News for May 2020

COVID-19 HX Community Response: A local Response Team of volunteers has been organised by Tony Shannon & Maria McDonald. The Dublin City Council Community Call phone number is 01-2228555 or e-mail More details here.


For a change we’ve unanimously decided that the Harold’s Cross Community Festival 2020 will be an on-line event 😊 If you have a suitable contribution just email to HAROLDSCROSSF@GMAIL.COM as soon as possible – it is launching this week!


While international & domestic businesses are frantically pushing on-line offers remember the important role the local businesses play in the quality of life of the community. In these pandemic times we can show our encouragement and appreciation by shopping as local as possible as often as possible. We’re in this together – Ní neart go cur le chéile.


Padraig Conaty has been appointed Principal of Harold’s Cross Secondary School and recruitment of a Deputy Principal is in progress with a view to commence in September. Applications in respect of First Year entry closed in February. As stipulated by the New Schools Establishment Group Report an Aonad (Irish-medium unit) will be established when sufficient demand is evident.


Planning: See the latest info on developments in the area here.


The Old Mount Argus Monastery has been given a major renovation by the new owners. An application to modify parts of the internal square and make a new controlled access gate from Mount Argus Avenue has been lodged. Click: HERE. It is planned to be co-living for about 90 homeless families – instead of hotel rooms – before they are allocated houses. It will be run by a housing agency on behalf of Dublin City Council. A meeting with the developers and Dublin City Council is planned to clarify the details of the proposal in advance submitting an observation on the planning proposal. Closing date for submissions is 09-June-2020.

An Enforcement Notice regarding access through an improvised gate in the fence at Church Park Avenue was issued to by Dublin City Council on 7th May.    

A proposal for 43 apartments at MG Motors has been refused as has a proposal for a 3 bedroomed house at the rear of 16 Parnell Road.

The hoardings at Mount Argus Mill have been removed and most of the public open spaces are now accessible. It is worth taking a stroll to get a sense of the facilities. Click HERE HERE

Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE