Welcome to Balally Residents Association

Welcome to Balally.com. Balally Residents Association has been in existence for over 50 years. It plays an important role in looking after the interests of residents. We strive to maintain the well being and sense of community within our area on many levels. We host social functions and events for neighbours to enjoy together and ensure that the neighbourhood is maintained as best as it can be while representing all members.

If you are not already a member or are new to the area, we urge you to become a member by getting in touch or contacting a committee representative. We’re always looking for more volunteers to help out so please let us know.

Christmas Raffle Winners 2020

We are delighted to announce the results of our Christmas draw for everyone who paid their subs in 2020. Well done to the winners, and thanks for everyone who contributed.

Marta and Joe Pule, winners of the Christmas hamper
1stPoule family – Balally Road€150 Christmas Hamper
2ndLynda Hendley – Balally Drive€100 Sandyford House voucher
3rdAnne Gavigan – Balally Grove€50 Woodies voucher
3rdMc Arthur family – Balally Close€50 Balally Pharmacy voucher

New Year 2021 and Outdoors

Happy New year to all in Balally! We look forward to 2021 and hope to have more opportunities to meet with our neighbours to make our estate a great place to live.

If you’re looking to get outdoors, remember that there are plenty of great parks and locations close by (within 5km) to make lockdown a little bit easier.

Ballawley, Fitzsimon’s Wood, Deer Park, Marlay, Cabinteely are easy to get to (https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/parks-and-outdoors/parks).

We’re also within reach of the Dublin mountains at Ticknock and Kilmashogue.

Or if you fancy getting to the sea, then Sandymount Strand and Booterstown/Blackrock parks are also nearby.

Stay safe and Happy New Year!

Annual Subs Reminder 2020

Now Accepting PayPal

As usual at this time of year we are collecting our membership subscription of €25 per household. While we cannot call to your door due to Covid-19 restrictions, we encourage you to pay securely online with debit or credit card at https://balally.com/paysubs/. If you would like to pay using a bank transfer, please drop us a message using our Contact Us form, and we will send you BIC and IBAN details. Alternatively, you should have received an addressed envelope that you can use to pay in cash and drop to your assigned road representative.

If you have already paid, then thanks for your support!

Continuing to Work for You

While your residents association has had to postpone some of our events due to Covid-19, we continue to work on your behalf to make our estate a great place to live. With your contribution, we will be able to continue all estate management activities to ensure our neighbourhood is maintained to the highest standard. We will manage all communal grass cutting, weeding, edging and planting and run the annual clean-up Week, litter pick and anti-graffiti activity. We are representing our members in conversations with the council on issues and decisions that may affect you, including parking/traffic issues on Balally Park and Sandyford Road, cycle lane introduction, and proposals for Active School Travel routes through the estate. We will also continue our programme of printed and online communications to ensure you are kept up to date on all activities and we look forward to running some exciting social events when allowed to do so!

Our Christmas Prize Draw!

As a thank you, all residents who pay their sub before 18/12/2020 will be entered into a draw to win some fabulous Christmas gifts which we will purchase from local retailers to help support our local economy:

  • 1st Prize: €150 Christmas Hamper from SuperValu Balally
  • 2nd Prize: €100 voucher for the Sandyford House
  • 3rd Prize: €50 voucher from Balally Pharmacy
  • 4th Prize: €50 voucher from Woodies

Spring Gardening Workshop

Get Your Garden Ready for Spring
Thursday 12th March at 7:30pm in St. Olaf’s National School

Balally Residents Association are inviting all our members to a Spring Gardening Workshop to help us get Balally looking beautiful this season!

We are delighted to be joined by Expert Speaker Veronica O’Toole from Scalp Nurseries. Veronica will lead the workshop which will cover:

– Key gardening  jobs for Spring, demonstration of trimming/cutting best practice
– Fertilizers – what to use or not to use
– How to build a Hanging Basket
– Good Planting choices for Spring a  wide sample of plants will be available to view and purchase
– How to support Pollinator Insects in your garden
– Q&A discussion

The workshop will be followed by a Cheese & Wine Reception – this will be a great opportunity to meet new neighbours, have a chat and a catch-up and share some gardening tips!

Please come and join us!

Tidy Districts Winner 2019

We are delighted to announce that Balally was the winner of Tidy Districts 2019 for Best Housing Estate / Apartment complex (501 dwellings and over)!

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who put in a lot of hard work in June and July to make the estate look great. There was lots of gardening, cleaning, tidying, painting and helping others that helped us win the award. It’s wonderful to see the community spirit to make Balally a great place to live.

While the competition is primarily an anti-litter and anti-graffiti competition, it has evolved over the years and now considers biodiversity, ecological projects and community engagement. At the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday night we got particular praise for the roundabout, our pollinator friendly planting, our links with St Olafs NS and our targeted communications. https://www.dlrcoco.ie/en/news/general-news-press-releases/climate-heroes-clean-tidy-districts-awards

Thank you and keep up the good work!

Clean-Up Week 10th-16th June

It’s time to get ready for our annual Clean-Up Week! This year we need your support to help Balally and Sandyford Road win Tidy Districts 2019.

We need as many people as possible to spend an hour or so in the evening to help with the clean-up. The more people who help them quicker it will be. Can you rope in a neighbour too? We will have blue bags, pickers and gloves at each location, but if you could bring a sweeping brush, spade and dustpan that would help. Join us from about 6:30 each evening this week

  • Monday – Balally Road & lane ways
  • Tuesday – Balally Grove, Avenue & bottom of Park
  • Wednesday – Balally Hill & litter pick up in the park
  • Thursday – Balally Drive (top & bottom) & roundabout
  • Friday – Roundabout painting, weeding and planting

Judging takes place in July so its all hands on deck for our biggest clean up yet! We encourage you to take some time to edge and cut your grass verge as a lot of marks are awarded for neat verges. If your neighbours need a hand you could help them out too.

ESB Networks Road Works

A message from Richard Nolan Civil Engineering about road works for ESB Networks from 4-15 March2019:

Dear Resident,

Please be advised that Richard Nolan Civil Engineering will be carrying out concrete reinstatement Works for the ESBN on Balally Drive commencing on the day of the 04/03/2019 for the 2 weeks. Works will resume outside the temporary reinstated patch. Works will be carried out between 9:30AM and 5PM. While these works are taking place some carparking spaces on the road will be taken up.

We would greatly appreciate your co-operation and patience during these essential works. Access and egress will be accommodated at all times. We would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused by our works and are eager to finish these works and leave the resident community in peace. 

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering intends to complete these works with minimum disruption to residents and road users. Arrangements can be made with on-site crew to facilitate and assist residents.  

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused as a result of the works. If we may be of any assistance or you have any queries regarding the works, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time either on site or by contacting the number below.

Richard Nolan Civil Engineering Ltd

01 4528850

RNCE Head Office

Local Area Plan for Dundrum

Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council are developing a Local Area Plan for Dundrum. It is currently at the pre-draft stage and some of the potential issues to be addressed are covered in the Issues Paper.

The Council are looking for interested groups or individuals to make suggestions or forward ideas to them in advance of the preparation of the draft plan. This must be done by 5pm on 14 December 2018, and can be done on their website.

The residents association will review the material and make a submission as appropriate, but we also encourage residents to submit individual submissions for any concerns that they may have.

You can find out more information about the plan and how you can influence the council at their information sessions in the Council Offices (Dundrum Office Park) on Tuesday 11 December from 3pm to 8pm.

Imagine Dundrum, a local group interested in ensuring the community-focused development of Dundrum, will also be making a submission on behalf of local residents. They are hosting an information session and looking for ideas for their submission on Wed Dec 5th in Holy Cross School at 7.30pm.