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12 May 2015

1914 – C.R. Ashbee’s plans for Dublin

Architect: C.R. Ashbee & G.H. Chettle Plans entered in the Dublin Town Planning Competition of 1914. Highly recommended but the competition was won by Patrick Abercrombie. Conceptualised before the events of 1916 which...

11 May 2015

1923 – John Player Factory, Botanic Rd., Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: Hepworth & Rayson Former cigarette factory for John Player Ltd., designed by an English architectural partnership of Hepworth & Rayson. Later extended by Ashworth & Smith.

10 May 2015

1737 – Mount Ievers Court, Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare

Architect: John Rothery Mount Ievers was built between 1733 and 1737 for Henry Ievers to the design of John Rothery a local architect. Rothery’s son Isaac completed the work after his death in...

10 May 2015

1929 -“ Montague Burton Buildings, Cornmarket, Belfast

Architect: W.R. Priddle Built in 1929 and formerly occupied by Burtons and Woolworths, and now Dunnes Stores. Officially it is “Montague Burton Buildings. Priddle was a London-based architect who worked for Woolworths, his...

09 May 2015

1901 – The Empire Hotel, Buxton, Derbyshire

Architect: Bodley & Garner The Empire Hotel used as an annex to the Granville Military Hospital during the First World War and as a discharge depot for Canadian troops after the second. Later...

07 May 2015

The Irish Georgian Society Deplores Sale of Art from Russborough

The sale from Russborough House, Co. Wicklow, of Old Master paintings by Rubens, Adriaen van Ostade, David Teniers the Younger, and Francesco Guardi will represent an irredeemable loss to our national cultural patrimony...

07 May 2015

ILI Lecture – Villes et villages d’art et de patrimoine

The last in this year’s ILI lecture series takes place on May 12th 2015. This lecture will be run in association with ICOMOS Ireland and followed by a wine reception. All are welcome,...

06 May 2015

1943 – Former Munster & Leinster Bank, Inchicore, Dublin

Architect: McDonnell & Dixon Former branch of the Munster & Leinster Bank, later a part of Allied Irish Banks. McDonnell & Dixon were very much the house architects for the Munster & Leinster...

29 April 2015

ESB to cap and maintain Poolbeg Chimneys

The ESB will this week initiate essential maintenance work to protect the Poolbeg Chimneys which are now over 40 years old. While electricity generation continues at Poolbeg, the chimneys themselves have not been...