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Dublin Castle

31 January 2013

1790s – Unbuilt Wide Streets Commission Approach & Entrance to Dublin Castle

Unbuilt plan by the Wide Streets Commissioners for a new ceremonial entrance to the Lower Yard of Dublin Castle and street to the “round church” – St. Andrew’s. The entrance at the Lower...

28 December 2010

OPW will splash out on castle renovation

The Office of Public Works (OPW) is to press ahead with expensive renovations at Dublin Castle — despite the economic downturn. The public body has notified Dublin City Council of the intended works,...

19 February 2010

1680 – State Apartments, Dublin Castle

The State Apartments in Dublin Castle were originally constructed as living accommodation for the Lord Lieutenant. The Lord Lieutenants preferred the comforts of the Phoenix Park residence however and tended to live there...

19 February 2010

1989 – International Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

Architect: Office of Public Works After its restoration by the Office of Public Works, conference facilities were added so the Castle could be used by the State when Ireland hosts the presidency of...

19 February 2010

1204 – Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle has been a constantly developing architectural entity from its foundation in the 12th century up to the present day. It was founded in 1204 by order of King John who wanted...

19 February 2010

1830 – Garden Front, Dublin Castle

The rear of the exterior of the State Apartments buildings has a differing treatment from the upper yard. Much of the exterior is simply stuccoed and has been painted in bright colours by...

19 February 2010

1720 – Upper Yard, Dublin Castle

In the eighteenth century as the Georgian streetscape of Dublin was being developed, the castle was redeveloped also. A young architect believed to be Sir Edward Lovett Pearce redesigned the upper yard using...

19 February 2010

1714 – Treasury Building, Dublin Castle

The lower yard of Dublin Castle is built on a steep incline leading up to the upper yard. This posed problems for building so that the Chapel Royal to the south has a...

19 February 2010

1838 – Police Office and Armoury, Dublin Castle

Architect: Jacob Owen A fine small neo-classical building in the lower yard of Dublin Castle – of five bays with a large central carriage arch. Built as the Police Office Yard and Armoury.

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