The Irish Builder is one of the most important trade journals from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries in Ireland. It began life in 1859 under the name The Dublin Builder. It changed its name to The Irish Builder in 1867 to reflect its more extensive coverage of national issues. It is recognized as one of the most informative of all trade journals. The issues dealt with in the journal ranged beyond the building industry. As well as being an invaluable store of information on building and architecture in Ireland, it carried reports on social issues, cultural activities, and reports of learned societies.
Cork City Libraries hold copies of The Irish Builder from 1867 to 1884. This section of the web site contains selected items of Cork interest from this period.
Also available are articles relating to Cork from the Irish Builder.