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Buildings of Ireland

29 May 2014

1922 – Oliver Plunkett Church, Blackrock, Co. Louth

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne One of the better designed churches of the early 20th century that largely managed to escape the granite-clad barn template of later years is the Church of St. Oliver...

01 April 2011

1922 – Proposal for a National Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly A proposal for a new National Theatre at the top of Parnell Square, terminating the vista of O’Connell Street. In 1916 the Civics Institute of Ireland...

02 April 2011

1922 – Urban Flats and Cottages, Townsend St., Dublin

Architect: Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly, Arthur Kelly Sketch design proposal for urban housing to meet the needs of the new nation within a redesigned Dublin.

16 January 2014

1922 – Urban renewal proposal for Cork city

After the city centre of Cork was burned in December 1920, by a fire set by the Black and Tans as retribution for republican attacks, there was a debate on whether to re-build...

10 February 2010

1923 – AIB, South Richmond Street, Dublin

Architect: Frederick G. Hicks Bank dating from the early twentieth century constructed in a restrained classical style for the Provincial Bank.

01 February 2013

1923 – Cenotaph, Leinster House, Dublin

Sculptor: George Atkinson Former monument on Leinster Lawn, commemorating three of the founding figures of Irish independence, Arthur Griffith, Michael Collins and Kevin O’Higgins. Atkinson was headmaster of the Dublin Metropolitan School of...

06 November 2009

1923 – Debenham’s, St. Patrick’s Street, Cork

Architect: Chillingworth & Levie Replacing an earlier department store that was burned down in 1920 along with most of this part of St. Patrick’s Street. A distinctive design with the oddly shaped copper...

22 April 2012

1923 – Lyric Cinema, James Street, Dublin

Architect: Patrick J.F. Munden & George L. O’Connor Image courtesy Irish Architectural Archive. Munden and Purcell collection, ref no. 85/141.60/2. Former cinema, long darkened, later in use as part of a commercial premises....

06 February 2014

1923 – No. 33-34 Westmoreland St., Dublin

Architect: John Henry Lyons Formerly Hyam’s Building. Hyam’s were a mens outfitters / tailors who also had a store in Edinburgh which went into bankruptcy in 1934. Destroyed when the Educational Building Society...