PC/PKS/01/20 Proposed Development of Myrtle Square & Convent Lane, Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Closed 30 Oct 2020

Opened 18 Sep 2020

Feedback updated 8 Mar 2021

We asked

DLR Parks sought the public's comments or observations in relation to PC/PKS/01/20 Development of Myrtle Square & Convent Lane, Dún Laoghaire

You said

140 submissions were received in relation to this consultation

We did

It received Part 8 planning approval at the January 2021 Council Meeting

Results updated 8 Mar 2021

Chief Executives Report PCPKS0120 - Final



Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is currently preparing plans to create a new pedestrian space called Myrtle Square in front of Bloomfield’s Shopping Centre. The public realm works will extend the full length of Convent Lane to the junction with Convent Road.

The project aims to stimulate a vibrant streetscape which will encourage footfall in this location and throughout the town centre. Works will include the following features:

  • A landmark public plaza and upgrade of Convent Lane as a pedestrianised zone
  • The removal of through traffic, the loading bays and car parking,
  • The re-location of the disabled parking spaces and taxi rank, 
  • Minor re-configuration of Georges Street Lower at various locations
  • Minor reconfiguration of the Convent Road/Convent lane junction, 
  • Re-configured and controlled access for deliveries, 
  • The demolition of numbers 35-37 Georges Street to create Myrtle Square with a large feature canopy structure
  • Planters incorporating trees, underplanting and integrated seating,
  • A feature play unit
  • Greening of Convent Lane through soft landscaping and tree planting, 
  • Bin storage, relocation of services as required, callisthenics play zones, public lighting, sustainable urban drainage and all ancillary building and civil engineering works.

Why your views matter

In accordance with Part 8, Article 81 of the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001-2020
(as amended)


  • Dun Laoghaire Electoral Area


  • All residents


  • All Interests