Occassional News – April 2021

HX Grow Project : Continues to bestow beautiful bountiful benefits ! Last month 5 heritage apple trees were planted inside the main gate of Mount Argus Park. Today a row of similar heritage apple trees was planted on Priory Green. These are  the first steps in restoring the mixed fruit orchards that adorned the area in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The HX Grow Learn Library is now live!💥 This is a veritable treasure trove of info, factsheets and all you could need to bring your seeds to fruition.  Many thanks to the builders and curators of the platform; Deirdre, Fiona, Kieran and Claudine!  The library can be accessed via https://bit.ly/2LqoaW6.

If you would like to join the HXGrow WhatsApp Group Click HERE.

  1. Harold’s Cross – It’s Blooming  – Faoi Bhláth! You will have noticed the wonderful banners in the village. Well the next step is Tidy Towns Team need you to volunteer for the Great Socially-Distanced Spring Clean-up taking place on Saturday 24th April. Let’s make it a sparkling neighbourhood in time for our great Stay @ Home Festival !Click: HERE

4.     Planning : The main developments since the last update are :

·       Shamrock Villas : The good news is that the Property Registration Authority advises that an Order dated 16-4-2021 has been issued to Harold Properties Limited refusing an application seeking registration as full owner with an absolute title of the most Southerly section of Shamrock Villas. This opens the way for Dublin City Council to move to establish their control over the full extent of Shamrock Villas in the public interest.

The sad & bad news is that Dublin City Council’s Director of Services continues to contend that the public right of way on this section of Shamrock Villas was validly extinguished at some stage recently and that the erection of gates at Mountain View Avenue is exempted development.

Our elected reps are working with the Harold’s Cross Village Community Council to protect pedestrian access through the full length of Shamrock Villas. This is vitally important in the context of the Bus Connects proposal to install bus gates at McGowan’s and Siopa Linn, remove the footpath along the railings at the South end of the Park, the opening of the new 1,600 pupil schools at the Stadium and the huge number of new apartments in the immediate vicinity.

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

Deirdre Conroy (FF) deirdre.conroy@dublincity.ie / 086 280 5413

Tara Deacy (Soc D) tara.deacy@dublincity.ie / 087 938 9904

Pat Dunne (I4C) pat.dunne1@dublincity.ie / 087 776 4422

Anne Feeney (FG) anne.feeney@dublincity.ie / 087 295 5256

Mary Freehill (Lab) marycfreehill@gmail.com / 086 812 6378

Carolyn Moore (GP) carolyn.moore@dublincity.ie/ 087 645 2800

  1. Many more FREE EVENTS in Dublin this week HERE