am – St. Helen’s Junior School.
Saturday May 24th at 11.30 am – St. Marnock’s School.
See details of Preparation Timetable on page 2
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