Ballincollig - Ghost Town
I took a stroll around the Ballincollig "Centre" a few Saturdays back. It was in the afternoon, around 2pm. There wasn't a soul on the streets. The shop units were unoccupied and the apartments looked vacant. It was very eerie just walking around. Do you know that film Dawn Of The Dead? Well it was nothing like that because at least that had zombies, this had nothing. It did look very clean though, I guess given the circumstances, that's hardly surprising.
One unit was occupied by a Heatons. I saw one customer in there, possibly two. It's hard to tell if the other was a customer or member of staff though. I didn't notice anyone in Sports World beside it.
The fact that this was a Saturday afternoon is what got me. If you were heading to Mahon Point at the same time, you'd nearly need to do a Mad-Max-Beyond-Thunderdome on the car ahead of you just to get a sniff at a parking space. Empty, this place just felt so empty.
A birds-eye view of the site under constructions
Posted at 01:01