Dismantling the Gasometer

On this day in 1994, Seán Ó Méalóid reported for 'Cúrsaí' on the dismantling of the gasometer on Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin, which was demolished between late 1993 and early 1994 by Bord Gáis. It was built in 1934 and used to hold three million cubic feet of gas. Ó Méalóid says that it was the first thing visitors saw when they arrived in Dublin by the Liffey, "ach anois tá na gasometers móra á leagan agus tá ré eile i stair na príomh-cathrach caite".

Architect Seán Ó Laoire of Murray Ó Laoire talks about plans for the redevelopment of the site. Beidh tithíocht, ionad gnó, óstán agus ionad caitheamh aimsire sa cheantar. Beidh 3,000 duine in a gcónaí ann agus 5,000 ag obair ann.

Housing and apartments have since been built where the gasometer used to be.

Gasometer, Dublin

A view of the gasometer from the corner of Cardiff Lane and Misery Hill, taken by Eve Holmes in 1971. © RTÉ Archives 2031/032

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