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20 Irish Buildings You Should Know

Dublin School of Architecture Press
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Twenty twentieth-century Irish buildings that students of architecture should know, as chosen by TU Dublin fourth-year architecture students.

20 Irish Buildings You Should Know represents twenty Irish buildings from the twentieth century which we – the Dublin School of Architecture – believe students of architecture should know more about. Fourth-year architecture students from TU Dublin each selected twenty buildings, with the twenty most popular choices forming the basis for this book.

20 Irish Buildings You Should Know is not deemed a ‘best of’ or definite list. It is a small sample of some of the quality architecture that was realised in Ireland throughout the twentieth century. We view this book as starting point to a conversation.



Saint Aengus’ Chapel

Burt, Co. Donegal, Liam McCormick, 1967


Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Firhouse, Co. Dublin, De Blacam & Meagher, 1979


Church of Corpus Christi

Knockanure, Co. Kerry, Robin Walker (STW), 1963


Church of Christ the King

Turner’s Cross, Co. Cork, Barry Byrne, 1931



O’Flaherty House

Kinsale, Co. Cork, Robin Walker (STW), 1963


Lambay Castle

Lambay Island, Co. Dublin, Edwin Lutyens, 1912


Journey’s End House

Howth, Co. Dublin, Andy Devane, RKD, 1961


Goulding House

Kilcroney, Co.Wicklow, Ronnie Tallon (STW), 1972


New House Stockinglane

Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, Joachim & Schurmann, 1963



Bothar Buí

Beara Peninsula, Co. Cork, Robin Walker (STW), 1972


Castlepark Village

Kinsale, Co. Cork, Diamond Refern Anderson, 1975


The Printworks

Temple Bar, Co. Dublin, Derek Tynan Architects, 1994



UCD Restaurant

UCD, Co. Dublin, Robin Walker (STW), 1968


Birr Community School

Birr, Co. Offaly, Peter and Mary Doyle, 1980


The Berkeley Library

Trinity College, Co. Dublin, ABK Architects, 1967


Institute of Advanced Studies

Burlington Road, Co. Dublin, Sam Stephenson, 1971




Dublin city, Co. Dublin, Michael Scott (STW), 1953


Irish Management Institute

Sandyford, Co. Dublin, Arthur Gibney + Partners, 1976


The American Embassy

Ballsbridge, Co. Dublin, Jonk M Johansen, 1964


The Carroll’s Factory Building

Dundalk, Co. Louth, Ronnie Tallon (STW), 1969

Editors: Róisín Bean, Tim Connell, Brian Gargan, Paul Kelly, Adam McLoughlin, Jack Prendergast.

Domestic, residential, Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, Building of the Century, bronze age, fortification, RIAI Triennial Gold Medal, cloister, concrete, sanctuary, Frank Lloyd Wright, FLW, Arts and Crafts, 16th century, castle, steel, cantilever, Bauhaus, housing estate, holiday village, makers space, studio, transport, IMI, US, University College Dublin, modern, prefabricated, Scott Tallon Walker

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