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August 7, 2002 at 11:01 am in reply to: model in wood quay #720404
Thanks for the information ew.August 2, 2002 at 10:32 am in reply to: model in wood quay #720402
I was there (Civic Offices) yesterday and noticed adjacent to the model mentioned above a residential development model of houses amd apartment blocks by Shannon Homes proposed for the “northern fringe”. Anyone any idea where this fringe is ??July 15, 2002 at 3:18 pm in reply to: Clancy Barracks #720216
The officers lounge / bar is a real Victorian gem I hope it will remain and become another addition to Dublin 8 public houses and not be demolished to be replaced by some cafe bar type.July 4, 2002 at 3:54 pm in reply to: Plan to remould Dublin to be unveiled today #720081
Was not the objectives of the already launched Integrated Area Plans (IAPs covering the Coombe, HARP, KIlmainham Inchicore areas etc ) to achieve what is being repeated in this remoulding document ? Is this an admission that the IAPs are not going to PLAN.July 2, 2002 at 6:03 pm in reply to: good article on temple bar as it now is #720031
Dear friend I very much regret I am not the same Luke Gardnier as partook in the noble art of Shotokan @ Pulse Fitness as no doubt a fuller knowledge of its finer points and thought processes would indeed have stood me well in certain circumstances and situations I have encountered in the past and indeed would be of assistance in the future.
This Luke Gardnier would have liked to have walked talked and had a pint or two with the Late Great Luke Gardnier (Lord Mountjoy) of 18 century Dublin. He was the first and last great developer / planner this city ever had and who resided at 10 Henrietta Street and who originally planned among many things that Gardnierâ€™s Mall (Oâ€™Connell St.) which set the scale for what is now regarded as central Dublin would be Dublinâ€™s Portland Place.
O if now (of all periods since in this cityâ€™s development) we had in charge of Dublin men with the equivalent vision and energy of developer and great Dubliner Lord Mountjoy. What we call Dublin is largely the surviving legacy of the man.July 2, 2002 at 12:19 pm in reply to: good article on temple bar as it now is #720029
Blain visit http://www.stpatsfc.com for the latest on development plans at Richmond Park and football news. We always have the crack in Mc Dowellâ€™s with the lads from Cork when they pay us a visit. Best of luck this season and remember no spelling mistakes on those registration forms !!July 1, 2002 at 5:13 pm in reply to: good article on temple bar as it now is #720027
Present day Irish pub culture would not even be recognised by someone who left Ireland only 10 years ago. Massive drinking blocks getting bigger and bigger. We can remember the original Temple Bar (the old Flanneryâ€™s) compared to what it is today. The all new Submarine Bar in Kimmage (with its Corporate Boxes) that was flashed around the world on Sky News no doubt great crack if you are with a crowd of 2000 +
(nearly bigger than some LOI grounds) and enjoying the Ole Ole side of the World Cup but no everyoneâ€™s idea of a venue to watch and analyse with your mates a football match. What use to be Irish pub culture and in particular Dublin pub culture is fading away rapidly due simply to the existing publican cartel.
By the way well done St Patâ€™s on knocking out one of Croatiaâ€™s top sides in the Inter Toto Cup yesterday in Inchicore any football fan siting in front of the telly for the last month would have enjoyed this local live virtually unknown international match. Roll on next to Belgium and FC Ghent next Saturday a side with 3 internationals but the Saints have Charlie Livingstone.June 18, 2002 at 5:53 pm in reply to: kilmainham mill #719998
Indeed old boy, the Shackleton Mills in Lucan could also be partly used as a museum in its own right to Kildareâ€™s Sir Earnest Shackleton himself and that other unsung Irish hero (only in their own land) Kerryâ€™s Antartic explorer Tom Creen.June 17, 2002 at 11:58 am in reply to: Belfast’s Dome proposal #719990
Paul, that was quick !!May 27, 2002 at 12:59 pm in reply to: Seamus Heaney’s home #719077
“Conservation and heritage issues”….weâ€™re not at the races when compared to NI….
ECOS â€“ Millennium Environmental Interactive Centre @ Ballymena, Ulster Transport Museum @ Cultra Belfast, W5 Science and Engineering Interactive Centre @ Odessey Belfast, St. Patrickâ€™s Train Visitor Complex @Armagh, Lagan Lookout Visitorâ€™s Centre , Lough Neagh Discovery Centre, Foyle Valley Railway Centre, Exploris Aquarium (Biggest in the UK) @ Portaferry… most designed and built in the last few years.
[This message has been edited by Luke Gardnier (edited 27 May 2002).]May 23, 2002 at 12:40 pm in reply to: Seamus Heaney’s home #719075
I think you read too much into this………but did he not refuse or decline the position of Poet Lauriate when offered to him on the basis of his â€œbackgroundâ€ !! ……….so it works both ways. Regardless of him living there it was a fine example of a twin bay-windowed Edwardian residence.May 15, 2002 at 2:05 pm in reply to: Beacon Court a marker set in style. #719041
Richard, did you get a chance to take those shots of Beacon Court yet ?May 7, 2002 at 4:14 pm in reply to: JAPAN WoW!!! #719002
Just jump over the border into â€œNorn Ironâ€ and view Belfast around the river Lagan……. Waterfront Hall, Hilton Hotel, Big Fish monument, classy river side apartments, Odessy Arena, public spaces, nice bars, no rubbish, traffic flowing,………..what a crazy place.May 3, 2002 at 1:12 pm in reply to: Beacon Court a marker set in style. #719039
Paul any chance of some shots of this?? Some guest list, must have been a great party in a great office block.April 30, 2002 at 9:30 am in reply to: Betie’s (National Stadium) Bowl #719083
Consistence in governments……FF have held power here either with a majority or in coalition for nearly 70 years of the stateâ€™s 80 year history…also maybe their slogan should be â€œOnly a few DONE a lot more to DOâ€April 15, 2002 at 12:31 pm in reply to: “strangely unlovable city” – Limerick #718737
Must say a very apt comparison John. I wonder why she is so silent on this one ??April 4, 2002 at 3:26 pm in reply to: B…B…Bertie’s Bowl looks like unmaterializing #718805
Well as one who like Blain has an interest in LOI football and can see the huge potential for two top stadia and teams in Dublin if only Irish business types would invest in the home game. A huge audience and business return awaits the inevitable development of the home game. No reason why Dublin canâ€™t support two top teams and stadia ala Glasgow and in domestic football terms once little Norway.April 3, 2002 at 9:21 am in reply to: Dublin’s Ugliest Building #713143
“PHEONIX HOUSE” , Thanks pvdz I wondered what that….”yoke / ferry “….. was called.. all its missing is a funnel or two.. but it looks like its bearthed along the Liffey for ever.
[This message has been edited by Luke Gardnier (edited 03 April 2002).]March 22, 2002 at 9:38 am in reply to: Office blocks @ Kilmainham Gaol & Royal Hospital #718445
â€œThe RHK is well removed and protected by its parklandâ€
Why should the Royal Hospital need to be protected as you say MG (among other things) from these office blocks if they are of architectural excellence and a landmark of contemporary development. The Jail then has no protection at all. As somebody previously stated this is Park House moving over from the NCR, its smash and grab and stay forever, dead zone in the evening and weekend office space in a developing tourism district.March 21, 2002 at 2:53 pm in reply to: Office blocks @ Kilmainham Gaol & Royal Hospital #718443
Let’s face it this will seriously damage the development of tourism in Dublin’s Kilmainham as this is the only and most appropriate site in the district if not Dublin City where tourism could and must be developed as “a grand project”. Rent a space and car garage office blocks can be built anywhere. This unique site considering its surrounding context(historical and architectural)has only one chance and that presents itself now.