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Architecture of Ulster

25 September 2009

1888 – McArthur Hall, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Architect: Thomas Elliot Designed by Thomas Elliot who also refitted the Methodist Church (adjoining but up the slope of the hill), this is a fine little neo-Tudor hall. McArthur was an Enniskillen man...

09 January 2015

1889 – Second Presbyterian Church, Ballywalter, Co. Down

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Ballywalter is one of the oldest Presbyterian Congregations in Ireland, beginning with the Rev James Hamilton in 1626. Opened in 1889. “This church which occupies a prominent site in...

17 March 2014

1889 – Temperance Institute, Lisburn, Co. Antrim

Architect: Young & Mackenzie Alcohol abuse was a big problem in Lisburn at the end of the 19th century. In response some local people formed the Total Abstinence Society in 1886, and the...

01 March 2014

1890 – 39 Hill Street, Newry, Co. Down

Architect: John Brown Now known as Bank Buildings, but in 1898 was a commercial premises for Lee & Son, pianoforte warehouse.

07 October 2014

1890 – Bayview Terrace, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Fine rendered Victorian terrace. At the time of construction, Bundoran was a popular ‘genteel’ seaside resort. It was connected to the Great Northern Railway in 1876. The GNR rebuilt the station, and constructed...

29 June 2010

1890 – Cottages, Caledon, Co. Tyrone

Picturesque terrace of estate cottages now sadly derelict.

21 March 2014

1890 – Danske Bank, Marcus Square, Newry

Architect: William J. Watson Originally constructed as a branch of the Belfast Banking Co., which existed until its 1970 merger to form the Northern Bank, now Danske bank. Watson’s design is a three...

28 September 2009

1890s – Former Bank, Russell St., Armagh, Co Armagh

Former Hibernian Bank building typical of many built in Irish towns in the 19th century with a ground floor banking hall with accommodation for the branch manager and his family above. Austere plain...

09 August 2013

1890s – Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Lanyon / Berkeley Deane Wise The Belfast and Northern Counties Railway purchased a share in the lease of the well-established Antrim Arms hotel in the 1870s. By 1883 it had formed...