Fruit Trees in Belgrave Square?

posted 5 Jun 2018, 08:59 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 5 Jun 2018, 09:04 ]

Colm Walsh, one of our Belgrave Road members, writes:
I am looking for support, and any input into designing a pollinator-friendly area along the eastern wall of the upper section of Belgrave Square. Michael Noonan, [the Senior Executive Parks Superintendent] , is very supportive, he also suggested additional areas, e.g.. along the granite wall where there is a grass strip facing the playground.
I am thinking of involving the schools, and we could build beetle houses, and other small features. Mr Noonan is very much concerned that these areas would be low maintenance, and require little weeding.
If there is anyone who would like to assist doing up some sketches, or plans, that would be most welcome. My next stage it to present these to him, and then see what the Council might supply, we would have to provide much of the labour.
He also referred to Mountpleasant Square, where the school was given the paint by DCC and the parents association treated the wall which has transformed the park.

Here is an example of a similar project I saw in Dundrum

Bring Centre - Christmas Opening Times

posted 8 Dec 2017, 10:48 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 1 Apr 2018, 02:48 by Nicholas Simms ]

The 2017/2018 Christmas opening times at the Gulistan Bring Centre are as follows:

Gulistan is one of these 'Christmas Tree' centres

Report your litter bin

posted 25 Nov 2017, 09:21 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 1 Apr 2018, 02:49 ]

Recently, Dublin City Council (DCC) have been attaching QR codes 

like this (see diagram) to all their litter bins.

The purpose of this is to allow people with smartphones to report problems with litter bins, for instance when out for a walk,
To do this, you need a QR code reader app, a number of which can be downloaded for free from Apple's App Store or Android's Google Play.

If you have a smartphone with mobile data, all you have to do is open the app, which behaves like a camera. You point it at the QR code so that it fills the screen, it will quickly recognise the code and give you a link to Dublin City Council's computer. Click on the 'open link' button to automatically tell DCC the identity number of the bin and a small (two button) menu opens

First, you select the problem from a drop down menu
The default option is:
  • 'Full' (so if this is the problem, you can just go on to press the 'Send report' button)

The other options are: 
  • 'Damage' and
  • 'Graffiti'

Then press the 'Send Report' button and the job is done 

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday 28th Nov. at

posted 25 Nov 2017, 03:59 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 8 Dec 2017, 10:49 by Nicholas Simms ]

A.G.M. - Fri 13th October

posted 8 Oct 2017, 02:06 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 14 Oct 2017, 02:57 ]

Belgrave Residents Association

Annual General Meeting and Social

Friday, October 13th 2017 - 8.00 pm 

at Beechwood Community Centre

Dear Members and other interested residents,

Please come to our AGM and Social on October 13th and raise any issues you may have.   Then join us for a glass of wine or a soft drink afterwards and maybe meet some new people.

The Association aims to uphold and enhance the built and natural environment. This includes community development and issues like planning, parking, street cleaning and crime.

We have long serving committee members who would like to make way for people with new ideas. Please consider becoming a road representative - we need you. Roads that currently have no representative include Annesley Park and Killeen Road, but new committee members from any other road would also be welcome.

Committee meetings are usually held on the first Monday of the month (excluding January, July and August)

All welcome – any voting will be limited to currently paid-up members




1.     Welcome from Chair and Chairperson’s report

2.     Adoption of Minutes of 2016 AGM

3.     Matters arising from the Minutes not on the agenda

4.     Treasurer’s report and Adoption of Accounts

5.     Planning Report:

6.     Amendment to Constitution to include Upper Mount Pleasant Avenue (Nos 32-37, including Kensington Villas) in the area covered by the Association

7.     Open Forum

8.     Election of Road Representatives

9.      Draw for the Hamper


followed by the Social 


Information evening on Wills, Inheritance Tax law etc Thurs 9th March 8pm

posted 5 Mar 2017, 09:56 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 06:28 ]

On Thursday 9th March 2017, Belgrave Residents Association

 is hosting a Information Evening 

on Wills, Inheritance Tax law and Power of Attorney 

followed by Q&A


 Mr Jim O’Callaghan SC,  

Fianna Fàil TD and Opposition Spokesperson on Justice and Equality 

who lives locally. 

It will be held in the Beechwood Community Centre at 8 pm . All are welcome

Please see attached flyer for full details.


Terenure Residents Association hosted a similar event last September 

which was well attended and deemed an enjoyable evening.

We hope to have this as an annual event 

where topics of interest to residents will be discussed. 

Looking forward to seeing on the evening.

Kind regards,

Mary Crosbie


Bring Centre - Christmas opening times

posted 21 Dec 2016, 07:14 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 26 Jan 2017, 04:30 ]

Below are the opening times for the Gulistan bring centre between Christmas and the New Year, courtesy of Jim O'Callaghan TD.

Garda 'Lock Up and Light Up this Winter' campaign

posted 27 Oct 2016, 01:58 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 5 Mar 2017, 09:53 ]

Our chairperson, Mary Crosbie, recently met with the new Rathmines Community Garda, Brendan O'Byrne.
He asked us to circulate residents with the leaflets (attached below), which cover the following topics as part of the current Garda winter campaign:
  • Burglary
  • Do the Light Thing
  • Drugs Awareness
  • Fraud Advice
  • Home Security

Successful Coffee Morning for Hospice

posted 10 Oct 2016, 12:53 by Nicholas Simms   [ updated 27 Oct 2016, 01:34 ]

We would like to thank the residents for supporting the Hospice coffee morning in 44 Belgrave Square. 
€1,100 was donated to our Lady's Hospice in Harold's Cross. 
In their acknowledgement they said "it is your generous support that enables us to provide specialist and loving care to all our patients and their families in both our hospices and within their own homes."

We hope you enjoyed the morning

Kind regards
Allen and Elizabeth Smith. 

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