Fingal Community Facilities Network Annual General Meeting, Castleknock Christmas Family Festival 2022 & Balbriggan Traveller Project Annual Christmas Mass

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The Annual General Meeting of the FCFN took place last Thursday in the Carlton Hotel, Tyrrelstown. A number of topics were covered under the agenda and also included a guest speaker from Fingal Volunteer Centre, a local service that links volunteers with organisations. Nominations to committees were announced, along with the news that the Chairperson of the FCFN, Jacinta Lowndes will be stepping down.

Chiara from Fingal Volunteer Centre
The team building workshop in full swing

A wreath making workshop was facilitated by Bernie and Chris from Huntstown Community Centre and the day was closed off with Christmas Lunch.

Castleknock Christmas Family Festival 2022

Castleknock Community Centre Laurel Lodge once again hosted their Christmas Family Festival.

120 children from the area visited Santa and his elves in the magical Santa Grotto and 24 crafters filled the main hall, selling an assortment of Christmas crafts and edible goodies.

There was family entertainment all day in the Hub 15 hall, with a selection of children choirs and young musicians. Blanchardstown Ukulele Group, the D15 Trad Band and Chunis Choir provided entertainment.

Castleknock Community Centre had the following to say after the event ‘A BIG thanks to all our volunteers who helped on the day to keep everything going so smoothly. A big shout out to the Men’s Group who stood out in the cold directing the traffic while we were all cosy indoors!!’

Balbriggan Traveller Project Annual Christmas Mass

The Balbriggan Traveller Project Annual Christmas Mass took place at the newly refurbished Matt Lane Community Facility which is the newest member of the Network and supported by the Community Facilities Unit. 

The Balbriggan Centre welcomed families for the mass served by the project which covers all Travelling communities in North Fingal.

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