Front cover of 15 December 1899 issue
|Former editors||J. J. Lyons|
|Categories||building, architecture, civil engineering|
The Irish Builder was a successful trade journal published in Dublin, Ireland, under various names. Names used by the journal were: The Dublin Builder, or Illustrated Irish Architectural, Engineering, Mechanics’ & Sanitary Journal (1859-1866); Irish Builder and Engineering Record (1867-1871); Irish Builder (1872-1899); Irish Builder and Technical Journal to 1979. Its first proprietor and editor was an architect named J.J. Lyons.
History and profile
The Irish Builder was started as a successor to the Dublin Builder in 1867. Historical copies of the Dublin Builder are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive. 
The Irish Builder appeared twice monthly and was originally priced at fourpence, reduced to threepence after 1866. Subjects dealt with included economic matters, city planning, ventilation and health issues, lists of contracts awarded, and announcements regarding new materials or interesting buildings. The magazine ceased publication in 1903.
References and sources
- Tilley, Elizabeth (2005). "Trading in Knowledge: The Irish Builder and Nineteenth-Century Journalism". Aspects of the Irish Book from the 17th Century to the Present Day. France: Revue LISA/LISA e-journal. III (1): 110–120. doi:10.4000/lisa.2602. ISSN 1762-6153. Retrieved 10 September 2017.
- Barbara Hayley; Enda McKay (ed.) (1987). Three Hundred Years of Irish Periodicals. Dublin: Lilliput Press. ISBN 978-0946640201.
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