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Dublin Bikes Expands Into Dublin 8

Click on the above local Dublin 8 map to view it in a larger size, or click here for the full map of Dublin. The Dublin Bikes scheme is to be expanded into our local area, with new stations being opened up from the Docklands in the East, to Heuston station in the West of the city. There will be stations... 

Dublin Squares Conference/Open Day – Sept 13th/14th

The Dublin Civic Trust is celebrating the heritage of Dublin’s Squares by hosting a Dublin Square Conference on Friday September the 13th, and a Dublin Garden Square Day on Saturday the 14th of September. DOWNLOAD PROGRAMMES OF EVENTS: Dublin Squares Conference 2013 (Sept 13th) Dublin Garden Squares... 

ThomasStreetDublin.com – New Portal Launched!

The traders on Thomas Street have launched a brand new website which lists the businesses in the area, and gives some useful and interesting information about the general locality. There’s some info about local landmarks and a page which translates Dublin expressions into different languages.... 

Local Artist Shoots Music Video In Dublin 8

Local girl Arezu Tabarsi (aka Yazz, Top Notch) has been very busy recently shooting her new music video on locations here in Dublin 8. We caught up with her when she was in Fatima on Tuesday 20th August. Her new catchy tune entitled “A Device” will be released in the near future. Yazz, as you may... 

Pieta House Fundraiser, Sweeneys Bar Thursday 12th September

On Thursday the 12th September at Sweeney’s Bar on Dame Street, in our wonderful city of Dublin at 8pm till last order’s, you can once again catch the one and only, Explosive Joe Wrenn. One of Dublin’s most wanted men on the Rap & Hip Hop scene, he will be joined by Jay Hickey, Noel Sweeney,... 

Dublin’s New Pop-Up Park – Granby Park

UpStart, a non-profit voluntary arts collective, has opened up a ‘pop-up park’ on Dominic Street, over near the Rotunda hospital. You can find more info about the park at GranbyPark.com. Here is what Upstart has to say about this excíting new project; Upstart are transforming a vacant Dublin... 

The Hub & Thomas Street News – August 2013 (Issue 3)

The latest installment of the local newletter, published by the Digital Hub, has now been released. Issue 3 of THE HUB & THOMAS STREET NEWS is now available to download and read. It includes news related to the Digital Hub, Thomas Street and the surrounding areas, bringing together stories about... 

Youth Exchange – FRG Hooks Up With International Groups

During the month of August our Youth Project took an exciting trip to Italy, to team up with other European youth groups. All sorts of activities took place, and our youngsters had an amazing time with their peers from different cultures. This trip was run in collaboration with Youth 4 Youth and the... 

PICS: Landscapes From Our Trip To Italy

Our Fountain Youth Project went on an exciting trip to Italy during August. You can view images of the group activities here, but we also thought you may like some pics of the awesome landscapes that surrounded us during our time on the continent. You can view more pics on the Youth Project’s... 

Up Close & Personal With ‘THE HIT’ Finalist, Alice Lynskey

A little over four weeks ago, RTE unveiled a new musical reality show with a difference. Called “The Hit”, it gives up and coming songwriters the chance to have their original songs recorded and released by established Irish artists from differing music genres. Each week six songwriters pitch their... 

Fountain Youth Project – The Choice (2012 Indie Film)

Our Youth Project’s latest drama film is currently in post-production, and will be released over the coming weeks. We will let you know how to get your hands on the official DVDs, and we will also post the film on this website & youtube, so that you can all check it out freely. In the meantime,... 

Cuts Create Resilience In Drugs Task Force

Spellman awards, from left: Rachel Griffin, Chloe McKevitt, Kelly Crosby, Aaron Lynch, Superintendant Lorraine Wheatley, Oisin McMahon, Shane Crosby, Jordan Collins, Dylan Helch. PLEASE NOTE: This article was originally wrote by News Four journalist, Liam Cahill, and was originally published in the... 

Protest Planned For St Catherines Sports Centre on Monday

The following is a press release from the Fairness 4 D8 Young People action group relating to controversial new plans for St Catherines Centre. PRESS RELEASE: Unregistered homeless to be accommodated alongside vulnerable young people in Dublin The Foyer is a Dublin 8 project that has successfully been... 

Our ‘Wee Tots’ Creche Holds Annual Sports Day

This 17th of July our local creche/playschool held its annual sports day and the kids (aged 2- 5 years inc) had a great time. There was a relay race, an obstacle course, egg and spoon races, and other fun sport relating activities that helped with the children’s developmental needs and team play. There... 

Our Summer Project Enjoys Quasar & Bowling in Tallaght

Some of the members of our Youth Project who are taking part in the Summer Project enjoyed a great day out in Tallaght last week. They had a great time playing Quasar and also took time out for some 10 pin bowling too! If you would like to know more about our Youth Project, you can find more info here;... 

Junior Youth Visits The Animals At Dublin Zoo

The 10-12 year olds from our Junior Youth Project had a great day out at Dublin Zoo last week, and really enjoyed their day out! On their visit to the Phoenix Park-based zoo, they took time to view a whole load of animals, and really seemed to enjoy that interaction. If you would like to know more about... 

Alice Lynskey Through to Final of THE HIT

We are very pleased to see that Alice Lynskey has made it though to the final of RTE’s songwriting series, THE HIT. Her song, entitled ‘Run and Hide’, was recorded by The Stunning and released last week, alongside a competing track, ‘New Tatoo’ which was wrote by Dublin-based,... 

Advertise on FRG.ie & Help Support Our Local Community!

Book your advert and help us to provide our many services to the local community, including our Youth Project, Creche, Breakfast Club, Senior Citizens Services, Enterprise Advice and Counseling/Mediation Services. You can view a full list of our services here, along with plenty of information about... 

Youth Project Goes Kayaking & Canal Diving

Our Youth Project continued their varied and busy summer schedule with some Kayaking and Canal Diving on the Grand Canal in Ballyfermot. The canal, which was completed in 1804, bore witness to our energetic bunch, who seemed completely engrossed in the experience. Everybody had a wonderful day, which... 

Fountain Youth Enjoy Dun Laoghaire Sunshine

The Fountain Youth crew headed down to Dun Laoghaire yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather we have been having. On this excursion word has it that they got to take a trip on a speedboat! If you would like to know more about our Youth Project, you can find more info here; Senior Youths, Junior Youths.... 
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