If Ellen Rowley thinks Busáras is “a masterpiece of modern architecture” (“Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks: 1948 – Busáras by Michael Scotts”) she has obviously never tried to catch a bus there. I am tired of this building being held up as one of the greatest exponents of modern architecture in Ireland in a “king has no clothes” manner. Was it just a minor oversight by the designer that the actual place the bus is going to is always indicated at the front, rather than the back. All form, no function.
Liam Ryan Architect,
Ballina/Killaloe, Co Tipperary.
Pic: Andy Sheridan