19 Apr 2024

Clean-up Weekend

We had a very successful spring clean-up weekend last weekend (13th and 14th April). Residents from all across Roebuck came out over the weekend to tackle untidy and overgrown areas. Thanks to all who participated. We had a very large number of bags of green waste for the Council to remove on Monday morning.

You may have also noticed the Council has planted some new trees in the verges around our area in response to our request. If one of these new trees is outside your house, please take on the responsibility of keeping it watered.

17 Dec 2023

Santa Has Left The Building

After a whistle-stop tour of Roebuck yesterday evening, Santa is now on his way back to the North Pole to check on the elves. Apparently there’s union talk in the air. (You can tell they’re trouble just by looking at them, see below.) We’re eagerly awaiting his return on the 25th, and we’ll see him again in person next year.

Thanks to everyone who helped out – from the organisers, to the bike-lenders, to the mulled wine servers etc. You’re all on the nice list this year.

16 Dec 2023

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa is back for a bike tour today at 4 p.m. and not a tornado in sight! Santa and his helpers will be giving selection boxes to all the good little Roebuckians (coal for the naughty ones!).

He will follow the same route as the last couple of years – you can see that below. The elves have advised us that this schedule is approximate, but it gives you an idea of when to expect him. He is hoping to get to the Green for a mulled wine, or two, at 5 p.m. with the adults and children, so it would be great if people could congregate in the center/junctions as indicated on the map to help him get around in good time.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at this lovely Christmas event.

26 Oct 2023

Roebuck Rave – This Saturday

It’s that time of the year again – time to dust off your favourite costume, buy in industrial quantities of teeth-rotters, and get ready for the hordes of witches, zombies, Harry Potters, and Wednesday Adams to arrive at your door. Yes, it’s Halloween in Roebuck again.

This year we’re having a “Roebuck Rave” on the Green. Entertainment will be provided by a spooktacular magician. Prepare to be amazed, spellbound and enthralled. Fantastical props will be provided by PropMeUP.

This Saturday, 28th October, 6pm to 7:30pm, on The Green in front of the shops.

Nibbles will be provided, and we’ll be having a collection in aid of the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. We know how difficult it is to carry cash in a costume, so we have created a handy online donation facility below.

Update 10/11/23: This collection is now closed. We raised an amazing €890. The Association is topping that up by €110, bringing the total to be donated to UNRWA to €1,000. Thank you to everyone who donated.

21 Sep 2023

Hospice Coffee Morning Collection

We’re having an in-person, on-the-Green, Coffee Morning this year on Thursday 28th September. That’s next Thursday. From 10:00am to 12:00pm down on our beautifully landscaped Green.

We hope you can all come along for tea, coffee, nibbles and a chat. We’d love to see you there. Bring some money for the collection bucket!

If you can’t make it in person, we’ve set up an online payment facility so you can donate online. You can do that below. All donations are very gratefully received by the Hospices. The final amount will also be topped-up by the Residents’ Association, as is always the case each year.

Update: This collection has now closed. We raised an incredible €1,750, and the Association will top that up by €250. So the final total is €2,000 to go to this very worthy cause. Thanks to everyone who donated.

24 Jun 2023

Please Donate – Rosemount Family Resource Centre

As well as topping up the Hospice Coffee Morning collection, and donating to a chosen charity every Christmas, we also organise a collection for a worthy cause every time we hold a summer party.

For our Mad Hatter’s summer party collection, we have chosen Rosemount Family Resource Centre. A very worthy, and very local, cause, who do an awful lot on a very tight budget.

We know a lot of people don’t carry cash anymore, and our collection buckets are a lot lighter as a result! So we’ve set up the option to donate online.

5/7/23 – This collection has now been completed. Many thanks to all who donated. An absolutely incredible €835 was collected in person, and online through our website. The committee then agreed to top it up to €900. Rosemount Family Resource Centre was delighted with the donation, and it was put to good use during the summer.

17 Jun 2023

Mad Hatters’ Party!

To celebrate our newly planted Green (our own Wonderland), we are having our Summer party on the 24th June, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will be a Mad Hatter’s Party – so come with your best headdress! We will have BBQ food, teas and coffees (bring your own cup), games and great company! We would be grateful if people could bring traybakes/buns as well. We will be collecting for the Rosemount Family Resource Centre.

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.