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Free Electrical Recycling Day

Clarehall Tesco Carpark Saturday 26th January 2013 10am - 4pm

Anything household with a plug or battery will be accepted!

Sutton to Sandycove Interim Cycleway Scheme

Please note that drawings will be made available on Sutton to Sandycove Interim Cycleway scheme; from December 14th next in Raheny Library. The opening times for Raheny Library are as follows :

  • Monday - Thursday 10am - 8 pm
  • Friday & Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
Congratulations to Donnycarney West as the 2012 IPB Pride of Place Award Winners Announced

The Area Manager Dave Dinnigan and all staff of the North Central Area office would like to extend congratulations & best wishes to Donnycarney West Residents’ Association, who did the area proud by winning first place in Category 1 of the Pride of Place Cities Competition.

Congratulations North Central!

Area Manager Dave Dinnigan and the staff of the North Central Area Office would like to extend hearty congratulations to all of our City Neighbourhood Competition entrants who have excelled once again in the citywide competition

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Dublin City Council’s North Central Area Office launches its Halloween Appeal 2012

Clonshaugh Road Improvement Scheme - Phase 2



“Don’t Be a victim of theft”

Community and Garda Meeting
7.30pm Thursday 4th October 2012
St. Monica's Youth Centre,Tonlegee Road,Dublin 5.
All Welcome
Organised by Dublin City Council

Darndale Events Calendar for June until August 2012

Pride of Place Competition

Image of Pride of Place competition Donnycarney

Dublin City Council is delighted to nominate Donnycarney West Residents Association to represent the North Central Area in the 2012 competition. Regular winners in the City Neighbourhoods Competition, this Association is a welcome nomination to represent  the pride of North Central Area in this all Ireland Competition.

Judging will take place the end of July/beginning of August.  The date and time of the award ceremony will be notified at a later date.  Fingers crossed for the Donnycarney West!





Council wins Excellence Award

Pride of Place 2011 - Success for the North Central Area

The Ladies Sing The Blues

Bree Harris at the Yacht Club on October 15th

North Central Music Showcase



Photo of North Central Music showcase

Darndale Events Calendar

Download the Darndale Events Calendar for June 2011



Innovation Dublin Call for Events picture


Public Open Days for the Final Phase of the Dublin Bay Project

Family fun day

On Sunday 8th May, there were many activities managed by the Area Office at the Family Fun Day in Fr Collins Park which were appreciated by the local community.  The Community Section facilitated the event with the provision of activities for children with bouncy castles, games, stalls, and spot versus stripes.

There was a good crowd at the Donaghmede Dash 5K organised in partnership with Raheny Shamrock AC for local Donaghmede based charity AZ Kids. Boot Camp Ireland and a boxing display added to the sporting occasion.  There was a family fun walk for those who preferred a slower pace.
Deputy Lord Mayor Pat Crimmins presented the prizes to the top three finishers for men and women in the race
Also a band the Brazen Lung played on the stage at the water feature. It was the first time for an event of this scale in the magnificent Fr Collins Park. The band was sourced with the assistance of NEARfm – the local community radio station.

There was a very encouraging and good attendance and amid the sunny albeit  windy afternoon, a good time was had by all. 

The Garda and Civil Defence presence was appreciated and the developer Gannon provided accommodation for the race registration and refreshments.   The co-operation of the Parks and Landscaping Division is acknowledged.

Photo of poster advertising The Donaghmede Dash 2011

5K Donaghmede Dash for A-Z Children's Charity - Sunday 8th May

in association with Dublin City Council and Raheny Shamrocks

register online at

Separate 1.5k family fun lap at 4pm

Online entry €10

Family Fun Lap. Register on the day €5 per adult €2 per child.

Family fun day

Sunday 8th May 12PM to 5PM

Father Collins Park

Brilliant Bouncy Castles, Great Games, Mad Market stalls, Spots V Stripes & Much Much More!

Including The Donaghmede Dash!
Come along to watch or sign up on the day

For more details or to take a stall contact

Darndale Events Calendar

Download the Darndale Events Calendar for April 2011

Local Area Plan
Public Consultation for a Draft Local Area Plan (LAP) for the Clongriffin-Belmayne (North Fringe) area in Dublin 13.


Kilbarrack Housing Clinic

Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30am to 12:30pm

Dublin City Council
Unit 18/19 Greendale Shopping Centre
Greendale Road,
Kilbarrack, Dublin 17.

Image of St. Patricks 5k Road Race launch

Pictured launching the event is Dublin City Council’s Jim Kelly (centre) with Irish track legend and race director Eamonn Coghlan. With them is Eamonn’s son John, member of Ireland’s successful 2010 under-23 European cross country gold medal winning team, model Kate O’Neill (left) and former Galway Rose, Eimear O’Leary – both members of Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s Athletic Club


Dublin City Council will once again play a key role in hosting the 2011 Kleinwort Benson Investors St. Patrick’s 5k Festival Road Race, along with support from Metropolitan Harriers & St. Brigid’s Athletic Club and An Garda Síochána.

The race, from which part of the proceeds will go to the Marie Keating Foundation, will take place in Dublin on Sunday, 20th March, starting at 12.00 noon from the Mansion House on Dawson Street. From there, runners will follow a route through Georgian Dublin before returning again to the finish line at the Mansion House. Present to officially start the race will be the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Cllr. Gerry Breen.

In its sixth year, the race is a highlight of the annual St. Patrick’s Festival programme and a major element in attracting tourists and visitors to Dublin City. The first of only three city street races being held in Dublin this year, it is open to dedicated athletes, families and fun runners alike.

There is just no stopping Woodlawn Residents’ Association from the North Central Area in Dublin!

Following on from their success in winning the City Neighbourhoods Competition 2010 outright, they have also won the “Best Housing Estate in Ireland” category in the Pride of Place competition (  Local area staff assisted Woodlawn with their entry by producing a book and DVD to complement their application.  This can be viewed on and is also on the near home page:

Local TD and Minister for Transport, Noel Dempsey, announced the winners at the gala ceremony, which was hosted by Meath County Council in the Knightsbrook Hotel and part sponsored by Indaver and IPB on Saturday last, 13th November, 2010.

The Pride of Place Competition recognises and celebrates the vital contributions that community partnerships make to society. The focus is on people coming together to shape, change and enjoy all that is good about their local area. It differs from other similar projects in that they specifically recognise the involvement of the local community in all aspects of rural and urban regeneration including, promoting social cohesion, involvement in planning, the promotion of heritage and environmental awareness.

Many congratulations to Woodlawn and the North Central Area!

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Clongriffin to get Mobile Library Service!

For all you avid readers out there on the Northside, Clongriffin Town Centre will now have it’s own mobile Library Service.  Every Tuesday, commencing on Tuesday 7th September 2010,  the mobile library will be parked on the paved area in the centre of the Square at the station end of main street from 5.15pm  to 7.30pm. So why not come along and rediscover the joy of reading?  Keep the recession blues away and lose yourself in a good book!

Image of Box Clever Event

“Box Clever and Fight Litter in Darndale”


Free English Classes :
for 6 weeks starting Tuesday the 18th May at 2:30pm, Unit 60, Main Street, Clongriffin.

Intercultural Coffee Morning:
Wednesday the 19th May, 11am-1pm, Unit 60, Main Street, Clongriffin.

Football Blitz for young men (15-21yrs).
Football Blitz taking place between four youth projects: Bonnybrook, Priorswood, Ballymun and Kilmore. This initiative will link the groups together and help form a common bond. Priorswood Park on Saturday the 15th May 1-4pm.


Variety show for European Neighbours Day - Wednesday the 26th May from 7:30pm - Artane Beaumont Recreation Centre

Annual North Central Area Variety Show to celebrate European Neighbours Day. This variety show showcases local acts and was a huge success last year.

  • Date: Wednesday the 26th May from 7:30pm
  • Venue: Artane Beaumont Recreation Centre


Tickets available from Monday the 10th May to Wednesday the 12th May between 10am and 4pm. Books early as tickets will go quickly.



  • Madeleine Ebbs- 086 8150286
  • Ciaran Mahony- 086 8150799
  • Antoinette Hayden- 087 6428049
5k Donaghmede Dash poster

5K Donaghmede Dash for A-Z Children's Charity

in association with Dublin City Council and Raheny Shamrocks

register online at

Separate 1.5k family fun lap at 4pm

Online entry €10
Registration on the day €5 per adult €2 per child

Download The North Central Areas Events Diary

Watch this space – The “Backers” Exhibition Launch


North Central’s Father Collins Park wins two Zurich LAMA Awards


Photo of Zurich LAMA Awards


International Women's Day

International Women’s Day, held annually on 8th March, is an international day of celebration where thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate their achievements.

Read more about International Women's Day here

International Women's Day Logo

Dublin City Council's Development Plan Area information Drop-In Days Schedule

The Dublin Cross Country Championships are taking place on Sunday, 1st November, in St. Anne's Park, from 11.00am. Hosted by Raheny Shamrocks Athletics Club & DCC. Access from Watermill Road/All Saints Road, Raheny. All Welcome
Edenmore Pilot Scheme  

    For more information

    Dublin City Council
    North Central Area Office (Head Office)
    Northside Civic Centre
    Bunratty Road
    Dublin 17

    Opening Hours: 9.15 am to 4.00 pm

    Tel: 01 222 8861
    Fax: 01 877 5851

    North Central Area Local Arts Programme


    July 9th 10th & 11th


    12 Noon – 6pm

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     Art Exhibition poster image

    Northside Music Showcase

    July 17th


    Trinity Sports and Leisure Complex,
    Hole in the Wall Road,
    Dublin 13.

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    Image of Poster for Northside Music Showcase                

    Champions Sports Day



    Fitness in the Park