Knocklyon Network is an active Community Voluntary Group.    We are a small group of Activists trying to improve the Community.    We are politically neutral.    We try to work with all our Politicians, Community Organisations, Funders, etc for the good of our Area and South Dublin.    In order to achieve our Goals we need the help of Volunteers interested in pursuing our Goals.     We are always evolving and pursuing new areas providing we have the Volunteers.

Here are some of our current projects that you may be interested in helping us to achieve.

  1. Trying to get the Council to acquire Orlagh College at a cost of 2.5 million with 200 acres (the same size nearly as Marley Park) and refurbish the house for use as the South Dublin Mountains interpretive centre.    The Council want to spend 19 million on an interpretive centre in the midst of Massey’s Woods.
  2. Trying to get the Council to turn Dodder Valley Park from Bohernabreena to the Templeogue Bridge into a park.    It is designated a Regional Park , equivalent to Corkagh and Tymon Park.  No resources have been put into it.    We need a concerted campaign to bring about real change here and turn it into an amenity for all, not just some pitches, meadows , and few paths.     We would hope to see a Children’s Playground or a number of play areas, opening a view of the Dodder, improving the Weir area, adding more native trees,wild flowers and planting some nice shrubbery and flowers.     We need a set of pathways to make parts of the park more accessible.
  3. We want to improve the overall pleasure of living in Knocklyon.     Getting rid of Black spots.     Adding more bins , so dog-walkers and others have somewhere to dispose of their bags.      Better tree planting. Adding some park benches.
  4. Knocklyon Network recently joined the Sustainable Energy Communities.    We want to bring opportunities to the Community to bring their Energy Costs down.    We are working with the SEAI to develop this program.

We need more volunteers interested in these or other areas to join with us to improve South Dublin and particularly Knocklyon.      We invite you to come to our meeting next Tuesday, 5th of July at 7.30 PM in the Iona Centre.