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Glasnevin Cemetery

07 May 2014

1879 – Mortuary Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: J.J. McCarthy The present-day entrance gates, offices and mortuary chapel at Glasnevin were designed by J.J. McCarthy (1817 -1882), Ireland’s pre-eminent architect of Catholic churches. Hiberno-Romanesque in style, a symbol of the...

07 May 2014

1886 – Design for Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Premiated designs for memorial to Roman Catholic Prelate Cardinal MacCabe. The competition was won by George C. Ashlin. Illustration published in The Irish Builder, July 1 1886.

07 May 2014

1869 – O’Connell Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: George Petrie Round tower to commemorate Daniel O’Connell with richly decorated crypt underneath containing a tome by Earley & Powells. The building of the tower to commemorate O’Connell’s death, was funded by...

29 October 2012

1882 – T.H. Burke Memorial, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Drew Proposed by the Resident Magistrates of Ireland, 1882. Published in The Building News, August 18th 1882. Thomas Burke was murdered by the Invincibles in 1882.

17 September 2012

1889 – Cassidy Monument, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan From The Irish Builder: “The contact for the erection of the monument to the late Matthew Cassidty Esq., an illustration of which is given with our present number, has been...

04 February 2011

2010 – Glasnevin Trust Museum, Dublin

Architect: A&D Wejchert & Partners Glasnevin Cemetery is run by the Glasnevin Trust, the cemetery first opened in 1834, and from the beginning was completely open to people of all faiths. Very little...

05 June 2010

Fitting addition to national necropolis

Most of the €11 million museum and heritage building at Glasnevin Cemetery is made of glass – and underground, which is particularly appropriate given what it aims to remind us of. The great...

23 March 2010

Glasnevin Cemetery €12 million Museum and Visitor Centre nears completion

The state of the art building is scheduled to be completed by April 2010 and will house an underground museum and over 1.5 million archived burial records compiled since the Cemetery opened 178...

14 December 2009

1888 – Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: G.C. Ashlin Designed by George Coppinger Ashlin to upstage the recently completed church by J.J. McCarthy who was his main rival for Irish church commissions. The effigy of the cardinal is by...

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