This year’s DERA Family Fun Day will take place in Donaghmede DCC Park on Sunday 22nd July 2018.
We will have our traditional parade for the opening of the festival, with the Lord Mayor of Dublin and public representatives invited to lead the parade. We invite all in our community to join in the parade with a special welcome to young people – who must be accompanied by their parents or guardians. The parade will assemble from 11.30am at St. Kevin’s School gate on Newbrook Road and will begin on the arrival at 12 noon of the Lord Mayor of Dublin or his representative, walking to Donaghmede DCC Park via Newbrook Avenue, and led by a piper in traditional uniform. In Donaghmede Park the Lord Mayor of Dublin, our First Citizen, will give a brief address and will be joined by others on the platform. Festival Fun activities in the park will commence at 1.30pm approx and finish by 5pm. All the traditional favourites of our Fun Day will be provided but it must be understood that children must at all times be supervised in a responsible manner by their parents or guardians; supervision of children (of all ages) is not the responsibility of DERA. Where ‘Face Painting’ is requested a small donation is asked for. In the early afternoon a troupe of Irish Dancers under the direction of Linda will give a performance, always a great attraction, followed shortly after by the Rock Band, organised by Ronan Byrne with the participation of local talented musicians, which will conclude the Festival.
We need volunteers for the preparations on Sunday morning 22nd July of the play area and later for supervision in the park. To volunteer on the day, contact one of the Committee Members.
All Festival activities are subject to a Permit from the Parks Department of DCC, which has been applied for by DERA.