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Buildings of Ireland

01 April 2013

1880 – St Raphael’s College, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Former Convent of Mercy complex, now is use as a school. Later wing by W.H. Byrne & Son. The chapel is now in use as school sports hall. Quite a...

19 March 2011

1880 – St. Anne’s, Clontarf, Co. Dublin

Architect: J.F. Fuller Large Italianate mansion designed for the 1st Lord Ardilaun as his Dublin residence. Known for its rich interior, in particular a top-lit two-storey entrance hall. The house and grounds were...

03 May 2011

1880 – St. Joseph’s Carmelite Church, Berkeley Road, Dublin

Architect: O’Neill & Byrne / John L. Robinson Construction started in 1875 and the church was largely completed and consecrated in 1880. The North-Western bell tower was constructed between 1892-3 to the designs...

28 January 2010

1880 – Sutton Castle Hotel, Sutton, Co. Dublin

Architect: Alfred Darbyshire Designed by Manchester based architect Alfred Darbyshire as the main home for the Jameson family of the whiskey fame. Alfred Darbyshire had worked on their distillaries previously. The house is...

22 December 2013

1880 – Unbuilt Proposal for Theatre Royal, Dublin

Architect: C.J. Phipps Description of proposed new theatre on site of old theatre destroyed by fire. Not built by 1884, eventually a different design by Frank Matchem was constructed. Published in The Building...

05 February 2010

1880 – Water Tower, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: J.F. Fuller The water tower was constructed in 1880 to the designs of J.F. Fuller. At this time Fuller was working at Ashford for the Earl of Iveagh’s brother and this tower...

26 May 2013

1880c – Royal Hotel, Valentia, Co. Kerry

Now described as a Bed & Breakfast with a barrather than a hotel, the Royal is sited by the quayside on Valentia Island. Originally constructed circa 1880 and later extended in the 1930s....

20 March 2011

1880s – 8 St. Mary’s Abbey, Dublin

A large multi-use building on a corner of St. Mary’s Abbey. The building has living accommodation above in flats with a large commercial unit at ground level. The corner has a wonderfully ornate...

14 April 2014

1880s – Boland’s Bakery, 9 Georges St., Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

One of the Boland’s retail shops around Dublin, this shop on George’s Street was a fine Victorian building, with ornate stucco and shopfront. Boland’s had several bakeries in the city as well as...


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