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Lost Buildings of Ireland

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,...

12 March 2014

1872 – Nos.12-13 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane Shops & dwellings, for J.G. Mooney. Constructed in Dalkey granite & Portland stone, it was converted into a branch of the Hibernian Bank in 1878, and destroyed in...

03 February 2014

1873 – Belgravia Hotel, Nos 2-12 Ulsterville Ave., Belfast

Architect: John Boyd The Belgravia Hotel was a collection of Victorian Villas on Ulsterville Ave, with fine polychromic brickwork, decorative ironwork and dormers. The terrace was designed by John Boyd in 1873. In...

24 May 2013

1874 – Dromore Castle, Co. Limerick

Architect: Godwin & Crisp Dromore Castle is a very distinctive building sitting high on a hill overlooking two lakes in Co. Limerick, designed in the Gothic revival style by Edward William Godwin and...

25 January 2014

1874 – J. Robb & Co Department Store, Castle St., Belfast

Architect: William Hastings John Robb & Co was a Belfast department store that had extended many times in the late 19th century. Originally it was at No 15 in 1861, expanding to No...