1926 – Osborne Buildings, 374-382 Lisburn Rd., Belfast, Co. Antrim

Architect: Charles Macalister

Gabled, half-timbered-effect block of shops & houses, designed by Charles Macalister for a property developer. Macalister was the son of Alexander Macalister but chiefly involved in housing.

1955 – Former Stella Cinema, Mount Merrion, Dublin

Architect: Robert H. Dowling

A massive suburban cinema with 1000 seats when it opened in 1955. Closed in 1976 and used as a furniture store for forty-odd years before closing.

1917 – Grand Central Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin

Architect: Frederick W. Higginbotham

Constructed as a cinema after the destruction of the area in the 1916 Easter Rising.

1942 – Lyric Cinema, Brew’s Hill, Navan, Co. Meath

Architect: John F. McGahon & Son

Many cinemas in smaller urban centres in Ireland were designed in an Art Deco or early modernist style.

1870 – J. Edmondson & Co, Ironmongers, Nos. 33-36 Capel Street, Dublin

Originally a terrace of three houses built circa 1770 – two of which were amalgamated in the 1870s into a retail unit for J.

1880s – Carleton’s, No.33 Westmoreland Street, Dublin

Extensive drapers store with a manufactory on Castle Street. Described in a visitor book on Dublin: “No visitor to Dublin should neglect a visit to the well stored and handsome premises of Mr Carleton in Westmoreland street”.

1870 – Masonic Hall, Arthur Square, Belfast

Architect: Lanyon, Lynn and Lanyon

Recently renovated the hall is now the main accommodation for Lodges in the City of Belfast.

1927 – The Plaza, Middle Abbey St., Dublin

Architect: Donnelly Moore & Keatinge

A large canopy over the entrance signaled the Plaza, an entertainment complex built after the reconstruction of the area post 1916.

1921 – Dublin Port Milling Co., Alexandra Rd, Dublin

Architect: Frederick G. Hicks (1870-1965)

Large reinforced concrete flour mill next to Merchants’ Warehousing co. grain silo.

1882 – Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Rotunda Gardens, Dublin

Architect: George C. Ashlin

A smaller exhibition held in the gardens of the Rotunda Hospital. The manufactured good were mainly of the cottage craft industry while the artistic works exhibited were mainly by Irish artists.