SARA was founded in 2007 following a meeting of local residents and businesses organised by Cathedral Credit Union .

''Local residents,business and community groups co-operating towards the environmental,social and ecomonic development of the Shandon area to make it a better place to live,work and visit,while enhancing the traditional character and charm of this historic part of our City''.

SARA meets on a monthly basis to discuss and deal with various issues and concerns raised by local residents and businesses. We have close links to other groups such as Shandon Street Business Association,Cork Community Artlink,COFFA House ,Skiddy's Almshouse ,St. Ann's Church Shandon,local Community Associations.ect.

We liaise on a regular basis with Cork City Council and work with them for the good of local community .We also have a close working relationship with our five local ward councillors (CLLrs John Sheehan, Lil O' Donnell, Mick Barry,Thomas Gould and Ken O'Flynn)and wish to acknowledge there hard work and support for our local area.