4.11 Civic Decoration

Civic decoration and planting are good measures to enhance and green the public realm, which in turn contributes to the overall visual quality of the city.

In Dublin city, civic decoration is not just a colourful representation of planters and hanging baskets but as a resource, it also includes flags, seasonal decoration, such as Christmas trees, and an entire workforce that works to ensure the city presents itself in a way that would equal any other international city.

The majority of civic decoration and enhancements are directed to the city centre, the banks of the River Liffey and the city’s historic core, including key historic buildings as well as other city nodes. They help define areas, mark occasions and events and generally improve the outdoor experience for citizens, commuters and tourists alike.