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Rethinking O’Connell Street


David Norris was recently filmed by The Irish Times on a walk around Dublin’s north inner city. He lives on North Great George’s Street and laments the decline in the area with many derelict and vacant Georgian buildings. He talks about the main road in Dublin city, O’Connell Street being full of “knicker palaces”, “bomb sites”, “ingorant slabs of concrete”, and “lavatorial buildings”. He says, “surely it is for the public good that the principal street [of Dublin] and its surrounding streets are maintained.”

Norris will open Rethinking O’Connell Street for the 21st Century an exhibition by Griffith College 4th Year Interior Architecture students next Thursday 26 March 6.30pm at Clerys Department Store, 3rd Floor, on O’ Connell Street. The exhibition is being presented as part of Five Lamps Festival.


Image: Griffith College Dublin