Festival Events Programme

Garda Band Annual Concert – Donaghmede Shopping Centre – Thursday 18th July at 6.15pm

Always a great family event, all are welcome. Visit arranged by Community Garda Sgt. Dan Creedon, Coolock Station. Courtesy of Pat McCabe, Manager, Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Trinity Credit Union are supporting our Festival Events again this year and will have a special promotion with generous prizes to be won in a free draw at our Garda Band Concert. Trinity Credit Union is a wonderful asset to our community, having served us well for over 45 years, and are deserving of our continued support.

Family Fun Day – Donaghmede DCC Park – Sunday 21st July at 2pm

All the usual attractions including games for children, Irish Dance Troupe (to be confirmed), Paul Bermingham & his Rock Band accompanied by local musician Ronan Byrne.

Parents and guardians must supervise their children and those in their care at all times; this is not a responsibility of DERA volunteers, and applies to all activities on the day. This is strictly a No Alcohol Event. Please dispose of all litter responsibly. Events will conclude by 5pm. Safety first should be your motto!

We need volunteers for Festival Fun Day preparations on Sunday morning and throughout the day, including tidy-up afterwards. To volunteer, please contact any of the DERA Commmittee.

Senior Citizens’ Mystery Tour Day Out – Wednesday 24th July

This event is booked out. Tickets will be distributed from Saturday 20th July, including details for the day. The itinerary will be issued on the day of travel. Please let us know in advance if you cannot travel. Information for the Day Out will be available at the DERA table upstairs in Donaghmede Shopping Centre from 1pm to 3pm on Friday 19th July and from 12pm to 3pm on Saturday 20th July.

DERA, now in its 48th year, thanks all those in our community who in any way contribute to the continued success of our Association by way of volunteering, financial support, expertise and good will.

Summer Events

Don’t forget that our programme of summer events begins this week!

Thursday 18th July, 6.30pmGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre, courtesy of the Centre Management and Coolock Garda Station.

Sunday 21st July, 2pmFamily Fun Day, Donaghmede DCC Park.

Wednesday 24th JulySenior Citizens Day Out. This is a ticket only event, now fully booked.

 

Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition

DERA has again submitted a number of entries to the annual Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Awards, judging for which starts during June. We ask all residents to make an extra effort to enhance their area by regular attention to the environmental requirements in our estate such as preservation of grass verges, picking up all litter, etc. Remember to always use gloves in the process! Thank you for your interest and concern for our environment.

“Green Fingers” Plant Sale

PlantDERA in association with Dublin City Council is pleased to inform residents that a summer plant sale will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 10.30am in St. Kevin’s Junior School yard, courtesy of Ms Orla Leonard, Principal. The sale will end at 12pm sharp if stocks are not sold out beforehand. Please note that parking will not be available. Queries to DERA Committee Members or Ms Aileen Doyle, DCC Senior Community Officer.

Events Guide 2019

All events are subject to confirmation.

Thursday 25th April, 8pmDERA Annual General Meeting, St. Kevin’s School. All welcome.

Thursday 13th June to Saturday 15th JuneDERA Annual Bucket Collection in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Thursday 18th July, 6.30pmGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre, courtesy of the Centre Management and Coolock Garda Station.

Sunday 21st July, 2pmFamily Fun Day, Donaghmede DCC Park.

Wednesday 24th JulySenior Citizens Day Out. This is a ticket only event, and space is limited: early booking is advised.

Thursday 31st OctoberHallowe’en Fireworks in association with Dublin City Council (details to follow).

Volunteers are needed to ensure the success of all events. To get involved, please contact the DERA Committee.