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Architecture of Ulster

28 September 2009

1928 – Belturbet Town Hall, Co. Cavan

Architect: Patrick J. Brady Public building with few architectural pretensions other than the round-headed windows at ground level and the small, awkwardly proportioned pediment. Brady was an architect and civil engineer, of Ballyhaise,...

24 September 2009

1928 – Former Bank of Ireland, Royal Avenue, Belfast

Architect: McDonnell & Dixon A fabulous Art Deco building finished in Portland Limestone, on an important corner site in Belfast, this Bank of Ireland branch closes off the long Royal Avenue vista. The...

06 June 2014

1929 – Sacred Heart Church, Arvagh, Co. Cavan

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne The foundation stone was laid on 2nd October 1927, and the official opening took place on 8th September 1929. The architect was Ralph H. Byrne, of W.H. Byrne &...

07 April 2011

1929 – Ulster Museum, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: James Cumming Wynnes / Francis Pym In 1913, a competition was held to design a new building to house the Belfast Museum and Art Gallery’s expanding collections. James Cumming Wynnes of Edinburgh...

27 November 2013

1930 – Former Royal Bank of Ireland, Dublin St., Monaghan

Architect: Bradbury & Evans Former branch of the Royal Bank of Ireland, and now in use as a Town Hall for Monaghan. The rendered building has an elegant cut-stone door surround to the...

28 September 2009

1930 – St. Michael’s Church, Cootehill, Co. Cavan

Architect: William H. Byrne & Son St. Michael’s church was built in 1930, and was designed by Dublin architect, Ralph Henry Byrne, son of William H. Byrne. It was richly decorated with Italian...

15 December 2011

1932 – Designs for a Customs Hut, Belcoo, Co. Fermanagh

Architect: Department of Works & Public Buildings Alternative plans for a proposed ‘Customs Examination Station’ to be located at Belcoo in December 1933.

30 December 2012

1932 – Royal Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: L.H. Hodgins Seafront hotel with corner turret, designed by a local architect. Compare with the New Savoy Hotel of a similar date for a contrast in architectural styles.

24 September 2009

1932 – Stormont Parliament Building, Belfast

Architect: Sir Arnold Thornely After the partition of Ireland with the Government of Ireland Act, 1920, plans for a large domed building with two subsidiary side buildings, housing all three branches of government...