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Below is an update from the CRA & CBA regarding additional road works as part of the S2S works.


As you will all be aware the James Larkin Road/Clontarf Road was closed in 3 sections on a 24-hour basis for a total of eight weeks from 10th October until 3rd December 2016 for resurfacing works. These closures had a significant impact on residents, businesses and commuters.  

As with any project of this size, the need for remedial works to fix defects was to be anticipated. Last Friday a letter was issued to the residents and businesses along the length of the S2S works advising them of further road closures. These closures will clearly also affect the many residents and businesses in the adjoining roads as well as commuters.  

Roadstone have met with us and provided the following details: 

The works are scheduled to commence…

Life After Life - Paddy Armstrong's Book is available from Spar

Not everyone knows this but Paddy Armstrong is a resident of Clontarf. In 1975 Paddy was falsely convicted and imprisoned for a pub bombing in Guildford. Following 15 years in prison, the verdict was finally quashed and he was released.

He has finally told his story in a compelling new book written by his friend and Holy Faith Alumna Mary Elaine Tynan.  We've read the book and it's an incredible, human story. We wholeheartedly recommend it.

In the book, he talks a lot about Clontarf and many of its institutions and residents. 'Life After Life: A Guilford Four Memoir' is available from Spar on Vernon Ave and Stiles road, with a limited number of signed copies still available. It is already the best selling book since Harry Potter in the local Spar.

Sign Up for the Women's Mini Marathon for Team CRC!

CRC would like you to join Team CRC and walk, jog or run the VHI Mini Marathon on 5th June. Closing date for registration is Friday 28th April, so hurry! Turn kilometres into giggles and help the CRC School children make wonderful memories during a two-week CRC Summer Camp. 

By fundraising for the CRC, you will help 60 children between the ages of 7-19 to experience two weeks of having great fun. The kids will try something new every day such as the science-based workshop called Junior Einsteins, or participate in a group challenge to build a tower out of pasta; visit Newbridge…

Launch of 'Who Wants To Be a Thousandaire'

Joe Duffy helped to launch the Church of St John the Baptist’s ‘Who Wants to be a Thousandaire’ quiz-show fundraising event in the Parish Centre on Seafield Rd West last week.

The evening began with a cheese and wine reception followed by an official welcome to all present by the Rector, Rev. Lesley Robinson, who detailed the all restoration work which has been undertaken in the church since 2013. Tom Shanahan, from Pallas Marketing, then gave brief description of how the gameshow will play out on the night, before Mr Duffy took to the stage and regaled the…

Clontarf in Ulster Bank League Final!

Congratulations to Clontarf Rugby who have secured their place in the 2017 Ulster Bank League final!

Following a glorious defeat over Young Munster, with a final score at Castle Avenue; 37-29. 

The Bulls will now prepare to take on Cork Constitution on Sunday 7th May at the Aviva Stadium. Make sure to keep the date free - you definitely won't want to miss this one!

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Scoil Ui Chonnail - Official Opening of New Gym with an Taoiseach!

Scoil Uí Chonaill is delighted to announce that Enda Kenny T.D. will preside over the official opening of their new Dressing Room and state-of-the-art Gym facilities tomorrow, 25th April 2017 at 5 pm. 

The club has gone from strength to strength over the last number of years and put themselves on the map by hosting RTE's Celebrity Bainisteoir in 2012, and their highly successful Strictly Scoil event in the RDS last year. 

Read the full press release from the Club, including a quote from an Taoiseach himself below;

Members of one…

Proposal to Close Belgrove Rd/Vernon Ave Lane

Dublin City Council have issued a public notice considering the "extinguishment of the right of way of the public" and the following location;

Two sections of laneway (highlighted in red in the above image);

Section 1 - between 48-50 Vernen Avenue

Section 2 - between 13-15 Belgrove Road & side of 15-16 St. Joseph's Square. 

Any objections to this proposal must be made in writing to the Executive Manager, Dublin City Council, North Central Office, Northside Civic Centre, Bunratty Road, Coolock, Dublin. 17. Submission…

Bull Island Seals - Distress Cause by Dogs

We would like to remind all residents of a story we publish last year in relation to the safety of the Seal on the Bull Island.

The grey seals (a protected species) are being disturbed by humans and dogs on the Bull Island and are retreating to the sandbank. This is leading to not only the seals becoming distressed, but also the possibility of unsuccessful nursing of pups. 

Seals birth during the summer months and as we approach summer we would like to remind visitors to the island that they SHOULD NOT approach seals and NEVER let dogs near them. 

Be Vigilant - Local Break-ins Reported!

The CRA have asked us to send out the following notice regarding reported break-ins in the area;

A local residents' home was broken into last weekend, while there was also an attempted break-in at a neighbour's property. 

The house is currently being renovated, and it was reported that expensive tools that were left in the house robbed. 

As a result, we urge all residents' to take extra care in securing their homes at night and when they are away during the day. Also, any residents who are having work done on their homes, should advise…

Team Dublin Clean Up - Thank You from CRA & CBA

A big thank you to everyone who got involved in Team Dublin Clean-Up 2017.  It was great to see friends and neighbours as well as members of local community groups – 66th Clontarf Scouts, Bull Island Action Group, Love Dublin Bay and St Lawrence’s Road Residents – getting involved.

A special thanks to Dublin City Council North Central Area Public Domain Team for supplying all of the equipment and collecting all of the rubbish afterwards.

The CRA and CBA are in the process of establishing a Tidy Towns Committee. We would love to hear from any groups…

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