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Lost Buildings of Ireland

07 February 2014

1870 – The Law Club, Nassau St., Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Gothic club building with two oriel windows at first floor level allowing the members to have a few of the street from their smoking and coffee rooms. Designed by John...

12 June 2014

1870 – Working Men’s Institute, Queen Street, Belfast

Architect: Anthony Thomas Jackson Constructed at the junction of Queen and Mill Streets, demolished in 1915. The arcaded shops were the home of Lennon’s Catholic Repository. The building contained a library and a...

19 December 2012

1870s – Loreto Convent, Balbriggan, Co. Dublin

Although a convent and school still exists on this site, the buildings illustrated are either gone or unrecognisable. The school was started in 1857 when they took over the house with curved bays...

29 May 2014

1870s – Meen Glas House, Stranorlar, Co. Donegal

A mid-sized Victorian house in a simple Tudor-Revival style with steep roofs and gables; and mullioned windows. It had a three-sided bow; and a dormer window with tracery; a slender, square turret at...

01 March 2012

1871 – City Portrait Room, Carlisle Rd., Derry

Architect: William McElwee Building for Hugh Kerr, photographer – finished in polychrome brick with Dungiven sandstone dressings

04 March 2014

1871 – English & Scottish Law Life Assurance Co., No.41 O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: William Stirling Described in The Building News, “the style adopted is Italian”. Destroyed in the 1916 Easter Rising. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, February 15 1871.

23 October 2015

1871 – Glenbeigh Towers, Co. Kerry

Architect: Godwin & Crisp Work began in 1867 on what was known as Headley Towers and also, Wynnes Folly. Constructed by Lord Headley – a very unpopular landlord who charged high rents to...

12 May 2014

1871 – Nos. 24 & 26 Donegall Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons “In no locality within the northern capital are architectural improvements more markedly observable than in Donegall Place. To this already fine business premises in this grand throughfare there...

04 November 2015

1872 – Caherconlish House, Co. Limerick

Architect: William Fogerty Lewis describes this house in the following terms “Near the town stands Cahirconlish House, a handsome modern residence, erected near the site of the old family mansion, by the proprietor,...