Welcome to the Harold’s Cross Community site

The Community Council


The Community Council was originally set up in 2007 when a significant number of sites had become available for redevelopment. As residents of the locality we wished to be proactive in the redevelopment process and to serve the community by improving the delivery of community services and facilities, encouraging positive citizenship and encouraging educational and cultural events.

To that end, since 2009 we’ve had a community festival every year in May which includes Children’s Carnival, Music, Art, Literature, History and Walking tours.
We have also had very successful Light up the Tree events since 2014 in Harold’s Cross park.

In November 2013, Harold’s Cross won the Cities Category of the 2013 / 2014 All Island Irish Public Bodies Pride of Place Competition. The organisation of these events has meant a growing number of residents from all over the Harold’s Cross area volunteering and getting to know their neighbours better.

If you wish to contact the Harolds Cross community council please e-mail xpress@haroldscross.org

Get involved with the Festival Planning for 2018

The theme of the 2018 festival is “Families”..

There are many ideas floating around about the events that could take place in the festival. If you’ve got any ideas for something which would be of interest to people living in the Harold’s Cross are come along to:

Next Meeting: Monday, March 5th 8pm in The Rosary Pastoral Centre – beside Harold’s Cross Catholic Church

To see photos of the Festival, see the HX Festival Facebook page.

The Christmas Tree was lit in 2017

The Christmas Tree Lighting event in Harold’s Cross Park was very well attended on the 25th November.  It was a cold but fine evening and the tree looked splendid in the evening light.  Fr. Frank Trias from Mount Argus gave a blessing and Angel and the Dublin City Rounders provided wonderful music and atmosphere for the whole occasion.  Sonya Stapleton, Deputy Lord Mayor, presided at the lighting of the tree and children were told that there were 29 more sleeps until Christmas.


See our Facebook account for more photographs.


AGM 2017 – Harold’s Cross Community Council



The AGM of the Harold’s Cross Community Council will take place on Thursday 9th November at 8pm, in the Pastoral Centre of the Holy Rosary Church, Harold’s Cross.


The AGM is the one event where all of the significant issues for our neighbourhood can be discussed. The meeting is open to all and it is important that all areas are represented. The AGM provides a networking platform where we can learn from and appreciate the challenges we have overcome and that we currently face as neighbours.

Parking is available in the church car park and everyone is welcome.


The agenda for the meeting is:-


1. Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
2. Minutes of the last AGM
3. Chairperson’s Report – Conor O’Mahony
4. Secretary’s Report – Eileen McDermott
5. Treasurer’s Report – David Gleeson
6. Reports from affiliated groups – Residents Associations, the Business Association and Vision 2025
7. Proposed resolution for change of company Limited by Guarantee to a Registered Charity
“To consider and if thought fit approve the transfer of the operations and assets of the Association to Harold’s Cross Village Community Council, (the “Company”) which Company has agreed to act as successor to the Association in serving the community of Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6W and its hinterland by working for the advancement of community development and the regeneration of Harold’s Cross village; improving the delivery of community services and facilities, encouraging positive citizenship and promoting and encouraging educational and cultural events”.
8. Planning and Development issues
9. Upcoming Events:
 Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday 25 November 2017
 Community Festival 2018 – Tuesday 8 May to Sunday 13 May 2018
 Bloomsday 16 June 2018
 Suggested other events in 2018
10. Election of Officers:
– Chairperson
– Secretary
– Treasurer
11. AOB

New School gone to the Dogs!

Minister Bruton Welcomes Decision by Bord na gCon
The Minister for Education and Skills, Mr Richard Bruton TD, has today confirmed that an offer has been made to Bord na gCon to acquire the site of the former greyhound stadium at Harold’s Cross. Bord na gCon today accepted the offer made by the Department of Education and Skills, subject to the standard approvals required. The acquisition will also be subject to the satisfactory completion of the conveyancing process.
With regard to the future use of the site, it is intended to use the site for educational purposes, which will require a change to the current zoning.
The Department of Education and Skills is currently engaged in a review of demographics which will determine the extent of new school provision required nationwide. Our initial review of demographic growth in relevant school planning areas adjacent to this site indicate significant increases at both primary and post-primary levels which will require provision for additional school places. The exact configuration of schools to be provided on the Harold’s Cross site will be informed by the outcome of this demographic review.
– See more at: http://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2017-Press-Releases/PR2017-05-02a.html#sthash.CIQ7OD6G.dpuf

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