“One two three, one two three, shhpin her ’round, back ye go.” etc.
There’ll be plenty more of that sort of thing this Saturday afternoon (22nd) on the green in front of the shops from 4pm to 6pm. Yes, we’re holding our inaugural Roebuck Céilí. Ceol, craic agus rince go lóir!
We have our lovely new marquee, so rain won’t stop the rince. (No, it’ll be NOTHING like Fr. Noel Furlong in the caravan in that episode of Father Ted.) But maybe bring your umbrellas if the forecast says rain.
There will also be a few BBQs, manned by the rugged pit-masters of Roebuck (some local Dads will be helping out), cooking tasty hot dogs and burgers supplied by Lynam’s.
There should also be a few games and other things for the kids.
Bring your own beverages, and feel free to wear your county colours.
Well done to all our competitors in the Dublin Community Games final, who togged out in our new kit. We had 20 participants in Santry and doubled our medal count from last year. Riona Ferriter claimed Silver in the Under 14’s Long Puck to do one better than her bronze medal last year. Trudy Mollins raced to gold in the Under 8’s 80m sprints, and will go on to represent Dublin in the All Ireland’s. Go Trudy!
We’ll look at expanding the boundary again next year and the possibility of participating in a broader range of events including art. Thanks to the parents for helping out on the day of our own event, and during the Dublin Games. Also a big thanks to Shane Cotter and coach John O’Carroll. Rumour has it that Lynam’s sponsored some ice creams for the Goatstown Gallopers! We hope to add some more events next year including Art. And of course we are always looking for more volunteers! Please get in touch if you’d like to help out.
Get those ringlets ready, and start practising all those moves from your gaeltacht days! Yes, we’re having an outdoor Céilí right here in Roebuck on Saturday June 22nd, from 4pm to 6pm. For those who weren’t educated in the mysterious ways of the Siege of Ennis in their youth, or if you have forgotten the moves, no need to worry. We’ll have someone on hand to help “gently co-ordinate” our efforts.
We’ll also have other activities, games etc. More detail to follow…
Airfield have kindly offered all Roebuck Residents’ Association members a €20 discount from the price of an annual pass.
What better incentive to pay your annual residents’ association subscription if you haven’t already!
You can avail of this offer by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will then send you a reply stating you are a paid up member. You bring this email, along with a utility bill (for proof of address), to Airfield to buy your pass.
All our submissions/observations/objections sent to An Bord Pleanála by 13th June must be sent to DLRCoCo for Council view.
There will be a summary of views of elected members after a meeting held to discuss proposals. This meeting of the Dundrum Area Committee will take place on 24th June 2019.
The Council will recommend Permission or Refusal to An Bord Pleanála.
DLRCoCo’s CEO must send this report by 4th July 2019.
As you can see from point 2, there is now an opportunity to make our views known to all the Councillors to ensure they are briefed on our concerns well before 24th June. If you wish to get a list of the email addresses of all the relevant Councillors (Dundrum, Stillorgan and Sandyford/Glencullen Councillors) please let us know.
In order to make a valid submission or observations to An Bord Pleanála a person must:
Include the ABP Reference- (In this case ABP-304420-19 Our Lady’s Grove)
Make their submission or observations in writing
Include the €20 fee
State the name and address of the person making the submission or observations
State the subject matter of the submission or observations
State their reasons, considerations and arguments. – This is where you state your personal observations/objections. It doesn’t have to be written in a technical style, plain language is fine. It can also be as long or as short as you wish
Submit the submission or observations before 13th June 2019 (allow plenty of time if posting)
The fee is €20 and this may be paid by cash, cheque or credit/debit card. It cannot be done online. Also the payment must be included with the observation and therefore email observations will not be allowed. We will be happy to deliver any other submissions when delivering the Association’s one. Otherwise the postal address is An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1.
This is the only opportunity residents will have to make their views known concerning this development and it is hopeful that as many residents as possible will participate.
We are asking all residents to cut back hedges and trees that are encroaching out onto the footpath. There are some hedges in our area that are causing problems for wheelchair users and for parents and minders with buggies with other small children in tow. We have received a few complaints about this, so please tackle your hedge! If you are unable to keep your hedge trimmed, please let us know, and we can co-ordinate a volunteer effort to get it cut back.
We will be approaching some residents over the coming weeks to discuss particular hedges that have raised complaints.
Photo Montages taken from the planning application.
The planning application for Phase 2 of the OLG site (the site at the back of the campus, sold in 2017) has recently been lodged by Durkan Estates (lodged on 10/5/19). The application is being made as a Strategic Housing Development (SHD) and has been submitted directly to An Bord Pleanála.
The development is to consist of 132 residential units consisting of 19 four bed two storey houses and 3 five storey apartment blocks. Also included is construction of a new Grove After School building. Access will be from the Goatstown Road via the current road going past the two schools.
Applications made using the SHD approach will not go through the usual planning process, i.e. they do not go through the Council, with the option to be appealed to ABP. Instead An Bord Pleanála will make the first and final decision on this on 29/8/19. Interested parties have one opportunity to make an observation.
Any member of the public can make a submission or observation to An Bord Pleanála in relation to a SHD application. Such a submission or observations must be made within 5 weeks of the date of receipt by An Bord Pleanála of the application. The fee for the making of a submission or observations is €20.
The last day for submitting an observation on this application is 13th June.
Update 27/5/19 See here for a link to the ABP Inspector’s Report from Jan ’19, when the initial plans were brought to ABP for consulation, i.e. does the development qualify for the SHD approach, and what the views of the Council are regarding various issues. http://www.pleanala.ie/casenum/303130.htm
Update 30/5/19 To view the process for Observations/Objections, and to see a simpler explanation on how to make one, see this post.
Update 17/6/19 To view the residents’ association submission on this SHD application, view this post.
Various local politicans can neither “confirm nor deny” that the Department of Education is in the process of buying the IGB site to locate the new Educate Together Primary School there. “Most likely” is the phrase that was used when asked if this was true. The school is due to open in September of this year, so a temporary site has been found for it in Sandyford Business District. A 800 pupil secondary school is also due to open in the Goatstown/Stillorgan area in September 2020, so there is speculation that the IGB site will be used for this school too.
Update 26/4/19 Catherine Martin T.D. asked a Parlimentary Question this week in relation to the site, and the acquisition by the Department of Education. As can be seen from the response by the Minister for Education Joe McHugh, it looks like it is most likely that both the new primary AND secondary schools will be located here.
To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the status of two new schools (details supplied) due to open within the next 18 months particularly with regard to the securing of sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. (Details Supplied) Goatstown Educate Together National School, due to open in Sept 2019; and post-primary school for Goatstown/Stillorgan, due to open in September 2020
As the Deputy may be aware my Department is working to acquire an identified site within the Goatstown Stillorgan School Planning Area for the purpose of providing school accommodation.
It is intended that the site in question will facilitate the provision of permanent accommodation for both the new schools to which the Deputy refers, subject to the views of the Planning Authority.
Pending delivery of its permanent accommodation the primary school will open in suitable interim accommodation in September 2019. The Department has applied for planning permission to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to use a building on Ballymoss Road, Sandyford Business Park as the interim location for the school. A response to a request for further information was submitted by the Department on 22/03/2019 to the Council. A decision on the planning application is awaited.