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27 June 2012

1964 – Irish Pavilion, 1964-65 New York World’s Fair

Architect: Andrew Devane / Robinson, Keefe & Devane From the official guide; “Some contributions made by the Irish to the happiness of other parts of the world are beguilingly displayed in a series...

06 May 2012

1886 – International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, Edinburgh

Architect: Charles C. Lindsay In 1886, Prince Albert Victor, grandson of Queen Victoria, officially opened the International Exhibition of Industry, Science and Art, a sensational spectacle in the grand Victorian tradition held on...

24 February 2012

1883 – Irish Industrial Exhibition, Cork

Architect: Robert Walker The Cork Industrial and Fine Art Exhibition of 1883 was visited by over 10,000 people. Amongst the main exhibitions was a popular arts hall, which was seen as a reflection...

19 January 2012

1907 – Irish International Exhibition, Dublin

Architect: Kaye-Parry & Ross The leading force behind the project was William Martin Murphy, a prominent businessman and owner of the Irish Independent, Clerys, and the Dublin United Transport Company. The exposition ran...

01 December 2011

1852 – National Exhibition, Cork

Architect: Sir John Benson The National Exhibition was housed in a cruciform building, with four ‘transepts’, specially designed and erected at the Corn Exchange on Albert Quay, the site of the present City...

22 November 2011

1939 – Irish Pavilion, New York World’s Fair

Architect: Michael Scott Image above courtesy Irish Architectural Archive Michael Scott’s most important pre-war commission – the Irish Pavilion for the New York World Fair. This was completed before his final examinations. Scott...

24 March 2011

1900 – The American Pavilion, Exposition Universelle, Paris

The American pavilion of the 1900 Exposition Universelle attracted negative interest among those that were not from the United States. The exhibit, a post office inspired building resembling the structures of Chicago, became...

05 February 2011

1886 – Liverpool Exhibition

24 June 2010

1863 – Design for Exhibition Palace & Winter Garden, Dublin

Architect: Alfred G. Jones “The committee, as our readers are aware, selected from the designs for this work submitted in competition, one by Mr. Alfred G. Jones, of Dublin. We have engraved a...


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