Shrubbery to be cut back on the Promenade

12 Feb 2013

We are delighted to let you know about a very positive development for the Promenade in Clontarf. 

According to Dublin City Council, the overgrown Shrubbery on the promenade will be cut back/down over the next few weeks, before 1st March (bird nesting season). There are a number of specimen trees in the shrubberies and they will remain. They have even started working TODAY at the bottom of St. Lawrence Road. 

DCC will mulch the cut down overgrowth on site and will spread this later in year and they will seed grass at next growing season. Due to the bird nesting season any work remaining at the beginning of March will have to wait until October for completion. 

This is great news and will be welcomed by most, if not all, residents. The shrubbery had become overgrown and unsightly in recent years and had become home to many rats. Also, passive security on the promenade has suffered as a result, culminating in a number of incidents in recent weeks, one of which involved an arrest by local Gardai. 

As the work progresses, there may be increased sightings of rodents as their habitat is disturbed. That should then reduce as they move back into the seafront rockery and underground areas. 

The Clontarf Business Association and Clontarf Residents' Association have been asking for this to be addressed for some time and are very pleased with the action being taken by the DCC local area team. Special mentions to David Doran, Vice-Chair of the CBA who was very active on this issue and also Councillor Damian O'Farrell who was also very active at a representative level and who has provided the specific details on the plan.

It may be next year before we see the full benefits of the work being carried out but it is something we can all look forward to.