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Irish architecture books

25 September 2012

New book – Irish Country Houses, A Chronicle of Change

Property has long been the national obsession. Stories of lavish spending, gross over-borrowing and large, rambling piles might bring to mind Celtic Tiger era Ireland, but this theme goes back much further than...

20 June 2012

‘Lost Post’ by Maire Crean

A new book on Irish Post Offices has just been launched. Written by Maire Crean, it was officially launched on June 18th by historian Thomas Packenham in DIT Bolton Street. “How often do...

18 December 2011

RIAI launch Annual Review, Irish Architecture, Vol.2

Jimmy Deenihan, TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has launched the RIAI’s new Annual Review, Irish Architecture, Vol.2. Containing 144-pages of award-winning buildings alongside essays and reviews by leading cultural and...

08 September 2011

The Irish Bungalow Book

Bungalow Bliss by Jack Fitzsimons was the best-known book, but there were other planbooks in Ireland during the 1970s. The Irish Bungalow Book by Ted McCarthy, and published by Mercier Press, Cork, circa...

21 June 2011

Mussenden Temple, Downhill House and the Earl Bishop

To the uninitiated visitor, Mussenden Temple is something of an enigma. It presents many mysteries: Is it really a temple? Who built it and why? What could possibly be inside it? A new...

19 June 2011

“Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of West Cork” launched

Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has launched his Department’s Architectural Heritage Survey of West Cork and the associated book, An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of West Cork...

25 May 2010

Gormley celebrates architectural heritage of Longford

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, yesterday launched his Department’s Architectural Heritage Survey of County Longford and the associated book, An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of County Longford. The...

01 February 2010

New UAHS book on Belfast City Hall

A new UAHS publication by Paul Larmour aims to be much more than the history of a remarkable project and a guide to the building – it is an architectural feast that will...

11 December 2009

Bendhu and its Builders – new UAHS publication

On 10th November, the Ulster Architectural Heritage Society (UAHS) launched its new publication, ‘Bendhu and its Builders’ by Andrew Cowser at the Meter House, The Gasworks in Belfast. Speaking at the launch acclaimed...

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