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16 February 2010

1864 – National Gallery of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: Richard Griffith, Charles Lanyon, Captain Francis Fowke, Sir Thomas Manly Deane, Benson + Forsyth The original building was an exact elevational copy of the Natural History Museum by Frederick Clarendon across Leinster...

16 February 2010

1859 – Natural History Museum, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: Frederick Clarendon Although externally well designed in an austere granite classicism between 1856-57 – it is the interior of the Natural History Museum which deserves the most attention. Known as the ‘Dead...

16 February 2010

1803 – Former Houses of Parliament / Bank of Ireland, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Edward Pearce, James Gandon, Robert Parke, Francis Johnston This was the first purpose built Parliament House in the world and was constructed at a great time of public confidence in Dublin. The...

16 February 2010

1867 – National Irish Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: William G. Murray & Sir Thomas Drew Originally this Bank opened as the Union Bank in 1867 with only four bays on College Green and two on Church Lane. it was designed...

16 February 2010

1891 – Ulster Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew One of the most magnificent bank buildings in the city with a pompous over-blown doorway, the customer enters with a sense of impending magnificence. Unfortunately, the banking hall was...

16 February 2010

1893 – Former Bank, College Green, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Lynn A former branch of the Allied Irish Bank in a striking red sandstone and with an unusual circular corner tower. A fine interior hall contains a balcony level (perhaps to...

16 February 2010

1821 – Houses, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Two fine houses with fine cut stone ground floor levels, in this leafy cul-de-sac off Dame Street. In use as offices. Designed for Francis Johnston for the Bank of Ireland.

16 February 2010

1859 – Former Bank, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Papworth & Geoghegan Before the formation of AIB, this was known as the Royal Bank. The exterior is fairly straight forward classicism with a good neo-classical porch added in 1850. It is...

16 February 2010

1811 – Former Central Bank, Foster Place, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston The former Central Bank building is sited at the end of Foster Place. Until recently the Bank of Ireland Art Centre, it is now a tawdry tourist attraction. A simple...