what's going up in Cobh

Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby samuel j » Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:24 pm

From latest Great Island Newsletter 24/12/06
"NEW TOWN ARCHITECT APPOINTED
Our new Town Architect was officially welcomed to Cobh at the monthly meeting of the Council last week.Mr. PierAngelo Cacciotti from Rome was welcomed by Mayor Noirin Doyle and the members who wished him well in his new position and assured him there would be an abundance of work to be done.
Mr. Cacciotti told the members Cobh was a town with the biggest potential in the Cork area and assured them he intended to work to improve its image.“ The architecture here in Cobh is most interesting to me. I cannot understand why Cobh is not developing as it should”. he added."
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby goldiefish » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:34 am

Loosely translated, he wondered what the hell they were doing all along.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby PVC King » Mon Dec 25, 2006 3:55 am

Kinsale c1980 was far inferior to Cobh either then or now. I hope that the local interests can drive the town back to its former greatness.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Praxiteles » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:07 pm

goldiefish wrote:Loosely translated, he wondered what the hell they were doing all along.


Perhaps Pierangelo is finally about to bring some italian flare to the drab drab set-set up that is Cobh Urban District Council?
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby samuel j » Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:16 pm

Praxiteles wrote:Perhaps Pierangelo is finally about to bring some italian flare to the drab drab set-set up that is Cobh Urban District Council?

A few trips out on the harbour won't do him any harm, where you can really see the beauty of the town, the potential and alas some of the travesties inflicted upon it by by some others.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:05 pm

More views from up the Cathedral in 2003 -

South, across the harbor -

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West, cant remember the name (Belmont place? ). Rushbrooke church too.

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A little bit more south than that -

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Across to the Steelworks. This has been demolished now, at long last.

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South, over the main town. A view into the shops 'back gardens' -

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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Praxiteles » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:03 pm

samuel j wrote:A few trips out on the harbour won't do him any harm, where you can really see the beauty of the town, the potential and alas some of the travesties inflicted upon it by by some others.


I will be prepared to pay the ticket for Signor Cacciotti's trip around the harbour - proviced Noreen Doyle is left at home (we would not want her to get wet)!
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby CologneMike » Fri Dec 29, 2006 3:43 am

A Post from America

Source Quinnipiac University http://www.quinnipiac.edu/other/abl/etext/irish/pictures203/p367.html

QUEENSTOWN, FROM THE HARBOR. -The general view of the handsome city of Queenstown presented above, gives a good idea of how it strikes the traveller who first beholds the famous Irish seaport from the waters of its spacious harbor. The noble pile on the right of the picture is the Catholic cathedral which, when entirely finished, will be one of the grandest temples of worship in Christendom. Owing to the high formation of the ground on which Queenstown is built, the houses rise in terraces, with a back ground, at most points, of umbrageous trees and green slopes. It is admitted to be one of the healthiest municipalities in the world, and, notwithstanding the large sea-faring element-usually "wild" after long ocean voyages-one of the best ordered in Great Britain and Ireland. Indeed, one of the practical arguments in favor of Irish autonomy is, that the Irish cities and towns, which possess local government, as they all do, are quite as well governed as English cities and towns, and are, besides, much freer from crime and disorder. In many of the Irish countries and burghs recently, the judges have presented "white gloves" to the grand juries to indicate that there was no criminal business to come before them -something without parallel in England.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Fri Dec 29, 2006 4:19 am

Nice one :D
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby goldiefish » Fri Dec 29, 2006 5:29 am

Cathedral looked better without the spire. Lets return the frontage to the way it was in the 1800s
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby samuel j » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:31 pm

goldiefish wrote:Cathedral looked better without the spire. Lets return the frontage to the way it was in the 1800s

You're not the Bishop by any chance...are ya.....
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Sun Dec 31, 2006 3:30 pm

Heres a few more -

West, Convent -

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South, mouth of the harbour -

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South, the main streets of Cobh -

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West, Elegant pic of a no parking sign -

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North -

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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:01 pm

Holidays are over, so I wont be around Cobh for a few months. Will still be online tho :D So heres the rest of the Cobh pics, or I'll only forget to post them.

West - Bishops house -

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Southeast, town hall -

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Zoomed out from that -

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South - He doesnt know hes famous :D

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Zoomed out -

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West - Wider angle than before -

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South -

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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:02 pm

Again -

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East -

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Slightly north of that -

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Town hall again -

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Northeast, towards water towers -

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And thats it folks, hope you enjoyed :D Interesting to see how things have changed in the three years.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby lawyer » Mon Jan 01, 2007 5:08 pm

Thanks, The_Chris.
I really enjoyed those photographs.
Have a Happy New Year.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby goldiefish » Mon Jan 01, 2007 6:59 pm

How Haulbowline has changed since those photos were taken.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Praxiteles » Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:06 pm

goldiefish wrote:Cathedral looked better without the spire. Lets return the frontage to the way it was in the 1800s



You must be a nut and three quarters!!

I will recommend you for membership of the Cloyne HACK.
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Postby Istigh » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:10 pm

Great thread guys.
Some photos from the area of the proposed Marina west towards the town.
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Whats coming down in Cobh

Postby Istigh » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:17 pm

Perhaps a side to the original title of the thread to "Whats coming down in Cobh".
The following photos are of the area below the Crescent, where the recent landslide took place.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby THE_Chris » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:36 pm

Wow.

If you look at the second of those pics you can see a crack in the house. Say hello to land subsidence :(
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Istigh » Fri Jan 05, 2007 6:48 pm

THE_Chris wrote:Wow.

If you look at the second of those pics you can see a crack in the house. Say hello to land subsidence :(


Rumor has it the lady of the house was evacuated for some time initially as it was felt the house was shortly to follow the cliff.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby samuel j » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:05 pm

Great shots Istigh of the whale watching beach.....:(
Following is one of THE_Chris photos that I put on where marina should go... SHOULD.... being the operative word.... we'll literally miss the boat... Courtmacsherry and Schull both now trying to develop Marinas...they have well understood that a lot of business is passing them by and going on to Co. Kerry where they are well organised..
Also see in shot, the derelict old Cobh TC building or Town Hall....
Anyway know what latest cunnign plan is for it... heard that many clubs/organisations made submissions to UDC to rent but have not heard any outcome. It was decided by the council to sell it but understand reserve price was never reached or even closely touched. Seems a shame it is not put immediately to some club or organisation use.
The old council are great at pointing fingers at derelict retail units etc. along town..... would they not get their
own house in order first.....:mad:
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Istigh » Fri Jan 05, 2007 7:47 pm

Yes the old town hall is a fine building, its disappointing they never followed through the plans for reclaiming the land and creating a park from the old town hall east along the shore front there.
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby samuel j » Fri Jan 05, 2007 8:00 pm

Istigh wrote:Yes the old town hall is a fine building, its disappointing they never followed through the plans for reclaiming the land and creating a park from the old town hall east along the shore front there.


I agree, anyone who trys to do a modicum of change to a building in Cobh gets lumped with a charge
for a parking fund or suchlike. Runs in 4 figure sums very quickly ... and for what..... this collection has been going on for years and as you say there was a plan to sheet pile outside of old pier (which no boat can even tie up to for fear of it collapsing) and infill. Would have made a lot of sense but god only knows what bottom drawer that plan ended up in.

Building itself, is quite small inside but would make a fine clubhouse for water based sports.... be it rowing, sailing, whatever.... or some organisation. Won't be long before lack of maintenance on it will start to show with the good old salt air....

Photo shows condemned section of pier
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Re: what's going up in Cobh

Postby Istigh » Fri Jan 05, 2007 9:08 pm

My understanding is the old town hall has been in use temporarily since the end of the summer last year by the youth services from top of the hill, until there plateau premises is renovated. I could ofcourse be wrong.
I agree entirely that the area has huge potential, we shall await further developments and comment accordingly.
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