Lets Talk About BioDiversity

Let’s Talk About Biodiversity is an amazing local event in a super location with great speakers – not to be missed. Tickets are selling out fast (EventBrite: Lets talk about biodiversity) but if you are interested in going email bodenpark@gmail.com as the relentlessly energetic Angela O’Donoghue of Ballyboden Tidy Towns (of which BPRA is a member) has reserved some tickets and a coach, and has said a few of these will be kept aside for the residents of Boden Park if we are interested.  For a total of 20 euros you will be transported from outside Buglers to Orlagh House and back to Buglers and your admission is included. If you have not been to Orlagh House (seriously wow factor) – this is a lovely opportunity to not only see it but also to take part in a marvellous worthwhile event being held there!

EventBrite: Lets talk about biodiversity

2019 Committee

Your committee members for 2019 are:

  • Shane Brennan  – 28 The Avenue (Chairman)
  • Aine Hickey – 39A The Crescent (Vice-Chair)
  • John Moran – 28 The Rise (Secretary)
  • Alan Barry – 1 The Green (Treasurer)
  • Joan Connolly – 8 The Glen
  • John Corcoran -10 The Rise
  • Ann Crotty – 9 The Close
  • Michelle Garvey – 26 The Crescent
  • Louise Gordon – 21 The Lawn
  • Anthony Jones – 18 The Avenue
  • Eoin Ryan – 20 The Glen

2019 Subscription

At the recent AGM, the annual subscription was agreed at €20. Your local road representative will call shortly to arrange collection. Subs can also be paid electronically to AIB Rathfarnham, (BIC & IBAN are in the newsletter that you will have received through your front door in the last few days.). No subscriptions have been collected in recent years, so all funds will be gratefully received and put to good use. Funds permitting, we are hoping to hold a Sports Day in September and other events later in the year.

Next Clean Up Morning – Saturday 20th July 2019: 10AM to 12 Noon

Once again, many thanks to those of you who turned out in May to clean the walkway. We had a super turnout, so we are planning another one! Our next clean-up is on Saturday the 20th July, from 10am to 12 noon. We are hoping to tackle the Scholarstown Road end of the walkway, leading back down to The Green. Meet at the open space between The Rise and The Avenue at 10am.

Ballyboden Tidy Towns – Update

It is the middle of the Tidy Towns judging season and Longitude Festival is impacting on our area.

Ballyboden Tidy Towns are organizing a Tidy Town Meitheal (clean up crew) tomorrow Sunday from 10am till 12 Noon . This will also include their Monthly River Clean up of the Owendoher in association with the amazing Dodder Action.  Meet up is at Ballyroan Boys National School.

If you can drop by for a little while even 30 mins that would be tremendous or perhaps during the week you might, if going for a stroll, with yr family or friends keep an eye out for litter & pick it up. If you can’t that’s fine too 😊

Ballyboden Roundabout & Tidy Towns (Help Wanted)

Hi Everyone,
This evening, Ballyboden Tidy Towns are having a one hour tidy up or Meitheal on the Ballyboden Roundabout and the surrounding area. From 7.30pm to 8.30pm.

It’s really untidy and a lot of the plants are dead. Do u think u could help? The Gardaí have agreed to assist us with traffic so the quicker we can get it tidied the better. Even 20mins of your time would help. If you have any availability this evening I would be grateful. Regards Angela O’Donoghue


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Boden Park Clean Up Day

Hi all – a quick thank you to everyone who turned out on Saturday morning to help clean up the walkway in Boden Park.

We had a terrific turnout and Trojan work was done by all. The old saying “many hands make light work” was never more accurate, and the walkway was transformed in a little over an hour. Some pictures will be on the website shortly.

Well done all!



AGM 2019

Venue : The Eden House Pub
Date : Tuesday 7th May 2019
Time : 7.00 p.m

Greetings from Boden Park Residents Association. A very special welcome to the many new families that have moved into Boden Park in recent times. After a period of “semi-hibernation” the Resident’s Association is delighted to be back – and we need new blood!

The BPRA annual general meeting will take place on the above date in the Eden House Pub, Grange Road, Rathfarnham. All residents are welcome and we would be delighted to see some new faces. The association has been quiet of late, and we really need some new committee members to re-energise the Resident’s Association.

There is lots going on in the area at the moment. Many of you have been in touch regarding the Orlagh Roundabout. It is also likely that South Dublin County Council will seek to cause similar mayhem at the Templeroan Roundabout. This is the roundabout nearest to Boden Park.

Planning permissions are underway for the Cosgrave site on Scholarstown Road, despite evidence that the site is of archaeological importance. All of this will have a significant impact on traffic in the area, which is already extremely problematic. With local councillors all looking for your vote next month, this is a really important time to make your feelings known.

We look forward to seeing you on the night. If anyone has any specific issues that they would like raised, please email these in advance. Finally, for occasional email updates from BPRA, please email your contact details to bodenpark@gmail.com

Energy Show

Knocklyon Network in conjunction with Sustainable Energy Ireland are putting on an Energy Show this Saturday from 2.00 PM to 5.00 PM in St. Colmcilles Primary School . There will be stands covering the following areas; External Wall Insulation, Attic Insulation, Thermal Windows, Heat Pumps, Condensing Boilers, Solar Panels, Credit Union, IHER, Hyundai Electric cars. There will be a range of assessments of 11 different Estates in Knocklyon which we have had carried out by professionals. There will be a print -out for these houses showing where they are at present and what can be done to move them closer to an A rating and the different Grants available at the difererent levels. This is a show with great potential for Energy saving for Knocklyon and surrounding areas.