Dalkey Parish

Dalkey Active Retirement Association (D.A.R.A.)

The Dalkey Active Retirement Association has over 500 members. Membership is open to people who are over 55 years old, and who live in the general area of Dalkey.

The aims of the Association are :

  • to provide a focal point for active retired people to meet and engage in educational, cultural, sporting, and social activities;
  • to promote a spirit of self help and independence;
  • to encourage members to use their energy, talents, skills and experience to benefit each other and the community;
  • to encourage positive attitudes to ageing and retirement.

New members are inducted in September each year. Membership application forms may be obtained from the office in Our Lady’s Hall. A full list of the activities undertaken by DARA is on display on the notice board in the window of Our Lady’s Hall.