Apollo House on Tara Street, Dublin 2

Conor Pope, in The Irish Times, reports:

“The site of the former Apollo House building in Dublin’s city centre has been sold to Pat Crean & Partners for more than €50 million.

“The Tara Street site comes with planning permission for a 10-storey over-basement office building, which will include ground floor retail, cafe, bar and restaurant units. It will also include 40 car parking spaces and 166 bicycle stands.”

Meanwhile, how did Apollo House get its name, anyone?

Developer Crean buys Apollo House in Dublin for more than €50m (The Irish Times)

Previously: Apollo House on Broadsheet

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37 thoughts on “Apollo Sold

        1. Bodger

          Apollo House was built on the site of the former home of the Freemasonic Apollo Lodge attached to Trinity College.

          1. Cian

            @Col
            Apollo Lodge was built in 1869: 100 years prior to man walking on the moon – powered by the Apollo rocket.

            The Freemasons invented time-travel in 2138.

        1. Brother Barnabas

          almost

          it was named apollo – the god of music and poetry – in prescient anticipation of the day glen hansard would arrive to save the day

    1. Andrew

      There’s an estate out in Coolock which are named after the Moon Landings. Apollo Way, Armstrong walk Tranquillity Grove

  1. Cian

    What ever happen to “Home Sweet Home” and the €200K they raised? They have been very quiet since the occupation…

    1. George

      Some was spent on expenses of the occupation including heating oil and security. What remained was given to homeless charities in 2017. The group no longer exists.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    There was a chain of shops in Dublin in the 80s / 90s called Apollo. One of them in Moore Street. They sold plastic trash. Hard to imagine Apollo House being their gaff as they were small money and franchised.

    If not, space missions and gods aside, I can only think of the Apollo Theatre in Harlem, NYC but strained to find a link between that glorious venue and this hideous pile of misery.

  3. Janet, I ate my avatar

    Why couldn’t this be liveable accomodation ? This is perhaps a silly question but I’m not that up on zoning etc…

    1. Chris

      It’s about a 30 second walk to Tara St station- makes total sense that it would be for commercial and not residential use.

      1. Andrew

        By the same token, you could say that it’s about a 30 second walk from Tara Street station- makes total sense that it would be for residential use and not commercial use.

      2. Rob_G

        More to the question is why are they replacing it with a building of the same height; should be 15 or 20 storeys.

  4. Chris

    It’s about a 30 second walk to Tara St station- makes total sense that it would be for commercial and not residential use.

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