Garda Assistance to Residents

Over a number of years DERA has established an excellent relationship with An Garda Síochána at Coolock Station and they are active participants in our community events, the highlight being the annual Garda Band concert during the Donaghmede Festival. Garda Sergeant Dan Creedon leads the Community Liaison Team in Coolock Station.

An Garda Síochána have offered to collect and deliver items of local shopping and medication for senior citizens and those of our residents who feel isolated or vulnerable during the current crisis, to the extent that their resources allow. To avail of this service, contact Coolock Garda Station at 01-6664200 and they will advise of their ability to assist.

Provisional Events Guide 2020

Looking to a Brighter Future

Earlier this year, the following provisional programme of events was compiled. In the current environment, all events are of course subject to confirmation.

Thursday 18th June to Saturday 20th JuneDERA Annual Bucket Collection in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Sunday 19th JulyFamily Fun Day, Donaghmede DCC Park (subject to permit).

Wednesday 22nd JulySenior Citizens Annual Event, application forms will be made available.

Thursday 23rd JulyGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

SeptemberDonaghmede Literary Festival

Saturday 31st OctoberHallowe’en Fireworks

to be announcedDERA Annual General Meeting

In 2021, DERA aims to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of our foundaton in 1971.

Spring has sprung!

The daffodils planted by Dublin City Council near the railway station are looking good in the spring sunshine.

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They’ll be spectacular when they’re in full bloom, so keep an eye on them in the weeks ahead.

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Thanks and well done to DCC Parks Department and DCC North Central!

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Hallowe’en Fireworks Display

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Hallowe’en Fireworks Display, Donaghmede Park, 31st October 2019 @ 6.00pm

We are pleased to inform residents that Dublin City Council is arranging a Hallowe’en Fireworks Display in Donaghmede Park on the evening of Thursday 31st October 2019. The display will be staged by a professional pyrotechnics company engaged by Dublin City Council, and will take place at approximately 6.00pm. There will be music from 5.30pm in the lead-up to the fireworks display itself.

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.

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

Donaghmede Literary Festival

The inaugural Donaghmede Literary Festival takes place from 26th – 28th September 2019, in various locations in the Donaghmede Shopping Centre. The festival is sponsored in full by the Donaghmede Shopping Centre and supported by the local library, book stores and residents’ committee. Many wonderful local authors have pledged their support, including Roddy Doyle and Sheila O’Flanagan.

Find out more about the calendar of events, participating authors, and how you can get involved at https://www.donaghmedelitfest.com or stay up to date on Facebook or Twitter.