STREET ART AND GRAFFITI AT DALYMOUNT [DUBLIN 7]
Dalymount Park is an Irish football stadium situated in Phibsborough on Northside Dublin.
It is the home of Bohemian F.C., who have played there since the early 20th century. Affectionately known as 'Dalyer' by fans, it was also historically the "home of Irish football", holding many Irish internationals and FAI Cup finals. It has also hosted UEFA Champions League qualifiers, UEFA Cup and UEFA Cup Winners' Cup matches. However, the ground was largely undeveloped between the 1940s and the 2000s, and has now fallen out of use as a major venue, except for the home games of Bohemians.
The stadium has also been used as a home ground by other League of Ireland teams, including Shamrock Rovers, Dublin City F.C. and Sporting Fingal, and will be used by Shelbourne F.C. for the 2017 Season.
Dublin City Council announced in March 2015 that it would purchase Dalymount Park in a deal including the taking back of Tolka Park which it has been renting to Shelbourne F.C.The council completed the purchase in June 2015 for €3.8million. It was hoped that Bohemians and Shelbourne would become joint sub-tenants to the F.A.I. at Dalymount, and that the ground could be redeveloped. It is thought that Bohemians, the Council and the stadium will emerge from the deal debt-free. The Dalymount deal went ahead despite issues with the Tolka Park acquisition. However. in October 2016 it was announced that Shelbourne FC would be moving in, after months of speculation.
In February 2016 Dublin City Council published plans to demolish and rebuild Dalymount on a phased basis at a cost of €20 million. The work is contingent on works on the neighbouring Phibsborough Shopping Centre site, which is controlled by the National Asset Management Agency. It is likely that Bohemians would need to play elsewhere during redevelopment.