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Buildings of Ireland

15 June 2010

1900 – Esplanade Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: James J. Farrall Remodelled in 1900 ‘on modern lines as a station hotel’. Originally may have been designed by George Wilkinson. The building is constructed in red brick with the ground floor...

30 September 2009

1900 – First Presbyterian Church, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Roome & Boag Incomplete, this church in Old Cross Square was intended to have a tall slender spire. It is a pity that this never occurred as it would have improved the...

30 September 2009

1900 – Former Provincial Bank, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Architect: John Clarke Fine stone and brick Georgian house of around 1830 with later banking hall adjoining added around 1900. Now unused as a bank, the banking hall has a toplit central space...

02 June 2011

1900 – Harland & Wolff Drawing Office, Belfast, Co. Antrim

With a long sandstone elevation to the street, this three-storey office block was built in stages between 1900-1919. The building was the administration and drawing office centre for the Harland & Wolff shipyard....

20 January 2010

1900 – Hibernian Hotel, Eastmoreland Place, Dublin

Architect: Albert E. Murray Designed as the nurses’ home for Royal City of Dublin Hospital on nearby Baggot Street, this is now a hotel. It was designed by the same architect as the...

06 January 2012

1900 – Holy Cross Church, Crumlin Rd., Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: W.G. Doolin Published in The Irish Builder, December 1 1900.

30 May 2012

1900 – Hotel Metropole, Cork

Architect: Arthur Hill Ornate Victorian hotel with retail units at ground level. The building was largely rebuilt and extended during 1910-11 after a large fire. The photograph shows the building before the expansion.

16 April 2012

1900 – Lunatic Asylum, Portrane, Co. Dublin

Architect: G.C. Ashlin Reputed to be the most expensive capital project ever undertaken by the British Government in Ireland, Portrane Lunatic Asylum had a massively complex plan. This was due to the desire...

06 January 2010

1900 – No.73 Clanbrassil Street, Dundalk, Co. Louth

A former bank, which has been converted into a shop, it has attractive moulded details that add greatly to its dignified fa├žade.