21 May 2023

BusConnects - ONLINE Meeting this Wednesday

Following on from last week's meeting at St Joseph's Hall, which was oversubscribed and many local residents could not gain entry, the Terenure Residents' Association received the following email from Councillor Anne Feeney:

On Wednesday last Senator Mary Seery Kearney, Cllr Anne Feeney, Cllr James Geoghegan, local resident Brendan Heneghan held a public meeting in Terenure to raise awareness of the current planning application for the Templeogue/Rathfarnham to City Centre Core Bus Corridor Scheme and to hear your views. 
This meeting was exceptionally well attended.  Unfortunately, and possibly a sign of the public sentiment regarding this corridor, the meeting was oversubscribed and for safety reasons a large number of people had to be turned away. 

A virtual meeting will  be held :

*Wednesday 24th May, at 8pm*

Eventbrite https://scanner.topsec.com/?d=1962&r=show&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.eventbrite.ie%2Fe%2Fbus-connects-public-meeting-tickets-639248207597&t=83bc3adeeb953af598e8ec500c065696fdb5988d
The proposed corridor as it affects the various areas along the route, will be highlighted. This will be another opportunity to share your views and raise concerns.
Cllr Anne Feeney: 087 295 5256 anne.feeney@dublincity.ie
Cllr James Geoghegan: 089 6166956 james.geoghegan@dublincity.ie
Senator Mary Seery Kearney 083 405 0415 mary.seerykearney@oireachtas.ie
The deadline for submissions to An Bord Pleanala is 20th June 2023.

8 May 2023

BusConnects - Public Meeting with local Councillors - proposal details enclosed


Wednesday 17th May 2023 at 7.30pm

St. Joseph’s Parish Hall, Beechlawn Way, Terenure

The National Transport Authority (NTA) have made an application to An Bord Pleanala for approval of the proposed Templeogue/Rathfarnham to city centre core bus corridors. Cllr Anne Feeney together with Cllr James Geoghegan and Senator Mary Seery Kearney are hosting a Public Meeting to give people an opportunity to hear a short presentation on key aspects of the proposals and to discuss the impact for the local area. NTA documentation may be viewed and downloaded at www.templeoguerathfarnhamscheme.ie

Submissions/observations on this scheme may be made up to 5pm on 20th June 2023: 

Online at www.pleanala.ie/en-ie/observations 

By Post: An Bord Pleanala (Strategic Infrastructure Division), 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin .


This is a summary of the proposals as they affect Terenure Village and environs. However, for full information we urge you to examine the official documentation available at www.templeoguerathfarnhamscheme.ie

Proposals include the following:

 • Bus Gate inbound (6am -8pm)) on Templeogue Road. No general traffic inbound beyond Olney.

 • No left turn onto Templeogue Road from Olney during bus gate operation. 

 • No right turn onto Templeogue Road from Fergus Road during bus gate operation.

 • No right turn from Templeogue Road into Rathdown Avenue and Rathdown Park.

 • No right turn from Greenmount Road onto Terenure Road East.

 • Re-opening of right-hand turn from Templeogue into Springfield Avenue.

 • Bus Priority Signalling in Templeogue Village in each direction. Also at Rathfarnham Road/Bushy Park Rd/Rathdown Park junction, at Terenure Cross Roads for bus-only right turn onto Terenure Rd East, and also outbound at St Joseph’s Church on Terenure Road East. This is to allow the bus to advance before general traffic.

 • 30KPH on Rathfarnham Road, Templeogue Road (from Lakelands Park inbound), Terenure Road East, and Terenure Road North (to Whitton Road).

 • Cycling: Cycle track through Bushy Park as currently exists. ‘Quiet Street’ treatment on Rathdown Drive, Rathdown Crescent and Rathdown Park. New cycle lanes in each direction on Rathfarnham Road, Terenure Road North and outbound from Templeogue Road to link with Rathdown Crescent. There is also ‘Quiet Street’ treatment proposed along Wasdale Grove/Park and Victoria Road with a short outbound cycle lane on Bushy Park Road from Wasdale Park. No cycle lanes on Terenure Road East.

 • Road widening with extensive compulsory purchase orders on Rathfarnham Road (33 properties ) and Terenure Road East (27 properties).

 • Bus lane outbound on Templeogue Road, both inbound and outbound on Terenure Road East and Rathfarnham Road.

 • Rathgar Road to become one way inbound. Outbound general traffic to go via Upper Rathmines Rd/Highfield Road or Grosvenor Road/Kenilworth/Rathgar Ave or Leinster Road, Harolds Cross etc. 

 • Bus Gate at St Mary’s School on Rathmines Road Lower – no through inbound or outbound traffic except for bus, cycles and taxis.

 • Kimmage to City Centre Core Bus Corridor: While this corridor does not structurally affect Terenure Village, and has not been formally applied for yet, the proposed Bus Gates between the Lower Kimmage Road and Harold’s Cross Park means that there will be no direct route to the city via Kimmage, and much of the south city bound traffic will be redirected via Terenure Road West or Springfield Avenue, then through to Terenure and Harold’s Cross.

 • Other: Access to the city from Terenure area will be via Harold’s Cross or Ranelagh routes due to the Bus Gates in Rathmines and Kimmage. There are fewer bus stops and reduced on-street car parking. There will be removal of mature trees and greenery, however, replanting is promised. Several protected structures on Terenure Road East are affected by CPO. There are new bicycle stands proposed in various places and special paving is proposed for footpaths in the village area.


Residents affected by CPO are strongly advised to make individual submissions.

The Terenure Residents' Association will be making an observation to An Bord Pleanála. If you have any comments please let us know via www.terenureresidentsassociation.ie

19 April 2023

EirGrid - Public information event The Evergreen Club Wednesday 3rd May from 1-8pm

 The TRA received the following communication from EirGrid:


Hi there, EirGrid launched a public consultation on Powering Up Dublin – an underground cable replacement programme. As part of the consultation, we are seeking feedback from local resident’s associations on twelve route options which are now available to view on EirGrid.ie/dublin. These routes are called the Emerging Best Performing Route Options. The consultation period runs until Tuesday 23rd May 2023. One of the best performing route options, Option J goes through the Terenure area. We would be delighted if you could share this information with residents.

Powering Up Dublin

EirGrid, develops, manages and operates Ireland’s electricity grid. We are leading the secure transition of Ireland’s electricity grid to a low carbon, renewable future. And we are responsible for the safe, secure, and reliable supply of Ireland’s electricity.

Dublin’s electricity is ageing and reaching its end of life. Work must be done to transform and modernise the city’s electricity infrastructure so Dublin can continue to develop and thrive, while increasingly using power from renewable sources.

We are installing over 50km of cables across Dublin to replace existing cables that are coming to their end of life.  We will also upgrade a number of substations to support Dublin’s electricity network. These new cables will be underground, and they will connect 5 electricity substations located around Dublin.

We have carried out studies to identify new underground cable routes that will link the following electricity substations to each other:

  • North Wall and Poolbeg
  • Finglas and North Wall
  • Poolbeg and Carrickmines
  • Two cables linking Inchicore and Poolbeg


We are consulting on twelve emerging best performing route options for each new cable route and we are seeking feedback on our plans.

Have your say at one of our in-person events, online or by email.

Please visit our website EirGrid.ie/dublin to find out more and submit your views online at Consult.EirGrid.ie

I would be delighted to meet you at our public information events or information clinics please drop by and meet the team to find out more information on our plans. Please let me know if you require any further information. Looking forward to meeting you .


5 April 2023

Dublin Gospel Choir – fundraising concert in aid of Merrick House, Terenure


Help raise much-needed funds for Merrick House, Terenure, at an exclusive concert presented by the renowned Dublin Gospel Choir. 

Based in the heart of Terenure, Merrick House provides quality, affordable, private accommodation for older people who need it. Merrick House DAC is a Registered Charity and an Approved Housing Body regulated by the Housing Agency. Merrick House gratefully accepts donations and bequests. Registered Charity Number 20011888.

Taking place on:

8pm on Thursday 20 April 

Zion Parish Church, Rathgar

Tickets cost €25 and all proceeds go to Merrick House. 

Tickets may be purchased online from merrickhouse.ie/concert which gives you a link to eventbrite.

OR in person from Merrick House, Eaton Road, Terenure from Monday to Friday, between 10am – 2pm. Concession price €20.

21 March 2023

Sale of Work This Sunday 26th March

A sale of work is being held this coming Sunday 26th March in St Joseph's Church Hall for Fr Tony O'Riordan, a Jesuit working on the ground in Syria to support the local population after the earthquake. 

This sale is being organised by Julia Cullinane and her team of workers, who will be well known to many Terenure residents for their recent sales for the Missionary Sisters of St. Peter Claver. 

All support and donations would be most welcome. 

Please watch this video of Fr Tony O'Riordan SJ speaking a few days after the earthquake struck.

15 March 2023

Jim Dowling R.I.P.

It is with heavy heart that we have to announce the death of Jim Dowling, our Planning Officer and former Chairman of the Terenure Residents' Association. Jim was on the founding Committee of the Association in 1986 and had played an active part in its affairs ever since. Our deepest condolences go to his wife Ethna and the family. 

Rest In Peace.

The funeral will take place at St Joseph's Church, Terenure on Monday 20 March at 10 am.

Details from RIP.ie

8 October 2022

Dance For Life classes resuming at the Evergreen Club

The popular contemporary dance classes known as Dance For Life are resuming at the Evergreen Club, Terenure Road North, this coming Tuesday, 11th October, at 11am.

These are fun classes, designed to be enjoyed by older mature adults, and require no previous experience. A reasonable degree of mobility is required. Come and have fun and meet new people while keeping fit. 

Run by Dublin City Sport and Wellbeing Partnership in conjunction with Dublin City Council. 

For more details, please contact Michelle at Dublin City Council on 087 694 5082.

20 May 2022

“Lest we forget” Memorial Ceremony, St Joseph's Church 29th May

St. Joseph's Parish Church, Terenure invites you to join them on 

Sunday 29th May 2022 

for a special community memorial ceremony to honour and remember our loved ones who died or suffered as a result of Covid 19.

Mass 11:30, Memorial Ceremony 12:30 

During the memorial ceremony a specially commissioned plaque positioned in front of the Memory Tree (Ginkgo Biloba) will be unveiled. Refreshments will be served

22 April 2022

Unveiling of new sculpture by Corban Walker in Bushy Park on 28 April


A new sculpture for Bushy Park, 'Bushy' by Corban Walker, will be officially unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Alison Gilliland at

11am on Thursday 28 April

The slender aluminium sculpture, standing over seven metres high and comprising many configurations of a simple stacked cellular grid, is located in the woodland setting between the ornamental duck pond and waterfall in the north-east of the park (near the bandstand).

For more information about the commission and local engagement activities, please visit www.sculpturedublin.ie 

Sculpture Dublin is a Dublin City Council initiative that aims to raise awareness of public sculpture in Dublin. Sculpture Dublin has commissioned new permanent sculptures for Ballyfermot, Finglas, Raheny, Smithfield and Terenure and a temporary sculpture for the O’Connell Plinth outside City Hall.

14 April 2022

Sale of Work @ Evergreen Hall 24th April

    The Evergreen Club in Terenure will be holding a Sale of Work on

Sunday 24 April

from 10 - 3

Terenure Village Car Park

Stalls will include books, tots, bric-a-brac, games, workshops, crafts, pets corner, cake stall, raffle, plants, face painting and more!

In aid of the Evergreen Club 50th Anniversary Rebuilding fund.

Donations can be dropped off at the Evergreen Club between 10 - 12, Tuesday - Friday 19 - 22 April (sorry, no electrical items or clothes/bedding), or cakes on the day (please contact us in advance, Fionnuala on 087 683 2149 or evergreenfamilycentre@gmail.com