So far, thousands of people have signed the Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign’s petitions against the proposals for the convent in the heart of old Clondalkin. The Bartra/Presentation Order proposals are with An Bord Pleanala whose decision is due on or before 21st October. An increasing number of local people have shown strong support for the campaign against the plans for this iconic 1857 Neo-Gothic convent and the surrounding land. They are angry, frustrated and sad that neither the Presentation Sisters nor the Archdiocese have so far answered SDCC’s many letters requesting a meeting.
Bartra and the Presentation Order intend to build an enormous 4-storey retirement/nursing home comprising a 14-bedroom retirement home for Presentation Sisters and at least 155-bedroomed private nursing home for the general population. These would be erected on disputed land beside the convent in Clondalkin. The convent interior would be converted to
accommodate more than 140 permanent staff.
For more information see their facebook page ‘Save Clondalkin Convent Campaign’.