News from Harolds Cross – September 18th

  1. The Department of Education and Skills is inviting prospective patrons to apply to run the proposed 1,000 pupil post primary school at the former Greyhound Stadium. Parental preference will be a key determinant in deciding the patronage of new school. CLICK: HERE The Rathmines Initiative will host an event on Monday September 30th in the Leinster Cricket Club at which representatives from candidate patrons An Foras Pátrúnachta , CDETB Dublin 6, Clonskeagh & Dublin 6W, Educate Together and Scoil Sinéad Patronage – Primary & Secondary will outline their vision for the proposed school in advance of the voting deadline on the 4th October 2019. Click: HERE.

2.    BusConnects, Corridor 11 – The National Transport Authority is holding a Community Forum meeting this coming Tuesday 24th September in the Hilton Hotel, Charlemont Place at 7pm. While it is an open meeting if you wish to speak or contribute you MUST register in advance by email to: and put COMMUNITY FORUM in the subject line. Click: HERE and HERE 

3.    Active Planning & development issues :

ReferenceLocationDescriptionStatus & Press
3513/19ESB DepotParnell Avenue55 Units in 2 x 4 storey BlocksClick: HERE**NEW **Additional Information Requested 12 Sep 2019Click: HERE
2966/10Mount Argus Mill180 Residential UnitsPlus 13 units acquired by DCCClick: HERE &HEREGranted by ABPClick: HERE
3792/13Mount Argus Old Monastery Building32 unitsClick: HEREGranted by ABP9 Town Houses refusedClick: HERE &HERE
2131/18Rear of The Stone Boat Pub adjoining Mount Argus Park9 residential unitsClick: HERERefused by DCCClick: HERE
4544/17Saint Clare’s Convent153 Residential UnitsClick: HEREGranted by DCC 2018Click: HERE
4046/18Greenmount Motor Company3 Town Houses &1 Enterprise UnitClick: HEREGranted by DCC 2019Click: HERE
4729/18Rosie O’Grady’s & adjacent units70 ApartmentsClick: HEREGranted excluding a 5th floor 19 Jul 2019Click: HERE
4735/18DD O’Brien’s126 Harold’s Cross Road2 Blocks / 34 ApartmentsClick: HEREGranted by ABPClick: HERE
2154/19Orphanage beside Centra13 ApartmentsClick: HEREGranted by ABPClick: HERE
2409/19Shamrock Villas / Mountainview Avenue4 Town Houses &8 ApartmentsClick: HEREAI Clarification Sought10 Aug 2019Click: HERE
3026/19Classic Cinema & Dublin Street Parking91 Apartments in 3 Blocks & 5 Storeys Click: HEREAdditional Information Submitted 27 Aug 2019
3426/19Wharton Hall behind Marion’s DaybreakRetain high roof & change of use Click:HERERefused by DCCClick: HERE
3592/19NCBI Furniture Shop beside the Post Office61 bed Shared Living AccommodationClick: HEREObservations 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.    Terenure Tea Dance which will take place on Friday the 27th of September from 2 – 4PM in the Evergreen Club, Terenure. Join us for an afternoon of singing, chatting and social dancing with our wonderful band ‘Past Times’, light refreshments will be available.

6.    Orla from Kyle’s in Terenure tells me that the monthly FREE Poetry Evenings @ Kyle’s are returning for Autumn !

The first one is Tuesday 1st October and the line-up includes :

Moya Cannon, David Butler

Music by Laura Ryder

Introducing Rosamund Taylor

Thereafter it’s back to the last Tuesday of the month from 29th October onward.         Click: HERE

7.    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

8.  Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE