Re: Re: well what about the developments popping up in the shannonside ?
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To be honest, I’m a lot more interesting in the plans for King’s Island around the Courthouse/Potato Market on the link Shane posted. It’s nothing outlandish but could really improve the area. The Island is such a waste of the city, it should be a beautiful part of town but instead it’s completely given over to thugs from the Island field. Indeed, I would love to see the Island Field itself transformed from an urban ghetto (which it effectively is) to an urban living space. It’s situated on a beautiful stretch of river, with marvellous views of the Clares Hills and is walking distance from town, it should be a deserable place to live, but instead, it’s a disaster area. (And frankly, it hasn’t improved anywhere near enough in the last 10 years).
Sorry but I found the tone of your post on the Island Field to be somewhat unfair, it gives the impression that there are only thugs living there, god only knows the crap and intimidation the residents of the island field have to put up with on a daily basis from our infamous â€œfamily-feud-sagaâ€ and a handful of dysfunctional families! The people of the island field are sound. I donâ€™t want to start a discussion on the social ills of some our council estates in Limerick, as the Archiseek-forumâ€™s emphasis is on architecture.
However you could be right in saying that the negative news emanating from there, could be holding back the redevelopment of the King’s Island as a cultural and tourist amenity.
Sadly the old Abbey area seems to be gone and is now been rejuvenated by new hotels, apartments etc. etc. Hope the new residents will put some new lease of life back into the old sandmall.