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Dawn breaks over the Dublin docks and the controversial Poolbeg Chimneys. Why controversial? The chimneys are slated for demolition; built in the 1960’s the 680-foot high structures no longer serve the ESB’s (Electricity Supply Board) oil-fired electricity producing plant which shut down in 2010. The chimneys have been one of the most recognisable landmarks in the capital for decades, featuring in films, photographs, paintings and literature. Dublin City planners have already rejected a proposal to put a preservation order on the chimneys, declaring that they were not of sufficient architectural, social or historical value. From what I understand the land on which the old power station sits is prime property and the chimneys are in the way should new developments be envisioned.

As a visitor to Dublin, I didn’t find the chimneys unattractive and they were a great help in navigating parts on the city!

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