Train of Events – 75 Years of the Enterprise Express Train


Bernard C. Byrne will give a talk in Donaghmede DC Public Library in Donaghmede Shopping Centre on Thursday 23rd February 2023 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.

The Enterprise Express Train celebrated 75 years of service in 2022, operating between Belfast and Dublin from 1947, with a through service to Cork in 1950.

This is the Enterprise story from Bernard C. Byrne based on personal operating experience as a locomotive driver with Irish Rail at Connolly Station for over 21 years.

Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Train of Events – 75 Years of the Enterprise Express Train

Howl-O-Ween Fun Day

Donaghmede Estate Residents Association presents Howl-O-Ween Fun Day on 31st October in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

A fun filled afternoon for children with a stilt walker, juggling, magician and they can have their face painted in preparation for trick or treating 🎃

Goodie Bags for all smallies in costume!

Supported by Dublin City Council and Donaghmede Shopping Centre


Provisional Events Guide 2022

No DERA Festival has been held since the summer of 2019. Following the resumption of regular DERA monthly meetings in February 2022, the following provisional programme of events was compiled, all subject to confirmation.

Date to be confirmedDERA Annual Bucket Collection in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Thursday 14th JulyGarda Band Gala Concert, venue to be confirmed.

Saturday 16th JulyDog Show, Donaghmede DCC Park (subject to permit).

Sunday 17th JulyFamily Fun Day, Donaghmede DCC Park (subject to permit).

Wednesday 20th JulySenior Citizens’ Day Out, application forms have been distributed in Donaghmede Estate.

Saturday 30th JulyPitch & Putt Tournament, venue to be announced.

Saturday 31st OctoberHallowe’en Fireworks Display in conjunction with Dublin City Council, to be confirmed.

Saturday 12th NovemberGala Dinner Dance, Hilton Airport Hotel.

Volunteers are needed for all events – please contact a committee member for more information.

DERA Newsletter Autumn 2021

Golden Jubilee
Please see the attached newsletter for details of the upcoming Golden Jubilee Celebration.

DERA Newsletter Autumn 2021

Hallowe’en Fireworks
Dublin City Council will not be organising a fireworks dsiplay for Hallowe’en this year, due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Residents are asked not to support or encourage illegal bonfires.