Dublin Bay South

Ranelagh Arts Festival 2019

Posted October 4th, 2019

The Ranelagh Arts Festival is back again and it kicks off next Tuesday.

Every day in the Village there will be events to entertain and interact with. The schedule includes gigs, plays, classes, open mic and even a dog show!

See full details here.

There is currently a survey being carried out to identify parent’s preference for the patronage of the new secondary school that will open in Harold’s Cross next year. The survey will close on 4th October.

A public meeting will be held where the potential patrons will outline their vision for the school. The meeting will take place next Monday 30th September at 7.30pm in Leinster Cricket Club in Rathmines, it is being hosted by the Rathmines Initiative.

For more information about the meeting, go here.

To find out about the potential patrons or to submit your preference, go here.

New Playground at Sean Moore Park

Posted August 7th, 2019

The much awaited playground at Sean Moore Park has just been completed and unofficially opened. It has a theme of ‘Adventures on the Sea Shore’. The playground was project managed by Dublin City Council Park Services and funded via grant monies received by the Sandymount Tidy Towns Community Association from the Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Fund.

The playground design brief was developed through a participative consultation process run with local school children and focused on providing outdoor adventure, challenging fun and exciting play opportunities in a natural coastal environment where children can gain a sense of autonomy in creating and directing their own play. 

See some more info and pics here.

Ringsend Response to Drugs Event

Posted July 5th, 2019

Last week I was delighted to attend and present awards at the Ringsend & District Response to Drugs (RDRD) Graduation Event. Well done and thank you to everyone involved. It was an important night for the community.

The event is a graduation ceremony for people in the community that the RDRD recognise to have made outstanding efforts in the battle against drug addiction – not just individual and personal efforts but community efforts too.

Everyone involved with the RDRD, including the network of community groups who have supported them, members of the community who have availed of their personal and family support services, well-wishers from the area and local Gardaí were also present.

Contact details for the programme are here.

Bloomsday Events

Posted June 7th, 2019

There are lots of local events happening for the Bloomsday weekend. Head along and enjoy the family fun.

On Saturday you can go to Rathgar for jazz, readings and a village party, more details are here.

On Sunday head to Belgrave for the Fair in the Bloomin’ Square – there will be a recitals, a dog show and face painting. See full details here.

Check out more events around the city here.

Local Community Events in June

Posted May 29th, 2019

There are lots of family and community events happening across the constituency over the next month. They are being organised and run in association with Dublin City Council.

There will be music, poetry readings, dog shows, plant sales and family fun days. Take a look and see what takes your fancy.

Full details of events are here.

Harold’s Cross Festival 2019

Posted May 13th, 2019

The Harold’s Cross annual community festival is back on starting today. It’s always a fun and entertaining list of events, and it’s a great sunny week to be out and about! There will be music, dancing, sports and family fun.

Check out the full schedule here. If you would like to get involved and volunteer, contact Ben O’Reilly – 085 755 3658 / boreilly@eircom.net.

Sean Moore Park Playground

Posted April 26th, 2019

A new playground in Sean Moore Park on Strand Road will be ready this summer.

The Sandymount Tidy Towns Association applied for a grant for the project and it will be funded by the The Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Projects Grant Scheme.

Work will commence this Monday the 29th April 2019 and is due to be completed on 14th June 2019.

For full details, go here.

Local Election Canvassing

Posted April 17th, 2019

Over the last few weeks we have been out and about in the constituency meeting people and canvassing for the local elections on 24th May. Drop me an email (eoghan.murphy@oir.ie) if you would like to get involved – we will be out every week for the next 6 weeks.

See below the Fine Gael candidates for your area:

Rathmines Kimmage: Cllr Anne Feeney (here); Patrick Kinsella (here)

Pembroke: Cllr Paddy McCartan (here); Linda O’Shea Farren (here); James Geoghegan (here)

South East Inner City: Danny Byrne (here)

Metro – Updated Route Published

Posted April 2nd, 2019

The National Transport Authority and Transport Infrastructure Ireland have announced details of the ‘Preferred (second) Route’ for the MetroLink project, This is following on from public consultation on the ‘Emerging Preferred Route’ which was published in March 2018.

The major change to the original proposal is that the underground Metro will terminate at the Charlemont LUAS station – it will not have an impact on the existing Green Line. Metro users wishing to travel further south of Charlemont will transfer to the LUAS. The underground tunnel will however be extended just beyond Ranelagh so that the Metro can potentially be connected to the Green Line in the future. The extension will also allow trains to change lines & be stored.  

LUAS tram length and frequency will be increased to tackle the increasing demand, it is believed that these measures will provide the necessary extra capacity for the next ten to twenty years.

Another round of public consultation is now open until 21st May 2019. You can see the full updated plan and give your feedback here.

A public information evening is planned for Hilton Hotel, Charlemont, Monday 8 April 2pm-8pm, details of more events are here.

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