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April News

1.Reminder ! The Fun Table Quiz to support the Community Festival takes place in McGowan’s on Thursday evening. Please come along & invite a friend or neighbour. This is the 10th Festival & we’re doing all we can to make it extra special for everybody.

2.    The next Festival Team meeting takes place in the Rosary Pastoral Centre at 8pm on Monday next – April 15th.

3.    The former TR Motors site beside the Stadium is once again on the market. Michael Grant Motors opened their Renault dealership there about 6 months ago. Savills give it a guide price of €3m suggesting potential for an apartment block of 35 units subject to planning permission. See HERE

4.    The next poetry & music event in Kyle’s of Terenure will be graced with Nuala Ni Dhomhnaill, and with Paul Perry, introducing Christian Wethered on Tuesday April 30th. Live music from Daniel Carroll will feature on the night. Admission is free. See Event here

5.    Dates for you Diary: “In Your Veins” with local young actor Jack Mullarkey runs in the Peacock Theatre from Thursday April 11th until Saturday 20th.

15th April – Festival Team Meeting; 27th April – Local Street Clean-ups; 11th May  – Harold’s Cross Tidy Towns Team Clean-up.

6.    Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE

News for Harolds Cross

Monday April 8th is the closing date for observations regarding a planning application to demolish a 2 storey house and a warehouse (formerly occupied by Insignia, Car Wrap & others) in Mountain View Avenue in order to build 4 town houses and 8 apartments on a 3 storey block. Details: HERE

Local young actor Jack Mullarkey stars in Lee Coffey’s highly acclaimed new play “In our Veins”. It  opens in the Peacock Theatre next Thursday 11th & runs until Saturday 20th. The Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights are already sold out. Here’s the link to bookHERE and here’s a Hotpress write-up: HERE

www.Musictown.ie is in full swing. At noon on Saturday why not give the family a free treat. Click: HERE


Dublin Community Clean up Day

Dublin Community Clean-Up takes place from 11 AM to 1 PM on Saturday 27th April 2019, proudly supported by the four local authorities.


Building on the success of previous calls to action – Dodder Action Day, Dublin Canals Action Day, Team Dublin Cleanup and Dublin Waters Action day – this year all have come together to make this Dublin’s biggest volunteer cleanup on our streets, canals, rivers, mountains and coastline.  Why not get your family and friends to be a part of the action?

You can start a brand new your own cleanup in your community, or see the map and join an existing one.

Happening on April 27th all over Dublin

Harolds Cross Clean Ups

There’s a big meitheal happening in Harolds Cross on Saturday the 11th of May at 10 a.m. ahead of the 10th Annual Festival (HX X). We want to get the place looking really well for the thousands of people who will be around Harolds Cross for all the various events taking place. Equipment will be provided by Dublin City Council who will also collect all the gatherings at the end of the day. Meet at the top of the park.

Mount Argus Development

1.    A meeting of the Harold’s Cross Community Festival team takes place in the Pastoral Centre beside the Rosary Church on Monday the 15th of April at 8pm. Everybody who has an idea for the Festival, which takes place in week commencing May13th,  or would like to join the organising team is invited to attend.

2.    The old monastery at Mount Argus is reported to have been sold to Equitas Properties. The previous owners, Vieira Ltd, had been granted permission for a 92 bedroom Nursing Home in 2011. In 2014 however they applied for permission for 33 apartments and 9 town houses. Following an appeal to An Bord Pleanála the nine town houses and one apartment were refused and permission for 32 apartments was granted  Details: HERE.

3.    Earth Hour takes place on Saturday next March 30th from 8:30-9:30 pm and will offer an opportunity to “join millions around the world to turn off the lights and speak up about why nature matters.”

Marlet applied for 28 more apartments in the St. Clare’s development

Marlet has applied to add a fifth storey on 3 blocks adding an additional 28 apartments- total 200. They’re also changing the Landscape Plan.

Full Development Description

PROTECTED STRUCTURE: Amendments to previously permitted development Reg.Ref. 2186/15 (An Bord Pleanála Ref.: PL29S.245164) as amended by Reg.Ref. 2825/17 on a site of c. 1.7 ha. The application site includes a Protected Structure RPS Ref.No.: 3583. The proposed amendments consist of the following: – Alterations to proposed Blocks E, F, G (Reg.Ref. 2825/17) to increase the height of the Blocks from 4 no. storeys (13 m) to 5 no. storeys (16 m), the additional storey in Block F will be set back on the eastern elevation at 4th floor level (5 no. storey); – The additional storeys on Blocks E, F and G will provide for 30 no. units (13 no. in Block E, 5 no. in Block F and 12 no. in Block G) and will comprise of 5 no. 1 beds, 18 no. 2 beds and 7 no. 3 beds. – Replacement of 2 no. 3 bed units at ground floor level of Block G with a crèche c. 254 sq.m. An outdoor play area of c. 150 sq.m will also be provided in association with the crèche; – Elevational amendments to Blocks E, F, G including private balconies/ terraces as a result of the additional storey; – Reconfiguration of permitted basement to provide for 160 no. car parking spaces and 226 no. cycle spaces; – Revisions to landscape masterplan layout to provide additional hard and soft landscaping; – Minor alterations to roof plans to provide for flues and lift shafts at roof level and all necessary site works to facilitate the development. The proposed amendments will result in an overall increase of 28 no. additional units, increasing the total number of units permitted under Reg. Ref.: 2186/15 (An Bord Pleanála Ref.: PL29S.245164) as amended by Reg.Ref.: 2825/17 from 172 no. to 200 no. units.

Pop-up Gaeltacht March 7th in McGowans

Harolds Cross has a higher percentage of Irish speakers than elsewhere in Dublin according to the last CSO census. We’ve had 2 other popup Gaeltachts in Peggy Kelly’s and McGarry’s in late 2018 and there was a great crowd with all sorts of levels of Irish. Now it’s the turn of McGowans on Thursday night the 7th of March at 8 pm. Bigi Linn.

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