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Co. Laois

14 March 2013

1878 – St Joseph’s Church, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan / W.H. Byrne & Son The main body of St. Joseph’s was constructed between 1872 and 1878, with the tower a later addition of 1904 by W.H. Byrne & Son....

14 March 2013

1800c – Market House, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Still intact, sited in the centre of the market square, but now much defaced by its usage as a service station. A simple markethouse with open archways at ground level to provide covered...

09 March 2013

1840s – St Michael’s Church, Portarlington, Co. Laois

Architect: Thomas A. Cobden / T.F. McNamara Mainly attributed to Thomas A. Cobden on the basis that the parish priest of the time of construction was the administrator of Carlow during the construction...

07 March 2013

1854 – St Brigid’s Church, Ballinakill, Co. Laois

Architect: J.J. McCarthy The spire and tower was added by J.J. McCarthy around 1854 to an earlier church. The earlier building is a simple cruciform church, similar to many found in smaller towns...

14 January 2013

1935 – Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: Scott & Good In 1935 Scott & Good designed Portlaoise General Hospital. This building unlike its predecessor at Tullamore, does away with traditional massing and materials. It is a flat roofed, white...

21 October 2012

1891 – Allied Irish Bank, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Built as a branch for the Munster & Leinster Bank in redbrick with limestone dressings. It is a fine Victorian gothic building with manager`s accommodation alongside with a separate entrance.

18 October 2012

1680s – Ballykilcavan House, Stradbally, Co. Laois

Ballykilcavan has full-height wings like flanking towers at the corners of the entrance front while similar towers on the rear of the house are now hidden by later extensions. These towers were a...

21 September 2012

1850 – Former Bank of Ireland, Church St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: George Halpin Former bank branch for the Bank of Ireland. Probably a converted house, the building has a fine set of Victorian railings to the street. Still existing today, the building looks...

13 April 2012

1847 – Portlaoise Railway Station, Co. Laois

Architect: Sancton Wood Originally a station on the Great Southern and Western Railway, Portlaoise Railway Station cost upwards of £5,000 to build. Designed by Sancton Wood and characteristically Gothic in style, it was...