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28 February 2014

1888 – 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. Published in The Irish Builder, December 1 1888. Described as “The style is a...

28 February 2014

1867 – Wilsons Warehouse, No.26 Nassau St., Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Demolished to make way for Norwich Union buildings in the 1960s. From The Irish Builder, October 1 1867: “We regret that the Corporation of Dublin, was not in a position,...

28 February 2014

Docomomo Ireland – ‘Rank’s Silo in the 21st Century’ Competition

DoCoMoMo Ireland presents ‘Rank’s Silo in the 21st Century’ an open design competition to develop ideas for what this building might become. The architectural ideas competition seeks to generate discussion among designers and...

27 February 2014

1867 – Shooting Lodge, Slievenamon, Co. Tipperary

Architect: Thomas Newenham Deane Shooting lodge and offices for Marquess of Ormonde. Estimated cost: £3,000. Published in The Irish Builder, December 15, 1867.

27 February 2014

1873 – Town Hall, Holywood, Co. Down­

Architect: William Batt Red & white brick townhall with with cement dressings. Built in two stages, with the tower completed a couple of years later. Published in The Irish Builder April 1 1876.

27 February 2014

1905 – Shannon Rowing Club, Limerick

Architect: William Clifford Smith An architectural competition held in 1902 resulted in a commission for a young English architect, William Clifford Smith to design the club. Completed in 1905 at a cost of...

27 February 2014

Drawn Monaghan 2014 – architectural season of events

Buildings are thought, drawn and made. Some evolve gradually over time and others arrive with great flourish and prominence. Monaghan boasts a variety of quality buildings, ranging from quiet understated farmhouses, byres and...

27 February 2014

1789 – City Gaol and County Court House, Merchant’s Quay, Limerick

Architect: William Blackburn Demolished in 1988 to facilitate the construction of the new City Council headquarters. Blackburn was a London architect and pioneer of radial planning in prison design. According to Lewis, “The...

27 February 2014

1938 – Irish Sweepstakes Building, Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin

Architect: Robinson & Keefe Office complex built in 1937-38 as the administration centre of the world wide business (and possibly world wide con job) that was the Irish Sweepstakes. Constructed after the previous...