Monday, 27 May 2013

Trees Adjacent to Templeogue Road, Rathdown Drive and Rathdown Crescent to be Removed

Dublin City Council recently carried out an inspection and evaluation of the trees on the green space adjacent to Templeogue Road, Rathdown Drive and Rathdown Crescent. Several trees were found to be unsafe,  diseased or unhealthy. In the interests of public safety, the Council will remove the following trees:
the lime tree opposite 41-42 Rathdown Drive due to fungal growth at its base,
the ash tree opposite 9 Rathdown Drive,
the sycamore tree opposite 1 Rathdown Drive due to base damage and ring damage and
the sycamore tree at the traffic lights which is in poor condition.

The following trees will be pruned:

the lime tree opposite 45 Rathdown Drive,
the horse chestnut tree near 13 Rathdown Drive,
the oak trees opposite 3-4 and 11 Rathdown Drive,
a sycamore tree at the roundabout,
two oak trees beyond the roundabout at Rathdown Crescent and
four large trees near the roadway within Bushy Park itself.

This work will be carried out within the next few weeks. The Council will plant at least four new trees this coming winter to replace those that will be removed.

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Free Seminar on Local Government Reforms

‘Putting People First’ and Dublin City Community Forum
Thursday 23rd May @ 7.30pm in Mount Argus Parish Room, Mount Argus Church, Lower Kimmage Road, Dublin 6W

Dublin 6W Local Area Forum will host the Seminar delivered by Dr. Seán Ó'Riordáin ( )

The Action Programme for ‘Putting People First’ acknowledges the need to re-focus local government, particularly towards economic, social and community development.  The Seminar may help our members to be more effective on the new structures and committees within local government.

Click on this link for directions to Mount 

Information provided by Carmel McCartney, Co-ordinator Dublin City Community Forum, Block 4, Floor 1, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 
T: 01-2222855  E:

Friday, 17 May 2013

Reminder - Terenure 5 mile run this weekend

The Terenure 5 mile run will be this Sunday starting at 11.00 on Fortfield Road. Watch out for road closures and/or diversions all morning - this is the route of the run:

Thursday, 16 May 2013

Help tidy up Terenure this Saturday!

Terenure Village Network are organising an area tidy-up of the car park and main street of Terenure this Saturday, 18th May.

They will be preparing the flower beds at the bases of trees in the car park for planting and would also like to clear weeds from bases of trees on Terenure Road North.

Meet up in the car park at Terenure Road North at 10.00am. Bring your own small gardening tools and protective clothing. Hope to see you all there!

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Diabetes Ireland Fundraiser, 24th May

A concert featuring the UCD Ad Astra Academy Performing Arts and guests will be held in the Church of Ireland, Main Street, Rathfarnham Village at 8.30pm on Friday 24th May.
Tickets cost €5 each (€20 for 5) and include entry into a raffle via the Diabetes Ireland Helpline - 1850-909; otherwise €10 at the door. 

Rathfarnham Parish Fete, 2013

Rathfarnham Parish Fete will take place on Saturday 25th May at the High School, Zion Road, Rathgar. This  year marks the twentieth anniversary of the fete relocating to the school from War Memorial Hall.

Come along for great food, gifts, toys, games, books, a bouncy castle, accessories and much more! 
Raffle tickets are only €2 each!

Please note that traffic is usually heavy on Bushy Park Road for the duration of the fete. 

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Harold's Cross Festival, 10 - 12 May

This weekend our neighbours in Harold's Cross will be holding their annual Community Festival Weekend with a variety of music, theatre, childrens' events, walks, exhibitions and much else. We thoroughly recommend you check the website at or their facebook page for more details.

Monday, 6 May 2013

Extended Opening Hours Granted to Discount Store

The Executive Manager of Dublin City Council (Planning and Registry Decisions, Planning Department) has granted permission to Lidl (Plan No. 2311/13) to extend its opening hours at the Terenure site from 81 to 86.5 hours per week, "in the interest of the proper planning and sustainable development of the area." The development "shall be managed so as to avoid potential conflict between shoppers and drop off/collection associated with [St Joseph's BNS]."

Bord Pleanala had previously restricted the hours of operation to "0800 hours and 1900 hours from Saturday to Wednesday, and between 0800 hours and 2100 hours on Thursday and Friday" in order "to protect the residential amenities of the area" (Bord Pleanala Case reference: PL29S.240744). 

The closing date for appeals to Bord Pleanala is Wednesday 28th May 2013. 

Find out about the Dublin City Development Plan, 2011-2017 here
The planning reference for the original application for the site at 18-20 Rathfarnham Road is 2093/12.