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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 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.

Occasional News Feb 20

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 (LOKRA) meeting in McGowan’s on Friday February 15 and the  NTA’s “public consultation event” in the Charlemont Hilton on Monday February 18 were well attended. Both events clarified details, motivations and options regarding the proposals. More information events are scheduled:

·         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.

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