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.

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.