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Architecture of Galway

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...

30 December 2009

1965 – Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and St Nicholas, Galway

Architect: Robinson Keefe The last large Roman Catholic cathedral to be built in Ireland, and quite possibly the oddest in design. With Spanish overtones, and constructed in limestone, the cathedral is a weird...

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