Ballymun Plaza

Closed 20 Aug 2021

Opened 11 Jul 2021


Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services propose to improve the public realm within Ballymun Plaza / Cearnóg an tSeachtar Laoch through a series of landscape enhancements that aims to create an identifiable central core within the Main Street to act as a focal point for Ballymun in accordance with the recommendations of the Ballymun Local Area Plan.

The proposed design is based on a system of access routes across the plaza that will allow for ease of navigation while also ensuring clear sight lines across the site and improved legibility of Axis Arts Centre.

The intention is to soften and “green” the space and create *human scale* spaces that are more enjoyable to spend time in by providing improved high quality hardscaped areas broken up by a number of lawn and planted areas that incorporate specimen tree planting. The introduction of pockets of ground cover planting will act as a buffer to the heavily trafficked Ballymun Road to the west and will also facilitate SUDS within the space.  The planting of large sized specimen trees will also provide shelter across what is currently an open and windswept flat space.

Provision has been made for multi use civic space at the upper and lower levels. The relocation of the Anode/ Cathode sculpture is proposed to a more central position within the plaza. This proposed new location has been agreed in consultation with the artist, Andrew Clancy and the Arts Office. Events like the Halloween Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony have been considered with adequate hard standing provided. The main path across the plaza space leads to the Axis theatre entrance in an effort to lend greater legibility to this important facility. Public lighting is also included as part of the proposed scheme. The landscape improvements include upgrade of the footpath surface along Shangan Road adjacent to the rear of Axis building.


Please download Plans and Documents at the bottom of this page (Under Related) before filling out the feedback survey

Why your views matter

We want to get your feedback

Due to the Covid-19 Restrictions, we are unable to hold public meeting to present the updated design proposals and get feedback. A solution is to consult on line.

Please give your feedback using the online survey on this webpage or alternatively email (please reference Ballymun Plaza Development in your email)

Or in Writing to Ballymun Plaza Part 8, Dublin City Council, Parks, Biodiversity and Landscape Services, Block 4 Ground Floor, Wood Quay, Dublin 2 

Please download the Plans and Document at the bottom of this page (Under Related) before filling out the feedback survey


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