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01 October 2015

1895 – Lakeview House, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Michael J. Tighe Published in The Irish Builder, June 15 1895.

30 September 2015

1824 – Royal Arcade and Grand Promenade, College Green, Dublin

Destroyed by fire in 1838. Described as “a beautiful structure two storeys high. The under one being the Arcade contained 30 shops filled with all sorts of merchandize, to regulate which strict bye...

30 September 2015

1754 – Bellevue House, Delgany, Co. Wicklow

The Ballydonagh demesne was bought in 1753 by David La Touche, a rich banker from Dublin of Huguenot extraction. He built a house between 1754 and 1756 at a cost of £30,000 and...

29 September 2015

1895 – Masonic Hall, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Architect: W. Morrison Symmetrical but domestically scaled Masonic Lodge, still in use today. Architect given as a W. Morrison.

29 September 2015

1785 – Bethesda Chapel, Dorset St., Dublin

In 1784 William Smyth, a Dublin merchant, founded the Bethesda Chapel in Dorset Street in connection with a female orphanage and, later in 1794, with the Lock Penitentiary. The illustration is a woodcut...

28 September 2015

1818 – Braganza House, Carlow, Co. Carlow

Architect: Thomas A. Cobden Originally built for Col. Sir Dudley Hill by Thomas A. Cobden, later the architect of the nearby Roman Catholic Cathedral. After been used as the Bishop’s Palace for many...

28 September 2015

1826 – Courthouse, Bagenalstown, Co. Carlow

Architect: Daniel Robertson Described by Lewis in 1837 as “The court-house is a handsome building in the Grecian style, in front of which is a portico with four Doric pillars.” Presumed to be...

23 September 2015

1836 – St. Mary’s Cathedral, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Built in 1836, it was demolished in 1936 to make way for the new Christ the King Cathedral. Designed to accommodate 6000, dedicated 15 Aug 1836, architect unknown.

23 September 2015

1873 – Bishop’s Palace, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath

Architect: William Hague Built to designs by William Hague, at a cost of £10,000, after he won a competition forof its design. Designed in a severe Institutional gothic like many convents around Ireland....