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Despite the disappearance of all of the industrial buildings some of the houses of 1780 have survived along the broad Main Street with its two squares. These add great charm to the historic core of the village centre. This, along with development along the main road, has effectively created a village in two sections. Hopefully some planning decisions will be taken by the County Council which will help draw the town together.
If Prosperous failed as a textile centre it has survived as a service centre answering the educational, shopping, social and community needs of the people of the area. It is now developing as a residential centre serving the present-day industrial development of North Kildare and the growing city of Dublin.
Written Nov 1, 2008