Projects for Tidy Towns.

Tree planting

Around P.S.L.C. playing fields and between Strand Road and Carrickhill Road.

Flower planting

Various sites around Portmarnock where residents have agreed to care for them.

Daffodil and tulip planting at Strand Road/Carrickhill Road.

Daffodil planting on seafront.

Wild flowers

Texaco green cowslips

Green on the corner of Heather Walk and Kelvin Close.

Planting for Bees.

Residents are encouraged to grow  bee-friendly plants in their gardens.

Water conservation

WE encourage people to install water butts to collect roof runoff for use in garden and grass watering. While there is controversy over water charges, we should still be conserving water and using untreated water on garden plants.

Home composting

This is being encouraged to retain nutrients from composted plants within our gardens.

Develop historical walks.

With several historic sites around Portmarnock the T.T. committee plan to develop a walking map and booklet..

The P.C.A. has several current projects the most urgent being the preparation for the Tidy Towns inspection later in the year. We would ask all residents and visitors to help by making sure your surroundings make you proud.

Anyone who is interested in helping out can contact the committee at and also check out the Tidy Towns booklet 

We have 10am Saturday cleanups every 2 weeks starting on the 8th of April meeting at the kiosk on the seafront.

Several people already do daily cleanups, thank you folks.

JOIN FORUM ( Fingal Organised Residents United Movement)

Forum represents Local Communities and Residents living in the vicinity of the airport and seeks to ensure that the DAA are not allowed overturn the existing planning conditions 3 & 5 which deal with runway usage and 65  limited night time flights   when the new runway is built . 

Shane Ross has announced that a new EU Regulation 598/14  which deals with a balanced approach to airport noise will be adopted into Irish Law and the competent Authority appointed ( The Irish Aviation Authority) will not be bound by the existing preconditions .Thus local communities have effectively lost the protection of night time noise limitations  granted by an Bord Pleanala.

Forum wants its members to stand united and oppose this . We want to be part of the discussions rather than left on the side lines and told what has been decided ! 

We want people to sign up to FORUM so that we will be a large movemnet and our voices taken Seriously

Please Sign up HERE or on the form below

Click "Portmarnock Tidy Towns" tab for the latest Tidy Towns News Contact : Pat Suttle Mobile: 087-2486287 Or Contact David Kelly Mobile: 087-2900199

Download our New PCA  Mobile and Personal Computer app from theLink below

Article on Recent beach closure and Irish Waters response- Page 4 

New Airport Runway:

Notice of DAA public information and consultations

June 24th & 25th : Roganstown Hotel and Country Club

July 1st & 2nd : The Grand Hotel , Malahide

Have your say on who should have Patronage of the New 1000  Pupil Secondary School to be built in the Portmarnock/ Malahide area in 2017

Deadline for completion of expression of interest form below  is Tuesday 7th June 2016

A New 1000 pupil Secondary School is planned for the Portmarnock /Malahide area in 2017. The Dept of Education have not announced where it will be built but they are giving parents an opportunity to have their say on who will have patronage..

Dun Laoghaire ETB who have 27 Multi- denominational , Co-educational, Inclusive Community Colleges in Dublin County are asking you to consider them and complete the expression of Interest form below.

The Department of Education will decide who gets Patronage based on the number of expression of interest received

If you want the new school to have ETB Patronage please complete the form below .

 Portmarnock Tidy Towns 2016 Entry :

Click on red icons to see areas already adopted ! . Register your details and area you are adopting by sending an email  to We will then put you on the map!

Report by Swords Gazette on Lidl Planning permission- See Page 2

Lidl Update:   Permission  Granted

The Inspector recommended  Refusal of planning but the Board overturned his decision by 2:1

Permission is granted with following conditions:

Trading Hours: Monday to Saturday 8 am to 9pm; Sunday 10:30 to 7pm

Deliveries : Truck no longer than 10 metres

Material & Finishes : To be agreed with ABP

Boundary Wall: 1.1 metre wall on st Bridgets avenue

Lighting:  Low level and to be reviewed

Car Park: Public at all times

Totem Pole : Gone

Shutters have to be internal

Trees : New tress to be planted on St Lawrence O’Tool Avenue

Public Art: Piece to be provided

I would like more information about the new runway and noise levels in Portmarnock
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Portmarnock Community Association

Portmarnock Community Association aims to preserve the environment of Portmarnock for the enjoyment and health of the community and to welcome visitors who respect and enjoy our wonderful area.

The Portmarnock Community Association committee meets on a monthly basis to review current issues affecting Portmarnock. The committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting which is usually held in early December. Minutes of the monthly meetings can be found on the Latest News page.


If you have a smart phone download a  free decibel meter and record the noise of aircraft flying over your house . Send the results  to  like the following . 02/05/2016 2pm  Dart station 69 decibels ( outside) or (inside) and we will map the results on this map

This way we will build a picture of the current noise levels in the Portmarnock area before the new runway is built.

Portmarnock Aircraft Noise Levels  

Portmarnock Community Association (PCA) represents the local community  and focuses on any  issues which may  effect  the people of Portmarnock and their enjoyment and quality of life living in Portmarnock.   The PCA committee meet once a month to discuss local issues such as commercial planning,  Environmental matters such as Beach cleaning,  Greater Dublin Drainage , new runway proposal  etc  and Tidy Towns among other things .. all things local .

With the DAA proposing to go ahead with the new runway   this will now impact on the people of North Portmarnock  as well as those already under the existing flight path in South Portmarnock . This will lead to an 2 fold  increase in noise levels in the Portmarnock area

The DAA publish  Noise contour maps and more information about these can be obtained on their website here

The World Health Organisation has published   night  noise guidelines   for Europe which lays out the effect noise can have on your health especially at night and is recommending 40 decibels as  a recommended maximum that doesn’t impinge on your health

With this in mind PCA came up with an idea  to try and map  current  aircraft  noise levels in the Portmarnock area . The idea is for people with smart phones would download a free decibel/ sound meter onto their phone  and take a reading anytime they experience a noisy aircraft flying over head.

They would then send a record of that decibel reading  together with the date, time ,location  and whether the reading was taken inside or outside to PCA at  and we would then add an icon with that detail  onto a map on our website

The data would be available for all to see on our website and  if enough people send readings in we will get a better understanding of how people are affected  particularly those living under the flight path. People can zoom in on the map, click any icon and see the noise levels recorded for a particular location.

While this does not purport to be an exact scientific study it is a simple way to build up a picture of current aircraft noise levels in the Portmarnock area

Portmarnock Tidy Towns 2016

Adopt a Patch Scheme

Adopt a patch is a Tidy Towns initative to encourage people to take care of a little part of portmarnock.  Whether you look after a little  flower bed in your estate or keeping a green area near you free of litter it all helps to keep Portmarnock Beautiful and helps out entry in the Tidy Towns Competition.

Please download a leaflet and register

Thank you

Click below for the forms

About the Scheme

Registration form

Drone Video of the Velvet strand

Lovely Video from Malahide through Portmarnock to Howth


14th April

New Runway flight path.... we are waiting on an official map from DAA but in the meantime here is what we are getting by drawing a straight line on a google map from the proposed runway location directly over Portmarnock  . Click here for larger picture

7th April

The DAA are releasing a press release today regarding the descision to go ahead with the new runway. It is expected to be completed by 2020.

The DAA state that they are committed to engaging with the local community to ensure the best outcome for all stakeholders . They will offer sound insulation , house buy outs etc to those most severly affected. they will be releasing details of plans over the coming months .

The PCA are meeting with DAA next Monday to discuss these developments and will update this page with news as it unfolds.

PCA will be focusing on the 2 conditions of the 2007 Planning which the DAA wish to change regarding use of runways and the restriction on the number of nighttime flights

In the meantime please find a copy of the press release and a north runway community news update from the DAA below

Press Release 

Community News  update