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Buildings of Ireland

25 March 2014

1885 – St. Michael’s Church, Castletown Geoghegan, Co. Westmeath

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Largely constructed by 1885 of local limestone with Tullamore limestone dressings – the tower, spire, and organ gallery were later added by T.F. McNamara to O’Callaghan’s original designs. The interior...

17 September 2009

1885 – St. Saviour’s Dominican Convent, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Adjacent to the fine St Saviour’s Church by J.J McCarthy is the monastery designed by John Loftus Robinson in 1885 from the funds that was originally intended to add...

28 December 2011

1885 – Tara St. Public Baths, Dublin

Architect: Daniel J. Freeman Originally designed by Daniel J. Freeman, Dublin city architect 1879-1893, with construction starting in 1884. Later altered by a successor C.J. McCarthy. Leopold Bloom used the Tara Street public...

24 September 2009

1885 – Thomas Thompson Memorial Fountain, Belfast

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Thomas Thompson, a navel surgeon distinguished in the Napoleonic Wars, was appalled by the conditions in Belfast during the Great Famine. Even though the failure of the potato crop...

17 September 2009

1885 – Thompson Memorial Home for Incurables, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

Architect: Godfrey W. Ferguson This fine building was erected in 1885 as “Thompson House for the Incurables”, named after a local surgeon (William Thompson MD) who had tragically died three years earlier. Endowments...

16 September 2015

1885 – Wesleyan Church, Warrenpoint, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson Also known as the “Coke Memorial Church” after the Methodist preacher Thomas Coke, construction started in August 1884 with the church opening in 1885. It was built on the...

06 December 2012

1886 – Ceremonial Royal Archways, Belfast, Co. Antrim

A selection of archways erected in Belfast for the 1886 visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales.

02 October 2012

1886 – Church of Ireland Training College, Kildare St., Dublin

Architect: T.N. Deane & Son Completed in stages from 1886 by T.N. Deane & Son, the hall was constructed first in 1886. This was followed by a library and a model classroom wing...

07 May 2014

1886 – Design for Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Premiated designs for memorial to Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal MacCabe. The competition was won by George C. Ashlin. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1886.

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