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07-04-2010, 10:34   #1
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Dublin Airport - Corballis House

Hi,

Whatever happened to the old Georgian house that was situated just by the terminal at Dublin airport. Is is still there or was it demolished for the T2 works?

Always thought it looked out of place but it was a nice feature!
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yup that's the one!

cheers for that. interesting read
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I'm surprised that it was not in the contract to rebuild Corballis House stone for stone in another clearly visible location on the grounds of the airport.

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I'm surprised that it was not in the contract to rebuild Corballis House stone for stone in another clearly visible location on the grounds of the airport.
I think I remember reading somewhere that it was to be rebuilt !
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Interesting article here !
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I'm surprised that it was not in the contract to rebuild Corballis House stone for stone in another clearly visible location on the grounds of the airport.
Why?

It was a lovely building ,but has no place in a modern Airport?
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Why?

It was a lovely building ,but has no place in a modern Airport?
One could say the same about the original 1930's Art Deco building of Terminal 1, its now out dated, taking up space and the control tower will never be used again etc.

Corballis House was a part of the furniture at Dublin Airport just as the Terminl 1 building, It has been there before the airport existed and had the right to be preserved as a part of Dublin Airport heratige. It could have been converted into a museum or an exclusive Hotel / Guest accomodation.

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One could say the same about the original 1930's Art Deco building of Terminal 1, its now out dated, taking up space and the control tower will never be used again etc.

Corballis House was a part of the furniture at Dublin Airport just as the Terminl 1 building, It has been there before the airport existed and had the right to be preserved as a part of Dublin Airport heratige. It could have been converted into a museum or an exclusive Hotel / Guest accomodation.
Only difference is that the old terminal bldg was designed specifically for Airport purposes, Corballis house was not.

That's the difference.

Sometimes, just sometimes, we have to move on
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Only difference is that the old terminal bldg was designed specifically for Airport purposes, Corballis house was not.

That's the difference.

Sometimes, just sometimes, we have to move on
Being so unusual and "totally out of place" was one of the characters of this building and more the reason for retaining it.

I am sure many who have arrived into Dublin for the first time would have said WTF when they saw it.
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Being so unusual and "totally out of place" was one of the characters of this building and more the reason for retaining it.

I am sure many who have arrived into Dublin for the first time would have said WTF when they saw it.

Perhaps you might explain how they would see it as the transport out of the Airport all went in the opposite direction?
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Perhaps you might explain how they would see it as the transport out of the Airport all went in the opposite direction?
Unless they are going to make their return journey by boat or through Shannon they would hardly have missed it.
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Was the relocating of Corballis House one of the conditions of building T2?

I thought that Corbillis House being a grade A listed building was to be dismantled stone for stone and rebuilt in some other part of the airport complex as one of the conditions of building T2.



Is this ever going to happen or will it be swept under the carpet like many other projects that was supposed to have happened in this country over the years?

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Best as I recall the planning permission allowed for it's complete demolition with the preservation of it's internal features for further re-use. It won't be rebuilt. It's gone.
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......It won't be rebuilt. It's gone.
Yep. Its disgraceful. A piece of history thrown away.
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