Dublin city council have made a decision on the St. Clare’s Development

Dublin city council have made a decision on the St. Clare’s Development . Unusually, it is a split decision, in that they have granted permission for much of the development with conditions, (which include retaining the rear facade of San Damiano and not allowing building up to this rear facade), but have refused permission for the demolition of building’s 115, 117,119 Harold’s Cross Road which will mean that it will not be possible to construct block J.

It is interesting to note that the conservation section of the city council submitted a very strong report on the scheme and it’s impact on the historic heritage and called for these buildings to be retained and for the retention of much of the San Damiano building.

All in all another reason why we need a vision and plan for the area – to stress the need for good quality development, so nb for our community meeting on Monday 6th July in Harold’s Cross National School!

Harold’s Cross Community supports Dublin’s Bid for City of Culture 2020


The European Capital of Culture is a city designated by the European Union for a period of one calendar year. Each year, two cities from two chosen European countries are nominated as a Capital of Culture. In 2020, Ireland and Croatia have been announced as the chosen countries. The delegated city for each country will be selected by a process of open competition.

Dublin2020 is Dublin’s Bid to host the European Capital of Culture in 2020. We want the whole city to bid, bringing together all our values, all our people and all our resources. We want to know what has added value to your life and how you would add value to Dublin and Europe.

Being a European Capital of Culture brings real and lasting benefits. It has helped to create economic growth, build a sense of community and regenerate cities.

Adopt a Street and Green Dog Walker

At our recent meeting, Bernie Lillis gave details of two new DCC initiatives – “Adopt a Street” and “Green Dog Walker”. Bernie can provide support to Resident Associations who wish to organise
clean-up events in their area. The Green Dog Walker Programme is a new initiative
in the fight against dog litter. More information from: bernie.lillis@dublincity.ie and/or by clicking HERE.

Overseas Visitors – First 25 claim your gift

Calling all overseas visitors to the Harold’s Cross Community Festival.
If you have recently arrived from overseas you are particularly welcome to the Festival.
As a mark of our appreciation we have a special gift for the first 25 overseas guests who come to the Festival Office in the middle of the Park !”

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