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O’Connell Street Dublin

07 April 2010

1917 – No.3 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Francis Bergin Supposedly built with girders salvaged from the wreck of the GPO, No.3 is part of a cohesive terrace of red brick buildings with a continuous cornice. Notable for its large...

07 April 2010

1853 – Former Bank, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: David Bryce Built for Standard Life Assurance, the National Irish branch on O’Connell Street has a striking pediment sculpted by Sir John Steele. The fluted Corinthian columns which uphold the pediment create...

07 April 2010

1910 – Parnell Monument, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Henry Bacon, G.P. Sheridan, Augustus Saint Gaudens A long drawn out project, the Parnell Monument was designed by Dublin-born American sculptor Augustus Saint Gaudens with the assistance of two architects – Henry...

07 April 2010

1879 – Sir John Gray Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Designer: Thomas Farrell The statue celebrating Sir John Gray (1816-75) for his efforts in bringing a water supply to Dublin in 1868.

07 April 2010

1880 – O’Connell Monument, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: John Henry Foley Built to commemorate the “Liberator” Daniel O’Connell (1775-1847) after whom the street was renamed after independence. The O’Connell monument was erected after a subscription list was opened in 1862....

07 April 2010

1891 – Fr. Theobald Mathew Statue, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Sculptor: Mary Redmond Fr Theobald Mathew (1790-1856) was a Cork-born Capuchin Friar who led a great temperance movement from 1839-1856. His anti-drink campaign is considered to have been a great social revolution that...

01 April 2010

1922 – No. 58 Upper O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: W.H. Byrne No. 58 (left hand building in photograph) was rebuilt in 1922 but is unfortunately missing its original stone shopfront. The original had horizontally channelled stone with round headed windows and...

27 March 2010

Approval for development on Carlton site

Property developer Joe O’Reilly has secured planning approval for a major redevelopment of the Carlton Cinema site in central Dublin. The permission, announced by An Bord Plean├íla yesterday, covers a 2.7 hectare site...

05 February 2010

1922 – No.1 Lower O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: O’Callaghan & Webb On the corner of O’Connell Street and Eden Quay, the Irish Nationwide building is a large commercial building more noticeable for its signage than its architecture. Pictures of this...