1927 – Dublin Civic Week, O’Connell Bridge, Dublin

Dublin Civic Week was held over the 17th to the 25th of September 1927. As part of the event, an elaborate structure was built on the central median of O’Connell Bridge.

1836 – Ruthven Tomb, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

The first important public funeral at Propect Cemetery was that of Edward Southwell Ruthven, a Protestant. Ruthven had sat in Parliament for Downpatrick so far back as 1806,

1835 – Mortuary Chapel, Goldenbridge Cemetery, Inchicore, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Byrne

Goldenbridge Cemetery is adjacent to the Grand Canal in Kilmainham. Having opened in 1829, it was the first catholic cemetery opened after Emancipation.

1860 – Original Entrance, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: Patrick Byrne

The original entrance to Prospect Cemetery, popularly known as Glasnevin, had two entrance lodges. Only one of these now exists,

1863 – Donegan Memorial, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

The tomb of John Donegan, a successful Dublin jeweller. Described after his death: “A munificent benefactor to his creed and kind followed on November i8th,

1855 – Monahan Tomb, Glasnevin Cemetary, Dublin

The final resting place of James Henry Monahan, Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in Ireland, died aged 74 on December 8th,

1860 – Connolly Monument, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

A pinnacled gothic tomb. Described as in the style of William Deane Butler, possibly by an assistant, as Deane Butler died circa 1857.

1859 – Boland Memorial Chapel, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin

Architect: Charles Geoghegan

A small Gothic fantasy chapel designed by Charles Geoghegan for the Boland family. Wonderful how the transepts merge into the chevet with a tapering tower and spire for a very dynamic Gothic building.

1876 – Church, Holy Cross College, Clonliffe Rd., Dublin

Architect: J.J. McCarthy

Photograph, courtesy and copyright of Kyle Leyden
“This church, which has been erected from designs by Mr.

1775 – Antrim House, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: John Ensor

At the junction of Merrion Square and Lower Mount Street stood Antrim House, frequently described as the most impressive on the square after Leinster House.