1853 – Great Southern Hotel, Galway

Architect: John Skipton Mulvany



Begun 1851, for Midland Great Western Railway Co., and designed by J. S. Mulvany who also designed Ceannt Station to which it is attached. Originally three storeys in height, a fourth was added in 1852 with a further fifth floor added in the later 20th century. The building is Ashlar faced to front and north-east elevations, with a rusticated ground floor. Now known as the Meyrick Hotel.

“The new terminus at the latter place, fully described by us some time since, is almost complete. The corrugated iron roof, 400 feet long by 80 feet wide, in single span, has been constructed and finished by Mr. Richard Turner, of Dublin. The stone work of the hotel (which fronts Eyre-square, and which is being erected by the company in connection with the terminal buildings) is in a forward state, and a large number of hands are at present engaged in its erection by the contractor, Mr. Dargan.” The Builder