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21 November 2014

1878 – Olderfleet Hotel, Larne, Co. Antrim

Architect: Samuel Patrick Close Three storey hotel constructed for sea travellers next to the harbour. The interior boasted several large reception rooms. Demolished and replaced with a public house.

07 October 2014

1893 – Rosapenna Hotel, Carrigart, Co. Donegal

An unusual looking building for Ireland, but with good reason as it was designed in Stockholm, constructed in wood, and shipped to Mulroy. It was built as a golfing destination – with a...

14 July 2014

2005 – Unbuilt Royal Dublin Hotel, Dublin

Architect: Ashlin Coleman Unbuilt proposal by Ashlin Coleman to replace the Royal Dublin Hotel on O’Connell Street with a more modern and upmarket hotel. The hotel was demolished but this was never constructed.

06 June 2014

1899 – Cannon Street Hotel, Birmingham

Architect: Bateman & Bateman “The plans make this design explicit — Portland stone, with Berkshire bricks and green slates, being the materials, with a good deal of ironwork in the construction. Building operations...

05 June 2014

1876 – Royal Marine Hotel, Salthill, Co. Galway

Architect: Edward Townsend Small hotel, with two floors and dormered attic designed by Galway engineer Edward Townsend. Townsend was Professor of Civil Engineering at Queen’s College, Galway for about fifty years.

09 May 2014

1898 – New Palace Theatre, and Great Western Hotel, Plymouth

Architect: J.T. Wimperis & Arber Unlike many Victorian buildings, this 1898 theatre survived the blitz on Plymouth during the Second World War and operated as a nightclub until 2006. Now increasingly derelict and...

21 April 2014

1894 – Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The opening of the Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway (E&BR) in 1868 connected Bundoran with Ireland’s growing railway network and made the town more accessible from Belfast, and Dublin. The...

07 April 2014

1899 – Royal British Hotel, Princes St., Edinburgh

Architect: James Macintyre Henry Still a hotel today although much butchered at street level. “This building occupies a prominent site in Princes-street. The pilasters and trusses at the main entrance and the columns...

04 March 2014

1868 – Imperial Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Charles A. Sherry Constructed for William Jury, proprietor of Jury’s and Shelbourne hotels, Dublin, and Imperial Hotel, Cork. “Just completed by Mr W.B. McMaster, from plans by, and under the direction of,...

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