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Smithfield Horse Fair Returns on March 3rd

The legendary Smithfield Horse Fair will return to Dublin’s streets twice a year, according to new bye-laws which have been introduced. It will take place on the first Sunday of March and September each year, and the first fair under these new bye-laws will happen on March the 3rd. Here is the... 

Develop Your Artistic Side – Art Classes @ F2 Centre, Fatima

Do you have some free time on your hands? If so the F2 Centre at Fatima have free classes up and running since last year, and in particular the Tuesday evening art class which runs from 7 to 9pm. Once you arrive at reception you sign in, and you can either walk the stairs or take the lift up to the... 

New-look FRG.ie under construction!

We are currently finalising the new-look Fountain Resource Group website, so please bear with us as we make plenty of visual and technical tweaks. The website will be fully operational by the end of this week, and all of the previous content – including all articles from our Fountain News newsletter... 

Fountain News Digital – July 2012 (Issue 9)

This is a list of all articles that appeared in the 9th issue of the digital version of Fountain News. Published in July 2012, these articles were written by a mixture of FRG staff and other local residents too. Fountain News Digital: July 2012 (Issue 9) Local News: International Eucharistic Congress CE... 

International Eucharistic Congress

Eighty years after the first International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin, the religious festival begins again, this time including our very own St James’s Church in the festivities. All over the country parishes are staging events designed to bring people from all countries together in common cause. A... 

CE and Welfare Payments for Rehab Projects

CE is one of the key components of the delivery of the national rehabilitation strategies in the absence of an alternative day programme modal of rehabilitation so what stops people getting a CE scheme? I attended a meeting at Inchicore Community Hall today to find out what’s going on & what the... 

Our Budding Writers

The kids in our junior youth project last March were asked to write a story of their own making during their computer class and to draw an accompanying illustration. We here at the Fountain were so impressed with the quality of what we received that we have decided to put up these stories and pictures... 

St. James’ United – League Winners!

Say good bye to Manchester United, and hello to St James’s United who on Sunday 20th of May put the league trophy into their hands by gaining 1 point against Beachwood in Drimnagh. The day started off against our boys but they quickly got into the spirit of things and showed how to put on a spectacular... 

Fountain News Digital – December 2011 (Issue 7)

This is a list of all articles that appeared in the 7th issue of the digital version of Fountain News. Published in December 2011, these articles were written by a mixture of FRG staff and other local residents too. Fountain News Digital: December 2011 (Issue 7) Local News: Happy Christmas From The... 

A Tribute To Young Cian Corrigan

This article was originally published in: Fountain News Digital – December 2011 (Issue 7) We are re-publishing all articles from our past newsletter, Fountain News Digital, and you can view all completed newsletters here. There were nine issues published in total between 2010 and 2012. Timeline... 

Local Events

LEISURE Win a helicopter tour of Dublin! Share your experience of living, working or studying in Dublin. What do you consider great, or not so great, about Dublin? Register on www.yourdublinyourvoice.ie or call 01 2223999. PASSPORT FOR LEISURE If you are aged fifty – five or over, Dublin City Council... 

Open Day In The Youth Project – Sam Maguire Visits!

This year saw the 5th anniversary of the Fountain Youth Project. We celebrated it with an open day for young and slightly older alike. The members themselves, kitted out in Fountain Youth Project t-shirts, provided hot food and a great atmosphere for all the visitors. Photos adorned the walls of the... 

The 2011 Yearly Roundup

Can you believe it folks its one year to the day since I did my first Christmas review for your favourite magazine here at the Fountain Resource Group and believe me you a lot has changed! We had sad losses during the year, we had good celebrations, we had many an interview, a load of tour reviews, plenty... 

Happy Christmas From The Fountain Resource Group

At this time with all the economic problems going on in the state, people unemployed and with large cutbacks coming across the welfare provisions, it can be hard to feel festive. However, through being with our families and communities we can overcome these problems we face and look forward to spending... 

SICCDA Aqua Aerobics For Older People

SICCDA Aqua Aerobics for Older people Guinness Pool, Watling Street Wednesday 14th September – Wednesday 16th November. Cost for 10 Weeks: €25.00 Please Contact: Kay King (SICCDA), 90 Meath Street for an application form  Read More »

HAVE YOU ANY FREE TIME? INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING IN DUBLIN?

Dublin City North Volunteer Centre. . T: 353 872 2622. E: placement@volunteeringireland.ie. W: www.volunteeringireland.ie. Dublin City North Volunteer Centre covers: . Ballymun, Clontarf, Coolock, Fairview, Finglas, Glasnevin, Raheny, Santry. . Dublin City South Volunteer Centre. . T: 353 1473 7482. E:... 

ST. JAMES’ HOSPITAL LIBERTIES FUN RUN

This is a charity event for a heart support unit for St James Hospital. Date: Thursday 21st July 2011 @ 7.45p.m. Details: 6.5 K Run starting at the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham. Register online @ www.stjames.ie/funrun or please phone 01 428 4086 for entry forms. T Shirts for all. 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes... 

Fountain News Digital – May 2011 (Issue 4)

This is a list of all articles that appeared in the 4th issue of the digital version of Fountain News. Published in May 2011, these articles were written by a mixture of FRG staff and other local residents too. Fountain News Digital: May 2011 (Issue 4) Local News: A Farewell To A Friend – Ellen... 

Anna Livia’s New Home

This empty plot, or pond at this little but pleasant park beside Collins Barracks is known as the Croppy Acre, not too far from the Huston Station Luas stop. On a nice Spring day or a hot Summers day, this park would be ideal to sit and lunch in. This year 2011, we will have a new feature, old Anna... 

A Farewell To A Friend – Ellen Lucas

Last Monday, May 2nd 2011, the Fountain Resource Group lost a trusted friend and work colleague, Ellen Lucas. While the name might not be overly familiar to our readers, many of you might have come to know Ellen through her work in our Breakfast Club and Parochial Hall. She was the warm, friendly lady... 
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