Enjoy Fabulous Fun in Finglas this summer at Finglas Festival 2015


Dublin City Council’s Finglas Area Office is delighted to support the Finglas Festival, which returns this summer, after an absence of over a decade.  The festival celebrates the very strong community spirit within the Finglas area and promises an exciting week of events from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th July 2015. This festival is welcomed and supported by local businesses.
Highlights of the week brought to you by Dublin City Council in conjunction with the Finglas Festival Office are:

Opera in the Open – Wednesday 15th July 2015 at 12.45pm, Finglas Civic Centre, Mellows Road.  This is a free event and is open to all.  Opera in the Open will be presenting a mixed programme of operatic favourites from works such as ‘Carmen’ and La Boheme’. No prior booking necessary.

A Celebration of Poetry in Finglas – an evening of poetry readings with Ireland’s Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan and her friends - Friday 17th July 2015 at 19.45pm to be held in St. Canice’s Parish Hall, Church Street, Finglas.  Tickets are €5 in aid of Irish Cancer Society Daffodil Centre available at the door on the night or from the Finglas Festival Office, Poppintree Mall, Finglas.

Finglas Fun Run – Saturday 18th July 2015 at 11am.  The route starts at Erin’s Isle GAA Club.  Further details on the route, registration forms and fees are available from the Finglas Supervalu Store and the Finglas Festival Office or online at     www.finglasfestival.com

For Further Information please contact:
Larry Dooley, Senior Community Officer, Finglas Area Office, (01) 2225404

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Notes To The Editor:
‘A Celebration of poetry in Finglas’ promises an evening of poetry and music and lots of fun.  

Paula Meehan is one of Ireland’s best known contemporary poets. She was born and reared in the north inner city of Dublin. She moved with her family to Finglas where she spent her teenage years immersed in music and poetry. She was educated at Trinity College and in the United States where she studied for a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Poetry. She has worked in literacy projects, in the prisons, in community settings, and in the universities. She has received many awards for her work and poetry has brought her all over the world. Paula was inducted into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame last February and is a member of Aosdána.

Paula will be joined by her friends Finglas poet Rachael Hegarty and Theo Dorgan, poet, prose writer and broadcaster.  The members of St. Helena’s Creative Writers Group will also contribute to the evening entertainment.  Music will be provided by the Forever Young Chorus – visit the group on Facebook-The Forever Young Chorus Finglas.

Opera in The Open
Opera in The Open has successfully presented an annual series of ‘pocket operas’ and galas on behalf of Dublin City Council for the past 16 years.  The company is delighted to participate in the Finglas Festival.