Jamie Mahony

Give Local This Christmas: JADD appeals for donations

A FAMILY and community-informed approach to people who are struggling with substance addiction is key to the work carried out at Jobstown Assisting Drug Dependency (JADD). Founded by Chrissie and the late Tommy Gilson in 1996, JADD has become part and parcel of the Jobstown community – and is appealing for donations from the community …

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The Hub – a vision to inspire children has become a reality

A NEW combined computer room and library – The Hub – opened in Scoil Aonghusa Senior in Tallaght recently, with a celebratory event featuring an appearance by award-winning children’s author Sarah Webb. The project has been several years in the making, and while the wall between the two rooms was knocked into one large space, …

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Irish Cafe promoting irish language

Cafe Aon Scéal win gold award for promoting Irish language in Tallaght

CAFÉ Aon Scéal brought three national Gold awards home to Tallaght this week for its promotion of the Irish language in business. The Main Street café earned the Bonn Óir award in all three categories of the inaugural Gradaim Gnó Na hÉireann, a new Irish business scheme.     The awards aim to put the …

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The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven is a 1960 American Western film directed by John Sturges. The screenplay by William Roberts is a remake in an Old West style of Akira Kurosawa‘s 1954 Japanese film Seven Samurai (itself initially released in the United States as The Magnificent Seven). The ensemble cast includes Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, Robert Faughn, …

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new sensory garden

New sensory garden allows children to have a safe place

A NEW sensory garden was opened in Suzanne House, which provides respite care for children with life-limiting conditions, in Tallaght Village on Saturday. The ribbon-cutting marking the opening of the garden was carried out by Brendan Prendergast, whose daughter Suzanne passed away in 1985 aged 13 from a measles-related illness, and after whom Suzanne House …

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