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.

A Finbarrs Team Player of long ago

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Liam Sneyd was born in Cabra West on Kilkiernan Road in 1948. He played for St Finbarrs as a school boy and was a member of the winning team in 1961 in Croke Park that won the Geraldine Cup.

His teacher and coach was Padd Byrne (Paddy Ban O’Broin). He also played Senior football and Junior hurling for the Barrs up until 1968. He emigrated to Canada that year.

He has great memories of  the many years he played with the Barrs. The great friends he had were Sean, Paddy, Dick, Martin Moyles (RiP), Sean Watters (RiP), Brindsly Louth, Dave Barry & Lar O’Shea to name a few.

All this information was sent in  email from Canada yesterday by Liam. He sends his best wishes to all his old pals in the club and best wishes to the Barrs in the future. We want to thank Liam for his email and information.

St Brendan’s, Cabra 1981-82

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

In the latest addition of our history and folklore section Paul Byrne recounts the success of the St Brendan’s schoolboy team of the early eighties. Read the full article here ››

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.

Senior Citizens Christmas Party

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Over two nights 400 senior citizens from the area and club enjoyed their first taste of the festive seaon as they enjoyed two nights of music and food in the club house.

The club committee want to thank all the volunteers who helped on the two nights and the committee who organised the event.

Teams Chistmas Party Santa arrives at Fionnbarrs 2011

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Over 250 children aged from eighteen months to eleven years welcomed Santa to Cabra on Saturday. Plenty of music and fun was had by all in the clubs gym.

Special thanks to all the juvenile committee, mentors and helpers who put on a great show.

Festival Meeting

Friday, June 10th, 2011

A festival meeting will take place at 8pm on Monday.

Sean Óg leaves the Pitch

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011


The Barrs send best wishs to Sean Óg Ó Ceallachain on the ending of his great programme on Sunday night. His radio slot meant alot to Irish people at home and abroad.

I remember been away from home in 1983 when the Barrs were in the championship final after eighteen years. I could not get the result until I heard it that night on Sean Óg’s show.

It was great to get the result and we won the game which made it more sweeter!!

Festival Week Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011


Tomorrow night, Wednesday 20th of April, there is a meeting about events for Festival week which everyone is invited too. It will be held at 8pm in club.