Date: Saturday, 30th September 2017

Time: 7.30pm, dinner 8 o’clock sharp

Venue: Beaufield Mews, Stillorgan

Guest Speaker: An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD

Refreshments: Three course sit-down meal with wine.

Price: €150*

**Limited seating, book now to avoid disappointment**

*Note that 30% of proceeds will go to Dublin Rathdown Fine Gael

Dear Friend,

I am delighted to invite you to my annual fundraiser dinner with an Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD.

The Taoiseach will be coming to Stillorgan as my esteemed guest speaker on the night. This will be an intimate dinner to raise funds for my re-election as a TD and I thought that you might like the opportunity to meet and network with him and other local business owners.

This is an important time in Irish politics. Fine Gael in Government is ensuring that the economic recovery delivers for Irish families. Your support will go a long way to ensure I will retain my seat in Dublin Rathdown and continue to contribute to the Government’s work on behalf of the country

**Invitations available on EventBrite at the following link

If you wish to pay using an alternative method or have any further questions, please contact Eoin in my office ( / (01) 618 3371) and he will be happy to assist.**

I would really welcome and appreciate your support. Please feel free to invite your friends and family.

I look forward to talking to you on the evening,

Best wishes,
Josepha Madigan TD



The Little Book of Stillorgan

Hugh Oram, author of The Little Book of Stillorgan, is writing a second book on Stillorgan for which he is looking for old photographs, as described by him below:

“The sort of images I’m looking for are as follows:

old shops and businesses, including pubs, hotels and restaurants;
old transport scenes (buses and trains);
old cars;
street scenes;
old mansions that have been demolished;
old scenes at schools and churches;
commemorative events like the opening of new churches and other new facilities in the Stillorgan area;
the early years of the shopping centre;
construction scenes, e.g. the dual carriageway;
well-known people connected with Stillorgan;
entertainment events and entertainers connected with Stillorgan over the years;
old photos of St John of God’s and other charitable institutions connected with Stillorgan.”
He would be very grateful for any photos – he needs between 160 and 200 images and so far has about 70.

An emailed attachment is the best way to send photos to him; his email is:



Please place your Blue Tokens in the middle box for the next 8 weeks – Tesco Community Fund (Stillorgan branch) are supporting the Bronze Sculpture of Stillorgan born artist Sir William Orpen which will be unveiled later this year by Ronnie Wood (upon completion of the current building project in the Shopping Centre









UCD Digital Library is delighted to present a significant collection of photographs from the albums of G. & T. Crampton Ltd., one of Dublin’s best-known construction companies.
G. & T. Crampton Ltd. was founded by George J. Crampton in 1879. The present name dates to 1905, reflecting the founder’s partnership with his nephew Tom Crampton. For most of its history, G. & T. Crampton Ltd. was based in Ballsbridge, where it was responsible for numerous buildings including the former fire station, library, US Embassy, former Jury’s hotel and many office blocks. It earned an excellent reputation for quality, with its joinery works being particularly celebrated, and was also known as a ‘good’ employer.

While its activities have spanned all sectors, including commercial, industrial, residential, education and hospitality, G. & T. Crampton Ltd. is perhaps most associated in the public mind with its private housing developments. The term ‘Crampton-built’ is frequently employed by estate agents to signify the high quality of its dwellings at Herbert Park, Booterstown and Clonskeagh. Throughout the twentieth century, the company was also heavily involved in building public housing schemes for Dublin Corporation. Although long-associated with Dublin, G. & T. Crampton Ltd. has undertaken work throughout Ireland and overseas, ranging from new builds to extensions, expansions and refurbishments.

At the heart of Dublin’s development for over a century, G. & T. Crampton Ltd. has been responsible for many iconic buildings, including the UCD building at Earlsfort Terrace (now the National Concert Hall), the St. Stephen’s Green Shopping Centre, and the International Financial Services Centre (IFSC).

View the collection at:

The UCD Digital Library is an institutionally supported, preservation-oriented digital repository that holds a freely available, globally accessible, heterogeneous collection of resources from UCD’s cultural heritage repositories and an increasing number of data assets captured or produced by UCD research activities. It is accessible at





Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council, run a series of free guided tours for the Spring and Summer seasons.

The Spring into Heritage events are aimed specifically at students, active retired, Historical societies, families and tourist local and national with an interest in local heritage. These events are timed to suit all, as they start at earlier times to our Summer of Heritage events.

All events are free except the tour of Dublin Bay, this biosphere tour comes at a discounted rate for students of €10 Euros and teachers go free with their students.

This year’s Spring Programme has 9 guided tours to offer the public and these run over a 7 day week for 8 weeks to allow all a chance to visit our Heritage sites