The Dublin Mountains Visitor Centre proposal was submitted into planning in July 2017. The development consists of a sensitively designed new visitor centre facility and pedestrian tree canopy level walkway, as well as the expansion of the area’s existing walks and trails, with improved access and parking facilities.
The Dublin Mountains offer a unique combination of natural and man-made heritage features as well as a strategic location at the threshold separating the city form its rural hinterland.
The site is of considerable historic, cultural and environmental importance. The overarching strategy in designing the development proposed has been to make the least possible interventions, while facilitating greater access to enhance the recreational and cultural value of the mountains for the people of South Dublin and visitors from elsewhere in Ireland and abroad.
The development proposed and interventions in the landscape are designed to be of the highest quality, sympathetic to the receiving environment and sustainable in their use of resources, both natural and man-made. The visitor centre building will accommodate a café / restaurant, services, interpretative exhibition, walkers lounge and an education facility.
The Environmental Impact Statement, plans and particulars of the proposed scheme are available for inspection free of charge on the South Dublin County Council website here.