Re: Re: college green/ o’connell street plaza and pedestrians
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That’s a very good assessment, rumple, but you’re too harsh on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. It’s a cracking street and who cares if it sold it’s soul to tourism, at least it didn’t sell it’s soul to Spar.
I wasn’t being harsh on the Royal Mile. I love it. I’m saying that Dublin city council could learn a lot from it when regenerating Dame Street. When I was younger I never even heard of Dame Street in Dublin; O’Connell Street was always the main street. But O’Connell Street is now rather grotty and actually contains little of any significant historical value besides the GPO. Dame Street, if treated properly, could become the very centre of Irish national life, in the way the Royal Mile is in Scotland. It could become symbolic of Dublin. This would obviously involve sorting out Dublin Castle and finding a good use for the Bank of Ireland.