Ireland’s longest running voluntary newsletter

First published in 1974, the Dalkey Community Council newsletter holds the record for the longest running, voluntary community-based free publication in Ireland. The newsletter is treasured by locals as an invaluable source for local news and issues as well as local business tradespeople. The newsletter includes a summary of the latest Dalkey Community Council meeting, updates from Dalkey Heritage Centre and Dalkey Tidy Towns, local planning applications, news from local churches, local history, schools, drama societies and sports clubs and forthcoming events. In addition there are regular columns such as ‘My Garden’ by Philippa Thomas, ‘Maritime Dalkey’ by Jehan Ashmore and ‘Nature Corner’ by Michael Ryan.



Editorial team

Gerard Coakley (Editor)
Ann Perry (Assistant Editor/Advertising)
Danny Merrity (Distribution)
Dr Susan Mc Donnell


Newsletter Archives

Newsletter archive 2020-2021

Newsletter archive 2011-2019

Newsletter archive 2003-2010


50th anniversary April 2024 Newsletter

50th anniversary April 2024 Newsletter

Dalkey Community Council celebrates the Golden Anniversary of the newsletter this month. This edition marks the 50th year of continuous publication from the first newsletter published in April 1974. Read the  April 2024 newsletter online