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      GregF
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      I saw an article on RTE news one evening last week concerning the delapidated condition of the ‘historical’ courthouse beside Kilmainham Gaol. Plaster falling off the ceilings, pidgeons roosting in the rafters and rooms, exotic mould and fungi growing on the walls….how it ever got into such a state of disrepair over the years. Maybe John Callery, the local vote catching TD’s & Co could put this on the top of their list besides arguing against the proposed development which is to be built across the road from the gaol and courthouse. How they never knew of the courthouse’s condition is beyond me ….especially with their so called knowledge and love of the area.

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      John Callery
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      GregF
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      Posted 24 November 2000 02:51pm

      I’m familar with Kilmainham as being from Ballyfermot I used to pass it very regularly on my way to town. It is an area with great potential with the historic ‘Gaol’, courthouse, viking cemetary and the Royal Hospital as it’s centre pieces. An appropriate and sympathic development is really needed here. I remember in he late 80s/early 90s they constructed and enlarged a petrol station/garage right beside the jail and right across the road fom the (Francis Johnston, I think) castle-like entrance to the RHK. Although practile and needed the petrol station looks misplaced and well …….crap. Only recently too they pulled down a quaint little Victorian-like red brick cottage close by that had been in ruins for years a proper planning and development system is greatly needed here for the village to blossom as its full potential.

      Posted 24 November 2000 03:00pm

      …..but to add an appropriate and well thought design is needed…no run of the mill sub-urban industrial estate like office blocks or offensive patishe mock-ups.

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      GregF
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      …………….Kilmainham Courthouse?

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