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.

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DALKEY'S "SAVE ENERGY HOME SHOW" - ONLY TWO WEEKS TO GO ! Have you ever used a Carbon Calculator? The EPA’s Carbon Calculator will be at our "Save Energy at Home Show" on Sunday 8 March 2020 between 12 noon and 4pm in Dalkey Town Hall. (FREE ENTRY) What distance is your daily commute, kilowatt hours on your electricity bill, your space and hot water heating and air travel? Bring…

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WORKING ON 237 CAT'S LADDER STEPS TODAY Have you ever climbed 237 steps just for fun ? If not, try the Cat's Ladder which links Torca Road to the Vico Road 🙂 Today, our DTT team cleaned it up for you. Debris on the steps can be dangerous for walkers. Overhanging stuff could spoil your hair do. We will finish this job next Tuesday morning but in the meantime, do…

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IRISH RAIL WORKING ON DART TRACK NEAR DALKEY If you hear some strange noises at night and live near the Dart track on the north side of Dalkey, here is a message from Irish Rail to explain. "A compound area adjacent to Gosworth Park will be used throughout the work period for the storage of materials and the access/egress of on-track machinery. Materials will also be stored at various trackside…

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DTT & DLRCC TEAM EFFORT THIS MORNING IN ST PATRICK'S SQUARE Once known as Greenmount, the lovely cottages of St Patrick's Square in Dalkey all face a well maintained planted garden. Over the past few weeks, our Dalkey Tidy Towns team started the annual clearing of weeds and pruning. Today, our DTT team straightened all the edges of the flower beds and just as we finished, our good friends in…

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OUR ENERGY TIP FOR ALL Don’t let heat go up the chimney. If you’re not using a fireplace in your home then consider investing in a chimney balloon that can shut out the cold. Learn more at the Save Energy at Home Show, Sunday, 8 March from 12.00 to 4.00, Dalkey Town Hall. FREE ADMISSION. SEAI DLR EN - Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Environmental Network