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08 June 2009

1905 – Wrexham Public Library, Wales

Architect: Vernon Hodge

08 June 2009

1906 – Bangor Free Library, Wales

Architect: Vernon Hodge Unsuccessful entry in architectural competition to design new library for Bangor, to be funded by the Carnegie Foundation.

08 June 2009

1907 – Bangor Free Library, Wales

Architect: Dixon & Potter Opened in 1907 after an architectural competition in 1906. Funded with a grant from Andrew Carnegie who provided £2,500. There is a copper tablet in the library foyer commemorating...

08 June 2009

1906 – Municipal Buildings, Barry, Wales

Architect: Hutchinson & Payne In 1903 a competition was held for the design of a new block of offices for the Barry Urban District Council. The assessor for the competition was Mr T.E....

08 June 2009

1905 – Cathays Library, Cardiff

Architect: Spier & Bevane

08 June 2009

1880 – Cardiff Free Library & School of Art

Architect: James, Seward & Thomas The winning entry in a competition to design a new building for the Cardiff Free Library, Museum and Schools for Science and Art. Erected for just over £9,000,...

08 June 2009

1880 – Cardiff Free Library & School of Art

Architect: Henry C. Harris Design for a new library and school submitted to architectural competition. Published in The Building News, June 4 1880.

18 February 2008

1974 – Bantry Library, Co. Cork

Architect: Patrick McSweeney Bantry Library was originally designed in 1962 by the Cork County Council architect Patrick McSweeney. While not an official project of the council at that time, McSweeney’s enthusiasm for the...

22 May 2005

FKL Architects: Library & Fingal local area offices, Baldoyle, County Dublin

Text © Shane O’Toole. Photos © Paul Tierney. Drawings © FKL Architects. A fuller version of the piece first published in The Sunday Times, May 22, 2005, as “Time to think outside the...