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Architecture of Co. Dublin

14 December 2011

1773 – Newgate Gaol, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cooley Between 1773 and 1781, a new prison designed by Thomas Cooley was built to replace the earlier, semi-ruined prison near Christ Church Cathedral. This was originally one of the city...

07 April 2010

1773 – The Law Society, Blackhall Place, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Ivory One of Dublin’s great unfinished buildings, the former Blue Coat School now the Law Society seems a curious building minus the tall and flamboyant spire that was intended. The...

10 February 2010

1774 – Powerscourt House, South William Street, Dublin

Architect: Richard Cassels The house built for Richard Wingfield, the third Viscount Powerscourt was designed by Richard Cassels. It was built at a cost of £80,000 in 1771-4. The gateway to the right...

07 May 2012

1775 – The Marshalsea, Dublin

Built near the rear of Bridgefoot Street and Bonham Street to replace an earlier Marshalsea between Christ Church Cathedral amd Wood Quay. The Marshalsea was a debtors prison allowing debtors along with their...

05 February 2010

1776 – American Ambassador’s Residence, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Sited near the centre at the park, just off Chesterfield Avenue and close to àras an Uachtaráin is the residence of the ambassador of the United States of America to Ireland. A grand...

09 June 2010

1776 – Harcourt Street, Dublin

Named after Lord Simon Harcourt, the former Lord Lieutenant of Ireland from 1772-76. A fine Georgian street that is largely intact, Harcourt Street leads away from St. Stephen’s Green. The details of Dublin’s...

17 February 2010

1779 – City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Cooley The site of City Hall on Cork Hill was originally the site of Sainte Marie del Dame which came into the possession of Richard Boyle 1st Earl of Cork who...

21 September 2010

1780 – Design for houses on Sackville Street, Dublin

Design for a terrace of houses on Sackville Street, now O’Connell Street.

12 January 2012

1780 – Design for Theatre, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Sir William Chambers Illustration of the Theatre for Trinity College Dublin, largely as constructed but with an additional dome.


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