Reply To: Carlton Cinema Development
And so we end up with the Irish solution to an Irish problem – we incorporate the old building into the new one and both look out of context -see National Gallery extn with ballroom for example.
I have no qualms with saving heritage that’s worth saving but if it is just an ordinary house then it is probably not woth saving. In years to come if I become famous for something, I wouldn’t like my 3 bed semi preserved for the nation!
It’s reminiscent of the dispute about one of the houses that James Joyce lived in from a few years ago – Joyce lived in about 30 different houses around Dublin over the space of a few years – are they all equally important?