MMRA Annual Subscription 2019 – New Rate & Calendar Year

Dear Residents

Mount Merrion – a beautiful place in which to live. Young families have access to schools, transport, park, playground, safe roads and a variety of shops. Older residents have their choice from all of the above, in addition to many activities based in the Community Centre, churches, pubs, restaurants and a comprehensive range of professional services.

What helps to make Mount Merrion so attractive and desirable is the originality of the demesne. It really has not changed so much since architect Rupert Jones and developer/builder John Kenny designed and developed the garden suburb concept in the early 1930’s.

More recently that very sense of space that defines the character of the area has become a target for “get rich quick” non-resident property developers who look at an open space and visualize an opportunity to build.

The 85-year-old Mount Merrion Residents’ Association, voluntarily run by your colleagues and neighbours, has consistently strived over many generations to curtail excessive developments that would irreparably damage the fabric and character of the area. This has become much more expensive in recent years and the MMRA has had to procure the services of a number of specialist consultants to contest numerous planning applications. The costs of these services greatly exceed the revenue generated by the Annual Subscriptions received from our paid-up 700+ members. It is reasonable to assume that the trend will continue into the future.

At the MMRA AGM this year, a proposal to raise the annual subscription rate from €20 to €50 (per household) and from €10 to €20 (per retiree/unwaged household) was proposed and passed. These funds are necessary to replenish the “war chest” ensuring we continue to preserve the character of Mount Merrion and vigorously contest the growth in unnecessary and speculative building in our demesne. It is now 12 years since the subscription rates were last increased (2007). We need your support to continue the fight. €50 is €50, and €20 is €20, but it can play a big part in protecting what you and your family hold dear.

The AGM also passed a motion to change the MMRA membership year to a calendar year starting on January 1st 2020.  To facilitate this, the 2019 membership will run from 1st February 2019 to 31st December 2019.  

We would like to thank you for your continued support of the MMRA.  You can pay online via Pay Membership button or directly to the collector at the door.  Our subscription co-ordination team will be visiting you shortly.

“Let’s keep Mount Merrion beautiful”

Kate Canning – President – MMRA

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New Parking Resrictions on Trees Avenue

There are new parking restrictions in place on Trees Avenue. Vehicles are now prohibited on the cul de sac/ turning circle of Trees Avenue and double yellow lines are now in place. Please respect these new restrictions so that emergency services, residents and general services can access the area. Parking for the school, church, scout hall and community centre can be accessed via two large car... read more

Dlr Festival of Inclusion October

The Festival of Inclusion is an event organised by Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council which will run from Friday 4th to Saturday 12th of October 2019. The theme of this year’s Festival is “Celebrating the Generations”.

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Community Garda Update

Please be advised not to engage with or avail of services advertised through your letterbox or by callers to your door

Also residents should be aware of new email scam about renewing your TVLicence and sending on your bank details.

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Deerpark Alert Update for Dog Owners

The results from the suspect poisoning in Deerpark are inconclusive and we have been assured by the council that the park is safe to walk in with our dogs. The Ark Vetcare Kilmacud Team read more

Dlr local heritage programme – Free local tours and talks!

Minister for Culture, Heritage, and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan has launched a new “Summer of Heritage Programme” for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown, which will see free tours and talks in some of our beautiful local heritage buildings, including a Genealogy Day in Marlay House on 17th August as well as walking tours of the beautiful Dublin Mountains, Fernhill, Milltown, Stillorgan, and the historic Dundrum Village.

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Deerpark Alert for Dog Owners

DLRcc are investigating reports of alleged dog poisoning in Deerpark. They can confirm that dlr staff have not laid any poison or treatments within the park grounds and they are taking these reports very seriously.

Ark Vetcare Kilmacud have advised dog owners to err on the side of caution and not to allow their dogs off lead or into the wooded area for the moment. Please let us know if you see anything unusual in the park.

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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 101 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.