Some Achievements and Activities.
1. The final cessation of large scale dumping by the end of 1978, with the additional promise by the Local Authority that all land recaimed from the sea up to that date, and not needed for essential Port purposes, would be public parkland. [Some garbage dumping did in fact continue to a limited degree in the period up to 1981 which included the “bin” mens strike]
Pressure from SAMRA led to the creation of Sean Moore Park [originally called Beach Park] and of Irishtown Nature Park, in line with proposals from the Association.
2. Prevention of the construction of an oil refinery on part of the remaining Sandymount Strand.
3. Participation in the oral hearing to prevent the construction of underground storage caverns for liquid petroleum gases, propane and butane, in the seabed .
4. The original design and landscaping of the promenade to cover the Dodder Valley Drainage Scheme pipes laid on Sandymount Strand, in order to create an amenity for Dubliners.
5. The protection and preservation of Sandymount Green, and the designation of part of Sandymount Village as a Conservation Area.
6. Having Sandymount Strand zoned as an SAC and SPA.
7. Traffic Speed Control – 50Km/Hr on Strand Road and 30KpH in Sandymount Village
8. Addition of Pedestrian Crossing Lights – Strand Road, Gilford Road, Sandymount Green
9. BANNING of HGVs in Sandymount Village and Strand Road
The Association also holds a community event for children and families of the area in Sandymount Green in June each year and at Christmas for the lighting up of the Christmas tree. Prior to Dublin City Council generously providing us with a “real” Christmas tree and lights, the Association had since the 1960’s lit up one of the trees in the Green with the support of the small traders in the village.