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Office of Public Works

24 February 2012

1959 – St. Mary’s National School, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

Architect: Office of Public Works Fine example of a standardised design school from the Office of Public Works. There was a range of different sizes ranging from three classrooms upwards. While this school...

13 March 2011

2007 – Galway City Museum, Co. Galway

Architect: Office of Public Works Galway City Museum was officially opened in April 2007. The building was designed by the Office of Public Works and is a Galway City Council initiative to advance...

04 February 2011

2008 – Wexford Opera House

Architects: Office of Public Works in Ireland & Keith Williams Architects The new 7,235sqm purpose-designed opera house contains two theatres the principal auditorium 780 seats, and an adaptable auditorium of 175 seats provides...

18 March 2010

McCreevy’s plan to decentralise now pointless

Every weekday morning at 8am, a bus leaves from Dublin Castle to bring people who work for the Office of Public Works (OPW) to Trim, Co Meath, where its new headquarters are located....

19 February 2010

1989 – International Conference Centre, Dublin Castle

Architect: Office of Public Works After its restoration by the Office of Public Works, conference facilities were added so the Castle could be used by the State when Ireland hosts the presidency of...

17 February 2010

1994 – Irish Waterways Visitor Centre, Grand Canal Docks, Dublin

Architect: Office of Public Works The Irish Waterways Visitor Centre is located in one of the waterways it celebrates – the 1796 Grand Canal Dock. Although seemingly a floating structure, the centre is...

05 February 2010

1992 – Ashtown Visitor Centre & Castle, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: Office of Public Works The oldest building in the park is Ashtown Castle, a restored medieval tower house dating from the 15th century. Restoration began in 1989 and it is located beside...

27 January 2010

1953 – Passenger Terminal, Carlisle Pier, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Office of Public Works Recently demolished, this 1950s ferry terminal hid a Victorian railway station. The passenger terminal was designed as a temporary measure to be replaced at a later stage with...

27 January 2010

1996 – Ferry Terminal, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

Architect: Burke-Kennedy Doyle The ferry terminal at Dun Laoghaire is one of the main entry points into Ireland from the United Kingdom. After a prolonged period of discussion and the announcement by Stena...

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