Bid to restore iconic square
ONE of the capital's hidden treasures could be restored to its former glory to help show off the architectural achievements of Georgian Dublin.
A new report says Mountjoy Square could be fully restored for some €4.67m, but would involve knocking some buildings and moving community facilities including a creche and city council depot.
Prepared by conservation experts Howley Hayes Architects, it says the square was first laid out in 1790, and completed in 1818.
The city council said the square had the potential to be a "cultural gateway to the city and entice visitors to explore our valued Georgian heritage".