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

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HAPPY FRIDAY - THE END OF ANOTHER BUSY DTT WEEK Our Volunteers were back again at work this week in an effort to catch up on the Covid-19 Lockdown period. We are doing our best. Bags of litter collected, planting and flower bed maintenance continues and grass cutting down at EIRE at Hawk Cliff was completed today Thank you to all for giving us your time and efforts - greatly…

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URGENT - KEEP OUR TERNS SAFE ON DALKEY ISLAND Terns are nesting on Dalkey Island. BirdWatch Ireland has erected fencing around the breeding areas to protect these birds as their eggs and chicks are difficult to see and easily trampled under foot. Please do not cross the fencing or bring your dogs to the island. Over the last couple of months people have been seen on the colony and several…

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DLRCC RELEASES DETAILS OF CASTLE STREET AREA UPGRADING PROGRAMME - July 8th 2020 Over recent weeks, individuals representing Dalkey residents, restaurants, pubs, shops, Community Council, Dalkey Tidy Towns and the Church, have exchanged thoughts and ideas with DLRCC on how to make the general Castle Street area safer from a Covid-19 viewpoint and also to make it more enjoyable for pedestrians and cyclists. Today, DLRCC have provided all the details…

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DALKEY ENERGY SURVEY NOW OPEN If you live in Dalkey and have not yet had a chance to join in our DTT HOME ENERGY SURVEY, here is the Link and it only takes a few minutes to help. The anonymous results might just lead to warmer homes, lower costs and also help us to support environment improvement programmes. Your help will be greatly appreciated 🙂 #SEAI SEAI #DLRCC DLR EN…