Seán Ó Méalóid reports 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
The gasometer at the corner of Cardiff Lane and Misery Hill 1971  Photographer Eve Holmes 

This episode of Cursaí was broadcast on 17 February 1994.