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Living Streets Blackrock - Get your observations into DLRCoCo!

High-quality permanent design on the way for Blackrock Village!

Living Streets Blackrock Village is a public realm improvement project which aims to enhance the attractiveness, liveability, connectivity and economic vibrancy of Blackrock Village. These are really important changes to Blackrock Village and it is vital that you make your views known to DLRCoCo, regardless of whether these views are supportive or unsupportive. The final configuration will be with us for a long time to come.

DLRCoCo plan to have pop up information sessions on Main Street during this week (Wed 31 May 2023) so please avail of this further opportunity to fully brief yourself on the planned improvements.

Submissions and observations to DLRCoCo can be made via e-mail to info@dlrcoco.ie or by logging onto www.dlrcoco.ie Public Consultation Hub.  Observations should be marked ‘Living Streets Blackrock Village’.  The closing date for receipt of submissions is 10 June 2023.

You can also make your submission to the Blackrock Business Network (BBN) at blackrockbusinessnetwork@gmail.com.  We will be making a submission to DLRCoCo to include all the various observations and suggestions from the business community.

Summer Festival in
Blackrock Village Centre

Blackrock Village Centre is thrilled to announce its Summer Festival happening on Saturday, 24 June 2023 and Sunday, 25 June 2023!  It promises to be unforgettable weekend filled with music, food, and fun. Immerse yourself in the vibrant and fun atmosphere that will sweep through the village and shopping centre, creating a real summer festive atmosphere. Save the dates and invite your friends and family to experience the magic of the Blackrock Village Centre Summer Festival!

Bloomsday at Blackrock Village Centre

Bloomsday at Blackrock Village Centre

‘A Play on Ulysses’ is a unique Bloomsday event. This year the performance will take place in Blackrock Village Centre (Blackrock Shopping Centre), on Friday 16 June 2023 at 6pm. Entry is free so come early and get a seat.

This fully dramatised adaptation of Ulysses is compressed into 80 action filled minutes. Drama, comedy, song and dance combine to produce an unforgettable and enlightening insight into Ulysses. This year the performance will be infused with James Joyce’s Manshees – a troubadour trio – who join the stellar cast bringing fun and theatre to the heart of Blackrock. The performance has come a long way since its 2010 inception; it is a must-see on Bloomsday 2023.

Bord Pleanala grants permission for the redevelopment of 13-15 Rock Hill

Bord Pleanala grants permission for the redevelopment of 13-15 Rock Hill

An Bord Pleanala has granted permission for the redevelopment of 13-15 Rock Hill, currently the site of the Khan fashion store. The development will consist of the demolition of the existing two-storey over partial basement building and associated structures and the construction of a 3-7 storey mixed use building with 8 two bedroom apartments with associated recessed balconies and one commercial unit. There will also be provision of part of a pedestrian route to facilitate a future connection from Rock Hill to the current public carpark and DART station to rear off Bath Place. In addition there will be provision of vehicular access, three undercroft car parking spaces, a refuse area and bicycle storage at ground level to rear, together with drainage and all associated site and infrastructure works necessary to facilitate the development.

Neurodiversity Blackrock

Neurodiversity Blackrock is a community group of parents of neurodivergent children, as well as other local supporters, seeking to make Blackrock a neurodiversity friendly village. Working with Neurodiversity Ireland, they hope to promote and celebrate neurodiversity through awareness, education, and engagement.

Many families with neurodivergent children can find dining out or leveraging services in the community uncomfortable, and a highly stressful experience.   A child may have sensory processing difficulties and shops/restaurants/service providers are often an over stimulating environment.  Children with such challenges may struggle to wait in a queue or sit in a chair for more than a few minutes, and parents often are faced with unhelpful comments and stares from others.

Neurodiversity Blackrock would welcome retailers and businesses to display their ‘Neurodiversity Blackrock’ symbol in their stores, and they would be delighted to meet with businesses to discuss what this means, and to give them their logo.  Please email them at neurodiversityblackrock@gmail.com for further information.  Also, please follow them on Instagram and checkout the Neurodiversity Ireland website for more information.

To read the full article, please click here

Neurodiversity Blackrock

Ratepayers’ Support Grant 2023

The DLR Ratepayers, Support Grant 2023 is still available. Automatic application of grant if your 2023 Rates Bill is €21,857 or less.

You can find the details of the grant here. And the full Terms & Conditions are available here.

Click here to make a submission

Vincennes Choir join Frascati Singers in Lexicon Performance

Vincennes Choir join Frascati Singers in Lexicon Performance

The Vincennes Choir joined their colleagues in the Frascati Singers to put on excellent performance in the Dun Laoghaire Lexicon on Sunday 13 May 2023 in front of a large crowd. Sharing cultural activities is one of the ways our partnership with Vincennes has developed in recent years.