Reply To: Kilmainham Courthouse
Posted 24 November 2000 02:51pm
Iâ€™m familar with Kilmainham as being from Ballyfermot I used to pass it very regularly on my way to town. It is an area with great potential with the historic â€˜Gaolâ€™, courthouse, viking cemetary and the Royal Hospital as itâ€™s centre pieces. An appropriate and sympathic development is really needed here. I remember in he late 80s/early 90s they constructed and enlarged a petrol station/garage right beside the jail and right across the road fom the (Francis Johnston, I think) castle-like entrance to the RHK. Although practile and needed the petrol station looks misplaced and well …….crap. Only recently too they pulled down a quaint little Victorian-like red brick cottage close by that had been in ruins for years a proper planning and development system is greatly needed here for the village to blossom as its full potential.
Posted 24 November 2000 03:00pm
…..but to add an appropriate and well thought design is needed…no run of the mill sub-urban industrial estate like office blocks or offensive patishe mock-ups.