Ballymun, Ireland, Europe
 
 
Year1966latitude: 53° 23'
longitude: -6° 16'
Period1966-2007
Initiator(s)Neil Blaney
Planning organizationDublin Corporation
Nationality initiator(s)Ireland
Designer(s) / Architect(s)
Design organization
Inhabitants
Target population
Town website
Town related linksRoger Chapman, 'Urban Cowboys', on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/393431249?fbclid=IwAR3PIIXgiZC2tuMy2xHHxy3RCtb5jEO8X009PC 3QEmjZhJ9_fcHVWJInKWM
Literature

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 

Joseph Plunkett tower. All high landmark towers were named after leaders of the 1916 uprising.
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Ballymun_Flats



Horses in Ballymun
source: Pinterest



Demolition of Ballymun
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Ballymun_Flats



The renewed Ballymun village centre, 2007
source: https://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Ballymun#/media/File :Days_Hotel,_Ballymun_-_g eograph.org.uk_-_518821.j pg


Ballymun was an estate of 36 residential flats built from 1966-1967 in the north of Dublin. The typology of the tower (15, 8 and 4 storeys high) was unusual for Ireland and proved not to be popular. The are became known for its social problems and crime and for the many horses that were kept in and around the flats. Demolition started in 2004. The area is now being transformed.

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