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Irish online architecture magazine - this is our tumblr channel, which may turn out to be a little more random in content than the main site and perhaps a bit more personal opinion.

Permalink Municipal Corporations Boundaries 1837
Permalink A thuggish violent Ireland comes between Britannia and Hibernia. Britannia looks affronted, as if someone criticised her Cucumber Sandwiches at her garden party while Hibernia has that Irish mother glare going on.
Permalink The Rossmore Mausoleum in Rossmore Park in Monaghan by E.J. Tarver. When I first started Archiseek, I was really wary of putting up photos of this building, as it was standing derelict in the middle of the woods - and I was afraid of architectural salvage thieves. In the last couple of years, it has been getting the love it deserves, as almost the last building standing of the demense.
I used to work in the park - collecting entrance admission from cars during my summer holidays from college. I almost always took a circuitous route through the park on my bike on the way home. One evening, I came across 4 men with shovels digging off a very quiet and rarely walked path. Not sure what they were doing, but didn’t stop to find out, or indeed look back.
Permalink I don’t know if Dublin had similar, but thought that this steam driven fire brigade for Belfast was cool.
Permalink Explanatory drawing of 18th C Georgian Window, typical of many in Dublin, from the Irish Builder February 1883.
Permalink 1846 Share Certificate for the Dublin, Belfast & Coleraine Junction Railway Company - quite a mouthful, today they would be called Accelerus or something non-specific.
Permalink "Irishmen of good character" - guessing they had quite a small regiment. Poster really spells out what they’re offering, no mention of being shot at though.
Permalink Design for an elevated railway, published in The Irish Builder, May 1st 1872.
Permalink Great view of the old Jacobs factory on Bishop Street, Dublin. Part of it was demolished after a fire. The area closest to the camera was repurposed for the National Archives. The water tower still remains.
Permalink Atlas and Cyclopedia of Ireland, published in 1900
How many iconic-ish Irish items can be squeezed into a design. Wolfhound - check. Harp - more than one, check. Shamrocks? Add more! I particularly love-loath the representation of the old Parliament in College Green.
Permalink 1830 guidebook to Dublin: “An accurate description of its public edifices, various institutions and every thing worthy of notice”
Permalink Monaghan, back in the day….
Permalink Nice old postcard of The Diamond, in Monaghan, Ireland. In a lot of Ulster towns, the main square was called the Diamond. Monaghan is probably unique in that it has four old squares or spaces  - Old Cross, The Diamond, Church and Market. None of them is particularly square or barely rectangular even,
Permalink More from the Architectural Iron Works of New York - a shopfront, with integrated security shutters. 1860s design.
Permalink Front elevation for Fred Tuttle and others, Chicago by the Architectural Iron Works of New York.