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Lost Buildings of Ireland

09 February 2010

1853 – Great Industrial Exhibition, Dublin

Architect: Sir John Benson The Great Industrial Exhibition in 1853 was the largest international event to be held in Ireland. It lasted from the 12th of May to the 31st of October, and...

07 February 2014

1853 – No. 28 Lower O’Connell St., Dublin

A long galleried shop, probably reminiscent of similar constructed in London at this time. The facade notable for its three-storied window. Destroyed in 1916 Easter Rising. Allen was an orthodox Quaker and although...

16 October 2011

1855 – Ballyedmond Castle, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: Charles Lanyon Ballyedmond Castle was a Tudor-Baronial mansion, with pointed gables, mullioned windows; a battlemented tower and conical-roofed turret. At one stage, the house was being used as a hotel. The original...

08 March 2013

1855 – Cork Opera House (The Athenaeum), Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson / C.J. Phipps The building, originally called ‘The Athenaeum’, was finished by early 1855. It hosted its first performance on 29 January 1855, a concert in aid of the...

05 June 2014

1855 – Railway Station, Coleraine, Co. Derry

Architect: Charles Lanyon Original railway station for the BBCPJR – Ballymena, Ballymoney, Coleraine and Portrush Junction Railway – constructed for the opening of the line in 1855. A second building in a similar...

06 December 2011

1856 – Pim’s Department Store, Sth Great George’s Street, Dublin

Architect: Sandham Symes Large department store demolished in the 1970s to make way for an office building. Designed by Sandham Symes and built in several stages by the Pim family from the mid...

15 December 2010

1857 – Molesworth Hall, Molesworth St., Dublin

Architect: Deane & Woodward Designed by architects Deane and Woodward, Molesworth Hall was a freestanding building built of Portland, Calp, and Caen stone, with red brick. The building had horizontal bands of contrasting...

08 March 2013

1858 – Royal Victoria Hotel & Baths, Glenbrook, Co. Cork

Glenbrook was originally a seaside resort with facilities such as Turkish Bath-houses which became established there. The first of these was the Royal Victoria Monkstown and Passage Baths, which opened in 1838. This...

07 March 2014

1858 – Cannock, Tait and Co. Department Store, Limerick

Architect: William Fogerty Part of the building was constructed in 1858 and described in The Irish Builder, February 1 1859: “Messrs. Cannock, Tait and Co’s premises occupy a plot of ground 210 feet...