Farewell to East Avenue Beech Trees & their resident Bees

A sad farewell to two beautiful mature Beech trees on East Avenue which were felled by the council this weekend.  The trees were diseased and were removed for health and safety reasons.   MMRA has contacted the Council regarding getting these big specimen trees replaced as soon as possible.  Residents can also contact DLRCC directly at environ@dlrcoco.ie attention Lorraine O’Hara. An interesting discovery on the day was an active beehive inside the trunk of the large Beech Tree.  The contractor secured the bees in the log and loaded them into the back of the truck.  They contacted the council to get a beekeeper to look at them.  According to our own local beekeeper Edward Simons the best action is the leave the bees in the log for the...

Mount Merrion Historical Society Autumn Talks Postponed

To all our Friends and Supporters. Mount Merrion Historical Society (MMHS) has taken the regrettable but understandable decision to refrain from hosting any Talks during the months of October, November and December 2020. Assuming the COVID situation improves and if the speakers are available we will endeavour to include them in our Spring 2021 schedule. Right now we do not know when or indeed where we can resume. The Fitzwilliam Rooms in the Mount Merrion Community Centre will have a very restricted capacity for some time. There is a big Hall downstairs in the Community Centre which can accommodate many more but we are willing to consider other facilities. All options will have to conform with COVID requirements. We love hosting these Talks with really interesting speakers and great subjects/topics. Despite the current situation and limitations we have to begin planning for the 2021/2022 Season, no joke. Perhaps you have Topics/Speakers you would like to hear. If you have any comments or suggestions please send them to me jdsmyth36@gmail.com We will keep you up to date with developments. In the meantime please do stay safe and healthy, we want to see you back with us next season. Slán. Des Smyth, Chair MMHS...

Christy Carton

It was with great sadness that MMRA heard of the news of the passing on of Christy Carton in June 2020. For 37 years, from 1980-2017, Christy supplied the residents of Mount Merrion with fresh fruit, vegetables, plants, and flowers from his shop on Deerpark Road.