Dublin City Transport Study

A consultation is underway to determine the future for transport in Dublin City. All aspects are being considered, bus, rail, Luas routes as well as facilities for cyclists and pedestrians for the period 2015-2023. 

The link to the study and FAQs is here. Navan Road Community Council has noted that it would appear that the proposed bus route from Navan Road into the city centre will run via Prussia St, across Queen St bridge up to Thomas St and Christchurch. It also appears that there will be no direct bus route into O’Connell Street such as that presently available via the 38 and 122 services. The intention is that commuters link up with Luas lines to access other areas of the north side. Below is a link to a blog post by Donal O’Brolcháin of Drumcondra which has various criticisms of the plan, not least that even the new Luas line from Broombridge completely avoids the North Central core economic area. Amenities such as the Mater Hospital and Croke Park will not be easily accessible. 

https://irelandafternama.wordpress.com/2015/07/23/does-dublins-core-economic-area-need-three-rail-links-between-the-docklands-and-heuston-stationinchicore

The closing date for submissions is 7th August. This is your chance to respond and give your opinion on the future of transport in Dublin City. Details and questionnaires are available at all public libraries and local Dublin City Council offices. Already 1300 responses have been received online. 

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Summer Trip – Botanic Gardens

The community council takes a break from meetings for July and August, returning the first Wednesday in September.

Every July we hold a summer social evening with a trip to a nearby historical site. This year we were lucky to get a guided tour of the Botanic Gardens on a beautiful sunny evening. We were treated to a very interesting talk on the history of the Gardens with its restored glasshouses originally designed by Richard Turner in the 1800s. 

Afterward we returned to the Visitors’ Centre at Ashtown Castle for some food and drink. Our thanks as always to John McCullen, ex-Superintendent of the Phoenix  Park, for arranging the trip with the OPW, to Pauline, our extremely knowledgeable guide at the Botanic Gardens, and to Helen at the Visitors’ Centre café for providing the delicious food. We hope everyone enjoyed the evening and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

   Taking a tour of the organic vegetable garden.

 In the Palm House.

  

Rounding off the evening…