This morning.

Hebert Park, Ballsbrisge, Dublin 4.

The O’Rahilly’s House (top) was the home of 1916 rising leader Michael Joseph O’Rahilly, and is  to make room for a proposed aparthotel development with 105 flats fronting on to Herbert Park.

Prevously: A Cold House


In fairness.

20 thoughts on “Razed

  1. Col

    National monument?
    Is every house that anyone involved in the 1916 rising lived in for a few years a national monument? Does it have other historical significance?

    1. Rob Gale

      its a good thing you don’t decide what’s of historical importance and what isn’t. The 1916 rising isn’t even enough for you.

      1. Rob_G

        You’re not really addressing Col’s point: should we have preserved every single house where every single volunteer lived? And if not, why not?

    1. Rob Gale

      yep. breaking the law all over the place. thing is, they wouldnt have done it if they didnt know they’d get away with it. now if you are i did this.. you’d come under scrutiny for all kinds of punishments.

  2. GiggidyGoo

    ‘He lads, we’ve voted to preserve this but if you get in there Pat Mustard-ish in the morning and do your business, not a lot can be done about it afterwards’

  3. broadbag

    DCC votes are purely hot air and bluster, like most council guff. Can’t believe they managed to outwit young SF though, that petition really would have shut everything down. Numpties! They were so proud of it they had let it fall into ruin and ignored it for decades, pure bandwagon jumping for a bit of attention.

  4. John F

    That’s what progress looks like, destroying the old to make way for the new. If every single building that was part of the 1916 rising had to be preserved, we would never get anywhere as a society.

  5. Mobi

    They were entitled to demolish it. It was a state for years and nobody cared.

    Fed up of the families of 1916 people acting like they own the 1916 revolution as well.

  6. The Dude

    Elected Councillors unanimously voted that this building be added to the Record of Protected Structures.

    The 2000 Planning and Development Act is clear:
    ‘Penalties for owners or occupiers of protected structures who endanger the structure… [can] be liable for fines of up to €12.7 million and/or a term of imprisonment of up to 2 years’

    One looks forward to the full rigor of the law being upheld.

    1. Porter

      It wasn’t a protected structure since the council only started the process this month. It takes several months from first being proposed for a structure to become protected.


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