Glasnevin Cemetery Museum
Today we remember one of the many civilian children killed during the Easter Rising of 1916. John Francis Foster was born in Dublin, and lived with his parents at 18 Manor Place, Stoneybatter, Dublin7. On the 24th April John Francis Foster was caught in the crossfire whilst his mother Catherine pushed his pram towards the city centre from their home. A gun battle broke out and John was shot outside the Father Matthew Hall on Church Street. He later died in Richmond Hospital, he was aged 2 years and 10 months. He was buried in Glasnevin Cemetery.
Patrick Pearse led a group of Volunteers into Dublin’s General Post Office (the GPO) on Sackville Street (now O’Connell Street) on this day 1916. He read aloud a proclamation declaring Ireland a Republic. Copies were posted across the city and Republican forces took up their posts in various buildings and landmarks across the capital.
On this day 1916; While the leaders of the Irish Republican Brotherhood have their council of war, revolutionaries across the city ready themselves for battle.
The story of Glasnevin Cemetery and those buried here is central to the history of the 1916 Easter Rising. The full significance of this is explore in our 1916 Rising Centenary Exhibition. For more details please see http://bit.ly/1916RisingGlasnevin
Glasnevin Ladies Basketball team
Glasnevin Ladies before Top Four Final. Lifting the trophy wasn't to be but fantastic achievement to beat Dublin Lions in the semi to reach the final. Congrats to Rathmines on their win. Thanks to coach Alex for a fantastic second half season.
TOP FOUR WEEKEND and we play at 1pm on Saturday 22nd in the Arena versus Dublin Lions. Drop in and support us if you are in the area 🏀😄
Wishing our fellow master player Ann Zammit (Skelly) a very happy '0' birthday. The birthday drinks are on us when we meet 🍾🎉
Glasnevin Ladies finished the season on Friday night with a win against Oblates. The ladies secured a Top Four finish and play Dublin Lions on Saturday 22nd April in the Arena at 1pm. #dlbb
Dunboyne 4 Glasnevin 4 Glasnevin win 4-3 on penalties Glasnevin keeper Stuey O’Dwyer was the hero saving 2 penalties in the shoot-out of this Wally Winn cup semi-final in Summerhill Road. Wally himself would have been on the edge of his seat throughout this 4-4 thriller as both teams emptied the tank in their efforts to advance the final. A terrible start by The Diggers saw us 2 nil down after only 20 minutes but two goals before the break from Graham Quinn and Glen Fleming put us right back in it. Soon after the restart Davey O’Brien scored from the spot to make it 3-2. Dunboyne showed why they are top of the LSL Saturday Premier Division responding with 2 quick goals to put them 4-3 in front. Despite a gruelling pace to the game the Glasnevin heads didn’t drop. With 10 minutes to go Graham Howard picked up a pass from the left wing, composed himself and let fly a 30 yard screamer into the top right hand corner to make it 4-4. Dunboyne could have nicked it in the last minute only for keeper Stuey O’Dwyer to get a foot to a shot heading for his net. After 20 minutes of extra time deadlock the game went to penalties. Graham Quinn, Graham Howard, Wayne Quinn and Lee Sutton dispatch their spot kicks with aplomb. When Stuey O’Dwyer saved Dunboyne’s fourth penalty Davey O’Brien stepped up to claim the glory but probably for the first time in his life his missed the spot kick. Stuey rose to the occasion saving Dunboyne’s last kick to send The Diggers to the Wally Winn cup final. Well done to both teams for a fantastic match. Best of luck to Dunboyne in their efforts to win the league.
Our LSL senior team are away to Dunboyne tomorrow in the cup semi final. Venue: Summerhill Road. Kick off: 1pm All support welcome.
THIS weekend's Schoolboy Fixtures Saturday, April 22 U8 Emerald: Verona vs. Glasnevin (Coolmine Pk, 11.30am) Sunday, April 23 U9 Purple: Glasnevin vs Lakelands (Albert College Pk, 10.30am) U10 E1: No Game U11C: Castleknock Celtic vs. Glasnevin (Porterstown Pk 1.30pm) U11E: Glasnevin vs. St Theresa's (Griffith Pk 10.30am) U12.5: Glasnevin vs. Lakelands (Albert College, 11.30am)
GLASNEVIN FC 2017 Easter Raffle Results: Here are the results of the club’s annual Easter Raffle, held in the Tolka House on Saturday, April 15, Congrats to all our winners – and our deep felt sympathy is with those who were not so lucky this time. But we appreciate all your support. Have a great Easter weekend €250 - Louise Roxburgh €100 – Peggy Dunne €75 – Craig Wright €50 – Mark Kavanagh €50 – Aidan Kane €50 – Paidi Sweeney SPOTS: Wine x 2 & glasses – Tom Wright Wine x 2 & glasses – Paul Ryan Wine x 2 & glasses – Mairead Stynes Wine x 2 & glasses – Patricia O’Brien BPM Drinks – Patricia Swords BPM Drinks – Karen O’Brien BPM Drinks - Andy Clarke Double Deckers - Kim Hayes Double Deckers – Tony Dempsey Picnic bars – Matt Nugent Picnic bars – Ann O’Neill
The Glasnevin Musical Society
** Stagecraft Workshop with Tony Finnegan ** this Sunday, 23rd April 2017 from 2pm - 5pm. Email email@example.com Limited places ..... so book now ... you know you want to!
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Stagecraft Workshop with Tony Finnegan. Sunday 23rd April from 2pm to 5pm. Email Niall at email@example.com
Break legs to the cast of Legally Blonde, Leixlip Musical & Variety Group. A special mention to Niamh Redmond. Hope you all have a super run.