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[FORUM] How have your neighbourhoods evolved?

My neighbourhood of Dovercourt Village, and the west-end neighbourhoods surrounding it where I have spent most of the past decade, has evolved significantly. In brief, gentrification has started, with higher-end residential and retail options coming to join–perhaps, eventually, to replace–what had been a substantially working-class enclave. The transition has been good for me, so far, but I do fear what might yet come.

What about you? How has your neighbourhood been changing? Has it been consistently changing in any particular direction? What do you feel about this?

Discuss.

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Written by Randy McDonald

December 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm

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  1. I am in Dublin’s Stoneybatter, once a working class area close to the city centre and now being colonised by hipsters. I am not salt of the earth working class but I am not kewl enough to be a hipster. The hipsterisation is good for me as it means more cafes and bars I might want to go into. I don’t know what traditional Stoneybatter residents make of it.

    ianmoore3000

    December 19, 2016 at 6:34 pm


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