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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Taking advantage of some nice weather, our Teams were out in force again this week. Weeding and planting on Castle Street at Masonic Hall will create some lovely colour next Summer. Repairing a broken wall and plastering in the SuperValu Car Park have tidied up an eyesore too. As ever, our Litter Pickers removed four sacks plastic wrappers, bottles and cans. IF YOU SEE ANY LITTER, DO PLEASE HELP BY PUTTING IT IN ONE OF THE BIG BELLY BINS. Big thanks to Susan, Fiona, Linda, Una, Shelly, Alan, John, Brian, Brendan, Des, Sylvia, Paddy, Mary, Terry and Marius

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This morning, our DTT team cleared sacks of leaves from Convent Road - having unblocked drains there earlier this week. If storm leaves are not cleared quickly throughout our housing areas now, flooding is guaranteed. All help appreciated.

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With Lorenzo now heading our way from the south Atlantic, we did not expect to see Bullock Harbour being pounded so early in the season. As predicted, global warming is making each storm more threatening than anticipated some years ago. Add rising sea levels to that and who knows what lies ahead for these low coastal areas.

As a possible construction site, clearly decisions made some time ago and with a lot more science backed data now available, nobody in their right mind would consider exposing themselves to these elements of nature at this location.