Love our Laneways: Pearse Drive, Sallynoggin

Friday, April 8, 2022
dlr County
Intro Text 

Update 10th June 2022: We are delighted to annouce the GAPS community day on Sunday, 26th June 2022 from 1- 4pm. We'd love if you could join us for a fun community day. 

The Gaps community day poster for 26th June 2022


Update 8th April 2022: Please read the findings from our Consultation - Love our Laneways which is an initiative established by dlr in partnership with A Playful City. The project is seeking to become an exemplar of how laneways can be reimagined by working with the local community. Pearse Drive/ ‘The Gaps’ in the Pearse estate was identified by DLRCC as the first location for the Love Our Laneways pilot project.

In the coming months we hope to trial, test and implement the vision of the local community at Sallynoggin!

Update December 2021: dlr in collaboration with A Playful City* and the local community are currently developing a co-created vision for Pearse Drive laneway in Sallynoggin to enhance it as a more playful, people-centred place for the community, by the community.

Pearse Drive Sallynoggin is defined by a series of long streets running between Sallyglen Road and Rochestown Avenue, with the majority of retail to the North East of the laneway and public amenity to the south. With close proximity to places such as St Josephs Boys AFC and the Community & Senior Centre, and so has the potential to become a key link between these key stakeholders, as well as an inclusive, accessible and attractive place for local community.

This exciting and innovative project will be made up of multiple phases, from community visioning all the way to design and execution with each phase involving listening to and collaborating with community members and lADT and Sallnoggin College of Further Education.

A Model for Engagement and Re-imagination

dlr are seeking to develop a process to engage and collaborate with community and local stakeholders thereby promoting a bottom up approach for underutilised spaces in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. The aim for this project is to create a template for engaging local community in the decision making and design process. 

If you would like to find out more about Love Our Laneways please click here.

Logo design competition

We partnered with the Visual Communications MA course at IADT and invited 15 students to submit designs for the visual aesthetic for the Love Our Laneways pilot project.

The three shortlisted Visual Communications students were:

1. Megan Colville

2. Maya Browne

3. Sorcha Fitzgerald.

Maya Brown had the winning design.



 *A Playful City is a not for profit organisation, which focuses on creating inclusive, accessible and playful spaces, with and for communities. A Playful City works with the public and private sector to bring this vision to life.