Emergency access to estate

Once again the estate will suffer a “lock down” at the end of each of the Longitude concert nights. The committee share the view of the majority of residents and would prefer if such road closures could be avoided, but to date there has been no viable solution found to this perennial issue. The main concern, access to the estate by emergency services, has at least been provided for in the Garda traffic management plan. As with last year we have been assured that:

Access for Emergency Services to all areas will be maintained during the periods of Road Closures. In the event that an emergency occurs an escort team, consisting of trained Garda Motorcyclists, will be detailed to complete this escort. This is a facility that would not be available on a normal basis and will result in a more timely response for access and egress to Emergency Services personnel and vehicles.

Traffic restrictions on Grange Road

In addition to the closure of Grange Road at the end of the Longitude concerts, the Gardai have implemented traffic restrictions in advance of the concerts. The restrictions will particularly apply at the Stonemasons Way / Grange Road junction. Residents are advised that there is no right turn into the Lidl carpark when approaching from the M50, and there is no right turn when leaving the Lidl carpark when heading towards Rathfarnham on the Grange Road. This restriction is “for security reasons” according to the Gardai and Dun Laoghaire rathdown County Council,

Meeting in Dún Laoghaire to discuss the natural waters of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Area

We received this notice from Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Public Participation Network in case anyone is interested:

Our streams, rivers and coasts add to the quality of life in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. If you have an interest in the water quality, biodiversity, heritage or recreation activities of any of these you may be interested in attending a meeting on:

Tuesday 4th July, 6.45-8pm, dlr Lexicon library (Meeting Room 4, Level 5)

The purpose of the meeting is to gather opinions and feedback about issues affecting local streams, rivers and beaches, provide an opportunity for local communities to get more involved in the management of their local water bodies and provide information about the latest draft River Basin Management Plan.

The meeting is being run by the Local Waters and Communities Office, in partnership with DLR County Council and the Public Participation Network.

More information about the event is available here


BBQ Reminder

Just a quick reminder that there are two more days to confirm your tickets to the MGRA annual barbecue on Friday 16th June. Please don’t miss out.

Annual Barbecue Party! Starts at 6:30pm

Estate Cleanup – Thank You!

A big thank you to everyone who helped out on Saturday with our estate cleanup right across all areas of Marley Grange. Thanks also to everyone who wasn’t able to participate in the group cleanup but tidied up their own patch on the day and indeed throughout the week. The estate is looking really well just now and let’s do our best to keep it looking that way over the coming summer months! Again your help is much appreciated.

Estate Cleanup on 22 April 2017

Tree care programme

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council parks department have replaced a number of damaged / dead young trees with new saplings. The success of a new sapling is critically dependant on water in the initial months. If you have a new sapling planted outside or near your house perhaps you could give it an occasional watering, particularly if we get any prolonged dry spell.

Outdoor Event Licence – Longitude Festival

Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council have received an application for an outdoor event licence for the holding of the Longitude Festival in Marlay Park on 14th / 15th / 16th July 2017. The application was received on 5th April. Under Article 190 of the Planning and Development (Licensing of Outdoor Events) Regulations 2001, individuals or groups are entitled to make submissions to the planning decision process. Details of the event and how to make a submission can be seen at https://dlrcoco.citizenspace.com/planning/oel0217/

The committee will continue to liaise with the council to try and minimise the disruption to residents arising from the concerts. Particular emphasis will be placed on the ongoing concerns arising from road closure at the end of the concerts and the associated risk to emergency service access to the estate during that period.

Dodder Gathering 2017

Dublin City Council are hosting events at The Hive in Herbert Park on 1st / 2nd April, Aimed at raising awareness of the environmental aspects of the Dodder river, it will also include family and fun events on Saturday afternoon 2 to 4 pm and Sunday morning 10 am to 1 pm.

Saturday events include interactive biodiversity displays and presentation of river birds by Birdwatch Ireland. Sunday events include history and nature walks, facepainting and the Dodder monster exhibition.



Marlay Park concerts 2017

The line up for Longitude 2017 has been announced. The festival will take place from 14th to 16th July. Details are available from the event website www.longitude.ie . No further concerts are currently planned but this may change in the coming months. We will make additional information available for our members as it becomes available.