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Buildings of Ireland

27 February 2011

1884 – Lyceum Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Dudgeon Proposal for a huge theatre at the junction of Tara Street and Pearse Street (on the site of the now former Fire Station by C.J. McCarthy) that was never built,...

16 February 2010

1884 – Mercer’s Hospital, Mercer Street, Dublin

Architect: J.H. Brett Part of the former hospital for sick and the poor erected through the will of Mary Mercer and opened in 1734, only the towers and facades survive of the Victorian...

28 February 2012

1884 – Merrion Pier and Baths, Dublin

Architect: All that remains is a portion of the concrete basin on the strand of the former public baths. The Dublin Evening Mail described the baths on their opening as “120 feet by...

17 September 2009

1884 – National Museum & Library, Kildare St., Dublin

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Designed as part of the same scheme as the National Library, the building has recently being undergoing complete restoration inside and out. The elevation to Kildare Street is...

20 January 2010

1884 – Pembroke Housing, Shelbourne Road, Dublin

Architect: H.E. Fitzgerald Fine houses in a small cul-de-sac off Shelbourne Road, these were built for the Pembroke Estate after a competition in 1884. There are similar rows off Northumberland Row, Merrion Road...

06 May 2014

1884 – Railway Station, Strabane, Co. Tyrone

Architect: William H. Mills The railway line to Strabane from Omagh originally opened in 1847 and was run by the Irish North Western Railway. After the takeover by the Great Northern Railway in...

29 January 2014

1884 – Royal Avenue Hotel, Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson Constructed between 1882 and 1884, designed by architect Thomas Jackson in the Italianate style – a four-storey building with round headed dormers and a rounded corner to Rosemary Street. It...

09 October 2009

1884 – Sion House, Sion Mills, Co. Tyrone

Architect: W.F. Unsworth Constructed by the Herdman family, who constructed the model village and mills of Sion. Now sadly in very poor repair and must be considered at risk of loss. Published in...

10 February 2010

1884 – SS Augustine and John, Thomas Street, Dublin

Architect: Pugin & Ashlin The tallest existing spire in Dublin and sited on high ground so as to be visible from the Liffey valley, SS Augustine and John on Thomas Street was designed...