Welcome to the Harold’s Cross Community site

 


Photos: Esther Moliné

The Community Council

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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 xpress@haroldscross.org

Bat Conservation Ireland Daubenton’s Bat Training Workshop Herbert Park,The Hive, July 14th 8.30 pm

bat1As part of Bat Conservation Irelands Annual Daubentons Bat Survey , Dublin City Council wiil be hosting a Daubentons 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 Daubentons Bat is known as the water bat because of its preference to roost and feed close to water such as rivebat2rs 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 Daubentons 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.  Its 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

Poetry photos

Photos from Poetry at Rosies, Thursday, 12th May, 2016

 

 

Hugh McFadden

Hugh McFadden

Hugh McFadden

Hugh McFadden

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Listening intensely!

Listening intensely!

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Pearse and Eoin

Pearse and Eoin

MC, Alison O'Connor

MC, Alison O’Connor

Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin

Michael O'Loughlin

Michael O’Loughlin

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Eamon Carr

Eamon Carr

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Eamon Carr

Eamon Carr

Catherine Ann Cullen

Catherine Ann Cullen

Hugh McFadden

Hugh McFadden

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Alan Moore

Alan Moore

Eamon Carr

Eamon Carr

Catherine Ann Cullen

Catherine Ann Cullen

Catherine Ann Cullen

Catherine Ann Cullen

Alan Moore

Alan Moore

MC, Alison O'Connor

MC, Alison O’Connor

Alan Moore

Alan Moore

Eamon Carr

Eamon Carr

moloughlin photo

Michael O’Loughlin

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