How do you build a new Dublin town?

South Dublin was first of the mark with a SDZ development in Adamstown

  Homes  under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Homes under construction in Adamstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Shannon in Co, Clare was for decades the State’s only modern planned town. Developed throughout the 1970s alongside Shannon Airport and the Shannon Free Zone industrial estate, it finally got its town status in 1982.

But the idea of the planned “new town” didn’t really catch on. While new towns had proliferated in Britain after the second World War, Ireland favoured a more laissez faire approach to residential development; new estates were tacked on to existing small towns and villages, and large new suburbs were created in Dublin and its surrounding counties.

#break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break #break
The Irish Times
Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
The Irish Times

How can I keep reading?

You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.

Subscribe today and get the full picture for just €1 for the first month.

Subscribe No obligation, cancel any time.