November 2013

Histrorical Society Talk

13/11/2013 - Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road at 8 pm.

Histrorical Society Talk)

Billiard Tables, Making Money and Telescopes; Thomas and Howard Grubb manufactured telescopes for observatories around the world from their factory in Rathmines. Howard also produced the first submarine periscope and even designed the earliest anti-dazzle headlights for cars. Their story is a fascinating one of Victorian ingenuity and proof that we had a "smart economy" in Ireland long before the term was invented!

Local resident Tom Ray is Professor of Astronomy at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. The historical Dunsink Observatory where "Dublin Time" was kept is part of the Institute. Tom is involved in constructing the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope which is due for launch from close to Devil's Island in 2018. His other interests are how stars and planets are born and the study of ancient astronomicalsites such as Newgrange. When not doing Astronomy he pursues his other hobby, sailing.

The talk will take place in:

  • Presbyterian Church Hall, Dublin Road at 8 pm.
  • Wednesday 13 November
  • Free parking available in public car park opposite.
  • Admission €4. All welcome.

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Santa turning on the lights

23/11/2013 - New Street, Malahide

Santa turning on the lights)

Santa will be returning to Malahide Village on Saturday November 23rd. Toots: The Malahide Road Train´╗┐ will lead our parade this year from the archway in Malahide Marina Village and up New Street at 5 o’clock followed by choirs from the local schools. The lights will be turned on at 5.15pm with Santa arriving by Horse and Carriage at 5.30pm. Santa will spend time greeting the children and there will 1200 balloons and Lollipops given out afterwards by his elves!!

Volunteers are needed to help with balloons during the event from 5/ 5.30 but anyone interested will not be able to view the event so it's not suitable for anyone who wants to see the full event. They can contact the Malahide Chamber for further info.