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Posted on September 13, 2010

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Climbing Wall

The Canal Communities Regional Youth Service operate a mobile climbing tower which is available primarily to youth/community projects and groups in the Canal Communities Area of Dublin City. It can also be hired by youth projects and groups outside Dublin.

The Mobile Climbing Wall can be used for a wide range of events to include motivational exercises, training and development events and corporate challenges.

The Mobile Climbing Wall is transported on an integral trailer system and erected via a hydraulic system – if outdoors, the trailer remains attached for stability whereas if indoors, the trailer can be detached to reduce the floor space required. On average the Tower requires 30 minutes to have it positioned, erected and ready to use.

The dimensions of the Mobile Climbing Wall are as follows:
Height – 7.5 metres
Base – 2.7 metres x 2.7 metres (excluding trailer)

The Mobile Climbing Wall has four climbing routes and can accommodate up to four climbers simultaneously with a range of difficulty on each route giving a total of sixteen climbing routes/options on the tower.

The Mobile Climbing Wall contains a  clip and climb system that allows climbers to enjoy the climbing experience in complete safety and comfort. An instructor shall be on hand to assist climbers in the use of the personal safety equipment, harnesses, helmets as well as specific coaching in climbing itself.

The activity including the Tower and all of the PPE is suitable for budding climbers from 3 years of age upwards with no upper limit.

For more information please contact us on 01 473 8439 or at

Climbing Wall Cert of Conformity

Climbing Wall Booking Request form

CCRYS Mobile Climbing Wall Briefing Sheet

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Posted on July 12, 2010

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Sports Day Poster CCRYS, The Canal Communities Intercultural Centre, St. Michael’s Estate Family Resource Centre and St. Michael’s Parish Youth Project have organised a Family Sports Day in St. Michael’s Estate on Wednesday July 14th from 2pm, all welcome!

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Posted on July 1, 2010

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For more information see below:

Reelmagic 2010

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Posted on June 8, 2010

markerInchicore Variety Group

The Inchciore Varity Group proudly presents:


A show not to be missed!

Date: Wed 30th June to Sat 3rd July 2010

Venue: Arus Mhuire Hall, Oblate Grounds, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Time: 8pm each evening

Ticket Price: €12 Adults, €6 Children

With a large cast there is plenty of entertainment for all ages!

Contact Kay 0868627739

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Posted on June 1, 2010

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The Works Weekend is hosting an Amateur Photographic Competition over the two days, 17th – 18th July.

They are asking for images that have been taken from within the Inchicore/Kilmainham area that is naturally defined by and includes the Grand Canal, the River Liffey, the South Circular Road.

There are four categories:
Architecture/Buildings (and cityscapes)
People/portraits (and social events)
Wildlife (plant or animal)
Waterways (and locks and bridges)

and there are three age groups for entrants:
a) under 12
b) 12-18
c) over 18

Our aim is to encourage budding photographers of all ages and persuasions to record their personal view of Inchicore, to encourage people to look at their lives and occupations, homes and social events, environment and history, to present a broad and varied portrait of the area from many perspectives.

If you are a school or community group, perhaps you could record a current project, or simply send students off on their own to record what happens between the waterways and South Circular Road.

The subject must be fresh and interesting and we hope the photographer will have a sense of visual awareness and of the unusual.

The first round – entries to be submitted by email before 7th June 2010

Up to five images from any of the categories to be sent in jpeg format (max size 300k each) to email:

Please write PHOTOWORKS and your own name in the subject line.

Include in the body of the email to qualify for entry:

  • your full name and address
  • the title and category for each image
  • the location of the photo
  • confirmation that you wish to be included on dedicated Picasa web page for public viewing

The second round: a committee will select the photos for exhibition and you will be informed by email if any of your images have been selected.

The third round: we will ask you to print a selected image which will be delivered to a collection point in Inchicore village to be announced and will be put into the exhibition at the ‘Wallace Space’ on Grattan Crescent.

The fourth round: photographs will be displayed in the ‘Wallace Space’ and judged by a selected committee. One prize will be awarded in each category.

Winners will be announced at the press view and Works Weekend launch on Friday 16th July at 6:30pm.

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Posted on May 31, 2010

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Are you interested in offering a young person the opportunity to
experience irish life and culture in a family home?

Are you interested in offering a young person the opportunity to experience Irish life and culture in a family home?

St Michael’s Youth Project, Inchicore and the ABMI Munchen, Germany, have come together to build an innovative new European Exchange programme for young adults interested in Irish Art, Music and Culture.

They are looking for local residents in Inchicore, Kilmainham, Islandbridge, Rialto who have the capacity to accommodate a young person in their home between July 5th and July 29th.

Accommodation & breakfast to be provided; a daily supplement will be reimbursed.

If you are interested and would like to know more about this great opportunity, please contact Claudia at (0870913832) or in St Michaels Parish Youth Project on 4544791.

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Posted on May 27, 2010

markerVolunteer Appreciation Night

You and all of the volunteers in your club/ group or project are invited to join us for a Barbecue in our Back Garden!

We want to show our appreciation for the tireless hard work and commitment from volunteers in the Canal Communities Area.

We will be presenting certificates to volunteers who have completed training programmes over the last 12 months.

Date: Wednesday  23rd June 2010

Time: 7.30pm ‘til late!

Venue: Canal Communities Regional Youth Service Offices,
23 Tyrconnell Rd, Inchicore, Dublin 8

Contact: Fiona Joyce, Development Worker CCRYS

Phone: 01 4738439


*Please note that this is an over 18s event

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Posted on March 25, 2010

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The Canal Communities Partnership will run a six week storytelling course.

This course is open to disabled people of the Canal Communities Partnership Area.

You don’t need any experience in storytelling, however an interest in telling your story is important.

The classes will be held in St. Michael’s Community Parish Centre ever Tuesday from April 13th to 18th May 2010 from 11am to 1pm. There is no charge for this course

Places are limited so booking is essential before Monday 12
th April. Contact Maureen at 4732196 or for more information

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Posted on March 4, 2010

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Inchicore Women’s Group
(Kilmainham, Inchicore, Islandbridge and Bluebell)


Date: Thursday 18th March 2010
Venue: Canal Communties Partnership, Oblates View, Tyrconnell Road, Inchicore
Time: 10am to 12noon

To book your place before the 16th March please contact Maureen on 01 4732196.

Places are limited so book early!

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Posted on February 18, 2010






We are recruiting volunteers for local Youth Clubs, Youth Groups, Sports Clubs, Afterschools Clubs, Community Festivals and an Education Project.
If you have any particular skills you feel you could use please let us know!

Introductory meetings will take place on Thursday March 4th 2010

For Further information contact:
Fiona Joyce, Development Worker
Canal Communities Regional Youth Service
PH. 01 4738439   Email:

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