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What the boom did to Ireland

New York Times: Dingle town and Dingle harbor

The New York Times on-line edition has a little essay this morning on what the boom did to Ireland. It left the countryside littered with tacky little houses that no one wants. There is a hidden cost in that, because it cost Ireland, and least in many places, its old Irish look.

Whatever the next boom turns out to be, let’s hope it isn’t something that eats land and lays down pavement.

Dingle town, by the way, is fairly unchanged by the boom, as is the awesome stretch of road over Mount Brandon.

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