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Unbuilt Ireland

21 September 2012

1757 – Bedford Square, Dublin

Bedford Square was intended as the first scheme of the Wide Streets Commissioners, but was never developed despite appearing on several maps including Rocque’s Map of Dublin. The site at Cork Hill was...

13 September 2012

1871 – Design for Restoration of Christ Church Cathedral & Synod House, Dublin

Architect: George Edmund Street George Edmund Street was commissioned by the distiller Henry Roe to restore Christ Church Cathedral which was in very poor shape. There are remains in the grounds of a...

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!”,...

27 August 2012

1883 – Design for National Museum, Dublin

An unexecuted design after an architectural competition to design a complex of museum and library around Leinster House (then part of the Royal Dublin Society). This proposal included a columned screen along Kildare...

08 August 2012

2004 – Camera Obscura, Meetinghouse Square, Dublin

Architect: O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects Unbuilt proposal for a Camera Obscura on top of the Gallery of Photography in Meetinghouse Square. O’Donnell + Tuomey also designed the gallery building.

23 May 2012

1851 – Unbuilt Railway Station, Malahide, Co. Dublin

Architect: George Papworth Proposed design for a new Station Building for the Dublin and Drogheda Railway at Malahide in the early 1870s.

03 May 2012

1828 – Uncompleted Design for St Nicholas of Myra, Dublin

Architect: John Leeson Uncompleted design for St Nicholas of Myra on Francis Street in Dublin. Different from what was completed by John Bourke in 1858, with a full width pediment, and three-stage tower...

25 April 2012

1886 – Design for No.7 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The runner-up in an architectural competition to design offices for the Northern Fire and Life Assurance Company. Published in The Building News, November 19th 1886.

16 April 2012

1846 – Design for Royal College of St. Patrick, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Architect: Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin “A general prospect of the Royal College of St Patrick, Maynooth and the proposed additions”. Pugin’s scheme for St. Patrick’s Seminary as designed, but ultimately not completed by...