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17 July 2015

1862 – Proposal for College of Physicians, Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Unsuccessful entrant in competition to design a new College of Physicians on Kildare Street. McCurdy was awarded the sum of fifty pounds for his efforts. “Quoting the substance of our...

17 July 2015

1935 – GSR Buffet, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: Gordon Stewart Horner Railway buffet built for the Great Southern Railway, and designed by inhouse architect Gordon Stewart Horner. Horner previously worked in Donnelly Moore Keefe & Robinson before joining the Great...

14 July 2015

1866 – Design for steps, City Hall, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Turner In 1814, while the building was still the Royal Exchange, the balustrade at the front collapsed killing a number of people in a crowd gathered outside to witness the punishment...

14 July 2015

1720s – 10 Mill Street, Blackpitts, Dublin

“We publish with present issue a perspective sketch of one of the many interesting old houses of the Queen Anne type to be found in that now almost deserted quarter of our city...

14 July 2015

1879 – Glenmachan House, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons “For William Ewart, Esq., J.P>, Belfast, there is being erected a large-sized villa with four sitting rooms, eight bed-rooms, hot and cold baths, lavatory, two w.c.’s, ample pantries...

14 July 2015

1879 – Entrance Lodge, Johnston-Kennedy, Rathcoole, Co. Dublin

Architect: R.A. Gray Originally a part of the Johnstown Kennedy Estate which was granted to Sir John Charles Kennedy around 1750. It comprised 382 acres on which he built a three-storey Georgian house....

13 July 2015

1808 – Bearforest, Mallow, Co. Cork

Architect: Richard Morrison Constructed 1807-08 for Robert Delacour to designs by Sir Richard Morrison. Inscribed on the entablature over the entrance ‘est ubi depellata somnos minus invida cura’ from Horace Epistle 1.10. A...

08 July 2015

1866 – The Munster Arcade, Patrick St., Cork

Architect: William Fogerty The Munster Arcade was one of the principal department stores in Cork. Based on St. Patrick’s Street, it traded until the 1970s. On the upper floors can be seen the...

07 July 2015

1866 – Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Wicklow

Architect: William Fogerty Still in use today, it was described at the time of its completion as a ‘very neat little church’. The yellow Dublin brick is contrasted by the jambs and bands...