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Co. Westmeath

31 December 2009

1939 – Department of Social Welfare, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Office of Public Works Neighbouring the Post Office, the Social Welfare office is more modern in style with some Art Moderne overtones in the stone treatment above the ground-floor windows and doorway....

31 December 2009

1939 – Post Office, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Office of Public Works Fine stone post office, part of a streetscape of state buildings including a Garda Station from 1947 and the Social Welfare office from 1939. Well maintained, the building...

31 December 2009

1937 – St Peter and Paul’s Church, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Ralph H. Byrne This imposing if somewhat bland-looking church, sometimes mistaken for a cathedral, was designed by Ralph Byrne and completed in 1937. Its dominant features are are twin towers on the...

31 December 2009

1840 – Corpus Christi Church, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Joseph Welland An early-Victorian Gothic Revival church with an unusual combination of small belfry and large porch. It retains its original form and much of its original fabric and fittings. Built to...

31 December 2009

1897 – Former Library, Fr. Mathew Hall, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

The old library, which was in Fr. Mathew Hall since the 1950s, has now been vacated and Keith Williams Architects have done a feasibility study for its future use as an art gallery....

31 December 2009

1895 – Gainsborough House, Northgate St., Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Unusual arrangement of bay window and shopfront set into a tall flattened archway, flanked by a round headed window. With some cleaning and sympathetic design, this could be a really fine addition to...

31 December 2009

1861 – Allied Irish Bank, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: William G. Murray The Provincial Bank opened in Athlone in 1827. It was the first branch of a large commercial bank to be opened in the town. In 1861 the bank moved...

31 December 2009

1844 – Bridge, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: Thomas Rhodes The present ford bridge was built by Thomas Rhodes, a cousin of the famous Cecil Rhodes, to replace an earlier bridge constructed in the 16th century. Originally the bridge had...

31 December 2009

1858 – Railway Station, Athlone, Co. Westmeath

Architect: George Wilkinson This elegant Italianate station with its entrance through a recessed loggia of three arches was built to the design of George Wilkinson who is better known for his fine Harcourt...