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CRA | Latest Update on St Paul's/St Anne's Proposed Development


Below is an update from the Clontarf Residents' Association regarding the Proposed Development of the St Paul's Playing Fields at St. Anne's. 

The next stage in the planning process for this proposal is for the Planning Authority i.e. Dublin City Council (DCC) to submit a report of its Chief Executive i.e. Owen Keegan to An Bord Pleanála. This report is due next Monday, the 26th February.   

We have already posted about the special Local Area Meeting at which 

  • all 15 Councillors went on record as opposed to the proposal, and 
  • our 6 Ward Councillors read an agreed statement of opposition on the record

You might like to email Owen Keegan at and remind him that the report should reflect our Councillors’ views clearly and unambiguously,…

An Garda Siochana Open Day @ Clontarf

An Garda Síochána will host an open day at the Clontarf Station on Saturday 3rd March 2018 from 12 pm - 3 pm. 

There will be a number of facilities and services on display on the day, including the Garda Mounted Unit, Garda Dog Unit and scenes of crime unit. There will also be crime prevention information and advice on hand. Tours of the Garda Station and Vehicles will be available too. 

This is a great information day and fun for all the family, so be sure to pop in. 

The Gardaí would like to ask those visiting to walk, cycle or use public transport as there is very little parking on the day. 

Bull Island Action Group Beach Clean | Feb 2018!

The Bull Island Action Group Monthly Beach Clean Up for February 2018 will take place this Saturday, 17th.

Those wishing to volunteer are asked to arrive at the entrance to Dollymount Strand (just past Royal Dublin Golf Club) at 10:45 AM, in order to begin the clean up at 11 AM

Dublin City Council will provide a tractor and trailer, plus a driver, to remove and dispose of all the rubbish collected by volunteers. The Dublin Port Company will provide litter-picking equipment, such as litter-pickers, bin bag hoops, rubbish bags and gloves. 

Be sure to wrap up…

Video: Restoration of Follies @ St Anne's

Dublin City Council has released a video about the recent restoration of the Follies in St. Anne's. Over the past few months each of these historic structures, as well the Lodge on the James Larkin Road, has been thoroughly restored and are now beautifully bright and gleaming. 

Well done to DCC and all those involved for their hard work! Be sure to watch the video on YouTube here. 


Stay Local this Valentine's Day!

After a month of pinching-pennies and zero excuses to celebrate, here at, we’re delighted that February has finally arrived (although it has started off a bit cold…) The great thing about February this year is that there’s not one but two great reasons to celebrate. The first being one of our personal favourites; Pancake Tuesday which takes place Tuesday 13th February and of course, Valentines Day!

Whether you’re a hopeless romantic, or you just want to (or have to!) mark the occasion in some way, why not stay local and treat your guy or gal…

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club Rescue Engine Fundraiser!

Clontarf Yacht & Boat Club will host a Music Quiz Night in order to raise funds for a new engine for one of their vital rescue support boats the Tarf 10, which is used for the club and local community events. 

The Quiz takes place at the Club on Clontarf Road on Saturday 17th February at 8 pm.  

Tables of 4 cost €50 and there will also be a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes. 

The fundraising night is open to anyone to attend. The club has raised 70% of the funds so far so any support is appreciated!

CRA: Thank You and AGM Reminder


On behalf of the Clontarf Residents' Association, we would like to extend a huge thank you to the I Love St Anne's group on their hard campaigning over the past two years and particularly in the recent month leading up to the final date for observations on the St Paul's/St Anne's Development. We would also like to tank Mc Cabes Auctioneers for acting as collection point – over 300 objections were collected and delivered from their Vernon Avenue offices. Finally, we would like to say thank you and well done to everyone who got involved and lodged applications. This…

Local Authors @ O' Hara's Spar


Despite it being the first day of Spring, it's still pretty cold out there. And with daylight savings not set to kick in until the end of March, the perfect way to while away these cold dark nights is a good book. 

At we strongly support our local community and would like to bring to the attention of our readers some fantastic local authors from Clontarf that have released books in the past number of months.

Below is a list of various books available from our local authors and some info each title.  

These books are available…

Statement from Belgrove Junior Girls School

The Parents' Association of Belgrove Junior Girls school have this afternoon, on behalf of the school, released the following message to all parents.

"It is with deep sadness that we inform you of the death of Mrs. Patricia O’Donoghue.  Our hearts are broken as a school community.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis."

Mrs O'Donoghue had only very recently retired from her role as Principal of the school. Very sad news indeed.

CRA Update on St Anne's Development | How to Lodge Objection




It was great to see such a huge turnout at yesterday’s protest. The photos and videos speak for themselves.   


Observations must be lodged with An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1,…

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