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Meet Insects of Mount Merrion, Support MSF Ukraine – Saturday 9th April 10.30am-12pm

Explore the insect life of Deerpark with Creative Entomologist Nessa Darcy!

Join Nessa as she introduces you to the diversity of hoverflies, bees, butterflies, bugs and beetles of Deerpark. Learn about their lives and homes, what they need, and why they are so important.

The event is free but donations to support the emergency response to the war in Ukraine are encouraged.

Registration is essential, bookings can be made through Eventbrite.

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Annual Spring Clean & Verge Tidy Saturday April 2nd

Join us this Saturday for our annual Spring Clean event. Meet at Mount Merrion Community Centre Car Park at 10.00am. Gloves, pickers and Hi Vis Jackets will be distributed. Ed Maguires’ has kindly sponsored a free ice cream to all participating children.

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Dog Fouling – Bag It, Bin It

To help eradicate the problem of dog fouling MMRA have installed 3 ‘Mutt Mitt’ doggie bag dispensers in Mount Merrion.
Should you be caught out without a plastic bag to pick up after your pooch, you can get a ‘mutt mitt’ outside Ed Maguires shop at Deerpark, the Green on The Close and Trees Road Upper beside The Food Shop.

Used bags should be disposed of in the bins provided, or brought home.

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Community Gardening: Plants Rehomed

After plenty of TLC, the Ceanothus shrub and Ox eye daisy plant from the Sycamore Road planters are now in situ at Mount Merrion nameplate at bottom of The Rise.

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Redesdale Road Biodiversity Project – 500+ plants Planted!

Earlier this summer MMRA secured a €600 grant from DLR for a new planting scheme to enhance the biodiversity and aesthetic value of the car park bay. Given the historic and amenity value of this open space MMRA decided to provide additional financial support to undertake an extensive mass planting of the area for all year-round colour.

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