Top picks of quaint Irish places to see

Postby J. Seerski » Wed Feb 12, 2003 7:31 pm

Mountjoy Prison. A beautiful place of contemplation for those with plenty of time on their hands......

Marvel at the victorians' ability to bring those with lofty ambitions back to heel.... Centrally located, with many famous "residents"!

Enter at your own risk!
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Wed Feb 12, 2003 9:02 pm

Originally posted by sherrioverseas
[B]-realized that a woman in a red coat is a tad conspicuous on Henrietta Street


should have said you were visiting the street.... i always need a break ;)
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Postby sherrioverseas » Thu Feb 20, 2003 3:14 pm

..duly noted... I've lost a little speed in my city adventures...need to get back out exploring...
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Postby Aken » Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:20 pm

Anybody reading this post now.........Castletown House Castletown House Castletown House!!!!!! I cant say it enough! There are some pictures on this site bit believe me its worth seeing it its full glory. Take the 67/67A (Bus stop just up from that Clarance hotel) and alight at the top of Celbridge Main street, after a quiet walk up the tree lined (but some what poyhole infested) avenue you place tour hand under your jaw and turn your head left. I need not say more. Its open from April to spetember and cpsts about 4 euro admission.
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Postby Paul Clerkin » Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:25 pm

Castletown is wonderful...must revisit someday

http://www.irish-architecture.com/castletown/
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Postby Aken » Sat Mar 08, 2003 3:38 pm

All you need is a sunny day and an ice pop! I'm such a child!
However i'm concerned i heard about a year or two ago that there was a industrial part planned for the lands to the west of whats left of the estate near lexlip, I know nothing of it now tho.
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Postby sherrioverseas » Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:20 pm

Oh lord, can I squeeze it into my schedule...so many places to go to yet...
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Postby GrahamH » Wed Mar 12, 2003 12:52 pm

I know what you mean about Henrietta St, the first time I wandered up there, aside from the shock of being transported back two & a half centuries, all you can think about is 'I sooooo shouldn't be here!'

It's so ominous and seculuded, almost mysterious, esp the silence.
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Postby David Chambers » Thu Nov 20, 2003 10:07 pm

Regarding the Tayto factory in Coolock it could be said that apart from manufacturing an Irish cultural institution (Tayto crisps) this factory is an interesting example of Brutalism, mass in-situ concrete architecture of the 1970s.
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Postby PVC King » Fri Nov 21, 2003 6:44 pm

Do a web search under section 482 of the 1997 Finance act it lists numerous properties well off the beaten track, where one would expect the full history of the property and not the disnyfied spin.
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