Re: Re: Mr MacCabe and his flowerbeds

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Rory W

@chewy wrote:

ok, good point

then why has front garden merrion square opened to the public and front garden st stephens green opened how are they different?

Merrion Square was sold to the Archbishop of Dublin – hence the official name of the park Dr Ryan Park when it was donated to the city (They had planned to build a big cathederal here at one stage). St Stephen’s Green isn’t a Georgian Square but its ownership was taken over by Lord Ardilaun (Benjemin Lee Guinness – I think) when the centre of the square became derelict. He then renovated it at his own expense and donated it to the city – hence his statue facing out of the Green down York Street. The fact that Fitzwilliam Square is the only one to retain its original ownership structure is what makes it different.

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