1786 – Former Royal Military Infirmary, Phoenix Park, Dublin

Architect: James Gandon

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A building often overlooked by visitors to the park, built by James Gandon as the Royal Military Infirmary. Gandon was paid in 1786 for the design work, with the main facade being constructed largely as designed, save for a colonnaded cupola. The architect who carried out the construction was William Gibson, who is sometimes credited as the designer. The interior is unoriginal and much altered, the main facade was also altered in the late 19th century. The infirmary was replaced by the nearby St. Bricin’s Hospital (formerly George V Hospital) in 1913. Later used as the Irish Army Headquarters.

Published February 5, 2010 | Last Updated February 14, 2024