Tuesday, July 10, 2007

2 Carnlough Road, Cabra, Dublin 7

This is one of these two-up two-down gafs that you see around Cabra, Whitehall, Crumlin, Larkhill, East Wall, off Clonliffe Road, etc. I think these ones in Cabra were built in the 40's and 50's, most if not all by Dublin Corporation, rehousing people from town. A lot of them around Cabra I think are in private ownership now, and they sell for around €350k. Although an ex-work colleague who lives down around Imaal Road was saying to me before that the Corpo (now Dub. City Council) were buying them back off the older folks. This one on Carnlough Road near the Old Cabra Road junction has steel boards up and spikey fencing at the side garden. Next door didnt look too healthy either, it had the same temporary steel gate to the side, and an overgrown garden... but the windows were still intact. This gaf might have something to do with a future redevelopment of the area behind, next to the railway tracks. There used to be some sort of chemical plant there (you can still see it) next to the underused connection between Heuston & Connolly stations. I think there might be apartments going up, so maybe this one might be getting the chop. Still, its shit that it isnt being used as a temporary rental space.

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