On Friday, 19th of February 2021, the first St. Teresa’s Gardens Resident, Kris Taylor, received her key to a new home on Margaret Kennedy Road, in a very small, COVID-compliant event presided over by the Dublin Lord Mayor Hazel Chu and Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD. Residents will begin moving from the St. Teresa’s Gardens flats to Margaret Kennedy Road houses and apartments on25th of February. The full press release of the event can be found here
January Newsletter now available to view or download here
Visit our Galleries page to see the first photographs of interiors of new houses and apartments on Margaret Kennedy Road.
The Land Development Agency has reached a deal with Dublin City Council to oversee the development of 700 social and affordable housing units on the St. Teresa’s Gardens site. More details of this can be found in this Irish Times article
A photography/art installation has recently been erected on Donore Avenue, between Donore Stores and the Community Centre, to celebrate the Old St. Teresa’s Gardens and give some information about Margaret Kennedy, after whom the address of the new houses and apartments is named.
Social groups ran by the Community Development Health Worker submitted most of the photographs, and some were also received from the archives of Donore Parish Church. A local group of young people facilitated by Foroige supplied the art. Thank you to everyone involved in putting together this piece, and to Dublin City Council for sponsoring it. Please feel free to take a look in person if in the vicinity. We have uploaded a short video for those that can’t get down to look themselves.
An Bord Pleanála has approved the first phase of plan for Player Wills and Bailey Gibson site. This phase includes construction of 416 new homes by US real estate group Hines and its Dutch joint venture partners, APG Asset Management. More details can be found in the Irish Times article here
Community Development Health Worker Pamela Carroll (second from left in photo) organised a Community Health Fair at the Donore Centre in February to mark the publication of St. Teresa’s Gardens Health Assessment by Brian Wall. Link to the report can be found under ‘Publications’ on this website. Exhibitors at the Fair included Irish Cancer Society, Irish Skin Foundation, SICCDA, Donore Drug and Alcohol Team, Healthy Ireland HSE and local Public Health Nurse. Free massages and Facials were also popular on the day. More photos of Health Fair can be found in the Gallery.
Residents of St. Teresa’s Gardens and surrounding area had an opportunity to see a presentation from the architects of 54 new houses and apartments under construction on the regeneration site. Outlines of some of the most common floor plans were marked on the floor of the Sport Hall in Donore Youth and Community Centre, and further visual aids were displayed on the walls. Architects were also able to answer any questions and concerns, and the general feeling was that the size, design and general finish of the houses and apartments was quite impressive. A copy of the presentation given on the day by the architects is available to download here
There is a fun day ahead as the local Women’s Community Football Match takes place in St. Catherines Hall on the 12th December @ 4pm.
There will be afters…. and also some nibbles back in the Donore Youth and Community Centre.
Kids entertainment, a visit from the Big Man himself and the Lighting of the Christmas Trees.
All Welcome. Hope to see you there.
Hines is running two open days on the site at Player Wills, entry from Donore Avenue, displaying materials and plans for the development of the Bailey Gibson and Player Wills sites.
12.30 pm to 8.00pm on Thursday 11th July
8.00am to 6.00pm on Friday 12th July.
Hines is a major global property development and property management company. In December 2018 Hines bought a significant portion of lands within the Regeneration Area comprising St Teresa’s Gardens and surrounding areas in the South Inner City of Dublin.