Log On To Learn

Log On To Learn

What is Log On To Learn IT or computer literacy is often an issue for Older People who may not have had the opportunity to learn how to use a computer or discover the Internet. One effect of the widening of the digital divide is the exclusion of Older People from many aspects of modern life, due to their lack of basic computer skills. Stratford College's latest initiative in their literacy campaign is Log On to Learn, an initiative bringing Transition Year students and Older People together to share computer and life skills.  ...

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RRA Garden Competition 2016

RRA Garden Competition 2016

Our ever popular Garden Competition returns for 2016! The competition itself takes place during June and July with our judges busily examing the local gardening talent that has become very evident over the last number of years.  To enter all you have to do is have your front garden in good shape during the period June and July.  Below are our rules and details relating to categories and prizes. Please note: you can download and print the below rules and details by clicking here (PDF) - please spread the word and let your neighbours know...

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Dodder Action Group

Dodder Action Group

The RRA would like to draw your attention to the sterling work undertaken by the Dodder Action Group (www.dodderactiondublin.com).  The group was formed three years ago to build a community along the River Dodder to maximise its potential as a wonderful resource for all to enjoy. The Dodder Action Group have been very active in making submissions to the three Councils of South Dublin (SDCC), Dublin City (DCC) and Dun Laoghaire Rathdown (DLR) who have proposed the development of the Dodder Greenway: a linked-up continuous linear park along the river...

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The prevention of litter act 1997

We came across an interesting section of the The prevention of litter act 1997 (full copy of the bye-law linked to below) which places an onus on owners of private property to maintain a clean and clear area free of litter. We draw your attention specifically to Section 3 of part 2 of the act which requires the owner or occupier of a property which has an outdoor area visible from a public place to keep such an area free of litter. Failure to do so can result in a fine or prosecution by the local authority.  This is...

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Building work has begun on the “Marianella” site - Orwell Road

Building work has begun on the “Marianella” site - Orwell Road

Work has commenced on the redevelopment of the Marianella site which will see the demolition of the Redemptorist monastery and the construction of some 240/250 apartments and houses. It is likely that work will continue for a period of two years. The Association has set a in place a liaison group which will regularly meet with the developer (Cairn Homes www.cairnhomes.ie). It is planned that such contact will enable any problems that arise during construction and that are impacting on local neighbours can be dealt with expeditiously. if you have any concerns or questions please email info@rathgarresidentsassociation.ie ...

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Building on the Redemptorists Site (“Marianella”) - 75 Orwell Road Rathgar

Building on the Redemptorists Site (“Marianella”) - 75 Orwell Road Rathgar

Building work has commenced on the development of this site in recent weeks. The Association has had a meeting with Cairn Homes with a view on how to minimise  the impact on the local community during the demolition and construction phases of this project. The Association will continue to liaise with Cairn Homes during all phases of this project.  Should you have any issues that arise from this project please email us at info@rathgarresidentsassociation.ie and we will raise them with Cairn Homes. Photo courtesy of Cairn Homes www.cairnhomes.com. 

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Link January 2016 Available Online

Link January 2016 Available Online

Our bi-annual publication LINK is now available for download online!  Click here to download.

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A History of Rathgar Book Launch (9th Dec 7pm Rathgar Bookshop)

The book launch of "Rathgar a History" by Maurice Curtis will take place on 9th December at 7 pm in the Rathgar Book Shop.  All are welcome!

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The Rathgar Walking Trail launches Sat 26th Sept 2pm in Rathgar

The Rathgar Walking Trail launches Sat 26th Sept 2pm in Rathgar

Join us for the launch of the Rathgar Walking Trail with historian Pat Liddy.  The tour will last approximately 90 minutes and will be a lively and envigorating walk through the history of our area.  Tour departs from Herzog Park (behind the AIB in Rathgar Village) on Saturday 26th September at 2pm. The Rathgar Walking Trail Map & Guide has been produced by the Rathgar Residents Association and Dublin City Council. 

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2015 Garden Competition Winners

A big thank you to all those in the area who did such a great job looking after their gardens this year!  Below are the winners of this year's Garden Competition.  Big thanks also to all the local businesses who supported the 2015 competition! Best kept hedge Colin O’Mahony, Highfield Road Paul + Liz Duggan, Highfield Road Best accommodation for bin in garden setting Fionnuala Price, Orwell Park Garden with balance between hard surface and green surface Therese O’Sullivan, St.Kevin’s Park Orla Murray, Maxwell Road Garden in bloom Michael McGarry, Frankfort Avenue ...

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