1747 – Leinster House Gateway, Dublin

Architect: Richard Cassels




Former gateway to Leinster House which terminated the vista of Molesworth Street from Dawson Street. Demolished with the development of the National Museum and Library adjacent to Leinster House in 1883. The gateway is seen here surmounted by the logo of the Royal Dublin Society which owned Leinster House between the Kildares and the State purchase for use as a parliament. The RDS took over in 1815. The figure of Minerva (or Hibernia), by Edward Smyth, was placed on the gateway of Leinster House upon the change of ownership.

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