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Architecture of Munster

06 November 2009

1932 – Former Savoy Cinema, Cork

Architect: Moore & Crabtree The former Savoy Cinema had a jazzy Art Deco fa├žade but the interior was atmospheric in style. A narrow street frontage on Patrick Street led into a long entrance...

05 November 2009

1932 – No. 32 (Vera Moda) Patrick Street, Cork

Architect: O’Flynn & O’Connor Good quality stone faced, steel framed building with original shopfront and glazing intact. The fine shopfront has a wrought iron balcony with clock over the main entrance. Originally was...

05 November 2011

1932 – St. Mary’s Church, Limerick, Co. Limerick

Architect: Ashlin & Coleman New church constructed on site of church of 1749. The Altar rails (1931) and Lady Altar (1931) were supplied by Giorgio Favilla.

22 October 2012

1933 – Bridge, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

Architect: L.G. Mouchel & Partners Designed by London engineers, L.G. Mouchel & Partners in association with an Irish-based engineer Pierce Purcell, to replace an 1841 suspension bridge. It is a reinforced concrete bridge...

27 September 2010

1934 – Design for Airport, Cork

Unexecuted design from the 1930s for an airport for Cork City. Over the years, a number of sites were considered for both an airport for landplanes and a seaplane base.

26 February 2015

1935 – Savoy Cinema, Bedford Row, Limerick

Architect: Leslie C. Norton The Savoy Cinema was designed by English architect Leslie C. Norton with an Art Deco exterior and atmospheric interior The Savoy featured both live stage shows as well as...

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...


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