Day for Life – Sunday, 16-Jun-24


Day for Life Sunday is celebrated annually with a special message by the Catholic Church across Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It is a day specifically dedicated to raising awareness and reflecting on the deep value and meaning of human life at every stage, and in every condition. On Sunday, June 16, the Church will mark Day for Life 2024 with a message on the theme: The Lord is my shepherd – Compassion and Hope at the End of Life.

This year’s message reminds us that Jesus did not send the sick away, rather He showed that life always has dignity and that there is no such a thing as a useless life. Catholics are called to defend this gift of life to its natural end and to protect vulnerable citizens from a culture that could pressure them into assisted suicide. In this way, we are encouraged to support people with the companionship of a listening ear, appropriate treatment, and the best of care, so that their last days can be times of grace, intimacy and love.

This message also includes a brief human-interest story about a young man named Matt, and the experience of a priest who ministered to Matt and his loved ones in his final months and days.  This grace-filled time proved to be a period of intense compassion and profound dignity, as well as faith enriching experience of love and generosity for all concerned.

The Day for Life message is available at

Summer Dues 2024

Palmerstown Camera Club Exhibition 22-23 June 2024

Palmerstown Festival 09 – 16 June 2024

Palmerstown Library – June 2024 Events

Please find following our events for June 2024. Booking is as detailed below. We hope to see you soon in Palmerstown Library.


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Palmerstown Library June Events



Wednesday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th June, 2.30pm.

For 3-5 years. Fáilte roimh cách, all welcome.


Family Tree History Research Group

Friday 7th June, 10.30am.

Come along to discuss ideas and exchange tips with fellow genealogy enthusiasts at different stages of family tree research.

All welcome.



Saturday 8th June, 12pm

For 3-5 years. Fáilte roimh cách, all welcome.


Art & Creativity with Elena

Saturday 8th June, 3.00pm

A creative art workshop with Elena Buttner. For 6-8 years (definitely no younger than this please).

Booking via


Father’s Day LED Card Workshop

Wednesday 12th June, 3pm

Make your own unique card which lights up, for someone special in your family. For 9-12 years.

Booking via


Red Line Presents: Celebrating Dubliners

Thursday 13th June, 7.30pm

At the Coach House, Palmerstown Village.

An evening to celebrate 110 years of Joyce’s iconic publication.

Free, booking via


Family Biongó as Gaeilge

Friday 14th June, 3pm

I cgomhar 5-12 d’aois agus a thuismitheoirí. Fáilte roimh cách. Picture Bingo in Irish (with words), for 5-12 year olds with their parent/guardian.

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2024 – National Day of Free Creativity for Children


Toddler Time with Sarah Sparkles

Saturday 15th June, 11.30am

Come along to the library for a fun session of rhymes, songs and activities. Aimed at toddlers accompanied by an adult to take part together. Book one ticket per child attending.

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Family Drumming Workshop

Saturday 15th June, 2.30pm

Let’s celebrate Cruinniú na nÓg by making some noise at the library with a drumming workshop! Thomas Annang Drumming & Dance is a professional drummer and dancer from Ghana based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. For age 7-10.

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Palmerstown Library Book Club

Friday 21st June, 11.45am

Come along to discuss ‘Book Lovers’ by Emily Henry and have a cuppa too!

Booking desirable if you’re not on the list already. Contact the library on 01-4678909 or or call in.


Musical Tots

Saturday 22nd June, 12noon.

A fun, educational music workshop for children from 6 months to pre-schoolers with their parent/guardian. Book one ticket per child attending, no ticket needed for adult.

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Family Snap Circuits

Saturday 22nd June, 2.30pm

Learn about electronics by putting together circuits which light up, spin, make noises etc. in this child and parent/guardian free play session. For minimum 8-12 years.

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Storytime and Craft for Pre-Schoolers

Wednesday 26th June, 10.30am

Join us for a rainbow-themed activity of lively tales and a little craft activity aimed at pre-school children aged 2+ assisted by their parent/guardian. Only book one ticket for each child attending, no ticket needed for adult.

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Go Fly Your Kite

Saturday 29th June, 10.00am

Go Fly Your Kite will be looking at the book ‘Mary Poppins’ written by PL Travers and the fascinating history behind this author. Featuring readings, songs, video clips and puzzles, plus each child takes home their specially designed Mary Poppins kite that really flies!

A fun and engaging activity with which to start this year’s Summer Stars Reading Challenge which will encourage children age 5-11 in the life skill of reading which brings words and imagination to life.

Fancy dress is optional – it’s great to see the children come to life in their costumes!

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with Anyone4Science

Saturday 29th June, 2.30pm

Make your own chocolate playdough. Become a Scientist in Willy Wonka’s factory, learn about chromatography and use this knowledge to test the dyes in sweets. For children aged 7-12 years.

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