Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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Gosh, Irish provinciality is rampant on the city issue. For the record, a city has a city charter. That’s it. Used to have to have a cathedral too, so Armagh is a city I believe. Services have nothing to do with it – places like Clonmel and Kilarney may not have the services of mighty towns like Limerick, but Limerick is not New York nor London nor Los Angeles and has no comparable services.
If we stick to size then nothing but Cork(barely) and Dublin can be considered cities. London has a population of 10 million or so. it is patently ridiculous to describe towns of 15,000 as back wash villages while accepting the claims of Limerick at about 80,000.
in that case you are accepting that an urban centre can be a city at 0.8% of London’s population but not at .15%; which is absurd.
So cities are chartered as cities. And that’s it. Kilkenny is as valid a city as Limerick.
There are no prizes to be won here folks. Cities in America can have 2,000 people and less, it is just another type of urban incorporation.