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Update from CRA - Clontarf Prom Development & Flood Defence


                    Update from Clontarf Residents’ Association        Clontarf Promenade Development and Flood Defence Project 

Many of you will be aware that, following rejection of the original flood defence embankment for the Clontarf Promenade in 2011, the CRA, CBA, local Councillors and officials from various departments in Dublin City Council (DCC) have been working together to identify a much-needed solution to the risk of coastal flooding to the houses and businesses on the Clontarf Road while at the same time ensuring the long-term sustainability of the Clontarf Promenade.  

Proposals are still in the early stages of development and no decisions have been made. DCC have undertaken to provide visuals…


Local man Pat Twomey from Mount Prospect Grove is currently undertaking a solo cycle of the Wild Atlantic Way from Kinsale to the Giant's Causeway (approx 2,500 Km!!!) to help raise money for Pieta House. 

The 71-year-old embarked on his voyage on June 8th and hopes to complete it within the month, and raise some money for a great cause while he's at it!

Pat is currently on his way West out of Galway City this morning. There is a Facebook page where you can track Pat's progress (here) and also a fundraising page where you can donate online in a few easy steps (here). Sponsorship cards are also available in Grainger's Pebble Beach!

Best of luck, Pat!!

Burglary - Be Vigilant!

We would like to inform residents of a burglary that took place at Glaslyn Apartments, Howth Road, around midnight last Weds 14th June. 

An intruder broke into a garage using a carjack, stealing one blue and one green Raleigh kids bike. 

The thief was seen on CCTV wheeling the bikes out of the complex, with a mask covering their face. 

Please be extra cautious with any items you leave outside your home, particularly bikes, and if you notice any suspicious behaviour call Clontarf Garda Station on 01 666 4800. 

Finally, if you come across…

Proposed Alfie Byrne Rd to Amiens St Cycle Route  Update from CRA



The following is an update from the Clontarf Residents' Association in relation to the Planing application for a dedicated cycle lane from Alfie Byrne Road to Amiens Street. 

You will be aware from previous posts that Dublin City Council (DCC) have lodged a Part 8 Planning Application to provide a dedicated cycle route from Alfie Byrne Road to Amiens Street.

These proposals are significant and will involve new cycle tracks, changes to junctions, changes to existing parking facilities, additional pedestrian crossings between Malahide Road and Annesley…

Swimming Ban  Dollymount until Further Notice

Swimming Ban at Dollymount until Further Notice

We would like to make readers aware that a swimming ban has been put in place in both Dollymount and Sandymount beaches following a sewage spill in the Liffey caused by heavy rain on June 8th. 

The ban is in place pending the results of water tests due to take place today, 12th June. 

Please pass this info on to anyone you know who is a regular at the bathing shelters!



We have received the following statement from Clontarf Residents' Association in relation to recent media reports on the purchase of two properties on St Lawrence Road 

There are three emergency homeless facilities under lease agreements in the Clontarf area at present.  These facilities, which were previously run as Hotels/B&Bs, have been operating for many months now.  

Paddy Armstrong 'Life after Life' - Video Coming Soon

We had the pleasure of sitting down with Paddy Armstrong in Connolly's The Sheds last week to discuss his book 'Life After Life' along with his co-author and friend, Mary-Elaine Tynan. 

Paddy is a true gentleman, whose story is both an emotional yet uplifting one and he is a pleasure to chat to!

Keep an eye out over the coming weeks for our video interview with Paddy and Mary, produced by Together Video. And if you haven't read 'Life After Life' be sure to pop into Spar Vernon Ave and get yourself a copy!

Flooding on the Clontarf Road - May 27th 2017


There was flooding on the Clontarf Road following rainfall on Saturday, May 27th that resulted in parts of the road being temporarily closed. A representative of the Clontarf Resident's Association sent us an album of photos as well as providing some narrative over the situation. See the full album here 

Context from the CRA

"Firstly, as most residents will know this is NOT an issue that relates to the sea. This is rainwater (pluvial) flooding. The sea has actually been calm all day. The Naniken River culvert and drains are and have always been the flooding…

Junction Closures & Stop & Go System - May

In the coming days, there will be several junction closures along the coast road. This means that although the Clontarf Road will remain open, there will be no turning onto or off of the Clontarf Road at these junctions at the dates stated.

Additionally, there will be a Stop/Go system in place on the Clontarf Road between Kincora Road and Causeway Road.


DCC opened the new cycleway from Bull Bridge to Causeway Road on Friday, 5th May 2017.  CRA refused to attend this event as the work is incomplete. 

Since then we have issued a number of updates in relation to the ongoing works on the Clontarf Road via  We have also produced a comprehensive newsletter on the matter.  Given the number and range of issues that are outstanding in relation to these works, we thought it important that residents know where their public representatives stand on the matter. 

In this context, we asked each of our local…

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