Over the course of nine days, from 18th – 26th May 2019, over 50 FREE, family-friendly events will be taking place all over Ireland celebrating our diverse species and habitats. Check out our Events section from next week to see what’s taking place near you. See https://biodiversityweek.ie/ for details.
What better way of celebrating the start of National Biodiversity Week than by turning up in your old clothes on Saturday May 18th at 10 a.m. to clean the river banks and make them fit for summer? The Doonybrook meeting point is at the Iron Bridge, Brookvale Road
It was all hands on deck as the Village got a spring clean, despite inclement weather conditions. Thanks to all who came and a big thank you to Donnybrook Fair, Roly's Bistro Ballsbridge and Base Pizza Ballsbridge for their kind donations for the reception afterwards with our TidyTowns neighbours in Ballsbridge at the Hive in Herbert Park.
Donnybrook will be participating in the #KeepDublinBeautiful city-wide clean-up operation on Saturday 27th April starting at 11am at the Plaza. All equipment will be provided and we really would love to see new and old supporters come along. Especially families.
Also, there is a Dodder clean-up being organized by Dodder Action meeting at the Iron Bridge on Beaver Row starting at 10am for those that would like to start and get away early. Dodder Action Day clean up is cancelled due to severe risk posed by high winds / trees etc. It has been rescheduled for May 18th ( Please help out with the Donnybrook cleanup at 11am - see above ) . See https://www.dodderaction.org for more details.
The EPA have funded a Streamscapes brochure to celebrate the River Dodder. Local community representatives, photographers and historians all contributed to create a unique Dodder Streamscapes brochure for the river catchment. It contains images of some of the animals and heritage along the river and also contains stories and memories from local people.
The Donnybrook Tidy Towns public information evening 2019 will be held on Monday 11th Feb @ 6:30pm in Hampton Hotel, Donnybrook. All Welcome.
Please come along and hear their plans for the Village.
Donnybrook TidyTowns was presented with the silver medal for Sustainable Development Award at the regional event in Abbeyshrule on Thursday 6th Dec. Following on from title of ‘Best Urban Village in Dublin 2018’ and silver as the ‘Best residential area to live in 2018’ awards presented by Dublin City Council, this was the crowning achievement in what was a spectacular year for the group.
The Donnybrook Village Christmas Tree Light Up will take place on Sat 2nd Dec at 7pm at the village plaza.
Santa on his one horse open sleigh, the snow queen, St Marys NS choir andand a great singer songwriter in Angel and her band.
Donnybrook Tidy Towns in association Dublin City Council are promoting a leaf cleanup initiative "Don’t Leaf It To Others". Also know as the blue bag cleanup.