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23 February 2015

16th C. – Finglaswood House, Finglas, Co. Dublin

Elizabethan house, also known as King James’ Castle. Described in The Neighbourhood of Dublin, in 1912 as: “Due south of Finglas, and situated on the green banks of the Tolka, is the conspicuous...

23 February 2015

1729 – Archiepiscopal Palace, Tallaght, Co. Dublin

A castle was built on the site by the Anglo-Normans in 1324 to defend their town from the Irish tribes in the adjacent mountain territory. The castle gradually became run-down and was mostly...

11 February 2015

1796 – Graving Docks, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

The Grand Canal Dock opened in 1796 to much celebration. Originally, there were three graving docks, primarily used for ship repair. The largest was 180ft x 65ft, the second 150ft and the third...

31 January 2015

1905 – Kilteragh, Foxrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: W.D. Caroe Designed for Sir Horace Plunkett, by England-based William D. Caroe, in an Arts and Crafts style. Plunkett was involved in the agricultural co-operative Movement, a MP for South Co. Dublin,...

13 January 2015

1730s – Design for Stillorgan House, Co. Dublin

Architect: Edward Lovett Pearce Around 1730, Sir Edward Lovett Pearce designed a replacement of Stillorgan House for the 2nd Viscount Allen. It was never built, although some of his designs for the gardens...

03 January 2015

1840 – Killiney Castle, Killiney, Co. Dublin

Architect: Sandham Symes This house has been alternatively known as Mount Malpas, Roxborough and Loftus Hill. The first house on the site was built about 1740 for Col. John Mapas or Malpas. The...

18 December 2014

1834 – Lord Cloncurry’s Tunnel, Blackrock, Co. Dublin

Architect: William Cole Proposal for a tunnel through Lord Cloncurry’s grounds, with pedestrian bridges at either end. In the end, only one footbridge was constructed, the towers of which stand today. At the...

11 December 2014

1843 – Salthill Hotel, Monkstown, Co. Dublin

Architect: John Skipton Mulvany, John McCurdy Designed by J.S. Mulvany for the Dublin & Kingstown Railway Co., around 1836 but not constructed until 1843. Extended in the 1860s by John McCurdy, who also...

05 December 2014

2014 – Library, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Carr Cotter & Naessens Dlr Lexicon is a new public library for DĂșn Laoghaire designed to provide a new landmark between the town and coastline. The four-storey structure was built into the...

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