Re: Re: Potato Market
Personally I would prefer a simple open green park space that would compliment the Custom House Quay Park on the other side of the Abbey River.
It deserves to be more than a surface car park, that’s for sure.
I don’t like the idea of an iconic ”gateway” building here. The Potato Market occupies the site of the medieval harbour, they could do worse than excavate and conserve the remains of the harbour which are likely to be quite substantial and probably include the bases of both of the circular towers shown in these early views, and the slip-way in between.
A detail of the sixteenth century map of Limerick showing the medieval harbour with Baal’s bridge in the background.
The harbour as drawn by Philips in 1688 retained it’s medieval appearance
This map of 1760 shows the harbour still substantially intact with both circular towers still rising from the waters edge.