Dalkey Tidy Towns is a voluntary community group that aims to keep Dalkey a beautiful heritage town by maintaining the streets and parks in the area. The Dalkey Tidy Towns committee work with many other voluntary bodies to improve our town’s environment, together with the support of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council.
DTT Achievements 2017
- An Tasice Ocean Heroes Group of the Year
- DLRCC Tidy Districts Competition
- Best Town Overall winner 2017
- DCC Endeavour Award
- National Tidy Towns Competition (Dalkey in the top 5% of 870 centres)
- Second place/Highly commended in County Awards
- Winner gold medal for the second year.
Major Projects 2017
- Dalkey Seven Castles: DTT initiated the creation of 7 specially commissioned bronze icons that have been inserted into the pavement along Castle St. at the original castle locations.
- Dillon’s Park: the restoration of public access to large areas and to vistas across to Dalkey Island that have been lost for years. An ancient well was discovered after the removal of very heavy overgrowth at the lower part of the park. This work is ongoing.
- Bulloch Harbour: The Harbour Improvement Programme involves working and liaising with the owners Dublin Port. DTT accepted responsibility for the day-to-day Maintenance Programme agreed with Dublin City Port. DTT with Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association spearheaded a major community response to address a large scale inappropriate quayside development at the former Western Marine site.
- Sorrento Park Summit Viewing Area: DTT completed the installation of the viewing area with benches and a stone compass. DTT continue to press for this park’s restoration for the benefit of locals and visitors to Dalkey.
- Vico Road: DTT cut back the overgrowth of gorse and brambles along the road
- Graffiti: when this is reported, tags are photographed and then removed as soon as possible
- Cleaning and removal of excessive vegetation and litter from a number of sites
- Planted areas –DTT maintain the planted areas weeding year round and supplying plants
- Litter patrols –in total 140 DTT litter patrols operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
The committee members are:
Paddy Rigney (Chairman)
Dr. Susan Mc Donnell
Des Burke Kennedy
Do you have a free hour or two each week? We’d love you to join us. Our litter patrols operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10.30am. Meet at ‘Writers Corner’, Castle Street.
Visit the Dalkey Tidy Towns website and see what’s been achieved and how much more needs to be done.
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ELECTION POSTERS AND THEIR 400 YEAR LIFE ! THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE MATERIAL. If Poster Board plastic material was used in the year 1620 by the Pilgrims on board the Mayflower and left behind, it would only now be decomposing ! Already, over 150 towns in Ireland have been declared Poster-Free – and Dalkey is just one of these. NEWS FLASH - 222 TOWNS NOW POSTER FREE ZONES 🙂 Already,…
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KERB CLEANING IS FUN IN A SOAKING STORM Last year, our DTT Team cleared almost 8 km of roadside kerb weeds by hand ! Leslie Avenue leading to Coliemore Road was one of the worst. To make the job easier in 2020, this morning we removed the debris, dead leaves and accumulating mud along that road in the hope that the weeds will not return. BIG thanks to Michael, Martin…
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