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10 February 2010

1915 – Vocational Education College, Bull Alley, Dublin

Architect: McDonnell & Reid The most dominant building on Bull Alley is the Vocational Education College (VEC) designed in a Flemish Renaissance style by L.A. McDonnell. Easily the best site in the Iveagh...

10 February 2010

1701 – Marshe’s Library, St Patrick’s Close, Dublin

Architect: Sir William Robinson Designed by Sir William Robinson who was also the architect of the Royal Hospital Kilmainham and the Surveyor General from 1670-1700, the Library was set up by Archbishop Narcissus...

10 February 2010

1904 – Iveagh Trust Housing, Patrick Street, Dublin

Architect: Joseph & Smithem This was the single largest piece of urban renewal in Edwardian Dublin, and was commissioned by the Earl of Iveagh to clean up the slums that surrounded St Patrick’s...

10 February 2010

1191 – St Patrick’s Cathedral, Patrick Street, Dublin

St Patrick’s Cathedral is traditionally the site of a holy well used by St Patrick for baptisms and a church was established here as early as the late fifth century – a stone...

10 February 2010

1807 – Grand Canal Hotel, Portobello, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Colbourne The hotel was one of five operated between Dublin and the Shannon and opened in 1807 and operated until 1860 despite passenger services being stopped in 1852. Sited beside the...

10 February 2010

1923 – AIB, South Richmond Street, Dublin

Architect: Frederick G. Hicks Bank dating from the early twentieth century constructed in a restrained classical style for the Provincial Bank.

10 February 2010

1790 – Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Leading from College Green to O’Connell street and named after John Fane, tenth Earl of Westmoreland and Lord Lieutenant 1790-94. One of the last streets to be laid out by the Wide Streets...

10 February 2010

1935 – Nos. 35-36 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Architect: Arnold F. Hendy Built as the Pearl Life Assurance building, it was gutted and merged into one large development in the late 1990s. This meant the demolition of the interiors of half...

10 February 2010

1911 – The International Bar, Wicklow Street, Dublin

Architect: George L. O’Connor