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Architecture of Offaly

19 January 2010

1860 – Gate house, Charleville Forest, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Detail of small gatehouse into the Charleville Forest demanse.

19 January 2010

1865 – Presbyterian Church, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

A simple little stone church with classical overtones and a similarly designed porch which echoes the proportions of the main facade.

19 January 2010

1870 – Bank of Ireland (formerly Goodbody’s), Tullamore, Co. Offaly

A fine three storey warehouse in Ruskinian Gothic, which has been restored and amalgamated into the adjacent Bank of Ireland premises. It boasts a wonderful use of multi-coloured brickwork.

19 January 2010

1876 – Former Bank, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Sandham Symes A fine cut stone bank branch with associated living accommodation above. Now used as offices. Designed by Sandham Symes in 1870 but not built for almost a decade, this former...

09 March 2013

1881 – St Brigid’s Church, Clara, Co. Offaly

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan / Ralph H. Byrne Designed in 1876, and completed by 1881, and reminiscent of Pugin’s work at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney – in particular the central crossing tower. The...

28 October 2015

1906 – Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: William Hague A new Gothic style Church erected to a design of the architect William Hague and carried out under superintendence of T.F.McNamara. Replacing an older church on the site, work on...

19 January 2010

1909 – Post Office, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: J. Howard Pentland An unusual Post Office building on O’Connor Square, the building boasts this unusual doorway, probably to provide a modicum of shelter for the old ladies collecting their pensions

19 January 2010

1910 – Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: T.F. McNamara Nicely sited on the bank of a small river, the Bridge House Hotel has an interesting shop front with nice early twentieth century detailing in the window frames and doors....

09 February 2015

1926 – Durrow Abbey, Durrow, Co. Offaly

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne After the second Durrow Abbey House was gutted by fire during the Civil War in 1923. Ralph H. Byrne was commissioned to oversee reconstruction of Durrow Abbey House for...