Join in our May events: Dodder Action Day, the Dodder Literary Picnic and much more!



What better way of celebrating the start of National Biodiversity Week than by turning up in your old clothes next Saturday May 18th at 10 a.m. to clean the river banks and make them fit for summer?

See you at:

Donnybrook, Iron Bridge, Brookvale Road

Milltown: carpark opposite Wilde and Green

Dartry: The Kiosk, Orwell Bridge

Rathfarnham: Footbridge to Bushy Park opposite Fairways

Knocklyon: Dodder car park on Spawell Link Road

Firhouse: Dodder car park opposite Speaker Connolly


Sunday, May 19th 3 p.m.

Celebrate the river by meeting us on the green at the Dropping Well, Milltown, for poems, songs and stories inspired by the River Dodder. Writers such as Jean O'Brien, Catherine Ann Cullen, Peter Money and Amanda Bell as well as voices from the past such as that of Austin Clarke will celebrate the river in song, poetry and story. Free admission.


Sunday May 26th, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Adults 10 euro, children free

Join Mary Bulfin for a guided walk along the banks at Firhouse foraging for edible plants as our ancestors once did.   Mary will then give a demonstration of how to prepare and eat this wonderful bounty of nature at this glorious time of year.

Booking essential as numbers are strictly limited, email with FORAGING BOOKING in the subject line of the email, so we can quickly reply to your booking.


Wildlife photographer of the Year, Tallaght-based Mike Finn, has been much engaged with Dodder Action over the years.  He has a lovely book of photographs caught on his trip to the Maasai Mara, Kenya, coming out and being launched on Saturday May 25th in Tallaght Library by Kenya's ambassador to Ireland, Richard Opembe at 2pm.  All Dodder Action members are cordially invited. If you would like to join Dodder Action and attend this great event, CLICK HERE.

Victoria White