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Architecture of Co. Dublin

12 June 2012

1765 – Leitrim House, Stephen St., Dublin

Large Georgian mansion now in use as offices. Has an excellent toplit staircase with fine plaster work. The building has an unusual floor plan arrangement on the ground level, perhaps due to the...

03 February 2011

1765 – Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin

The estate began in 1185, when Richard Talbot, a knight who accompanied Henry II to Ireland in 1174, was granted the “lands and harbour of Malahide”. The oldest parts of the castle date...

02 December 2013

1766 – Lucan House, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Chambers, Michael Stapleton Apparently designed by Sir William Chambers with adaptations by Agmondisham Vesey during the construction of the house. Michael Stapleton designed plasterwork for the interior. However this image by...

05 February 2010

1766 – Royal Hibernian Military School, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Formerly the Royal Hibernian Military School, for children of deceased soldiers, it originally may have been designed by Thomas Cooley who did the school chapel in the grounds. Thirty years...

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...

06 May 2012

1767 – Ely’s Arch, Churchtown, Co. Dublin

Originally an entrance gateway to Rathfarnham castle, this 18th century triumphal arch is attributed to Henry Loftus, Earl of Ely. The arch is named the new gate on Frizell’s map of 1779. After...

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...


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