“An area of contrast and diversity”

In Dublin Central, with partners the National Concert Hall and the Abbey Theatre, The National Neighbourhood will be working with all kinds of people, focusing on the area along the Royal Canal from North Strand to Mountjoy Prison, as well as a satellite project around Dublin 7. From conversations with youth groups, educational institutions, residents’ associations, local artists and festivals, multicultural groups and community development projects, it’s clear the area is one of contrasts and diversity, which will be reflected in the projects. There is an appetite for exploring the space between music and theatre performance, perhaps spoken word, music and rap. Watch this space!



Project Group:

Central Area Project

  • Central Area Office : Bláthnaid Conlon
  • Central Area Office : Gina O’Brien
  • Dublin City Public Libraries : Bernadette Cogan
  • Dublin City Public Libraries : Anne Gannon
  • Dublin City Arts Office : Sheena Barret
  • National Concert Hall : Nigel Flegg
  • Abbey Theatre : Phil Kingston
  • Dublin’s Culture Connects : Director – Iseult Byrne
  • Dublin’s Culture Connects : Project Manager – Linda Devlin


The Central area is one of the most diverse in the city and we can’t wait to connect with the wide range of people who are living and working in its hub. We will be working in and around Agatha Street, North Strand, Greek Street, the markets and general Dublin 7 area. The National Neighbourhood will be animating the villages and neighbourhoods of Dublin from October 2017 until March 2018. Just watch this space as the project unfolds over the next six months.