126.96.36.199 Cultural Hubs and Quarters
Dublin City Council has promoted and encouraged the clustering of cultural activities over the lifetime of previous development plans, building on the success of clusters such as Temple Bar and the south city centre historic core. Cultural clusters are emerging around Parnell Square, Heuston gateway, North and South Docklands, the Liberties and Smithfield and the City Council will continue to support their development. The Liberties/Temple Bar is regarded as the key cultural/creative quarter of the city.
In addition, the City Council will foster and nurture the potential of a newly identified diverse cultural quarter extending from the Heuston/Royal Hospital Quarter outwards to the historic villages of Inchicore and Chapelizod, incorporating special natural and built heritage characteristics of the Camac River Valley and Drimnagh Castle.