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Architecture of Galway

21 January 2013

1853 – Great Southern Hotel, Galway

Architect: John Skipton Mulvany Begun 1851, for Midland Great Western Railway Co., and designed by J. S. Mulvany who also designed Ceannt Station to which it is attached. Originally three storeys in height,...

14 January 2013

1862 – Lenaboy Castle, Galway

Architect: Samuel Ussher Roberts House built for Captain O’Hara at a reported cost of £3,500 in the Dublin Builder. Later taken over by the Sisters of Mercy and ran as an Industrial School,...

14 January 2013

1893 – Corrib Viaduct, Galway

In the 1890s, the Midland Great Western Railway Company was provided with a government grant of £264,000 to build a line from Galway across Connemara to Clifden. The line was opened to Clifden...

13 January 2013

1639 – Tholsel, Galway

Demolished around 1822, construction started in 1639.

13 January 2012

1821 – St Nicholas’ Pro-Cathedral, Galway

Architect: James Cusack Construction started in 1816 with the church finished and consecrated by 1821.

13 January 2012

1831 – Bank of Ireland, Eyre Square, Galway

Architect: James Cusack Still in use today, with further extension and alterations by Millar & Symes in 1905. Of interest are the facilities accorded to the Branch Manager – he clearly was expected...

13 March 2011

2007 – Galway City Museum, Co. Galway

Architect: Office of Public Works Galway City Museum was officially opened in April 2007. The building was designed by the Office of Public Works and is a Galway City Council initiative to advance...

08 October 2010

2010 – Drive Through Restaurant, Briarhill, Galway

Architect: Paul Dillon Architects On this project the challenge was how to build a drive though restaurant on a site just off the M6 motorway on the eastern edge of Galway City. In...

03 May 2010

2003 – Galway Mayo Institute of Technology, Galway

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The main goal of the project was to create a new structure with a stronger identity and a more contemporary, functional architectural configuration. The new building is made up...