#UrbanRegeneration


Map Showing The Lack Of Green Spaces/Public Parks In Dublin 8

A local, Richard Cantwell from Geograpic.ie (Twitter), has come up with a map which features green spaces that currently exist within our local area, plus the surrounding areas of the city. The very informative map highlights the lack of parks for residents of this area of Dublin’s inner city. Dublin... 

Cork Street Park Campaign: Petition To Redevelop Derelict Site

Drawing of proposed plan for site, from Douglas (Carson & Crushell Architects) via Cork Street Park @ Facebook. A campaign is underway to help convince the Dublin City Council Economic Development Department to turn a derelict Chamber Street site, in Dublin 8, into a public park for all of the... 

Ex-Pat Planning On Setting Up New Distillery On James’ Street

Pearse Lyons, a Dundalk native who emigrated to the US in 1976, has applied to use the old James’ Street Church of Ireland church as a whiskey distillery. His multinational corporation, Alltech, has recently applied for planning permission to convert the building for use as a new distillery. With... 

Fire Engulfs John Lynch’s Pub On Thomas Street

Another building on Thomas Street will not be used ever again, because on Wednesday night John Lynch’s Pub burnt down. There was quite a blaze, and it apparently took a considerable effort for the Fire Brigade to get it under control. The fire started in the late evening, and city centre-bound... 

Dublin Space Invaders – Redeveloping Vacant Thomas Street Plot

An exciting new competition has been launched. The Dublin Space Invaders competition invites teams of 2-4 planning students/graduates to redevelop a site on Thomas Street. The winners will be chosen after all entrants have presented their plans to a jury, and their plans will be on display in the Dublin... 

Dublin’s New Pop-Up Park – Granby Park

UpStart, a non-profit voluntary arts collective, has opened up a ‘pop-up park’ on Dominic Street, over near the Rotunda hospital. You can find more info about the park at GranbyPark.com. Here is what Upstart has to say about this excíting new project; Upstart are transforming a vacant Dublin... 

Thomas ‘Street Fest’ – Urban Art Regeneration Project (July 19-21)

The traders around the Thomas Street area have been busy in recent times attempting to clean up the area, by regenerating buildings and corners of our locality which have fallen into disrepair. As part of this programme, Evolve Urban Art (also see their facebook page) are holding the 1st Thomas Street... 

Local Residents Urge Council To Provide Park for Kids

Bridgefoot Street residents have pleaded with the Dublin City Council (D.C.C.) to allocate them a plot of land that in recent times has been left neglected. The plot of land which is situated around the corner from the busy shopping area, Thomas Street, is attracting people who are dealing and using... 

Ghost Town – Whats Next For St Theresas Gardens?

St Theresa’s Gardens, six double blocks of three story balconies, have been opened since the early part of the 1950’s and at that time it was considered to be very plush and very comfortable. When I say the word plush, I mean it had its own supply of hot and cold water, its own loo and it was... 

RTE ‘Prime Time’ Highlights Basin Street Regeneration Crisis

Last nights ‘Prime Time’ program on RTE1 included a report about the Basin Street and O’Devaney Gardens regeneration situations. The report centered around the way in which both complexes have been partially de-populated in order to make way for major regeneration projects which have... 

Saint James’s Graveyard Feasibility Study

There was a Public Consultation Meeting regarding the old St. James’s Graveyard (to the rear of the former Lighting world) held in St. James’s Parochial Hall. Dublin City Council sent a team of experts to discuss the possibilities for the future of the graveyard, with the local community. Representing... 
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