Architecture of Dublin (University College Dublin)

Thomas Cooley; James Gandon | Four Courts: view from O'Donovan Rossa Bridge | 1776-1802 | Inns Quay, Dublin, Ireland | UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy

The School of Art History and Cultural Policy at the University College Dublin has contributed approximately 620 images of the architecture and the built environment of Dublin, Ireland to the Artstor Digital Library. These images provide a visual record of the development of Dublin's architecture from the medieval to the early modern period, principally from the 17th to the 19th centuries. Included are many of its major civic and ecclesiastical buildings, together with important examples of domestic architecture. The collection in Artstor features exteriors, interiors, and decorative details of individual buildings — including those of major architects such as Sir William Chambers and James Gandon — as well as streetscapes and general views of the built environment. Together, these images provide valuable documentation of the historic and ongoing changes to the urban fabric of Dublin, whether through development, demolition, or conservation.

Established in 1854, the University College Dublin (UCD) is the largest and most diverse university in Ireland and its leading undergraduate and graduate research institute. It is among the top-rated universities in Europe and beyond. The collection in Artstor is drawn from the school's extensive collection of 35mm slides and 200 of the images were digitized as part of the UCD Irish Virtual Research Library and Archive (IVRLA) Project.