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Buildings of Ireland

05 February 2010

1892 – Roberts House, Dublin Zoo, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: L.A. McDonnell The finest building in the zoo, this little gem is still in use and maintained in good condition. A decorative brick exterior masks a wonderful toplit interior space with fine...

06 January 2010

1892 – St. Joseph’s Redemptorist Church and Monastery, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Architect: G.C. Ashlin Built in two phases, the monastery 1879-1880, and the church 1890-1892, both designed by G.C. Ashlin and finished in Newry granite. It by James McAdorey, a Belfast man who had...

07 January 2010

1892 – St. Mary’s Church, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: P.J. Dodd Designed by a local architect, P.J. Dodd, St Mary’s is another large Catholic church in a gothic style. The exterior is dominated by the slender tower and spire. At ground...

14 January 2013

1893 – Corrib Viaduct, Galway

In the 1890s, the Midland Great Western Railway Company was provided with a government grant of £264,000 to build a line from Galway across Connemara to Clifden. The line was opened to Clifden...

20 July 2015

1893 – Design for Pembroke Technical Schools, Ringsend, Dublin

Architect: Frederick Morley Unsuccessful entrant in competition won by William Kaye-Parry. “The above building is just now approaching completion As our readers may remember the first stone was laid in the month of...

13 April 2010

1893 – Dublin City Fruit Markets, Little Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: Parke Neville Still Dublin’s Fruit Markets and best observed early in the day when they are still invigorated by the hustle of business, the building consists of elegant victorian steelwork masked behind...

16 February 2010

1893 – Former Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Lynn A former branch of the Allied Irish Bank in a striking red sandstone and with an unusual circular corner tower. A fine interior hall contains a balcony level (perhaps to...

31 December 2012

1893 – Grand Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Former landmark on the Bangor waterfront – now replaced with a more modern hotel building. Opened as an hotel in the early 1890s with a ballroom to the rear. By 1930 the Hotel...

01 May 2012

1893 – Hotel Metropole, O’Connell St., Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell The Hotel Metropole was a landmark in Dublin, located next to the General Post Office building in O’Connell Street. Originally four georgian buildings combined together to form a hotel and...


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