90352348Supermac’s, Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin: ‘too traditional’

In Dublin a bright planning Tsar,
Made a ruling that’s rather bizarre,
He says it’s no good,
To make shopfronts from wood,
If you want to work in Temple Bar.

John Moynes

(Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland)

17 thoughts on “A Limerick A Day

  1. Violet

    He ruled that gussying up a modern steel-and-glass building to look like a Kinnegad sidestreet in 1970 is what the planning laws were designed to prevent. Supermacs should have asked for permission rather than going ahead and hoping to square it later.

    I am disappointed by your limerick’s failure to grasp the socio-historical and aesthetic complexities at play here.

    1. Mr. T.

      Kinnegad didn’t even have a side street in 1970.

      I love their “Family Restaurant” descriptor. “Shure I seen dat on McDonald’s and just robbed it coz I tink it sound good”

  2. JollyRoger

    That is not a picture of the one in temple bar! I’m so tired of socio-historical and aesthetic complexities holding back any sort of progress

  3. Mr. T.

    The randomly placed A1 posters make the place look even more shite than it is. I’d say anyone who has attempted working with them on their brand has given up.

    Probably one of those hands on owners who meddles and stops it becoming a well run outfit, ready to sell overnight.

  4. Mister Mister

    I don’t understand, a previous tenant was twice refused permission for a Fish & Chip shop, but yet they allowed a shitty take away and pizza place to go in instead ?

  5. Dublinentendre

    The Supermacs on Westmoreland Street is a travesty- how DCC allowed such a beautiful building to be ruined like that is beyond belief.

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