Are you registered to vote?

A nationwide campaign is currently underway to encourage all eligible electors to check the Draft 2019/2020 Register of Electors prior to the published register in February 2019. To ensure inclusion in the Register of Electors for next year, the deadline for applications is 25th November 2018.

An opportunity to register to vote is taking place on Thursday 22nd November from 7.00-9.00 pm in St Attracta’s Junior School Hall. Application forms will be available to fill out, as well as a member of An Garda Síochána who will stamp/sign each application.

Stop food wastage – preserving food

Here is a link to this website which some residents may find useful or interesting…


Outdoor Movies in the Park – No parking on local estates


To walk or use public transport if you are coming to Outdoor Movies in the Park.

You cannot consume alcohol at the Outdoor Movie events.

There is limited parking for the 2pm and 4.30pm Movies in the College Road car park in Marlay Park.

To not park in local estates, on roads, grass verges or in other off site car parks.


20th &21st August






Outdoor Movies in the Park is back in Marlay Park on the weekend of Saturday August 20th and Sunday August 21st 2016. Thanks to everyone who voted for either Grease, Mamma Mia or The Blues Brothers in our Facebook poll to choose the 7pm movie on Saturday August 20th.

Grease got the most votes so we will be showing it and these other great movies at these times on our giant 646 square foot High Definition LED screen:

Saturday August 20th

2pm                  How to Train your Dragon          (PG)     1hr 38mins

4.30pm             Inside Out                                    (PG)     1hr 35mins

7pm                  Grease                                          (PG)     1hr 50mins


Sunday 21st August 

2pm                  Minions                                     (PG)     1hr 31mins

4.30pm             Tangled                                     (PG)     1hr 40mins

7pm                  Sleepless in Seattle                   (PG)     1hr 45 mins


As usual, all screenings will be free of charge with no admission charge or ticket required.

Great movies, in high definition widescreen with excellent sound will transform the lush grass of Marlay Park into an outdoor cinema for one weekend only.

The backdrop for the giant movie screen will be the magnificent Marlay House and with some sunshine the event will be an unmissable experience.

Filmgoers are welcome to bring picnics and blankets for a great family day out. Movie treats will be available for purchase throughout the event.

dlr COCO Market will be open from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and 11am to 4pm on Sunday. Some market vendors will be open until late on Saturday and Sunday.

It’s going to be a movie lover’s weekend.



Dog Control and Tagging

We have had two recent cases reported to us of a dog attacking a cat and another case injuring another dog on a lead. In both cases the dogs were accompanied by their owners but not on a lead. We would request that dog owners on the estate to please be a bit more considerate to other path users and home owners and please keep their dogs on leads at all times in the estate. We would also like to remind residents that, since the end of March, it is now the law for all dogs in Ireland to be micro-chipped and registered on a government approved database. The committee encourages all dog owners to comply with this legislation in the interests of responsible pet ownership.



Phishing Scam Advice

Please be aware of phishing emails, being received by members of the public in Ireland this month. The email falsely indicates that the recipient is due a refund, from a company with which they may have an account, and that they should click on a link within the email. This link brings them to a false web page,  where they are requested to provide personal and credit card details.


Below are some guidelines for residents should they receive such mails.


  • Never disclose any information particularly personal or financial information
  • Delete the email message immediately
  • Never click on web links contained within such messages or download content associated with the message
  • Do not respond to calls or messages from an unknown source
  • If you have provided personal bank account or credit card details please contact your bank immediately to advise that their details have been compromised. The financial institution will be in a position to advise regarding cancelling bank or credit cards




We wish to thank all the effort that residents go to, to make their houses special for Halloween. Some houses are truly magically spooky for Halloween. We have a great atmosphere around the area on Halloween but would request that if you seen any instances of dumping or stockpiling for bonfires, ou can report them to 1800 403 503.

The Samhain Halloween Event on the 25th of October in the Marlay Park will be a free fright fest of spooky thrills and chills at the Samhain Halloween Haunted Forest Walk hosted by DLR Events. Tickets are available in Co Co markets and this is a ticketed event.


DLR Co Co Development Plan for 2016 to 2022

The DLRCOCO development Plan for 2016 to 2022 is available for download from the Council website. This Development Plan seeks to protect and nurture the future growth of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown – both by serving and leading the community – to cherish our inheritances while fostering the future by creating the conditions that will attract and sustain social and economic development to the benefit of every one of our 206,000 residents. All of this must be achieved while actively protecting and enhancing our natural and cultural endowments of mountains, coasts and monuments – as well as the distinctiveness and vitality of our many neighbourhoods and their residents – both young and old.
The link is :
The closing date for submission is  5.00 p.m. MONDAY 11TH MAY 2015.
The below information has also been provided by DLR Co Co if you wish to access this information in other formats.
The Draft Plan, Environmental Report, Appropriate  Assessment Screening  and maps will be on display at the following locations from Monday 2nd March to Monday 11th May 2015 inclusive, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays:
  • The Concourse, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire (9.00am-5.00pm)
  • Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park (9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm)
Copies of the Draft Plan [Written Statement, including Appendices, Environmental Report, Appropriate Assessment Screening and Maps] will be available to purchase, Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, at:-
  • Planning Counter, County Hall, Dún Laoghaire, [10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.]
  • Council Offices, Dundrum Office Park [9.30am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-4.30pm]
The documents may also be inspected at all branches of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Libraries.
The Draft Plan, Environmental Report, Appropriate Assessment Screening and maps will be available to view or download from the Council’s website,  from 2ndMarch, 2015.
Public Information Days:
There will be several public information days when staff from the Council’s Planning & Enterprise Department will be available to answer questions and to assist in making a submission. The information days will take place on the dates and at the locations listed below:
Venue Date Time
Concourse, County Hall,

Marine Road,
Dún Laoghaire
Thursday 5th March, 2015

Tuesday 21st April, 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

  5.00pm – 8.00pm
10.00am – 1.00pm
  5.00pm – 8.00pm
Dundrum Council Offices, (Rear Bank of Ireland),

Main Street, Dundrum
Tuesday 31st  March, 2015

Thursday 30th April, 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

  5.00pm – 8.00pm
10.00am – 1.00pm
  5.00pm – 8.00pm
Blackrock Library

Main Street
Co Dublin
Thursday 12th March, 2015

Thursday  23rd April 2015
  2.00pm – 8.00pm

  2.00pm – 8.00pm
Sandyford Community Centre

Lambs Cross
Dublin 18
Thursday 26th March 2015

Tuesday 28th April 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

  5.00pm – 8.00pm
10.00am – 1.00pm
  5.00pm –  8.00pm
Stonebridge Community Facility

7 Stonebridge Grove
Off Stonebridge Road
Co Dublin
Tuesday 10th  March 2015

Tuesday 14th April 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

  5.00pm – 8.00pm
10.00am – 1.00pm
  5.00pm – 8.00pm
Kilmacud Glenalbyn Sports Club

Glenalbyn House
Co Dublin
Tuesday 24th March 2015

Thursday 16th April 2015
10.00am – 1.00pm

  5.00pm – 8.00pm
10.00am – 1.00pm
  5.00pm – 8.00pm
Submissions/observations  may be made on or before Monday 11th May, 2015 as follows:-
  • In writing to Senior Executive Officer, Planning & Enterprise Department, Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, County Hall, Marine Road, Dún Laoghaire.
NOTE:  All submissions should include your name and a contact address, a map (where appropriate) and, where relevant, details of any organisation, community group or company etc., which you represent.
Please make your submission by one medium only.
Data Protection
Dìun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is subject to the provisions of the Data Protection Act.   In order to assist Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in complying with the Data Protection Act please include your name and contact details on a separate page to the content of your submission/observation.
The Planning process is an open and public one.   In that context, all submission documents are made available for public inspection.   This information may also be placed on the Council’s website.

Marlay Park:   Rat Infestation

The increase in the number of rats in Marlay Park in recent months is a concern to many resident and users of the park.

The Parks Department of DLRCC have confirmed that they are dealing with this problem which was brought about by the very mild winter this year, which resulted in a large increase in the number of young rats.

Apart from the HSE who normally deal with Pest Control, a specialist contractor has been brought in by the Parks Department, to implement a 2 month Rodent Extermination Programme, which according to Parks is already showing good results.

They expect the problem to be sorted in a couple of weeks, but in the meantime visitors to the park would be advised not to feed the ducks and to ensure their dogs are kept on a lead.

Please wash your children’s hands in particular if playing in Marlay Park and be aware of the symptoms of Weil’s disease.

For more information on Weil’s disease, please see here

Laurelmere Cottage – Marlay Demense

Update: For those who are interested. For the next few days the Nation wide program on Laurelmere Cottage is available on the RTE Player.

The Irish Architecture Foundation organised Open House Dublin 2014 on 17th-19th October, when 120 houses of heritage importance in Dublin were opened to the Public.  As part of this Open House the newly restored Laurelmere Lodge in Marlay Demense was opened for public viewing for the first time. This building, the last surviving gate lodge on the 247 acre historic Marlay Demense has been splendidly restored under the direction of the Architectural Department of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Co Co by master craftsmen from contractor Dunwoody and Dobson.

Those of us who managed to visit, could appreciate the splendid work and professionalism of this restored facility, which will be the new HQ of the Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland with a dedicated library and public meeting rooms. The RHSI will move into Laurelmere in December, where they will run their Garden School, offering courses in horticulture as well as developing herb and other planted gardens to surround Laurelmere.

Many of us have seen this historical building decaying over the past 35 years and shamefully nothing being done to prevent part of our heritage going to ruin. However with the revenue generated from the Marlay Park Concerts, it has been possible for the Council to provide the finance to restore Laurelmere, and at the same time, provide this new HQ for the RHSI in the very suitable location of Marlay Park.

Laurelmere Lodge Open Day 2 Open Day Oct 2014



Samhain October 26th 2014 Marlay Park

Samhain – the spookiest event of the year returns to Marlay Park on Sunday, October 26th 2014. Ditch the fancy dress, it’s the time of the year for scary dress in your ghouliest Halloween outfit to join the “dlrevents demons” for the Samhain Haunted Forest Walk.

This year’s Samhain will feature a longer route of spook than ever before with more scare footage of chills, freaks and frights than you can shake a broom at. The forest at Marlay Park will be alive, for one night only with freaky fog, ghastly spiders, all seeing eyeballs, spine chilling skeletons, menacing witches and wizards and rotten pirates.

Festoon lighting, sound effects and smoke will all add to the scare factor with the haunted forest open until 8.30pm. The haunted forest is not for the faint hearted or easily freaked! The walk is approx 1.7km long on a path suitable for buggies and wheelchairs.

We want to see you in your Halloween costumes but remember it is an outdoor event so warm clothing is recommended.

DLR Co Co has reminded all that parking for Samhain is in the College Road Car Park in Marlay Park only.
Please follow directional signs. Parking is limited so please walk or use Public Transport to get to the event.
Do not park on roads, grass verges or in local housing estates. 

The Haunted Woods will be open between 3.30pm and 8.30pm and entry is FREE but by WRISTBAND ONLY.


Wristbands can be collected at the DLR Coco Market in Marlay Park on Saturday October 18th & Saturday October 25th from 11am each day.

Wristbands will be available while stocks last on a strictly first come, first served basis, limited to six per family.

Entry times to queue for the Haunted Walk printed on your Wristband will be before 4pm, 4.30pm, 5.30pm, 6.30pm and after 7.30pm.

All times are approximate and subject to change.

Wristbands from last year’s event cannot be used this year.


Parking for the event in the College Road Car Park is very limited so please walk or use Public Transport to get to the event. Please do not park on the roads or in local estates. Please stay on lit routes at all times after dark and follow the instructions of the stewards. DLR Events recommends you use public transport or walk to the event.

The following Dublin Bus routes all stop at Marlay Park:
16 – O’Connell Street to Kingston, Ballinteer

These Dublin Bus routes all service routes, approx 15 mins walk to the venue
75 – Tallaght / Dun Laoghaire to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
14 – Amiens Street to Ballinteer Shopping Centre
17 – Rialto to Blackrock
61 – D’Olier St to Dundrum / Whitechurch.
Please check to confirm current details of routes, timetables and fares.