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Grand Canal Dock | Littering

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 …

The Poetry Jukebox17th October 2020

The new poetry collection in the Poetry Jukebox is No Word for ‘Stay’. This selection of poems by poets from the north of Ireland who has lived experience of The Troubles, resonates with the language of loss, grief, and remembrance, but also with optimism. There is a total of twenty wonderful poets and all of the poems […] Read more …

Dublin ’15-minute city’ Plan20th September 2020

Dublin Chamber has today launched an ambitious new urban vision for Dublin which calls for a ’15-minute city’ principle to become a standard in all development planning. Dublin Chamber’s new ‘Dublin: A 15-Minute City’ document calls for the concept of hyper-proximity to be adopted by planners in Dublin. The document points to the success of […] Read more …

Ronan Group aims for tallest tower in Dublin docklands11th September 2020

Developer Johnny Ronan’s Ronan Group Real Estate (RGRE) has commenced construction on one of its most ambitious schemes to date in Dublin’s docklands. Located on 4.6 acres next to the 3 Arena, the Waterfront South Central scheme will, upon completion, comprise hundreds of apartments set within what RGRE describes as a “high-rise, garden village at the heart […] Read more …

The Marker Hotel offering full day private workspaces11th September 2020

The Marker Hotel is to begin renting its bedrooms by the day to people who want to come into the city to work, in order to escape their home office. For €110 per day, guests will be able to hire a bedroom from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. For more details click HERE.   Information […] Read more …

Google’s Dublin Docklands office rental plans abandoned11th September 2020

Google has abandoned plans to rent office space in Dublin’s Docklands for 2,000 employees. The global tech company has confirmed reports that the lease will not now go ahead. Last October, Google entered into talks to rent the state-of-the-art ‘Sorting Office’ near Dublin’s south quays. The seven-storey high grade building on the site of the […] Read more …

Grand Canal Dock’s Pause Café for Kefir Lovers4th September 2020

At the moment, Pause Cafe sells pasta, bruschetta and paninis – but Lopez is also trying to make this space more than just a cafe. He’s promoting it into a meeting spot for people interested in sharing, or talking about, a single ingredient: kefir. People leave their Airbnb keys in cafes or restaurants for guests […] Read more …

Something for the Weekend? SUP at Surfdock28th August 2020

On the lookout for weekend activities around Grand Canal Dock? Why not try Stand Up Paddleboarding with the team at Surfdock, If you are new to the world of SUPing, then there is no better place to start than on the flat waters of the canal. Click here to learn more.

Insider Tips to Dublin Docklands!6th August 2020

Dive into the delights of the Dublin Docklands! Our local area has a few surprises up its sleeve for any day out in the city, whether you are seeking the thrill of an adrenaline rush on the water, or looking forward to getting up close and personal with Irish history. It’s probably been too long since […] Read more …

New section of Royal Canal Cycle route opens5th August 2020

A new section of Dublin’s Royal Canal Cycle route has been opened. Phase 2 of the cycleway links the Dublin Docklands with the North Strand and includes a raised 110 metre viaduct for walking and cycling onto Newcomen Bridge at the North Strand. There is also a pontoon for kayaks and a public space area at the […] Read more …

Keep Discovering, on your doorstep!22nd July 2020

As we all continue to take the necessary care & precautions at this time, for many of us this year our summer holidays will be spent at home. While we may not all be able to tour around the country, each week we will suggest some fun activities in & around the Grand Canal Dock […] Read more …

Registration Open for Dragons at The Docks, on land!22nd July 2020

Dragons at The Docks, returns this year, as the community reunites to raise funds to support the most vunerable people in society. This is the 4th year of this annual fundraiser organised by the Irish Property Industry which aims to raise much needed funds for their nominated charities who are working harder than ever to […] Read more …

New challenge to Ronan dockland tower by DCC14th July 2020

Dublin City Council has taken judicial review proceedings for a second time against An Bord Pleanála’s approval of developer Johnny Ronan’s plan for a 13-storey apartment block in Dublin’s north docklands. The council’s latest legal challenge comes just two days before the expiry of the eight-week time limit for seeking a judicial review of the […] Read more …

Outdoor heated swimming pool proposed for Docklands site.14th July 2020

An outdoor public swimming pool is to be developed as a companion project to the controversial €22m white-water rafting facility in Dublin’s Docklands. A site on Custom House Quay has been earmarked for the proposed 50-metre heated pool, which could cost €15m. Dublin City Council claims the Sea Pool project will create a visitor destination […] Read more …

Dublin’s Docklands is open!10th July 2020

Ireland is reopening! While we can now begin to explore the country further, why not start on our own doorstep? In a bid to promote this neighbourhood, Dublin’s Dockland’s cafes, restaurants, hotels and tourist attractions have come together to launch a marketing campaign inviting visitors to explore what their area has to offer. From world-class visitor attractions, […] Read more …

The Old Liffey Ferry returns10th July 2020

As we continue to enjoy, explore & appreciate our local area further, we are thrilled to hear that the iconic Old Liffey Ferry Service will be resuming on Monday the 13th of July. There will be strict social distancing measures on board and reduced numbers of 9 passengers allowed at one time to ensure safety […] Read more …

Grand Canal Dock: No Swim Zone1st July 2020

Public notice: please note that swimming at the dock is prohibited under the Canals Act 1988 Bye-Laws, which say: “No person shall … bathe or swim in any lock, harbour or dock on the canals, except with the permission of the Commissioners.”  

Keep up to date with the Roadmap for reopening society & business22nd June 2020

Be sure to keep yourself up to date with the latest developments for the reopening of Society & Business post-covid. Check out the following link from gov.ie where you can read more on how Cabinet has approved the re-phasing of the Roadmap for Reopening Society and Business. The country remains in Phase 2 until the […] Read more …

EPIC to reopen to the public on Monday 29th June22nd June 2020

You may not be able to make it to the Eiffel Tower or the Colosseum this summer but don’t worry – you can still visit Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction. EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum will reopen to the public from Monday 29th June 2020, seven days a week, with timed tickets on sale from June […] Read more …

Grand Canal greenway moves a step closer22nd June 2020

Greenways provide exercise, easier access to the countryside & a more sustainable method of transport. The greenway will have walking and cycling routes running from Spencer Dock in Dublin to Shannon Harbour in County Offaly. About 39 kilometres of the route lies within County Kildare.   Information Credit: Leinster Leader

An Post looks at relocating to Dublin’s tallest office2nd June 2020

An Post is currently in talks for a move from it’s home in the GPO of 200 years on O’Connell street to a larget facility of at least 120,000sq ft at the Exo Building in city’s north docklands. The Exo is located next to the 3 Arena and Gibson Hotel at Point Square in the Dublin […] Read more …

Pedestrians, cyclists, buses made priority in ‘return to work’ plan30th May 2020

A phased pedestrianisation of Dublin’s College Green is among plans to provide more social distancing during the return to work as Covid-19 restrictions are eased. The plans by Dublin City Council and the National Transport Authority restrict road space for private motorists and mean fewer bus stops for commuters. The report, entitled Enabling the City […] Read more …

Iput buys Aviva stake in Riverside One offices26th May 2020

Irish Property Company Iput has made a move to consolidate its ownership of the headquarters of one of Ireland’s top law firms with a deal to acquire 29.2 percent interest in the building held by Aviva. To learn more, click here.   Information & Image credit: The Irish Times

Launch of ‘Holding It Together Apart’ Website11th May 2020

Running out of ideas of what to do during these times? A new website ‘Holding It Together Apart’ aims to help people endure the Covid-19 Restrictions by providing unusual and creative classes for everyone to enjoy while Staying At Home. Creative Writing, Laughter Yoga, Kids Crafts, Dance, Juggling and Gardening classes are currently on offer […] Read more …

Community11th May 2020

As we continue to navigate our way through the coming months, it is great to see the effort that the Grand Canal Dock community has come together in adhering to guidelines. Let’s continue to do our part, and ensure to look out and help where you can should you have elderly or vulnerable neighbours. Apleona […] Read more …

Microsoft’s new Dublin offices11th May 2020

Microsoft is due to expand its Irish operations further with a planned move into new offices in the Dublin docklands. The US-headquartered software giant is understood to be closing in on an agreement to rent up to 47,000sq ft of space at No 3 Dublin Landings. The proposed deal will give Microsoft the capacity to grow […] Read more …

Brewdog Delivers!7th May 2020

Craft beer giant and Grand Canal Dock resident, Brewdog opened their Dublin bar back in December. Due to the current crisis, it has been a difficult time for them. However, they have adapted to the new climate and are now taking orders for delivery from their extensive range. Visit their Facebook page to learn more, […] Read more …

Parking Notice1st May 2020

Please take care when parking in the Grand Canal Dock area. Dublin County Council has stated that parking rules and charges “have continued as normal and have never been suspended” during the coronavirus pandemic. We ask that all members of the Grand Canal Dock Community respect these parking regulations in the area.  

Development of Ringsend glass bottle site bid closed by NAMA30th April 2020

NAMA, the state agency has been seeking partners to develop a 37-acre site with 3,500 apartments. The future development is proposed for the Irish Glass Bottle site in Ringsend – thought to be worth up to €130million. The bids closed Monday, April 27th, 2020.   Information & Image credit: The Irish Times

Ronan Group fails to secure permission for extra floors on Salesforce Tower25th April 2020

Developer Johnny Ronan has failed for a third time to secure planning permission for additional floors to Salesforce Tower in Dublin’s docklands. The extra floorspace has the capacity to deliver an additional 1,000 jobs to the 3,500 Salesforce has already earmarked for the development at Spencer Dock. Construction work was continuing on Salesforce Tower until the Covid-19 restrictions shut down building sites across the […] Read more …

Luke Kelly Statue may be moved after vandalisation for fourth time21st April 2020

Dublin City Council is to consider moving an iconic statue of singer and folk musician Luke Kelly to a different location after it was vandalised with paint for the fourth time last night. The statue of the famous Dubliners singer was first unveiled in the heart of Dublin’s Docklands in January last year beside the […] Read more …

Charity Support14th April 2020

Many local charity activities that were due to take place over the past and coming weeks as we know, have been canceled as a result of the current COVID-19 crisis. Such events as the Aware Harbour To Harbour Walk has been postponed until September, click here for more details, and Pieta’s Darkness into Light. During […] Read more …

Shine Your Light14th April 2020

As a show of solidarity and hope for all in this current pandemic, in particular for the frontline workers in Ireland and across the world homes, Government buildings and other national and local public buildings took part in the Shine Your Light Campaign. Waterways Ireland took part in the campaign by lighting up a heart […] Read more …

Let’s Support Local6th April 2020

During this period of uncertainty that we now face daily, be sure to do your bit where you can. As we know, Grand Canal Dock and the surrounding Docklands area is normally a hive of activity & commerce. Please take this time, in line with the current advice from the HSE when leaving your home, […] Read more …

Take a Virtual Tour of EPIC6th April 2020

If you haven’t had time in your schedule before the present situation we find ourselves in, now you can take a tour of EPIC the Irish Emigration Museum online virtually. EPIC is located in The CHQ Building in one of Dublin’s most historic locations by the banks of the River Liffey on Custom House Quay. […] Read more …

Members of same household may exercise together, Government confirms1st April 2020

Members of the same household are allowed to take physical exercise together under Government restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, the Department of the Taoiseach has confirmed. As a community, let’s respect social distancing guidelines and health protocols when exercising outside of our homes.   Information & Image Credit: The Irish Times

Immersive heritage trail’ app to be launched for tourists to Dublin’s Docklands13th March 2020

Dublin’s Docklands is set for a re-brand under Council plans to develop a tourist trail for visitors using smart technology. As part of Failte Ireland’s Visitor Experience Development Plan (VEDP) for the Docklands, Dublin City Council will create an “immersive heritage trail” Mobile App aimed at highlighting the area’s industrial history. Synonymous with modern apartment blocks […] Read more …