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Buildings of Ireland

22 November 2011

1936 – Design for St. Ultan’s Hospital, Dublin

Architect: Scott & Good Unbuilt design for St. Ultan’s Hospital on Charlemont Street, Dublin. In the Ireland of the 1930s, there was a keen interest in architecture from the Government ministers of the...

17 October 2013

1936 – Mount Merrion, Dublin

Architect: Jones & Kelly Original pages from Irish Homes brochure circa 1936 of house designs available to purchase in the Mount Merrion development.

12 January 2015

1936 – Rialto Cinema, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Frederick James Macaulay Opened in November 1936 and closed in 1970. A large auditorium designed to seat 1600, meant that it was usable as a car showroom, a function it carried out...

27 September 2012

1936 – Ritz Cinema, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Kemp & Tasker When constructed it was the largest cinema in Northern Ireland with over 2,200 seats, 1000 of those on the massive balcony. Harland & Wolff supplied the 40-tonne girder which...

28 January 2010

1936 – St Patrick’s Church, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Architect: John J. Robinson Large modern church built to replace an earlier building. The interior is very dark, sombre and not very uplifting.

26 April 2012

1936 – Technical School, Fairview, Dublin

Architect: Robinson & Keefe Now with an added level, the Technical School by Robinson & Keefe has some slight Art Deco touches. The building has a lovely gradual curve following the curvature of...

27 September 2012

1936 – The Tonic Cinema, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill Designed by the foremost cinema architect in Northern Ireland, and considered his masterpiece, The Tonic was the largest Cinema in Ireland with 2,001 seats at the time. The Tonic...

02 February 2010

1936 – Thorncastle Street Flats, Ringsend, Dublin

Architect: Herbert G. Simms Three large blocks along the Dodder river as it enters the Liffey at Grand Canal Docks, the end block closest to Bridge Street is the oldest and most decorative....

30 September 2009

1936 – Water Tower, Monaghan, Co. Monaghan

Engineer: Patrick McCarthy The town Water Tower is sited on a prominant hill overlooking the town and is built of reinforced concrete. Unlike many of these towers, the Monaghan tower has one wide...