Autumn view from Robert Emmet Bridge
Winter view from Robert Emmet bridge
Russian Orthodox Church from the Park
Photos: Esther Moliné
The Community Council
The Community Council was originally set up in 2007 when a significant number of sites had become available for redevelopment. As residents of the locality we wished to be proactive in the redevelopment process and to serve the community by improving the delivery of community services and facilities, encouraging positive citizenship and encouraging educational and cultural events.
To that end, since 2009 we’ve had a community festival every year in May which includes Children’s Carnival, Music, Art, Literature, History and Walking tours.
We have also had very successful Light up the Tree events since 2014 in Harold’s Cross park.
In November 2013, Harold’s Cross won the Cities Category of the 2013 / 2014 All Island Irish Public Bodies Pride of Place Competition. The organisation of these events has meant a growing number of residents from all over the Harold’s Cross area volunteering and getting to know their neighbours better.
If you wish to contact the Harolds Cross community council please e-mail email@example.com
Yoga will be recommencing on 20th September in Harold’s Cross Pastoral Centre from 7.30 to 9pm for 12 weeks. The cost is EUR144.
For further information, contact the teacher Helena Downey at 087 6561411.
As part of Bat Conservation Ireland’s Annual Daubenton’s Bat Survey , Dublin City Council wiil be hosting a Daubenton’s Bat Talk and walk in Herbert Park, Ballsbridge from 8.30 pm to 10.30 pm on July 14th. This guided workshop will be given by Tina Aughney of Bat Conservation Ireland as part of the preparation for the Annual Daubenton’s Bat Survey which will be conducted over August. Training on bat surveying will be given using bat detectors on the bank of the River Dodder. The Daubenton’s Bat is known as the water bat because of its preference to roost and feed close to water such as rivers and lakes. It is easy to identify because it is the only species of all our nine resident species of bat that can be seen continuously skimming the water surface as it is feeds on insects. A Daubenton’s Bat which typically can weigh between 7 grams to 11 grams can increase its body weight by 57% after and hour feeding on a waterway. It’s presence on a waterway is a good indication of biodiversity and water quality. Bats are a protected species under wildlife legislation and you can help with their conservation by participating in this citizen science event
Kate O’Connell TD has organised a public meeting regarding the future of the Harold’s Cross Stadium
Meeting will be chaired independently.
Invited to speak are:
Irish Greyhound Board/Bord na gCon,
Irish Greyhound Breeders Association
Harold’s Cross Village Community Council