Monthly meeting next Wednesday 4th May – 8.00 pm Parish Centre – Come along to let us know your views.We try to finish by 9/9.30p.m.
Runs in the Park –
Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May ARC 10 K run some road closures from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Ashtown Gate/No right turn inside from 9.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Saturday 7th May – Darkness into Light – some road closures from 3.00 a.m. – 6.45 a.m.
New trees for the Park – Many larger older trees have had to be felled due to danger and disease such as Ganoderma and Kretzschmaria Deusta which can cause crown or trunk collapse. In commemoration of 1916 a new avenue of 185 Plane Trees is being planted along Furze Road (across main Avenue from Visitor Centre). Think about planting a tree, suitable to smaller gardens, for next generation to enjoy. www.phoenixpark.ie
Notice from Fingal County Council…
It is proposed to temporarily close Ashtown Road at the level crossing from 8.00 p.m. on Friday 6th May 2016 to 10.00 a.m. on Sunday 8th May 2016 to facilitate the carrying out of maintenance works by Iarnród Eireann at this location.
The alternative route available is via River Road, Dunsink Lane and Navan Road (N3).
Pedestrian access will be maintained.
Any interested person may lodge an objection in writing with Mick Carroll, Administrative Officer, Castleknock Mulhuddart Operational Area, Fingal County Council, Grove Road, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, to arrive no later than 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday 20th April 2016.
Proposals have been released today for the creation of a pedestrian plaza on College Green with effect from mid-2017. This would result in new routes and stops for all bus routes currently using this thoroughfare. Details can be found here.
Sunday 10th April – Great Ireland Run, Phoenix Park – some road closures from 6.00a.m. – 4.30p.m.Ashtown Gate closed 9.30 – 10.30 and 12.00 – 4.00 Restrictions at Cabra Gate from 9.30 – 4.00
Saturday 7th May – Darkness into Light Run – all roads will be reopened by 7am
Saturday 21st May – Calcutta Run – Ashtown, Cabra and NCR gates to be closed between 11am and 12.30pm
Finally, friend to the Community Council, John McCullen ex-Superintendent of the Phoenix Park, has produced, in conjunction with the OPW a beautiful illustrated history of the Phoenix Park. Details here.