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 info@marleygrange.ie. 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.

MGRA AGM 2020

MGRA 2020 AGM

25th February 8pm, Divine Word Parish Centre

The Annual General Meeting of the Marley Grange Residents’ Association will be held on Tuesday 25th 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 2019 subscription. A member of an Garda Síochána, Rathfarnham Community Liaison will be present to discuss issues of estate safety.

Any current member who wishes to propose a motion at the AGM should please submit it by email to the Secretary (info@marleygrange.ie) by 23rd February at the latest.

If you are interested in joining the MGRA Committee for 2020, we’d love to hear from you.

Estate Safety Vigilance

MGRA have been notified that some house burglaries have taken place in Marley Grange in recent weeks. The Gardaí are currently investigating these incidents.

Many houses in the estate are vacant for large portions of the day, and we ask residents to remain vigilant. Please report any suspicious behaviour to Rathfarnham Gardaí, and notify them immediately if you witness or experience any safety concerns within or in the vicinity of Marley Grange.

Recent Thefts from Cars in Marley Grange

A number of our residents have reported thefts and attempted thefts from cars throughout the estate during recent weeks. It appears that individuals have been patrolling the estate during the night/early hours of the morning checking for unlocked cars. We understand that this has also occurred in neighbouring estates, and is not isolated to Marley Grange.

We encourage all residents who experience this to report it to Rathfarnham Gardaí. It is important that they are kept fully aware of the scale and frequency of this problem. MGRA are currently communicating with the Gardaí to discuss next steps in combating this. Meanwhile, we remind all residents to be vigilant in locking cars at night, and where possible to avoid leaving valuable items in their cars.

UPDATED: ESB Power Outages – Marley Avenue

UPDATE 10/12/19: MGRA have been informed that two separate faults were identified in the underground network serving Marley Avenue during the investigations on December 4th. These have now been repaired and no other faults have been detected. ESB Networks are confident that no further supply losses will be expected. They have apologised for any inconvenience caused to residents. 

Many of our residents on Marley Avenue and surrounding areas have recently experienced a high volume of power outages. MGRA have been in contact with the ESB Networks to investigate this issue. The Operations Supervisor from ESB Networks has informed us of an intermittent fault with some underground cables in the area. Regrettably the ESB fault detection equipment has been unable to detect to specific location of the fault.

A power outage has been planned for Wednesday 4th December 2019 from 9am to 5pm, of which many residents will have received notification. ESB fault repair crews will attempt to locate and rectify the fault during this period. While this will undoubtedly cause significant inconvenience to residents, it is hoped that future outages will be prevented.

Bus Connects Revised Network

In response to last year’s public consultation, Bus Connects have compiled a revised proposal for bus network restructuring. Local area booklets outlining the revised networks and proposed route maps can be found here.

A second round of Public Consultation on the revised proposal is now open for comment until 3rd December 2019. Observations can be submitted via the following link. Bus Connects staff will be available to answer any questions in the Royal Marine Hotel, Dun Laoghaire on Thursday 13th November from 11.30am-5.30pm and Friday 14th November from 1.30-7.30pm.

All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

On behalf of MGRA, we thank all those who organised and attended our recent sustainable gardening talk and bulb-planting workshop. Our particular thanks to Aoife Munn for sharing her time, expertise and wealth of experience with us. We have received extremely positive feedback from residents, and we hope to follow their success with similar future events. So please keep an eye on our website and all MGRA correspondence. Meanwhile, for the attention of residents with a keen interest in landscaping and biodiversity, we draw your attention to the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan from the National Biodiversity Data Centre. This offers a wealth of guidance, resources and support to biodiverse-conscious gardeners for all your landscaping endeavours.

Beware of bogus charities

It has been brought to our attention that some residents may have received charity collection bags from associations that might not be legitimate. Many charities collecting used or unwanted goods will bear the logo of the Irish Charity Shops Association (for more information see here). Others will display an Irish Registered Charity number, and details can be found by consulting the public register. MGRA encourage all residents to remain vigilant to potential bogus charities, and advise that you gain more information via the telephone numbers they provide before donating. Queries or concerns can be addressed by contacting the Charities Regulator, or following this link.

Volunteers Needed: Irish Cancer Society

The Irish Cancer Society are in urgent need of volunteers to drive patients to and from chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own cars, but all expenses are paid. Further information can be obtained by emailing transport@irishcancer.ie or via the following link.

Road Safety in Marley Grange

MGRA are continually striving to help improve road safety throughout the estate. Feedback following last year’s DLR pilot speed-calming initiative was very promising. However we are awaiting the final outcome to determine whether speed restrictions will be implemented. We have been advised that this may be a lengthy process. Earlier this year we requested the installation additional cautionary signage, which now features in areas with high volumes of children.  We are also currently engaging with DLR regarding revision and improvement of road markings at particularly troublesome spots within the estate. We thank all residents for the support and commitment they continue to provide to these endeavours.

Recent years have seen a significant drop in road fatalities in Ireland, particularly among children. This is largely due to the introduction of safety legislation around driving. However, the top five factors in road deaths remain: 1) Speeding, 2) No seatbelts, 3) Drink and drugs, 4) Fatigue, 5) Distraction. MGRA encourage all residents to remain vigilant to all issues of road safety concern that they witness or encounter within our neighbourhood.