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Swords Dancers Rock Beiber Concert

Three lucky Swords dancers won the chance of a lifetime when they were selected to dance beside Justin Beiber last week. Leah McNamara(12), Shane Bosson(12) and Abi Doolan O’Dwyer(10), all from local dance studio ‘House Of Swag,’ got on stage in front a crowd of thousands of revellers and danced…

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Red Head Rocks North County

Local schoolboys from Malahide and Swords who formed a band a few years ago called ‘RedHead’ have enjoyed great success recently. The boys put the band together when they were between the ages of 7 and 9, they are now between 12 and 14 years old. Their first performance was…


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Historical Events In Skerries

Skerries based Historian Gerard Shannon has organised several upcoming events to mark the centenary this July of the death in Skerries of Muriel MacDonagh, widow of Easter Rising leader, Thomas MacDonagh. On July 8th from 11am to 5pm at The Old School beside Skerries Community Centre, there will be a…


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Great Family Fun At Flavours Of Fingal

The ever popular Flavours of Fingal County Show, now in its sixth year, takes place within the historic demesne of Newbridge House and Farm, Donabate on Saturday, 24th and Sunday, 25th June. The show, which is getting bigger and better with every passing year, combines the sights and sounds of…


Tempus Productions

New Theatre Group For Swords

A new theatre group is coming to Swords this year. Tempus Productions is expanding it’s team and setting up a rehearsal base in Colaiste Choilm School in Swords for this winter season. Previously they were located in Clontarf, but feel that Swords offers a new and exciting area for them….


Kenure exhibition

Kenure Exhibition Launched In Rush

An exhibition marking the 700th anniversary of Kenure Estate, has been officially opened at Rush Library last week. The opening was performed by local senator, Dr James Reilly (FG) and attracted a gathering of interested locals. The beautiful exhibition is the brainchild of Niall Gosson, a student at the local…


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Balbriggan Historical Society Annual Outing

It is annual outing time again and this year Balbriggan Historical Society have a great trip planned to the Battle of the Boyne site, Oldbridge House and a tour of Drogheda. They have planned their annual trip for this June 24th. The group will meet at the car park apposite…


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Mayor Praises Academy’s Work At Concert

County Mayor, Cllr Darragh Butler praised the young music students of the Fingal Academy of Music, after they performed their Spring Concert at the Riasc Centre in Swords recently. This year saw a big change in Fingal Academy of Music, with a new Academy Director taking the helm, the introduction…