Eric Byrne

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Apr 17th
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Chapelizod a Village Struggling with its Past and its Future

Chapelizod a Village Struggling with its Past and its Future

For years I’ve attended the Chapelizod Residents Association A.G.M.s (C.R.A.) and meetings alongside those of the Chapel...

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Recovery through Art, Drama and Education (RADE) www.rade.ie

Recovery through Art, Drama and Education (RADE) www.rade.ie

I have written about this incredible organization before and yet again I must say that the two recent events organised b...

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Walkinstown “Golden Years” Christmas Party 2012

Walkinstown “Golden Years” Christmas Party 2012

What a nice gentle way to describe those who might be older than 55 years and who are invited each year to celebrate a C...

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Everybody Loves a Party! Especially a 90th.

Everybody Loves a Party! Especially a 90th.

There is nothing as enjoyable as a Big Party especially if it’s a 90th. To be surrounded by family and friends and they all thinking “I wanna reach the ripe age of 90 years and be surrounded by family and friends, just like this”

What an inspiration and pleasure for all of us who had the pleasure of being invited to Mrs. Mc Guigan’s 90th. Now I have to remind you all that I am only an amateur photo...

Walkinstown Residents Association Still the Salt of the Earth

Walkinstown Residents Association Still the Salt of the Earth

It is quite amazing that a Residents Association can still be active after so many years. I understand that the Walkinstown Residents Association is the longest serving Residents Association in Ireland (but I’m open to correction).

Its AGM’s may not be attended by the huge numbers who did attend in the past, where there was standing room only, at the AGM; s held in the Walkinstown Library BUT the h...

Crumlin Community Youth Band End of Year Concert

Crumlin Community Youth Band End of Year Concert

I think this band is going about 22 years now as I remember it starting up and performing in the early days in Crumlin; in fact it performed in Brickfield Park during a Drugs Task Force week of community celebration way back then.

The reason I’m thinking back to its beginning is because the band gave an end of year recital in the Morean Hall Walkinstown in December 2012 and it was hard to compare, ...

2013 Young Scientists Exhibition RDS Dublin.

2013 Young Scientists Exhibition RDS Dublin.

I took some time out of Dail Business to visit the exhibition and see the projects of the four local constituency Schools participating.

To say that these students impressed me was to say the least of my astonishment at such apparent knowledge and skills of students so young.

Just as in the Olympic Games it is not the winning that is the most important thing but attaining a place on the team and rep...

Ladies Party Gig 2012

Ladies Party Gig 2012

When it comes to celebrating the end of year activities by the women from, in and around Crumlin, then the Christmas Party held again this year in the Sports Hall on Clogher Road was the place to be.

To think that all the work involved in organising this party and was done by volunteers, mainly local women is testament to the organisational skills of “The Boss” Ms. Ann Sharpe and her band of volunt...