Ard Na Gréine Residents’ Association
Good news – the green area off Slademore Avenue has been officially rezoned as a Z9 green space
(recreational and environmental purposes) in the recently published Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028. It will be known as “Slademore Park”.
This has been a long, and often frustrating, struggle with Dublin City Council over a number of years and we would like once again to thank Councillors Barron and Brabazon for their help. We don’t usually single out individual members of our committee, but in this case we would like to acknowledge the trojan work of Philip Briggs and Paul Geoghegan.
Our next step will be to get the site made suitable for recreational use as per the rezoning. The council could try again in the context of the next development plan to rezone the site. We will have to be vigilant about it and try to arrange for the space to be used positively for some form of additional community use to ensure that it is protected into the future. We feel that proposals as to its future use should come from residents and not be left to Dublin City Council. We would welcome any suggestions to the email address above.
Members of our Committee are collecting the yearly subscription of €20, and we know that they will be received with the usual generosity and courtesy as in former years. Due to the Covid restrictions we have been unable to collect subscriptions since 2019. In addition, we have had a number of long serving committee members retire. Unfortunately, we were not able to organize Residents Association Santa this year. We were hoping to get back on track this year but given the age profile of the current committee this was not possible. We will continue to try to catch up and hopefully Santa will be back next year.
The Ard Na Gréine Residents’ Association will be 50 years in existence in 2023 and we hope to celebrate what is a tremendous achievement and attract some new blood.
We take this opportunity once again to thank residents for their support both financially and in helping with the upkeep of the estate and we wish everyone a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.