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    • #710176
      aj
      Participant

      Hi guys I was cycling down pigeon house road last Sunday for the first time as was struck by the orginal pigeon house power station a decaying and massive red brick building with a unusual chimney and what looks like a gerorgian mansion next door has anyone more info, or pics? I am intrigued:)

    • #803617
      Paul Clerkin
      Keymaster

      The Pigeonhouse power station
      http://ireland.archiseek.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/ringsend_irishtown/poolbeg/pigeonhouse.html

      In 1793, the Pigeonhouse Hotel was constructed to provide accommodation for passengers. This building, an imposing cut stone construction still exists

    • #803618
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @Paul Clerkin wrote:

      The Pigeonhouse power station
      http://ireland.archiseek.com/buildings_ireland/dublin/ringsend_irishtown/poolbeg/pigeonhouse.html

      In 1793, the Pigeonhouse Hotel was constructed to provide accommodation for passengers. This building, an imposing cut stone construction still exists

      thanks Paul, is the power station listed?

    • #803619
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      looks amazing, are there any plans to do anything with the station, is it too far out for redevelopmemt?

    • #803620
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      There seems to be quite a few overlapping plans for this area at present. I know of about 3.
      One is the Poolbeg Framework Plan:

      http://www.dublincity.ie/Planning/OtherDevelopmentPlans/FrameworkDevelopmentPlans/Pages/Poolbeg.aspx

      Then there is the vision for Dublin Bay (third down):

      http://www.dublincity.ie/Planning/OtherDevelopmentPlans/AreaActionPlans/Pages/AreaActionPlans.aspx

      There is definitely one other that I have heard of, but can’t think of its name at the moment. Anyway, I have to admit that I have found it a bit confusing over the last few months and lost track. Anyone know more about what the situation is?

    • #803621
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @daithidaithi wrote:

      looks amazing, are there any plans to do anything with the station, is it too far out for redevelopmemt?

      If Poolbeg is too far out, how would you describe Sandyford? Or Meath? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      phil- there’s a new DDDA Masterplan (including a Transportation Strategy), that Framework Plan, the revised North Lotts scheme, a proposed Dublin Bay strategy, and whatever you’re having yourself.

      What there is little of is co-ordination, alas.

    • #803622
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @ctesiphon wrote:

      If Poolbeg is too far out, how would you describe Sandyford? Or Meath? ๐Ÿ˜‰

      phil- there’s a new DDDA Masterplan (including a Transportation Strategy), that Framework Plan, the revised North Lotts scheme, a proposed Dublin Bay strategy, and whatever you’re having yourself.

      What there is little of is co-ordination, alas.

      Ah, yes, the DDDA Masterplan was the third one I was trying to think of. Nice mix and match there alright.

    • #803623
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Some class of a Dublin Port strategy too, now that I think of it. Not sure of the details, though.

    • #803624
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      given that the interior space in there must be huge you cant help thinking (or hope) that it would make a great national transport museum,

    • #803625
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      With the development of poolbeg in the near future, I wonder what will be the prefered plan for dublin port will be??Will dublin port be moved or partially moved to the north of dublin??? Looking at dublins city ‘vision for dublin bay’, it looks very interesting but very unlikely it will happen……!! Due to the development of Bremore port by treasury holdings and dublin ports investment in its infrastructure it probably wont happen… BUT I WOULD LIKE THE PORT MOVED!!!

      A VISION FOR DUBLIN BAY

    • #803626
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That render is awful; if the port is redeveloped they have to do something radical. This cannot be another missed opportunity like the docklands. Highrise buildings should get planning permission with ease, no residential appeals or conservationists to deal with.

    • #803627
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’m sorry, but that render is AWFUL. Horrid. I need to sit down for a while.

    • #803628
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Me again. Bit of a rant. It will be quite small though.

      WHAT is the deal with so many sites in Dublin being treated like they are suburban industrial estates?

      That is all. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • #803629
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @damnedarchitect wrote:

      I’m sorry, but that render is AWFUL. Horrid. I need to sit down for a while.

      How could you say that? There’s a balloon:confused:

    • #803630
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      @damnedarchitect wrote:

      that render is AWFUL.

      For some reason it brings this to mind –

    • #803631
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ah yes, the ancient Buddhist symbol. :rolleyes:

    • #803632
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      (Urban myth ahoy!) Did anyone else hear the story of the house in the shape of a swastika in Rathfarnham?

    • #803633
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      It is on the Templogue Road..and was said to have had a fireplace made out of bones inside. If you could put an ounce of that creativity into the vision for Dublin port we wouldn’t have to worry, instead it’ll be generic and unsustainable.

    • #803634
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      That render reminds me a bit of Ballymun ๐Ÿ™

    • #803635
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yes it is awful, not much taught put into the render. But what a great site to develop………..!!

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