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Events this Sunday 28th May in Fr. Collins Park - Biodiversity Week

Please see attached documents about two events this Sunday the 28th of May in Father Collins Parks for your information.  You can register using  the below links if you want to attend:




Bealtaine Festival _ May 2023

Arts organisations, big and small, and community groups, individual organisers and artists are encouraged to register an event, which takes place in May 2023, on  More information available here. This year marks the last year of the festival theme of In(ter)dependence. To create an account and register your events, visit registration page here.

Africa Day - Sunday 28th May in Dublin City Centre

Africa Day is the annual celebration of the continent’s cultures and people. This year, Dublin City Council in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs will organise a special and unique Africa Day celebration on Sunday 28 May in Dublin City Centre.

The event will consist of:
• Live music showcasing artists with links to Africa
• A cultural village giving groups an opportunity to highlight their culture, art, industry or craft. Groups can use the area     to display information, products, or services or run talks.
• Food stalls
• Children’s entertainment

If you are a singer or a musician, an artist or a chef, or if you have something you would like to display in the Africa Day cultural village, then please email to express your interest by 12am on Friday, March 24


Dublin Community Clean-up day will take place on the 22nd April 2023.

The plan is to clean Dublin from the mountains to the sea.

If you would like to take part please email

Groups are encouraged to register with An Taisce National Spring Clean so that you are covered for insurance

Remember that participants will automatically be entered into the Dublin City Neighbourhood Awards competition and the winning group in the North Central Area will be invited to the awards ceremony in Croke Park on 5th October 2023 where they will receive a prize of €1000.

Make sure to take plenty of photos on the day.
All of our active litter picking groups in the North Central area already have equipment however for those of you just taking part in the Dublin Community Clean-up day we can provide you with the following items on request:
·         DCC Litterbags

·         Gloves

·         Litter Pickers

·         Hi Vis Vests

Please let us know if any children will be in your group and we will provide them with smaller gloves, litter pickers and hi vis vests. You will be notified when the items you request are available for collection.

Above information courtesy of :

Joanne O’Sullivan I Acting Environmental Liaison Officer

North Central Area Office, Dublin City Council, Northside Civic Centre,

Phone: (01) 2228541 I 087 2868325 I * I

Earthquake Victims Initiative

As a charity fundraiser for victims of earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, St. Paul's knitting group has been busy at work knitting a collection of special Easter chicks.

You  can collect yours after making the appropriate donation at the knitting group's get-togethers in  St. Paul's Pastoral Centre on any Tuesday morning  between 9am and 12am.

For photos of the group and its  beautiful handiwork (including the Easter chicks!) click here


Ayrfield United Football Club

The Ayrfield Academy starts Wed 23rd of Nov in The Donahies Hall at 5pm. This is open to boys and girls born in 2015, 2016 & 2017. To register your child please text Eoin on 0879391819. 

For more information check out their Facebook page  below:

Another New  Release ("After All") from Ayrfield resident and Ayrwaves supporter, Colin O'Shea

Following on from the September release of single ‘Hollywood On fire’, which received ‘Track of the Day’ from Hot Press magazine, and the October release of ‘Amazing’, Dublin songsmith Colin drops his 3rd single of 2022 and brings another wonderful accompanied music video with it.

Classically trained pianist and guitarist Colin O’Shea launched his debut single ‘Booze n’ Hangovers’ back in 2017, which was then followed by his critically acclaimed debut album ‘Scars and Tones’. The Ballyfermot Rock School graduate received high praise and flattering comparisons to Tom Waits, Bruce Springsteen, Nick Cave, Bob Dylan and U2. O’Shea went on to make his festival debut during summer 2018 opening the famed Castlepalooza boutique Irish festival.

To listen to "After All" and view Colin's latest video just click on the YouTube lnk below:


Planter Audit North Central Area

Dublin City Council are carrying out   an audit of planters in the North Central Area and plan to remove planters that are not being maintained and relocate them in areas that are on the waiting list. 

Resident Association/Environmental Groups - please take note of details available at this link.

Parenting Programme

Parenting adolescents can be a challenging time for many families. Dublin City Council Prevention Education Team are planning to deliver a programme that can help parents develop warm relationships with their teenagers which can help reduce conflict and support teenagers to grow up as well-adjusted and happy adults. Exact day and time have to be confirmed but it will be after Easter.
Interested parents please note. For further information click here

McAuley Park walking programme

This is a social walking programme open to all fitness levels and abilities. No experience needed - you just join in and go at your own pace.

Meeting Point: McAuley Park Artane at 10:00am

in front of The Artane Coolock Family Resource Centre

For Dublin City Public Participation Network news and event guide click here



On behalf of St. Paul's Knitting Group I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported us in our recent fundraising venture for the victims of the Turkish/Syrian Earthquake victims. The amount raised was €1855 which we gave to Fr. Tony O'Riordan a Jesuit priest working in Syria. He will buy what's needed for these unfortunate people. A big thank you goes to the ladies of Artane Resource Centre who gave us tremendous support selling our chicks and bunnies at their coffee mornings. Huge thanks to you all.
Kind Regards
Peggy Connolly

for more see St. Paul's Knitting Group album by clicking here


To view letter received by Ayrwaves from Dublin City Council dated 20 March 2023 regarding Dublin City Neighbourhoods  2023 Competition please click here.


Applications should be marked:

City Neighbourhoods Competition 2023

and received not later than 4pm Friday April 21st 2023.

Community Support Fund

The Department of Rural and Community Development (DRCD), through the Dublin City Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) and Dublin City Council, is funding a Community Support Fund (CSF).  


A total of €576,625 is available under this fund. Of the €576,625, the DRCD has allocated €5,643 ring-fenced funding for operating costs in Womens Sheds under the Dublin City CSF. The ring fenced funding for Women’s Sheds is current in nature i.e. fund should be used to help with operating/running costs such as electricity costs, refuse charges, heating charges, rental/lease costs, insurance bills.

For full details please click here.


Victim Support at Court

Local film maker Paul Woodward, has made a series of five new films about PPN member groups, and the first one is on the Member Spotlight section of our website here.  This first new film, is about Victim Support at Court, (V-sac), and you can watch it with the other PPN member group films here.


Dublin City Volunteer Centre

Dublin City Volunteer Centre would like to understand what barriers groups might have, that prevents them from involving refugees, migrants, and displaced people in their organisations.  Sandra Mpofu would be very grateful if you could fill out this short survey here and please share the survey with other people in your groups and organisations.


       Community Employment Positions Available

We have been notified by Dublin City Council that a range of Community Employment positions are available for immediate start.

The positions available include:

Maintenance Worker

Care Assistant


Afterschools Assistant

Childcare Assistant


Catering Assistant


Sports Hall Assistant


Environmental Worker

There are positions based in Darndale, Priorswood, Kilbarrack and Donaghmede.

If you are interested in applying, the contact information is below:

Phone: (01) 8771600 or Email:

You can also drop into the Bell Building Main Reception to apply.


PPN Film Festival

Last year Dublin City Public Participation Network made ten films of PPN member groups, and the films are now available at the links below:


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