ENTRANCE TO THE TALBOT MALL – WAS THE IRISH LIFE CENTRE
This is in reality a “Ghost Mall”.
I have always referred to this complex of offices and shops as The Irish Life Centre but a few days ago a friend who lives on Talbot Street referred to it as the Talbot Mall.
The Irish Life Centre dates from 1980 and is a large development on the old Brooks Thomas yards consisting of blocks of various heights around courtyards both at street level and raised. There is living accommodation as well as a small mall and offices. I almost purchased an apartment there but the deal fell through as the seller kept increasing the asking price.
The main courtyard which is open to Abbey Street at one end features a fountain and sculpture.