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March 2016

 Please see our 2016 Newsletter out now detailing all new developments in the Square – click Spring newsletter

On 8th April a meeting will be held at No 25 Mountjoy Square East from 6pm – 8pm to hear of Dublin City Council’s plans for the regeneration of Mountjoy Square Park –  all welcome.

In 2015 the Mountjoy Square Society co sponsored a Conservation Management Plan for Mountjoy Park – this Plan has been accepted by Dublin City Council and is now being introduced on a phased basis. To access the Report please click Mountjoy Square Park Conservation Plan

-     The Mountjoy Square Society recently made a submission to the Dublin City Council Issues Paper on the new Development Plan   to access the submission please Submission

 

 

 

Titanic in Song – National Concert Hall, 4th May

John Field Room, National Concert Hall, Dublin 2
Friday 4th May 2012 at 13:05
A unique look at the music played on the Titanic’s fateful journey

Popular singing duo Dara MacMahon and Gerry Noonan return to the John Field Room at lunchtime on Friday 4th May, with their new show, Titanic in Song.
In its centenary year, the artists invite you to explore the story of the Titanic in song. Hear the songs played on the ship, from first and second class to steerage. Extracted from the White Star Line Song Book, the concert will present a selection of light classical, operetta, musical comedy, music hall, vaudeville and Irish songs. A unique look at the Titanic story using the wonderful songs popular at this time. Singers Dara McMahon and Gerry Noonan will take you on this unique musical journey, accompanied by Pauline Cooper. A perfect step back-in-time at lunchtime!

Tickets are €15 (concession €12) and available from www.nch.ie or via 01 417 000.

Summer Row Community Garden

Would you like to grow your own vegetables in the city?

The Summer Row Community Garden is actively seeking new urban gardeners to join their group. Their garden is located in Dublin’s North inner-city, only 15 minutes from O’Connell St. Membership is free and sowing, planting and harvesting is carried out communally so no experience is necessary. We grow a huge selection of fruit and vegetables, including peppers, gooseberries, pears, tomatoes and much more.

The garden is open for general visitors from 14:00 – 17:00 on Saturdays, so if you are interested just drop in. For other times or more information please inquire by email – info@summerrowgarden.com.

More details are available on their website – www.summerrowgarden.com

Planned ACA Designation of Mountjoy Square

Thursday, 15th March, 2012 from 4:30 PM

We have received notice of Dublin City Counci's plans to designate Mountjoy Square as an Architectural Conservation Area – something that the society has been seeking for a numbe of years. On this Thursday (15th March) at 4:30pm, planners from Dublin City Council will outline the planned ACA designation at an information meeting in 25 Mountjoy Square – if you would like to know more about the ACA, please do come along. This is an important meeting as it will be an opportunity for the Council to set out its plans for the ACA and for the community and heritage groups to contribute our views.

The draft ACA documents are available on the DCC website as well as below on this page and all submissions and observations on the ACA are invited by 21st March 2012. If you are interested in the future of Mountjoy Square we would encourage you to read the DCC proposal for the ACA and make a submission to the Council. In particular it is important that the Council should up its game in the public areas over which it has control – most notably the Mountjoy Square Park, which urgently needs a proper conservation and management plan if the area is to be lifted.

Spring 2012 Newsletter

You can download our Spring 2012 newsletter [PDF 378kb]. This issue is jam-packed with information about our most recents events and achievements, as well as our plans and goals for the future.

Coach-Free Mountjoy Square!

A coach-free zone
Mountjoy Square Society is delighted to announce that, as of October 2011, Mountjoy Square is no longer to be used as a city coach park. This is a great step forward for one of the inner city’s most densely populated areas and the largest green space in Dublin 1.

We would like to sincerely thank all those who played their part in this move – City Councillors, Officials and An Garda Siochana among others.

Next steps
Mountjoy Square is one of Dublin’s finest Georgian squares but, unfortunately, also the most neglected. We believe that a key reason for this historic neglect is that until recently the people living and working in Mountjoy Square have not organised effectively as a community. As such we have not been identified by key political and official decision makers – as a community meriting protection, support and encouragement. Because of this, the public areas in Mountjoy Square have not been managed with primary regard for the benefit of the people who live and work there nor have we been given the resources that many other communities in our city take for granted. You can read more about our plans here.

Clean Up Day – April 16

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