Those with an interest in choral and church music are invited to a Concert in the College Chapel in St Patrick’s College (South Campus) Maynooth on December 6 at 8pm. The College Chapel Choir, the Schola Gregoriana Maynooth and the NUI Chamber Choir will perform works by Bach, Palestrina and Buxtehude accompanied by organist Niall Carroll. This concert is open to the general public.

This concert is being held in conjunction with a conference at the College remembering Heinrich Bewerunge, who occupied the Chair of Church Chant and Organ at Saint Patrick’s College for thirty-five years until his death in 1923. He was a gifted composer and arranger of liturgical music. The main conference details are available at the College website at


The local St Vincent de Paul shop at the Greenfield Shopping Centre is choc-a-bloc with toys and Christmas items which are all due to go on sale today, Tuesday December 4. Santa will be in the shop all day, and there is a great raffle with lots of prizes. The sale runs from 10am – 5.30pm. Don’t forget that there is a new “Value Venue” St Vincent de Paul shop which has recently opened on the Main Street. This sells clothing only, at rock-bottom prices (1-3 euro per item). It is open from 10am-5.30pm Monday to Saturday.


Maynooth Senior Citizens Committee would like to thank all those who supported their recent Sale of Work. The amount raised was €10,005 for which they are very grateful.


NUI Maynooth Research shows that blame, responsibility and demand for change following floods will in future determine adaptation to climate change.

New research published by NUI Maynooth researchers in Nature Climate Change shows that adaptation to climate change is likely to take place not as a smooth, planned process but as a series of crises, which will cause major disruption as instant short-term solutions are sought. The findings of the study could prove key to establishing how society changes to cope with more turbulent weather and more frequent mega storms.


The Creative Writing Group is holding their next meeting on Tuesday, December 4 at 6pm in the Library. Telephone 01 6285530 to enquire about joining.


There will be Storytelling with Julie Duane for Preschool Children on Monday December 10 at 10am in Maynooth Community Library. All children up to 5 years old and their parents/guardians are welcome to come along.


“The Theology of the Fall” is the intriguing title of a talk to be given by Prof. Stephen Williams, (Union Theological College, Belfast) in St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, Physics Hall on Tuesday December 4 at 7pm. All are welcome. For further details contact Peter at email: 01 - 708 3782


In association with Maynooth Film for all Film Club and Access Cinema,

Maynooth Library will be screening “The Shop around the Corner”

Starring James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan, two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another but without realising it they’re falling in love via the post, as each other’s penpal. The screening is on Thursday, December 6 at 10:30am

You can book for this in person at the desk, or by email: or by telephone on 01-6285530


The Maynooth Hillwalking Club are organising one of its popular Introductory Walks on Sunday December 16. This will be a pleasant walk in Phoenix Park area, finishing back at Farmleigh for Food Market and Christmas Activities in the House. Total distance will be around 10km, which should be completed in approximately 3 hours

Meet at 10am in Farmleigh car park, Phoenix Park. Check the website at for visitors’ rules.


The 2012 St Patrick’s College Christmas Card is now available. It features the window from the chapel dedicated to Saint Joseph, which is located behind the Main Altar of the College Chapel at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. This card, and several others from the Maynooth College Collection may be obtained from the Bookshop, on the North Campus.


The GAA is reminding all clubs that following the GAA’s Annual Congress in April 2012 a new rule has been enacted that makes it mandatory to use a mouthguard in all Gaelic football matches and training sessions from January 1, 2013. This includes all age grades up to and including minor. Mouthguards will become mandatory at U21 and Adult level from January 1, 2014.