Hallowe’en Fireworks Display

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Hallowe’en Fireworks Display, Donaghmede Park, 31st October 2017 @ 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 Tuesday 31st October 2017. 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.

Update: We’ve been informed that the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Mícheál MacDonncha will attend the event. The fireworks display is expected to begin at 6.00pm sharp – be there early!

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.

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!!