Demolition of Ormond Hotel Halted by jjqblog
February 27, 2014, 1:42 PM
Filed under: Events



Late last year, a development company submitted a plan to the Dublin City Council to demolish the Ormond Hotel, the setting for the “Sirens” episode of Ulysses, and replace it with a much larger hotel.  Recently, the City Council rejected the plan because the proposed structure would dwarf the surrounding buildings and shade them from their normal periods of daylight.  Several parties, including the Dublin James Joyce Centre, opposed the project in order to preserve the site as a historical landmark and a remnant of Ireland’s literary past.  Thanks to RTE for the article and image.



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