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Dublin City Council’s North Central Area are having  an Opera Night on Wednesday 15th May 2024 at 7.00pm in St. Brigid’s Church, Howth Road

This is a ticketed event with tickets costing €5.00 (cash only) and payment in advance of the event with all the proceeds going to charity. Tickets will be sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting  the North Central at 01 222 8870 or Tony Fagan at 086 815 0297 or by emailing .

As parking will be limited we are asking people to use public transport (3 local dart stations: Raheny, Harmonstown & Killester). Bus No’s H1, H2, stop directly outside St. Brigid’s Church.

Bike Week is a week dedicated to celebrating and promoting cycling. This year Bike Week takes place from 11 - 19th May.

Dublin City Council, with funding from the National Transport Authority, is pleased to announce that we have a community grant scheme for groups that would like to organise events to celebrate cycling during Bike Week. (Dublin City Council's flagship Bike Week event, Pedalpalooza cycle parade and bike festival, takes place on Sunday 12th May so groups are asked not to clash with that, if possible.)

Applications are open until Friday 12th April. Early applications are encouraged!

For more information please click here

Edenmore Walking Group

Pictured below are members of the Edenmore Walking Group during their hike to the Hellfire Club recently. This walking group is an offshoot from Ayrfield Circle of Friends. Sponsored by Dublin City Council, the group meet every week to participate in various activities.


To date we have attended First Aid and Self Defence courses, chair exercises, yoga, swimming, and we go walking locally during the week. Recently we hiked up to the Hellfire Club. The group are also planning to hill walk the Wicklow Way, Vartry Reservoir Loop and Glendalough.
Shortly we will attend a Yoga/Mindfulness class for six weeks. This is run in conjunction with Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing.

We are indebted to the organisers of these events, especially Olivia and Fergal from Dublin City Council who sponsor the trips and look after us so well. 

On that note the Ayrwaves Team wish to thank Dublin Council for their recent grant under the auspices of the Community Grant Section Scheme 2023. Thanks to Sheila Duffy for her guidance and support.


2024 Dublin City

Neighbourhoods Competition

For details click here

Team Dublin Community Clean Up has been confirmed for Saturday 27th April 2024.

To view details contained in Dublin City Council email of 21st. February 2024 click here

Mens swimming programme

Coolock pool for your information.

Classes starting 16th January. You can sign up through Eventbrite, link below.

Or contact Olivia Shattock, Sports Officer at 086 3835020 for further information.

Click here for IEN website

Click here for IEN February 2024 Newsletter

Cycle Against Suicide invite community groups, clubs and associations to join their free mental health, peer support training.  This training aims to provide support to the heart of the communities as a critical part of mental health awareness.  Further information about the group and its events here.

Community Climate Action Fund

Community Climate Fund was launched in December 2023, this fund is being made available to organisations and community groups interested in developing projects and initiatives which relate to the challenge of addressing climate change. 


Application forms can be accessed through Citizens Hub. For more information please visit the website



Our Community Climate Action officer Dean Eaton is available to assist groups during their application process.

Development Perspectives invite you to sign up for their Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocate training for adult and community educators.  The closing date for applications is 15 March, and the information pack and application form can be found here

Change for Life, Sports & Wellbeing Initiative


Eventbrite link for potential participants wishing to sign up.

Colin O'Shea releasing new album and also setting up music school in Ard-na-Gréine

Ard-na-Gréine based  singer-songwriter Colin O'Shea is set to release his highly anticipated second album, "Bright Yellow Shiny Gold." Following the critically acclaimed success of his debut release, Colin continues to showcase his artistic growth and musical versatility, and is set to captivate listeners with an eclectic blend of genres. Colin is also setting up a new music school in Ard-na-Gréine and we wish him luck with both ventures.

For detailed  information on the album and the music school click here

Dublin Airport Launches Advice Guide for Older Passengers
June 16, 2023

Possibly of interest to many Ayrfield residents is this initiative of Dublin Airport.

For details click on the link below:

The Parishes of All Saints Raheny and St Johns Coolock:

The Institution of Kevin Ronne. A New Church of Ireland Clergyman has been appointed  to "St John the Evangelist Church," Tonlegee Road, Coolock.
The Rev. Kevin Ronne Institution on the 1st June 2023 in All Saints Church Raheny can be viewed on You Tube (link below).

Ayrfield United Football Club

The Ayrfield Academy started on Wed 23rd of Nov 2022 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:

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.

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


A National Strategy for Migrant Integration

Minister of State, for Community Development, Integration and Charities, Joe O’Brien has launched a public consultation to inform the development of a national strategy for migrant integration.  The closing date for a submission to this strategy was 30 November 2023, and you can read more about the strategy here

Leaf Fall Season

To download Information leaflet for groups and residents' associations who want to volunteer in partnership with Dublin City Council please click here

Dublin City Sports Plan 2023 - 2028

Dublin City Council (DCC) is the largest local authority in Ireland, with a population in excess of 600,000 living within its administrative area. DCC are currently in the process of developing a new Dublin City Sports Plan for the period 2023 – 2028. The aim of the new Sports Plan is to take a strategic look at DCC’s provision of sports and recreation facilities, infrastructure, programmes & services. The ambition is to provide as much opportunity as possible for people to access sport and physical activity, enriching the lives of the city’s citizens and visitors.   ​

In order to inform the development of the new Sports Plan, a comprehensive public and stakeholder engagement process is underway.

For further information click on Dublin City Council link below:

     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.

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