Well, I've put off the event off for years.
Having once worked in Dundrum 20 years ago, I ventured out today to check out Dundrum shopping centre.
Holy sh*te. I was like the Mammon mothership had landed in a small Southern Dublin Suberb and was proceeding to eat up the environs. John Carpenter would have been inspired.
I've been to the Bullring in Birmingham which at least does try and make aesthetic amends to it's former facility as a major hub-Royal Mail depot, but the Dundrum Shopping centre is something else again.
It's the 'f*ck you' of the Celtic Tiger ethos writ-large in prefab-concrete. Shoe-horned into the formed Pye-Centre is has, like Saturn, devoured it's children and gobbled up several neighbouring environs.
I'll be back.