Category Archives: Dalkey

Cuala GAA – “Not Strictly Dancing” – 2 March

The Fund Raising Event for the 99’s Feile Year, “Not Strictly Dancing”, will be held in the Cuala Hall on Saturday the 2nd March at 8.00pm. Featuring 24 brave souls from across all sections of Cuala and a 17 piece Big Band. If the practicing is anything to go by it promises to be a fantastic evening. Tickets are available from Gerry Byrne: or at 086 8241692

Dalkey – Road Safety Improvement Works – Convent Road, Harbour Road, Loreto Avenue

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council proposes to implement Road Safety Improvement works at Convent Road / Harbour Road / Loreto Ave. in Dalkey. The scheme involves the provision of feature speed control ramps on Convent Road, a raised platform at the proposed new school warden crossing location on Harbour road, relocation of existing electricity supply poles on Convent Road to the back of the footpath, widening of the existing footpath on Convent Road between Corrig Road and Harbour Road. Alter kerb radii and increase footpath area at junctions of Harbour Road / Harbour Crescent and Harbour Road / Loreto Ave. Provide Drop off / Set down Area for cars and bus on Harbour Road. Install new dropped kerbs and tactile paving at crossing points.

This scheme is being proposed to address road safety issues affecting those commuting to schools in the vicinity of Convent Road, Harbour Road, and Loreto Avenue in Dalkey, and those pedestrians using the school warden crossing on Harbour Road, and the safety of the school warden.

Plans illustrating the scheme will be on display for a period of three weeks commencing from Tuesday 5th February, 2013 to Tuesday 26th February, 2013 at:

County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire
DLRCOCO Transportation Office, 1 Harbour Square, Dún Laoghaire
Dalkey Library, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Plans are also available to view and download on the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s website at

Harbour Road – Improved Walking and set down environment for Loreto School (pdf -1,883kb)

Comments and observations from persons with disabilities are particularly welcomed.

Submissions and observations from interested parties are invited and should be sent to:

Felicity Gill,
Travel Plan Co-Ordinator,
Traffic & Road Safety Section,
Transportation & Water Services Department,
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council,
County Hall,
Marine road,
Dún Laoghaire.

Email address:

Closing date for receipt of comments is Tuesday 26th February, 2013.

Mary Mitchell O’Connor raises concerns over development of Cherrywood

New villages could have negative impact on established areas like Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Blackrock and Glasthule.

Fine Gael Dun Laoghaire Deputy, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, has made a submission to Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council outlining concerns over the impact the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone could have on Dun Laoghaire and the surrounding areas.

“The Draft Planning Scheme for the Cherrywood Strategic Development Zone details a 264 hectare green field site for development which would consist of three new villages, served by a town centre, with the capacity for three primary schools and two post primary schools.

Considering what is happening in areas such as Dun Laoghaire, Dalkey, Blackrock, Shankill, Ballybrack and Glasthule at the moment, the fact that the proposal is not anchored within an overall strategy for region and the possible negative impact it may have on surrounding towns and villages, is a cause of genuine concern.

“Too often we have seen the development of areas in isolation without any real reference to surrounding towns and settlements. The effects of the recession are already evident on the main streets of these towns with many retail outlets and offices closed down. Retailers argue, with conviction, that this development will draw customers from their towns and villages, especially at weekends, compounding an already difficult trading environment.

“Consideration must also be given to how a major population move to Cherrywood will impact on house prices and school pupil numbers in the already established centres. In the last few months a private primary school has closed in Dun Laoghaire town and I am aware of four other State primary schools in the Dun Laoghaire Electoral Area Ward that are set to lose significant pupil numbers. There is also pupil capacity in a number of our State run secondary schools in the area.

“The water supply to the development is also a cause for concern as the security of supply from Roundwood Water Treatment Works, which Cherrywood area is totally reliant upon, may not sustain a development of this scale.

“While the initial plan put forward in 2009 was appropriate, we are now living in very different times and must ask ourselves if this development is the best strategy at this time. We already have an oversupply of unfinished office blocks and apartment units, many of which are empty, in place such as Leopardstown. It is my strong belief that we should get our existing towns back up and running before embarking on new developments such as this.”