Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Selected: CO. OFFALY, DAINGEAN, MAIN STREET, COURT HOUSE

Name: UNKNOWN ARCHITECT
Building: CO. OFFALY, DAINGEAN, MAIN STREET, COURT HOUSE
Date: 1807
Nature: Detached, five bay, two-storey court house built in 1807; three central recessed bays flanked by projecting pedimented bays. Ground floor walls of central bay are rusticated with Doric pilasters used on the first floor. Design of building has been attributed to James Gandon but more likely an early nineteenth century structure replacing a previous courthouse of c.1760. Similarities in the elevation have been noted to Birr courthouse.


Refs: G. Browner (ed.), The Courthouses of Ireland (1999), 120