Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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I made the post to clear up some of the rumours that had been circulating, such as the rumour that it was going to be made into a nightclub. That rumour having recently been given legs by the fact that the developers also bought the adjoining “Kennedy O’Brien’s” Pub.
I personally believe that it’s a shame that such a wonderful building will be reduced to the same classification as a sports complex. However having said that, at least it will still be a building in use by the public all be it on a limited and paid basis, as opposed to it becoming private offices.
With regards churches becoming libraries, is that not still the plan for the Franciscan’s church on Henry street, or have the talks with Mary Immaculate College come to a halt?
Seeing as though Kennedy O’Brien’s in now closed (sob), I really hope the knock that building. Actually, knocking the two following buildings on Lower Hartstonge Street would do no harm.
The idea of putting in a library – while it would be a great use for the Jesuits building, its not the best location for the City Library, which needs a new modern building with plenty of natural light near the riverfront. Otherwise, why move it out of the Granary?
While I’m personally not against the idea of using the church for a leisure centre (if it’s done properly), the idea of continuing to hold masses there once it is a leisure centre is absolutely farcical! Finally, the biggest issue for me in relation to a leisure centre on this site is parking. Having lived on The Crescent and experienced the traffic chaos that is Tutorial at 9pm, having a gym, where the the healthy members absolutely must park as close to the door as possible is going to be problematic