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.

13 Oct 2021

Agenda for Upcoming AGM 2021

Our AGM will take place next Wednesday, 20th October, at 8pm. It will take place via an online meeting.

The agenda is as follows:

1. Welcome 
2. Minutes of AGM 2020 
3. Committee Reports   
a. Communications   
b. Tidy Districts and Environment   
c. Events and Activities   
d. Planning   
e. Finance
4. Election of Committee and Officers
5. Subscriptions for 2021/22
6. Close

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.
23 Jun 2021

Lovely Photos

Some lovely soothing photos of Friarsland Green, Mount Carmel Avenue, Goatstown Road and Fairy Land (a.k.a. Friarsland Green). Photos taken by the creative folks on The Tidy Districts Team.

Friarsland Green

Mount Carmel Avenue/ Rosemount

Wild Flowers, Goatstown Road

Fairy Land at Friarsland Green

The Lane

11 Jun 2021

OLG – Decision Made

An Bord Pleanála have made their decision regarding the 698 bed, 8 block, 7 storey, 9 car park spaces, student accommodation SHD development for the Our Lady’s Grove site. They have granted full permission for the development. It is a very disappointing result, and a very poor planning decision. They acknowledge this development will materially contravene the DLR County Development Plan in 4 different ways – height, density, open space and Part V housing (the requirement for developments to provide a percentage of social housing to the Council. There will be no social housing, or funding in lieu provided to the Council for this development.).

The only option to potentially reverse this decision is by requesting leave to take a Judicial Review at the High Court. This review would only take legal, not planning, matters into account, and is a substantial undertaking.

If you would like to see the Inspector’s Report from An Bord Pleanála, you can find that here.

If you would like to see the Chief Executive’s Report from DLR County Council, dating from April, (which recommended refusal on various grounds), you can see that here.

If you have any comments regarding this development, or the SHD process in general, we would suggest you contact your local politician(s).