RICHMOND VILLAS OFF SOUTH RICHMOND STREET
The built environment in Dublin is changing faster than I can photograph the changes and there is an area on South Richmond Street that has caught me by surprise as many of the restaurants and shops have closed or disappeared.
Richmond Villas off South Richmond Street [shown as Richmond Street South on Google Maps] was once a place to visit if you were interested in Street Art but now it is dominated by a huge construction site [Charlemont Square where Amazon will be located]. I assume that the laneway will no longer exist once the building project has been completed especially as the Bernard Shaw Pub closed at the end of 2019 and relocated to Cross Guns Bridge.
Amazon employs more than 2,500 people in Ireland and announced plans to create many new jobs most of which will be located Dublin at Blanchardstown, Tallaght, North Count Dublin and the South Richmond Street in the Portobello area of Dublin.
The Charlemont Square project was due to be completed in 2020 but this has been delayed because of Covid-19 restrictions.