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06 May 2015

1943 – Former Munster & Leinster Bank, Inchicore, Dublin

Architect: McDonnell & Dixon Former branch of the Munster & Leinster Bank, later a part of Allied Irish Banks. McDonnell & Dixon were very much the house architects for the Munster & Leinster...

07 April 2015

1690s – Barrack Bridge, Dublin

Barrack Bridge was originally a wooden structure built in 1670, and was the second bridge across the river Liffey. During its construction, a number of men attempted to destroy it on several occasions...

07 April 2015

1800 – Former Free Church, Great Charles Street, Dublin

Architect: Edward Robbins Originally constructed by the Methodists in 1800 and initially known as ‘Wesley Chapel’. After a split in the congregation in 1816 left it too large for the remaining congregation, it...

29 March 2015

1673 – Blue Coat School, Dublin

In Oxmantown Green, the King’s Hospital or Bluecoat School, was erected between 1669 and 1673 as a free school for boys and an alms house for unprivileged. Officially the building was known as...

19 March 2015

1870 – Bolands, 133-136 Capel Street, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan Designed as a bakery for Patrick Boland and incorporating an earlier Presbyterian church in Mary’s Abbey (a laneway to the rear). During construction, the remains of the chapter house of...

10 March 2015

1912 – Second Premiated Design for University College Dublin

Architect: Arthur & Henry H. Hill Second-placed design in competition to design new buildings for University College Dublin on their site on Earlsfort Street. The assessor of the competition was architect Henry T....

10 March 2015

1912 – Proposal for University College Dublin, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin

Architect: Doolin & Butler The successful entry by Doolin & Butler for a new university building on Earlsfort Terrace, as published in The Building News, November 9 1912. There are a few differences...

13 February 2015

1970 – Northside Shopping Centre, Coolock, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Open-air shopping centre originally constructed in 1970 by Stephenson Gibney & Associates and much extended since. Renovations in the 1980s by Gilroy MacMahon, and further additions in 2008...

11 February 2015

1796 – Graving Docks, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

The Grand Canal Dock opened in 1796 to much celebration. Originally, there were three graving docks, primarily used for ship repair. The largest was 180ft x 65ft, the second 150ft and the third...