Airfield Estate Membership Special Offer

MGRA are pleased to announce that Airfield Estate have provided a special offer on Annual Membership to residents of Marley Grange. This offer includes two months free membership with every annual pass purchased or renewed before December 2021. Full details of the offer can be found here. To redeem this offer, residents will require proof of address when acquiring or renewing membership.

DLRCoCo Age-Friendly Strategy

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are preparing a new Age Friendly Strategy that will take us from 2021 to 2026. DLR CoCo want to hear the voices of Older People in the County. They have created an online questionnaire to inform them of the areas which affect life in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and what can be done to bring about positive changes for Older People in the County over the next 5 years.

For more information, please follow this link. They can be contacted at 01 2054893 or via email to The deadline for completion of the online survey is 19th December 2020.

DLR Community Call Helpline

DLR Community Helpline is up and running. The Helpline proved immensely beneficial during the first lockdown for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown residents. More information can be found here. If you or a member of your group need help getting groceries or pharmacy prescriptions or feel isolated or alone, please get in contact with the Helpline.

Freephone: 1800 804 535
Landline: 01 271 3199

DLRCoCo have also put a number of initiatives and supports in place for all residents to build their physical and mental wellbeing (sports, arts, online workshops and much more).  For a full list of services that remain open during the level 5 restrictions can be found here.

DLR Active Cycling Consultation

Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council is currently holding a public consultation on its Active School Travel initiative which comprises three new pilot cycle/pedestrian routes, to upgrade and connect the existing walking and cycling network in the County. These new, consolidated routes totalling approximately 20 kilometres in length, are aimed at encouraging increased walking and cycling to school, and for wider use by the general public. Several community groups have submitted suggestions and proposals to refine and improve the proposed routes. The consultation will remain open to the public until the 6th November. Detailed maps of the proposed routes and how submit your views on the proposals can be found here.

Sustainable Energy Community

Our neighbours in Grange Manor and Eden Estate are hoping to establish a Marley Grange Sustainable Energy Community (SEC) in the greater Marley Grange estate. The SEAI are encouraging groups of people to come together to improve how energy is used for the benefit of their community. To look at how we can use energy in a sustainable, holistic way. Energy communities often look at projects in homes, transport and local business. They also look at community buildings such as schools, community centres, and sports facilities. More information can be found here.

A meeting to develop a steering committee is being planned by our Grange Manor neighbours via Zoom on 19th October 2020. Any Marley Grange residents interested in learning more, please contact MGRA at and we will be happy to put you in contact with the coordinator in Grange Manor.


RTE Gardening Competition Prize Winner

Many congratulations to our neighbour Evelyn Russell from Grange Court, whose beautiful garden was a recent finalist in the Bord Bia GróMór Gardening Competition on The RTÉ Radio 1 Ray D’Arcy show. Evelyn’s garden was recognised in the Most Colourful Garden category, and based on these beautiful images we can see why.

We know many Marley Grange residents found great solace in their gardens in recent months, and we would love to see the fruits of your labour. We invite all MGRA members to submit pictures of their hard work to We will feature these on our social media to serve as inspiration for your neighbours and friends.

Tree Removal on Dargle Valley

MGRA have sadly been informed that 20 oak trees, recently planted by DLRCoCo on Dargle Valley, must be removed and destroyed immediately. This is due to the detection of Oak Processionary Moth on one of these trees. Spread of this pest could pose a risk to both tree and human health. DLRCoCo have offered their sincere apology for this, and hope to replace this with alternative planting early next year.

Further information on Oak Processionary Moth is available from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine via this link.

Cocooners get designated time in Dublin’s parks

Four Dublin Local Authorities earmark 1.30pm – 3.30pm as Cocooner Only times

Dublin’s four local authorities have come together to create a designated time for cocooners to wish to exercise in their local parks.

From Wednesday, May 6, a two-hour period between 1.30pm and 3.30pm will be reserved in all parks across Dublin city and county for people who are cocooning. This includes the Over-70s and medically vulnerable people. Other park users are asked to consider using parks at other times so that those cocooning can have as much space and confidence in physical distancing as possible.

An Cathaoirleach of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown, Councillor Shay Brennan said:

“The COVID19 crisis brings with it many challenges and often we are having to face it by thinking differently. I fully support this innovative plan to allow Cocooners much needed dedicated space and time in the outdoors – allowing them the peace of mind that they can get their long-awaited fresh air and exercise in as safe an environment as possible.”

The Chief Executive of Dún-Laoghaire-Rathdown Council, Philomena Poole, said:

“We are asking all other citizens to please take on board the request to leave this two-hour period for those who have been cocooning and to use the park at other times. It is extremely important that they can enjoy our parks and exercise in safety.”

Marley Grange 2km Radius

We hope that all residents are continuing to stay safe and well during this time. According to government advice, all routine activity should take place within a 2km radius of home. Please see the associated map for a guide to 2km area surrounding Marley Grange.

Should any residents require additional support during this period, please do not hesitate to contact MGRA at, or call the DLR Community Response on 271 3199.

COVID-19 Support

MGRA would like to hear from any elderly or vulnerable residents who need support during this time. If you need help with shopping, collecting prescriptions etc, please contact us at We will do our best to help wherever we can. Residents who are willing and able to help, we ask that you please make contact with your vulnerable neighbours, or email us with your number and address so we can pair you with local residents who need your support. Let’s keep Marley Grange safe. Remember we are not alone.