Eileen & Tony McDermott getting a very well deserved Seán Moore Community Award in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to Harold’s Cross over the years
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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
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 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.
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.
The 10th Annual festival runs from Monday 13th to Sunday 19th May 2019
Planning is ongoing and if you would like to be involved please come to our meeting on March the 25th at 8pm in the Rosary Pastoral Centre beside Harolds Cross Church of Our Lady of the Rosary.
Developments in Harolds Cross.
News on development projects in Harolds Cross. Classic Cinema site, Rosie O’Grady’s and 126-128 Harold’s Cross Road all earmarked for apartment development. See Irish Times article here: Pub and cinema site sales will boost Harold’s Cross apartment supply
Both the Lower Kimmage Road Residents Association (
· Kimmage to City Centre Corridor on 5th March 2019 from 3pm to 8pm in Dublin City Council, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8, D08 RF3F.
· Tallaght to Terenure Corridor on 7th March 2019 from 3pm – 8pm in St. Mary’s Rugby Football Club, Templeville Road, Dublin 6W, D6W X652.
· Rathfarnham to City Centre Corridor on 11th March 2019 from 3pm to 8pm in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place, Dublin 2, D02 A893.
The closing date for submissions is March 29th. More details HERE.
There are two Bus Connects events in the locality this weekend. The first is a public meeting at
A Table Quiz takes place in McGowan’s at
Moves to resolve issues concerning the proposed development at the former St Clare’s convent were before the Commercial Court during the week. Details HERE.
Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE
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