South Central Area Announcements

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Current Announcements

November 2018 Area Manager's Report


All queries regarding Crumlin Village Improvement Scheme should be directed to the Crumlin Area Office on 01-2225500.

Shopfront Improvement Scheme Announced for The Liberties

Dublin City Council South Central Area Office now invites applications from business-holders and commercial property owners in The Liberties for grants under the Shopfront Improvement Scheme 2016. The objective of the scheme is to support commercial premises owners who contribute positively to the local environment and the image of The Liberties, and who in turn attract increased local and visitor footfall to the area. The scheme a number of commercial streets in the area, with the City Council looking to support refurbishment projects that promote the quality and attractiveness of the main shopping area of The Liberties.

The scheme supports up to 50% of the costs of certain works to refurbish and repair shop fronts and certain upper floors works. The closing date for applications is 15th April 2016.

Applications under the scheme will be assessed based on their overall contribution to the quality of the streetscape, adherence to best practice and contribution to the renewal of The Liberties.  

Full Details of the Scheme as well as How to Apply can be found below.

For more information, contact:

Liberties Business Area Improvement Initiative
Dublin City Council
South Central Area Office
Eblana House, Marrowbone Lane
Dublin 8

Tel: 01 222 5180




New Map and Visitors Guides

Discover the history of two of Dublin’s most distinctive areas with these great new Map and Visitors Guides from Dublin City Council.  All tours are self-guided and duration varies from one to two hours.

The Liberties has been a centre of innovation and enterprise stretching right back to its medieval origins.  The areas former wealth, built on weaving, distilling and brewing, has left a rich legacy of ornate churches and public buildings, and a distinctive and enduring character.  These self-guided allow you to explore the highlights as well as some of the lesser-known gems of design and craft in Dublin’s original design district.

Kilmainham & Inchicore are two of Dublin’s best known urban villages. The areas have been at the centre of Dublin’s political, religious, military and industrial history. Few places in the city possess so many National Heritage sites and places of interest in such a short walking distance.  This self-guided tour combines some of the area’s architectural highlights with the beauty of the Grand Canal and River Liffey banks.



Image of Claddagh Court older persons dwellings  Image of canoe on the Liffey



St. Teresa’s Gardens was initially designed in the 1930s but not constructed until the late 1940s early 50’s. While the complex was a response to the pre war housing needs of the population it wasn't designed, meet modern living standards. 
The City Council has been active over the years in seeking to address various issues in this area of the inner city. John Thompson and Partners were appointed in 2005 to prepare a Framework Development Plan for the Dolphin’s Barn Area. The redevelopment of St. Teresa’s Gardens forms a key element of the Plan.

Previous Announcements

South Central Area group photo

Down Memory Lane - Thursday 16th May 2013 at 2.00pm
Common Ground invites you to join studio 468 artist Kathryn Maguire for ‘US’ Again & The Exchange at FESTA 2013The FESTA Project is an artistic intervention on the Grand Canal to celebrate the past and present history of Labour and Leisure in the Rialto area. As part of the project, visual artist Kathryn Maguire’s has produced floating artworks titled  ‘US’ Again and The Exchange which will take part in Inland Waterway’s Dublin Rally on the Grand Canal from May 11 – 12th 2013.
New! Grattan Park Allotments

Allotments and Community Gardens Locations

South Central Area Flooding Factsheet

Severe Weather Information and Useful Numbers 


For more information

South Central Area Office
Floor 1,
Eblana House,
Marrowbone Lane,
Dublin 8.

Tel.: (01) 222 5200
Fax: (01) 453 1088