#Kilmainham


Unveiling of Plaque at Kilmainham’s New Visitors Centre

Kilmainham Gaol has recently opened a new Visitor’s Centre at Kilmainham Courthouse. A lot of work was done to the entrance of the old Gaol. The outside has been paved with Leinster granite paving and bollards, making the surrounding civic space a more efficient space for pedestrians and cyclists. Irish... 

Pearse Lyons Distillery To Open In Spring 2017

In December 2013 the Lyons family purchased St. James’ Church. The historic St. James’ Church will become the Pearse Lyons Distillery which is to open its doors in Spring 2017. Deidre Lyons, co-founder of Alltech and wife of Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, are renovating... 

New Jobs in Dublin 8 Area

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, announced on the 27th July 2015, that PAREXEL International Corporation (NASDAQ: PRXL) is opening a new global decision-making hub for the Company in Kilmainham, Dublin 8. PAREXEL has plans to hire an additional 130 people over the next... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 13/10/14 – 24/10/14

      D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 13/10/14 – 24/10/14 All the planning updates for the Dublin 8 area for the last two weeks    13/10/14 – 17/10/14   AREA 2   COMMERCIAL:   Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 3232/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Bernard... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 29/09/14 – 10/10/14

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 29/09/14 – 10/41/14   There have been a number of important applications and decisions in the last two weeks of planning proposals. The old Crumlin swimming pool (incidentally where I learned to swim and spent many a happy time) has been closed for the last... 

D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 15/09/14 – 19/09/14

Children from the Multi – Denominational school in Griffith Barracks  D8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 15/09/14 – 19/09/14 IN this week’s planning applications, there are three proposals of note.  A new office block will be built on the site of 32 -36 Thomas Street (beside “Plus... 

Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 11/08/14

Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 11/08/14   The big news in this week’s planning updates is that the Office of Public Works have submitted for planning permission for the conversion of Kilmainham Courthouse into a museum.  The courthouse has been disused since July 2008.  The... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 22/04/14

The big news in this week’s planning permission is permission has been granted for a large residential development in Clancy Barracks. The residential units will be built in the existing barracks as it is a protected structure. The oldest of the barracks dates from the late 18th century and has been... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 21/04/14

Our apologies for the delay in posting last week’s planning updates, there were a number of technical issues that needed to be contended with but are now running smoothly. The big use in last week’s planning updates (sorry again!) was the regeneration of St Theresa Garden’s has entered an “Observations”... 

Dublin’s Elected Mayor – Democracy On A Hairpin

The Green Party were the first of the main political parties (and I use that term loosely given their present circumstances) to propose the idea of a directly Elected Mayor for Dublin.  It is an idea that immediately caused controversy, governments, as a rule, are usually quite reluctant to devolve... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week Starting 14/04/14

This week’s planning permission updates is reasonably quiet. Eight new houses are being constructed on the South Circular Road just coming into Rialto Village from the James’ Hospital end.     Diageo have applied to make storage alterations to their main brewery on Victoria Quay, to those following... 

Dublin 8 Planning – Week Starting 17/03/14

  This weeks planning decisions for Dublin 8,  no major grandbreaking developments.    AREA 2   COMMERCIAL: Area Area 2 – South Central Application Number 2378/14 Application Type Permission Applicant Fourcourt Promotions Location Unit 3, Long Mile Road Business Park, Long... 

Love/Hate Stars & Superquinn Support St. Patrick’s Hospital

Kilmainham Superquinn held a Christmas Evening at their Heuston South Quarter store last Friday, the 13th of December, and Alan Finn and I popped along to see what all the commotion was about! Ultimate Chocolate Biscuit Cake!Two Love/Hate stars – Stephen O’Brien and Aaron Heffernan –... 

Elbow To Play 2014 Gig In Kilmainham (Tickets from Thursday)

The UK rock group, Elbow, have announced that next year they will play at the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham, right here in Dublin 8. The gig is pencilled in for Wednesday June the 25th 2014, and tickets go on sale from Tickmaster.ie from this Thursday at 9am. They are priced at €49.50. The band are... 

Local History Series – The Royal Hospital Kilmainham

In 1545, the archbishop obtained a license to unite the Church of St. John the Baptist of Kilmainham and that of St. James, both without the suburbs, to the Church of St. Catherine, within the suburbs of Dublin. In 1556, the Lord Lieutenant Fitzwalter kept his court at Kilmainham and it was here that... 

Local History Series – A Brief Ancient History Of Kilmainham

In 606 a.d, Saint Magnend was abbot of a monastery here, giving rise to the name Kill Magnend or ‘church of Magnend. This was later corrupted into its current name of Kilmainham. Saint Magnend’s feast day was celebrated on the 18th of December each year and Kilmainham became an important place of... 

Gallery: Remember, Remember, The Snow In December?

We are in the process of going through the old articles from the old Fountain News digital newsletter, and the plan is to add every single one of them to the Newswire on this site. We are about a third of the way through that, and in the process, revisiting some interesting local articles. One of the... 

Weekly Dublin 8 Planning Updates – Week 48, 2013

St. James’s Hospital have applied to implement large signs at both the James’s Street and Rialto entrances/exits. This is the first tangible visual sign locally of the impending new National Children’s Hospital, which is planned to be built on the St. James’s Hospital campus.... 

The Glimmer Man’s Tales Part 6 – The Acre’s Resurrection

It was just past 10, the group were lucky to catch the off license before the shutters came down. Though the rain had kept up since early evening and the streets were now well wetted, they would keep faithful to the plan and set out down Bow Lane for the Royal Hospital in Kilmainham. That usually quite... 

Dubline: Failte Ireland Blaze A Trail Across Dublin 8

Failte Ireland, along with the Dublin City Council (DCC) and the Office of Public Works (OPW) have put together a plan to create a trail from College Green to Kilmainham. This trail is set to become a major tourist draw to Dublin as a whole, and will hopefully help to bring more visitors to our area. Dubline... 
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