Francis Street is one of Dublin’s oldest thoroughfares, and is best known today as Dublin’s Art & Antiques Quarter. The street is lined with small shops and businesses but also has a diverse community living on the street and in the adjoining areas.
A public realm improvement of Francis Street is now proposed that will revitalise the street, introducing new wider high-quality stone paving, new street light and soft landscaping to the street, and better manage and organise car parking and loading for businesses. Developed by Ait Urbanism + Landscape for Dublin City Council, the plans envisaged two threshold spaces to the front of the street’s premier landmarks: The Iveagh Market and St Nicholas de Myra Church. Work on the scheme will commence in summer 2019 with an expected duration of 9-12 months.