All posts by Marlay Guild

September 2021 to June 2022

Nollaig na mBan – 6 January 2022

Marlay Guild ICA members meeting up in Marlay Park for the annual Nollaig na mBan walk.

Dublin Federation Weekend – May 2022

Dublin Federation weekend 2022

Christmas Jumper Meet Up in Marlay Park

Some members met up in Marlay Park for a mince pie and a chat.

Stories from a Photo Album Book Launch

During lockdown last year, our member Rita O’Regan signed up for a memoir writing course through Tallaght Library. Her stories are now being published in a new book “Stories from a Photo Album”, which is being launched on Wednesday.

Join in the launch on Zoom!

“Stories from a Photo Album” is the culmination of a memoir writing project led by Dr Cathy Fowley from Silver Thread in collaboration with the County Library, Tallaght, and supported by funding from Creative Ireland South Dublin.

The book launch event will take place online via Zoom at 7 pm on Wednesday 8th December. Sign up on Eventbrite and a link and password will be sent to you by email before the launch.

Babushka Boxes

Thank you to all the members who brought up their Babushka and Dadushka shoeboxes for collection. Our guild member, Monica Daffy, was very pleased to accept a full car load of shoeboxes to go to Belarus.

Hillwalking Group

The hillwalking group enjoyed a lovely late-November autumnal walk in Massey’s Wood; weather was perfect for walking and the scenery was heartlifting. The walk was then followed by coffee and scones in Timbertrove, which is well set up for outdoor snacking.

The next walk will be on December 14th, weather permitting. Details from Rachel Gillen. All ICA Marlay members are welcome to join this group.

ICA Procedures Committee

The National Office has put out a call for nominations for the Procedures Committee – closing date for nominations is 16th December 2021

Terms of Reference

Nomination Form

Future events

While we are still working out when and how we can start back with our regular indoor meetings, the committee of Marlay Guild are organising some events for members.

Members will be notified about upcoming events via text message and here on the website.

Wednesday Walks in Marlay Park

Walking around Marlay Park. Meet at 10:45 in front of the house at Marlay, every Wednesday.

Tuesday Walks on more challenging routes

A group of walkers have been meeting up for more challenging walks, generally of about a 2 hour duration. For more information, contact Rachel Gillen.

25th November 2021 – An Grianan

Unfortunately, our trip to An Grianan for the Christmas One Day Demonstrations was cancelled.

2022 – International Night

The country selected this year is Canada. On the night we will have a baking competition of homemade cookies or biscuits using maple syrup, so get practicing!

Yoga with Helen

Yoga started back on 30th September. There are three classes each Thursday morning.

October – Picnic in the Park

On 14th October, the group met in Marlay Park for a picnic.

October – Nordic Walking in Kilruddery

On 13th October, one group went on a Nordic Walk with a very experienced and interesting instructor, another group enjoyed the the beautiful gardens of Kilruddery House.

September Zoom talk

Cathy Scuffil, Dublin Historian gave us a really interesting talk about Alderman Michael Flanagan, who owned or had an interest in much of South Dublin from the 1830s to the 1930s.

September Meet and Greet in Marlay Park

An outdoor “meet and greet” coffee morning in was held on 9th September in Marlay Park. Around 40 members attended.