Re: Re: Thomas Street & James Street, Dublin!

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Dirty planning application in to demolish the roofless shell of the 1830s former National School beside St. Catherine’s Church, Meath Street (view from rears of Thomas Street, above). They should not be allowed to demolish it. There are precedents for rehabilitation of similar rubble-stone shellls in the same or worse condition at Fumbally Lane, and the Widows Alms House on the Coombe. It’s a Protected Structure by dint of being within the curtilage of the adjoining church and is also within the new ACA, the general thrust of which places high value on architectural heritage. It’s also believed to be one of the earliest catholic national schools in the country.

It’s mostly hidden from view from the street – just this side view from Meath Street.

The report accompaning the planning application as you would expect goes for total write off. If you know anyone who would object, please let them know. Deadline is 29th July.

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