23 Nov 2021

Santa Cycles Roebuck

The man in red is coming back to Roebuck for another whirlwind bike tour on Saturday, late afternoon, December 4th. The reindeer are following a strict training regime and will be on a rest day that Saturday, so he’ll be hand-delivering selection boxes to all the little Roebuckians using his trusty electric cargo bike. Be sure to come out and greet him as he goes by.

His elves have put together an approximate schedule of when he’ll visit each road. You can see that below. The elves have advised us that this schedule is very approximate (he’s far too important to follow rules), but it’ll give you an idea of roughly when to expect him.

12 Nov 2021

Imagine Dundrum Webinar

Imagine Dundrum are holding a webinar “A Changing Dundrum Village: Information and Inspiration” next Tuesday evening,16th November, 8pm – 9.15pm. With the imminent development of the old shopping centre site by Hammerson (The UK company that owns the site, and some of Dundrum Main Street, has plans to build 800+ apartments on the site. You can read about this here.), this will be an opportunity to find out more. The Chair for the evening will be Dr Alan Mee, UCD School of Architecture. 

Register for the webinar here.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Welcome and introductory remarks
  • Strategic Housing Development – the challenges to communities
    Robin Mandal, former Director, RMA Architects, former President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland, Chair of the Dublin Democratic Planning Alliance (DDPA)
  • Designing for Liveable Neighbourhoods: the case for low rise/ high density building – John Dobbin, Architect, Urbanist and Director, Shay Cleary Architects
  • Re-imagining Dundrum Village: proposals from Imagine Dundrum Anne Colgan, Chair/ co-founder of Imagine Dundrum, and Independent Councillor for Dundrum Ward, DLR Council
  • Questions and suggestions for the panel
  • Conclusions

10 Nov 2021

Halloween Antics

Laurie and her gang of scary witches, vampires and warlocks pulled off an amazing Halloween party down on the Green on Saturday 30th October. A very big thanks to Laurie and everyone who helped with the set-up and clean-up. Big thanks to Lynam’s for providing the finger food, and to The Colour Den for sweets. A very special thanks to Prop Me Up for the the great props. The Green has never looked so spooktacular!

24 Oct 2021

Halloween Party!

Halloween Party, 30th November 5 to 7pm

Take the Survey

We are planning a Halloween gathering on Saturday 30th October from 5pm-7pm on the green in front of the shops. We hope you can join us for this gathering and that both kids and adults can make the effort to come in some sort of Halloween attire.

With the times that are in it, we would ask you to please adhere to Covid guidelines. There will be hand sterilisation points around the green that we’d encourage you and your kids to use throughout. As it will be dark at that time, we ask all parents to take full responsibility for their children around road safety, especially around the Farmhill and Larchfield Road junctions.

Please take this very short survey, so that we can gauge numbers:

Take the Survey

18 Oct 2021

Hospice Collection – Amount Raised

€665 was collected via this year’s method of leaving collection boxes in the shops at the Green. We’d like to thank everyone who contributed to this very worthy cause, and a special thanks goes to Mairéad Joyce for organising this once again. The Committee agreed to top up the figure by €335, and the final cheque sent into Our Lady’s Hospice was for €1,000.

30 Sep 2021

International Older Persons Day – Digital Session

The Adult Education Service, Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum, are delighted to be part of celebrating International Older Persons Day.

They are running a digital online session “Getting the most out of your Computer” followed by an overview of the wide range of courses available to learners within the Adult Education Service, Dún Laoghaire and Dundrum.

The Session will be held on Friday 1st of October 1:15pm to 2:15pm.

If you are interested please click the link below to join the class or ring 01 298 9283 for further information. This is a free session and everyone is welcome to join , so please let family, friends and neighbours know. You can join using your mobile phone/ tablet/ iPad/ laptop or desktop computer. You do need internet access .

Press the Ctrl key and click on the link below on Friday 1st at 1:15pm to join the session:

Microsoft Teams meeting

23 Sep 2021

Hospice Coffee Morning

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

Instead a Hospice Box has been left in Roebuck Pharmacy, and 2 boxes have been left in Lynam’s. You can have a coffee in Lynam’s and make a donation. 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 again to Mairéad for organising.

17 Sep 2021

Autumn Clean-up – Sat 18th Sep

Dear Neighbours,

We hope you are keeping well. We are delighted to invite you to the first in-person community event of the year. We hope that the weather will be kind to us and that you will join us for some sweeping and some chat.

Autumn Clean-up – Saturday 18th September 2021 from 12 midday.
Meet on the green in front of the shops.

All residents are invited to take part. Free litter-pick equipment (gloves, bags and pickers) have been supplied by Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council under their Community Clean-up Scheme. Please feel free to bring your own gloves and equipment if you prefer. DLR County Council will collect the litter bags after the event.

The Clean-up is part of the Dublin Community Clean-up initiative. There are over 70 events planned throughout the county between the 11th and the 19th of September. By participating in organised clean-ups we can make a positive difference not only in our own community but also globally.

We will be adhering to the following guidelines for the clean-up. Hand sanitiser will be available to all participants.

Covid Guidelines

  • If you have any symptoms of covid-19 prior to the event, please do not attend the clean-up and ensure to get tested.
  • Keep within the current government guidelines.
  • Please ensure two-metre social distance is maintained throughout the clean-up, in line with government advice.
  • Keep a list of attendees for contact tracing.
  • Please use hand sanitiser or wash hands with soap and water before and after the clean-up.
  • Make sure gloves/litter pickers are cleaned before and after the clean-up.
  • If you or any of your group members are vulnerable to contracting Covid-19, don’t hesitate to ask people to wear masks on the clean-up if it would make you and others feel more comfortable. Please note that many may wear masks for their own safety and the safety of others and this action should always be respected.