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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:52 pm    Post subject: Hanging Gardens of Limerick. Reply with quote

Can't get link to work properly.

You can copy and paste the whole url below.

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A little garden in Co. Limerick.Some non-gardening photographs.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing gardens in the city in the early 1800s. Extraordinary, really.


http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/roche's%20hanging%20gardens.pdf

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tried everything I know KS, it won't open. Still a mystery.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Highlight the whole url right up to hanging gardens pdf, then copy and paste. It should come up then.

The link below might work.


http://www.limerickcity.ie/media/roche%27s%20hanging%20gardens.pdf

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting read. Jim Kemmy the labour TD?
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep. He died from cancer a few years back.

Absolutely extraordinary garden, though. Amazing that something like that could be built in the middle of the city. Wonder what 15,000 in 1810 would be worth in today's money?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The logistics in building it must have been huge. The weight of the soil and the rainwater would have been astronomical. I am guessing it was made from brick arches which would have been very strong.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 12, 2015 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kindredspirit wrote:
Wonder what 15,000 in 1810 would be worth in today's money?


Did an online check albeit in sterling but it came up with 823541.67.

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