CHANCERY PARK – THIS IS A FAVOURITE OF MINE AND IT IS CLOSE TO MY APARTMENT
This small park is situated next to the Four Courts and was originally developed in the 1930s as part of the landscape associated with Chancery House public housing. The park was upgraded in 2010 and the original cast iron fountain and pool were restored to full working order.
This corporation housing scheme was designed by Herbert Simms, who was appointed Corporation housing architect in 1933, as part of the Housing Act of 1932, which aimed to increase the level of public housing from 2,000 to 12,000 annually. Simms was responsible for the design and erection of 17,000 new homes, which made a huge contribution towards solving Dublin’s acute housing problem.