Ringsend and Irishtown Village Improvement Plan

Ringsend Irishtown development

Dublin City Council officials held the first of what could be many consultation days on the Ringsend & Irishtown Village Improvement Plan at Ringsend Library on January 28th.

Attending the meeting were many local residents, along with representatives from local businesses and community groups, and Councillor Chris Andrews.

The purpose of the gathering was to seek the thoughts of those present on what should be done in the way of improving the public sphere in Ringsend-Irishtown with a particular emphasis on the Ringsend Library Plaza.

Among the numerous topics discussed were the returning of the public seat that was situated at the bend beside the Library. Disability access was also high on the agenda.

Plans have also been put in motion for the removal of the old street lighting poles that were left in place when the new poles were erected. The fact that footpaths and works by various agencies were also left incomplete were also discussed due to them being a safety hazard to residents.

Attendants were then asked to complete a questionnaire provided by the DCC, with the intention of gauging their opinions on how the improvement plan should advance.

Those present were asked what they liked most about the Ringsend-Irishtown area, what could be done to make the village centre more attractive, the one thing they would do to improve the look and feel of the district and what developments they would recommend for the Library Plaza area.

This single-sheet survey is now available at Ringsend Library, the Spellman Centre, the Ringsend-Irishtown Community Centre and the St Pat’s CYMS Centre. All residents are asked to fill out these samples so that a comprehensive and inclusive view of all local residents can be obtained for future plans regarding the village.

By Craig Kinsella