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18 February 2010

2006 – 3 Palace Street, Dublin

Architect: MBM Arquitecte In 1999 city architect Jim Barrett commissioned David Mackay, of Barcelona architects MBM to design a building for the site, which had previously been cleared and in use as a...

18 February 2010

1790 – Sick and Indigent Roomkeepers Society, Palace Street, Dublin

For years the only building on the short Palace Street which leads from Dame Street to the Lower Yard, Dublin Castle. Whether it is the vigorously incised plasterwork or the enigmatic society’s name...

18 February 2010

1980 – Commercial Buildings, Dame Street, Dublin

Rebuilt at a 90 degree angle after the original was demolished to make way for the Central Bank development. Originally the building crossed the pedestrian walkway to Crown Alley, what is now the...

18 February 2010

1860 – No.69 Dame Street, Dublin

A fine large commercial premises on Dame Street with decorative plasterwork. It is in effect two buildings, with two separate doorways off-centre at ground level.

18 February 2010

1879 – Olympia Theatre, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: R.N. Bruton Remodeled in 1897, this is, internally, the most elaborate of the remaining theatres in Dublin. A plain facade with a cast-iron canopy hides an elaborate interior complete with its gods....

18 February 2010

1865 – No. 39 “Lucky Coadys”, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: William Fogerty “Lucky Coady’s” gets its name from its past as a small shop that sold Irish Sweepstakes tickets, having sold many winning tickets over the years. The shop has a fine...

18 February 2010

1870 – No.29 Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: J.E. Rogers Built in the narrow Wide Streets Commissioners plot, is this ornate office building for the Caledonian Fire & Life Insurance Company. The pair of windows on the first floor are...

17 February 2010

1980 – Central Bank of Ireland, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates Another one of Sam Stephenson’s buildings that was to attract a lot of criticism both for its height and original roofline (in contravention of the Planning Permission) and...

17 February 2010

1868 – Trinity Arch Hotel, Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Newenham Deane Designed by Sir Thomas Newenham Deane in 1868 and modeled on the London head office of Crown Life, which was designed in 1858 by his former partner Benjamin...