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31 January 2015

1905 – Kilteragh, Foxrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: W.D. Caroe Designed for Sir Horace Plunkett, by England-based William D. Caroe, in an Arts and Crafts style. Plunkett was involved in the agricultural co-operative Movement, a MP for South Co. Dublin,...

30 January 2015

Newenham Mulligan & Grimshaw Architects chosen to design RDS Arena

A consortium of architect firms, Dublin-based Newenham Mulligan Architects and London-based Grimshaw Architects, has won the international design competition for the multimillion-euro redevelopment of the RDS Arena. The RDS, with their partners Leinster...

29 January 2015

1834 – Prison, Castlebar, Co. Mayo

Architect: Frederick Darley The former Castlebar prison was constructed between 1829 and 1834 at a cost of £23,000. According to Lewis, the gaol had 140 cells containing over 180 prisoners. The prisoners were...

29 January 2015

1892 – Railway Station, Newport, Co. Mayo

The first station on the Westport to Achill Sound extension was Newport which opened in February 1894, on completion of a nearby tunnel at the end of Newport Station. It was closed in...

29 January 2015

1892 – Railway Tunnel, Newport, Co. Mayo

The Westport railway line was extended to Achill Sound in the 1890s. and this was one of the so-called ‘Balfour Lines’, called after Arthur J. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland during the years...

28 January 2015

2004 – Proposal for City Quay, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Competition entry by Scott Tallon Walker for prominent site on City Quay. The areas as set out in the competition brief would require a plot ratio of 12.5:1 and...

28 January 2015

Open architectural competition inspired by WB Yeats’ Poem “The Lake Isle of Innisfree”

An International Architectural Competition open to regional, national and international practitioners of architecture and art, proposes a poetic intervention for the island of Innisfree which will mediate between Yeats’ poetic vision and contemporary...

27 January 2015

1835 – Sarsfield Bridge, Limerick

Architect: Alexander Nimmo When completed in 1835 after 11 years of construction, it was named Wellesley Bridge. The Limerick Bridge Commissioners were incorporated for the purpose of erecting the bridge and a floating...

26 January 2015

1921 – State Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Architect: J.E.O. Pridmore When the State Theatre opened in 1921, it was considered the most technologically advanced and elaborate theatre in the United States. It was designed by Chicago architect J.E.O. Pridmore in...


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