Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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So what’s your point.. Let this city remain in stagnation while the suburbs spread left right and centre.
I’d estimate that maybe 5% of the built up area of Limerick consists of coherent Georgian streetscape. Blaming the stagnation of the city on their continued existence is absolute nonsense, sorry. Fairy’s point was obvious; these buildings restored would demonstrate pride in the city, its history and its future. Visit any great city in the world both large and small and the common factor is pride and preservation of their unique historic stock. You seem to aspire to turning Limerick into the typical British provincial small city (Swansea is an example I’ve recently spent time in – contrast with Bath, for example, which has preserved it’s Georgian heritage).
But the dereliction is ten time worse than any imaginable development that will take its place.
Very little or none of the listed streets are derelict by any definition of the word. Of course buildings which have purchased in order to land bank a large development plot and have their tennents removed and are are left unoccupied are going to look neglected. Is Sarsfield St. ten times better after the development that took place there? (See the “Old Illustrations of Limerick” thread for pictures of what was there before).