Dublin's largest "pop-up" park opened this evening.

The vacant site on Dominick Street in the city centre has been transformed by Upstart, a not-for-profit voluntary arts collective.

The company’s aim was to make Granby Park "an urban sanctuary for everyone to enjoy and be inspired".

It raised the money for the project by running a Fundit campaign to raise €20,000 in 20 days.

Work began on site at the end of July.

The temporary park, which includes a theatre built from wooden pallets, will host a variety of exhibitions and community events.

Dublin City Council has backed the project, with input also coming from developers, architects, arts groups and local community groups.

The pop-up park officially opened this evening and will close on 22 September.

However, a number of physical structures, such as "legacy trees", will be donated after its closure.