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Co. Galway

09 June 2012

1280s – Kiltartan Castle, Co. Galway

Cromwell’s artillery left very little of the 13th century Castletown castle in the 1650s. Two storeys partially remain (with a 3-storey spiral stairway) of this 13th Century castle.

22 January 2012

1807 – Castle Gar, Ahascragh, Co. Galway

Architect: Sir Richard Morrison “In his exteriors he imitated mediaeval castles and abbeys, or preferably Tudor mansions, and sometimes combined the two. His interiors were richly decorated with ornamental carvings, the walls were...

13 January 2012

1821 – St Nicholas’ Pro-Cathedral, Galway

Architect: James Cusack Construction started in 1816 with the church finished and consecrated by 1821.

13 January 2012

1831 – Bank of Ireland, Eyre Square, Galway

Architect: James Cusack Still in use today, with further extension and alterations by Millar & Symes in 1905. Of interest are the facilities accorded to the Branch Manager – he clearly was expected...

13 March 2011

2007 – Galway City Museum, Co. Galway

Architect: Office of Public Works Galway City Museum was officially opened in April 2007. The building was designed by the Office of Public Works and is a Galway City Council initiative to advance...

29 November 2010

1881 – High Altar Convent of Mercy, Loughrea, Co. Galway

Architect: Earley and Powells Coloured elevation, side elevation, vertical section and half plan for altarpiece, featuring carved statues of St Patrick and St Bridget in niches at either side. Also includes carved relief...

08 October 2010

2010 – Drive Through Restaurant, Briarhill, Galway

Architect: Paul Dillon Architects On this project the challenge was how to build a drive though restaurant on a site just off the M6 motorway on the eastern edge of Galway City. In...

24 August 2010

1610 – Portumna Castle, Co. Galway

A semi-fortified house that was built before 1618 by Richard de Burgo, the 4th Earl of Clanricarde. It was the main seat of the de Burgo family for over 200 years, until it...

03 May 2010

2003 – Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The main goal of the project was to create a new structure with a stronger identity and a more contemporary, functional architectural configuration. The new building is made up...