Urgent appeal for funds

We urgently need funds so that we can seek a Judicial Review in the High Court against An Bord Pleanala’s decision to grant planning permission for the proposed Bartra development at Bullock, in the teeth of comprehensive refusals by the county council and their own inspector. Read all about the planning battle here. All contributions are most welcome, whether you can give €10, €50, €1000 or whatever you can afford.

There are three ways to give money to the campaign – see below. We are most grateful to all who have donated in the past and are donating again now.

Donation method 1 – online crowd funding.

You can donate on-line by credit card or debit card at our IFundraise site here.

Donation method 2 – bank transfer

Bank transfer is an easy way to give and our bank details are set out below. Donors are often not always clearly identified on bank statements so we thank you in advance if you give via this route.

Bank:  AIB, 29 Castle Street Dalkey.
Account name:  Bullock Harbour Preservation Association.
IBAN:  IE14AIBK93353816371018

Donation method 3 – by cheque

Pay by cheque. Make it payable to “Bullock Harbour Preservation Association” and please write your address on the back. Send it to the following address (this address is for financial correspondence only): The Treasurer, Bullock Harbour Preservation Association, c/o Harbourville, Bullock Harbour, Dalkey, County Dublin.

Donation method 4 – PAYPAL

You can pay via Paypal here .


Who is the public giving money to?  You are giving your money to Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association.  The association is a voluntary group comprising harbour users and local people, and was established in May 2016 at a public meeting attended by about 80 people in St Patrick’s Hall, Dalkey.  Dalkey Community Council has supported the group since its inception.The objectives of the association and committee members are listed at the bottom of this page.

What will you do with the money?  Past and current donations have been spent on various costs including print and publicity, specialist advice and support (for example, to accompany observations /submissions during the planning process e.g. to Dun Laoghaire Rathdown planning department and An Bord Pleanala), and on legal advice.  All work undertaken by members of Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association is done on a volunteer basis. 

What if the judicial review does not proceed?  If, for some reason, we are unable to proceed with the judicial review, then we will still find ourselves facing most of the costs listed above.  If there are any unspent funds, we will apply these to continuing the fight to stop Bartra’s terrible planning proposal for Bullock and on advancing the objectives of the association that are set out below.

What are the objectives of the Association?  The objectives of Bulloch Harbour Preservation Association are:

  1. To preserve Bulloch Harbour as a special public amenity and to ensure its environs are kept tidy, free from litter and in good condition.
  2. To ensure that any development which takes place in the harbour or its environs is in keeping with the special nature of the harbour and should respect the scale of existing architecture in the harbour and its environs.
  3. To ensure that the views and perspectives of nearby residents are taken into account when considering any development proposals.

Members of the BHPA committee and planning subcommittee are local people: harbour users and boat owners, residents, community groups,  Dalkey Community Council and Tidy Towns. 



Contact information is here.