DRA and DRCG
Drimnagh is an area of over 5,000 houses, with a population of more than 12,000 people (Census figures 2011).
To cover such a large area, there are two residents associations:
The Drimnagh Residents Association (DRA) provides for the Drimnagh area from Drimnagh Castle to Sperrin Road.
The Drimnagh Residents Community Group (DRCG) covers from Sperrin Road to Parnell Road.
The DRA has been in existence since 1936; it began primarily as a support to assist homeowners with house repairs but has since grown to become a lobby group to provide a voice for Drimnagh. It covers the area of Drimnagh that was built in the first half of the 20th Century.
The DRCG was formed in 2008 to provide a voice for the residents of East Drimnagh and effectively replaces a much older organisation “Drimnagh Tenants Association” which had ceased to operate in the mid 1980’s
Together we are continuously striving to bring about lasting improvements for our area.
Theoretically the two resident’s group use Sperrin Rd as an imaginary membership line, but this is not cut in stone, and with the continuous redrawing of the local government boundaries it is ever more important to show unity in our approach to issues that can affect our area.
We are constantly seeking people residing in the area who could possibly give some free time to becoming involved in your community. So if there is anybody interested please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or on Facebook, Drimnagh Residents Association
What we do for our members:
DRA membership costs €20 annually.
DRA provides its members with:
- An annual allowance of €35 redeemable against repairs done in your home (excluding standard servicing maintenance.)
- The free availability of ladders and sewer rods
- A list of locally vouched-for tradesmen
- Regular ongoing representations by the Association with the City Council, the Garda Síochána, the HSE and other government and statutory bodies that influence daily Drimnagh life.
DRCG membership is €5 annually.
- This provides its members with Regular ongoing representations by the Association with the City Council, the Garda Síochána, the HSE and other government and statutory bodies that influence daily Drimnagh life.
Drimnagh’s Residents Associations are completely voluntary groups and all funds raised are put back directly into the community.
Membership allows you contribute to your area and help make it a better place for everyone. So go on, join us today!
What we do for Drimnagh:
Drimnagh’s Residents Associations lobby continuously on behalf of all residents, with government and statutory bodies.
Some recent Drimnagh residents association achievements
- Successful retention of the 122 and 123 bus services through Drimnagh
- Traffic control measures
- Bus kerb access
- Tree planting
- Improvements to street-lighting
- Repairs and maintenance to round-abouts
- Implementation of a 3-ton limit in the area
We helped form:
- Drimnagh Community Network now renamed as Drimnagh Forum
- Drimnagh Integrated Area Plan & ongoing Monitoring Committee
- Park Management committees
- Monitoring Committee for Methadone Clinic
- Drimnagh – Smarter Travel
- Drimnagh Community Festival
- Through campaigning – Drimnagh Primary Care Centre
- Public forums with our elected representatives
- Traffic management consultation groups
- A Modern Library for Drimnagh
- Childcare facilities
- Improved Youth Facilities in The Bosco Youth Centre
- Extended facilities for the elderly
Proper parking facilities in Our Lady’s Hospital to reduce the negative impact of staff parking on Drimnagh’s streets
- To promote social development and general amenities in the area.
- To interest itself in the provision and maintenance of public service facilities and other amenities for the benefit of members.
- To interest itself, and assist as far as possible, in all matters relating to the maintenance and upkeep of the houses of its members.
- To provide and maintain funds to cover community-organised benefits.
What can you do for Drimnagh
It’s your area, so get involved and make a difference!
We are always looking for volunteers, no matter how great or small the contribution, to get involved with the local associations and community groups. If you would be interested, contact us here.
Both committees meet monthly so if you have any issues you’d like to raise, we’d love to hear from you.