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Buildings of Ireland

02 May 2013

1937 – Library, Drumcondra, Dublin

Architect: Robert S. Lawrie One of four public libraries built during 1937 by Dublin Corporation in the suburbs of Phibsborough, Ringsend, Drumcondra and Inchicore. These simple building have Art Deco styling around the...

02 February 2010

1937 – Ringsend Public Library, Dublin

Architect: Robert S. Lawrie One of four public libraries built during the period 1937 by Dublin Corporation in the suburbs of Phibsborough, Ringsend, Drumcondra and Inchicore. These simple building have Art Deco styling...

31 December 2009

1937 – St Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne This imposing if somewhat bland-looking church, sometimes mistaken for a cathedral, was designed by Ralph Byrne and completed in 1937. Its dominant features are are twin towers on the...

19 January 2010

1937 – Tullamore General Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Scott & Good Scott’s hospital at Tullamore, although faced with traditional limestone masonry, has a very strong horizontal linearity and glazed stairwell that show a Dutch Modernist influence in the massing and...

08 February 2010

1937 – War Memorial Reading Room, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Thomas Manly Deane Small classically inspired reading room, connected by tunnel to the Long Library and intended for the use of Postgraduate students. An octagonal reading room on a plinth with a...

08 April 2010

1938 – Former Aldephi Cinema, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: W.R. Glen Open until the early 1990s, the Adelphi was demolished and part of its fa├žade retained to provide car parking for the expanded Arnott’s Department Store. Not only was the fine...

30 June 2010

1938 – Former Classic Cinema, Terenure, Dublin

Former cinema, now like many in the suburbs, used as a commercial premises. The building along with a smaller light industrial premises alongside has Art Deco touches. It seated over 700 people and...

27 February 2014

1938 – Irish Sweepstakes Building, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin

Architect: Robinson & Keefe Office complex built in 1937-38 as the administration centre of the world wide business (and possibly world wide con job) that was the Irish Sweepstakes. Constructed after the previous...

29 November 2009

1938 – Ritz Cinema, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Michael Scott & Associates The original perspective drawings for the Ritz Cinema, include large areas of glazing on the facade as well as between the pilotis on the side elevation, where a...


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