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:

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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CASEIN PAINTING OUTLASTED THE PYRAMIDS Casein paint is known to have been used by artists nine thousand years ago in cave painting ! Using this milk based medium, some of the Old Masters also used it in more recent times. It seems to last forever and holds its colours far better than oils based paints. Today, we were delighted to see an artist using casein paints in Dillon's Park -

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JUNK KOUTURE NEEDS AN IMPRESSIVE STAGE Young creators all over Ireland are finding ways to cope with Covid restrictions. Using junk to produce great designs The 2021 Junk Kouture Competition is just now coming to its final days. In Dalkey today, some of our local entrants needed a stage for their photos and they selected Coliemore Harbour and Dillon's Park. Good luck to all and well done on making the

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DILLON'S PARK GETS A CLOSE HAIRCUT TODAY As the lower levels of Dillon's Park are beyond the reach of the DLR Contractor's mowers, that is when our DTT team moves in. Our five Volunteers, two Strimmers, two Hoes and a Mower arrived early this morning - and just look at it now. Strimming sideways like a goat on the sloping banks down to the sea is a real back breaker

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WHAT HAPPENED THREE DAYS AFTER OUR GREAT DALKEY LITTER BLITZ Last Saturday, 72 friends and neighbours filled 16 sacks with litter from the area. What a fantastic effort. Today, EIGHTEEN regular DTT Volunteers, armed again with pickers and bags, were back on the beat and headed for the Castle Street area, Ulverton Steps and Dillon's Park. NINE MORE BAGS OF LITTER WERE COLLECTED ! This really does need a serious

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ROGER CASEMENT ON THE WAY HOME TO DUN LAOGHAIRE SEASHORE Humanitarian, Poet, Nationalist and Politician, Roger Casement will soon be almost able to see his home of birth in Sandycove in 1864. As the last to be executed in 1916 for his role in the Easter Uprising, this very impressive memorial was unveiled last week by DLR An Cathaoirleach, Una Power. It will finally be positioned on top of that