Provisional Events Guide 2018

Update: details of AGM added below.

All events are subject to confirmation.

Saturday 28th April, 12pmOpening of DERA Community Garden, Donaghmede DCC Park.

31st May 2018, 8pmDERA Annual General Meeting, St. Kevin’s School. All welcome.

Thursday 14th June to Saturday 16th JuneDERA Annual Bucket Collection in Donaghmede Shopping Centre.

Thursday 19th July, 6.30pmGarda Band Gala Concert in Donaghmede Shopping Centre, courtesy of the Centre Management and Coolock Garda Station.

Saturday 21st July & Sunday 22nd JulyFamily Fun Days, Donaghmede DCC Park (subject to permit).

Wednesday 25th JulySenior Citizens Mystery Tour. This is a ticket only event, and space is limited: early booking is advised.

Saturday 22nd September, 8pmCommunity Gala Dinner Dance, Hilton Airport Hotel (cost to be confirmed).

Volunteers are needed to ensure the success of all events. To get involved, please contact the DERA Committee.

Community Garden Opening

The opening of the DERA Community Memorial Garden in Donaghmede DCC Park in association with Dublin City Council is planned for Saturday 28th April at 12pm. DERA is pleased to confirm the formal Opening Ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha.

Fr. Gerry Corcoran, PP Holy Trinity Parish, will impart a Blessing at the ceremony. All residents are invited to attend.

Hallowe’en Fireworks Display

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.

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.