17 Jan 2023

Cardiac First Response-Community Course

Following on from the installation of our new defibrillator down at the shops (code to open: C159X), we’re organising a Cardiac First Response-Community course.

It’s a once-off 4 hour course run by St. John Ambulance at their premises on Upper Leeson Street. The course teaches CPR, the use of AEDs, and how to recognise and treat heart attacks, stroke and choking. The ratio is 1:6 instructors to learners. Successful participants will be issued with a Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) certificate which is valid for 2 years.

The course will be held on a Saturday. We’re aiming for the end of February (24th), but it will depend on how many are interested in doing it. We may need to organise multiple courses.

The cost per person is €20, plus 66c for the online processing fee. (The actual cost is €60 per person, but the Residents’ Association will be covering the difference.)

If you are interested in doing this course, please fill out this form:

https://forms.gle/ET4iWyuRYA4ZXCmz9. The link to pay can be found at the end of that form.

This course is for current Roebuck Residents’ Association members only. If you are not sure if you are a member of the Association or not, please see here for the area we cover. If you do not live in this area, unfortunately you cannot become a member. If you do live in this area, you need to have paid your annual subscription to be a current member.

19 Dec 2022

Santa Tours Roebuck

Santa very generously took time out of his busy schedule to grace our presence (presents?) on Saturday. For the third year in a row he traveled by electric bike. He’s very committed to sustainable travel methods as we know. All the little Roebuckians were delighted to see him, and following his tour of the area he arrived back to the Green where some busy elves had set up a mulled wine station for the older boys and girls. Good luck on the big night Santa, and see you next year in Roebuck!

Santa tours Roebuck 2022

Thanks to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Council Council for part-funding this event.

17 Sep 2022

IGB – Further Information Required

The Council has replied to the Department of Education’s latest planning application for the IGB site. In the Notification of Request for Further Information, dated 2/9/22, the Council wants the site to be opened for pedestrian/cyclist permeability between Goatstown Road, Farmhill Road, Mount Carmel Road and Taney Avenue. They also want the land at the back to be publicly accessible. This is as per the conditions of the zoning on the site (F zoning). However they do say that as it’s an application for temporary buildings, they will consider time-limited openings, and also fenced-off areas, where required.

We believe the Department has up to 6 months to respond. Very disappointing for the schools, who need to be move onto this site as soon as possible.

17 Sep 2022

Hospice Coffee Morning

There will be no Outdoor Coffee Morning on the Green for the Hospice collection again this year.

Instead Hospice Boxes have been left in Roebuck Pharmacy and Lynam’s. These boxes will be in situ until the end of this month.

Blackrock and Harold’s Cross Hospice are very thankful for our support. Please give as generously as you can.
Thanks as always to Mairéad for organising.

17 Sep 2022

Defibrillator – Roebuck Shops

We have sourced and installed a defibrillator at the shops on Farmhill Road. You will find it on the wall outside of Roebuck Pharmacy. The code to open it is C159X. The shops have taken note of this code, and it will also be distributed to residents. This defibrillator is for use for all residents in the area. We hope it won’t need to be put to use…

Our thanks to John Finnegan for allowing it to be installed in this location, and for allowing us to connect it to his electricity supply. (It needs a very small heat source so it doesn’t go below freezing.)

28 Jul 2022

IGB – New Planning Application

A new planning application has been submitted by the Department of Education for a temporary secondary school in the IGB site. Hopefully this one will be more successful than the last one.

The reference number for this application is D22A/0506 and the closing date is August 15th. The documents can be found on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council website.

You can find the Association’s observation to this application here.

04 Jul 2022

Summer Party 2022

We had a great turn-out for our Summer Party on Saturday 18th June. The weather held up and great fun was had. Thanks to all who participated. A special thanks to those who organised and helped out on the day. As always, these events wouldn’t happen without a crowd of willing volunteers.

We held a collection for Ukraine, and a total of €593.39 was collected.

07 Jun 2022

Garda Summertime Safety Campaign

We originally posted this 4 years ago in July 2018. However it is still all very relevant so we decided it would be no harm to re-post it. There have been a few incidents of burglary and theft in the area recently, so please follow the advice below.

An Garda Síochána have launched a Garda Summertime Safety Campaign, and have asked us to pass on this useful information to all our members.

Tidy Gardens
· Over €1.8 million worth of property was stolen from sheds/garages and gardens in summer burglaries and thefts in the last 12 months.

· Tools, gardening equipment and bicycles made up the majority of the value of property stolen from sheds/garages and gardens (around €1.4 million).

· Burglaries and thefts from sheds/garages and gardens increased by one third in the summer (+33%) despite residential burglaries generally decreasing in this time.

As part of the Garda ‘Summertime Safety’ campaign the public are encouraged to improve their home security by tidying up gardens and securing sheds / garages.

An untidy lawn gives the impression of a vacant home which is more likely to be targeted by burglars. Overgrown hedges or bushes can provide cover for burglars. Ladders and tools left unsecured are often used by burglars to gain entry to homes. The increase in theft of bikes from gardens in the summer versus the winter (+74%) is much greater than the increase of theft of bikes from sheds/garages (+27%). This is possibly connected to people leaving their bikes out around their homes rather than putting them away when not in use in the summer.

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11 May 2022

Community Games – Sunday May 29th

The local Community Games are back! They were last held in 2019, so it’s fantastic to see them up and running again. No pun intended. To give you an idea of what it’s all about, or to relive some recent past glories, see some old posts here.

Races will be run for U8’s up to U16.

Event Type: Individual Age Category/Panel Details: 

  • Boys & Girls U/8 years O/6 60M & 80M  
  • Boys & Girls U/10 years O/8 100M & 200M
  • Boys & Girls U/12 years O/10 100M, 200M & 600M
  • Boys & Girls U/14 years O/12 100M & 800M
  • Boys & Girls U/16 years O/14 100M, 200M & 1,500M

Many thanks to Shane, John and Shaun for organising all this.