1914 – Civics Institute of Ireland Competition Entry

Architect: Donnelly & Moore


The Dublin Town Planning Competition was held in 1914, with the aim to “elicit Plans and Reports of a preliminary and suggestive character, and thus obtain contributions and alternatives which may be of value towards the guidance of the future development of the City in its various directions”. Donnelly & Moore’s competition entry redesigned the city centre of Dublin with a new avenue from a new Roman Catholic cathedral via the Four Courts to Christchurch Cathedral. The judges of the competition were Patrick Geddes, the Dublin City Architect C.J. McCarthy, and John Nolen. The submission by Patrick Abercrombie, Sydney Kelly and Arthur Kelly was awarded the prize in 1916. Due to political and historical events, the winning entry was not officially published until 1922.