Residents Association Events

Residents Association Events

This section is for events held by the Residents Association. Committee meetings are at 8pm on the last Monday of each month, and are usually held at the United Arts Club, 3 Upper Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2

Coming Events

Past Events

Decorating the Christmas Tree in Fitzwilliam Square
The Fitzwilliam Square Association has kindly invited members of the Residents' Association to the decoration of their Christmas Tree in Fitzwilliam Square on Sunday next, December 15th, from 2.30 - 4.00 p.m. Mulled wine and minced pies will be served. All members are welcome and they especially welcome children to assist them in decorating the tree in preparation for santa.

Christmas on the Square
I have been asked by The Irish Architectural Archive to communicate the return of our pop up "Christmas on the Square".

The event is taking place between 10 am and 5 pm in the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 on Saturday, Nov. 30th.

Christmas on the Square is a great place to pick up Christmas Gifts created by Irish designers and craftspeople.

They will be serving mulled wine during the day and we are hoping for a visit from Santa himself who has promised to drop in and say hello!

Christmas Drinks
All residents are invited to McGrattan's Bar, Fitzwilliam Lane on Thursday, November 28th, from 8 p.m. for Christmas drinks. This will be an informal evening and an opportunity for neighbours to get to know one another in a convivial setting.

Music Event
One of our Committee Members, Elizabeth O'Brien whose father-in-law Vincent O'Brien trained John Count McCormack - one of the greatest singers of the 20th century - is giving a talk at the November meeting of The John McCormack Society with the title 'Vincent O'Brien: His Life, Career & Famous Pupils". Included among Vincent's other singing pupils will be James Joyce (the writer), Margaret Burke-Sheridan, Joseph Locke and Brendan O'Dowda. The talk will include recordings, photographs and other interesting material.

Members of the Residents' Association and guests are invited to the talk.

Time: 11.00 a.m. (Tea, coffee and biscuits served from 10.45 a.m.)

Location: Buswell's Hotel, 23-27 Molesworth St, Dublin 2, D02 CT80.

Golf Outing
The Golf Outing will be one of the main social events of the year. It is taking place on Monday, September 9th, 2019. The Golf Outing is being organised by Barbara Bourke and Vincent Sheridan and they require numbers for both golf and dinner as soon as possible. Please email ASAP letting her know whether you would like to attend one or both parts of the day.

Details are attached.

Joint social event with the Fitzwilliam Square Association
A joint social event with the Fitzwilliam Square Association takes place on Sunday, June 30th, beginning at 2 p.m. in Fitzwilliam Square. Residents will have the opportunity to play tennis in the Square as tennis courts will be set up by the Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club who are holding a celebratory event in the Square the previous day. This will be an informal afternoon and members are being asked to bring a rug, racket and bottle of Prosecco!

Talk: "Irish Art of the Past and Today" by Kenneth Donfield 29th May 2019
On behalf of the South Georgian Core Residents Association (SGCRA) I am delighted to invite you to a talk, titled Irish Art of the Past and Today by Kenneth Donfield at the United Arts Club, 3 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, D2. Details are attached below:


Red Ribbon Campaign and Walk to Save the Trees
You are probably aware of the Red Ribbon campaign to save the trees on the Merrion Road, Pembroke Road, Baggot Street Lower & Nutley Lane which are at risk as a result of the Bus Connects Project. A walk is taking place this Sunday (May 19th) to raise awareness of this issue. It will be led by Councillor Paddy McCartan. Details are as follows:

Where: Meeting outside the Merrion Centre, Merrion Road to walk to Herbert Park (distance 2.5 km / 30 - 40 minutes)
When: Sunday 19th May at 3pm

You are encouraged to bring family, friends and wear red ribbons. A poster detailing this event is attached.

Meeting to get informed on the BusConnects Project 13th May 2019
As you are probably aware a major transport infrastructural project, BusConnects is currently being planned for Dublin.

The Pembroke Road Residents Association kindly invites all members of our Association to a meeting to discuss the proposed BusConnects Core Corridor which passes through Pembroke Road and terminates on Baggot Street Lower. This is a project with a major impact on the area.

The meeting is taking place on Monday 13th May at 8.30pm in the Lansdowne Hotel, Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.

Details of the BusConnects Core Corridor (this is a large file).

Given the open invite, it would be great to see a well-attended meeting which should inform us of the main concerns about this proposed development and guide our submissions individually and as a collective.


Anna Devlin has prepared a short, comprehensive report on the Bus Connects project and its likely impact on Pembroke Road and Baggot Street Lower/Fitzwilliam Street.

The report is attached.

Submissions/objections to the proposed plan must be lodged with the NTA before the 31st May on

Clean Up Day 29th April 2019
Thanks to all the residents who attended the clean-up day on April 29th and indeed to all who sent apologies. Your support was appreciated regardless of whether you were present or unable to attend. Photos can be viwed in the gallery.

The Committee has prepared a report to be sent to Dublin City Council.

Annual General Meeting 25th March 2019
The AGM of the South Georgian Core Residents Association will be held in the United Arts Club, 3 Fitzwilliam Street at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 25th. All residents in the area and immediate environs are welcome to attend.