Community Garden Progress

IMG_0971Work on the Community Garden in Donaghmede Park has continued over the summer, in cooperation with Dublin City Council and with generous support from local businesses. Our picture shows the foundation for one of the seats; at the time of writing, the seats themselves have been installed. The official opening is getting closer, watch this space!

IMG_0972The bicycle racks mentioned in a previous post have now been installed outside the all-weather pitch, which will help protect the surface from accidental damage. Unfortunately, litter and dog fouling continue to cause problems; we remind residents to take away empty drinks bottles and other litter, and to keep dogs off the all-weather pitch. The pitch is a valuable resource for the community, and it’s in everyone’s interest to protect it and those using it.

 

Summer Events

Thursday 20th JulyGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre at 6.30pm, courtesy of the Centre Manager Pat McCabe and arranged with Coolock Community Garda. Once again, join us early for an evening of great entertainment (as always!) with the Band of An Garda Síochána.

Wednesday 26th JulySenior Citizens Mystery Tour. This is a ticket only event, and is now booked out. Contact a Committee Member to put your name on the waiting list.

DCC Neighbourhoods Competition 2017

Once again DERA has a number of entries in the DCC Neighbourhoods Competition. Judging takes place in June. Please help support our estate entry by keeping up the nice appearance of our community with special attention to grass, verges, shrubs & trees and try to have our area clean & tidy. Our DERA Environmental Team & Support Volunteers need all your help & support!!

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.