Provisional Events Guide 2017

All events are subject to confirmation.

Wednesday 26th April, 8pmDERA Annual General Meeting (venue to be advised)

Thursday 15th June to Saturday 17th JuneDERA Annual Bucket Collection in Donaghmede Shopping Centre

Thursday 20th July, 6.30pmGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre, courtesy of the Centre Manager Pat McCabe and Coolock Garda Station.

Wednesday 26th JulySenior Citizens Mystery Tour. This is a ticket only event, and space is limited: early booking is advised.

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

Community Garden Update

IMG_0863Work has begun on the Community Garden in Donaghmede Park, in cooperation with Dublin City Council and with generous support from local businesses. While progress has necessarily been slow over the winter months, there’s a lot of work ahead this year to bring the plan to completion. Selection of furniture and signage is under way, and a planning meeting with DCC will be held in the coming weeks.

Our picture shows some of the younger residents of Donaghmede lending a hand with planting. The fruits of their labours should be visible soon, now that spring is in the air!

We’d like to remind residents that bicycles, skateboards and scooters are not allowed on the all-weather pitch, to protect the surface from damage. Signage to this effect will be erected soon, and we ask parents to remind their children of this necessary rule. We are investigating the provision of a bicycle rack outside. We also remind residents that dogs are not allowed on the all-weather pitch. The pitch is a valuable resource, and it’s wonderful to have such an amenity freely available, so it’s in everyone’s interest to protect it.

Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas!Donaghmede Estate Residents Association would like to wish all of our residents and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for your support and participation throughout 2016. We look forward to another year of working together as a community in 2017.

Once again we are delighted to have a tree and festive lights on Carndonagh Lawn, thanks to the efforts of Angela Owens and Tony Murphy.

Hallowe’en Fireworks Display

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Hallowe’en Fireworks Display, Donaghmede Park, 31st October 2016 @ 5.45pm

We are pleased to inform residents that Dublin City Council is arranging a Hallowe’en Fireworks Display in Donaghmede Park, bordering Donaghmede and Grange Abbey, on the evening of Monday 31st October 2016. The display will be staged by a professional pyrotechnics company engaged by Dublin City Council, and will take place at approximately 5.45pm on a site at the railway end of the park, near the new sports area. There will be music from 5.15pm in the lead-up to the fireworks display itself.

DERA is seeking the support of volunteers from all communities to steward this unique event; this support is essential for a successful evening. If you wish to volunteer as a steward or help in any way, please contact the Committee.

Note: The display site will be cordoned off from public access in order to prepare for the display; there will be strictly no entry to this area before, during or after the display for as long as required by the display operator and Dublin City Council. In view of the fireworks display, no bonfires must be set in Donaghmede Park as a Health & Safety precaution.

Reminder: All households, traders and factories in the area are asked to heed the notices given by Dublin City Council, Dublin Fire Brigade, An Garda Síochána and DERA. Do not dispose of materials of any kind that might be used in a bonfire. It is an offence to do so, and is also a major safety hazard putting lives, property and our environment at risk. In particular, please take care to secure your wheelie bins at this time.

Health & Safety is our first priority. Please obey the Gardaí and Stewards at the event. Children must be accompanied by an adult and must be supervised at all times. Restricted lighting is necessary to achieve maximum effect with the fireworks display. For your personal safety and that of those in your care, please bring a torch. Please do no litter. Strictly no alcohol permitted at this event. Declan Rice, Health & Safety Officer, DERA

No liability shall attach itself to DERA from any damage, injury or loss arising from any aspect of this event.