Donabate Portrane CC update, Mountview Fortlawn CYSH new activities, ‘Make your street a playful street’ initiative, Communities Get Moving Funding Information and Shackleton Gardens tickets still available.

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Donabate Portrane Community Centre hosted an event celebrating the one year anniversary of Failte Isteach Donabate which was attended by Minister Joe O’Brien. Donabate Portrane Community Centre has also been successfully granted the Communities Integration Fund 2023 for the Failte Isteach Donabate – Free English classes to Ukrainians and other non-speaking refugees in the community.

As well as this, Active Age for All held a Bealtaine Concert and was joined by the Julianstown Choir. Celebrating creativity in the older Person by song & word. Pictures of events below.

Mountview Fortlawn Community Youth and Sports Hub news and new activities

Coming up to volunteer week, Mountview Community CYSH will be celebrating their volunteers, recognizing and thanking them for all the amazing work they do in the community. A few of these volunteers and the great work they are involved in are in the poster attached above

The D15 Toy Library will also be hosting an Outdoor Play Time on the Monday the 12th of June at 3:30pm to 5.00pm on their outdoor astro pitch, all information and contact details on the poster below.

The Mountview Boys & Girls Football Club will be hosting a Tournament for the Under 10’s and Under 11’s teams. You can see more information on the poster below or contact Jennifer Dawnay- 086 2043096 to register your team. 

Mountview Community Centre are also running two new activities. They are Exercise, Meditation and Reiki. Best for people looking to learn and practice easy, practical and useful meditation practices. You also learn how to apply it to different and difficult situations in life. The Reiki sessions are for healing and relaxation. You can take time out of your busy day to raise your energy by enjoying a full hour of rest and relaxation. More information with contact details is on the poster, make sure you call the instructor to book your slot and learn more about these health and wellbeing activities. 

1. Exercise & Meditation – Mondays at 7.00 pm – 8.00pm

2. Reiki – Wednesdays at 7.00pm – 9.00pm  & Friday 1.00pm – 4.00pm

‘Make your street a playful street’ initiative

Make your street a playful street launch in Donabate with Mayor Howard Mahony and Director of Housing and Community Robert Burns along with Creative Director of A Playful City Neasa Ni Bhriain.

Playful Streets are run by communities and are a low cost, safe and easy way to turn your street into a play space, by limiting access to vehicles for a few hours and opening streets to play. At Playful Streets children and neighbours can safely play and socialize outside — just like you did when you were young!

Playful Streets are meant to be good fun, find out more at and register your interest in setting up a Playful Street.

Communities Get Moving funding information

A message from the Fingal Sports Office below-

Dear Community Centres,

Fingal Sports Office sent the Communities Get Moving funding out to you over 3 months ago after the community centre network meeting to apply for funding.

So far no community centres have applied for the funding, we have extended the funding deadline until the 26th May

Please note you receive an email straight away when you apply so please make sure you receive this to ensure you submit the application properly

Please see link here for Community Get Moving Fund –

All details on the grant can be found in the flyer above.

We will be sharing this across our social media platforms this week to extend it to community clubs/groups as uptake with community centres has been so low.

Any queries, please don’t hesitate to email me

Chloe Farrell, Sports Development Officer, Fingal County Council

Mobile: 087 6269729


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