I hope that everyone is enjoying what seems to be the best summer we have had in a number of years. The sunshine certainly shows the beautiful flowers and shrubs so lovingly cared for by both tenants and staff to their best effect. On Mount Anthony Estate, the recent putting in place of signage and sign posts is the final touch of all of the redevelopment work, we hope that you are pleased with the results.
The work undertaken by various Residents’ Committees continues throughout the year. If you are interested in taking part in any of the activities organised by the Residents’ Committee or the Trust please contact your Estate Manager, who will be glad to help you.
I hope that you enjoy the summer.
The “Bayno” turns 100!
On Sunday May 26th the “Bayno” celebrated its 100th birthday in style. A great day of celebration was organised by Tommy Moloney and Pat Garry of Liberties College. The event was well attended by past and present tenants. Edward, Rory, Patrick and Kieran Guinness and their families also attended. A history of Guinness and the Trust was well presented by Evelyn Roche, The Guinness Archivist, and our group then went to the auditorium to have our bun, cocoa and to collect a printed souvenir mug. There was dancing and skipping by young ladies in period costume, followed by some of our not so young tenants (you have not lost it ladies). The line dancing was great, not to forget the Maypole dancing which was performed with sheer grace. Music was provided by a great three-piece band who kept the feet tapping. Thank you to Seamus Murphy of Moyne House who gave us a couple of songs. There was fond reminiscing of childhood days and Paddy O’Gorman of RTE did some interviews which were broadcast on The Pat Kenny Show. The Liberties College continues the education aspect of the “Bayno”. ‘Here’s to the next 100 years!’
Annual Day trip for Seniors
In June we had the annual day trip for all residents aged 65 plus. The location this year was the JFK Arboretum, Wexford Town and then on to dinner and dancing. Both trips were a great success due to the nice weather and the high spirits of the residents. A big thank you to Marathon travel who provided the transport arrangements and the tour guide.
Kevin Street Kid’s Club is currently running on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 6pm until 8pm. They urgently need more adult volunteers to help run the club. Please contact the estate manager if you are interested in helping out.
The Kevin Street window programme has been completed between blocks A-N.
The roofing issue in Kevin Street is ongoing, we are hopeful works will be completed in a couple of months time.
Marrsfield Link Road
Marrsfield in Clongriffin has a new road linking Marrsfield Avenue with the Hole in the Wall road by DCC, making access to and from Marrsfield much easier. We are hoping that Dublin Bus will consider an extension to the Clongriffin bus route for people who do not have transport.
Repairs & Maintenance
It is the responsibility of all tenants to report repairs, maintenance issues and any defects in the premises to their Estate Manager immediately.
The Trust will not repair or replace the tenants own appliances, fixtures or fittings.
The Iveagh Trust repair responsibilities:
- Keep in repair the structure, exterior of the buildings. This includes drains, gutters and external pipes.
- Repair and maintain the main services such as water, gas, electricity, sanitation, heating and hot water.
- Keep in good repair any steps and paths that is an essential means of access to our properties.
- Repair and maintain all communal lighting (unless undertaken by the Local Authority).
- Repair and maintain all common areas i.e. halls stairways, lighting, fire alarms and lifts (unless under the management of others).
- Maintain open spaces, drainage roads etc ( unless undertaken by the Local Authority or Developer).
- Periodically paint the exterior of buildings where required.
- Emergency – 24 Hours
- Urgent – 5 Days
- Routine – 28 Days