(all references for this blog entry can be found at the bottom, just scroll down)
As W.B Yeats described in his poem 'Easter, 1916':
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.
The mill was sold to Benton Properties for €42m in 2004 and was to be redeveloped for apartments and offices. Big parts of the property are protected with various listed warehouses and houses on the site.
Thanks to the 2008 crash, the value of this property dropped by 84% from €61m in 2007 to €9.9m in 2009. Development plans were still being discussed in 2010 when Benton Properties went bankrupt.
With a €2bn budget available to them, it is speculated that NAMA will continue with the original redevelopment plans in an attempt to recoup their original expenses.
three milling plants operated by Odlums."
Crossguns bridge: the Royal canal.
Water rushed roaring through the sluices. A man stood on his dropping barge, between clamps of turf. On the towpath by the lock a slacktethered horse."
has been delayed indefinitely."
Abandoned Ireland explores the Bolands Mill, history and present, as well as hundreds of other historic Irish sites: http://www.abandonedireland.com/bm.html
Wikipedia explains the Easter Rising 1916: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Easter_Rising
and the Irish War of Independence, 1921: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_War_of_Independence
See the whole of W.B. Yeats' poem Easter 1916 here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172061
NAMA takes over the Bolands Mill: http://www.independent.ie/business/irish/toxic-bank-takes-control-of-historic-bolands-mill-site-26857106.html
NAMA explains itself: http://www.nama.ie/about-us/
Read about Phibsboro: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phibsborough
Read about Ulysses here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_%28novel%29