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Architecture of Dublin City

Architecture of Dublin City

13 April 2010

1139 – St Mary’s Abbey Chapter House, Mary’s Abbey, Dublin

In the early 1880s, seven feet beneath street level, the Chapter House of St Mary’s Abbey was rediscovered under a bakery. St Mary’s was a large Cistercian Abbey founded by the Benedictines in...

19 February 2010

1172 – Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Christ Church Cathedral is the Church of Ireland Cathedral for the Diocese of Dublin and Glendalough. Its origins date to about 1038 when the Viking settlers constructed a cathedral on this site. The...

09 June 2010

1190 – St Audoen’s Church of Ireland, High Street, Dublin

This is one of the oldest existing churches in Dublin. A Norman church to St Ouen was built here in 1190 to replace an earlier structure dedicated to St Colmcille. It is said...

10 February 2010

1191 – St Patrick’s Cathedral, Patrick Street, Dublin

St Patrick’s Cathedral is traditionally the site of a holy well used by St Patrick for baptisms and a church was established here as early as the late fifth century – a stone...

19 February 2010

1204 – Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle has been a constantly developing architectural entity from its foundation in the 12th century up to the present day. It was founded in 1204 by order of King John who wanted...

19 September 2012

1290c – Baggotrath Castle, Dublin

Baggotrath Castle was built in the late thirteenth century, in the vicinity of what is now Upper Baggot Street. It was largely destroyed on the eve of the Battle of Rathmines during English...

12 January 2013

12th C. – St Michael le Pole, Dublin

St Michael le Pole, between Chancery Lane and Ship Street, “St Michael of the Pool” overlooked the “Black Pool” from which Dubhlinn took its name. The round tower stood for almost 700 years...

18 December 2013

1308 – Old City Conduit, James St., Dublin

A former water fountain or conduit constructed in the James Street area of Dublin. In 1244, the Dodder river was diverted at Firhouse and a canal known as the city watercourse was built...

25 March 2013

1358 – Long Choir, Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Demolished in the 1870s during the reconstruction and restoration of the Cathedral by George Edmund Street.

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