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

Community Games

The Dalkey Dashers commence training for the Community Games on Wednesday 03rd April at 7.00pm. Training takes place every Wednesday evening from 7pm until 8pm in the Loreto Dalkey school hockey pitches. Everyone between 6 years and 14 years living in the Dalkey area...

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Dalkey Community Council’s Art Exhibition 2018

The Dalkey Community Council’s Annual Art Exhibition will take place in Our Lady’s Hall, Castle Street, Dalkey from Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018. Entry forms, together with full payment, must be submitted by post (no entries will be taken at the door) to...

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DCC is looking for Road Reps

Are you interested in becoming involved in our community? Dalkey Community Council is looking for Road Reps to help distribute the Monthly Newsletter. We are especially looking for help in Springhill Park as the Road Rep for this area delivers 85 copies and another...

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Dalkey Community Council Annual Collection

Dalkey Community Council Limited would like to thank all residents who have contributed to the Council’s Annual Collection through the collection envelopes recently. Your generosity is most appreciated, as without your help the Community Council could not bring you...

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