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17 November 2014

1951 – Boland’s Biscuit Mills, Grand Canal Street, Dublin

Architect: Samuel Stevenson & Son Built on the site of a building occupied by Éamon de Valera during the 1916 Easter Rising, DeValera would later be President of Ireland, a fact commemorated by...

17 November 2014

1747 – Weavers Hall, The Coombe, Dublin

Architect: Joseph Jarratt A weavers’ hall had been built by The Weavers’ Guild, The Guild of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Lower Coombe in 1682. In 1745, when the building of a...

14 November 2014

1804 – Fever Hospital & House of Recovery, Cork St., Dublin

Architect: Samuel Johnston Constructed 1801-1804, as a Fever Hospital and House of Recovery. The House of Recovery was converted in 1881 by Sandham Symes into the Dublin Convalescent Home. The original hospital consisted...

14 November 2014

1713 – House, Marrowbone Lane, Dublin

“As a characteristic and somewhat fantastic specimen of the houses of that period, we have prefixed an elevation of one which stood in Marrowbone-lane, in the Liberty, and which was taken down in...

13 November 2014

1968 – Alternate designs for Wood Quay, Dublin

A selection of models from the 1968 competition for proposals for new Corporation office block pn Wood Quay in Dublin. The architects Stephenson Gibney were eventually selected, but their buildings never completed as...

22 October 2014

1883 – Grattan & Co., Great Victoria St., Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie A new premises for “Grattan’s Aerated Water Manufactory”. Published in The Irish Builder, October 1, 1883.

22 October 2014

TAKA shortlisted for 2014 YAYA

TAKA, the architectural practice of Cian Deegan and Alice Casey, have been shortlisted for the 2014 BD Young Architect of the Year Award (YAYA). Now in its 16th year, YAYA “recognises the most...

21 October 2014

1923 – Proposed Reconstruction of Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke The rebuilding of Lower Sackville Street was almost complete after the destruction of 1916 when civil war broke out in 1922. The north-eastern side of the street, from Cathedral...

16 October 2014

1900 – Water Tower, Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare

Architect: Richard Randall Large brick water tower, eighty-five feet high and 35 feet square. Randall was a Surveyor in the War Department, and stationed at the Curragh Camp from around 1885 until his...