Dublin City Council Neighbourhoods Competition

DERA has again submitted a number of entries to the annual Dublin City Council Neighbourhood Awards, judging for which starts during June. We ask all residents to make an extra effort to enhance their area by regular attention to the environmental requirements in our estate such as preservation of grass verges, picking up all litter, etc. Remember to always use gloves in the process! Thank you for your interest and concern for our environment.

“Green Fingers” Plant Sale

PlantDERA in association with Dublin City Council is pleased to inform residents that a summer plant sale will take place on Wednesday 12th June at 10.30am in St. Kevin’s Junior School yard, courtesy of Ms Orla Leonard, Principal. The sale will end at 12pm sharp if stocks are not sold out beforehand. Please note that parking will not be available. Queries to DERA Committee Members or Ms Aileen Doyle, DCC Senior Community Officer.

Special General Meeting

Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 8pm

St. Kevin’s Junior School, Donaghmede

The purpose of the meeting is to address the problem of illegal dumping in Donaghmede Estate, including illegal parking in laneways and dog fouling. The meeting has been arranged by DERA in response to serious complaints from residents concerning the above matters. All residents are invited to attend.

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!!

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.