Check Out These Amazing Photos Of Dundrum Before The Shopping Centre Was Built

The bowling alley, empty fields and Crazy Prices... hello nostalgia!

Earlier in the week, we published this photo of the site where the Dundrum Town Centre now lies – and we could barely believe the change in the area in just a few short years.

And now, we've got even more amazing pics from the area – all kindly shared with us by Peter Brennan, who set out as a 13-year-old in 1997 to capture the area before the diggers moved in.

"It was known at the time that there was going to be big changes around the area," Peter told us.

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I grew up off the Sandyford road, and so I went around on my mountain bike with a Kodak disposable camera and took a few photos of the area.

"When I brought the photos home my Mum was delighted and sang my praises that a 13 year old would have such insight to capture Dundrum in pictures before the diggers came in.

"Sadly she passed away in 2000 and never saw the changes herself."

Here are the pics, and where they were taken

Dundrum Town Centre was opened to the public in March of 2005, and the area has never been busier. But thankfully the young Mr Brennan was on hand to document a forgotten era.

Also, check out the interactive map below.

1. Where Harvey Nick's is now


2. Where Nando's and Counter Burger are now


3. Another one near where Harvey Nick's is now


4. Where the RSA building is now (as you come out of Balally Luas)


5. Where Hamley's and Jamie's Italian are now


6. Where House of Fraser is now


7. Inside the old Crazy Prices – where the Tesco car park is now


8. The entrance to the old Crazy Prices, again where the Tesco car park is currently located


And here's what it looks like on a map...

Click on any of the points to see the corresponding image.

Thanks to Peter for the pics!

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