Well, here we go again, yet another building in the old medieval part of Cork City is lost. This time in Castle Street. We can add this to buildings like Munster Furniture, the shop adjacent to Buy and Sell offices on North Main Street, most of the southern end of South Main Street (Sir Henry's etc.), a block of buildings on Shandon Street, the Philips Electrical site on Kyrls Quay, etc.
All have been demolished, "caught fire" or been conveniently pushed over by simpleton builders. Looks like the Castle Street buildings collapsed due to lack of support. Hardly surprising given the insufficient internal scaffolding used.
Luckily for the buildings owners, they can now proceed with the development they had planned (and been refused planning permission on conservation grounds for) namely the demolition of said buildings and modern replacement inserted. Of course, given the slow pace of action and the current climate, the site will be required to sit idle for a few years like the other sites on North and South Main Street's. Should be very eye-catching for locals and visitors alike!
This sort of thing makes me sick!!
Some images of the collapse taken from http://www.boards.ie