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Lost Buildings of Ireland

17 September 2009

1879 – Sedes Sapientiae (Training School) Baggot St., Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson In the early 1830s Catherine McAuley started training courses in the Baggot Street Convent to qualify able students who wished to become governesses or teachers in various schools throughout...

17 September 2009

1879 – Warehouse, Tomb Street, Belfast

Architect: Robert Watt Perspective view including block plan for Messrs. Mitchell & Co. Published in The Building News, February 10th 1878.

23 March 2013

1879 – Wesley College, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones Wesley College was founded in 1845 on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin as a Methodist Foundation but welcomes students of all faiths. It was originally proposed that to build a...

01 March 2014

1879 – William Brunton & Co., No.43 Henry Street, Dublin

Architect: G.P. Beater New furniture warehouse, Henry St. for Messrs. W. Brunton and Co. Destroyed during the Easter Rising of 1916. Published in The Irish Builder, December 1 1879.

14 April 2014

1880 – Boland’s Bakery, 14 Cumberland St., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Boland’s Bakey at one time had a network or shops as well as bakeries around Dublin. There was two outlets in Dun Laoghaire, then Kingstown, and what was described as a “model bakery”....

03 January 2013

1880 – Field-Marshal Gough Statue, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Sculptor: John Henry Foley The statue was proposed in 1869, but Dublin Corporation turned down the various sites proposed including the then Carlisle Bridge, Foster Place and Westmoreland Street. At one stage, a...

01 April 2014

1880 – Railway Station, Coalisland, Co. Tyrone

Coalisland railway station closed in the late 1950s and is now largely gone.

22 March 2013

1880 – Royal Exchange Assurance Co., No. 5 College Green, Dublin

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Office building in an Elizabethan Tudor style on the corner of College Green and Anglesea Street. Demolished in 1960s.

19 December 2012

1880 – Royal University of Ireland, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones The former Coburg Gardens (now Iveagh Gardens) hosted the Dublin International Exhibition of 1865 and a further exhibition in 1874. After the exhibitions, the building were converted to examination...

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