Marlay Park Concerts Planning Application

On foot of the mandate given by the AGM, the committee have had very productive engagement with Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council and Festival Republic (the event management company) regarding this year’s concert programme. The committee are satisfied that the concerns of the residents have been listened to, and a significant number of changes will be made in 2015 to minimise the disruption caused by the events.

The main highlights of improvements this year are:

  • Changed orientation of stage to reduce noise nuisance to our estate
  • Improved access to the park for usage outside of concert days
  • Alternative access to the estate when the Grange Road is closed at the end of concerts.
  • A Comprehensive traffic management plan to divert traffic away from housing estates.
  • Increased number of stewards around Marley Grange to limit access and improve clean-up.
  • Reduction in number of concerts this year and a longer break between standalone and Longitude

While the committee believes that these improvements address many of the concerns of our residents, more information on the planning application may be found here:

Individuals who wish who make a submission on the planning application should do so by the 20th of May and do so by:

  • writing to the Planning Department, Dun Laoghiare Rathdown County Council, Marine Road, Dun Laoghiare, Co Dublin.
  • By email to
  • Councils online consultation hub at