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Architecture of Munster

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...

11 November 2009

1989 – King John’s Castle Visitor Centre, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects An interpretative centre sits over what was formerly the eastern curtain wall. The centre, described as the ‘Learning Wall’, bridges an archeological dig of the former wall and bastion,...

11 November 2009

1989 – Tourism Office, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The tourist office is a modern structure evoking a nautical image, with a light elegant suspended structure and a transparent building, which allows visual contact with the river. Over...

27 March 2012

1994 – Cornmarket Bridge, Cork

Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Winner of architectural competiton to design a new pedestrian bridge- a bridge with canopy. Unbuilt.

05 November 2009

1998 – Crawford Gallery Extension, Cork

Architect: Erick van Egeraat The Crawford Art Gallery occupies a prominent position in the heart of the City of Cork and prior to the new extension was a clever amalgamation of two separate...