Redevelopment at Irish Jewish Museum

There is a  large development proposed for the Irish Jewish Museum at No. 3-7 Walworth Road, Portobello Dublin 8.

It involves the demolition of the current structures and construction of a 2 storey over basement museum with reinstatement of the existing facades. Full details of the plans are outlined below.

The planning application reference is 3096/12 and the application was registered on the 17th August 2012. The final date for Observations is 20th September 2012.

Planning Reference: 3096/12

Main Location: Irish Jewish Museum, 3-7, Walworth Road, Portobello, Dublin 8

Application Type: Permission

Last Date for Observations: 20-Sep-2012


The development consists of the demolition of numbers 3,4,5,6 & 7 Walworth Road and the construction of a 2 storey over basement museum building incorporating café and reinstated synagogue at numbers 3 & 4 Walworth Road. The application involves the reinstatement of the existing 2 storey facades onto Walworth Road and Kingsland Parade and the modification of same to provide for new entrances onto Walworth Road and Kingsland Parade. The development will include the construction of existing double pitch terrace roof and new low pitch roof structure including new roof glazing and mechanical plant to valley/roof area. The proposed new structure will include archive storage space, specialist audiovisual room, new toilet and staff area at basement, exhibition at ground and first level as well as new café, museum shop, and public space including garden at ground level. External works shall include the reinstatement of existing CCTV camera system construction of boundary walls and enclosed fire stairs to no 3 Walworth Road. The works to the reinstatement of the Synagogue will include the reinstatement of all existing synagogue interior furnishings to the existing layout. External works to Walworth Road will include reinstatement of sliding sash windows to existing fenestration pattern and reinstatement of matching brickwork to match adjoining. Reinstatement of original cill including ironwork and replication of door patens at ground level.

Any resident who wants to make an observation on this planning permission can do so by writing to the address below, giving your name & address, the address and reference number (above) of the proposed development. In the letter you must explain why you object or support the application.

There is a €20 fee for making observations, which must be enclosed with your letter, and it is payable by cheque or postal order made payable to ‘Dublin City Council’

Address:  Dublin City Council, Planning Department, Block 4, Ground Floor, Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.