irishexplorer Registered User
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Hi, I'm new to this site and i'm just wondering does anyone know of any good sites where i can find pictures of abandoned places in the Dublin area. I'm a photography student looking to get some pictures of derelict places but its hard to find any.....Any help would be appreciated!

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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irishexplorer said:
Hi, I'm new to this site and i'm just wondering does anyone know of any good sites where i can find pictures of abandoned places in the Dublin area. I'm a photography student looking to get some pictures of derelict places but its hard to find any.....Any help would be appreciated!


You will find a vast selection here

Enjoy!

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RoryW Registered User
#3

alternatively hang around Dail Eireann during the summer, Christmas and Easter and it will be fairly abandoned

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Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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RoryW said:
alternatively hang around Dail Eireann during the summer, Christmas and Easter and it will be fairly abandoned


Ha hahahahahaha brilliant but fairly true! The country is falling apart!

irishexplorer Registered User
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Irelandseye2010 said:
You will find a vast selection here

Enjoy!


thanks for the link, that site is really cool i can't believe there's so many places listed on it, gonna have to track down a few of them myself for some pictures!

how did you manage to find that many??? the only places i knew of were Dun Laoghaire Baths and a couple of others...

doolox Registered User
#6

......there is an extraordinary triangular site consisting of a car park on gravel, a garage and valeting service operating out of a shipping container and the ruins of what looks like 18th century houses with their roofs caved in and ready to fall.
I have noticed more than one property like that in the north inner city area.
The council should take them over and put them to good use.
We will find with the glut of housing in Ireland in general that deriliction of property will return to plague us as it did in the frugal 80's and earlier times.
It does nothing to improve the spirits of residents and workers of neighbouring properties which have to suffer their presence.
Parts of Dublin are now in very good condition and have come on in leaps and bounds since the boom years.
As a nation we need to keep the momentum going but I fear short termism will dominate our political thinking.

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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doolox said:
......there is an extraordinary triangular site consisting of a car park on gravel, a garage and valeting service operating out of a shipping container and the ruins of what looks like 18th century houses with their roofs caved in and ready to fall.
I have noticed more than one property like that in the north inner city area.
The council should take them over and put them to good use.
We will find with the glut of housing in Ireland in general that deriliction of property will return to plague us as it did in the frugal 80's and earlier times.
It does nothing to improve the spirits of residents and workers of neighbouring properties which have to suffer their presence.
Parts of Dublin are now in very good condition and have come on in leaps and bounds since the boom years.
As a nation we need to keep the momentum going but I fear short termism will dominate our political thinking.


I agree, I was cycling down mount street the other day and the number of office buildings that are to let is unbelievable. And irishexplorer myself and my friends have been into urbex stuff for years and have compiled a big collection of explores, we have a forum to as you can see..

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doolox Registered User
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I know in some towns in the 'States they slap a 5-10 percent tax on abandoned or unused buildings. Buildings with a good use attract lower rates of tax and charity or social uses such as churches pay little or no tax.
In 10 to 20 years they end up owning the buildings if no one comes forward to pay the outstanding taxes by a process known as escheatment.
Then the council can take over the buildings and put them to good use.
It is amazing the price you have to pay for an average house or apartment in Dublin yet the fat cats can leave hundreds of square meters idle to the detriment of their neighbours quality of life.

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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doolox said:
I know in some towns in the 'States they slap a 5-10 percent tax on abandoned or unused buildings. Buildings with a good use attract lower rates of tax and charity or social uses such as churches pay little or no tax.
In 10 to 20 years they end up owning the buildings if no one comes forward to pay the outstanding taxes by a process known as escheatment.
Then the council can take over the buildings and put them to good use.
It is amazing the price you have to pay for an average house or apartment in Dublin yet the fat cats can leave hundreds of square meters idle to the detriment of their neighbours quality of life.


wow that is mad, especially now in new orleans there is a lot of land left abandoned.

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
#10

Does anybody know of good places to explore in Galway?

pullandbang Hosted Moderator
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irishexplorer said:
Hi, I'm new to this site and i'm just wondering does anyone know of any good sites where i can find pictures of abandoned places in the Dublin area.


The old Semperit Tyre factory on Kileen Road in Ballyfermot is a derilict industrial building. Don't know if you're allowed in but hey....what the hell.

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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pullandbang said:
The old Semperit Tyre factory on Kileen Road in Ballyfermot is a derilict industrial building. Don't know if you're allowed in but hey....what the hell.


Its been watched by the Rat Pack Thorntons across the road as well as Park West Security, Been tempted a long time now. lol

pullandbang Hosted Moderator
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Irelandseye2010 said:
Its been watched by the Rat Pack Thorntons across the road as well as Park West Security, Been tempted a long time now. lol


All the more reason to go........

Should make the chase pics worth looking at

Irelandseye2010 Registered User
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pullandbang said:
All the more reason to go........

Should make the chase pics worth looking at


jesus we have one or two of them.

Schlemm Registered User
#15

how many places on that site can you actually visit? like has anyone been to any of these sites? I'd love to visit a few...specifically bolands mill...can you still get in there?

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