A new one just begun…
January 8, 2004 at 3:43 pm #706722urbanistoParticipant
Happy New Year to you all!
A new year starts and I am thinking we will be seeing some radical and important additions to Dublin over the next 12 months. The Luas should be completed by June and our city street return to some normality before the fun and games of Metro start. The Port Tunnel should be ready by the years end. A new pedestrian bridge in the Docklands… and maybe the Macken St bridge started. Half of O’Connell St completed. The westside of Smithfield completed. A revamped Busaras. Building on Grand Canal Hbr and Spencer Dock will start.
It looks as if we are in for some interesting discussions
January 8, 2004 at 3:53 pm #739324
and happy new year 2 u. and i agree..welcome additions to modernise our capital city.
January 8, 2004 at 4:03 pm #739325AnonymousInactive
I’ve said this before I know but what would be good would be a place to just sit outside and have a glass of wine or cold beer on a pleasant day……..doesn’t even have to be beside the Liffey.
Never been able to find one, somehow.
January 8, 2004 at 4:42 pm #739326
come to galway. place is bloody full of them
January 8, 2004 at 5:41 pm #739327AnonymousInactive
Connaght’s just a bit too far from the Liffey though, Fin.
More than a fair stretch of the legs, I’d say
January 8, 2004 at 5:46 pm #739328
u haven’t seen the latest guinness ad then. he walked across it in a couple of seconds!!! 🙂
point taken but the corrib our my own river the shannon are a lot cleaner than the liffey!!!!
i’m a 1 man galway toursit board….
January 8, 2004 at 6:03 pm #739329AnonymousParticipant
An Ambassador but Galway does have the ability to sell itself. Best destination in Eire
The Guinness Ad is also outstanding
January 8, 2004 at 6:17 pm #739330
true but back to architecture. 🙂
galway has some new projects that are being built at the moment that look fantastic. and are a welcome addition to the architectural fabric of the city. it shows the vision of our planners here that we can have such dynamic buildings for a regional city. a lot of people don’t like the gmit(rtc) but i think it’s a beautiful building but there is also one going up in towards town from the gmit which has the potential…well road side anyway.
the future is bright for architecture throughout the country:D
January 9, 2004 at 5:07 pm #739331Rory WParticipant
Hey alan d – they have opened an Italian Wine bar in the Quatier Bloom, that would be a pretty nifty place to sit out in the courtyard of on a summers day for a decent glass of wine!
January 13, 2004 at 8:28 pm #739332
The new stretch of the Boardwalk is to go up – or should that be down – this year isn’t it?
I think I heard Feb/March mentioned.
Don’t think you’d want to be drinking on that though along Eden Quay – it’d be nicked from your hand…
This year should prove exciting, esp with Luas, as well as the impact it will have around Connolly.
Luas should also make the city feel more European, something quite alien to Dublin – perhaps it’ll have a civilizing effect on all of us!
January 15, 2004 at 5:18 pm #739333AnonymousInactive
Hey Rory, sorry I missed this earlier. Thanks for the tip. Maybe next time I’m in Dublin you can join me?
Fin, I’m certainly coming to Galway, ye talked me into it…. like it or not and I’ll take a guiness off ye.
Graham, I love the boardwalk. Love it, love it, love it. Bugger all like it in Glasgow
January 15, 2004 at 5:20 pm #739334
any time alan.
January 15, 2004 at 10:55 pm #739335
During the summer I was walking along the Boardwalk – why, I don’t know as I hate being watched by the 65 million people gawking at you eating their lunch along it – but anyway, there was a homeless (I’m sure there are less PC names)person drinking a 2l bottle of cider, and a female Guard came up to him & started the usual shouting match.
She then proceeded to take the bottle from him and empty the entire contents all over the Boardwalk.
I was ready to hit her a thump myself.
The place stank to the high heavens afterwards.
That’s my little story of the day.
January 15, 2004 at 11:32 pm #739336AnonymousParticipant
There is an open day in the Joyce House opposite the new bridge at Blackhall Place this Saturday.
Kick Off is at 11 am
January 21, 2004 at 4:06 pm #739337redeoinParticipant
Graham – how come all your stories end in a tramp and/or a 20 something spilling a bottle of cider everywhere. Just what is your job!?
January 22, 2004 at 7:30 pm #739338
What?! I’ve no conception as to what you’re talking about….
Although – I do recall mentioning an individual availing of Talbot St railway bridge as a urinal in broad daylight – but that’s it!
But really, the stories I could tell; I walk through different parts of the city centre twice a day, to and from various stations, and the things I’ve seen…
I could write a book on it.
If you want to see some real action though, Centra on Talbot St is the place to be – an absolute madhouse, there’s always ructions going on in there.
The abuse the staff in there have to suffer, a lot of it racial, is appalling.
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