Fate of the Poolbeg chimneys

Sat, Jul 12, 2014, 01:06

Sir, – Further to Fiach Kelly’s “Should we save the Poolbeg chimneys?” (July 11th), I well remember when the Poolbeg chimneys were being built. They were an eyesore then and they are an eyesore now.

Roll on the demolition team, and while they are at it, continue on to Liberty Hall and the Spire! – Yours, etc,

KEITH NOLAN,

Caldragh,

Carrick-on-Shannon,

Co Leitrim.

Sir, – The physical heritage of a city – its buildings, bridges, roads, lamps and other equipment like the two chimney stacks at Poolbeg, with their barber-pole colouring and their differing widths – evolves organically. It is only when such items face removal that it is realised how reassuring their presence is. – Yours, etc,

CHRISTIAN MORRIS,

Claremont Road,

Howth,

Dublin 13.