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Unbuilt Ireland

12 September 2012

1862 – Unbuilt Design for St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Architect: E.W. Godwin Competition design from the 1862 competition published in The Building News, October 11th 1872. In February 1863, William Burges was declared the winner. His diary records his delight; “Got Cork!”,...

14 August 2013

1863 – Saint Brigid’s Church, Killeshandra, Co. Cavan

Architect: William Hague Incomplete as designed and illustrated, Hague’s fantastically ornate spire wasn’t constructed and was capped off at the top of a simplified version of the tower. Finished in local stone with...

03 July 2014

1865 – Church of the Immaculate Conception, Killenaule, Co. Tipperary

Architect: J.J. McCarthy Designed by leading Irish church architect J.J. McCarthy, the foundation stone was laid in 1859, with the church largely complete and used for mass by 1865. Not built as illustrated,...

11 April 2014

1867 – Design for Hugh Moore & Co., Capel St., Dublin

Architect: William Fogerty Unbuilt proposal for a warehouse for a wholesale druggist, Hugh Moore & Co., for Capel Street on the site of the Scot’s church. The provision of the design became as...

27 May 2014

1867 – St. Philip Church of Ireland, Milltown, Co. Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew Commissioned in 1864but not completed for several years, and designed to serve a new suburb of Dublin. Entrance to the church is through an open porch beneath an intended...

02 March 2011

1868 – Design for St. Ann’s Church of Ireland, Dawson Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane Designed in a Lombardo-Romanesque style, this building was never completed with the northern tower remaining without the ornate belfry designed for it. This has disrupted the flow of...

28 February 2014

1869 – Design for Clock Tower & Market, Green St., Dublin

Architect: E.H. Carson Design for markets and clock tower to be erected in Green Street in Dublin. Never constructed. Published in The Irish Builder, June 1 1869.

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.

06 February 2014

1870 – Design for O’Connell Bridge, Dublin

Architect: Turner & Page Design for bridge with steel span and decorative statuary. Entrant in architectural competition to construct a new O’Connell Bridge, replacing Gandon’s Carlisle Bridge. Published in The Irish Builder, June...