Council acquires land at site of former church in Finglas

by Dublin Gazette
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[vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Following the closure of the beloved Church of Annunciation in Finglas in October, it has now been revealed that Dublin City Council have acquired some of the site’s land.

Having originally opened in 1967 with a capacity for 3,500 people, the current church will be demolished to make way for a smaller parish church for locals to attend with capacity reduced to 350 people.

The Church, previously one of the largest in the capital, closed its doors with a final mass from Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on October 7. Masses for the parish are now held at St Canice’s Church, with baptisms being held in St Finian’s Oratory in Rivermount parish twice a month.

Now – just two months after the closure of the church – DCC has acquired two zones of the land from the Archdiocese adjacent to the former church, with some of the site potentially to be used for housing.

One of the tracts at the rear of the current church, which will face demolition in the new year, has been proposed by the council to be utilised for the construction of 45 homes for older people, though plans are at an early stage.

The other area of land, DCC say, is proposed to do a land-swap with the HSE for a new primary care centre for Finglas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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