Santry River Restoration and Greenway Project

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Public Consultation Events - 17th, 19th & 20th October 2022

On the 17th, 19th  and 20th October Dublin City Council and Fingal County Council would like to meet you, members of the public, community groups, local businesses and interested bodies to find out what your vision for the Santry River is. 

This is an introductory event to get you involved in the project and give your input. This will be an ongoing process as this project moves from concept design to planning approval through to construction.

Date Location Time

Monday 17th October

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood Park, Santry Demesne, Dublin, D09 KN66

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Wednesday 19th October

Northside Civic centre, Conference Room 1, Ground Floor, D17 K462

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Thursday 20th October

Grange Woodbine Club House, Raheny Road, Dublin, D05 E061

7:30pm to 9:00pm

Access to Northside Civic Centre is via the rear of the building.  If Driving, please use the car park at the back of the building.

Your feedback is important as it will contribute to the final design.

Register your interest below.

Email: [email protected]

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A shared vision

Imagine the future of the Santry River as an attractive river landscape or River Park flowing through North Dublin as an integrated green blue landscape for ecology and amenity.  A wide variety of existing and future activities from sport to cultural and recreational possibilities can be found there. The landscape of the Santry River is to become the backbone of a new green infrastructure project to facilitate nature, pedestrians, and cyclists and form a route from the biosphere of Dublin Bay at St Anne’s Park to Dublin’s wider hinterlands at Sillogue.

Co creation

Essential to the development and success of this vision is the input and insights of you, the local community and stakeholders within the Santry River area.  The project team will be reaching out in early Autumn to get your thoughts and to keep you informed of upcoming activities. We look forward to engaging with you for site visits and receiving your ideas via this portal. More information to follow.


Dublin City Council (DCC) through agreement with Fingal County Council (FCC) and the National Transport Authority (NTA) has commissioned studies to address the high levels of existing flood risks in Dublin, under the EC Directive on the Assessment and Management of Flood Risks 2007, EU Floods, Water Framework, Birds and Habitats Directives, as implemented in Ireland by SI 122 of 2010 EC Regulations 2010 and S2 495/2015.

Based on the above legislation, DCC seeks to implement a river restoration, flood alleviation, greenway and environmental protection project to improve the River Santry in Dublin from its origin in Harristown within Fingal County Council to its point of discharge at James Larkin Road.

The duration of the framework is for a period of four years subject to an annual review and budgetary constraints. The duration of the initial scope of works, as outlined in stages (1) and (2) will be for 36 months.

Following completion of the tender competition, Nicholas O’Dwyer Ltd Consulting Engineers were appointed in July 2022 by DCC to complete the first 2 stages of the project summarised below:

  • Stage 1 (a) – Re-evaluation of River Restoration, Environmental Protection, Landscaping, Greenway and Flood Risk Management Options
  • Stage 1 (b) – Scheme Development and Preliminary Design
  • Stage 2 - Planning Permission Submission to An Bord Pleanála

Nicholas O’Dwyer will be supported in this appointment by their partners REDscape Landscape and Urbanism and cbec Eco-Engineering.