26 Mar 2022

Imagine Dundrum – Old Shopping Centre

As you know, Imagine Dundrum are keeping us up to date on the situation regarding Hammerson’s proposal to develop this site. They expect an application to be lodged any day. The expectation is that the total number of units on this site will be somewhere in the region of 880, with buildings up to 16 storeys in height. You can find out more through this Imagine Dundrum newsletter and also on their website.

16 Dec 2021

Santa Visits Roebuck

Due to the reindeer being on a strict training schedule Santa resorted to traveling around our area on an electric bike again this year, hand delivering selection boxes to all the little Roebuckians. We learnt a lot about Santa on this jaunt around the area. For example, did you know he is 1,798 years old? Or that he traveled back to the North Pole on a normal airplane after his visit here? In disguise of course. Good luck on the big night Santa, and see you next year in Roebuck!

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

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!