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Buildings of Ireland

02 May 2009

1960s – Social Welfare Offices, North Cumberland Street, Dublin

25 June 2014

1960s – The Pearl Bar, Fleet St., Dublin

Possibly built to designs of architect and sculptor Gary Trimble. Also believed that Signa, an Irish design group led by Michael Scott may have had some input into the facade. The Pearl was...

05 December 2014

1960s – Unbuilt twin for O’Connell Bridge House, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald After O’Connell Bridge House was constructed in 1965 on the eastern side, it was suggested that a twin be built on the site of the Ballast Office on the western...

28 January 2010

1961 – Journey’s End, Howth, Co. Dublin

Architect: Andrew Devane Built by Andrew Devane of Robinson Keefe Devane as a family home for himself. This was a stunning modern house on a magnificent site overlooking Dublin bay, perched on 300...

19 February 2010

1962 – Bord Failte, Baggot Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Designed to cost as little as possible, the headquarters of Bord Failte (Irish Tourist Board) occupies a very important site at the Baggot Street crossing of the Grand Canal....

12 April 2010

1962 – Church of our Lady Mother of Divine Grace, Raheny, Co. Dublin

Architect: Peppard & Duffy Modern church recalling the design of Irish Romanesque doorways at Abbeys and churches. Not completely successful, the remainder of the church is quite boxy.

10 February 2010

1962 – Hawkins House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Bennett In a poll in 1998, this was voted the worst building in Dublin by the readers of Archiseek. Now due for a badly needed facelift, this much derided building...

16 February 2010

1963 – Nassau House, Nassau Street, Dublin

Architect: Lardner & Partners One of three office blocks built along here by Norwich Union in the 1960s destroying a collection of varied Victorian commercial buildings in the process.

20 January 2010

1963 – Pelican House, Mespil Road, Dublin

Architects: Downes Meehan and Robson Demolished in 2001, Downes Meehan and Robson headquarters for the Irish Life Assurance Company (later used by the Blood Transfusion Board) was one of the earliest office development...