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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Jemser » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:26 pm

Just to say I have an inside contact in the council and this person assures me that the shelters wiil definitely be put back in place. Say no more. violent1
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Navanman » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:33 pm

I agree with you snowy. Would be sort of surprised if they ever reinstated them.

In praise of the council they did a smashing job on the restoration of the fountain so wonder could the shelters be restored to that level (possibly even in a position that they could be used more often???? rather than on the edge of the roadway).


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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Snowhite » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:36 pm

Me too Jemser, but we'll see, I know there has been a lot of complaints to the DLRC over these shelters. I do really hope I'm wrong but I keep thinking about the Carlisle Pier/Car Park......or is that where the Floating baths are going ?
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby grammer » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:45 pm

I am kinda hoping that maybe the shelters could be erected in the safe confines of OUR Peoples Park.
safe from abuse and being used as dirt cheap accommodation for some.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Zirco » Sun Jan 17, 2016 12:24 pm

Interesting topic....part of DL's rich heritage.
Did the shelters ever get re-instated? Just wundrin..... dontknow
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Strum » Sun Jan 17, 2016 2:43 pm

Zirco wrote:Interesting topic....part of DL's rich heritage.
Did the shelters ever get re-instated? Just wundrin..... dontknow




They did. ;)



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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:19 am

A few weeks ago I was in a town in New Zealand called Napier. The town was rebuilt in about 1932 after a devastating earthquake. The style of building at that time was art deco. No one thought just how beautiful the town was until it started to need renovation. In about 1985 the townsfolk set up an Art Deco Trust to promote and preserve the town.

It is just an amazing place with so many elements of art deco in every building in the town.

The town is now playing to it's strenghts and it has become a mecca for tourists and art lovers from all over the world.

I couldn't stop thinking about poor Dún Laoghaire a fading Victorian town with so many gorgeous buildings and heritage. Could we set up a trust to preserve and promote the heritage of the town??
What do you think?
Where would we start for funding etc?

Gulliver's book about Victorian Dun Laoghaire inspired me when I read it and I refer to it all the time. Could it be the basis of the town's revival??
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Sinead » Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:04 am

Rocker:

This is something to talk to our Councillors about. It would have to be worked out who is
the most sympatic to the town and not just for their own gain. It could be done. Funding
would come from Arts, Heritage etc once a proper plan was in place. Without the backing
of DLRCCO it would go nowhere.
I am with you on this thought

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Denis Cromie » Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:20 am

That would be a worthwhile project and I would imagine many people would give some of their time to.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Toss » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:05 am

Denis Cromie wrote:That would be a worthwhile project and I would imagine many people would give some of their time to.


Maybe DLRCC could cloak this €36 million eyesore in some Victorian garb ..

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:59 pm

Now now Toss. I'm not thinking of the seafront. Enough is going on there. I was thinking of Georges Street ....anyway just an idea at the moment must get my act together. Another project I had in mind was tours of the streets from which a lot of lads joined the British Army to fight in WW1. Tim Carey did a great exhibition in the Council building for the centenary and it was amazing how many lads from each street joined up. Anything to revitalize the place.
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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Sinead » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:22 am

Rocker:

Perhaps The Borough Historical Society have something on the buildings in the
main street. I know Mick McGovern at one time took walks and gave talks on
the buildings and the builders, I joined them a couple of times about 20/30
years ago.

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Sinead » Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:22 am

Rocker:

Perhaps The Borough Historical Society have something on the buildings in the
main street. I know Mick McGovern at one time took walks and gave talks on
the buildings and the builders, I joined them a couple of times about 20/30
years ago.

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Re: Victorian Shelters

Postby Rocker » Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:20 am

Thanks Sinead,

Must get my ideas together. I was just so taken with the vibrance of Napier. All they needed was a theme and with a lot of local effort they revitalised a dying town.
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