Illegal dumping of Christmas trees poses serious hazard to drivers.

I’m afraid that the illegal disposing of Christmas trees has started again. This has been happening for the past three years. A number of trees were dumped outside the locked up depot on Mount Anville Rd. again this year. You may remember this happened last year and some of them blew onto the road due to the bad weather and created a danger for motorists on that bend.   I have recently seen some of the abandoned trees on the road. They cannot be seen until one comes over the hill so they are dangerous. Anyone seeing a person dumping a tree there  should contact the Gardai.    DLR CC have arranged for Christmas tree recycling to take place from Tuesday 3rd – Sunday 15th January 2017 inclusive between 9.30am and 3.30pm at the following locations: Blackrock Park Main Entrance, Cabinteely Park Car Park,Killiney Hill Car Park, Marlay Park, Grange Road Car Park, DLR Parks Depot, Sandyford Road, (Near Kilcross...

An Bord Pleanala rejects Union Cafe Appeal

On Saturday 17th came the good news for Mount Merrion residents that An Bord Pleanala had comprehensively rejected Union Cafe’s plans to redevelop the site. In their decision the Board took into consideration all the major arguments made by individual residents and by Mount Merrion Residents Association. It considered that the proposed development by reason of scale,siting,layout ,bulk and height was not an appropriate design and would not be suitable for the...

DLR Joint Policing Committee – Public Meeting Wednesday 9th November

A meeting of the DLR Joint Policing committee will take place on Wednesday 9th November  in the Talbot Hotel at 7 pm. All members of the public are welcome. Feel free to ask questions, raise issues  and make observations relating to public safety and policing. Senior members of the gardai and County Council officials will attend and the meeting will be chaired by Councillor Mary Hanafin....

John (Jack) Du Moulin RIP- Des Smyth

We are sad to note the death of John (Jack) Du Moulin. His funeral Mass will take place at noon tomorrow Friday 30th  in the Church of St Therese. Jack was the surviving son of John Du Moulin a man who has left a great legacy in Mount Merrion. He arrived here in 1934 to become John Kenny’s Foreman, He was very involved in the building of all the Kenny homes. After World War 1 he continued to build homes on The Rise and on Trees Road. In 1952 he secured the contract to build the Church of St Therese. Tomorrow 60 years after it was officially opened his son Jack’s funeral Mass will be celebrated there. Jack’s father John was using a block and tackle crane to build that high church. Imagine the weight of the Granite blocks. He could not source a new crane in the UK due to post war rebuilding. So he went to Germany and met Mr Hans Liebherr who sold him a mobile crane which was deemed most suitable for the building of the church. The only hitch was they would need a mechanical engineer for a few months to show them how to use and assemble and disassemble the crane. The only available engineer spoke no English. So the Parish Priest asked if anyone spoke German and would take him in as a lodger. Major Bonnington in 103 The Rise right beside the church volunteered.  He spoke German and since his children had emigrated and his wife had died he was all alone. He had provided the Du Moulins with eggs and...

Submitting an observation on the Union Café appeal to An Bord Pleanala

Now that the developers have appealed the decision of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown CC (DLR CC) to An Bord Pleanala(ABP) it is critical that the residents of Mount Merrion make their views known to the Board of ABP. There is no change to the plan rejected by DLR so we are recommending that you ask ABP to reject this appeal. We detail below the process you must follow when making an observation. Anyone can make an observation irrespective of whether or not you made an observation/objection to DLR. You can also get together with a few of your neighbours and make a joint observation for the one fee of €50.One person takes the lead and the others sign and provide their names and addresses. If you have any questions or need help you can contact us through the website or contact any member of the committee Submitting an observation on the Union Café appeal to An Bord Pleanala Residents and any other person are entitled to make an observation to An Bord Pleanala on this development. To do this they should write a letter outlining the basis for their observation in their own words and mail it to: The Secretary, An Bord Pleanála, 64 Marlborough Street, Dublin 1, or deliver it by hand to an employee of the Board (not a security person) during office hours (9.15 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.) on Monday to Friday, so that the appeal reaches the Board by 5.30pm on 8th September. Do not place the appeal in the Board’s letterbox. Enclose the Fee which is €50 either as a cheque or postal order.In your letter or...