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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.


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.
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