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Architecture of Ulster

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...

10 June 2014

1933 – Bleach Green Viaducts, Whiteabbey, Co. Antrim

Architect: W.K. Wallace Bleach Green Viaduct, carries the mainline to Londonderry over the Larne Line, and was constructed between 1931 & 1933 by the LMS/NCC railway company. Usually referred to as “Bleach Green...

30 December 2012

1933 – Savoy Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: John McBride Neill The Savoy Hotel was built in 1932 for Mr J. Gaston of Northern Ireland Tours and was extended and refaced in 1933 by architect John McBride Neill. It boasted...