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Architecture of Offaly

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...

19 January 2010

1909 – Post Office, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: J. Howard Pentland A relatively unspectacular 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...

19 January 2010

1937 – Tullamore General Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Scott & Good Scott’s hospital at Tullamore, although faced with traditional limestone masonry, has a very strong horizontal linearity and glazed stairwell that show a Dutch Modernist influence in the massing and...

08 February 2011

2002 – Offaly County Hall, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: ABK Architects Occupying the site of a Victorian house in the main affluent area of the town, the building was designed around the gardens of the house. Unfortunetly many of the trees...

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