24 Dec

Christmas Get-together + 1960’s Photo

Christmas Pressie
As an extra special Christmas present to you all, click here to see a fascinating photo of our area from circa 1960, (opens a JPEG, approx 8MB). Most likely it was taken by Hans Cassini of Rex Roberts Photographers, who lived on Farmhill Road. Can you spot your house? Can you also spot Farmhill House, which was the British Ambassador’s Residence? (Draw a straight line up from Roebuck Park House, which is now also gone.) Also check out the football pitch on the future IGB land, and notice all the vegetable patches and the lack of cars!

Christmas Get-together
We had a great event down on the Green in front of the shops for our Christmas event on Saturday 8th December. The weather wasn’t the best admittedly, but somehow we all survived. The cleaner-up-ers beared the brunt of it, that’s when the real rain came.

The swag-makers in the first part of the afternoon put together some lovely creations for their front doors, and later on Santa wowed the crowd of kids with his sparkling Christmassy chat and selection boxes. The mince pies, pastries and mulled wine were extremely tasty, and went down a storm.

It was great to see so many neighbours out enjoying themselves, and thanks to all who turned up. An even bigger thanks to all those who helped out in their various ways. Have yourselves an extra glass of Baileys tonight, you’ve earned it.

We collected €255 for the Peter McVerry Trust, thanks to all who donated.

So let’s forget all about Brexit, Trump, drones etc. for a few days, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Roebuck Residents’ Association Committee

P.S. If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of one of our wooden pallet Christmas trees, please let us know. It was last seen being bundled into the back of a blue van at 3.30am on Sunday!

This event was kindly part-supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.


02 Dec

Christmas Get-together 2018 – Next Sat 4-6pm

It’s that time of the year again when everyone gets Santamental. Groan…

Yes, it’s Christmas Get-together on the Green time again!

Get yourselves down to the green in front of the shops next Saturday (8th Dec) from 4pm to 6pm for our awe-inspiring Christmas event.


– Watch in amazement as Santa turns on our magical Christmas lights with his polar powers
– Drink top class mulled wine
– Nibble delicately on Christmas-themed snacks and mince pies
– Sit on Santa’s knee
– Chat with your neighbours
– Marvel again at our lovely new marquee
– Listen to heavenly hosts singing hallelujah (hopefully we’ll have carol singers)
– Bring a bauble with someone’s name on it to place on the Christmas tree
– Watch your child tearing into their selection box, and await the sugar meltdown with resignation

Santa’s Little Helpers Wanted
Kids are invited to come down to the green between 2.30pm and 3.30pm to make their very own swag. Please bring some foliage and decorations etc. to personalise to your own taste (there will be some foliage available on the day). They can then come back to the green at 4pm to meet the big red beardy man. Adult supervision is required for younger children.

Can all children please bring a bauble with their name on it to place on the Christmas tree.


This event is kindly part-supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.


01 Oct

Community Games Update 2018

A Rundown of Events So Far

Following the success of a children’s Sports Day which we ran in the summer of 2017, we agreed there was enough interest to enter a new Area in the Dublin Community Games.

A number of us meet with a representative of the Community Games to discuss what was needed to create this new area.
– We needed to all get Garda-vetted
– We needed to come up with a name – Roebuck
– We needed to create a boundary for an area not already contained within an existing Community Games Area. We intentionally kept it small for the first year
– We needed to set up a committee, which was made up of Chair Daithí Ó hAoláin, Treasurer Cathal Cavanagh, Secretary Aoibhinn Woods, Assistant Secretary Shane Cotter and Children’s Officer Aoife Cavanagh.
– We needed to register all this on the Community Games website
– We need to seek approval to use the Rosemount sports fields and book our timeslots in advance.
– We needed to run a local Sports Day event for the Roebuck area. This was run on a Sunday afternoon, 22nd April, at 1.30pm on the Rosemount playing field.

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17 Sep

Coffee Morning Photos

Well done to all who helped out, and donated, at our Hospice Coffee Morning on Saturday morning. Over €1,228.19 has been collected so far, and the box will be in Lynam’s until the end of September for those who couldn’t make it but would still like to contribute.

Included in the photos is a shot of Ronan Markey’s pop up composting information stand. Useful links for composting and the stopwaste.ie website etc. can be found in our previous post here: www.roebuckresidents.com/hospice-coffee-morning-stop-waste-compost-advisory-stand/

Update Oct 2nd: €1,333 was raised in total, and the Residents’ Association contributed a further €167 to bring the total up to a fantastic €1,500. Well done all concerned.


14 Sep

Hospice Coffee Morning + Stop Waste/Compost Advisory Stand

As well as the tea, coffee and lovely pastries and treats from Lynams, tomorrow morning’s event will also feature an advisory pop-up stand for the Stop Waste campaign. This will be run by a local resident, Ronan Markey, and will feature a small scale model showing what a composting site looks like, leaflets, free spaghetti measures and free rice portion spoons promoting the EPA’s – Stopwaste.ie campaign.

We’re very happy to support Ronan with this worthwhile project.

You can download a composting information leaflet here:
Compost Booklet

There is also a course that will be run in Herbert Park starting on the 19th September. The closing date is today (14th Sep), but if you are interested please talk to Ronan tomorrow morning, as places may still be available. Click here to view the course leaflet.

Some further useful links:

12 Sep

Hospice Coffee Morning

The nights are drawing in and there is a definite nip in the air. Let’s bring this summer officially to a close with our September event this Saturday (15th).

In partnership with Lynam’s, we are hosting a Coffee Morning in aid of Our Lady’s Hospice and Care Services, Harold’s Cross and Blackrock. It’ll be held on the green in front of the shops, under our lovely new red marquee. From 11am to 1pm.

Come along, meet your neighbours, and donate whatever you can. Every cup counts!

05 Jul

World Cup Party – A Great Result!

We held a fantastic summer World Cup Party last Saturday afternoon down on the green in front of the shops. Suzanne and Marie did a truly magnificent job organising the event, and huge thanks go to them and their team of helpers and barbequers.

We had a soccer penalty shoot-out, some talented junior facepainters, a great bouncy castle, home-baked cakes and treats, some fancy barbequed burgers and hotdogs, a variety of cheeses, and the odd glass of wine to wash it all down with.

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25 Jun

World Cup Party! Sat 30th June

We’ll be holding a World Cup Summer party next Saturday afternoon (June 30th), 4pm to 6pm on the green in front of the shops.

The theme, as you’ve probably guessed, is the World Cup. So bring along your country colours and get ready to score! (Scoring goals wins prizes.)

Face-painting and Foosball should keep everyone entertained when they’re not busy pretending to be Hirving Lozano (some fancy Mexican footballer for those not in the know).

We will also have a bouncy castle. Yep, you read that right, an actual bouncy castle.

There will also be a BBQ, wine and cheese, tea and coffee, and treats for the kids.

All baked goods will be very welcome.


This event is kindly part-supported by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.



20 May

Community Games Winners

The winners of our Sports Day will be taking part in the Dublin Community Games in Santry on the 9th and 10th June. They will be taking part in a range of events such as 60m, 80m, 100m, 200m, 600m, 800m, relays, long puck and finally shot put. One individual event per participant.

Dublin Community Games Event – 9th and 10th June.
• Heats and semi-finals on the 9th June (opening parade usually begins at 10:30am followed by the events).
• Finals on the 10th June.
These are the Roebuck kids who will be participating:
Paddy O’Mahony
Ally Lenane
Evie Lenane
Liam Leonard
Hugo Dooney
Ryan Nolan
Emilie O’Brien
Aoife Leonard
Ruan Leonard
Zayad Omar
Lara Connell
Molly O’Carroll
Julieanne Mercer
Ava Mercer
Thomas Snodden
Trudy Mollins
Anna Cantwell
Rian Cotter
Matthew Peters
Neil Hannafin
Saorla Ferriter
Enya Ferriter
Riona Ferriter
Drew O’Malley
Well done and good luck everyone! Thanks to the Community Games team for doing a great job organising this, in particular to Shane, Cathal, Daithí, Aoibhinn, Aoife and Suzanne. I’m sure I’ve left someone out…
09 May

Coffee and Scones

We had another pleasant coffee morning in Farmhill restaurant today. (May 9th 2018)

Although we were down a little in numbers (20 people) we saw some new very welcome faces. We were also very pleased to see what can now be classed as regulars.

There was lots of chat and a good buzz. Having scones was a great idea and they were delicious. The cook said “they were made with love”. They will definitely be ordered again.

Watch this space for the next event.