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Dublin Mountains Project - Open Days

28 28th March 2017 Consultation
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South Dublin County Council, Coillte and the Dublin Mountains Partnership are proposing an integrated plan for the Dublin Mountains through the sensitive, sustainable development of a gateway facility – the Dublin Mountains Project.

The primary goal of the Dublin Mountains Project is to welcome people as part of a wider plan around managing access and accommodating differing user needs for the benefit of all. Services such as toilets, parking, food and education will enhance enjoyment and enable access to the built and natural heritage of the Dublin Mountains through trails and activities.

South Dublin County Council and Coillte are hosting two Drop In / Open Days for members of the public on Thursday 6th and Friday 7th April 2017 at Tallaght Stadium from 8am to 8pm where the Project Team will be on hand to discuss the proposed development with you.

Separate opportunities to meet the Project Team are also available for representatives of local community groups. Appointments may be made at econdev@sdbublincoco.ie

The Dublin Mountains Project aims to develop a key recreation site and provide the highest possible quality visitor enjoyment of the landscape and its key cultural, archaeological, geological and natural features. It will act as an access point to the heritage and recreation amenities of the Dublin Mountains in a manner sensitive to the environment, the local community and existing users. The project team has already met with several stakeholders during the process, including local representatives and landowners and the concept continues to evolve.

The Dublin Mountains Project concept includes development of a mixed forest, improved networks of trails, conservation measures and sensitive interpretation of heritage. It includes the provision of visitor facilities such as a café, toilets and services to cater for the needs of local people, dedicated ramblers and tourists and opportunities for activity and learning. It will support local and regional tourism, related businesses and employment and will protect the heritage of the Dublin Mountains while sustainably balancing the commercial forestry operations of Coillte with the demand for recreation access in the Dublin Mountains.

Event                      Drop in Open Day

Day / Date             Thursday 6th April and Friday 7th April 2017

Time                       8am to 8pm

Venue                    Tallaght Stadium