Liffey Vale

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Liffey Vale lies between Anna Livia Bridge in Chapelizod and the War Memorial Gardens west of Islandbridge. It is within 3km of the city centre, Liffey Vale forms a perfect location for formal and informal recreation and is of significant ecological and historical interest. The Liffey Vale area provides an extremely attractive riverside setting to anglers, walkers, cyclists and watersports activities from the immediate areas of Chapelizod, Islandbridge, Ballyfermot and Inchicore and the wider city. The unique collection of rowing clubs on the northern bank reflects the national importance of this stretch of the river.

Liffey Vale House and Gardens will become the focal hub of the proposed ‘River Liffey Trail’ and associated parkland. DCC wishes to sympathetically renovate the historic character of the original pre 1756 Liffey Vale house. These plans include the introduction of tea rooms, an indoor and outdoor education and events space, celebrating the history of the Liffey and the unique biodiversity within the area.

Within the brief set by DCC for Blackwood Associates will undertake a structured and comprehensive non-statutory consultation process to provide a balanced scheme to meet as best as possible the objectives of the scheme. To this end a number of stakeholder workshops will be organised in the coming months to which a range of stakeholders will be invited. These will include an invitation to all Elected Representatives from Area, the PPN, local residents, local businesses, internal City Council departments etc.

Following this process of consultation it would be the intention to bring Part 8 proposals to the Area Committee.

Liffey Vale Area Committee Report