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Architecture of Ulster

07 October 2014

1893 – Rosapenna Hotel, Carrigart, Co. Donegal

An unusual looking building for Ireland, but with good reason as it was designed in Stockholm, constructed in wood, and shipped to Mulroy. It was built as a golfing destination – with a...

05 December 2014

1893 – St. John’s Point Lighthouse, Killough, Co. Down

Architect: William Douglass Constructed during the period 1892-93, replacing an older and lower lighthouse. The complex comprised of a lighthouse, 2 new dwellings, new fog-signal house, enlargement of gas plant.

04 December 2014

1893 – The Manse, Kilkeel, Co. Down

Architect: Maximillian Clarke Unusual Manse with two-storey octagonal tower, possibly designed by Maximillian Clarke.

25 February 2014

1893 – Thistlebank House, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh

Architect: Thomas Elliot Constructed as a butter and egg depot for the Scottish Co-Operative Wholesale Society – known as the Scotch Store. Fine stonework with ornate curvilinear gables. Now offices.

21 April 2014

1894 – Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The opening of the Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway (E&BR) in 1868 connected Bundoran with Ireland’s growing railway network and made the town more accessible from Belfast, and Dublin. The...

21 March 2013

1894 – Town Hall, Newry, Co. Down

Architect: William Batt Sited on a bridge over the river, and thus straddling the two counties that Newry connects. It took two architectural competitions to decide on a design for the new town...

24 September 2009

1895 – Grand Opera House, Belfast

Architect: Frank Matcham Built between 1894-5 and damaged by bombs during the troubles and then restored, the Grand Opera House is a Belfast landmark with its ebullient and eclectic exterior. The exterior features...

09 July 2014

1895 – Railway Station, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Architect: Berkeley Deane Wise Mock Tudor station, constructed to replace the station of 1862 that was destroyed by fire, for Belfast & Northern Counties Railway Co. Still in use today by Northern Ireland...

03 March 2015

1895 – Whitla Street Fire Station, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: J.C. Bretland Demolished in the early 1970s for a modern replacement, after the area was cleared for a motorway. Josiah Corbett Bretland was Borough surveyor of Belfast between 1884-1903. As city surveyor...