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05 February 2010

1842 – Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Jacob Owen In 1836 the old County or Provincial Constabulary forces of Ireland were merged in a new centralised Constabulary of Ireland. The Phoenix Park in Dublin was chosen as the most...

05 February 2010

1786 – Irish Army Headquarters, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: James Gandon A building often overlooked by visitors to the park, the Army Headquarters was built by James Gandon as the Royal Military Infirmary. Gandon was paid in 1786 for the designwork,...

28 January 2010

1805 – Martello Tower, Sutton, Co. Dublin

A Martello Tower along the coast converted into a residence. Dublin’s coastline has Martello towers at regular intervals as coastal defence. Originally each tower would have had a gun battery on the flat...

25 January 2010

1680 – Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin

Architect: Sir William Robinson The Royal Hospital Kilmainham is a mile and a half west of the city centre and at the time of its construction the site was part of the Phoenix...

25 January 2010

1701 – Collins Barracks, Arbour Hill, Dublin

Architect: Thomas Burgh Collins Barracks is the oldest inhabited barracks in Europe and once one of the largest. In recent years the National Museum of Ireland has taken over the Calvary Square ranges...

31 December 2009

1810 – Athlone Castle, Co. Westmeath

Towards the end of the 12th century the Anglo-Normans constructed a motte-and-bailey fortification here. This was superceeded by a stone structure built in 1210, on the orders of King John of England. The...

30 September 2009

1897 – New Drill Hall, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Architect: Thomas Fuller

08 July 2009

1884 – Oxford Military College, Cowley, Oxfordshire

Architect: T.G. Jackson

08 July 2009

1880 – Brigade Depot, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Architect: E. Ingress Bell Keep & Entrance Gates published in The Building News, November 19th 1880. “It comprises the guard-room and accessories, and the store for arms and accoutrements. It is a type...