News for 11th of September 2019

Congratulations to the Harold’s Cross Community Clean-up Team who were the winners of the Dublin clean-up day category in the South East City Neighbourhoods Competition 2019. Well done to the Tidy towns committee. Congratulations to Kenilworth Park and Mount Argus Residents Associations who both received a special merit. Click: HERE

2.    The transfer of ownership of Rosary Park & Hall (behind Kenilworth Motors) to Dublin City Council has been completed ensuring that this valuable community facility will be available to the residents of Harold’s Cross and environs. The building will have a complete refurbishment in the near future conforming to DCC regulations and standards. Harold’s Cross Youth Club will continue to manage and operate the facilities under a new lease with the stipulation that the facilities are widely used by the local community.

3.    Active Planning & development issues:

Reference Location Description Status & Press
2966/10 Mount Argus Mill 180 Residential UnitsPlus 13 units acquired by DCCClick: HERE & HERE Granted by ABPClick: HERE
3792/13 Mount Argus Old Monastery Building 32 unitsClick: HERE Granted by ABP9 Town Houses refusedClick: HERE &HERE
2131/18 Rear of The Stone Boat Pub adjoining Mount Argus Park 9 residential unitsClick: HERE Refused by DCCClick: HERE
4544/17 Saint Clare’s Convent 153 Residential UnitsClick: HERE Granted by DCC 2018Click: HERE
4046/18 Greenmount Motor Company 3 Town Houses &1 Enterprise UnitClick: HERE Granted by DCC 2019Click: HERE
4729/18 Rosie O’Grady’s & adjacent units 70 ApartmentsClick: HERE Granted excluding a 5th floor 19 Jul 2019Click: HERE
4735/18 DD O’Brien’s126 Harold’s Cross Road 2 Blocks / 34 ApartmentsClick: HERE Granted by ABPClick: HERE
2154/19 Orphanage beside Centra 13 ApartmentsClick: HERE Granted by ABPClick: HERE
2409/19 Shamrock Villas / Mountainview Avenue 4 Town Houses &8 ApartmentsClick: HERE AI Clarification Sought10 Aug 2019Click: HERE
3026/19 Classic Cinema & Dublin Street Parking 91 Apartments in 3 Blocks & 5 Storeys Click: HERE Additional Information Submitted 27 Aug 2019
3426/19 Wharton Hall behind Marion’s Daybreak Retain high roof & change of use Click:HERE Refused by DCCClick: HERE
3513/19 ESB DepotParnell Avenue 55 Units in 2 x 4 storey BlocksClick: HERE Observations closed19 Aug 2019
3592/19 NCBI Furniture Shop beside the Post Office 61 bed Shared Living AccommodationClick: HERE Observations closed28 Aug 2019

Development in progress at Saint Pancras and the site at Kenilworth Motors are not included above.

4.    The Harold’s Cross Village Community Council AGM takes place on Monday September 30th at 8pm in Peggy Kelly’s – all welcome.

5.    Here’s an exciting new performance venue close to the KCR Industrial Estate. Get there on Saturday night for the very first gig ! Click: HERE

The Four Provinces, 25 Ravensdale Park, Kimmage, Dublin. Ph: 0876825306 – Saturday 14 Sep – 9pm

€15 (€ if booked in advance)

This is a new venue. Nice old style pub with original features and character. Run by music lovers, so a comfortable listening gig assured. The eclecticism and sheer joy of NoCrows music is a real pleasure whether live or recorded. Touring their new album, “Escape”, a live album with a few fan favourites and new tunes, including a collaboration with Lisa Lambe and Martin Tourish. With this album they’ll be touring Ireland in September 2019 and the line-up for this concert is Dave Redmond(Bass), Felip Carbonell(Guitar) Anna Houston(Cello/mandolin), Ray Coen(Guitar/Vocals), Oleg Ponomarev (Fiddle).

6.    Deis agaibh bhur nGaeilge a chleachtadh ag Féile an Fhómhair @1i.n. Dé Sathairn, 14/09 i bPáirc na Gréine, Bóthar Loch Coirib! Ceol, BBQ, Cácaí, Caife & Comhluadar (imeacht dátheangach) Fáilte roimh chách!

7.    Rathfarnham Castle are taking bookings now for a wonderful event taking place on 16th October at 7.30pm. Its Loco Por Lorca, an evening of Spanish poetry, music and visuals featuring Theo Dorgan, Keith Payne, Carlos Beceiro, Jaime Munoz, Cormac Juan Breatnach and Cormac de Barra. Admission to this very, very special event is free, but booking is essential – call at 01 493 9462 or email Click: HERE

8.    Ireland’s BIGGEST coffee morning for Hospice returns for it’s 27th year on Thursday September 19th. See: HERE

9.    Culture Night is Friday 20 September. Click: HERE

10. Here’s contact details for our Kimmage-Rathmines Councillors:

·         Deirdre Conroy (FF) / 086 280 5413

·         Patrick Costello (GP) / 087 943 1494

·         Tara Deacy (Soc D) / 087 938 9904

·         Pat Dunne (I4C) / 087 776 4422

·         Anne Feeney (FG) / 087 295 5256

·         Mary Freehill (Lab) / 086 812 6378

11. The Sundays@noon free concerts in the Hugh Lane Gallery have started again. Click: HERE

12.  Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE