Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary attended the opening of Drumcondra Mens Shed at Rosmini GAA Club House on Botanic Avenue.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is an initiative from Drumcondra Tidy Villages and Rosmini GAA supported by Dublin City Council.  Drumcondra Village is increasing dominated by traffic and congestion which makes it easy to forget that it is one of…

Parnell Cultural Quarter

Six years on from the launch of the Parnell Square Cultural Quarter, Mary renews her call to the Minister for Finance and the Government to provide funding for the redevelopment of Parnell Square. In 2013 Mary welcomed the announcement by Dublin City Council to regenerate the old Colaiste Mhuire buildings on Parnell Square, build a…

Cabra Mens Shed

Mary has been a friend and supporter of Cabra Mens Shed since it was first established.  They are a great group of men who meet weekly to share knowledge, experience and skills.   They are always available and willing to get involved and help out with other community groups and activities.  They are a real positive…

Cabra Pitch

Together with Cllrs McGrattan and Perry, Mary’s motion calling on DCC to progress a proposal for a full sized all weather soccer pitch in Cabra, was unanimously passed at November 2019 Central Area Commiteee.  Mary will work with DCC, the FAI and the local soccer community to progress this exciting initiative.    Anyone involved in…

Moore Street

Mary chaired the second meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum on Moore Street in City Hall on November 4th 2019, draft minutes HERE. Mary welcomed the update from Dublin City Council that two new traders will commence on the Street and a third applicant is being processed. The Lord Mayors Forum has been tasked by…

Markets MUGA

Mary was delighted to represent the Lord Mayor at the official opening of the Markets Multi Use Games Area (or MUGA) in this ancient part of our capital city. Community Leaders from Saint Michans House, Kevin Barry House, Henrietta House, Ormond Square, Constitution Hill & Chancery House as well as members of the Markets Muga…

Dublin Literary Awards

On November 11, 2019 on behalf of the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Mary officially launched the Dublin Literary Award 2020. The Dublin Literary Award is a Dublin City Council initiative recognised internationally for its promotion of excellence in world literature as well as for its promotion of Irish writing internationally. The 156 books eligible for…

St Bernards Reopened

On October 31st 2019 Mary was delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Dublin City to reopen St Bernards Youth Club on Fassaugh Avenue. St Bernards was first opened in 1969 and for many decades local volunteers ran a vibrant and fun Youth Club on the premises. The Youth Club ceased to operate in the…

Moore Street Forum

Following appointment by Lord Mayor of Dublin City to Chair the Lord Mayor’s Forum on Moore Street, Mary chaired the first meeting of the Lord Mayors Forum.  The meeting was attended by relatives of 1916, Moore Street Business owners, City Councillors and City Council Management.   Matters discussed included the working of the Lord Mayors…

Drumcondra Mens Shed

Mary is delighted to help Drumcondra Tidy Villages set-up a “Drumcondra Mens Shed”.  Huge thanks to Rosmini GAA for providing use of their premises and Dublin City Council for guidance and support.  The Drumcondra Mens Shed is inviting people living in Drumcondra and interested in undertaking environmental works in our community to get in touch…