Thursday, 17 September 2020
Appointed housing architect to Dublin corporation in 1932 he designed around 17000 housing units within 16 years in Dublin city, Cabra and Crumlin. Have a stroll along Clontarf Promenade to see some other works such as the wind shelters and kiosk together with bathing shelters on Bull island.
His outstanding works in the Amsterdam school style are recorded as protected structures.,
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Later in the 80s it was converted into a Theatre (auditorium for 500) and Music venue (1200) : Sinead O'Conor and many others had their concert in there.
The Tivoli staged lately music halls and Pantos.
Located at 135-138 Francis street, D8, in the Antique shop street of Dublin it might be demolished to built an aparthotel.
Monday, 14 March 2016
The outstanding sculpture of Gabriel Hayes at the curvy corner depicts the original studies in the College. Art Deco features can be traced in from the parapet roof line up to inside in the lobby(terrazzo floors, marble pilars, fretworks on the side panels of entrance door, stone canopy).
After five years of construction St Mary's College opened officially on the 16th of June 1941 and in September young girls could start their education in Domestic Science. The education took a turn in the following years and is now the DIT for Hospitality Management Tourism and Culinary Arts and Food Technology with around 3000 students.From 1941 to 1973 three women were appointed as a first principal of the College.
It will be relocated by 2018 within the new campus of Grangegorman .The building will be on sale for an estimated price of €15-20 Million.