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
Permission to amend the apartment block and basement seeking permission for an additional 6 apartments. There is no provision for additional car parking. Final date for Observations is 11-Nov-2019read more
The St Cecilia Singers will be performing in St Thomas’ Church in aid of the fire compliance works undertaken on the Monk Gibbon Hall and Hipwell House. Tickets €15. All welcome.read more
Topics will include Crime Prevention focusing on Home Security, Outcomes of Tilda Study, Safety and Falls prevention in the Home. Hosted by Garda Older Persons Association and HSE. All welcome.read more
A week of events promoting and celebrating the activities of community groups and volunteers in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown starts Friday October 4th.read more
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”.read more
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.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.
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
- Iris Grove
- Lower Kilmacud Road
- 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.