The Board of Dynamic Drimnagh wish to thank all our members, (individuals, voluntary groups & businesses) for their support throughout 2023.
We wish to thank Garda Superintendent Paul Maher and his staff at Sundrive and Crumlin Garda Stations for their continuous work in alleviating crime and supporting the community of Drimnagh throughout 2023.
We would like to thank Dublin City Council for working with us on various projects this year, in particular, we wish to thank Alan Sherry, Area Manager of the South Central Area (Ballyfermot/Drimnagh) and his staff, John MacEvilly, Area Manager, South East Area (Kimmage/Rathmines) and his staff. Thank you to Les Moore and staff in DCC Parks & Biodiversity and we look forward to working with you on upgrading all our green spaces in the area.
We welcome new opportunities to work with Iseult Dunne of Dublin City Culture Company, local Historians in Residence Cathy Scuffil and Liz Gillis, Cameron Molloy Moules of Trinity Sports Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin Clean Up and Inchicore Environmental Groups as well as Crumlin Business College, our local schools at Mourne Road and Drimnagh Castle. We want to see preservation of Drimnagh’s culture whist embracing diversity.
A special thanks to Una Lowry, CEO of Dublin South City Partnership for her participation on our board and to her staff involved in integration, inclusion and lifelong learning projects in Drimnagh.
We would like to thank our elected Councillors; Lord Mayor Daithí de Rioste, Vincent Jackson, Pat Dunne, Daithí Doolan, Mary Freehill, Ann Feeney, Sophie Nicollaud, Hazel de Nortúin, Deirdre Conroy, Fiona Connelly, Carolyn Moore and Tara Deacy.
A big thank you to our elected Dáil Deputies, Bríd Smith, Joan Collins, Aengus O’Snodaigh and Patrick Costello and our appointed Senators to the Seanad, Mary Seery Kearney and Catherine Ardagh who have worked with us on issues around staffing of the Curlew Road Health Centre and the proposed planning of a Primary Care Centre for Drimnagh. Whilst this has been planned for Curlew Road, an alternative location for Davitt Road West has been suggested to the HSE by the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group and our Oireachtas representatives are liaising with the HSE to confirm that a centre is built for Drimnagh regardless of location.
We wish to thank Waterways Ireland on their planned upgrading of the canal banks and introduction of water activities between Blackhorse to Herberton Bridge.
We want to thank Dublin Bus for working with us on traffic congestion issues throughout Drimnagh and will continue to liaise on traffic management in conjunction with Dublin City Council and An Garda Síochana.
We thank BM Durkan Ltd, Herberton Development Ltd, Teabrook Ltd, Respond, McGregor Entertainment Ltd, Emarjare, Dublin City Council Housing Department and the Dublin Midlands Hospital Group for liaising with us on their planned developments. Whilst we may not see eye to eye on various designs and plans, we ask you to work with us in creating a strategically inclusive community that is sustainable for existing and new coming residents.
To date we have negotiated and achieved funding for Brickfield Park Changing Rooms and a library for Crumlin/Drimnagh which will be located at Árdscoil Éanna and completed by 2025. We are liaising with the Director of Projects at St James’s Hospital on their proposed plans for an Oncology Treatment Centre at Davitt Road with additional community gain. We continue to negotiate a land-swap between St John Bosco Youth Centre and the DCC Waste Management Depot at Davitt Road for a new Civic Centre that will accommodate current groups and new groups in the area. We hope by working with third parties we can create a leisurely canal village between Inchicore and Drimnagh.
On a personal note, I want to thank our board members; John Corr, Simon O’Rafferty, Una Lowry, Lorraine Mitchell, Fergus Parkinson, Carmel Ryan, Winnie Grehan, Brian Murphy, Liam Fitzgerald and Patricia Ryan who have volunteered their time to bring our five projects for Drimnagh to fruition.
We wish everyone a peaceful Christmas and hope the community of Drimnagh will have a very prosperous 2024 that be amenable and sustainable to all!
Chairperson – Dynamic Drimnagh