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!

21 Feb

DLR County Council Commemorates 1916

1916 CentenaryMore than 170 people who lived in, or who were associated with, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown area played a significant part in the 1916 Rising. To commemorate this fact, DLR County Council have organised a series of events to be held throughout this centenary year.

DLR have printed a booklet listing the events, which you most probably have received through your door. The website listing the events can be found here: http://events.dlrcoco.ie/event/1916-centenary-programme.

One which many people may find interesting is “Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and the 1916 Rising: an exhibition” which is being held from the 1st March to the 31st December, in the Former Protestant Chapel, Deansgrange Cemetery. Curated by historian Conor Dodd, this specially produced exhibition will tell the story of the 1916 Rising using the people and personal experiences of those associated with the area now covered by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The exhibition will be located in Deansgrange Cemetery, where over 120 people involved in the Rising are buried.
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00 to 16:00, Sat 10:00 to 13:00

01 Feb

DLR Biodiversity Events – Exploring Nature Jan-Mar 2016

DLR Biodiversiy Events 2016A series of FREE nature events have been organised within the DLR area. Details can be found on the DLR events page (see here http://events.dlrcoco.ie/home), or Exploring Nature Jan-Mar 2016.

Learn about nature friendly gardening in Marlay Park or reap the benefits of a Nature for Health walk and talk in Barnaslingan Woods. If you have young children/grandchildren, they might like to learn animal tracking in Fitzsimons Woods or make their own bird box in Shanganagh Park. Booking is essential for most events.