New Consultation – Parks: West County Playground Upgrade

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is planning to upgrade the Deerpark playground over the coming monthsthumbnail_picture-of-deerpark-playground-mount-merrion-google-search to create new inclusive play spaces where children of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can play. These works will repair playground surfaces and consider additional options for each playground.

This consultation will engage with the community to help plan the playground upgrade in relation to its play equipment and landscaping. Local communities are being invited to complete this online survey and share their ideas. This feedback will help create a brief and specification for these playgrounds to be tendered out to design and build during early 2024.The consultation program aims to:

  • Determine the main users of the playgrounds
  • Determine support for adding new structures
  • Gather ideas from the community for the playground design and equipment

The consultation will run until December 11th. Late submissions will not be accepted. Read more here

Mount Merrion Historical Society “If Those Trees Could Speak”

The third talk of the MMHS 2023/2024 season will be held on December the 7th at 8pm in the Community Centre in Mount Merrion. The following is the details of the talk and the presenter. If Those Trees Could Speak – the story of an ascendancy family in Ireland presented by Frank Tracy Hugh Hamon Massy came to Ireland with Cromwell in 1649. He was a Cavalry officer who campaigned in Munster. Following the Cromwellian campaign he was granted extensive landholdings in Co. Limerick. By the end of the nineteenth century the Massy family had accumulated 34,000 acres of land and four mansions, in addition to a title, Lord Massy of Duntrileague. On 15th May 1924 the 8th Baron Massy was evicted from the family’s last remaining  mansion at Killakee in the Dublin Mountains and Lord Massy spent his remaining 34 years living with his wife in straitened financial circumstances in a three-roomed gate lodge on his former estate. This talk tells the story of the rise and fall of the Massy... read more

MMRA Winter Newsletter 2023

The MMRA Winter Newsletter sets out an update of recent events and community initiatives concerning the environment, traffic, planning  and security.  Hard copies of the Newsletter will delivered to residents of Mount Merrion in week commencing 20th... read more

Dublin Canvas initiative

As part of an idea to bring flashes of colour and creativity to everyday objects in our city the Dublin Canvas initiative have rolled out the “Less grey, more play” series of artwork features. Earlier this year MMRA put forward a list of traffic signal boxes in Mount Merrion to be considered in the Dublin Canvas summer schedule of works. We are delighted to report that two traffic signal boxes on Foster/North Avenue and Stillorgan/Booterstown Avenue were in... read more

Laneway between Deerpark Road and Wilson Road

Laneway between Deerpark Road and Wilson Road (between The Pinnacle and C+F Motors) Tailte Eireann (Land Registry) have confirmed to MMRA that ownership of the existing public laneway  is no longer sought by the entity which is seeking first registration of lands occupied by the car garages. MMRA has requested the developers of the Pinnacle to confirm the construction details and the timelines for restoration of the public laneway to its previous full width in a safe and aesthetically pleasing condition. MMRA... read more

The Plaza Planters

Well done and thanks to all the Plaza Planters on  planting up and keeping the weeds under control on the two island beds on Trees Road. Mount Merrion is blooming thanks to all your hard work!    ... read more

Mount Merrion Scouts are looking for your support | Information Night Sunday 24th September | Local Scout Hall

Save our scouts! Mount Merrion Scout troop is reaching out for help. To maintain the local troop more parent leaders/young adults are needed. Join with your child and enjoy a varied programme with hikes/camping and skill development. Please think about joining them on their information night. September 24th, in the local scout hall beside the church 7.30pm.   RSVP via read more

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Mount Merrion is a suburban estate in South County Dublin developed on lands once the seat of the Viscounts Fitwilliam. Centred around the Deerpark, a public park first landscaped by the 5th Viscount, and the remains of the house he built there in 1711, Mount Merrion today is generally considered to be bounded to the North by The UCD campus at Belfield, to the East by the N11 and Booterstown and Blackrock, to the South by Stillorgan and Kilmacud, and to the West by Goatstown and Clonskeagh.  *Lower Kilmacud Road residents on the right-hand-side from Stillorgan Shopping Centre, odd numbers 103 to 167, including 111a, are within Mount Merrion demense.  The Mount Merrion Residents Association, founded in 1935, is the oldest residents’ association in continuous existence in Ireland. It represents the following roads:

  • Callary Road
  • Cedarmount Road
  • Cherrygarth
  • Chestnut Road
  • Clonmore Road
  • The Close
  • Cypress Road
  • Deerpark Road
  • Foster Avenue
  • The Fosters
  • Glenabbey Road
  • Greenfield Road
  • Greygates
  • Iris Grove
  • Lower Kilmacud Road (partial)
  • Mather Road North
  • Mather Road South
  • Mount Anville Road
  • North Avenue
  • Owenstown Park
  • Redesdale Crescent
  • Redesdale Road
  • The Rise
  • Roebuck Avenue
  • St Thomas Road
  • St Thomas Mead
  • South Avenue
  • Sycamore Road
  • Sycamore Cresent
  • East Avenue (Sycamore)
  • Thornhill Road
  • Trees Avenue
  • Trees Road Lower
  • Trees Road Upper
  • Wilson Crescent
  • Wilson Road
At its peak, Mount Merrion rises to 82m (269ft) above sea level.