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Festival Public realm

Love the Lanes


Love the Lanes is a joint initiative between Dublin City Council and the Temple Bar Company to pilot solutions and interventions to address issues in the laneways of Temple Bar. Over the years these lanes have fallen into disuse and have become magnets for anti-social behaviour. Our goal is to reactivate these lanes for people to use and enjoy through creative intervention.

The project was launched on 21st March 2014 with an open call for new ideas. The response from the public was remarkable and shows that there is a real desire by the public to bring life back into the laneways in this historic part of the city. The main focus for the project was Adair and Bedford Lanes, Copper Alley and Crampton Court. 10 proposals have been shortlisted and are being developed for implementation on the Laneways of Temple Bar with the support of residents and businesses. A number of ideas will be trialled this summer while others require financial investment and a longer timeline.

click HERE if you want to see all the shortlisted proposals.

Four proposals are now active and three of these projects will be launched on Crampton Court (beside the Olympia) on Thursday July 24th at 11 a.m:

“Bloom Fringe Legacy” greenwall installations by Esther Gerard, Eoghan O’Riordan and Edward Coveney in Crampton Court

“Love Lane” tiled wall installation by Anna Doran in Crampton Court

“White Lady Spray Fest” by Alexa MacDermot & Minaw Collective. Female Street Artists Ireland in Crampton Court

“Screen and Scene” Pop Up Cinema by Tara McGuinness & Brigit McCone of Synapsis Production in Copper Alley during June and July at the Temple Bar Night Markets.

Love the Lanes is NOT an IAF event and is delivered by Dublin City Council for more information please visit this website.