Sunday, 20 September 2020

Bingo with a Twist! Play BeActive Bingo...




Play. Move. Win with #BeActive Bingo in an exciting, interactive online bingo night on Saturday, 26th September 2020, hosted by Eoghan McDermott of RTÉ.

The event is brought to you by Dublin City Sport & Wellbeing Partnership with support from Sport Ireland & the EU Commission.

Tickets must be pre-ordered and are available here:


It’s only €5 to play and 100% of the funds raised will be going back into local sports & activity groups in your communities.

Monday, 10 August 2020

Proposed 30kph speed limit across the City - *** Public consultation and survey closes 13 August ***

Dublin City Council is proposing to reduce the default speed limit from 50KPH to 30KPH in most of the city area and wish to engage through public consultation with members of the public. 

The 30KPH default speed limit already applies on residential roads and under the new proposals the 30KPH speed limit would also extend to Terenure Road East, Terenure Road West, Terenure Road North, Bushy Park Road and Rathfarnham Road. Templeogue Road is not affected (and would remain at 50KPH). 

As Terenure is at the centre of several busy arterial routes, it is particularly affected by traffic, noise, pollution and speed, and is a very hostile environment for pedestrians and cyclists. Reduction of the speed limit in the village area would hugely reduce noise and pollution and improve safety for all pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable road users. With the advent of Covid-19 and the resultant reduction of public transport capacity, there is also a pressing need to encourage cycling and walking as a safe alternative. 

However this needs to be balanced against a universal 30KPH speed limit applying on virtually all roads from Terenure to the city centre and beyond (under the current proposals).

Further information can be found at Public Consultation on proposed Special Speed Limit Bye-Laws 2020 (COVID19) on the Dublin City Council website. The public are invited to contribute to the public consultation by either completing the online survey or by emailing your comments to

The closing date for submission is Thursday, August 13.

Sunday, 9 August 2020

Removal of Trees in Bushy Park

The following report was circulated to the TRA by Councillor Deirdre Conroy concerning the proposed removal of trees in Bushy Park:

Report to South East Area on Developments in Bushy Park 

31st July 2020  


The widening of the footpath to 3.2m at the Rathdown Avenue park entrance , adjacent to the tennis and sports pavilions, is required to facilitate safe emergency vehicle access into this area of the park to service the Dodder Greenway, currently under construction, and the future tearooms. The widening of the path and the requirement for additional service ducting along the route will impact on the roots of 18 No. Trees, comprising of 13 No. Limes and 5 No. Hawthorns. 

In keeping with good tree and park management practice, Parks & Landscape Services commissioned an independent tree survey and arboricultural assessment of the trees at risk which was undertaken by Arborist Assoc. Ltd. The report confirmed that the trees are of mixed species ranging from young to mature in age profile. Five of the 13 No. lime trees (Tilia sps.) are ’Category C’ meaning that they are assessed to be of relatively lower quality and have a short viable lifespan. The remaining 8 No. limes are medium value trees and are considered to provide viable tree cover in only the short to medium term. All the lime trees were planted approximately twenty years ago and are shown on the attached drawing. A further 5 No. , more recently planted, small hawthorn trees (Crataegus sps.) are also impacted and these because of their age and size will be replanted elsewhere in the park. 

It is considered that the removal of these trees, in this overplanted area will permit the healthy growth of the remaining mature and more sustainable trees, many of which may have originated from the historic Shaw Estate. It is considered that the temporary reduction in the park tree canopy will have a minimal impact on the long term tree scape as we are committed to undertaking replacement planting elsewhere in Bushy Park as part of our annual tree planting programme and thus ensuring that the tree canopy is retained and enhanced into the future.

It is also proposed to reconstruct and upgrade the boundary wall to the park from Rathdown Avenue which is currently deemed to be substandard. This will require the removal of the derelict kiosk and is considered that the works will enhance the overall appearance of the entrance and create a more welcoming arrival space.

These works are programmed to commence mid-August. Access to the tennis and Sportsworld Running Club will be maintained during the works and impacts on pedestrian circulation routes in the park will be kept to a minimum. The proposed future works will be phased to ensure Park visitors can still enjoy other areas of the park, while this small area is improved. 

Michael Noonan 

Senior Executive Parks Officer

Friday, 10 July 2020

Art Sculpture in Bushy Park

Dublin City Council launched a new arts initiative called "Sculpture Dublin" this week. Sculpture Dublin is an ambitious project designed to put sculpture at the heart of communities around Dublin City. DCC plan to commission six new artworks over the next 18 months and to develop a city-wide public engagement programme.

DCC see this as an exciting opportunity both for artists, and for the wider public.They want to encourage people to rediscover Dublin through sculpture, imagine new possibilities for art in the public realm, and engage in shared processes of learning and making.

Following initial consultation and a survey of potential sites, locations for the new commissions have been identified in each of the five Dublin City Council Local Administrative Areas;

the new Ballyfermot People’s Park (beside Ballyfermot Community Civic Centre);  
Bushy Park, Terenure;
Kildonan Park, Finglas;
Smithfield Square Lower. and
St Anne’s Park, Raheny.

A temporary sculpture will also be commissioned for the O’Connell Plinth, an empty plinth outside City Hall on Dame Street, which once supported John Hogan’s statue of Daniel O’Connell, now on display in the Rotunda of City Hall.

With this in mind, Dublin City Council are reaching out to local communities in the areas where the commissions are happening, to make contact and start the conversation. You can find out more about the programme and commissions at the website and you can follow them on social media:
Instagram @sculpturedublin
Facebook @sculpturedublin
Twitter @SculptureDublin

There is an online survey at designed to get people thinking about sculpture and sculpture in the area. If you are interested in knowing more or getting involved, please let Karen Downey, Programme Director  at DCC know (via the website above), or sign up for the e-newsletter on the home page of the website.

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Holding it Together Apart - a Community Development project from Dublin City Council

Dublin City Council Community Development team have asked us to pass on the following message:

'Holding It Together Apart’ is a Community Development project aimed at helping people to maintain their physical, spiritual and mental well being while isolated and at home with Covid 19.

The unprecedented challenge for people staying at home sees new and difficult stresses at various levels. For the person living alone, increased loneliness, lack of engagement, confinement in one space brings one challenge. For the family space and entertaining, maintaining sanity, calm and equilibrium in the daily routine brings others. Cocooning in a small apartment is very different than a house with a garden. Mental Health is a very core issue for all.

The aim was to develop a range of activities and interesting projects for all ages and backgrounds that were easy to do and could be followed each week.

We have links with many great artists, creative developers and professionals, many who worked with us in the Dublin City Area on ongoing projects who also were challenged with very little work in their area who were also struggling with the lock down. We started with the plan to provide classes in dance, meditation, movement and creative practice to help engage all members of families and households in staying active and calm.

While the sunshine and good weather has been fantastic the rain and cooler wetter weather means staying indoors is somewhat more difficult.

We are delighted to have a number of classes now up on line for all the family to engage with. The full list and links to the youtube videos are below:

Dance Music classes with Professional Dancer Tarik Shebani
Episode / Class 1

Episode / Class 2

Episode / Class 3

Episode / Class 4

Episode / Class 5

Juggling Class with Jitterbug TV – Hugh Brown

Episode / Class 1

Episode / Class 2

Creative Writing Classes with Coach and Poet Anne Tannam

Episode / Class 1

Gardening Tips with Horticulturalist Aoife Munn

Episode / Class 1

Sculpture Class – Create Miniature Animals with Sculptor and Set Designer Andrew Clancy

Episode / Class 1

* Tarik Shabani is a professional dancer who has worked on a host of professional theatre, festival and studio projects.
* Aoife Munn is a renowned horticulturalist featuring on RTE regularly who has been working with DCC Parks Recreation & Community in the past few years on education.
* Hugh Brown is an Actor with 22 years experience in Film, Theatre, Street Performance, Circus, Clown and Music, specialising in producing work for young audiences
* Anne Tannam is a published poet with two collections and a new one to come in 2020 and also a qualified life coach with
* Andrew Clancy is a renowned Sculptor and set designer, his work is in both public and private collections and over the past twenty years has exhibited widely.

Further classes will aim to include Yoga, laughter yoga, cooking and baking, laughter yoga, narrated stories and poems, pandemic pooches (a dog competition), ritual and grieving assistance and new dances.


Monday, 13 April 2020

Lakelands Park Shine-A-Light

On a positive note in these difficult times, the Shine-a-light event on Saturday was celebrated in Lakelands Park in an organised way with the under-70s coming out at a social distance to exchange greetings. Our thanks to John Gillespie who organised the event and provided the pictures.

Monday, 6 April 2020

Are you "Cocooning" - Do you need help with your "messages"?

I Love Terenure have organised a Covid-19 community support network - if you are self isolating or "cocooning" and need help with collecting groceries, prescriptions or other basic "messages", the following volunteers are available to help in the Rathdown estate and nearby roads. They are happy to help, and live in, or nearby, the roads concerned:

If your road is not one of the above, go to for a full list of volunteers in the Terenure and surrounding areas, and further information on volunteering and protocols for volunteers.

Stay in - stay well!

Thursday, 2 April 2020

BusConnects - Consultation period postponed until September

The NTA (National Transport Authority) has issued the following message concerning the current consultation period for the new BusConnects proposals:

"Due to the current Covid-19 Emergency, the NTA has decided that there will be a further public consultation regarding the Core Bus Corridor Projects later this year. We hope to carry out the additional public consultation in September 2020, however this will be dependent on current HSE restrictions being lifted and in line with any HSE guidelines which may remain in place later this year.

The current public consultation remains active until Friday 17th April 2020, in deference to the submissions we continue to receive and we would encourage people who would like to send submissions to continue to do so. Submissions can be sent by email to or by post to the National Transport Authority."


The latest proposals can be seen at Click on the box marked “Core Bus Corridor Project” and the list of the 12 corridors will come up. Full details of each one, including maps, can be accessed. The corridors affecting us are:

Corridor 10, Tallaght to Terenure
Corridor 12, Rathfarnham to City Centre pass through Terenure Village
Corridor 11, Kimmage to the city centre is also relevant

The Terenure Residents' Association hope to have a public meeting to discuss the proposals as soon as practicable and in accordance with the current guidelines and legislation regarding such meetings. We will be making a submission to the NTA at that time.

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Important Update on Find A Bear....

Further to yesterday's post about the Terenure and surrounding areas Teddy Bear hunt, I Love Terenure wish to clarify the following:

This is NOT to be taken as a social activity. 

It is NOT to encourage groups to walk around the streets or go on long walks.

Please use your discretion and stay within 2km of your home and only with other members of your household while maintaining a 2 metre distance from others.