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20 January 2015

1821 – Meath Hospital, Long Lane, Dublin

Replacing an earlier hospital building on The Coombe, The Meath was built on the south side of Long Lane in 1821. A donation of £6000 from Thomas Pleasants, allowed the hospital to be...

12 January 2015

1936 – Rialto Cinema, South Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: Frederick James Macaulay Opened in November 1936 and closed in 1970. A large auditorium designed to seat 1600, meant that it was usable as a car showroom, a function it carried out...

12 January 2015

1818 – Chapel, Female Orphanage, North Circular Road, Dublin

Architect: William Farrell Kirwan House or The Female Orphan House was a female orphanage on Dublin’s North Circular Road established in 1791. Destitute Girls, whose both parents were deceased, were placed in the...

08 January 2015

1878 – St. Vincent de Paul Orphanage, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: John Sterling Butler / John L. Robinson Opened in 1857, where the apartments in Dalcassian Downs now stand. This had accommodation for 150 boys and also provided school facilities. Known as St...

07 January 2015

1867 – United Presbyterian Church, Abbey Street, Dublin

Architect: William Fogerty Original design, the tower and spire of which was not completed, published in The Irish Builder, May 15 1868. “This church (the foundation-stone of which was laod on the 6th...

06 January 2015

1760s – Royal Irish Academy, No.107 Grafton Street, Dublin

Early home of the Royal Irish Academy, which had some minor work by Richard Johnstom, and internal stuccowork by Charles Thorp. The Royal Irish Academy instituted for the advancement of science, polite literature,...

01 January 2015

1820 – Poolbeg Lighthouse, Dublin

Architect: George Halpin Originally constructed in the 1760s, it was re-designed and re-built in 1820 by George Halpin. The current lighthouse is painted red to indicate ‘port side’ for ships entering Dublin Bay...

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...

15 December 2014

1820s – Kinahan & Sons Wine Vaults, Hamilton Row, Dublin

Built to the rear of No.11 Merrion Square, these massive vaults were described in 1866 as being “in three great divisions running parallel with each other, the centre one being 150 feet, and...

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