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Buildings of Ireland

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...

22 January 2010

1937 – Dublin Airport

Architect: Desmond FitzGerald The original Dublin airport teminal was the most important pre-war Irish building in the International Style. Designed by a team of architects within the Office of Public Works led by...

27 January 2010

1937 – Geragh, Sandycove, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott Designed by Michael Scott as a home for himself, he had bought the site by the martello tower at Sandycove some years before, and originally intended it as a site...

07 April 2010

1937 – Henrietta House, Henrietta Street, Dublin

Architect: Herbert G. Simms One of a series of blocks designed by the City Architect’s Department in the 1930s throughout the city centre, this fine block is one of two sited just yards...

02 May 2013

1937 – Library, Drumcondra, Dublin

Architect: Robert S. Lawrie One of four public libraries built during 1937 by Dublin Corporation in the suburbs of Phibsborough, Ringsend, Drumcondra and Inchicore. These simple building have Art Deco styling around the...

02 February 2010

1937 – Ringsend Public Library, Dublin

Architect: Robert S. Lawrie One of four public libraries built during the period 1937 by Dublin Corporation in the suburbs of Phibsborough, Ringsend, Drumcondra and Inchicore. These simple building have Art Deco styling...

31 December 2009

1937 – St Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne This imposing if somewhat bland-looking church, sometimes mistaken for a cathedral, was designed by Ralph Byrne and completed in 1937. Its dominant features are are twin towers on the...

19 January 2010

1937 – Tullamore General Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Scott & Good Scott’s hospital at Tullamore, although faced with traditional limestone masonry, has a very strong horizontal linearity and glazed stairwell that show a Dutch Modernist influence in the massing and...

08 February 2010

1937 – War Memorial Reading Room, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Thomas Manly Deane Small classically inspired reading room, connected by tunnel to the Long Library and intended for the use of Postgraduate students. An octagonal reading room on a plinth with a...