i'm sorry, but i can't take this post seriously. 5 storeys IS NOT HIGH! this is what happens in a country where the tallest building is 60 metres tall. i come from a village with less that 3,000 and we have buildings over 5 storeys high (which were built in the 19th Century) i really cant believe that you would consider 5 storeys in a town as large as Bray to be high, if anything, new buildings in Bray should be three times the height of that.
This was in reference to an apartment building in Bray. But my question is this specifically - is 3,000 people of a population, considered to be a village in Ireland? I think not. I am aware of some major 'centres' of business, commerce, retail and administration in rural Ireland, which are only 3,000 people strong if you do include most of the surrounding sprawl. Any opinions?
Brian O' Hanlon.
P.S. It was this thread here about places of work, which initially made my wonder about towns as places of work and centres of local government/administration. I mean these so called towns of 3,000 people in rural Ireland have got quite respectable Local Civic office buildings now for Motor Tax etc, etc.