22 Dec

Fernhill Park and Gardens – Have Your Say

As you are probably aware, Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council recently bought the Fernhill estate in Stepaside. They intend to turn this beautiful 34 hectare site, consisting of gardens, parkland, woodland and agricultural land into a public park. It was a very far-sighted move on the behalf of the council and well done to all involved. It was a beautiful location when it was privately owned, and it will be a great public park.

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council are in the process of completing a Feasibility Study for Fernhill and intend to commence the design process in early 2017. Prior to commencing this, DLR County Council would like to invite submissions from interested parties to have their say on the design and development of Fernhill. The submissions can also include ideas for the use of the house and the other buildings on the site.

The closing date for submissions is Tuesday 31st January.

You can make your submission here: dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/fernhill-park-gardens-have-your-say/

And you can read more about it here: dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/parks/fernhill-park-gardens-have-your-say/supporting_documents/Fernhill Park Gardens Have Your Say.pdf

14 Oct

Halloween – Some Advice from the Council

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council sent us some advice to pass on in relation to Halloween. Click here to view.

Some of the advice:
“Dispose of your rubbish correctly and legally – do not supply your household waste for burning in a bonfire or hand over waste material to any unauthorised waste collector – you will be liable for a fine of up to €4000.”

“You can report instances of dumping or stockpiling to 1800 403 503. DÚN LAOGHAIRE-RATHDOWN COUNTY COUNCIL, ENVIRONMENT ENFORCEMENT UNIT: Phone 01-2047954 or e-mail wasteenforcement@dlrcoco.ie

Click here to view the doc.

06 Oct

Barnardos Fashion Show

A high-end fashion show is taking place in Dún Laoghaire on the 27th October in the LexIcon Theatre. More info here: events.dlrcoco.ie/event/barnardos-fashion-show

The Fashion Show will see models decked out in second-hand and up-cycled high-end fashion clothing and accessories donated to the Children’s charity, Barnardos over the past year.

Barnardos will also have a pop-up shop selling a range of fashion items at bargain basement prices. Who knows you might pick up a Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu or a Versace for a bargain!

Tickets for the event can be secured from this eventbrite site, the tickets are FREE with a donation option available for those who wish to donate.

Seating is limited and entrance to the fashion show is on a first come first served basis on the evening, with open access to the Barnardos pop-up shop (space permitting).

The Fashion show is one of many Reuse Month events taking place throughout the Country during October.

28 Jun

DLR Summer of Heritage 2016 – Free Events

The Summer of Heritage 2016 programme, is a series of free guided tours, running for 10 weeks, commencing 27th June and running up until 4th September. This year they have added 5 new Events to the programme, these are the National Maritime Museum, Maeve Binchy walking tour with Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and a 1916 Graves tour of Deansgrange Cemetery, a 1916 Social History tour of Dún Laoghaire and a 1916 Exhibition in Marlay House. This year there will be 29 free Events  being run over the ten week programme.

See all the events, and download the brochure here: http://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/summer-heritage-2016

16 May

The Green Dog Walkers’ Scheme

The Green Dog Walkers’ scheme is a positive and pro-active way to encourage and support responsible dog ownership in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown.  It aims to increase awareness of the problem of dog fouling which is among the most common and anti-social forms of littering.

‌When you sign up to the scheme DLR will send you a complimentary green dog-walkers armband and a ‘doggie bone’ poop-bag dispenser with a roll of bags.

By signing up you have ‘Taken the Pledge’ to always clean up after your dog, to carry extra doggie bags and to gladly give others a bag for their dog if they ask for one.  By wearing the green armband you are signalling that you are a responsible dog–owner participating in and supporting the scheme.

Read more about the scheme here: www.dlrcoco.ie/aboutus/councildepartments/environment/findit/greendogwalkers/

03 May

Spring into Heritage 2016

The DLR ‘Spring into Heritage 2016’ programme, is a series of FREE GUIDED TOURS, running for 10 weeks, commencing 21st March and running up until 29th May. This year we have added 3 new tours to the programme. These are the National Maritime Museum, Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre and a 1916 Graves tour in Deansgrange Cemetery. We also have tours of the Oratory on Library Road, Cabinteely House and Marlay House.

You can find out the dates and times, and read more here: events.dlrcoco.ie/event/spring-heritage-2016

08 Apr

Illegal Waste Collection

A notice was put in some residents’ doors during the week in relation to a waste collection on Wednesday. The council informed us this was an illegal collection, and was keen to highlight that not only could the collectors be prosecuted, but the householders leaving things on the road could also be open to prosecution. The Environmental Enforcement Unit of DLR Council is looking into the matter.

05 Apr

DLR Biodiversity Events – Exploring Nature April-June 2016

DLR Biodiversiy Events 2016More FREE nature events have been organised within the DLR area. Download this PDF from Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to view the details – DLR-Exploring-Nature-April-June-2016.

A few examples: The Importance of Hedgerows in Shanganagh Park, Teddy Bears’ Picnic in Cabinteely Park, Rock Pooling in Sandycode, Bird Watching in Killiney, a Nature Treasure Hunt in Deer Park, an Adult And Teen Woodlands Taster Session in Fitzsimons Wood, It’s A Knockout Games Day in Ballawley Park.

Booking is required for some events.

12 Mar

Our New Councillor, Karen Furlong

Congratulations to Goatstown local Karen Furlong, who will be taking over from Catherine Martin T.D. on the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council. Karen lives on Mount Carmel Road, and will be our new Green Party councillor for the Dundrum ward. Looking forward to seeing you at the next Residents’ Association event Karen!