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Francis Johnston

28 January 2010

1812 – Richmond Tower, Kilmainham, Dublin

Architect: Francis Johnston Designed by Francis Johnston (1760-1829) in a mock-Tudor style, this gateway was originally sited beside the Liffey at the foot of Watling Street and Queen’s Bridge. In 1847 when the...

19 January 2010

1805 – Farm Yard, Charleville Forest, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Francis Johnston Fabulous little stableyard with Tudor castellations and doorways. The central archway in each range leads to upper living accommodation. The buildings are in poor repair but there are some lovely...

19 January 2010

1798 – Charleville Forest, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Architect: Francis Johnston The Castle was designed in 1798 by one of Ireland’s leading architects of the day, Francis Johnston and not finally completed until 1812. This magnificent building was almost lost through...

07 January 2010

1796 – The Corn Exchange, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: Francis Johnston Originally designed by Francis Johnston who lived in Drogheda from 1786 to 1793 while working on a commission from Primate Robinson. This building today houses Drogheda’s council offices. It is...

07 January 2010

1752 – St. Peter’s Church of Ireland, Drogheda, Co. Louth

Architect: Hugh Darley Built on the site of an earlier church, St Peters is a fabulous example of a Georgian church. It has been described as “probably the finest provincial Georgian church in...

28 September 2009

1827 – Shambles Market, Armagh, Co. Armagh

Architect: Francis Johnston Market yards designed for the sale of hay, animals and other agricultural products, the clocktower and wall along the eastern side of the site was designed by Francis Johnston in...

28 September 2009

1809 – Courthouse, Armagh, Co. Armagh

Architect: Francis Johnston The courthouse by Francis Johnston is a relatively simple affair and should be compared with the larger Courthouse built in nearby Monaghan only twenty years later. Armagh Courthouse is a...

06 June 2009

Johnston, Francis (1760-1829)

Francis Johnston (1760-1829) was from Armagh and studied under the architect Thomas Cooley. In 1805 he was appointed architect to the Board of Works. His principal buildings in Dublin included the General Post...

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