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No Protest for Fairview Trees Sat 19th August!

The Save the Fairview Trees group would like to clarify that they HAVE NOT organised a protest for tomorrow, Saturday 19th of August. 

A poster was placed in La Costa yesterday afternoon by someone who is not part of the Save the Fairview Trees campaign group. 

The group have said that they will be organising a protest but there will be plenty of notice. They would also like any information on the person who placed the poster, whether they would like to work on the campaign with the group. They can do so by emailing

Yoga in Aid of Make A Wish for Aug/Sep!

The lovely ladies of Yoga Under The Tree will continue to host their popular yoga classes to raise money for Make-A-Wish Ireland.

Classes take place on Saturdays at 10 am or Sundays at 11 am depending on the weekend, so if you fancy heading along keep an eye on their Facebook page (Yoga Under The Tree) for times and dates.

Tomorrow's class is going ahead at 10 am under the big tree on the Seafront at the end of Oultan Road. All attendees are asked to make a donation on arrival, with 100% going to the Make a Wish Foundation.

Update: Wallet with Sentimental Photos Found

UPDATE: This story was shared on Facebook almost 350 times, eventually trickling onto the radar of a friend of the son of the owner who is  from Aukland, he then alerted her son in California! He contacted his mother who had lost the wallet while visiting Clontarf earlier this week and is over the moon that she hasn't lost the wallet for good. 

From Dublin to New Zealand to America and back to Dublin again in less than 15 hours!

A small brown wallet was found yesterday, Tuesday 15th August, at the bottom of the Howth…

Bull Island Action Group August Beach Clean Up

Below are details of The Bull Island Action Group Beach Clean Up for August 2017, taking place this Saturday 19th.

Time: Work starts at 11:00 a.m, so please try to arrive 15 minutes early.

Place: The group meets at the entrance to Dollymount Strand, just past Royal Dublin Golf Club.

Google map: Click for location.

By Bus: Take the Route 130 bus from Lower Abbey Street. 

Bus Stop: Get off at the Wooden Bridge - ask the bus…

Sail Against Suicide 2017 @ CYBC

For the past two years, Clontarf local Jessica Clohisey, a student leader Ambassador for Cycle Against Suicide, has hosted an event called ‘Sail Against Suicide’ in the Clontarf Yacht and Boat Club in order combat the negative stigma surrounding mental health. It has been met with overwhelming support from the community with businesses and restaurants, local celebrities and sports stars, radio and newspaper coverage, local TDs and representatives, and of course, Clontarf residents turning out in force.

Sail Against Suicide Event

Sail Against Suicide takes place again…

Local Girls to Take Part in Taekwondo World Champs in Dublin!

October will see over 1000 taekwondo athletes come to Ireland to compete at the ITF Taekwon-do World Championships. 2017 will be the first year Ireland has held such a prestigious taekwondo event. 

Local girls, Rebecca Mooney and Ellen Ince (L to R in photo) are multiple medal winners at both World and European level and have high hopes of achieving medals at this level for the first time on home soil. The 2 athletes were spotted recently on our sunny seafront in Clontarf as they got promotional photos taken for the event. The pick of their achievements to date includes…

Mighty Matthew Charity Cycle 2017!

The Mighty Matthew Charity Cycle 2017 kicks off this Friday 18th August from the Pigeon House on Vernon Avenue. 70 cyclists are making the two-day journey to Sligo in aid of the Matthew Hayes Trust. The trust of was up to help local boy Matthew Hayes who has a quite severe form of Autism. 

The team at Together Digital produced a video which you can see here, that gives an insight into Matthew's autism and how he and his family cope. 

Now in its third year, those taking part hope to help raise much-needed funds that can ensure Matthew continues to receive the…


A local resident has notified us of an opportunity for public participation in the identification of 'bathing waters' via Dublin City Council. As you maybe aware that the South side of the North Bull Wall is not a recognized bathing area under Bathing Water Regulations. You may recall that this time last year submissions were made to Dublin City Council (DCC) regarding the re designation of the area as a recognized swimming area. Again there is an opportunity to make a case to change. 


Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route - Update from CRA

In January of this year, Dublin City Council (DCC) lodged a Planning Application to provide a dedicated cycle route from Clontarf to Amiens Street.  We have posted about these proposals and the information days previously.   Full details of plans and all of the submissions made can be viewed here.

Part of these proposals includes the felling of a number of trees on the footpath bordering Fairview Park. You may have noticed a yellow ribbon tied around the trees that are due to be felled.

DCC clearly believe that their plan is the right one and…

Tomorrow Final Date for Observations re Sea Wall Height!

The following is a reminder from the Clontarf Residents' Association in relation to the height of the sea wall at the James Larking Road

Tomorrow, Thursday 10th August 2017, is the final date for observations on the planning application to reduce the height of the sea wall at James Larkin Road opposite St Anne’s Park.

The full planning application can be viewed here.

Our newsletter setting out the issues and the agreement can be viewed here.

In summary, the application gives effect to the agreement to reduce the wall by 300mm for 480m…

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