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Covid Seasonal Fund

In order to support traders in our Towns and Villages through the Christmas season, the Council created a Covid 19 Seasonal Fund to assist business/representative organisations to animate the public realm. A total of just over €125,000 has been issued to towns and villages across the county, which has helped to light up their streets and bring some seasonal cheer to Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown for Christmas. 

Proposed Development of Myrtle Square and Convent Lane

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is planning to create a new pedestrian space called Myrtle Square in front of Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre. The public realm works will extend the full length of Convent Lane to the junction with Convent Road.

The project aims to stimulate a vibrant streetscape which will encourage footfall in this location and throughout the town centre. A public consultation took place in autumn 2020, the outcome of which will be published shortly. In the meantime, full details of the project can be accessed here.

Dublin Canvas Public Art Project

As part of its remit to undertake public realm works to increase footfall and economic activity, the Economic Development Unit participated in this year’s Dublin Canvas project under the theme of “Colour in the County”. The project, which also involves Sandyford Business District, will see a total of twenty-five traffic boxes painted at various locations across the County. The reaction to the pieces has been extremely positive, and has brought colour to previously grey, often tagged, traffic boxes.

Details of the boxes in the county which have been painted, along with links to artists, are available from Dublin Canvas.