Summer Festival 2016 – Programme of Events

We are pleased to announce the following events as part of our Festival 2016 programme, in this 45th Anniversary year of our Association:

Thursday 21st JulyGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre at 6.30pm, courtesy of the Centre Manager Pat McCabe and arranged with Coolock Community Garda.

Saturday 23rd JulyDog Show. The ever popular Dog Show returns again this year, starting at 1.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Sunday 24th JulyFestival Parade & Family Fun Day. The Festival Parade begins at 11.30am, followed by the Family Fun Day from 12.30pm in Donaghmede Park.

Wednesday 27th JulySenior Citizens Mystery Tour. This is a ticket only event, and space is limited. Contact a Committee Member to book your place.

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

DCC Neighbourhoods Environmental Competition

Once again DERA has 5 entries in the Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition for this summer’s judging which takes place in June. We ask all residents to support our entry by helping in every way to attend to our local environment, with special attention to grass verges, plants, flowers and the protection of trees and green spaces in our estate. You can help by removing litter (always use gloves) and encouraging children and visitors to take a special interest in our environment. Last year DERA received 7 awards, including one citywide award, presented by the Lord Mayor of Dublin. Judging in our community takes place during June and July. Volunteers are always welcome to join the Environmental Team – please contact us for more information.

PS. You may have noticed that DCC have installed a “talking lamp-post” in Donaghmede Park to remind dog owners of the part they can play in maintaining a clean and safe environment for all.