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Tuesday 31 January 2023 Dublin: 8°C
# Retrospective
'Strangely Beautiful': Photographer captures the colour of the Ballymun flats
The featured building has since been demolished.

Donal Moloney / Vimeo

JUST ONE BLOCK of flats remain standing in Ballymun as the regeneration project continues.

The second-to-last building was demolished late last year after the inhabitants packed up and left their properties.

The final building is set to be knocked down later this year.

Local photographer Donal Moloney visited the site recently and realised the location for one of his shoots had since been torn down.

He sent us this reminder of his final visit to the flats.

“I managed to climb through the only window that was half easy to access,” he said at the time. “What I found was obvious dereliction but a strangely beautiful colour palette.”

See more of Donal’s work on his website and his Facebook page

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