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Site Specific

03 (2021) Cathal Brugha

A marriage of architecture and art with an underlining social comment about the role of women in society, this is a contemporary look at the College of Domestic Economy designed by Robinson and Keefe in 1939. Established to further the education of women, this college was located on Cathal Brugha Street. Conservation architect Mary McDonald takes us on a descriptive tour of one of the capital’s wonderfully preserved examples of art deco architecture. Art historian Paula Murphy talks to us about renowned sculptor Gabriel Hayes and her striking Three Graces figurative sculpture that represents Sweeping, Cooking and Sewing – at the time deemed appropriate studies for women.

Director Bonnie Dempsey, Producer Aimie Gavin, Director of Photography Tom Comerford, Sound Recordist Susan Downey, Drone Photography Martin Osborne, Blaine Rennicks, Rerecording Mixer Nikki Moss, Editor Mike Foott, Executive Producer David O’Sullivan.

Contributors: Mary McDonald, Paula Murphy.

Special Thanks: Colum O’Riordan, Irish Architectural Archive, The Rehab Group, Department of Education, Mary McDonald, Paula Murphy, Dublin City Council, Emma Gilleece, D-Light Studios, TU Dublin, Fionnbharr O’ Riordain.

Irish Architecture Foundation 2021 © Produced by Dyehouse Films.

Opinions expressed are the contributors’ alone and do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of the Irish Architecture Foundation or Dyehouse Films.

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