June 2012 (with apologies for lateness of posting)

Services in June 2012

Sundays at 11am

17th June Choosing The Good Life – Rev. Bridget Spain,
24th June The Splendour Of Achievement – Madeline Stringer,
1st July Favourite Readings – Rev. Bridget Spain,

Wednesdays at 1.05pm
Lunchtime Meditation Service – facilitator Pam McCarthy

All welcome.

Sermons, childrens’ stories and meditation prayers from all Sunday services are recorded and can be accessed from our website – www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/recordings . There are also three podcasts on the I-Tunes Music Store with the three sections updated weekly. Search there for “Dublin Unitarian Church”.

Church Clubs & Groups Meeting in June 2012

Thinking About . . . . . .

This Week: The Words of the Dalai Lama

An ethics series of meditation, contemplation and discussion led by Tony Brady.

All welcome – admission free – (donation)
Monday 23rd June 2012 at 8pm
Lantern Centre 17 Synge Street, Dublin 8

Book Club

The book club meets on the last Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm in the Stephen’s Green Hotel (27th June in this instance). They have chosen two books to discuss this month – The Year Of The French by Thomas Flanagan, and The Secret Diaries Of Marie Antoinette by Carolly Erickson.

Gentle Dance

Every Tuesday afternoon at 2pm in the Lantern Centre on Synge Street with Beverley from the congregation

Tibetan Bowls Meditation

Every Tuesday evening at 7.30 in the Lanter Centre on Synge Street under the guidance of Lynda Comerford.

Events in June 2012

Saturday 16th June

Whelanslive presents
Special All Ages Acoustic Show to promote new single “Long Distance”
Doors 8pm
Tickets €13.50 from WAV Box Office (1890 200 07) or

The Steeple Sessions

The popular trad music twice-weekly season returns to the Unitarian Church and will run throughout June, July and August on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Starting on Tuesday 5th June with a launch gig featuring a bill that you won’t want to miss (see above), the season kicks off properly on Tuesday 19th June. All gigs are €15 / €10 and start at 8pm. You can reserve tickets ahead of time but there are always tickets available at the door too. Further information from www.steeplesessions.com. The June lineup is below.

Tuesday June 19th
Seamus Begley (accordion & song)
Oisín Mac Diarmada (fiddle)

Thursday June 21st 2012
Edel Fox (concertina)
Neill Byrne (fiddle)
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail (Uileann pipes, flute, sean nós song, guitar) – 2012 TG4 Young Musician of the year

Tuesday June 26th
Jackie Martin (fiddle)
Tommy Martin (uileann pipes)

Thursday June 28th
An evening of traditional music presented by best of the Irish World Academy
of music and Dance from the University of Limerick


All events at the Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen’s Green West, Dublin 2.

The church is currently fundraising to spend €250,000 to restore its beautiful J.W. Walker Pipe Organ (1910) at the back of the church. In March 2012, the campaign celebrated its first anniversary by announcing it had raised €48,000 so we’re well on the way but have plenty more to do yet. If you want to help support the project, you can by attending events at the church, buying the various books the church has published or by donating in the church or via Paypal (all credit cards accepted) through our website. If you’re interested in learning more, you should go to www.dublinunitarianchurch.org/restoration .

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