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27 August 2015

Proposal to redevelop former British Rail hotel

Permission is being sought to build an extension to the former British Rail hotel on North Wall in Dublin. The former hotel was last in use as offices for Irish Rail. The new...

26 August 2015

1863 – Parson’s Mart, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: J.J. Lyons Parson’s Mart, a commercial warehouse constructed by 1863. Image published in The Dublin Builder, of which the architect John J. Lyons was a founder.

26 August 2015

1875 – St. Catherine of Sienna, Dominican Church, Newry, Co. Down

Architect: G.C. Ashlin Church for the Dominicans, foundation stone laid in May 1873. Although dedicated in September 17 187r, the spire was not completed until 1884. The mosaic decoration in chancel & chapels...

26 August 2015

Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015

The Irish Georgian Society & Wicklow County Council, in association with the Office of Public Works, present Wicklow’s Heritage Buildings Show 2015: a weekend of Traditional Building Skills Demonstrations & Conservation Talks for...

25 August 2015

1872 – Ardara House, Comber, Co. Down

A large two-storey house built in 1872 for Thomas Andrews (father of the other Thomas Andrews, designer of the Titanic) in a Italianate style with a projecting eaves cornice and a hipped slate...

20 August 2015

1830 – Gortnamona House, Clontuskert, Co. Galway

A three-bay three-storey house, perhaps first built about 1720 but probably refronted with tripartite windows, and an extra storey added about 1830. This house has an interesting contrast between the clarity and simplicity...

20 August 2015

1878 – Belfast Hospital for Sick Children, Queen St., Belfast

Architect: Thomas Jackson & Sons A three-storey building finished in Scrabo sandstone set back from the main building line of Queen Street. The Hospital moved to the Falls Road in the 1930s. The...

20 August 2015

1890 – Drumalis House, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close In the 1880s, the architect Samuel Patrick Close extended a compact Victorian villa of around 1870 into a large rambling composition in an Italianate style for Sir Hugh Houston...

18 August 2015

“Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect” documentary for 2016

A London-based documentary maker Wavelength Pictures, is producing a documentary on the Irish-born and educated, architect Kevin Roche, “Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect”. Development funding has been acquired from the Irish Film Board...