A new one just begun...

A new one just begun...

Postby StephenC » Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:43 pm

Happy New Year to you all!

A new year starts and I am thinking we will be seeing some radical and important additions to Dublin over the next 12 months. The Luas should be completed by June and our city street return to some normality before the fun and games of Metro start. The Port Tunnel should be ready by the years end. A new pedestrian bridge in the Docklands... and maybe the Macken St bridge started. Half of O'Connell St completed. The westside of Smithfield completed. A revamped Busaras. Building on Grand Canal Hbr and Spencer Dock will start.

It looks as if we are in for some interesting discussions
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Postby FIN » Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:53 pm

and happy new year 2 u. and i agree..welcome additions to modernise our capital city.
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Postby alan d » Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:03 pm

I've said this before I know but what would be good would be a place to just sit outside and have a glass of wine or cold beer on a pleasant day........doesn't even have to be beside the Liffey.

Never been able to find one, somehow.
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Postby FIN » Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:42 pm

come to galway. place is bloody full of them
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Postby alan d » Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:41 pm

Connaght's just a bit too far from the Liffey though, Fin.

More than a fair stretch of the legs, I'd say
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Postby FIN » Thu Jan 08, 2004 6:46 pm

u haven't seen the latest guinness ad then. he walked across it in a couple of seconds!!! :-)

point taken but the corrib our my own river the shannon are a lot cleaner than the liffey!!!!
i'm a 1 man galway toursit board....
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Postby PVC King » Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:03 pm

An Ambassador but Galway does have the ability to sell itself. Best destination in Eire

The Guinness Ad is also outstanding
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Postby FIN » Thu Jan 08, 2004 7:17 pm

true but back to architecture. :-)
galway has some new projects that are being built at the moment that look fantastic. and are a welcome addition to the architectural fabric of the city. it shows the vision of our planners here that we can have such dynamic buildings for a regional city. a lot of people don't like the gmit(rtc) but i think it's a beautiful building but there is also one going up in towards town from the gmit which has the potential...well road side anyway.

the future is bright for architecture throughout the country:D
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Postby Rory W » Fri Jan 09, 2004 6:07 pm

Hey alan d - they have opened an Italian Wine bar in the Quatier Bloom, that would be a pretty nifty place to sit out in the courtyard of on a summers day for a decent glass of wine!
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Postby GrahamH » Tue Jan 13, 2004 9:28 pm

The new stretch of the Boardwalk is to go up - or should that be down - this year isn't it?
I think I heard Feb/March mentioned.
Don't think you'd want to be drinking on that though along Eden Quay - it'd be nicked from your hand...

This year should prove exciting, esp with Luas, as well as the impact it will have around Connolly.
Luas should also make the city feel more European, something quite alien to Dublin - perhaps it'll have a civilizing effect on all of us!
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Postby alan d » Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:18 pm

Hey Rory, sorry I missed this earlier. Thanks for the tip. Maybe next time I'm in Dublin you can join me?

Fin, I'm certainly coming to Galway, ye talked me into it.... like it or not and I'll take a guiness off ye.

Graham, I love the boardwalk. Love it, love it, love it. Bugger all like it in Glasgow
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Postby FIN » Thu Jan 15, 2004 6:20 pm

any time alan.
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Postby GrahamH » Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:55 pm

During the summer I was walking along the Boardwalk - why, I don't know as I hate being watched by the 65 million people gawking at you eating their lunch along it - but anyway, there was a homeless (I'm sure there are less PC names)person drinking a 2l bottle of cider, and a female Guard came up to him & started the usual shouting match.
She then proceeded to take the bottle from him and empty the entire contents all over the Boardwalk.
I was ready to hit her a thump myself.
The place stank to the high heavens afterwards.

That's my little story of the day.
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Postby PVC King » Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:32 am

There is an open day in the Joyce House opposite the new bridge at Blackhall Place this Saturday.

Kick Off is at 11 am
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Postby redeoin » Wed Jan 21, 2004 5:06 pm

Graham - how come all your stories end in a tramp and/or a 20 something spilling a bottle of cider everywhere. Just what is your job!?
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Postby GrahamH » Thu Jan 22, 2004 8:30 pm

What?! I've no conception as to what you're talking about....
Although - I do recall mentioning an individual availing of Talbot St railway bridge as a urinal in broad daylight - but that's it!
But really, the stories I could tell; I walk through different parts of the city centre twice a day, to and from various stations, and the things I've seen...
I could write a book on it.
If you want to see some real action though, Centra on Talbot St is the place to be - an absolute madhouse, there's always ructions going on in there.
The abuse the staff in there have to suffer, a lot of it racial, is appalling.
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