September 2022 to June 2023

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Age Well Expo –
June 2023

Along with Shankhill ICA, we attended the Age Well Expo and put forward the positive face of the ICA.

Marlay Guild 30th Anniversary Party

We ended our year with a party, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the formation of the Marlay Guild. The sub-committee created a wonderful atmosphere, with decorations around the room. The evening included a wine and cheese reception, a few stories from years gone by, a wonderful performance from the Ballinteer Mens Choir, tea and goodies.

Our thanks to SuperValu Churchtown who provided the wine & cheese, the Ballinteer Mens Choir who took the trouble to learn and perform “Our Land” and to the sub-committee and all the helpers who made everything look so well and who took such good care of all the guests.

Charity Night
for Women’s Aid

On 11th May, Marlay Guild held a Bring and Buy Sale – all funds raised were for Women’s Aid.

Guild members brought plants, books, crafts, children’s clothes, a wonderful assortment of gifts and knick knacks which were sold on the night. No charity night would be complete without the raffle – ours included two beautiful hampers and other gifts.

Alf Monaghan –
Monastic Ireland, a gift from the Nile

Tuesday walking group

New Committee 2023-24

The new committee was elected at the AGM on 23rd March, and positions were allocated to the committee members at the first committee meeting in April.

The new committee is:

  • Liza Toye, President
  • Angeline Whelan, Vice President
  • Rosemary Lawlor, Secretary
  • Margaret Howett, Treasurer
  • Colette Appleby, Crafts
  • Laura Malone, Produce and International
  • Liz Walsh, Sports & Leisure / PRO
  • Monica Daffy, Membership
  • Pauline Maguire, An Grianan / Timire
  • Phyl Dollard, Assistant Treasurer
  • Valerie Lynch Kelly, Arts and Competitions

AGM 23 March 2023

Irish Night

Joe, Una and Peter came to our Irish Night – providing the music, leading the singing and taking part in the dancing, too!

Wednesday Walks in Marlay Park

Tuesday walking group

The Holistic Gardener

Fiann Ó Nualláin gave us a marvellous talk about how to use items from our own gardens and kitchens to create lotions, tinctures and all sorts to help keep ourselves healthy.

Mary Clarke Trophy

The annual Mary Clarke competition this year is a photography competition.

Take a colour photo with the theme “Nature – Scenic View” or take a black & white photo with the theme “Architecture – Featuring a Bridge”.

Photos to be 5×7 inches (13 x 18 cm) unmounted.

Photos entered must have been taken by a member of the Marlay Guild.

Competition date is Thursday 23rd of March.

Tuesday walking group

February Theatre Outing

International Night – Canada

Liza Toye gave us a presentation about Canada (history, geography, famous people), followed by Canada bingo, square dancing and plenty of Canadian-inspired sweet treats!

Dublin Federation Meeting

St. Brigid’s Day – Mary Kenney

Mary Kennedy spoke to us about St Brigid, as well as some stories from her career in RTE – and Dancing with the Stars.

January – Marie-Louise O’Donnell

Marie-Louise O’Donnell, Irish Broadcaster and Academic, shared some stories with us.

Ho Ho Ho – Christmas Dinner

A Berry Berry Christmas – Flower Arranging Demonstration

Christmas Demonstrations –
Outing to An Grianan

An Timire

Na triúr carde, Súin, Áine agus Sinéad, a labhairt ar “Beo Ar Eigean”.
(Súin is the niece of our Timire, Rachel)

Irish Language Podcast of the Year

November walk in Massey’s Woods

Christmas Card Making

Wednesday walk in Marlay Park – 16th November

Visit to the Mill Theatre – 11th November 2022

Meeting 10th November 2022

Meeting 27th October 2022

All things Italian!

Hill Walking 25th October 2022

Meeting 13th October 2022

The ICA National President, Hilda Roche, was our guest. The night included the usual business meeting, some singing, recitations, and our Charity Shop Fashion Show Extravaganza.

Tuesday Walking Group

22nd September 2022 – Brighid’s Diary

Our first in-person guild meeting was held on Thursday 22nd September – great to see so many friends back again.

Brighid (Biddy) McLaughlin, Journalist and Storyteller had us all enthralled with tales about her life.

Autumn Medley of Creativity
29 September 2022

Come along and discover creativity within your community; all activities free of charge.



Dublin Federation Weekend – 7, 8, 9 October

The autumn 2022 Dublin Federation weekend at An Grianan was held on 7-9 October.

An Grianan Outing – 6th December

One Day Christmas Demonstrations

The day includes morning tea/coffee & scones, traditional Christmas dinner and a one-day Christmas themed course of your choice. Cost is €65 plus transport.

To book a place, or find out more, contact Liza Toye.