Raheny Connexions
A compilation of links to items on my site/blogs relating to Raheny


Raheny Rose Festival 2015
This is an annual event in St. Anne's Park.

Vichy Advisor of the Year
Maxine Maher, from McNamara's Pharmacy, has won the 2012 award.

Library's 40th Birthday
Some snaps from Raheny Library's celebration of its 40th Birthday, on 4 December 2012.

Harvest Concert 2012
Canton male-voice choir was the guest performer at the Harvest Concert in aid of the All Saints' Church Roof Fund.

Raheny Festival 2012
This was the second Raheny Festival and it went an even bigger bomb.

When Raheny nearly sank beneath the water.

Raheny Festival 2011
This was the first Raheny Festival and it went a bomb.

Raheny Rose Festival 2011 & 2013
This is an annual event in St. Anne's Park.

You are Here
This sign is rather stating the obvious.

Travelling Postbox
There has been no end to the messing of An Post in the Raheny area.

Local Bailout
When it came to what to do with the banks, Raheny was way ahead of the posse.

Bankers at Work
Photographic evidence of what the top bankers were up to.

Recycling in 2004
Raheny at the head of the economy drive and waste recycling.

Take it Down
Illegal posters at Raheny crossroads during the 2011 election.

Shop Rage
Some of these incidents are not local and a lot of them were a long time ago. But beware, update in preparation.

Flower Appeal
Raheny's appetite for nature.

Exceptable English
Silly signing in Supervalu.

Raheny Snow
The area at its best.

Shieling Transition
Slideshow of the Old Shieling mutating into Shieling Square Apartments. A selection of these photos was presented on a panel in the July 2011 Raheny Heritage Society exhibition on the Howth Road Poject at the Raheny Rose Festival 2011. (see above)

Kilbarrack Graveyard
I'm taking a slight liberty here, venturing further up the Howth Road out onto the coast road. The Kilbarrack Cemetery, between the coast road and Sutton Park is well worth a visit. This page is my teaser.

From Photopol @ Blogger

Dear Santa
Post your letter to Santa in Supervalu, Raheny, and come back to collect his reply.

Public Library
Raheny library is the second busiest in Dublin city and a rare resource.

All Saints' Marathon
All Saints' Church of Ireland had a marathon reading of the King James Bible in aid of the roof fund.

Guinness Dragon
Lord Ardilaun, his wife, and his pint, are all well protected.

Business Project
Enterprising effort by one of the local schools.

Jean Shouldice
Locally themed cards from beautiful paintings.

Anti-social Parking
A hobby horse of mine and I'm the worst parker in the world.

Local Alien
Some pretty inventive UFO stuff on the doorstep.

Nasty Persons
Some people should just stay out of politics and give us all a break.

Church Parking
Dealing with the DART's car parking requirements.

Guess Who?
Paddy the Plasterer located on Supervalu noticeboard.

End of an Era
Michael Yeates has been a fixture in Church Avenue, Clontarf, for years. Now expelled by non-productive capitalism.

A Dry Christmas?
A roof for Baby Jesus at All Saints Church

Unholy Bodysnatchers
Relics targetted by thieves around the country

Ripper Street, Raheny
BBC filming a series on the aftermath of Jack the Ripper in All Saints' Church

The Big Fifty
Fifty years of MacMahon's Foodstore in Raheny

Euro2012 Fever
The icing on the cake at Supervalu, Killester

Raheny's Loss
Rev. Jim and Valerie retire to Wexford

Invisible Chicken
Killester Chicken and the cloak of temporary invisibility

The Mercy of God
Close call with an unmanned car

for return of alligator

Secrets of the Archive
Dublin City Archivist, Mary Clarke, reveals all in Raheny Library

Climate Change
Beautifying Raheny Village and its byways

Dublin City Council is listening.

In Memoriam
Memorial Garden created in grounds of All Saints' Church.

Abraham Feldman
Raheny resident (aka Arthur Fields).

Michael Edwards
Excellent photo exhibition in Donaghmede Shopping Centre featuring many local camera clubs.

Rose Festival 2014
A small corner of the 2014 Festival with some diversions on the way.

1014 - 2014 Retrospective
A celebration of the events organised locally for the 1014 Millennium Year. The post also includes links to separate posts on those events which I managed to attend during the year.

Raheny News @ 40
Raheny News (The Green Paper) was startd in 1975 and is 40 years old this year. They brought out a special retrospective edition recently and the local library hosted an exhibition of extracts from past issues during the month of February 2015.

Writers Wall
Raheny library have cleared their inside north wall in preparation for the inscription of the names of writers, past and present, from the wider locality

Tree of Wildlife
Tommy Craggs has sculpted the local wildlife into the remains of the Monterey Cypress at the corner of Watermill Road and James Larkin Road.

Raheny Library decided to put on a display of books that had been banned in the past. Great fun.

From Cnagaire @ Blogger

Comharthaí Casta
Tá na comharthaí ar na sráideanna náireach, fiú i Ráth Éanna.

An Sráidbhaile istoíche.

Anois teacht na Nollag
Cuairt an Ard-Mhéara

From Flickr

Old St. Assams Church - by night & in snow
The old church and graveyard are more or less abandoned but can still adorn the village.

Old St. Assams Church - by day & in snow
The snow also gives a particular charm to the same scene by day.

All Saints' Church in snow
All Saints Church of Ireland is a magnificent edifice.

Raheny Esplanade
The coastal walk is a welcome addition to the area, as are the benches.

Smyth's Butchers
Shop local.

Conversion of Old Shieling to Apartments
Slideshow of the transformation of the Old Shieling Hotel into luxury apartments.

Divine Grace
Manifestations at the local RC church.

Two Traditions
Now defunct RC and Protestant churches.

Thatched Cottage
Historic thatched cottage in Fox's lane.

Doggy Airlock
Ingenious entry to an enclosed space in St. Anne's park where you can let your dog off the lead.

DART's Eye View
What is says on the tin.

Slideshow of imaginative children's playground in St. Anne's Park.