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Lost Buildings of Ireland

27 March 2014

1870 – Foyle Road Railway Station, Derry

Architect: Turner & Williamson Italianate railway terminus for the Great Northern Railway Company by Turner & Williamson. This was one of two stations in Derry, the other being the Waterside Station of the...

19 October 2010

1870 – St Joseph’s Industrial School, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Institutional gothic school and adjoining monastery for the Christian Brothers. This school was implicated in the sexual and physical abuse inquiries into the industrial schools run by the catholic orders. The school was...

05 March 2013

1870 – St. Anne’s Hydro & Turkish Bath, Blarney, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Barter Part of the earlier, sprawling Hydropathic centre started by Dr. Richard Barter, the large Turkish bath building can be seen in the foreground. The Hydropathic buildings are those further up...

25 July 2013

1870 – St. Enoch’s Presbyterian Church, Carlisle Circus, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Anthony Thomas Jackson Erected in the early 1870s, it was one of the largest Presbyterian churches in all of Ulster. St Enoch’s had a magnificent theatre-like interior with two tiers of galleries...

11 March 2013

1870 – The Irish House, Nos.1-2 Wood Quay, Dublin

The Irish House was built in 1870 at the corner of Winetavern Street and Wood Quay in Dublin, and became a popular public house and well-known piece of Celtic Revival architecture. The Irish...

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...