River Santry Rainscape

Closed 18 Jul 2021

Opened 17 Jun 2021


The River Santry Rainscape project aims to create new green spaces, make enhancements to existing green spaces, and change the appearance of some hard surfaces.

This will provide benefits to the local community and at the same time protect the Santry River by removing harmful pollutants from the rainwater that flows off our roads, before it gets to the river.

Adapting to variations in weather patterns, as a result of climate change, is a key issue that we will all have to address. The change in approach to how we manage rainfall, to create more climate change resilient urban environments, will be critical to our success.

The proposed changes will be designed to provide benefits to the local community, and where appropriate, opportunities will be taken to:

  • Support health and wellbeing
  • Provide informal play opportunity
  • Attract desirable wildlife
  • Reduce flood risk
  • Adapt urban development to minimise impact of climate change

The following areas are currently being considered for the development of Rainscapes within the River Santry Catchment –

Dunree Park, Donaghmede; Section of Springdale Road, Donaghmede; Brookfield and Westpark, Donaghmede; Sections of the McAuley, Ribh and Lein Estates, Donaghmede and Lein Gardens, Donaghmede.


Why your views matter

The aim of this Consultation is to obtain the views of the community on the enhancement of public spaces and the use of rainscapes in improving the local environment.

What happens next

Thankyou for your comments and for completing the questionaire.

We will review all inputs and observations and incorporate these in the final design proposals were possible.


  • Santry Catchment Sites Consultation Sites

    From 17 Jun 2021 at 19:30 to 17 Jun 2021 at 21:00

    DCC would like to invite you to a consultation evening on the 17th of June at 7.30pm to present and discuss options for the Santry Sites. The project team will be at the meeting to discuss the projects in more detail. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on the proposals. Please pre-register at the link below:



  • Dublin 5


  • Anyone from any background


  • Planning
  • Urban Design
  • Public Realm
  • Parks, Greening and Biodiversity
  • Open and Civic Space
  • Community Engagement
  • Water and Drainage
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Issues