South Dublin County Council (SDCC) welcomed proposals to create a new Dublin Mountains Interpretation/Visitor Centre at their council meeting held on March 14th.
Both SDCC and Coillte are designing the draft proposal together, which is driven by the vision outlined for the Dublin Mountains in South Dublin County Council’s Tourism Strategy 2015-2020 and the Fáilte Ireland, ”A breath of fresh air” marketing strategy.
Last year, SDCC and Coillte who are the owners of the site, commissioned Paul Keogh Architects to identify a potential tourism flagship project in the Dublin Mountains and to look at the development of a first class visitor destination for South Dublin County. The study has identified a location for the proposed flagship project at Massey’s Wood and Montpelier Hill, more popularly known by Dubliners as the location of the Hellfire Club.
South Dublin County Council and Coillte will now move to the planning and detailed design phases of the project.