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Unbuilt Ireland

27 February 2011

1884 – Proposed New Chambers, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell A proposal to replace the Rubics in Trinity College with a covered bridge to the Long Room Library. In the end the Rubrics were remodelled.

16 July 2014

1884 – Design for High Altar

Architect: L.A. McDonnell Presumed never constructed, this sketch design by L.A. McDonnell was carried out while still in the employ of J.F. Fuller. “We this week publish a sketch design for a high...

25 March 2014

1884 – Design for St. Patrick’s Church, Kilkenny

Architect: Walter G. Doolin Unsuccessful entry in a limited competition to design a new church in 1884. By 1887, the Irish Builder was reporting that “owing to the lamented death of the late...

23 April 2014

1884 – Gate Lodge, Antrim Castle, Co, Antrim

Architect: William J. Fennell Unbuilt design for a new gate-lodge for Antrim Castle. Design was exhibited at the RHA in 1884 and published in The Irish Builder, October 15 1885.

27 February 2011

1884 – Lyceum Theatre, Dublin

Architect: Arthur Dudgeon Proposal for a huge theatre at the junction of Tara Street and Pearse Street (on the site of the now former Fire Station by C.J. McCarthy) that was never built,...

08 December 2011

1884 – Uncompleted designs for St. Saviour’s Priory, Dublin

Architect: John L. Robinson Design for an priory with enclosed quadrangle adjacent to St. Saviour’s Church. Built in a modified form, the building was never fully completed. Ironically the funds for this building...

07 May 2014

1886 – Design for Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Premiated designs for memorial to Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal MacCabe. The competition was won by George C. Ashlin. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1886.

25 April 2012

1886 – Design for No.7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The runner-up in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. Published in The Building News, November 19th 1886.

23 June 2014

1886 – Unbuilt Design for St. Kevins, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Albert E. Murray Second placed design in competition to design new Church of Ireland on the South Circular Road. The competition was won by Sir Thomas Drew, and his striking church with...