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Unbuilt Ireland

28 March 2012

1905 – Design for Fire Station, Tara Street, Dublin

Architect: C.J. McCarthy Design concept for Tara Street fire station by the city architect C.J. McCarthy. Almost as built with the exception of the tower, which is a less imposing design than was...

17 September 2009

1905 – Tullylagan House, Co. Tyrone

Architect: Hart & Waterhouse Published in The Building News, June 30th 1905. Described as “New arts & crafts style house about to be erected.” Never constructed.

11 March 2010

1906 – Design for Royal College of Science, Dublin

Architect: Aston Webb Original design for the construction of a Royal College of Science & Government Office on Merrion Street in Dublin. Although the building was constructed, and still stands today, the design...

11 March 2015

1907 – Garden Estate Competition, Cliftonville, Belfast

Architect: William M. Ashmore William Martin Ashmore was an English architect from Derbyshire. He won the first prize in Class I, for a house costing no more than £240, of the Belfast Garden...

22 February 2014

1907 – Golf Club Pavilion, Milltown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Donnelly & Moore Unbuilt design for clubhouse for the then newly established Milltown Golf Club. The clubhouse constructed was designed by George L. O’Connor. Published in The Irish Builder and Engineer, June...

17 September 2009

1910 – Bridge Gallery of Modern Art, Dublin

Architect: Horace T. O’Rourke Sketch design by the city architect Horace T. O’Rourke for a new gallery on a bridge in the River Liffey.

17 September 2009

1910 – Queen’s University, Belfast

Architect: Henry Tanner Second placed scheme for buildings adjacent to the Lanyon Building of Queen’s.

17 August 2015

1911 – Consumptives Pavilion, Royal Hospital for Incurables, Donnybrook

Architect: Kaye-Parry & Ross Winning design in an architectural competition to design a hospital building for Consumptives at the Royal Hospital for Incurables in Dublin. Kaye-Parry & Ross carried out other alterations to...

27 March 2012

1912 – Liffey Bridge Gallery Proposal, Dublin

Architect: Sir Edwin Lutyens Intended to house the collection of Sir Hugh Lane, and to replace the Wellington Bridge (Ha’penny Bridge,) Lutyens design was rejected by the city corporation. Lane was keen to...