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Unbuilt Ireland

11 March 2014

1861 – Design for SS Peter & Paul Church, Moate, Co. Westmeath

Architect: John Bourke Although the foundation stone was laid in 1861, a disagreement between the architect John Bourke and the parish priest, in effect the client, meant that work stopped. Work began again...

07 March 2014

1883 – Design for Roscommon Courthouse

Architect: William Kaye-Parry & H.A. Cheers Design submitted for new court house after the previous building was damaged by fire. A joint submission by William Kaye-Parry with English architect Henry A. Cheers, but...

06 March 2014

1883 – Design for National Museum, Kildare St., Dublin

Architect: G.P. Beater An unexecuted competition design by Dublin architect G.P. Beater to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House, then part of the Royal Dublin Society. Published in The...

03 March 2014

1874 – Proposed new street by Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew “This illustration is such a reproduction from a rough sketch made some time back by Mr. Drew, RHA to realise for some parties interested the effect of a new...

03 March 2014

1888 – Second Design for Northern Assurance Co., Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Entrant in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. O’Callaghan entered two external designs, an approach that was common enough in Victorian architectural...

01 March 2014

1889 – Design for Ulster Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: James J. Farrall Unsuccessful competition entry to design new Ulster Bank for College Green. Placed second, and even more over-blown Victorian than the building constructed and eventually wrecked by the bank.

28 February 2014

1883 – Design for Post Office, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Architect: W.I. Chambers A design for Nos. 75-76 Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk. Published in The Irish Builder, December 15 1883.

28 February 2014

1879 – Design for South City Markets, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Competition design for South City Markets on Great Georges Street in Dublin. Like the second placed entry by O’Neill & Byrne, Drew’s design featured a vast glass and iron...

28 February 2014

1870 – Design for O’Connell Bridge, Dublin

Architect: William Lewis Entrant in architectural competition to construct a new O’Connell Bridge, replacing Gandon’s Carlisle Bridge. Published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1870.