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Architecture of Offaly

19 January 2010

1876 – Former Bank, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Sandham Symes A fine cut stone bank branch with associated living accommodation above. Now used as offices. Designed by Sandham Symes in 1870 but not built for almost a decade, this former...

09 March 2013

1881 – St Brigid’s Church, Clara, Co. Offaly

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan / Ralph H. Byrne Designed in 1876, and completed by 1881, and reminiscent of Pugin’s work at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Killarney – in particular the central crossing tower. The...

19 January 2010

1909 – Post Office, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: J. Howard Pentland A relatively unspectacular Post Office building on O’Connor Square, the building boasts this unusual doorway, probably to provide a modicum of shelter for the old ladies collecting their pensions

19 January 2010

1910 – Bridge House Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: T.F. McNamara Nicely sited on the bank of a small river, the Bridge House Hotel has an interesting shop front with nice early twentieth century detailing in the window frames and doors....

19 January 2010

1937 – Tullamore General Hospital, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Scott & Good Scott’s hospital at Tullamore, although faced with traditional limestone masonry, has a very strong horizontal linearity and glazed stairwell that show a Dutch Modernist influence in the massing and...

08 February 2011

2002 – Offaly County Hall, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: ABK Architects Occupying the site of a Victorian house in the main affluent area of the town, the building was designed around the gardens of the house. Unfortunetly many of the trees...

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