4.7.3 Liberties Greening Strategy 2015

The Liberties area of the city occupies the southwest quadrant of the inner-city and was historically located outside of the city walls where lands were granted to the control of monks who were given powers and control of trade within their liberty.

The area developed as a centre of traditional Dublin industry including brewing, weaving, tanning and crafts and as an area where associated workers lived within poor housing conditions. Its current provision of open space and overall greening is poor and presents a marked contrast to the master-planned Georgian squares and streets of the southeast inner-city quadrant.

The Parks Services greening strategy for the area proposes to address this issue through the provision of new parks, creating new civic spaces and greening linkages between these.