Royal Canal Park Community Association
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Community Spring Clean-up
Rathborne and Royal Canal Park Community Associations are organising a community spring clean-up and tree planting day on Saturday 27th April between 10am and 1pm. The clean-up will focus on areas not covered by the management companies, such as the area between Royal Canal Park and Rathborne, the canal tow-path between 8th and 10th lock and the playground.
Meet at the entrance to Crescent Park on Royal Canal Avenue at 9.45am for registration. If you can make it please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance.
Gloves and sacks will be provided; there will be a limited number of gloves so if you have these please bring your own. If you have any clean-up or gardening tools please bring them along. Refreshments will be provided for all volunteers after the event. Please come along and help; even an hour of your time will make a difference!
Annual General Meetings in April
The 7th AGM of Royal Canal Park Community Association will take place on Thursday 18th April 2013 at 7.30pm. It will be held in the community hall in the River Centre at Rathborne (beside Spar and Wags dry cleaners). Note that all residents are welcome to attend and not just owner occupiers.
The AGM of Kingfisher Ltd., the Mangement Company for RCP, will take place on Tuesday 30th April 2013, at 7.30pm. It will be held in the community hall in the River Centre, as described above.
Concerts in the Phoenix Park
Royal Canal Park Community Association made a submission to Dublin City Council Planning department regarding the proposed holding of concerts in the Phoenix Park in July 2013. You can read this submission here.
Spring Community Newsletter!
To see a copy of our latest community newsletter, as well as past issues, click here.
What's on in Cabra Library
Cabra Library have a host of events on this February from exhibitions and book clubs to creative writing, scrabble club and origami! For full details about what's on this month click here.
Return to Learning Workshops
Tolka Area Partnership are holding workshops for anyone considering doing a PLC, certificate, degree, springboard course, momentum programme or FAS course (FETAC level 5-8 courses). They will be held on 28th February at 11am (Rosehill House, Finglas) and 4th March at 2.30pm (Annamoe Terrace, Cabra). For further information call Colm on 01-8361666.
Community Christmas Carols
Join us for Christmas carols, mince pies, mulled wine and the lighting of the community Christmas tree on Thursday 6th December at 7.30pm. There'll also be goodies and soft drinks for the kids. We'll gather at the cemented area opposite Centra, so wrap up warm and we hope to see you there! Our thanks to Roger Harford in Centra, our Pastoral Worker Kevin Mullally and Blanchardstown Folk Group.
Ashtown-Pelletstown LAP Update
Dublin City Council have prepared a Manager's Report which summarises the issues raised by local residents, businesses and other relevant stakeholders during the Issuclick here.
Pelletstown Local Area Plan
Dublin City Council are preparing a Local Area Plan (known as an "LAP") for the Pelletstown area, which includes Royal Canal Park, Rathborne and The Village. Royal Canal Park Community Association and Rathborne Community Association made a joint submission to DCC on 10th August 2012. This document includes important considerations for the future of the area including the provision of schools, sports and recreational facilities, unfinished infrastructure, housing density and transport. To read this document in full click here.
We held our 5th annual community BBQ on Saturday 11th August 2012. Adults mingled in the sunshine and enjoyed some barbecue snacks while a record number of children enjoyed the games and face painting in the Kiddies Corner! Our thanks to our sponsors Centra, Flynn's Fresh Veg, Bombay Pantry, B Beautiful and Dublin City Council. Thanks also to Sam who made his special "Centra" spongbob piñata, to Tomas who donated cakes and to everyone who brought along a dish or dessert to share. We look forward to seeing you at the next event!
Canal Spring Fair
Rathborne Community Association and Royal Canal ParkCommunity Association organised a Canal Spring Fair on Saturday 28th April 2012, with music, entertainment and fun for all the family. There was live music, boat trips along the canal, a puppet show, magician, face-painting, teddy bear's picnic, kids games and lots more! The event was organised in conjunction with Royal Canal Amenity Group and Inland Waterways Association of Ireland, with the support of Dublin City Council and St. Brigid's Parish Pastoral Office.