The Parish Centre Today 

Since it opened in 2003 the Parish Centre has become a hive of activity with something going on every day. Whitehall Active Retirement Association and Queen of Hearts Bridge Club are just two of the groups whose origins have started with the Centre. The weekly schedule of activities has something for everyone. 
 
Whitehall Active Retirement Association or (W.A.R.A.) organise bowls on Mondays and Thursdays, a Book Club which meets once a month, a coffee morning once a month and regular outings to various places. 
Not To Be Missed! 
They hold yearly summer and Christmas parties 
Mondays we have Weight Watchers and the Monday Club, Tuesdays is Yoga, Sequence Dancing, Citizens’ Information Centre twice a month, Bingo, and of course, the Theology Course organised by the Mater Dei Institute of Education which commenced in January 2006. Wednesday we have the Toddlers’Club, which has become very popular over the years, thanks in no small part to Pam Daly who has been with us from the beginning. Also on Wednesday we have social services bowls in the afternoon and the Four Aces Bridge Club in the evening. Thursday is flower arranging, Caint le Micheál and once monthly Scrap Booking and Friday is Queen of Hearts and Novice Bridge Clubs. 
 
We also have a Sunday Afternoon of Modern Sequence Dancing on a monthly basis. In addition to this we also hire out rooms for various functions, private parties, workshops etc. The feedback we have received, over the years, from people who hire the Centre has been the height of praise for the Centre and its volunteers. 
 
With the exception of FÁS workers, the Centre is run by volunteers without whose help it would be difficult to maintain day-to-day activities. 
Another great facility at the Centre is the Coffee Shop. From Monday to Sunday (excluding Saturday) you can meet and chat with your friends over a lovely cup of coffee and fresh scones. 
Our main sources of fundraising (which are very well supported) are the Parish Centre Lotto, Easter Raffle, Strawberry and Christmas Fayres. We also raise funds by selling second-hand books in the Centre. 

Activities 

Sequence Dancing 

On Tuesday afternoons from 2.30p.m. - 4.30p.m. 
in the Main Hall, Gerry and Joan 
teach Modern and Latin Sequence dancing. 
Cost €7 
Get your dancing shoes on and 
come and join us for an afternoon of fun. 
 
 
 
 

Crochet Classes 

Crochet Classes (for all levels) are held on Wednesdays in the Parish Centre. 
Morning class from 11.30a.m. to 1.00p.m. 
Evening classes from 7.00 - 8.15p.m. & 8.30p.m. to 10.00p.m. 
Five week course costs €50 and includes crochet hook. 
Please note the early evening class (a shorter time period) is a 6 week course. 
For more information and to book your place please contact Sonya at 086 0711379 or leave your name and number at Reception, Parish Centre. 

Care & Repair Service/Home Care Repair Service 

This service for older people has been in transition with the change from the Ballymun - Whitehall Partnership to the Tolka Area Partnership. For the next few months only the phone number changes. 
Basically they will do work that is too small to be of commercial value to a tradesman, such as gardening, painting, installing grab rails, light bulbs, etc. 
Phone Gerry at 01 836 1666

The Four Aces Bridge Club 

The Four Aces Bridge Club meet every Wednesday evening in the Parish Centre at 7.00p.m. 
There is currently FOUR places available, if you would like to become a member please contact Gertie at 085 1226023
 
 
 
 
 
 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease 

Siel Bleu Ireland adapted exercise classes for people with COPD will take place every Thursday from 12 noon to 1.00p.m. in the Parish Centre 
For more information contact 
 
 
 

Meeting Rooms 

Meeting rooms are available in the Parish Centre. 
Rooms will hold from 30 to 150 people (depending on seating requirements). 
For further information contact Tina at Parish Centre. 
Phone 8375274 
 

Toddler Club 

Wednesdays 10.00 - 12.00p.m. 
The Toddler Club is an opportunity for Mums and Dads, grandparents and minders to relax for a chat and a cup of tea or coffee while the children play beside them with a great selection of toys. 

Comhrá le Micheál 

Would you like to learn simple conversational Irish? 
Now's your chance
All levels will be catered for. 
Just talk to Micheál - 087 1385 039 
 

Yoga Class 

Tuesday morning Yoga class 10.30a.m. with Mary O'Connor, suitable for all ages. 
Come along and bring a mat Cost €5. 
No evening Yoga classes available 
 

Baby Yoga and Infant Massage 

Baby Yoga 
Monday 10.30 -12.00 noon 
3.5 months onwards 
cost €100 
A fun, nourishing, bonding, relaxing way to exercise with your baby, physical activity to help your baby sleep more deeply, interaction with others, and deep relaxation which helps parents to cope with the stress of early parenting. 
Infant Massage 
Monday 12.00-1.30p.m. 
Brith to Pre-crawling 
cost €100 
Cost includes organic oils and massage manual. 

Bonding: enchances communication. Stimulation: of all senses. 

Relief: from Colic, Gas and Constipation. 
Relaxation: for both you and your baby. 
Fun and quality time spent with your baby. 
Both courses run consecutively for 5 weeks. VHI, VIVAS, BUPA accredited. 
Contact Ruth now at 087 6459922 CIMI, Birthlight Yoga Teacher. 

Parish Centre Activities 

Day 
Time  
Activity 
Mon 
2pm 
WARA Bowls 
 
6pm 
Weight Watchers 
 
7.15pm 
Weight Watchers 
 
7pm 
Monday Club - for young adults with special needs.  
Tues 
10am 
Yoga & Light Exercise - with Mary O'Connor, suitable for all ages. bring a mat 
 
2.30pm 
Sequence Dancing - a wide variety of dances. Cost 7 Euro 
 
7.30pm 
Yoga & Light Exercise - with Mary O'Connor. Bring a mat -Cost €8  
Wed 
10am 
Toddler Club - children to play with toys while parents & minders chat over a cup of coffee. Cost 3 Euro per adult.  
 
11.30 am 
Crochet - a course for learners and improvers.  
 
2-4pm 
Bowls - learn how to play in a fun atmosphere. Cost 2 Euro (includes tea & biscuits. 
 
7.15pm 
Four Aces Bridge Club - private club for members. 
 
7.30pm 
Devine Mercy Prayer Group 
 
8.30pm 
Crochet Class - a course for beginners and improvers.  
Thur 
10a.m.  
Comhrá le Michéal - practice the Irish language.  
 
2pm 
WARA Bowls 
 
6.45pm 
Comhrá le Michéal  
Fri 
2pm 
Queen of Hearts Club - weekly tournament for club members. (Open at 1.30pm for set up.) 

Whitehall Active Retired Association 

New Contact Phone for WARA: 089 4656193 
Generally calls will be answered Monday to Friday between 1.00p.m. and 5.00p.m. 
or leave a message with name, phone number and reason for the call and we will call back as quickly as possible.