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21 April 2014

1894 – Great Northern Hotel, Bundoran, Co. Donegal

Architect: Sir Thomas Drew The opening of the Enniskillen and Bundoran Railway (E&BR) in 1868 connected Bundoran with Ireland’s growing railway network and made the town more accessible from Belfast, and Dublin. The...

01 March 2014

1870 – Burns Hotel, Shore Rd., Holywood, Co. Down

Architect: Timothy Hevey New railway hotel premises from Mr. Patrick Burns, Shore Rd., Hollywood, Co. Down. “The material used in the construction is perforated brick and Scrabo stone, the stone being introduced sparingly....

06 February 2014

1898 – Midland Hotel, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Berkeley Deane Wise Built in Belfast as part of the York Road station reconstruction with the intention of capturing trade from long distance travellers as it was convenient to the cross-channel steamer...

09 August 2013

1890s – Northern Counties Hotel, Portrush, Co. Antrim

Architect: John Lanyon / Berkeley Deane Wise The Belfast and Northern Counties Railway purchased a share in the lease of the well-established Antrim Arms hotel in the 1870s. By 1883 it had formed...

06 June 2013

1854 – Great Southern Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Architect: Frederick Darley Constructed after an architectural competition in 1852, that was won by William Atkins with a premium also awards to Richard Brash. The railway line to Killarney from Dublin was about...

15 April 2013

1863 – Railway Hotel, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

Architect: James F. Kempster Designed by the County Surveyor for the East Riding of Co. Galway – Kempster got the post aged twenty-one and held it for fifty-three years. A small Tudor-Gothic building,...

03 April 2013

1876 – Great Northern Hotel, Rostrevor, Co. Down

Architect: William J. Watson A large hotel facing Carlingford Lough, with a main frontage of almost 150 feet broken into a central block and two lower wings. Alongside the hotel were the Temperance...

02 April 2013

1875 – Railway Hotel, Greenore, Co. Louth

Architect: James Barton Impressive railway hotel built by the Dundalk, Newry & Greenore Railway in the 1870s as Greenore was becoming an important transit point with the completion of the railway and the...

26 March 2013

1862 – The Grosvenor Hotel, London

Architect: James T. Knowles Built by the Victorian railway pioneers in 1862, The Grosvenor Hotel Victoria ushered in a Golden Age of travel. It has been restored to its former glory and is...

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