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Architecture of Dublin City

07 May 2012

1767 – Dublin Society, No. 112-113 Grafton St., Dublin

The first home of the Dublin Society (later the Royal Dublin Society) on Grafton Street. The architect Thomas Ivory was commissioned to design the museum inside the building, but the architect of the...

03 December 2014

1768 – Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin

Architect: John Smyth The Great South Wall on which Poolbeg Lighthouse stands, extends from Ringsend over 4km out to sea. It was the world’s longest sea-wall at the time of it’s construction and...

03 January 2013

1769 – Design for Royal Exchange, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Sandby Third placed entry in competition to design a Royal Exchange for Dublin. Although some sources including Wright’s “An Historical Guide to Ancient and Modern Dublin” (1821) suggest he was placed...

16 November 2011

1769 – Royal Exchange, Dublin

Architect: Francis Sandys Design for the Royal Exchange, Dublin, now City Hall, was executed by Irish Architect Francis Sandys for an architecture competition to design the building. There were approximately 61 entries from...

27 March 2009

1769 – St. Catherine’s Church, Thomas St., Dublin

Architect: John Smyth Originally built in 1185, the church was rebuilt in its present form in the 18th century by John Smyth (or Smith). Maurice Craig maintained that St. Catherine’s has “the finest...

23 March 2011

1769 – St. John the Evangelist Church, Fishamble St., Dublin

Architect: George Ensor A church with a 12th century foundation, rebuilt several times, notably in 1681. In the mid 18th-century a committee was formed to raise funds for yet another renovation of the...

05 February 2010

1771 – Royal Hibernian Military School Chapel, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cooley Built as the chapel for the Royal Hibernian Military School, this wonderful little building is now in the grounds of St Mary’s Hospital of which the original buildings of the...

09 June 2010

1771 – Royal Irish Academy of Music No. 36 Westland Row, Dublin

The home of the Royal Irish Academy of Music, this is a fine building with attractive round-headed windows on the first floor. In 1848 a number of musical enthusiasts in Dublin formed an...

15 September 2012

1771 – The Coombe Lying-in Hospital, Dublin

On 10 October 1770 Lord Brabazon laid the foundation stone of the new Hospital in the Coombe. The hospital, known as The Meath Hospital and County Dublin Infirmary, was opened the following year....