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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...

28 January 2015

2004 – Proposal for City Quay, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Competition entry by Scott Tallon Walker for prominent site on City Quay. The areas as set out in the competition brief would require a plot ratio of 12.5:1 and...

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, where 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...