Irish Builder

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Irish Builder
Irish Builder front 15 Dec 1899.jpg
Front cover of 15 December 1899 issue
Former editorsJ. J. Lyons
Categoriesbuilding, architecture, civil engineering
FrequencyMonthly, bi-monthly
First issue1867
Final issue1903
Based inDublin

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.[1]

History and profile[edit]

The Irish Builder was started as a successor to the Dublin Builder in 1867.[2] Historical copies of the Dublin Builder are available to search and view in digitised form at The British Newspaper Archive. [3]

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.[1] The magazine ceased publication in 1903.[2]

References and sources[edit]


  1. ^ a b Tilley
  2. ^ a b "Sources" (PDF). National Library of Ireland. Retrieved 29 May 2015.
  3. ^ Digitised copies of the Dublin Builder


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