Atlas Aluminium located in Limerick City was established in 1980 and was one of Europe’s leading aluminium and zinc pressure die casters. When the recession hit, the factory was no longer viable and it soon shut it’s doors in the November of 2007 with the loss of 163 jobs. It has lain empty ever since.
Unfortunately a fire was started at the complex earlier this year and the factory is now burnt down. It had deteriorated quite a bit in the time before that however and was being frequented by drug addicts and the homeless. So it was probably only a matter of time until something like this happened. Luckily myself and Storysham paid a visit before it went downhill. Below are the photos from the visit.