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Planning Appeal: Demolition on Site of 24, 26, 28 Foster Avenue (D20A/0406)

DLRCC has granted planning permission for demolition on the site of 24, 26, 28 Foster Avenue D20A/0406, subject to a number of conditions. MMRA will lodge an appeal to An Bord Pleanala on a number of grounds.

Residents who submitted observations regarding D20A/0406 may make an observation directly to An Bord Pleanála. Deadline for observations is 1st Dec, 2020

Note: The Developer has lodged a separate planning application for overall development of the site D20A/0607 on 21/09/2020. That planning application is still under consideration by DLRCC.

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Café Divino Al Fresco!

MMRA were delighted to help this much loved local café secure additional outdoor space for customers. Thanks to dlr Street Furniture and Josepha Madgian TD for helping make this happen.

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MMRA Winter Art Competition

MMRA are delighted to launch our very first Online Winter Art Competition. The competition is open to all residents of Mount Merrion. So whether you are a beginner, novice or budding artist there’s a chance to win some great prizes.

There are five age categories from under 10s to over 65s. In the spirit of supporting local businesses, MMRA will endeavor to issue winners with prize vouchers that can be redeemed within the community.

The closing date for entries is December 20th, 2020. For competition rules click here.

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The Rise – Farewell to a much loved Sycamore Tree

It is with great sadness that the Sycamore tree at the junction of The Rise and Trees Road Upper was felled. It was dead on one side and had got to a condition which DLRCC could no longer retain due to risk of branches fracturing etc. It will take a couple of years for the underground tree roots to deteriorate sufficiently for a tree to be replanted here but once it does we shall replant a replacement.

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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 Shoping 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
  • Cherry Garth
  • Chestnut Road
  • Clonmore Road
  • The Close
  • Cypress Road
  • Deerpark Road
  • Fosters 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 Ave
  • St Thomas Road
  • St Thomas Mead
  • South Avenue
  • Sycamore Road
  • Sycamore Cresent
  • Sycamore Avenue
  • 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.