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


First Dalkey Newsletter April 1974

Take a look at the first Dalkey Community Council Newsletter from April 1974. We have come a long way since then.
We plan on archiving all of the early newsletters from 1974-2002 online here on the DCC website. If any reader has a substantial collection of early newsletters they would be willing to lend us to scan, please contact