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Buildings of Ireland

02 March 2010

1988 – Unbuilt Dublin – Dublin Docklands Plan

An early proposal for the Dublin Docklands submitted by Hardwicke Ltd. McInerney Properties plc, and The British Land Company. It ocused on recreational and social uses of the docks rather than business offices...

19 February 2010

1989 – International Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

Architect: Office of Public Works After its restoration by the Office of Public Works, conference facilities were added so the Castle could be used by the State when Ireland hosts the presidency of...

11 November 2009

1989 – King John’s Castle Visitor Centre, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects An interpretative centre sits over what was formerly the eastern curtain wall. The centre, described as the ‘Learning Wall’, bridges an archeological dig of the former wall and bastion,...

05 February 2010

1989 – Offices, Upper Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Grafton Architects A rare example of good infill architecture on Ormond Quay. A former Presbyterian Church that was destroyed in a fire, leaving only its entrance doorways intact, was redeveloped as an...

30 October 2009

1989 – Reconciliation Chapel, Knock, Co. Mayo

Architect: de Blacam & Meagher The Chapel of Reconciliation was the award winning entry of an architectural competition held in the autumn of 1989. The client’s brief required “that the new chapel must...

11 November 2009

1989 – Tourism Office, Limerick

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The tourist office is a modern structure evoking a nautical image, with a light elegant suspended structure and a transparent building, which allows visual contact with the river. Over...

09 June 2010

1991 – Harcourt Centre, Harcourt Street, Dublin

Architect: Burke-Kennedy Doyle Large office development constructed in stages over a few years, the Harcourt Centre is a forgettable late 1980s / early 1990s development that creates a poor foil for the former...

30 October 2009

1992 – Apparition Chapel, Knock, Mayo

Architect: A & D Wejchert The Apparition Chapel is designed to seat 150 people and to house the tableau depicting the apparition of Our Lady at Knock on 21st August 1879.

05 February 2010

1992 – Ashtown Visitor Centre & Castle, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Office of Public Works The oldest building in the park is Ashtown Castle, a restored medieval tower house dating from the 15th century. Restoration began in 1989 and it is located beside...

27 March 2012

1994 – Cornmarket Bridge, Cork

Architect: Ian Ritchie Architects Winner of architectural competiton to design a new pedestrian bridge- a bridge with canopy. Unbuilt.