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Buildings of Ireland

18 February 2010

1965 – ESB Headquarters, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Fitzwilliam Street once the longest expanse of intact Georgian architecture anywhere in the world was destroyed in the 1960s when the ESB a supposedly responsible semi-state body wantonly...

04 February 2010

1965 – Liberty Hall, Eden Quay, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Ri O’Kelly Definitely not the most popular building in Dublin but for many years it was the tallest, Liberty Hall is the headquarters of the union SIPTU. It was built on...

07 January 2012

1965 – Microbiology Building, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast

Architect: Sir Hugh Casson Designed in 1961 and completed by 1965, the Microbiology Building is part of Queen’s University on the Royal Victoria Hospital campus.

17 February 2010

1965 – O’Connell Bridge House, D’Olier Street, Dublin

Architect: Desmond Fitzgerald Much hated building on a very important site, O’Connell Bridge House stands 11 storeys high and overlooks O’Connell Bridge. At one time, the advertisement on the facade earned almost as...

11 June 2012

1965 – Ormond Printing Company, Ormond Quay, Dublin

Architect: Built to replace some Georgian houses that were in use as office space for the print works behind, this modernist building was demolished in the late 1990s. The ground floor facade was...

08 April 2010

1966 – Abbey Theatre, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott and Partners The Abbey Theatre was founded in 1904 as the Irish National Theatre Company. After purchasing the Mechanics Institute on Marlborough Street, they refitted it as the Abbey Theatre....

27 January 2014

1966 – Ballymun Towers, Dublin

Designed as a quick fix for social housing needs, and constructed by 1966, the fiftieth anniversary of the Easter Rising, the towers were named after the seven leaders. The towers were named after:...

25 September 2009

1966 – Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Newcastle, Co. Down

Our Lady of the Assumption Church was first opened on 12th June 1966. The church is reputed to be the first circular church in Ireland and is now a listed building as ‘an...

31 January 2011

1966 – Churchill House, Belfast

Architect: Department of Finance Chief Architects Branch Nineteen story office building constructed by the Post Office as a base for the telephone network – later British Telecom. A grim slab of a building,...