Griffith Avenue and District Residents Association

GADRA – the Griffith Avenue Residents' Association was founded in 1974 for the purpose of representing the interests of residents of the c.800 households along the avenue and adjacent roads, and has operated continuously since then. The Associations committee meets monthly. The annual general meeting is normally held in September and is open to all residents. The Association also maintains contact with other residents' associations in the area, and is part of other residential network’s.

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The public consultation for BusConnects Phase1 is ongoing and the closing date for submissions has now been extended to 29th march 2019!

Please refer to the attached word document that


GADRA recently received an email response from the NTA in respect to 'Unidentified' workers in our area.

The email detail can be found in the link below.


Following complaints from residents, GADRA have contacted the NTA, TII and BusConnects requesting that all contractors working in our area wear visible identification. TII representatives replied


History of our area

Glasnevin is said to have been founded by Saint Mobhi in the sixth century as a monastery. St. Columba of Iona is thought to have studied under St. Mobhi, Iona Road in Glasnevin named in his honour.

It is thought that the Battle of Clontarf was fought on the banks of the River Tolka in 1014 (a field called the bloody acre is supposed to be part of the site). The Irish defeated the Danes in a battle, in which 7,000 Danes and 4,000 Irish died.

When Norman King of England Henry II arrived in 1171, he took control of much land, and then parcelled it out amongst his supporters. Glasnevin ended up under the jurisdiction of Finglas Abbey. Laurence O'Toole, Archbishop of Dublin, took responsibility for Glasnevin

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