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Architecture of Munster

06 November 2009

1936 – City Hall, Cork

Architect: Jones & Kelly The City Hall was opened in 1936 and replaced the previous structure that was burned down on 11 September 1920. Designed by Jones and Kelly, it is a weak...

10 February 2014

1940 – Debenhams, O’Connell Street, Limerick,

A fine corner building, stylistically old-fashioned by the time of its construction. The corner entrance has a a double-height polished limestone surround. The facades feature stepped stylised Doric piers with fluted capitals, rising...

06 November 2009

1943 – St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, Cork

Architect: Dominic O’Connor Unusual church embedded into the streetscape following existing parapet and street lines. With its cut stone and Hiberno_Romanesque doorway, the church could be easily ignored as a piece of catholic...

15 March 2010

1948 – The Hydro, Tramore, Co Waterford

Architect: Patrick Sheahan Opened in 1948 ‘The Hydro’’ had a staff of seven and housed a number of sea baths as well as a restaurant. Demolished.

05 November 2009

1965 – Cork Opera House, Cork

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The Opera House replaced an older building on this site that burned down in December 1955. Originally built as the Athenaeum, the older building was developed to house exhibitions...

18 February 2015

1968 – Cork County Hall

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Designed by Patrick McSweeney who was Cork County Architect from 1953 to 1975 and designed numerous buildings in and around Cork City. Cork County Hall, was at the time of...

18 February 2008

1974 – Bantry Library, Co. Cork

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Bantry Library was originally designed in 1962 by the Cork County Council architect Patrick McSweeney. While not an official project of the council at that time, McSweeney’s enthusiasm for the...

26 February 2010

1979 – Unbuilt Clare – Shannon Town Centre

Architects: Burke O’Dea

11 November 2009

1986 – Limerick Civic Offices, Limerick

Architect: Burke-Kennedy Doyle The offices of Limerick City Council are a relatively new development on the site where the old Courthouse and city gaol once stood. It was the first building to implement...