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01 April 2010

1825 – St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Marlborough Street, Dublin

Architect: John Sweetman Dublin’s two medieval cathedrals are both in the hands of the former “Established Church”, the Church of Ireland. After the easing of restrictions on the Roman Catholic faith, it was...

01 April 2010

1865 – Axa Insurance, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: William G. Murray Designed as a warehouse for a local merchant Patrick Beakey, this is now part of a larger office building. The main fa├žade is to Wolfe Tone Street but the...

01 April 2010

1897 – No.48 Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: William Kaye-Parry Corner commercial premises with large glazed areas on the side elevation (now largely blocked up). Some of the external detailing may date post-1916.

01 April 2010

1905 – Todd Burn’s Department Store, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: William Mitchell Built as Todd Burn’s department store, this is a fantastically decorative building with dome which acted as a counterbalance to the tower of Arnotts. Glorious red brick with terracotta details,...

01 April 2010

1911 – Former Todd Burns, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: C.B. Powell Like the larger store (now Pennys) across the street, this attractive piece of commercial architecture was built for Todd Burns. Now a facade to a shopping centre.

01 April 2010

1931 – Former Jervis Hospital Nurses School, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Byrne & Son Now containing shops and part of the Jervis Centre, this originally was part of the larger hospital complex, and in use as a training facility for nurses.

01 April 2010

1979 – Marks & Spencer, Mary Street, Dublin

Architect: Scott Tallon Walker Grim department store with equally grim frontage onto nearby Liffey and Abbey Streets. Terrible commercial infill.

01 April 2010

1830 – St. Mary’s Church, Mountjoy Street, Dublin

Architect: John Semple Closed in 1962, and converted into offices, this was Sir John Betjeman’s favourite church in Dublin. Known locally as the Black Church, legend has it that if you run around...

20 March 2010

1866 – 2-4 St. Marys Abbey, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan Rebuilt around 1866 for George John Alexander to designs by Charles Geoghegan. Fine brickwork surrounds cambered window openings – floats majestically above otherwise drab shopunits – more visible now since...