Gardening for Nature workshop with Aoife Munn

MGRA are pleased to invite all residents to participate in an upcoming workshop on Gardening for Nature, led by renowned horticulturist Aoife Munn. The workshop will take place in Divine Word Parish Centre on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm.

Aoife is a horticulturist with many years experience working with County Councils, delivering courses on sustainable gardening, and as a member of the judging committee for the tidy districts competition. She has a keen interest in community gardening and works regularly with residents’ associations. For many years, Aoife has been involved with the Marlay Garden School and is particularly passionate about gardening in an eco-friendly way. Her work has featured on RTE’s Nationwide.

Please join us for a cup of tea, at what promises to be an enjoyable, informative and rewarding evening. Both experienced and novice gardeners are welcome! We look forward to meeting many of our friends and neighbours on the night.

The event will be followed-up by a Marley Grange estate-wide bulb-planting session on Sunday 6th October at 4pm. Aoife Munn will provide a family-friendly bulb-planting workshop, and planting throughout the estate will immediately follow. Aoife will also be on-hand for support and advice, but please have your own trowels and gloves at the ready!

DLR Corporate Plan 2020-2024

Every 5 years Local Authorities in Ireland are obliged to develop a Corporate Plan, which will run for a five year period, assisting the Council in framing it’s objectives and priorities. DLR are currently undertaking a consultation process to help identify core values underpinning the Councils objectives for the next five years. To have your say in prioritising DLR activities, please submit your comments and opinions, confidentially and anonymously, via the following link.

DLR Public Participation Network

DLR PPN is running information sessions for anyone who might be interested in becoming a DLR PPN representative on Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s Strategic Policy Committees.
  • Wednesday 18th of September, Shanganagh Park House, Rathsallagh Ave Shankill, 7pm-8.30pm
  • Thursday 19th of September, Holy Cross Parish Centre, Dundrum, 7pm-8.30pm
These sessions are to give DLR PPN members an opportunity to find out what is involved in being a DLR PPN representative, what the Strategic Policy Committees do, what kind of skills or expertise they might need and to get answers to any questions you have. You can register for either session here
More information about the Strategic Policy Committees can be found at http://dlrppn.ie/about-strategic-policy-committees/, but generally they advise the Council in its work by helping to develop, monitor and review council policy.
The proposed policy areas of the new Strategic Policy Committees are:
  • Housing
  • Economic Development and Enterprise
  • Community, Culture and Wellbeing
  • Planning and Citizen Engagement
  • Environment and Climate Action
  • Transportation and Marine

Noise disturbance on Saturday 17th August 2019

An event took place on Saturday 17th / Sunday 18th August on Grange Road, which caused a significant amount of disturbance to local residents. MGRA are actively addressing the numerous concerns which have been raised by our members regarding the event.
Following a similar disturbance in 2014, an agreement was made to employ strategies which limit disruption during future events. Although in recent years these events have largely passed without significant concern, these strategies appear to have been ineffective on Saturday evening. MGRA have no legal framework to object to the holding of private functions. However, the property resides within South Dublin County Council, and we are currently engaging with elected representatives from that district to pursue the matter. Our objections, along with those of our neighbouring communities, have been carried forward to SDCC on our behalf. Council representatives are also now working to achieve an appropriate solution, which will prevent recurrence of such inconsiderate activity. Local councillors from DLRCC have also agreed to engage with SDCC, in support of obtaining a satisfactory resolution.
MGRA will update our website and Facebook page with all developments as they arise.

Marlay Park Concert Information 2019

The Marlay Park Concerts will run from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th July 2019. All residents are reminded to display parking permits in their cars when entering the estate during these days. If any residents have not received their permits, please contact DLRCoCo directly, via email to marlayparkconcerts@dlrcoco.ie as soon as possible.

Information regarding planned road closures and traffic management can be found using the following link: Marlay Park Concert Information. This also contains contact telephone numbers should any issues arise, either during or outside of the concert hours. MGRA will endeavour where possible to keep residents informed of any updates to this as/when they are received.

 

Annual Estate BBQ 2019

*UPDATE* Looking forward to seeing everyone this evening. We have a full-house this year, with MARQUEES so the rain won’t spoil our fun. There will be some blankets available, but cold creatures are encouraged to bring along their own.

MGRA Annual Estate Barbecue will take place on Friday 7th June 2019. As always the event will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Walled Garden at Marlay Park. There will be food, live music and childrens’ entertainment, with festivities kicking-off at 6.30pm. We will also see the return of the Great Marley Bake-off, bigger and better this year with fantastic prizes (details below)! 

For more information or to inquire about tickets, please ask any of the MGRA committee members or contact info@marleygrange.ie. Residents: €10, non-residents: €20, children over 5 years: €5, children under 5 years: free.

We look forward to seeing you there!

DLR Age Well Expo

On Sunday June the 9th DLR County Council are running the dlr Age Well Expo, an event to showcase a range of services and supports available for positive ageing in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. 
The event will take place in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse from 11.30am to 5.00pm, and will feature two stages with a variety of entertainment and cookery demonstrations complimented by presentations on topics such as Safety and Security and the benefits of becoming a Volunteer.The Chat Café stage will host appearances from legendary rally driver Rosemary Smith and author, poet, and TV presenter Christy Kenneally.
 
Information about the exhibitors and free transportation to the event can be found here
The event is free of charge to attend and will be presented in two sessions morning and afternoon. Due to a phenomenal interest in the event, organisers are asking attendees to register to attend here.

Annual Estate Clean-up 2019

Please join your neighbours for the Annual Marley Grange Estate Clean-up next Saturday 27th April 2019 from 10.30am – 12pm. We ask our neighbours give an hour or so of their time for the benefit of all our residents, and remember many hands make light work! There will be refreshments and treats for the kids afterwards. We will meet at the postbox at 10.30am and hope for a great display of community spirit.

Outdoor Event Licence for Music Event at Marlay Park July 2019

DLRCoCo are currently welcoming written submissions or observations on the licence application for proposed concerts to be held in Marlay Park from July 5th – 7th. Deadline for receipt of comments is April 9th, and details can be found by following the link below

https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/planning/proposedconcerteventsmarlaypark2019/

 

MGRA AGM 2019

MGRA 2019 AGM

26th February 8pm, Divine Word Parish Centre

The Annual General Meeting of the Marley Grange Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday 26th February 2019 at 8:00pm in the Divine Word Parish Centre. Refreshments will be served from 7:30pm onwards. There will also be a raffle at the end of the evening.

All current members are encouraged to attend. This event is your best opportunity for face-to-face communication with the committee and fellow residents on topics of interest to us all. Membership cannot be acquired on the night and the AGM is only open to residents who have paid their 2018 subscription.

Any current member who wishes to propose a motion at the AGM should please submit it by email to the Secretary (secretary@marleygrange.ie) by 20th February at the latest.

If you are interested in joining the MGRA Committee for 2019, we’d love to hear from you.