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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...

23 April 2015

1660s – Eyrecourt Castle, Co. Galway

Eyrecourt was built by Colonel John Eyre around 1660. Eyre had arrived in Ireland during the Cromwellian Wars and was granted large tracts of land in East Galway for his service to Cromwell....

20 April 2015

1868 – Christian Brothers School, King St., Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: Pugin & Ashlin The foundation stone was laid April 19th 1867, with the school opening on March 28th 1868. Designed by George C. Ashlin of Pugin & Ashlin, and later extended to...

17 April 2015

1746 – Port Hall, Lifford, Co. Donegal

Architect: Michael Priestly Built in 1746 for John Vaughan of Buncrana Castle, to designs believed to be by Michael Priestly who also built Lifford Courthouse. Door surmounted by the arms of George II.


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