Dublin Tourism church on Suffolk St for let at e600k p/a -what interesting uses can you see ?

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Former church and tourist office to let on Suffolk Street, Dublin
The building dates from 1860 and was converted into a tourist office after it ceased to be used as a church in 1993.
The former Suffolk Street church has an overall floor area of 12,839sq m (19,794 sq ft) on three levels.
The ground floor is an ideal size for a variety of businesses, extending to 818sq m (8,860sq ft).



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andrew's_Church,_Dublin_(Church_of_Ireland)

I vote cinema ?


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It's more than the rent we pay for our embassy in Tokyo!:rolleyes:
 

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Where is the tourist office going and what rent was being paid while it was there!
I'd say rates for any private business taking it over would be highly costly also!
 

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Music recitals.
As churches become redundant, they could be turned into local music centres for communities. The acoustics are great.
 

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We badly need a mosque in the city centre It would bring such colour and atmosphere to the place or maybe a halting site could be considered
 

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We badly need a mosque in the city centre It would bring such colour and atmosphere to the place or maybe a halting site could be considered
A rehabilutation centre for strayed politicians. Just jesting of course. The building is too small.
 

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So was it accidental or intentional?

Do we know for sure yet?
 

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Music recitals.
As churches become redundant, they could be turned into local music centres for communities. The acoustics are great.
Hmmmm...nope

Most large churches in Ireland have poor acoustics ...we have nothing like the choral/organ tradition of say England

That church...with the upper mezzanine and spreadeagled groundfloor ...is not good acoustics wise...anything from soprano up will cause the oddest of echoes

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We badly need a mosque in the city centre It would bring such colour and atmosphere to the place or maybe a halting site could be considered
You may have hit the nail on the head there.

In Victorian Britain the Roman Catholic hierarchy (and their financial backers, the Irish Nationalist faction) knew that they needed RC churches in prominent locations. So they found the money and built them.

It's likely that Europe's Muslims have similar thoughts today.

On a long lease, with renewal terms, St Andrew's could serve as the Irish National Mosque until something bigger and better comes along.
 

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You may have hit the nail on the head there.

In Victorian Britain the Roman Catholic hierarchy (and their financial backers, the Irish Nationalist faction) knew that they needed RC churches in prominent locations. So they found the money and built them.

It's likely that Europe's Muslims have similar thoughts today.

On a long lease, with renewal terms, St Andrew's could serve as the Irish National Mosque until something bigger and better comes along.
It would risk becoming a staging post for terrorist attacks ...best they be kept out in the suburbs

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ehhh, Homeless Shelter (not for the nasty type of junkies/chronic alco's) but for real cases, easily get 10 families / people in there,

The last place it should become is a mosque , perhaps a Celtic museum / tourist attraction showing the Celtic heritage,, loads of Finn Mac Chumhaill and tasty stuff .
 

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As a building its architecture is unattractive and oppressive. We could have it removed stone by stone and rebuilt somewhere else here or abroad where the local faithful are crying out for a space in which to congregate.
Removing the church would enable us to create a small but perfectly shaped safe space in the city centre where our rapidly growing population of snowflakes could come together for daily mutual approval, completely protected from any requirement to engage with the real life swirling all around them on the busiest streets of our nation's capital.
 

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It (a mosque) would risk becoming a staging post for terrorist attacks ...best they be kept out in the suburbs ...
It's likely the British Establishment said the same thing in 1884, when the Roman Catholics acquired the site for Westminster Cathedral, just down the road from the Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey.
 
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Old Mr Grouser

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We badly need a mosque in the city centre ..
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese has several underused churches in central Dublin. If an Arab billionaire came up with the money ...

In the USA Muslims have paid $1,775,000 for the former Immaculate Conception church in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania. Clerical Whispers: Closed Catholic Church in Bucks sold to Muslim group

The vendors were the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (who've had some large legal bills recently).


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