Dalkey Community Council was born out of a tragedy when the entire Howard family was lost in a house fire in 1974. With such an amount of community, and indeed national grief, it was felt that an active community based organisation was necessary to assist and support the growing community of Dalkey at that time. The Community Council was formed on the back of the success of the Ladies Club and a formal inauguration was held in Hyde Road presided over by the the President Erskine Childers.

The overall improvement in the general well-being of people in Dalkey during this time is marked. One of the methods used successfully has been the regular publication of a Newsletter, which is believed to be the longest running community-based newsletter run entirely on a voluntary basis. Indeed, the entire Community Council is run by residents who are volunteers in their community and new members are always most welcome.


The Community Council has striven to build on the initial goals as listed in the 1974 Memorandum:

  • To increase community harmony and fellowship.
  • To foster the well-being of all the inhabitants of Dalkey without distinction of any nature whatsoever.
  • To foster facilities in the interest of social well-being, health, recreation and leisure.

Executive Committee 2018

Eithna Blake (Executive Member/Functions)

Rosaleen Callaghan (Functions)

Gerard Coakley (Newsletter Editor)

Elaine Feely (Assistant Secretary)

Martine Lavery (Executive Member/Functions)

Dr Susan Mc Donnell (Chairman and Planning)

Danny Merity (Distribution)

Eileen O’Duffy (DCC website)

Ed O’Neill (Treasurer)

Ann Perry (Assistant Editor, Advertising and Secretary)

Eileen White (Executive Member/Functions)

News from Dalkey Community Council

Dalkey Community Council’s Art Exhibition 2019

Dalkey Community Council’s Art Exhibition 2019

Dalkey Community Council’s Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Our Lady’s Hall, Castle Street, Dalkey, from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2019. Entry forms, together with full payment, must be submitted by post (no entries will be taken at the door) to...

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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...

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Bullock Harbour Judicial Review

Bullock Harbour Judicial Review

The Bullock Harbour Preservation Association have taken legal advice and the only option is to seek a judicial review in the High Court. The High Court is the only body that has the power to quash a decision by a public body such as An Bord Pleanála. However, this is...

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Dalkey u11 Mini Rugby All Ireland National Champions

Dalkey the newly crowned Leinster champions travelled to Limerick on the 26th May where they secured a good win against Ulster representatives St. Patrick’s of Cavan and thereby securing a place in the final against Munster champions Limerick Regional. An extremely...

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Proposed new Dalkey Pastoral and Community Centre

On Thursday May 23rd 7.30pm at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, details will be presented on a major proposal which could change the face of Castle Street. The concept is to create a new Pastoral & Community Centre to replace the role of the present Our Lady's...

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Dalkey Olympic Gold Medallist

The Special Olympics World Games 2019 were held recently in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and featured 7,500 Athletes from 190 Countries competing in 24 Sports. Team Ireland sent 91 Athletes in 12 Sports. They experienced great success. Andrew Simington and his Unified Partner Phyl...

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Dalkey Community Games – Swimming

The Dalkey Community Swimming team had a very successful competition on Sunday 07th April when they participated in the Dublin Community Games Swimming Finals in the Tallaght Sports Complex. They brought home 8 individual Gold medals and 1 Gold Relay Team and 2 Silver...

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Dalkey Community Games – U11 Rugby

Congratulations to the Dalkey U11 Community Games Rugby team who won the Dublin County Community Games championships at Skerries on Saturday 23rd March. After a strong semi-final performance against host team Skerries the Dalkey u11’s faced a strong Clontarf u11’s...

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Dalkey Community Games – Dalkey Dashers

Under clear blue skies Dalkey Dashers 2019 season commenced on Wednesday 10th April. Over two hundred enthusiastic and excited athletes were ready to get started. The Manager Conor Patton and his team of coaches quickly sorted out the chaos, set up the age groups and...

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Dalkey Community Council Annual Collection

The April edition of the DCC Newsletter includes an envelope for our Annual Collection. We would appreciate if you could put your contribution into it and return it to your road representative or simply put it into the Community Council’s post-box on the table in the...

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