Community Newsletter

Welcome to our Community Newsletter for January 2021. ‌

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The‌ ‌‌Drimnagh‌ ‌Residents’‌ ‌Community‌ ‌Group‌ ‌(DRCG)‌ ‌and‌ ‌other‌ ‌voluntary‌ groups‌ ‌within‌ ‌Drimnagh‌ ‌are‌ ‌currently‌ ‌in‌ ‌consultation‌ ‌with‌ ‌the‌ ‌‌Dublin‌ ‌South‌ ‌City‌ ‌Partnership‌ ‌and‌ ‌‌Dublin‌ ‌City‌ ‌Council‌ ‌to‌ ‌improve‌ ‌the‌ ‌environmental‌ ‌and‌ ‌historical‌ ‌infrastructure‌ ‌of‌ ‌Drimnagh,‌ ‌and‌ ‌promote‌ ‌positive‌ ‌wellbeing‌ ‌amongst‌ ‌our‌ ‌community’s‌ ‌current‌ ‌and‌ ‌future‌ ‌residents.‌ ‌

Both‌ ‌organisations‌ ‌have‌ ‌hired‌ ‌Ian‌ ‌White‌ ‌of‌ ‌Changing‌ ‌Perspectives‌ ‌Consulting‌ ‌to‌ ‌facilitate‌ ‌this‌ ‌process‌ ‌and‌ ‌work‌ ‌with‌ ‌us‌ ‌in‌ ‌achieving‌ ‌our‌ ‌goals.‌ ‌If‌ ‌you‌ ‌are‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in,‌ ‌or‌ ‌are‌ ‌currently‌ ‌managing‌ ‌a‌ ‌voluntary‌ organisation‌ ‌within‌ ‌Drimnagh‌ ‌and‌ ‌would‌ ‌like‌ ‌to‌ ‌get‌ ‌involved‌ ‌in‌ ‌the‌ ‌Drimnagh‌ ‌Community‌ ‌2030‌ ‌Plan‌ ‌‌please‌ ‌contact‌ ‌us.‌ ‌ ‌

We‌ ‌would‌ ‌like‌ ‌to‌ ‌thank‌ ‌Una‌ ‌Lowry‌ ‌and‌ ‌John‌ ‌Burns‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Dublin‌ ‌South‌ ‌City‌ ‌Partnership‌;‌ ‌Mary‌ ‌Taylor,‌ ‌Miriam‌ ‌Flynn,‌ ‌Robbie‌ ‌Chester‌ ‌and‌ ‌Scott‌ ‌Watson‌ ‌of‌ ‌‌Dublin‌ ‌City‌ ‌Council‌ ‌for‌ ‌taking‌ ‌the‌ ‌time‌ ‌to‌ ‌listen‌ ‌to‌ ‌us‌ ‌and‌ ‌give‌ ‌voluntary‌ ‌organisations‌ ‌within‌ ‌Drimnagh,‌ ‌an‌ ‌opportunity‌ ‌to‌ ‌come‌ ‌together‌ ‌and‌ ‌work‌ ‌on‌ ‌a‌ ‌ten‌ ‌year‌ ‌plan‌ ‌for‌ ‌the‌ ‌area‌ ‌that‌ ‌is‌ ‌pragmatic‌ ‌and‌ ‌achievable.‌ ‌


Staying Safe Within Our Community

The Community On Call Initiative is coordinated by Dublin City Council and ALONE. Your LOCAL Community Gardai and voluntary organisations are there to assist residents in Drimnagh who need help. Dublin City Council have compiled a list of volunteers who are Garda Vetted and willing to help. If you need assistance, staff at Dublin South City Partnership or Dublin City Council can put you in contact with a local volunteer. This is a FREE SERVICE and NO PAYMENT IS REQUIRED.

If you need;

  • Medical please contact your GP for your prescription. They will contact your Pharmacy who can arrange delivery for you.
  • If you need groceries, please call your local store (Supermarket, Butchers or Green Grocers) who can prepare your order. You can pay by Debit Card over the phone. Your groceries will be collected and dropped to your door.


Get medical help if you need it

  • Medical Emergencies: Emergency departments are still open. If you or someone else is showing signs of a stroke or heart attack do not be afraid to go to your local Emergency Department.  Please Call 112 or 999 for emergency medical assistance.
  • Injury units Teams at injury units can treat broken bones, dislocations, sprains, strains, wounds, scalds, and minor burns. Mater Smithfi eld, Rapid Injury Clinic, D7 Tel: 01 657 9000 / 01 657 9022

The Urgent Care Centre at CHI at Connolly also treats vomiting and diarrhoea, fever in babies older than 12 weeks and mild asthma. Tel: 01 640 7500

  • Hospital Appointments:  Most routine hospital appointments have been cancelled or deferred due to the surge in the pandemic. If you were due to have a hospital appointment, please check with the hospital first before attending. Some appointments will still proceed either by phone or via a secure visual link with medical staff.
  • Age Action COVID Tracker App Guide If you’re not already using the mobile phone COVID Tracker app, Age Action has a new Getting Started Kit that will show you how. Call Age Action Ireland on 01 873 0372 and they will post a free guide to you
Emergency Contacts:
Garda StationsCrumlin 23 Saint Agnes RoadTel: 01-666 6200 Web:
Sundrive Road Garda Station, 110, Crumlin RoadTel: 01-666 6600 Web:
National Crime Victim’s HelplineFree phone: 116 006
General PractitionersMichael Hooper 112 Errigal RoadTel: (01) 455 6299

Sarah Beth Hooper          112 Errigal Road,Tel (01) 455 6299
Gerard Moran Long Mile Medical Centre,Tel: (01) 456 2871
Oliver Quinn 1 Errigal Road,Tel: (01) 455 7260
DUB DOC  – Out of Hours Service  Tel: (01) 4545607 / Web:
Mental Health Support
Age ActionTel: 1890 369 369
ALONETel: 0818 222 014
AMEN HelplineTel: 046 902 3718
Barnardos HelplineTel: 01 473 2110
BeLong Text SupportTel: 086 1800 280
Bodywhy HelplineTel: 1890 200 444
Childline TeenTxtText TEENTXT  50101
Aware Support LineTel: 1800 80 48 48
HSE Drugs & Alcohol LineTel: 1800 459 459
LGBT Help LineTel: 1890 929 539
Pieta HouseTel: 1800 247 24
Senior LineTel: 1800 80 45 91.
Women’s Aid HelplineTel: 1800 341 900

Mourne Road Church are delighted to announce their newly installed webcam which is live 24 hours a day and all masses can be followed on their live stream

While in lockdown the Church will be open for Private Prayer – Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays and Bank Holidays from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm and Sunday after 12 noon mass which he will be held behind closed doors.


Spar – Errigal RoadTel: 01-4557361
Spar – Galtymore RoadTel: 01-4557324
Darren Lee Butchers 31 Benbulbin Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01-4556454
The Butchers 18 Errigal Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01 4557365
Anthony’s Green Grocers 32 Benbulbin Road, DrimnaghTel 085 272 5975
Doyle’s Green Grocers 8 Errigal Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01-4557385
All Care Pharmacy 131 Galtymore Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01-4557306/Fax: 01-4588733 Email:
Boots Pharmacy Drimnagh Road Retail CentreTel: 01-4651852 Web: 01-4651852
Drimnagh Pharmacy 125 Galtymore Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01 4561980  
Haven Pharmacy 16 Errigal Road, Drimnagh.Tel: 01-4537345 Web:
Haven Pharmacy McLaughlins 153 Drimnagh Road.Tel: 01-4557354 Web:
Centra -Drimnagh Retail CentreTel: 01 4095022
Daybreak – Benbulbin Road.Tel: 01 4650176
Spar -133 Galtymore Road. Tel :01-4538338 Web:
Spar – 10 Errigal Road.Tel:  01-4557954 Web:

Bad Hair Day!

Email: or find them on Instagram to purchase your professional haircare products during lockdown.

New Developments:


Heidelberg/Miller Site:

Fire at Miller’s Site, Davitt Road 2020

The complex will also consist of office units and a retail unit. There is a proposal for 43 car parking spaces, 72 bicycle parking spaces, a plant area, storage areas, male and female changing facilities and waste storage which will be at basement level. There will be public open spaces; access via Davitt Road.

Durkan Site – The Davitt

The Durkan site has been closed due to Level 5 restrictions. The development is at an advanced stage and is scheduled for completion by the end of 2021. However, this will now be delayed. We will keep you updated.

Gleeson Site – Herberton Road

The Gleeson Industrial site is also a matter for discussion. It is proposed to develop the industrial site for a mix of residential/retail use. We will keep you updated on this issue once as details emerge.

Linear Park

Aerial Image of Linear Park

Public Consultation has closed on the proposed Linear Park which runs along the Luas line between Basin Lane and Rialto Bridge. As part of the National Children’s Hospital development, it is proposed to develop the greenway running alongside the Luas track as an open space for healthcare staff. However, it also proposed to develop the pedestrian walkway, install a playground and amphitheatre. It is proposed that Rialto Bridge will be developed to deal with traffic and pedestrian crossings. A cycle lane will be enhanced from Basin Lane up as far as Suir Bridge. This process will be completed in various stages;

  • Basin Lane to Fatima Luas Stop
  • Fatima to Rialto Bridge
  • Rialto Bridge to Suir Bridge
Dublin City Council Image of Linear Park, Fatima to Suir Bridge

It is proposed to enhance the traffic crossing at the junction of Suir Bridge/Davitt and Dolphin Roads and add a toucan crossing for pedestrians and cyclists. A Kayaking Dock will be constructed at the junction of Anne Devlin Bridge (Luas Bridge from Suir Road Stop across the intersection of the Grand Canal and Linear Park, Rialto). Changing Rooms will be installed along the canal bank which will be part of the Dolphin’s Barn Regeneration Programme. Dolphin Park is due to be developed for additional amenities as we have seen the installation of exercise equipment along the perimeter of the park.

Further development of the Linear Park is proposed from Suir Bridge to Blackhorse which will be open for discussion to the public at a later date.

Development of the South Dock’s Pedestrian/Cycle Lane is underway along the Grand Canal, with enhancement of the pathways up as far as Blackhorse. This will connect with the Leixlip pathway that finishes at Blackhorse.


The Drimnagh Residents Community Group would like to thank Miriam Flynn, Scott Watson and Robbie Chester of the Dublin City Council Community Development Section for their assistance throughout the past year.

We would also like to thank Una Lowry and John Burns of the Dublin South City Partnership for all their support in progressing local projects within Drimnagh. DSC Partnership are located in Crumlin Village and offer a variety of training courses for job seekers, information to social welfare support, offer support to local community groups and educational groups.  Their website is currently being updated but you can find them on Facebook should you need any assistance.


  1. Maureen Weldon

    Dr. Oliver Quinn retired a few years ago. Crumlin Medical is now run by Dr. Anna Wuczynska and Dr. Tom Laffan. Same address and phone number.

    1. Patricia Ryan

      Thanks for the updated information Maureen. I will amend it on our website.

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