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25 March 2015

1898 – Competition design for Belfast City Hall

Architect: James Miller Premiated entry in competition for new city hall for Belfast. The design by Sir Brumwell Thomas was selected and completed in 1906. James Miller was a Glasgow-based architect.

24 March 2015

1665 – Market House, High Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast’s first market house of 1665 was located at the corner of High Street next to Cornmarket. According to an 1823 published history of Belfast, “In 1665 the inhabitants of Malone Falls Dunmurry...

24 March 2015

1779 – First Presbyterian Church, Dunmurry, Co. Antrim

Architect: Roger Mulholland The Dunmurry congregation was established in 1676 and a meetinghouse was built on this site of which no traces remain. In 1714 a second church was built, part of which...

23 March 2015

1781 – Former Bishop’s Palace, Dromore, Co. Down

Described as “a fine, three-storey, late 18th century block, built in 1781 by the Rt Rev and Hon William Beresford, Lord Bishop of Dromore, afterwards Lord Bishop of Ossory; later Lord Archbishop of...

23 March 2015

1866 – Temple of Liberty, Toomebridge, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Carey Designed and constructed by local Presbyterian minister John Carey. After being accused of plotting a murder, and disappearing for seven years, only to return newly monied, he settled in Toomebridge....

19 March 2015

1870 – Bolands, 133-136 Capel Street, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan Designed as a bakery for Patrick Boland and incorporating an earlier Presbyterian church in Mary’s Abbey (a laneway to the rear). During construction, the remains of the chapter house of...

19 March 2015

1808 – Sir Patrick Dun’s Hospital, Grand Canal Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison The physician Sir Patrick Dun had died in 1713, leaving lands in county Waterford in trust to the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland. The College was to use...

18 March 2015

1834 – Gate Lodges, Ballysaggartmore, Co. Waterford

Architect: John Smyth According to the Dublin Penny Journal, a John Smyth, described elsewhere as a gardener, was the architect of the extravagantly castellated gateway and avenue bridge at Ballysaggartmore. Built for the...

17 March 2015

1882 – Church of the Holy Trinity, Seapatrick, Banbridge, Co. Down

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew, Seapatrick Parish can trace its history back to the 5th century when tradition has it that St Patrick camped overnight to rest on his journey from Downpatrick to Armagh....