Irish Dancing Classes

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

For many years now Nina Burke has been teaching Irish Dancing in our Clubhouse and has had huge success with many of her students competing in the highest competitions. Nina asked us to post the following message:

I have changed days but also I would like to advertise the classes recent major success at the Leinster Championships where we had two second places, 4th place and 7th and numerous qualifiers for the world championships. The top placings are from beginners who started in finbars at the beginner class with me and have risen to the top. There has been no other class in Cabra with this success. I teach the beginners class in Irish& English and wish to promote the culture as well as pushing the competitive side.

Nina Burke school of Irish Dancing – established school with great success! Former Riverdancer, Nina Burke has been teaching in Naomh Fionnbarra GAA Club for a number of years.
Mondays:  Beginners 6 -7pm  / Championship 7pm
Wednesdays : Beginners 6 -7pm /  Championship 7pm
All Levels taught and starters welcome every week.
Keep fit while having fun in a great environment!
Check out our Facebook page: Nina Burke school of Irish Dance

Traditional Irish Music

Thursday, February 6th, 2014


Over the last few weeks, on a Wednesday night in the Clubhouse a group of traditional Irish musicians have been entertaining our members with some great tunes. The band are Maggie’s Men, and they play a wide range of traditional music and Irish Ballads.


They will be on every Wednesday evening and there is no charge into the event, and it’s open to all to come down and enjoy the great entertainment on offer. For more info about the ban contact



Irish Dancing Classes

Thursday, September 12th, 2013

Irish dancing classes are taking place on Mondays at 6 pm and Saturdays at 12 pm for boys and girls. All levels are taught from beginners to advanced, from age 3 upwards.

The classes are taught by qualified Irish dance teacher Nina Burke who was a member of Riverdance and toured Asia, North America, Europe and danced in the Gaiety for the summer runs of the show.

Nina has won numerous titles including 1st place at Dublin, Leinster, Great Britain, All Scotland and North American National championships. Nina also consistently placed in the top 3 at the World Irish dancing championships. These achievements are matched by very few other dancers not just in Ireland but worldwide.

This class aims to teach dancers to the best of their ability while having fun and enjoying Irish dancing. Our dancers take part in shows, events and TV performances.  This year we took part and broke the Guinness world record for the longest Riverdance line. Classes are taught through English however Irish is used throughout the class and is encouraged.

We are affiliated with An Comisiún le Rincí Gaelacha. Call 087-9421544 or email for more information or come along on the day as all are welcome.

Best of Luck to the Loughlin Family

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

James and Katie O’Loughlin and their family are leaving our country for Australia on Monday. The club and its members give them best wishes and hope they have a great future in their adopted country.

James aand Katie have been with the club since they were three years old. They have never missed a training session or match in all their years at the club. Katie and James received a presentation from the club and their teams on Saturday.

Katie was on the under 11 camogie and football team while James was on the under 8 hurling and football team. The picture above  is of James and Kate with their U8′s team mates and manager Nicky Kehoe in the senior dressing room of Naomh Fionnbarra club house.

Easter Draw 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Tickets are now on sale for the Easter draw. Tickets can be purchased at the bar or club reception or any regular sellers. There are only 300 tickets in the draw so get your tickets in early. Contact Nicky Kehoe, Martin Costello, John Byrne, Terry McKeogh or Sonny Callery for more info.

Presentation of Cup

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

Eoghan Sweetman, captain of the Finbarrs winning team, receiving the U21 Championship Cup from county board chairman, Andy Kettle, at O’Toole Park. It was great to hear Eoghan speaking in our native tongue in the presentation speech. Na Bharra abu, An Gaeilge Abu.

Under 21′s win County Championship

Sunday, February 19th, 2012

The club achieved another major goal by winning their first 21 hurling title in 66 years at O Toole park yesterday.

In a very dominating team performance the Barrs beat a very competitive St Bridget’s team who battled hard till the final whistle. On a scoreline of 4- 8 to 1-6 the Barrs got the scores at vital times which killed off the challenge of the Blanchardstown men early in the second half.

What must be a record for any Dublin county final Eamon ‘Troller Dillon scored 4-5 of the Barrs score. As one of the Barrs supporters said,

“The Troller went off the rails today, he put on a superb hurling performance.”

The goal from a free in the second half from a pass from Shane Cummins was hurling at its best. Yet for all Eamon’s feats this was a team performance all over the park. The six backs of Brown, Kavanagh, Hyland, Kehoe, Dodrill & Morgan were tight and hurled with a great passion.

With the commanding figure of Ger Dodrill the team stopped the Bridget’s forwards and set up loads of balls for the forwards to feed off. The centre field after a slow start took over control with Arron Costello gaining in skill and presence putting in a great performance.

With good ball coming into the forwards it was only a matter of time that the net would be hit. Dingle, Sweetman, Cummins, Dillon & Forgarty were all dangerous on the ball. For a man who is not known for being a goal keeper, Cillan Donahue put in a great hours work.

Congratulations to the management team of Niall Brady, Seamus McGratten, Paul Turner, Karl Tunner and Niall Paget.

Team (B – R): M.Whelan, A.Costelo, E.Dillon, S.Cummins, G.Dodrill, S.Kelly, S.O Farrell, E.Sweetman, A.Kavangh, S McDonnaca G.Cabury, G.Kelly.

Team (F-R): E Forgarty, K.Kehoe, P.Dingle, C Donahue, C.Brown, B.Owens, B.Hyland, J. Morgan, C .Gallager.

Irish Dancing Classes

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Ailish McGrath runs a number of dance and music classes in the club. If you’re interested in attending then please contact Ailish on the club reception 01 868 6209. Details of the classes are below:

Sean-nos Dancing Classes : Tuesdays, 8-9pm
Beginners Sean-nos : Thursdays, 8-9pm
Tin Whistle classes : Tuesdays, 7-8pm

Please note that classes do not normally take place over school holidays.


Killmanham Gaol

Friday, December 30th, 2011

Great new picture exhibition on 1916 and the tan war on the third floor of the jail. Enjoyed the tour this morning as there was a big crowd there. I learned a new fact, that over 500 women were interned there in 1923.

Pearse McLoughlin, a great friend of Joe Brady, was the first organiser of the restoration of the jail in 1960. Worth a vist over the hoilday period.

Christmas Day Greetings 2011

Sunday, December 25th, 2011

The club committee sends Christmas greetings and a peaceful new year to all our members.

On this special family day we think of all our members who are away from their family in lands across the world. We also have in our thoughts those members who have passed to the other world this year.

As the song goes “Our Spirt is batter and bruised but never broken.” Nollaig Shona Duit.