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Scenes from The 101st Jones Engineering Dublin City Liffey Swim27th October 2021

The 101st Jones Engineering Dublin City Liffey Swim took place last Saturday 23rd October. Over 500 swimmers took part this year on.a new course travelling up-river for the first time in the swims history. They began their journey at the Three Arena and traveled along the north side of the quays. This years swim is the […] Read more …

EPIC Museum in the docklands voted best visitor experience in Europe22nd October 2021

For a record breaking third year in a row EPIC, The Irish Emigration Museum, has been voted Europe’s leading visitor experience, finishing ahead of the Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum and Buckingham Palace at the World Travel Awards. The museum documents the stories of some of the millions of people who left Ireland, and how they influenced […] Read more …

Impressive docklands redevelopment opportunity with waterfront views18th October 2021

A waterfront building on Barrow Street in Grand Canal Dock is being brought to market with potential for redevelopment at a guide price of €4 million. Dock Mill comprises a five-storey over-basement building on a site which includes seven basement car spaces. The property benefits from existing planning permission to convert the building into nine […] Read more …

Plans announced for project to improve Grand Canal Basin water quality13th October 2021

Dublin City Council have revealed plans for a new project aimed at improving water quality in the Grand Canal Basin. The project will involve the installation of a new pipeline to the River Liffey, along with the construction of an outfall structure at Sir John Rogerson’s Quay. In total, 450m of pipeline will be installed within the […] Read more …

Open House Dublin 20217th October 2021

Open House Dublin 2021 has been launched with the programme’s list of events, running over three days from 15-17th October. Events on offer include tours by foot, bike, boat and bus, as well as screenings of films and activities for children.   Read More Here  

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What’s On in October: Bord Gais Energy Theatre5th October 2021

There’s lots going on at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this month! Monday 4th – Saturday 9th October: The Rocky Horror Show Tuesday 12th – Saturday 16th October: Six Sunday 17th October: Joker – Live in Concert Tuesday 19th – Saturday 23rd October: Heathers: The Musical Wednesday 27th – Saturday 30th October:  West Side Story in Concert […] Read more …

Airbnb Headquarters in the docklands for sale29th September 2021

The EMEA headquarters of Airbnb at 8 Hanover Quay in the docklands has recently been placed on the market. The warehouse style property at the corner of Benson Street and Hanover Quay, priced at €41.5m, is currently owned by a fund managed by BNP Paribas.   Read More  

Upcoming Road Closure | Britain Quay23rd September 2021

Please be advised of upcoming road closure on Britain Quay, on Friday  24th of September and Tuesday 28th of September from 7:30 am to 6pm, for placing a mobile crane at the corner of our site. As previously noted, this will not affect any adjacent car spaces or footpath access except the red zone marked below .  Bennetts have also  notified  all surrounding buildings for […] Read more …

Electricians working on street lights | Grand Canal – Hoist required23rd September 2021

Apleona HSG electricians are currently working on the street lights in Grand Canal. 2 lights back in action with complete led head replacement. 2 lights contractors are gone to get materials and fittings. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Volunteer Planting23rd September 2021

The Dublin Dockland Clean up Day in Grand Canal was a great success! Great day for the team.       

Powerwashing | Grand Canal22nd September 2021

Powerwashing carried out by Apleona HSG janitorial team in Grand Canal today 22nd September 2022. Admiral Browne , the area in between 4/5 Grand Canal and McCann Fitzgerald – see images below. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Escape Boats at Grand Canal Dock13th September 2021

Escape Boats bring the experience of escape rooms to a whole new level! Located at Grand Canal Dock, there are two challenges to choose from: SOS, where your team are trapped on an abandoned, crippled boat, and your mission is to gather information, repair the boat and escape. The second challenge is Convicts, where your team […] Read more …

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What’s On in September: Bord Gais Energy Theatre7th September 2021

There’s lots going on at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this month!   Friday 10th September: Celine Byrne Tuesday 14th September: Blade Runner Live Sunday 19th September: We’ve Only Just Begun Tuesday 21st – Sunday 26th September: Dirty Dancing   You can read more or book tickets HERE  

Opening for tenants at Boland’s Mills development1st September 2021

Google is looking for a marketplace operator and retail tenants for its new Boland’s Mills development, which will bring shops, restaurants, a cultural space and market place to the heart of Grand Canal Dock. The redeveloped space will have 10 buildings, and is due to open in 2023. It will comprise of regenerated mixed-use space, built […] Read more …

Docklands apartment development site brought to market26th August 2021

A development site in the Docklands has been placed on the market for €80m. Located on the East Wall Road, ‘Brick Yards’ has the potential to accommodate a scheme of over 1,000 apartments. Read more here  

Digital Repository of Ireland Webinar 20th August 2021

Join the Digital Repository of Ireland on 17th September for a lively webinar exploring the diversity of digital cultural heritage collections relating to Dublin’s past and present. For more information, visit the website.

National Heritage Week13th August 2021

National Heritage Week, one of Ireland’s largest cultural events, is running from Saturday 14th August – Sunday 22nd August. It is being marked locally by a series of heritage projects and events across Dublin, including History and Heritage boat tours around Grand Canal Dock. For more information on National Heritage Week 2021, visit www.heritageweek.ie  

New underground station proposed for Spencer Dock10th August 2021

A new underground train station in Dublin’s Docklands has been proposed as part of Iarnród Éireann’s latest public consultation on the DART+ West project. A new station at Spencer Dock, along with enhancements to entrances at Connolly Station, will be needed to cater for extra passenger capacity on the Dublin to M3 Parkway/Maynooth line. Read More   

Upcoming Road Closure | Britain Quay5th August 2021

Please note the upcoming Road Closure on Britain Quay, on 6th and 10th  of August,  from 7:30 am to 6pm  – there is a placement of a mobile crane at the corner of the site. As previously noted, this will not affect any adjacent car spaces or footpath access except the red zone marked below .  We […] Read more …

Powerwashing | Grand Canal Quay29th July 2021

Powerwashing continues in Grand Canal, see attached images  On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Chimney Park Playground | Updates29th July 2021

Works and replacement and repair of equipment carried out in Chimney Park playground by Nature Play. Please see before and after photographs. If you notice anything in the playground please log it to the Apleona 24/hr service desk on 01 2157000 or email realestate.irl@apleona.com Before After On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real […] Read more …

Network Repairs | Grand Canal Dock26th July 2021

Ongoing Repairs are being carried out by KN Networks. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate  

Red Paving Repair | Grand Canal Dock12th July 2021

Please note that repairs to the red paving at Grand Canal were carried out by KN Networks. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Upcoming Road Closures Britain Quay | Reminder9th July 2021

Reminder to all of the below dates for road closures over the coming weeks. Traffic and Pedestrian management will be in place. If you have any concerns or queries the contact on-site is as follows Project Coordinator: Andrei Bindea, Bennett (Construction) Ltd. Phone: 086 144 9619 Email: andreibindea@bennettconstruction.ie

Discover Dublin this Summer | Dublin City Kayaking2nd July 2021

On the lookout for some fun summer activities over the coming months? Why not discover Dublin by Kayak? City Kayaking is a fantastic way to see Dublin’s most famous landmark sites from a unique angle!  Visit their website to learn more: citykayaking.com   Image and Info Credit: City Kayaking.com

New Bin Inserts | Grand Canal Dock22nd June 2021

Please note that new inserts for the estate bins have arrived on-site and are been actively changed out. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Upcoming Road Closure | 29th June 202121st June 2021

Please note the upcoming Road Closure at Britain Quay on the 29th June 2021 from 7.30 am to 6.00 pm Bennetts are dismantling a crane. Please see Traffic Management Plan below. If you have any queries or issues regarding same please contact the following: Andrei Bindea Project Coordinator BEng, PGDip PM Bennett (Construction) Ltd. Phone: […] Read more …

Powerwashing Update | Grand Canal Dock15th June 2021

Powerwashing continued on the estate carried out by Domestic and General. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate  

Grand Canal Dock | Industrial Sweeper Clean Up8th June 2021

An Industrial Sweeper has been hired for the areas under Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited which has been coming in after every weekend for the past 2.5 months. We hope you see the improvements made. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Keeping Grand Canal Dock Clean8th June 2021

We saw this sign at the weekend and it says it all. We do wish for people to enjoy themselves outside however it becomes a problem when it is taken to the extreme and people do not clean up afterwards. Grand Canal Harbour is a mixed-use development and is people’s home. A little bit of […] Read more …

Bank Holiday Weekend | June8th June 2021

After the June bank holiday weekend in Grand Canal please see below photographs of what our teams had to face into each morning. Despite extending the janitorial service at 12 midnight, the area was left in a disgusting way, six 1100 litre bins were placed throughout the estate however, decisions were made not to use […] Read more …

June Bank Holiday Weekend | Grand Canal Dock4th June 2021

Security Measures Please note that nine security guards are on for the areas under Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited from 3.00 pm to 3.00 am Friday 4th June to Sunday 6th June. Cleaning Measures Industrial Cleaning is scheduled for the estate on Tuesday 8th June. Janitorial Increased hours up to 12 midnight, with the next […] Read more …

Paving Update | Grand Canal Square4th June 2021

Reinstatement of red paving tiles in Grand Canal Square carried out by KN Networks. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Dragons at the Docks 20212nd June 2021

Take to the high seas and travel virtually with your team from Dublin to Hong Kong – home of the largest Dragon Boat Race. How you complete the journey is up to your team – walk, run, cycle or row! With all kilometres tracked within the dedicated fundraising app, the race is on – which […] Read more …

Dublin Pride 20211st June 2021

Happy Pride Month! Dublin Pride 2021 was officially launched by The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu on May 17th, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony took place at the Dublin Pride Hub.  The Dublin Pride 2021 theme is Community, with a focus on promoting the vital work of LGBTQ+ organisations & services. As the biggest LGBTQ+ fundraising events […] Read more …

Community Consideration | Grand Canal Square25th May 2021

This Monday 24th May 2021 at 10.15 pm on Grand Canal Square, a wheelie boombox was blasting out very loud music that could be widely heard – video here. Please note that this is a mixed-used development with surrounding Residents. We would ask all to be considerate of the residents in the area.  We have no issues with […] Read more …

Parking Lines | Chimney View24th May 2021

The double yellow lines and the yellow box on Chimney View have been refreshed by Car Park Lining. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Grand Canal | Powerwashing Update19th May 2021

Power washing in Grand Canal Square – estate concrete seating 19th May 2021. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Grand Canal | Cleaning Update19th May 2021

Sweeping and Power washing of Chimney Park playground today 19th May 2021. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Grand Canal Dock | Littering14th May 2021

Th below images show what teams had to face this morning at 5.00 am. There are 1100 litre black bins left out in Grand Canal Square. If the bins are full we would ask you to place your rubbish in the additional bins provided or take the rubbish away with you. People are free to […] Read more …

Security Notice | May 14th – 16th, 202113th May 2021

Security Notice | Upcoming Weekend 14th – 16th May 2021 There will be seven security officers in the area under the remit of GCHM from Friday, May 14th to Sunday, May 16th, 2021. However, we would ask you to utilise the following number if you suspect any criminal or anti-social behaviour: 999 On behalf of Grand Canal […] Read more …

Chimney View Trees11th May 2021

Tree attention in Grand Canal Dock. Eoin O’Connell, the arborist, has tended to the trees on Chimney View by raising their crowns. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Powerwashing Update | Grand Canal Dock10th May 2021

The teams in Grand Canal are powerwashing the area after the weekend. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Welcome Back EPIC!7th May 2021

EPIC Museum re-opens to visitors on Monday 10th May. Bookings must be made online in advance. Click HERE for more information.

Keeping Grand Canal Dock Clean | Billygoat7th May 2021

There is a Billygoat purchased on behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Ltd. Apleona HSG Janitorial team have full use of a Billygoat for the Grand Canal Harbour area under the remit of GCHM.  The teams are working hard to retain the desired standard for the estate. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., […] Read more …

Powerwashing Update | Grand Canal Dock7th May 2021

On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited powerwashing was carried out on the estate on Friday 7th May 2021 On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Grand Canal Harbour | Lighting Project7th May 2021

Phase One of the Lighting Project is progressing well at the moment. We advise all stakeholders we are on target to present our findings in line with the original planner, to view the Project Plan with current updates, please click here. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further details or progress […] Read more …

Powerwashing Update | Grand Canal Dock6th May 2021

Powerwashing carried out by the teams in Grand Canal on Thursday 6th May 2021. We would ask again please do not interfere with estate seating – cooking oil is been poured on the seating. We would ask this behaviour to be ceased immediately. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited., Apleona Real Estate

Powerwashing Complete | Asgard Road29th April 2021

Please note that powerwashing has been completed on Asgard Road. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Estate Lighting Review28th April 2021

Estate Lighting under Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Phase One A full review is been undertaking on all estate lighting over the next few months. Click HERE to see more. Our thanks to 2 Grand Canal and Q Parking for assisting the contractors with access to the required areas. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour […] Read more …

Interfering with Estate Property | Gallery Quay28th April 2021

Oil has been placed on the marble seats facing the Dock on the strip from Il Valentino / Gallery Quay / Café Nero. We would ask that no one interferes with estate property. It is also staining the ground. There are CCTV cameras in place and the Guards will be contacted. If anyone is witnessing […] Read more …

Powerwashing Update | Grand Canal Dock27th April 2021

A combined effort from Apleona HSG and Domestic General carrying out power washing today in Grand Canal. We are powerwashing the strip opposite Hanover Quay up to the colourful wall including the marble seats We would ask all parties who are utilising the area to please place their rubbish in the estate bins provided and […] Read more …

Grand Canal Dock Cleaning27th April 2021

Grand Canal on Saturday morning, April 24th, 2021 – see the below video. Apleona HSG janitorial team arrived on site at 5.00 am and cleaned the area under the remit of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited. Apleona HSG janitorial team was on site until midnight Saturday 23rd April 2021. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management […] Read more …

Reporting Criminal/Suspicious Behaviour Grand Canal Dock27th April 2021

If you suspect any criminal or suspicious behaviour in Grand Canal, Dial 999/ 112 for support Our first thought is to contact Pearse Street, however, the patrol car is linked to the 999/112 line More Gardai presence is required for the Grand Canal Harbour area. Thank you to all parties who have placed calls, working […] Read more …

Bench Cleaning Grand Canal Dock27th April 2021

Apleona HSG janitorial are on site since 5.00 am this morning. Powerwashing,  a combined effort by Domestic, General, and Apleona HSG. As part of the janitorial remit is to wash down the benches and seats in Grand Canal, see their finding this morning. Oil placed on the marble seating along the strip by Il Valentino […] Read more …

Let’s Keep Grand Canal Dock Clean26th April 2021

Today was another extremely busy day for the teams in Grand Canal.  Please see below images of before and after photographs of Grand Canal Square from this morning 26th April 2021. This is what businesses, residents, and the teams on the ground have to face into every Monday morning. We have no issues with people out […] Read more …

Powerwashing Bin Area26th April 2021

Powerwashing the bin area of the estate bins took place today 26th April 2021. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Chimney View Playground | Update13th April 2021

Please note that sand has been topped up in the playground in Chimney View. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Power Washing in Grand Canal | 13th April 202113th April 2021

Apleona HSG janitorial team are carrying out their scheduled power washing duties in the Grand Canal Harbour today April 13th, 2021. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited, Apleona Real Estate

Council Plans for Tackling Water Pollution8th April 2021

Dublin City Council officials have said that some of the works recommended for tackling pollution. Issues which were first flagged back in 1994. The plan is to extend that pipeline and discharge the water in the Liffey. Image & information credit: Dublin Inquirer – read more HERE.

Tik Tok’s new offices at Grand Canal Dock6th April 2021

The Chinese social media giant has chosen the Sorting Office at Grand Canal Dock to accommodate up to 2,000 workers, according to sources. It had whittled the search down to three locations, with TIO’s North Dock, beside the 3Arena, and McGarrell Reilly’s Charlemont Square in Rathmines losing out to the former An Post site. Information […] Read more …

Planning rejected for Dublin Docklands scheme1st April 2021

An Bord Pleanála has turned down Dublin City Council’s new planning scheme for the Docklands because it does not allow enough height and density. The North Lotts and Grand Canal Dock Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) plan covers the site of Johnny Ronan’s proposed 45 and 41-storey towers and would have meant those towers limited to 25 storeys. The city council […] Read more …

New Signage at Chimney View Playground26th March 2021

New signage has been erected in Chimney View playground. We would ask everyone to please respect the rules of the Chimney View playground. See below. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Public Notice: Drinking in Public Areas is Against the Law26th March 2021

It is against the law to drink in the public areas in Grand Canal. We would ask everyone in our community to adhere to and respect this. Signage has been erected throughout the estate to remind residents (see images below). On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Pick Up After Your Pet26th March 2021

On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited, Apleona Real Estate requests that residents of the area please pick up after their dog. Please ensure that when walking your pet in the area that you have dog waste disposal bags with you and once you have cleaned up that it is correctly placed in the […] Read more …

Power Washing in Grand Canal26th March 2021

On Wednesday 24th March 2021 and Thursday 25th March 2021, the Apleona HSG Janitorial Team were busy power washing the area of the estate waste bins and Grand Canal Square. Please see below some images of works completed. On behalf of Grand Canal Harbour Management Limited Apleona Real Estate

Whitewater Rafting Project Rejected.24th March 2021

Minister for Local Government Darragh O’Brien, whose department would oversee such funding, has refused the request for Dublin’s controversial plans for a €25 million whitewater rafting project in the docklands. Dublin City Council wanted €19m for the project as part of the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund for the attraction which doubled in price from […] Read more …

Grand Canal Storm Water Outfall Extension22nd March 2021

Dublin City Council are progressing with plans to complete a storm water outfall extension at Grand Canal Dock, to improve water quality in the area. The proposed project will install a new pipeline within the Grand Canal Dock to the River Liffey via Asgard Road together with the construction of an outfall structure to the […] Read more …

Surfdock due to re-open April 202118th March 2021

The team at Surfdock are planning to re-open their watersports centre in April 2021. With a full commitment to stopping the spread of Covid 19 they have introduced the following measures: pre-booking only, no walk-ins all waivers have to be signed ahead of time no hand shakes or hugs the changing rooms and showers are closed, please […] Read more …

Global Greening for St. Patrick’s Day 202116th March 2021

Tourism Ireland’s Global Greening initiative has begun in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day 2021 celebrations. Be sure to have a stroll around our Dublin Docklands home to see some of the buildings and landmarks turn green! Image: CHQ Dublin

NOW TV Dublin Bikes launching ‘e-dublinbikes’ hybrid electric option8th March 2021

Dublin City Council, JCDecaux and the National Transport Authority (NTA) have today announced that the NOW TV dublinbikes scheme will be enhanced with the upgrade of 50% of the fleet of 1,600 to hybrid electric bikes, commencing on March 30th when the first batch of e-dublinbikes will be launched. With a station in our community […] Read more …

St. Patrick’s Festival 2021 – SPF TV | What’s On?8th March 2021

Who’s looking forward to “Six Great Virtual Days & Nights!”? The National St. Patrick’s Festival returns in 2021, running from March 12th to 17th inclusive. The presentation of this years’ Festival will be through ‘SPF TV’, a St. Patrick’s Festival TV Channel, which will be located at www.stpatricksfestival.ie and will be accessible globally. Check out what’s on via their website, and make […] Read more …

Local Enterprise Office offers support to small businesses2nd March 2021

Dublin City Council has released a statement to remind small businesses throughout the city that are struggling with the effects of Covid-19, to contact the Council’s Local Enterprise Office for help and support. With the beginning of Local Enterprise Week, which was launched by the Tánaiste, Leo Varadkar, a number of initiatives will be taking place across […] Read more …

Aware Paddy’s Day Walk1st March 2021

This March, Aware are asking you to join their march with people all over Ireland. Come together ‘virtually’ in support of Aware’s Aware’s mental health services. This is a virtual event, so you can take part in your locality. You can choose the distance and the route, start from your front door, do laps of your […] Read more …

Grand Canal Graving Docks up for sale16th February 2021

Waterways Ireland is drawing up plans to sell the heritage, “graving docks”, part of the Grand Canal Docks in Dublin, on the open market. Graving docks are effectively dry docks into which ships can be sailed before the water is removed, allowing work on parts of ships that would have been inaccessible when the vessel […] Read more …

Backing for Dublin Rafting Project from Sport Groups & Tourism12th February 2021

The planned White Water Rafting Centre in Dublin has won the support of tourism and sporting organisations as the city council prepares to make a new funding application for the controversial project. The council has already asked for expressions of interest for the €25 million project which is planned for Georges Dock in the IFSC. […] Read more …

Dublin City Council plan for expected bad weather11th February 2021

Weather warning for the weekend ahead: February 12th – 14th 2021. Dublin City Council has been closely monitoring weather forecasts over the past few days and has a Winter Maintenance Plan in place for the bad weather expected over the next 24 to 48 hours. Read more of the plans in place HERE.

Offers for Brick Yards scheme announced in North Docklands4th February 2021

The Nine-acre holding beside Port Tunnel and 3Arena was previously offered for sale in 2006 for €150m Offers in excess of €80 million have been invited for a landmark 9-acre (3.6 hectare) site in Dublin’s north docklands zoned for the delivery of a major mixed-use scheme. Assembled originally by a joint venture involving the Westmeath-based Bennett […] Read more …

New Google development on the site of Boland’s Mill31st January 2021

Google has secured planning permission to transform ground floors of two of its towers at its €300m development at Boland’s Mill into a market-place to facilitate local food and craft businesses. The plans represent a new urban quarter for the Dublin 4 area. According to landscape architects, Gustafson Porter + Bowman, the market-place element will […] Read more …

St. Patrick’s (Virtual) Festival Dublin 202125th January 2021

Who’s looking forward to “Six Great Virtual Days & Nights!”? The National St. Patrick’s Festival returns in 2021, running from March 12th to 17th inclusive. The presentation of this years’ Festival will be through ‘SPF TV’, a St. Patrick’s Festival TV Channel, which will be located at www.stpatricksfestival.ie and will be accessible globally. Details on St. Patrick’s Festival 2021, SPF TV and […] Read more …

Plans progress for white-water rafting facility in George’s Dock22nd January 2021

Dublin City Council (DCC) is seeking to draw up a shortlist of contractors interested in building the controversial white water rafting facility proposed for George’s Dock. The proposed white water rafting facility would be located between the IFSC and the CHQ building in Dublin. Image: Smart Docklands via The Irish Times website. Information Credit: The Irish […] Read more …

Adam King’s ‘virtual hug’ to light up the Samuel Beckett Bridge21st January 2021

Adam King, the six-year-old boy from Co. Cork, whose ‘virtual hug’ provided one of television’s most memorable moments on the Late Late Toy Show in December last year, is lighting up buildings across the country tonight. Adam’s hug sign, which he shared on the show is being displayed tonight at locations in Dublin, Cork and Waterford city […] Read more …

Planning granted for Connolly Quarter!15th January 2021

Our Docklands neighbourhood is about to grow even further with the recent planning permission being granted for a “game changing” development beside Connolly Station that will see more than 700 homes being built and create 1,000 jobs. The new Strategic Housing Development, called  the Connolly Quarter, will cover 80,000 square metres and includes 741 homes, […] Read more …

Keeping Entertained During Lockdown!12th January 2021

When we can’t go out & about, you can stay entertained at home with some top Dublin artistry. From films and gigs to publications and podcasts, Dublin’s collection of creatives have you covered! Check out this great list of entertainment resources from Dublin Live, helping to keep you occupied while supporting local businesses and artists. CLICK […] Read more …

New App to help public to alert teams to location of rough sleepers23rd December 2020

The Dublin Region Homeless Executive (DRHE) has launched a new free App, which enables members of the public to alert street outreach teams to the location of people sleeping rough, so they can make contact with them. The DRHE and the Dublin Simon Community outreach service teams provide on street support and help secure accommodation […] Read more …

Have your say about Dublin City’s future22nd December 2020

Dublin citizens (including youth groups, children and those representing children), communities, businesses and organisations are invited to share their views, thoughts, and wishes for the city, by taking part in the first stage of the public consultation process for the Dublin City Development Plan 2022-2028, which was launched 16th December 2020. This engagement forms a […] Read more …

Winter Lights goes global!19th December 2020

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu would like to announce that as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs’ ‘To Be Irish at Christmas’ initiative, Dublin City Council’s ‘Winter Lights’ campaign will be streamed live online so that the Irish diaspora around the world can enjoy it too. For the month of December, 17 […] Read more …

Inner City Helping Homeless14th December 2020

Santa Box Drop off point at CHQ in aid of Inner City Helping Homeless. Located beside the ticket desk at Epic Museum the drop off point is open from 12.00pm – 5.00pm every dat until December 22nd. Information & image credit: CHQ Dublin

Welcome, Winter Lights!7th December 2020

After a successful first year, Dublin City Council’s Winter Lights returns to illuminate the magic of Dublin this December. Every evening, from December 1st to January 1st, at sunset to 2 am, 14 locations around the city will be transformed with custom projections and lighting displays. Projections will illuminate the facades of buildings including City […] Read more …

Nutbutter opens in Grand Canal Dock23rd November 2020

Welcome to the neighbourhood Nutbutter! If you’re out and about, feeling peckish for a take away, why not check out a new, local business in the area; Nut Butter! Serving the freshest responsibly sourced Irish ingredients, cooking them all from scratch, and add a Californian twist, that’s their menu!   2&3 Gallery Quay, Grand Canal […] Read more …

New Dublin Port cycle route12th November 2020

A major missing link in the provision of cycling infrastructure across Dublin bay will be in place within two years, under plans from Dublin Port Company, the Liffey – Tolka Project. The off-road route will take cyclists from the Tolka river estuary opposite Clontarf to the Liffey quayside, and will enable Dublin City Council and Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council to finally complete the Sutton to Sandycove (S2S) cycleway. Read […] Read more …

EPIC Museum wins ‘Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction’ award12th November 2020

For the second year in a row, EPIC has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the annual World Travel Awards, Europe’s most prestigious honours programme in travel and tourism. In doing so, EPIC becomes the first tourist attraction to win this award back-to-back. The Dublin docklands museum, beat off attractions such as the Acropolis in Athens, Buckingham […] Read more …

Suspended DART Services at Grand Canal Dock November 20206th November 2020

Dart services over the next two weekends between Malahide/Howth and Grand Canal Dock will be suspended due to engineering works. Over November 7/8th and 14/15th, bus operators will be accepting rail tickets, and Dart services will operate between Grand Canal Dock and Bray/Greystones only. Information & Image Credit: The Irish Times

Bram Stoker Festival 202030th October 2020

Bram Stoker Festival Bram Stoker Festival, which will once again bring fun and adventure to Halloween weekend, Friday 30th October – Monday 2nd November, as they playfully celebrate the gothic, the mysterious, the after-dark and the supernatural and delve into the legacy of one of Ireland’s most treasured authors. This year, all of the deadly […] Read more …

Urban Agency extends ‘Dock Mill’28th October 2020

‘Dock mill’ is a project by an international architecture firm, called Urban Agency, that takes inspiration from the amazing potential of timber. The proposal envisions the vertical extension of an old industrial mill in Dublin’s Docklands – a burgeoning area in the Irish capital – to create flexible office and residential space. Learn more, here. Image & information credit: urban […] Read more …

EPIC Museum’s Halloween at Home Pack23rd October 2020

Did you know Halloween comes from the ancient Celtic celebration of Samhain? And that many of the traditions and superstitions we enjoy today can be traced back hundreds of years? Click HERE to learn more about EPIC’s Halloween at Home Pack for something fun for the family over Halloween weekend.   Image & information credit: EPIC […] Read more …

Boland’s Mills Resurrected20th October 2020

Nestled on the east side of Grand Canal Dock’s inner basin, next to the wayward towers of the emerging Boland’s Quay development, is a 19th-century stone building rising from the waters. The former Boland’s Mills has been resurrected as 1,400 sq metres of offices, plus cafe/retail use, after three years of conservation work. Information & image […] Read more …