On Wednesday 17th December,  the Parish Pastoral Council hosted another very enjoyable Christmas Concert

in the Church of Our Lady of Dolours, Glasnevin, performed by the Glasnevin Musical Society, this year also

included St. Mary’s Holy Faith Secondary School Girls Choir. The Glasnevin Musical Society were excellent and

performed a selection of Musical Hits, Poems and Christmas Carols and the very talented Girls Choir treated

us to a beautiful selection of Christmas Carols. The parishioners turned out in large numbers and there was a

great sense of community spirit around. Everyone enjoyed the concert and the Parish Council members received

very positive comments afterwards. When the concert finished, we all adjourned to the community centre

downstairs, where we enjoyed mulled wine, mince pies and other refreshments. It was great to see neighbours

and friends come together for such a lovely occasion and it was suggested by some parishioners that we should 

make this an annual event. As we all mingled, chatted and enjoyed a festive drink, the raffle got underway.

There was a great selection of prizes for the raffle, some of which were donated by parishioners and

some by local businesses.

Having cleared our expenses for the night, the remaining cash amounted to €1,465 which was donated to 

Br. Kevin, Capuchin Day Centre, Church St.  It was accepted with thanks and appreciation and a novena

of Masses was offered over Christmas for all concerned.  It was certainly a great night for the parish

but even more so, people were happy to be given the opportunity to contribute to the important

humanitarian work carried out on a daily basis by Br. Kevin in Church St.




Tesco Ireland - Voucher
Tolka House - Voucher
Woodies Glasnevin - Voucher
Reddy's Chemist, Mobhi Road, Gift Hamper
Brady's Butchers - Voucher 
Mc Mahon's Cafe on- Botanic Ave - Voucher
Fringe Hairdressing Mobhi Road - Wash and Blow-dry Voucher
George Smullen of Christmas Tree Sales donated the Christmas Tree to the parish.