The Village Tree

A large crowd gathered in the village yesterday to see the Lord Mayor of Fingal turn on the Village Tree lights. Reminiscent of a scene from Downton Abbey, the onlookers were treated to the wonderful carol singing of both our Senior Choir and the Coolmine Players. Afterwards Reverend McConaghie opened the beautiful St. Brigid’s Church for refreshments.

Congratulations to the Castkeknock Tidy Towns Committee for organising such a lovely community event.

Niamh Williams and the Senior Choir
Niamh Williams and pupil from the Senior Choir

Mrs. Niamh Williams and pupils from the Choir

Mayor of Fingsl and Niamh Williams

The Fair is ready!

Our Christmas Fair is this Saturday from 11am to 3pm. Out PTA  members and an army of volunteers have worked tirelessly for the last few weeks collecting and sorting stock for the fair. Over the last two days, they have transformed the Sports hall into a Christmas wonderland. There will be something for everyone at the Fair this year so please drop in for a while.

A big shout out to Mr. Ivers, our caretaker for all the extra work he has had to do this week and to the TY students from Castleknock College, Mount Sackville and Edmund Rice and other past pupils who also helped transform the hall.


Lighting the Tree


Castleknock TidyTowns in conjunction with Fingal County Council will have a first-ever official lighting up of the Christmas tree event in the village today, Friday 2nd December, at 4.30 pm. Mayor of Fingal Cllr. Howard Mahony will officiate. Coolmine Musical Society and the choir from St Brigid’s National School will be in attendance. Refreshments will be provided afterwards in St Brigid’s Church. Castleknock. The CTT 2023 Calendar will be on sale at €10 each at the event.

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Everyone is welcome to come along.

Christmas Annuals

The annuals have arrived and  go on sale December 1st. Children can purchase one after small break from Mrs. Mac Donaghs office.. They should bring in the exact amount €5. Sales will continue until stocks run out.


What Daddy or Mammy does not remember the Christmas Annual which first went on sale 48 years ago? Since then they have been getting bigger and better every year.

Sourced from sustainably managed forests and 100% recyclable, each Folens Christmas Annual is bursting with activities, games, stories and competitions to entertain and delight this festive period. Plus, each Annual comes with a free Christmas pen or pencil.

This year they will be on sale after small break from Thursday, December 1st until stocks run out. They are priced at €5 which is great value for 80+ pages of fun!