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Buildings of Ireland

09 June 2010

1957 – Dublin Corporation Unbuilt Proposal, Wood Quay, Dublin

Architect: Jones & Kelly The site at Wood Quay had been earmarked as a site for the headquarters of Dublin Corporation since the 1950s. Many schemes had already been proposed including this when...

02 April 2011

1957 – Nos. 16-17 Suffolk Street, Dublin

Architect: W.M. Mitchell & Sons Mid century office building that replaced two ornate Victorian commercial buildings by J.J. O’Callaghan. Built for Friends’ Provident & Century Assurance Co.

31 December 2009

1957 – St. Mary’s Church, Coolfancy, Co. Wicklow

Simple barnlike church with rendered exterior and small belfry on gable. Largely rebuilt in the 1950s.

07 April 2010

1959 – Dublin Bus, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Brendan Ellis & G.P. O’Shea An infill building on the western side of O’Connell Street, the Dublin Bus offices was originally built for its parent company Coras Iompair Eireann. The façade features...

22 January 2010

1959 – North Terminal, Dublin Airport

Architect: Department of Transport and Power Interesting little mid-century modern building with sculpted roof profile. Now in use as offices. The original terminal was planned to handle a maximum of 250,000 passengers per...

24 February 2012

1959 – St. Mary’s National School, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Office of Public Works Fine example of a standardised design school from the Office of Public Works. There was a range of different sizes ranging from three classrooms upwards. While this school...

04 January 2012

1960s – DIT Engineering Workshops, Linen Hall, Dublin

Architect: Byrne, Whelan and Associates Enginnering workshops in a Brutalist style buried in a mixed complex of buildings off Bolton Street. Largely unknown, it is a relatively small building with a strong visual...

19 July 2012

1960s – Mullenan Land Boundary Post, Co. Derry

Design for a border crossing Customs & Excise post for Mullenan Co. Derry. Designs for such posts were fairly standard with similar buildings being constructed in various locations.

02 May 2009

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