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Unbuilt Ireland

23 March 2010

1812 – Design for Knockdrin Castle, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Richard Morrison Unexecuted design for countryhouse near Mullingar in Co. Westmeath. The client opted for a design by John Shiel instead, which still exists today and is a family home.

14 March 2012

1813 – Survey of the Courts of Justice and the Several Holdings and Avenues Contiguous, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Plan ‘Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 14th July 1813′, the colouring was completed at the time of publication to indicate boundary lines and ‘Lines of Insulation...

04 January 2012

1814 – Design for General Post Office, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Design for a drum and dome on completed General Post Office on Sackville (now O’Connell) Street.

23 March 2011

1818 – Design for Glencairn Abbey, Co. Waterford

Architect: Richard Morrison Largely unbuilt scheme for a client who died shortly after the design was commissioned. Although a house was actually built, it was to a more reduced scale and ambition –...

23 March 2012

1825 – Design for Fota House, Co. Cork

Architect: William Vitruvius Morrison An unbuilt scheme to enlarge the 18th century house at Fota. Ultimately, the Morrisons did extend the house but in a more restrained classical scheme. This scheme by William...

03 May 2012

1828 – Uncompleted Design for St Nicholas of Myra, Dublin

Architect: John Leeson Uncompleted design for St Nicholas of Myra on Francis Street in Dublin. Different from what was completed by John Bourke in 1858, with a full width pediment, and three-stage tower...

24 June 2014

1834 – Design for Museum & Campanile, Trinity College Dublin

Architect: Thomas Rickman Unsuccessful entry for Museum, lecture rooms and Campanile by English architect Thomas Rickman. Rickman’s only executed Irish work was at Lough Fea house in Co. Monaghan. Photograph Copyright & Courtesy...

18 December 2014

1834 – Lord Cloncurry’s Tunnel, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Cole Proposal for a tunnel through Lord Cloncurry’s grounds, with pedestrian bridges at either end. In the end, only one footbridge was constructed, the towers of which stand today. At the...

22 November 2011

1837 – Proposed Railway Colonnade, Dublin

Architect: Charles Vignoles Originally published as “Outline Plan of Dublin exhibiting the course of the proposed Railway Colonnade Through the City for connecting the General Terminus of the Railways from the South and...