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The Raheny Business Association is proud to represent the businesses and the interests of its many members from amongst the business community in Raheny and surrounding areas.

Our activities include:

  • member events
  • public events including annual summer festival
  • lobbying on behalf of members
  • collaborative marketing efforts (such as this website)
  • supporting local clubs and associations

The Association was founded in 1988 with the purpose of making Raheny an even better place in which to work and live!

Our objective is to “Help grow a better Raheny”

In the current climate we need everyone in Raheny – businesses, residents, schools, clubs and associations – to work together and support each other.

We need you to “Love Raheny” and support local business in a practical way –

Keep your business in Raheny – Keep Raheny in business.

For queries about the Association, please contact the Co-Ordinator.

Office Hours are — Mon to Fri  2pm -  5.30pm

 

Barry Murphy at rahenybusiness@eircom.net

or see the Contacts & Committee page.

Thanks for visiting

Raheny Children’s Activities 2014

Introducing the first issue of this newsletter which contains information on all types of children’s activities in our local area. This newsletter was born out of a need by parents in the local schools for details on children’s activities and camps available after school hours and over the holiday period. The newsletter is complied by Deirdre & Sandra.

Click here to read further:

Raheny Newsletter Children’s Actiivites 2014, Issue No 1

Leaflet & Logo Design tips from Una Healy Design

Leaflets

 

Having a strong business image or branding is crucial to your business. Here are some handy tips for you from Una Healy Design:

http://www.unahealydesign.com/leaflet-design-tips/

http://www.unahealydesign.com/logo-design-questionnaire/

If you would like a printable PDF version of this information, please email Una at unahealy@unahealydesign.com

 

AGM 2014 & Free Big Breakfast

The 25th Annual General Meeting of the Raheny Business Association will take place on Tuesday 28th January 2014

Yet again THERE IS such a thing as a FREE breakfast with the Raheny Business Association!!

Full Irish breakfast will be served with our compliments.

Venue:                    Mulino Restaurant, Watermill Rd

Time:                      7.45am sharp

Date :                     Tuesday 28th January

 

Capacity at Mulino is 75 seats – it would really be great if we could get a capacity attendance for the 25th Anniversary AGM.

You can make it happen!! Book your place today.

We make the following promises,

  • you will get a FREE Big Breakfast,
  • you won’t be pressed-ganged on to the committee (we’ve already done that!)
  • we promise we will finish by 9am.

 

AGENDA

  1. Chairperson’s Address
  2. Treasurer’s Report
  3. Resolutions*
  4. Election of Committee
  5. Election of Accountants
  6. Any other Business

 

Crime Prevention – Seasonal Home Security Tips

As promised, I have uploaded some crime prevention material which has been provided by Sgt Jim Clavin. It includes some simple advice for Christmas on home security which you might consider. It is in point form. He is also going to do two more short pointed articles, one next week and one the week after on driving over Christmas and staying safe when out shopping which I will add to the website.

Regards, Barry

Click here for Seasonal Home Security tips

Raheny Business Awards 2013 – The Results

One Hundred and Twenty people from the local business community gathered on Tuesday the 8th October for the presentation of the Raheny Business Awards. Held in the conference and training facility in St Francis Hospice, Raheny, the awards were held to recognise the Raheny businesses who are going above and beyond the call of duty. Votes were cast online, in shops in the village and through a form in the Northside People.

Back Row: The Hon. Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, Aidan Fitzsimons (Raheny Carpets), Dave MacMahon (MacMahons Foodstore), Colin Sheeran (OnePlus Accountants)
Front Row: Jaqueline Cheevers, Anne-Marie Smith (Into the Past), Clodagh O’Moore (Nutrition Nurse Clinic)

Colin Sheeran of OnePlus Accountants, who ran the awards, said “There was a huge response from the public with hundreds of votes cast. For each category, the four who had the most votes made the shortlist. Then we handed things over to our judging panel of Mr. Ray O’Neill, Mr. Dick Hooper and Senator Feargal Quinn. The night itself was a great success with a large turnout and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Justice Peter Kelly was kind enough to do the presentation for us. We found people were pleased to have a chance to say thank you and well done to the local business people.”

Here are some photos from the fantastic night – Can you spot yourself here?

All photographs supplied courtesy of Leo George Devitt

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The Categories and Nominees were are as follows:

1. BEST RETAIL:

Nominees: Adams Pharmacy, MacMahons Foodstore, Perk-u-licious and Dublin Balloons. The winner was MacMahons Foodstore 

 2. BEST SERVICE:

Nominees: East Coast Computer Services, Raymar Hairdressers, Into the Past and Una Healy Design.  The winner was Into the Past

 3. BEST NEW BUSINESS:

Important News about Raheny’s 3 Year Development Plan

RAHENY 3 YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Shortly after the Raheny Business Association was formed in 1988, a sub-committee was set-up and they created the Raheny development plan. This was a most comprehensive and inspiring document and has been the blueprint at the forefront of our efforts over the years to drive tasteful and sustainable developments in Raheny.

It is only when you look at the “before and after” pictures that you appreciate how much has been achieved over the years.

Raheny Business Association proposes to write a new development plan over the coming months and you are invited to a public meeting to discuss how we plan to go forward.

We would value your input into the planning stage and have invited all the key stake holders in the area to attend, including members of the RBA, Raheny Heritage Society, Raheny Tidy Village Group, Federation of Raheny Residents Associations.

Details for the meeting are shown below.

Where :            Raheny United FC Clubhouse, All Saints Drive

When :             Tuesday 21st May

Time :              7.30pm

Please RSVP to Barry on 087 235 6931 or email rahenybusiness@eircom.net to confirm your attendance

Evening with the Lord Mayor of Dublin

On Wednesday the 24th of April the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, kindly held a function to help increase awareness of local businesses in Raheny and Clontarf. It was a great opportunity for our two groups to get to know each other and the businesses we offer. Thanks so much to the Lord Mayor for his generous hospitality.

Congratulations to the Raheny Tidy Village Group

Congratulations to the Raheny Tidy Village Group on the tremendous job they’ve done in keeping Raheny Village looking so good and inviting!

You can see the details here of the performance of Raheny in the recent National Tidy Towns and the Dublin City Neighbourhood competitions.