SAGRA Newsletter Update

Twice a year we publish 2,500 copies of our newsletter. These are distributed throughout Sandycove and Glasthule by our team of over 60 volunteers.

In light of social distancing recommendations and coccooning, and to ease the burden on our distributors, the committee decided that we would produce an online only version of the newsletter ie we would not get it printed. You can see this here: https://issuu.com/liammadden7/docs/sgranewsletter0520_a.

After the newsletter was finished the committee decided to print a small batch of newsletters. You can pick up your free copy from Eamonn’s Bookshop in Sandycove.

Box of printed newsletters

The May newsletter usually contains the membership application form which traditionally would be brought with payment to our AGM. This process has now been brought online. You can now pay your membership subscription through the following link:

https://pay.myeasypay.com/myeasypay1.aspx?id=14

Photographs of Sandycove and Glasthule March-May 2020

Work is progressing on the May edition of the SAGRA newsletter. It is planned to have an article featuring recent photographs of Sandycove and Glasthule contributed by residents of the area.

The photos will be captioned in the newsletter in this format: “Subject Date, Photographer” eg “Otranto Park April 2020, L Madden”.

If you would like to contribute please email photo with photographer name and where it was taken to editor@sandycoveandglasthule.ie by Wednesday 6th May.

There are no guarantees of publication.

SAGRA Announcements

In light of the current crisis, the SAGRA committee have decided:

  • The residents meeting (AGM) scheduled for May 25th is cancelled.
  • Our AGM will be held instead on Monday November 30th, 8pm in St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre.
  • Our May newsletter will be produced as usual and available mid May. The newsletter will not be printed but will be distributed online.

Liam Madden.
Chairperson, Sandycove and Glasthule Residents Association.

Covid-19 Supports

The following are some contacts that might prove useful.

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
The Council have setup a multi agency #COVID19 Community Response Forum with a dedicated phone line at 01 271 3199 where teams are available to the at risk elderly, vulnerable & isolated, particularly those in need of receiving essential services.
Phone line will be open from 9am Monday 30 March.

St Vincent de Paul
If you need help or advice in any way – or would like us to visit you – perhaps you might be lonely – then
please contact us in strict confidence by
e-mail (anytime) glasthulesvp@gmail.com or
call 087 2552589 between 9-5 Monday to Friday
www.svp.ie

Alone
ALONE have launched a COVID-19 support line for older people Working in collaboration with the Department of Health and the HSE.
Call 0818 222 024 if you have concerns about your own wellbeing, or the wellbeing of an older person you know.
www.alone.ie

Samaritans
Whatever you’re going through, you can call any time, from any phone for FREE.
Call 116 123
jo@samaritans.ie
www.samaritans.ie

Pieta House
Talk to a therapist any time, day or night. If you need someone to talk to, whatever you’re going through, you can call anytime for FREE on 1800 247 247.
www.pieta.ie

Dún Laoghaire Garda
An Garda Síochána are offering assistance to the older and/or vulnerable persons in our local community at this time.
01 666 5000

HSE
www2.hse.ie/coronavirus/

For information on cocooning:
https://www2.hse.ie/conditions/coronavirus/at-risk-groups.html

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/923825-guidance-on-cocooning-to-protect-people-over-70-years-and-those-extr/

dlr Sports Partnership
Tips on keeping active
www.dlrsportspartnership.ie

Fund Raising Art Auction 30th March

Imogen Stuart is one of Ireland’s most respected artists. Her impressive body of work can be found in churches, universities, parks and civic settings throughout the country. She has lived in Sandycove and worked in the same studio for sixty years. Still working at the age of 92, Imogen has designed a stone sculpture for Otranto Park in Sandycove.

The piece will measure some twelve feet in height and weigh more than three tonnes. Triangular in cross section the sculpture curves and tapers as it rises, with figurative carving on the two sides looking out to sea, while on the third face, inscribed in both Irish and English, will be an ancient Irish text carved in raised lettering.

As part of the fundraising activity, there will be an auction of 47 lots from 37 different artists including eleven drawings by Imogen. Ian Whyte, the highly regarded art auctioneer, has kindly offered to conduct the auction, which will be held on 30th March 2020 in the National Maritime Museum, in Dún Laoghaire.

See catalog.

Neighbours Evening

Our annual get together will take place on Thursday 27th September at 8pm. The venue is the Presentation Brothers House. The entrance is down the lane to the left of the house and in to the right.

The theme for the evening is indoor activities in the area. There will be a special presentation on Men’s Sheds.

AGM

Our AGM will be held on Monday May 28th in St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre, Glasthule.

The meeting starts at 8pm.

We will have a presentation by An Garda.