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Monkstown village

Postby Holla » Thu Jul 19, 2012 12:36 pm

Dlr coco have proposed to make monkstown village and its surrounding residential area as an architectural conservation area now how far the boundaries of this will go I don't know but I think its a good idea to keep the village from having its character ruined by over development hopefully this will be extended to other villages in the area
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Re: Monkstown village

Postby Rocker » Thu Jul 19, 2012 4:48 pm

Holla,

There could be good and bad side to that. My friend lives in Chapelizod and Dublin Council made that a special village and even when they want to alter the slightest thing they have to go to an Bord Pleanala and it is costing a fortune in appeals and applications. Don't know the exact details but they are always complaining about the nitty gritty regulations.
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Re: Monkstown village

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 08, 2013 1:10 pm

New fitness regime so was walking in Monkstown today. Noticed two shops ...they might be there a while but are new to me.....

(1) Vivien Walsh Jewellery. Her jewellery is designer, first class, expensive, but, once off. I have watched her over 30 years since she started out at markets and various ventures in Dublin. An amazing talent. Go and look at the stuff even if you can't afford.

http://www.vivienwalsh.com/pages/about-us

(2) Lulu a Vintage shop next door to Vivien. Stuff looks interesting. no prices to be seen in the window.

They are just along from Goggins Pub as you are walking to Temple Hill. An old neighbour Mr lindsay had a shoe repair business there in the 70/80's
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Re: Monkstown village

Postby Gulliver » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:15 am

Also new Italian restaurant "That's Amore" has quickly gained a good reputation. Very small and homely. Haven't eaten there yet but will try it soon. Just beside the pharmacy and flower shop.
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Re: Monkstown village

Postby Rocker » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:15 am

I saw some Italian in what used to be Valpraiso (over Goggins) but, the menu outside was a dirty old menu badly placed in the glass case, garish tube lighting around the entrance archway and a badly done sign stuck over the yawning covering the old Valpariso name. Six or seven overflowing bins opposite the entrance doorway...that one didn' inspire me.
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