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.

Golden Jubilee 2021

DERA will celebrate its Golden Jubilee in 2021, having been formed as the Donaghmede Community Development Association (DCDA) in 1971.

It is hoped that a full programme of events, including a Summer Festival, can be staged: further details will be available from February 2021. Volunteers and sponsorship will be warmly welcomed!

October 2020 Update

We are pleased to report that An Garda Síochána have once again 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 Level 5 restrictions, to the extent that resources allow. Garda Sergeant Dan Creedon leads the Community Liaison Team in Coolock Station. To avail of this service, contact Coolock Garda Station at 01-6664200 and they will advise of their ability to assist.

As you are aware, this year DERA had no festival events for the first time in many years because of the Covid-19 restrictions, and unfortunately this also extends to the traditional Hallowe’en fireworks display, usually organised by Dublin City Council.

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.

DERA has raised complaints of anti-social behaviour in Donaghmede DCC Park with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochána, and has requested that the matter be investigated, including the possibility of additional surveillance. Our park is one of the best local amenities which must be protected for the benefit of all.

We are aware of problems with laneways, both gated and ungated, caused by illegal dumping. In some cases we have been able to work with residents to resolve the problem, but we know much more needs to be done. We also appeal to residents not to park in or block access to laneways.

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