The geographies of ghost estates

Ghost estate, Athenry

Ghost estate, Athenry

Ghost estates – half finished, mostly empty, still for sale. They are one of the most visible legacies of the Celtic Tiger, and they are littered across the Irish landscape. This new website shows the emerging geographies of ghost estates, with concentrations in the contracting commuter belts of Dublin, Galway and Cork. This, we suspect, is just the beginning, as developers run out of credit, banks run out of patience, and consumers opt for food over futons.

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