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Buildings of Ireland

30 June 2010

1880 – Soldier’s Institute, Conyngham Road, Dublin

Architect: James H. Bridgford / Sir Thomas Drew A fine Victorian building which while undergoing renovation into offices unfortunately had its chimneys removed, leaving a bland skyline. The building has some excellent decorative...

07 January 2010

1880 – St Peter’s Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: O’Neill & Byrne The centerpiece of Drogheda north of the Boyne is the tall and graceful French Gothic church by O’Neill & Byrne. Set into the hillside, it is approached up a...

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...

16 September 2015

1880 – Wesleyan School & Chapel, Rathgar, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Holbrook / William Stirling Built over ten years by two architects – the chapel of 1872-74 by Thomas Holbrook; and the manse and school of 1880 by William Stirling. The illustration...