Colourful character who has changed face of Dublin
Crosbie made a world-class district from a rundown wasteland – and should be commended for his efforts, writes Niamh Horan
IN the heart of Dublin's Silicon Docks, Harry Crosbie cuts an unassuming figure among the Googlers and techies who have flocked from all over the world to live and work in the vibrant district.
As they chat over brunch and their laptops, few realise how significant the man sitting next to them is.
Yet they are surrounded by his life's work: a bustling neighbourhood which was once a washed-out landscape of decaying warehouses choked by toxic fumes from a local gas company.