The Irish Times Derek Evans wrote.

Stephen O’Flanagan emails with news of the workings of Killinarden Angling Initiative – Kai, based in Tallaght, Co Dublin. Although not an angling club per se, the initiative was set up in 2014 to introduce people “from all walks of life” to get involved in the sport.
The “connecting community” programme is developed to work with the probation services, mental health, rehabilitation, ethnic and people with disabilities. Weekly workshops are based on pike, coarse, game and carp.
Membership fees are kept to a minimum – just €3 for adults and €2 juniors – to cover insurance, fishing tackle and bait. Last year, South Dublin County Council provided a bus for monthly outings, however plans are afoot to provide a community-based fishery within the area.
For the second year running, the initiative is organising an outing in aid of Pieta House to Oaklands Lake, New Ross, Co Wexford. Last year’s event raised €4,000 for the same charity.
For further details, call Stephen at 085-213 1096.

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