10 May 2022

New School – Gaelscoil Laighean

Gaelscoil Laighean will be re-locating to Mount Merrion this September. 

Gaelscoil Laighean welcomes the decision by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to sell part of the Mount Anville Council site (opposite the entrance to Deer Park) to the Department of Education and Skills for the development of the Gaelscoil Laighean school. The school is delighted to relocate to the area in September 2022.

Gaelscoil Laighean was established in 2019 to provide a multidenominational primary education through Irish for the Booterstown- Blackrock area. 

25 Apr 2022

Imagine Dundrum – Public Meeting This Wednesday

The final Hammerson-Allianz plans for Dundrum Village were lodged with An Bord Pleanála (ABP) for planning permission on Tuesday April 5th, and can be seen at https://dundrumvillageSHD.ie/.

The public has only until Monday May 9th to make observations (submissions) to ABP – the only opportunity to have your say on this development.

Imagine Dundrum is strongly in favour of the redevelopment of Dundrum to revitalise our Village and provide much-needed homes. But are deeply concerned about these plans, which in no way match the vision of Dundrum’s future developed in consultation with the local community. With the help of a planning expert, they are considering the plans in detail and will make a more detailed statement very soon, but in the meantime they have outlined their initial concerns and questions in our attachment below.

Imagine Dundrum is asking for our support. Sign up to the Imagine Dundrum mailing list, contact your local Councillors and TDs, spread the word to friends and neighbours, make your own submission to An Bord Pleanála, and not least make a donation to support our campaign for the best possible future Dundrum. https://www.imaginedundrum.ie/donate/

Dates for your diary:
1) Public meeting Wednesday April 27th, Taney Parish Centre, 7.30 pm. Input from our planning consultant and information on making a submission to An Bord Pleanála
2) Drop-in advice/ information clinic to assist with submissions, Saturday April 30th. Details to be announced.

How to Make an Observation to An Bord Pleanála:
Imagine Dundrum have put together this very useful guide to making an observation to An Bord Pleanala. You will find all the detail you need here.

31 Mar 2022

CMH – Application Made Public

The planning application for the development in the Central Mental Hospital has been made public, and is expected to be lodged today, or over the coming days. This means that there are now 5 weeks to go through the plans and documentation, and make an observation on this proposal. During this period the Council will prepare a Report that will go to An Bord Pleanála, along with a summary of submitted observations. The Board will then make the final decision.

You can find all the information about this proposed development on this website: www.dundrumcentralresidential.ie. As you will see, there is a vast amount of information there. You can find some views of the plan below. It gives an instant idea of the scale of the development. The proposed development will consist of 940 apartments, 17 duplexes and 20 houses, with building heights ranging from 2 to 7 storeys. The old hospital building appears not to be part of this planning application, and according to the documentation, will be dealt with at a later date. The plan for this building appears to be a conversion to 80 units. This would be in addition to the figure of 977 units proposed in this application.

The ABP reference number for this application is 313176, and the final date for observations is Wednesday 4th May 2022.

We strongly encourage all members to make an observation if they have any comment to make.


The images below come from the Documents/Other/CGI Photomontages section and the EIAR/Photomontages section. There are many images in these files, we have only put 5 below. We have re-saved the PDFs to a smaller file size. You can download and view these smaller PDFs here and here. The ones on the Dundrum Central website are enormous and consequently it is very difficult to view the content there. We would advise all to have a look at the images in these PDFs.

30 Mar 2022

Defibrillator – At Roebuck Shops

We will be getting a defibrillator installed down at the shops in front of the green. The plan is for it to be located just outside Roebuck Pharmacy. Thanks to John Finnegan for allowing it to be installed there.

Special thanks to Cardiac Services for their part in this. The defibrillator needs to be stored in a special box (with a small heat source in order to prevent components being damaged in very cold weather). We will be part-funding the purchase of this box and its installation. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council will also be part-funding it, via a grant.

We hope to have it installed very soon.

30 Mar 2022

Dundrum Road – New Town?

We have added up all the developments being planned for Dundrum Road (we are including the Old Shopping Centre in this), and the numbers are, quite frankly, startling. The total number of units being planned for Dundrum Road alone (just the road, not the environs), is 2,462. To put this in perspective, if you very conservatively multiply that by a figure of 1.5 persons per household, that gives a new population of 3,750. Roughly the population of Carrick-on-Shannon, or possibly Kilcoole, on this one road. This does not include sites on this road that are due to be developed, but for which no plans have been lodged yet, e.g. Uncle Tom’s Cabin.

This lack of planning is a direct result of the SHD system. If you have any comment to make about this, we suggest you contact our elected representatives.

231 apartments – Mount St Mary’s (Marist) Dundrum Rd, granted 25/8/21
115 apartments – Highfield Park/Frankfort Castle, Dundrum Rd, granted 20/12/21
64 apartments – American Golf, Dundrum Rd, TBD by 8/4/22
977 + 80 units – Central Mental Hospital, Dundrum Rd, TBD
111 apartments, Sommerville/Larchfield, Dundrum Rd, TBD by 27/6/2022
884 apartments, Dundrum old shopping centre, application to be lodged any day.

Total : 2,462 units

29 Mar 2022

Vector Motors – Planning Quashed

The Board of Management in Trimbleston was successful in their Judicial Review in relation to the student accommodation development planned for the Vector Motors site. The decision to grant planning here has now been quashed by the High Court. 

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.