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.
04 Apr 2021

Kids’ Easter Bake Off – Winners!

Congratulations to all the kids who took part in our first Easter Bake Off Competition!

There were an amazing 47 entrees in total, and the competition was fierce. The standard was extremely high and Sam found it impossible to only pick 3 winners, so had to extend it to 5.

The winners were:
1st place: Amaya Byrne
2nd place: Luke Hamilton
3rd place: Trudy and Lottie Mollins
4th place: Isobel and Faye
5th place: Anna Murphy

Congratulations to the 5 winners. The prizes were a €30 voucher for Smyth’s, a big jar of Easter eggs, a €20 voucher for Sam’s, and two boxes of cookies for 4th and 5th place.

There is a good chance this will become an annual event. So plenty of time to start practising for next year. It’ll be cut-throat…

29 Mar 2021

Kids’ Easter Bake Off Competition

Dear Junior Bakers of Roebuck,
Show off your baking skills this Easter and maybe win a prize!

1st Prize: €30 voucher for Smyths Toys
2nd Prize: Jar of yummy eggs courtesy of Sam
3rd Prize: €20 Voucher for Sam’s Cafe

The competition will be judged by Sam himself!

Bake any kind of Cake or Bun and
• submit a sample (slice or bun) plus a photo
• along with your name, a brief description of your amazing creation, and an adult’s phone number

Submit your entry to Sam’s on Easter Saturday by 3pm.
Winners will be announced on Easter Sunday Morning.
Open to 12s and under.

Many thanks to Marie for organising and Sam for being willing!

07 Jan 2021

Christmas Gift

The slightly older boys and girls who would normally be attending our Neighbourhood Friendly Coffee Mornings got a special Christmas surprise from the Residents’ Association this year. A small gift of a lovely plant, box of chocs and DLRCoCo magazine was dropped into the houses of our more senior residents before Christmas. Hopefully 2021 will see the return of the coffee mornings.

plant, Lindor chocs, booklet
This event was part-sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
07 Jan 2021

Santa – “Veni, vidi, vici”

Santa came to visit all the good boys and girls of Roebuck on December 5th. He travelled around the area on an electric cargo bike, handing out selection boxes like there was no tomorrow. The kids, who by that point had whipped themselves into a frenzy, were absolutely delighted! Thanks to Santa for visiting us here, and thanks to all the Elves who organised, helped on the day with their tools (magic wheelbarrow, bell etc.). Thanks too to Elf Aoibhinn for lending Santa the bike. Also, last but certainly not least, a big thanks to the tall Elves who put the lights on the tree on the green, and to the Tidy District Elves who used their sparkly magic to conjure up some wooden pallet Christmas trees and to decorate the green with some Christmassy decorations.

This event was part-sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
19 Dec 2020

Halloween Fun

A huge thanks to Laurie Easterby and Dave O’Loughlin for organising the amazing Halloween Walk event in our area back in October. It involved 8 separate installations in front gardens – Bram Stoker Tribute, The Graveyard, Wild West, Jurassic Park, Space, Alice in Wonderland, Witches Den, and Superhero. A large amount of preparation went into this, and it was particularly appreciated by the kids in the area. Even though they couldn’t call into houses, they were thrilled to be able to walk around, look at everything, and show off their costumes at the same time. Unfortunately we don’t have any good photos to share with you, but if anyone has, please send them in and we’ll put them on the website.

01 Dec 2020

Santa is coming to Roebuck!

Santa will be doing a whistle-stop tour of the neighbourhood this Sat 5th Dec from 4.30pm. Keep an ear out for his bell – the kids can then come out to their gate to give him a wave, and Santa’s helpers will give them a small gift (selection box). We ask that everyone complies with social distancing and children are supervised by parents  – we don’t want the main man coming down with anything at this crucial time!! And don’t worry, he will be covering all the roads of the Roebuck Residents’ area so just wait for him to pass by your house.

Santa wearing a face covering, with thumbs up.
This event was part-sponsored by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
23 Oct 2020

Spooky House Competition!

Roebuck Residents Association are inviting all residents to take part in our Spooky House Competition – with no Trick or Treating this year we are hoping that the local kids can still have fun by walking around the neighbourhood to see all the Halloween decorations and art. Judging will take place on 31st October and there will be prizes for the most spooktacular houses.

16 Oct 2020

Hospice Coffee Morning – Amount Collected

€775 was collected via this year’s method of leaving collection boxes in Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique. 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, and the final cheque sent into Our Lady’s Hospice was for €1,035.

04 Sep 2020

Hospice Coffee Morning – Collection Boxes in Shops

This year we can’t have a Hospice coffee morning on the green, so instead the plan is for the collection boxes to be left in Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique for the whole month of September. Everyone probably has some spare cash lying around at home now we’ve all gone contactless. Please donate as generously as possible to this very worthy cause. This year will be especially hard for the Hospices as it’s hard to have a coffee morning while socially distancing.

Thanks to Mairéad for organising this once again, and thanks to Lynam’s, Roebuck Pharmacy and Select Boutique for being involved.