Re: Re: Leinster Lawn expected to be restored during summer recess
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The gates were wide open the other day and there was a little stone building with sash windowss, located what seemed to be right in behind the gates but cetainly closer than Govt Buildings itself.
This fjp image shows the considerable distance between the main complex and the Kildare Place wall which is nearly half way up the facade of the Museum. Een here you can see there’s quite a clutter of structures in there:
What a different atmosphere Kildare Place would have with these two houses as featured in the Destruction of Dublin, demolished in 1957:
McDonald describes the replacement brown brick wall has ‘hideous’ – I think it has assumed a certain appeal at this stage…
Not that it shouldn’t be knocked in the morning of course; there’s great potential for this public space that should be realised.