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Architecture of Fingal

28 January 2010

1973 – St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, Co. Dublin

Architect: Robinson Keefe Devane Modern catholic church built to cater for the expanding population of the village and area in the 1970s. St Fintans is a stark excample of churches from the period...

28 January 2010

1846 – Railway Station, Sutton, Co. Dublin

A small railway station on the branch line from the main Belfast-Dublin line to Howth. A very simple platform with a cantilevered canopy featuring decorative roundels with the intertwined initials of the Great...

28 January 2010

1880 – Sutton Castle Hotel, Sutton, Co. Dublin

Architect: Alfred Darbyshire Designed by Manchester based architect Alfred Darbyshire as the main home for the Jameson family of the whiskey fame. Alfred Darbyshire had worked on their distillaries previously. The house is...

28 January 2010

1900 – Seaside Terrace, Sutton, Co. Dublin

A fine terrace in good condition with varied decorative features. One side has an ornate latticed veranda to ground floor. with a decorative turret and gable to attic windows. The other side is...

28 January 2010

1805 – Martello Tower, Sutton, Co. Dublin

A Martello Tower along the coast converted into a residence. Dublin’s coastline has Martello towers at regular intervals as coastal defence. Originally each tower would have had a gun battery on the flat...

28 January 2010

1961 – Journey’s End, Howth, Co. Dublin

Architect: Andrew Devane Built by Andrew Devane of Robinson Keefe Devane as a family home for himself. This was a stunning modern house on a magnificent site overlooking Dublin bay, perched on 300...

28 January 2010

1936 – St Patrick’s Church, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Architect: John J. Robinson Large modern church built to replace an earlier building. The interior is very dark, sombre and not very uplifting.

28 January 2010

1910 – Carnegie Library, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Architect: Anthony Scott & William Scott A fine little library originally endowed by Andrew Carnegie, and the result of an architectural competition in 1908. Designed by the father and son firm, the main...

28 January 2010

1852 – Railway Station, Skerries, Co. Dublin

Railway stations on this line to Belfast (Dublin Connolly, Malahide, Drogheda, Dundalk) are of a high quality with good quality ironwork and brick buildings. Skerries is no different, although it has been much...