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Buildings of Ireland

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...

01 March 2015

1963 – Aldergrove Airport, Belfast, Co. Antrim

A former RAF station, in July 1959 the decision was made to move civil flights to Aldergrove to take advantage of the large airfield and this took place in October 1963. A new...

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...

26 January 2010

1964 – Irish Nationwide Headquarters, Grand Parade, Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane Carroll’s of Grand Parade was designed and built in 1962-64 which was a period of great modernisation in Ireland both of society and of the city of Dublin. Originally...

20 January 2010

1964 – United States Embassy, Northumberland Road, Dublin

Architect: John MacL. Johansen A fine example of modern architecture in the heart of leafy Ballsbridge, the three storey over basement United States Embassy blends in well with the Victorian architecture of the...

21 February 2010

1965 – Bank Of Ireland, Suffolk Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Miesian infill from Scott Tallon Walker for the Bank of Ireland, whose headquarters in Baggot Street they designed in a similar style. Here the overall feel is not as...

30 December 2009

1965 – Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway

Architect: Robinson Keefe The last large Roman Catholic cathedral to be built in Ireland, and quite possibly the oddest in design. With Spanish overtones, and constructed in limestone, the cathedral is a weird...

05 November 2009

1965 – Cork Opera House, Cork

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker The Opera House replaced an older building on this site that burned down in December 1955. Originally built as the Athenaeum, the older building was developed to house exhibitions...