Saturday, 30 March 2019

TRA details concerns over BusConnects plans with the NTA

Representatives from the Association recently met with the NTA (National Transport Authority) to discuss the impact of the BusConnects proposals on our area.

The major concerns expressed by the Association to the NTA were the landtake of gardens on Rathfarnham Road and Terenure Road East, and the proposal to ban ingoing traffic except buses and cycles on Templeogue Road between Fergus Road Terenure Place. Additionally the Association raised the following issues with the NTA:

  1. Inbound traffic at Templeogue (Springfield Road junction): how would the enforcing of local traffic only towards Terenure be accomplished?
  2. The impact of adding diverted traffic at Rathfarnham Bridge
  3. Handling of Bushy Park patrons’ traffic and local access issues – Possibility of car park on south side of Dodder?
  4. Access to, and exit from, Fortfield Road at Templeogue Road
  5. Cycle lane provision on Rathdown Drive, possibilty of cycle track in green area
  6. Reinstatement of footpath alongside fence on Templeogue Road?
  7. Ingoing bus and cycle lane only lane between Olney and Terenure Place: could it be restricted to peak hours only?
  8. Possibility of relocating cycle lane away from Rathfarnham Road through Rathdown and Bushy Park
  9. Vastly reduce or eliminate land take on Rathfarnham Road by implementing the above and by designating it 30km/hr. Difficulties with gradients in gardens was also pointed out
  10. Similar consideration for Terenure Road East.
  11. Harold’s Cross Road will be the only direct route to the City from Terenure with Rathmines Road and Kimmage Road closed to inbound traffic. What alternatives are there?
  12. Village ambience destroyed by having 4 lane roads through it
  13. Serious need to retain parking and loading bays in village
  14. 2m. footpath not enough in village area
  15. Detail of junction design for bus priority
  16. Proposal of a pilot scheme for this with short approach bus lanes.
  17. Noted that the frequency of buses proposed in the new plan is actually less than there are now

The NTA took note of and discussed these concerns and agreed to consider them as part of their consultation process prior to publishing a revised plan later in the year.

The consultation process is ongoing and anyone can make a submission, but please note the final date of 30th April for making a submission. See BusConnects leaflet for details - this is being distributed to all houses in our area along with notice of our AGM, which will be held on 16th April in St. Joseph's Parish Hall. BusConnects will be on the agend.

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Sisters of St.Peter Claver Spring Sale, Sunday 7 April

Sisters of St.Peter Claver Spring Sale
in aid of the Missions 

in St Joseph’s Parish Hall, Terenure 
(behind the Church and Lidl) 

Sunday 7th April 
10.30am – 2.30pm 

The Sisters of St Peter Claver, long standing residents on Bushy Park Road, are holding their annual Spring Sale. This year the proceeds will support St Martin de Porres Brothers in Nebbi Diocese, Uganda, to supply school equipment and resources for poor children. They need 200 benches at €30 each.

The Sisters are seeking donations for the Sale of good brick-a-brack, saleable clothes, plants, unwanted gifts and new items for the Wheel of Fortune.

These and /or any donations can be delivered to the:

Convent, 81 Bushy Park Road; Tel 490 9360. (Charity No. CHY 3462). 

Please come along and bring your friends on Sunday 7th. 
We will be grateful for your support.

Friday, 8 March 2019

Bushy Park Market returns tomorrow! Plus Evergreen Club Featuring in RTE Documentary Monday

Tomorrow, Saturday 9 March, marks the return of the market to Bushy Park, from 11am - 4pm.

For the children, there will be a visiting petting zoo from 1pm.

Please be considerate of local residents and walk or cycle to the park if possible.


On Monday 11 March at 9.35pm RTE1 will be showing a documentary called "Fertility Shock" which includes footage filmed at the Evergreen Club in Terenure during one of their Tea Dances last year.  Watch out for it!