Love D8 (Cilture Date With Dublin 8)

28 thoughts on “Save The D8

  1. Ringsend Incinerator

    Are there any real Dubliners who live in D8? G-entrification central by blow-ins who use the eircode provided and have no sense of history, community, or intention to stay.

      1. millie vanilly strikes again

        Love all the little cottages off Meath St. Met some lovely folks round there when I worked up in Dublin 8. Course that was a good few years ago now but it was like finding a hidden Dublin I thought didn’t exist anymore.

        1. Anomanomanom

          It really is the best part of Dublin. I’m 34 years living here. I can see it slowly being destroyed.

          1. Spaghetti Hoop

            What exactly is being destroyed?

            I see only improvements – e.g. Weaver Park, The Tenters, the co-op style food markets, crafting, street furniture and facades, local enterprise support, homegrown produce, community clubs etc.

          2. Anomanomanom

            First of the tenters, in no way whatsoever has it been improved, there wasn’t much wrong with that area anyway. Weaver Park is a good addition yes, but then look closer abundance of transient accommodation, student and hotels. Prices for accommodation sky rocketing unless your lucky enough to have a corpo house, locals who have lived years here now can’t afford rent or afford to buy. So the community is being killed.

          3. V

            Well I lived off Cork Street myself
            On Fingal Street from 93 to early 05
            And worked in the Coombe itself after that

            It has seen enormous changes
            That all started when the Cork Street road scheme commenced, and it got designated Urban Renewal Relief ( thanks to Ted Crosbie and Vicar Street getting in on the MTV awards)

            The whole area has definitely lost something
            And while I miss it
            I can’t help admire the improvements
            And wish I was still down there

          4. Rob_G

            ‘Locals’ can’t afford to live there because the area is gradually becoming somewhat nice. If these locals want to live close to their mothers, they will need to get jobs that will pay them enough money to live within 1km of the centre of the capital of one of the richest countries in the world; otherwise, they will have to make compromises in choosing where they live – same as the rest of us, really.

          5. Anomanomanom

            That’s some huge assumption you are making there. I never mentioned anyone’s mother. I’m talking about people who work in the area and could afford the rent to live here. Now we have dog box 1bed apt renting for 1400+, but yeah screw the community that made the liberties what it is. Not all locals are living in corpo houses, I know people who after renting the same place for 10 years now can’t afford anywhere near the area.

          6. Rob_G

            Actually, your post mentioned ‘locals’, it didn’t mention ‘people working in the area’. Locals face the same problems as anyone else trying to rent currently, unfortunately.

            … but yeah screw the community that made the liberties what it is

            – the liberties was a kip! The fact that it is (incrementally) no longer a kip is down to the fact that people other than the families who have been living there for generations are starting to move in.

          7. Anomanomanom

            The liberties was never a kip and that’s just a fact, of course it had problems everywhere does, actually I won’t continue commenting on your comment, it’s way snobbish to give any real reply to

      2. Rob_G

        Ah yeah – things were much better when we had the batch bread, and when the liberties was a heroin-ridden kip…

        1. Anomanomanom

          You clearly don’t know the area or live here because it hasn’t been like that in over 20 years, long maybe. And batch bread is clearly the best bread.

          1. Rob_G

            I used to work around there 10-ish years ago; I remember sympathising with colleagues after their cars had their windows smashed, and being offered heroin on several occasions.

            Last time I heard about it in the news, tourists were being robbed at gunpoint, and this certainly wasn’t 20 years’ ago; gentrification cannot come fast enough for the kip.

          2. Anomanomanom

            Hahaha bitterness of not living here is strong in you. I’m 34 years here and that robbery is the first of its kind I’ve heard of, so once off is hardly epidemic now. And crime is every where, in every area and I’m sorry you were offered drugs, maybe you look the type. But if you don’t live here you can’t comment because you are clearly talking bull poo.

          3. Rob_G

            Yes, I bet that there are all of those public meetings about drugs and anti-social behaviour because of that one robbery last year…

          4. Rob_G

            I don’t know, I don’t follow the goings on in Dublin 8 that closely. Contact your local councillor, I’m sure there will be one taking place soon.

        2. Ringsend Incinerator

          You can knock off the guff now, you’re out of core hours. Time for more free food before that weary commute….

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