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04 February 2015

1941 – Open Air Theatre, Achill, Co. Mayo

Architect: Noel W. Moffett Designed for for Major D.J. Freyer, a member of the International Folk-Dance Committee, and whose home, Corrymore Hous, was adjacent. According to The Irish Builder, Freyer’s intention was ‘to...

03 February 2015

1858 – The British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Company, 58 Threadneedle St., London

Architect: Horace Jones A Central Office for the British & Irish Magnetic Telegraph Companyat 58 Threadneedle Street opposite the Bank of England. Described as “a rather fanciful and very ornate French Renaissance façade,...

03 February 2015

1738 – St. Finn Barre’s Cathedral, Cork

Built to replace a decaying medieval cathedral, it retained the tower and spire of the old cathedral. Completed in 1738, it was demolished in 1865 to make way for the present cathedral by...

03 February 2015

1855 – The Clock House, Mallow, Co. Cork

Architect: Sir Charles Jephson-Norreys The Clock House was build around 1855, by Sir Charles Denham Orlando Jephson-Norreys, an amateur architect, who is said to have designed this house after he had returned from...

03 February 2015

Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey receive 2015 Royal Gold Medal for architecture

Irish architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey will today, Tuesday 3 February, receive the 2015 Royal Gold Medal, the world’s most prestigious architecture award. Given in recognition of a lifetime’s work, the Royal...

03 February 2015

1867 – Tait Memorial, Baker Place, Limerick

Architect: William E. Corbett Winner of first prize in an architectural competition to design a memorial to Alderman Peter Tait, Mayor of Limerick. Other entrants included William Fogerty, William Hague and William Stirling....

03 February 2015

1741 – Dromoland Belvedere, Newmarket-on-Fergus, Co. Clare

Architect: John Aheron The Belvedere on Tower Hill was designed by the architect John Aheron and was built in the early eighteenth century by Sir Edward O’Brien for viewing horse-racing. The building has...

02 February 2015

Old Baal’s Bridge, Limerick

Medieval bridge with housing, demolished in the 1820s. During the demolition a significant archaeological object was found in the foundations of the old bridge – a brass Square of Freemasonry symbolism was found...

02 February 2015

1865 – High Altar of St Alphonsus Liguori, Limerick

Architect: George Goldie High altar and reredos, designed by George Goldie, in church previously constructed to the designs of Philip Hardwick.