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03 April 2013

1876 – Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson A large hotel facing Carlingford Lough, with a main frontage of almost 150 feet broken into a central block and two lower wings. Alongside the hotel were the Temperance...

02 April 2013

1875 – Railway Hotel, Greenore, Co. Louth

Architect: James Barton Impressive railway hotel built by the Dundalk, Newry & Greenore Railway in the 1870s as Greenore was becoming an important transit point with the completion of the railway and the...

26 March 2013

1862 – The Grosvenor Hotel, London

Architect: James T. Knowles Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. It has been restored to its former glory and is...

08 March 2013

1858 – Royal Victoria Hotel & Baths, Glenbrook, Co. Cork

Glenbrook was originally a seaside resort with facilities such as Turkish Bath-houses which became established there. The first of these was the Royal Victoria Monkstown and Passage Baths, which opened in 1838. This...

04 March 2013

1862 – International Hotel, Bray, Co. Wicklow

Architect: E.W. O’Kelly Constructed for the seaside resort of Bray with 130 bedrooms, making it a large hotel for its time. Destroyed by a fire in 1974 and subsequently demolished.

18 February 2013

1832 – Gresham Hotel, O’Connell St., Dublin

Architect: George Papworth In 1817 Thomas Gresham purchased 21-22 Sackville Street and commenced business there as a hotel. After starting life as a foundling child, abandoned on the steps of the Royal Exchange...

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,...

31 December 2012

1893 – Grand Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Former landmark on the Bangor waterfront – now replaced with a more modern hotel building. Opened as an hotel in the early 1890s with a ballroom to the rear. By 1930 the Hotel...

30 December 2012

1932 – Royal Hotel, Bangor, Co. Down

Architect: L.H. Hodgins Seafront hotel with corner turret, designed by a local architect. Compare with the New Savoy Hotel of a similar date for a contrast in architectural styles.