1936 – City Hall, Cork

Architect: Jones & Kelly

cityhall_lge

01530148cityhall2_lge

The City Hall was opened in 1936 and replaced the previous structure that was burned down on 11 September 1920. Designed by Jones and Kelly, it is a weak reintrepetation of Dublin’s National Concert Hall which is itself an interpretation of the Custom House by Gandon. While the length of the building along the waterfront is pleasing, the cupola seems rather small and timid for the design. The limestone like for so many of Cork’s buildings is from nearby Little Island.

Latest News

September 26, 2016: ‘Sustaining the Industrial Heritage” – Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture
September 22, 2016: Open House Cork looking for volunteers
September 21, 2016: ‘Building Ireland’ return to RTE, September 30


Email Newsletter

Signup to receive email updates of new additions to Archiseek.com