Artist's impression of the view to St Catherine's Church

New Look Public Realm for Meath Street

Dublin City Council has published the latest design for public realm on Meath Street ahead of a formal consultation process in summer


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Design work on a new public realm for Meath Street is ongoing. The ambition of the scheme is to create more generous pedestrian space on the street, facilitating greater street activity and markets, and stimulating new economic activity and uses on the street. It is proposed to upgrade paving and lighting, to add street trees, landscaping and seating to the street, and to make changes to car parking and loading arrangements.

The plans provide for:

  • Widened footpaths providing more generous pedestrian space. Footways will be up to 4.5m in places. The increased space will also allow for outdoor terraces and street markets and activities
  • Universal design for ease of movement – this will include level walkways across all junctions, new uncontrolled crossings, generous accessible parking bays, public seating, and a calmer, slower street
  • Introduction of street trees and landscaping
  • Revisions to parking and loading arrangements and increased cycle parking provison
  • New public lighting for a brighter street

Some views on how the street might look:

Artist's impression of the view to St Catherine's Church
Artist's impression of view from The Coombe
Draft street layout for Meath Street

It is expected that a formal planning application, known as a Part 8, will be made for Meath Street in the summer. This will include the opportunity for the public to make formal written submissions on the proposals.


The Meath Street & Environs Public Realm Project is a capital project of Dublin City Council under The Liberties Greening Strategy. Design by Haslem & Co Architects for Dublin City Council.

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