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Legion Hall Killester Planning Victory

Legion Hall, Killester, photo courtesy Patrick Hugh Lynch M.Lit

More great news! An Bord Pleanala have overturned the decision of Dublin City Council to grant permission to this application, to demolish the old Legion Hall and build on open green space in Killester’s Middle Third and Abbeyfield.

Congratulations to all the locals and residents groups who supported the campaign against the application.

The development would have involved demolishing the old Legion  Hall, known locally as the Judo Hall, and the loss of considerable green open space.   The astonishing aspect of the planning decision granted by Dublin City Council is that the area is zoned amenity, we have adequate childcare in Killester, and a similar application was turned down earlier last year.  Another feature of this area is that there are established rights of way across the green space. The green was designed in the 1920s as part of the Demesne, Middle Third and Abbeyfield scheme to house ex army service-men and their families.  For some reason in the early 1960’s the Hall and sourounding area passed into private ownership.