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Clontarf to City Centre Cycle Route: Update from CRA

Thanks to all those who commented on our recent post re the plan to remove a traffic lane from Fairview. Full details here for those who haven’t seen it.  

In general, the feedback we have received favours accommodating the new cycle lane within the park and thereby retaining the traffic lane. This point was raised in a number of the submissions that were made on this proposal but it was not dealt with in the report to the Councillors. A petition calling on DCC to re-examine this aspect of the plan has been set up.  If you wish to sign it you can do so by clicking here.  

We will be asking all of our CLLRs where they stood on the issue when the plans were approved and whether they will support the proposal to save the traffic lane by asking DCC to re-examine the issue including looking at relocating…


Dublin North Bay Tourism has listed a number of events which are taking place locally over the Halloween period. Check them out below:

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th: Bram Stoker/Dracula Dramatic Presentation & Tour @ Dracula Museum 

Saturday 28th: Kid's Halloween Party @ Olive's Room 2 - 4 pm

Sunday 29th: Bram Stoker/ Dracula & Gothic Halloween Readings @ The Viking Theatre, 4 pm. 

Monday 30th: Bram Stoker/Dracula Historic Walk. Leaves Clontarf Castle @ 1pm

Tuesday 31st: Presentation of Bram Stoker's life story and the Irish Origins of Dracula. 

For more information on any of the above events, contact Dennis McIntyre on 086 236 4829


Update from Clontarf Residents’ Association re Clontarf to City Centre Cycle RouteIn March of this year we advised residents of DCCs plans to provide new cycle tracks from Alfie Byrne Road in Clontarf to Amiens Street in the City Centre.  These plans also included changes to junctions, removal of existing parking facilities, additional pedestrian crossings, removal and replanting of trees, etc.   While we welcomed improvements to cycling and other transport facilities, we did have a number of concerns…

What's On @ The Viking Theatre?

The Viking theatre has a range of exciting productions to see out 2017. Be sure to check out the remaining performances for 2017 by clicking on the links of each below:

Red Noise Show with Owen O' Neil, Thursday 19th - Saturday 21st October

The Good Father, Monday 23rd October - Saturday 11th November

Susie Kennedy, Monday 27th November - Saturday 9th December

Charles Dicken's 'A Christmas Carol', Monday 11th December - Saturday 23rd December

Sean Haughey backs Clontarf at Taekwon-do World Championships!

On Wednesday 4th October Sean Haughey made a special visit to Clontarf Taekwon-do and Kickboxing to meet 4 of the North Star Taekwon-do School’s members who are on the National Taekwon-do Team competing at the World Championships in Citywest this week. North Star (Clontarf and Killester) have 11 members on the Irish Team training hard for the championships taking place in Ireland for the first time.

The 11 North Star members are a mix of new members to the National team as well as very experienced current and previous European and World Champions. The championships take…

St Pauls - Object to Planning Before Midnight Tonight!

We've just been informed by the I Love St Anne's Group that the public are able to make submissions in relation to the current planning proposal at St. Paul’s (it deals with only infrastructure elements which should not be in this application as they relate to the housing application which is still only in pre-planning) until just before midnight tonight. They have created a template below which you can copy and paste to use for your own submission. 

Planning application can be found here. 

Re: Objection to Planning Application Reference Number: 3777/17

Dublin Jersey Auction Raises 1000 euro for CRC!

Going, Going, Gone! We have a winner!

The CRC is delighted to announce that the Auction for the Signed Dublin jersey at the end of September raised the wonderful sum of €1,000, which will go towards purchasing and installing two wheelchair accessible swings in their two school playgrounds in CRC Clontarf and Scoil Mochua Clondalkin.

The CRC would like to thank everyone in Clontarf who supported the CRC Auction for the Jersey signed by the almighty Dubs, the local Clontarf businesses and individuals who played such an important part in their fundraising efforts and…

Michelin Guide Listing for Fishbone!

Fishbone is absolutely thrilled to announce they have been listed in the 2018 Michelin Guide for the UK & Ireland. This is an amazing surprise for the team at Fishbone who opened their doors just over one year ago.

Fishbone is the second restaurant in Clontarf ever to be included in this prestigious guide which is recognised worldwide. It's also great news for Clontarf to get on the Michelin map!

For more information on the 2018 Michelin see here, and be sure to check out Fishbone's website for info on menus, their daily special offers and group bookings!


Past Resident Holds First Art Exibition at 93!

Recently we were contacted by Margaret McKenna who grew up in Clontarf, and who shared some wonderful news about her mother Elizabeth. 

Elizabeth, a resident of Clontarf from 1960 - 1999, has always been a keen artist since she was a child, and after school, studied in NCAD under famous Irish painter, Sean Keating. She went on to work as a commercial artist in advertising and during the 40s and 50s, produced fashion drawings for department stores like McBirney's, Clery's and Cassidy's. 

Although Elizabeth took part in group exhibitions over the years, 2017 saw…

Woodenbridge Road Closed Monday 2nd - 8th October!

The CRA has just received the below information from KN Network, the contractor on the S2S Cycleway, that there will be a closure in place at the Woodenbridge Road, commencing this Monday, October 2nd (to reopen Monday, October 9th)

Access to the Bull Wall cottages, Sea Scout Den and Royal Dublin will be via the Causeway Road (see above image) and through the private road at Royal Dublin. Please note that there will only be access for residents and emergency vehicles and NO PEDESTRIANS will have access. 

Please see the statement from KN Network…

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