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Top Tips For Your Mental Wellbeing This Christmas

This Christmas we have teamed up with some of the wonderful mental health advocacy organisations to present their Top Tips for your mental health this Christmas. If you need Mental Health advice, St. Patrick’s Support & Information Service is a telephone and email service staffed by experienced... 

Love/Hate Stars & Superquinn Support St. Patrick’s Hospital

Kilmainham Superquinn held a Christmas Evening at their Heuston South Quarter store last Friday, the 13th of December, and Alan Finn and I popped along to see what all the commotion was about! Ultimate Chocolate Biscuit Cake!Two Love/Hate stars – Stephen O’Brien and Aaron Heffernan –... 

St. Catherine’s Church To Hold It’s First Service On Sunday

The reopening of St. Catherines Church has been getting a lot of mainstream media attention over the past few days, with the doors open for locals, and the media, to view the incredible restoration work that has taken place. The layers of paint that had built up over the decades were completely damaged... 

Local Man Wins Photo Competition For Calender

A local man’s photo was chosen to be included on the 2014 Trident Holiday Homes calender. David Soanes, from right here in Dublin 8, is a photographer who has had exhibitions of his cityscapes in the likes of the Pearse Library on Pearse Street, the Central Library in Tallaght and the Ilac Centre... 

Our Pre-School Kids Go See Santa @ Jervis Centre

Our Pre–School kids made the rather convenient trip (say nothing) to Jervis Street this year to see Santa Claus, and to demand that he cough up the goods this December 25th! It will be one of two appearances that Saint Nic will make to our playschool kids. The second will be next week on the Wee Tots... 

Join Us @ Our Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony On Monday!

The ‘Tree of Remembrance’ will be lit up on December the 16th at 4.30pm in honour of the late Marion Mulligan RIP and Becky Mullins RIP, both former members of the board of Management of the Fountain Resource Group, who were instrumental in securing funding for our Fountain Youth Project... 

Digital Hub-Based Company Wins Major Start-Up Award

Bull or Bear, a company that is based in The Digital Hub, has won the 2013 DIGITAL START-UP Eircom Golden Spider Award. Furthermore, one of it’s two current apps – it’s Bull or Bear League – was nominated within two other categories, USER EXPERIENCE and SPORTS. Based in the Digital... 

Our Youths Get To Grips With Football Zorbing

Over the last two weeks many of the young people in our Fountain Youth Project have enjoyed a session of Football Zorbing! This crazy game has been popular amongst our youths, and has benefited them in many ways, including fitness, decision making, teamwork and more. Here are some photos that we took... 

FRG DJs! – Fountain Youth Hold Their First Disco

The Fountain Youth Project held it’s first disco at the weekend, with three of the youth club members djing on the night! Jason Fitzpatrick, Gerard Fox and Craig Hanlon took part in our recent Djing And Music Production tuition, held at our Fountain Youth Project premises on Basin Street in Dublin... 

Candlelight Christmas Carol Service @ St Catherines (Dec 22)

There is to be a candlelight service on the Sunday before Christmas at St. Catherines Church, which is located on Thomas Street here in Dublin 8. The service will be held at 7pm on Sunday the 22nd of December at the church, which is at the Bridgefoot Street Junction on Thomas Street. And there will... 

2013 Future Creators Showcase @ Computer Clubhouse (Dec 18)

There is a very special event taking place next week at the Computer Clubhouse, which is run by The South West Inner City Network (SWICN), an umbrella organisation for groups such as ourselves in this part of the city. The SWICN Computer Clubhouse is to hold it’s annual showcase, which presents... 

Elbow To Play 2014 Gig In Kilmainham (Tickets from Thursday)

The UK rock group, Elbow, have announced that next year they will play at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, right here in Dublin 8. The gig is pencilled in for Wednesday June the 25th 2014, and tickets go on sale from Tickmaster.ie from this Thursday at 9am. They are priced at €49.50. The band are... 

Aengus O’Snodaigh Talks About Suicide Awareness

The Sinn Fein TD chats about his origins in politics and Sinn Fein, plus how suicide has affected himself and others around him – Quite a personal chat! IMAGE: Alan Finn (FRG) and Aengus O’Snodaigh (TD, Sinn Fein) at the Fountain Resource Group (FRG) hq on James’s Street in Dublin 8 –... 

Local History Series – A Brief Ancient History Of Kilmainham

In 606 a.d, Saint Magnend was abbot of a monastery here, giving rise to the name Kill Magnend or ‘church of Magnend. This was later corrupted into its current name of Kilmainham. Saint Magnend’s feast day was celebrated on the 18th of December each year and Kilmainham became an important place of... 

Christmas Shopping @ The Liberty Market, Meath Street

Myself and Alan Finn took a trip down to the Liberty Market on Meath Street to see what kind of fare one of our local markets has on offer for local shoppers this Christmas. We were met by the general manager, Michael FitzGerald, and a pretty packed market! We were there from about 11am for an hour... 

Gallery: Remember, Remember, The Snow In December?

We are in the process of going through the old articles from the old Fountain News digital newsletter, and the plan is to add every single one of them to the Newswire on this site. We are about a third of the way through that, and in the process, revisiting some interesting local articles. One of the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 48, 2013

St. James’s Hospital have applied to implement large signs at both the James’s Street and Rialto entrances/exits. This is the first tangible visual sign locally of the impending new National Children’s Hospital, which is planned to be built on the St. James’s Hospital campus.... 

The Hub & Thomas Street News – December 2013 (Issue 4)

The 4th issue of The Hub & Thomas Street News, the final issue of 2013, is out now. Published this week by The Digital Hub, the December 2013 issue of the local newsletter contains some very interesting locally-focused stories indeed! Download/Read ISSUE 4 of THE HUB & THOMAS STREET NEWS (August... 

St. James’s Hospital Is Leading The Way In Cancer Research!

St. James’s Hospital, here in Dublin 8, has been making the news today after it released a major report, the first of it’s kind to be undertaken in Ireland. The 10 Year Cancer Audit basically compiles data from a period of a decade, relating to patients who have been treated for various... 

Fountain Youth Create Baubles For Tree Of Rememberance

Some of the young people who are members of our Fountain Youth Project/Junior Youth Project, on Basin Street in Dublin 8, have created some very special decorative baubles to add to their Christmas Tree. The ‘Tree of Remembrance’ will be lit up on December the 16th in honour of the late... 
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