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Portlaoise

14 January 2013

1935 – Hospital, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: Scott & Good In 1935 Scott & Good designed Portlaoise General Hospital. This building unlike its predecessor at Tullamore, does away with traditional massing and materials. It is a flat roofed, white...

21 October 2012

1891 – Allied Irish Bank, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: J.J. O’Callaghan Built as a branch for the Munster & Leinster Bank in redbrick with limestone dressings. It is a fine Victorian gothic building with manager`s accommodation alongside with a separate entrance.

21 September 2012

1850 – Former Bank of Ireland, Church St., Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: George Halpin Former bank branch for the Bank of Ireland. Probably a converted house, the building has a fine set of Victorian railings to the street. Still existing today, the building looks...

13 April 2012

1847 – Portlaoise Railway Station, Co. Laois

Architect: Sancton Wood Originally a station on the Great Southern and Western Railway, Portlaoise Railway Station cost upwards of £5,000 to build. Designed by Sancton Wood and characteristically Gothic in style, it was...

21 October 2010

1830 – Prison, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Architect: William Deane Butler Now obscured by more modern security measures, Portlaoise (formerly Maryborough) Prison had a magnificent entrance gateway worthy of a Norman castle.