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

General maintenance

  • 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

Committee 2018

The committee members are:
Paddy Rigney (Chairman)
Frank Dillon
Malcolm Connolly
Terry Wheatley
Blaithín O’Brien
Dr. Susan Mc Donnell
Des Burke Kennedy

Volunteers Welcome

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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Dalkey Tidy Towns, a voluntary community group, aiming to keep Dalkey a beautiful heritage town, maintaining streets and parks and creating new facilities.

Dalkey Tidy Towns

Dalkey Tidy Towns

2 days 22 hours ago

THERE IS ONLY ONE WORD FOR THIS - FANTASTIC It has been a long but well worthwhile journey. DLRCC and Dalkey Tidy Towns team had a plan - and that was to turn SORRENTO PARK in to a Pollinator Park. We have just reached a major milestone on this journey and that is the paving upgrade. You must come and see the transition. Well done to our friends in DLRCC…

Dalkey Tidy Towns

Dalkey Tidy Towns

2 days 23 hours ago

GREAT SATURDAY COFFEE, SIX FULL SACKS AND A BUSY DTT TEAM What a great morning ! Our Volunteers kept Dalkey gleaming once again and filled SIX sacks of litter, the worst being from careless party goers yet again in Dillon's Park. Brian, Miriam, Ciara, Bridget, Des, Shelly and the team were out in force as usual. Fortunately, Louis and Roberts Coffee lifted the spirits / many thanks for the highlight…

Dalkey Tidy Towns

Dalkey Tidy Towns

3 days 20 hours ago

SORRENTO PARK UPGRADE NOW WELL UNDERWAY. Over the past few years, DTT and DLRCC have worked closely together on the conversion of Sorrento Park in to a unique Pollinator Park. Following many interruptions, COVED-19 restrictions, etc, major progress was made this week. We all saw the base tarmac surface laid to create a smooth surface and this is now being overlaid with a very attractive brown resin product which really…

Dalkey Tidy Towns

Dalkey Tidy Towns

4 days 19 hours ago

TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS TOM AND RUAIRI TO THE RESCUE IN DILLON'S PARK Today was another lovely one for our DTT team in Dillon's Park. We are resurrecting a special picnic site around the old Cordyline tree. Volunteers Alan, Michael, Des and Frank have an average age which is a bit on the high side 🙂 Today, Blackrock College Transition Year students Tom and Ruairi brought that average right down and…

Dalkey Tidy Towns

6 days 48 minutes ago

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