Francis Johnston 1760
Francis Johnston was born in Armagh in 1760. He trained as an architect and lived in Drogheda before moving to Dublin in the 1790's.
Some of Johnston's most famous works are the GPO on O'Connell Street, and Nelson's Pillar, which was destroyed by the IRA on the 8th of March 1966.
His style was mostly Neo-Classical and Neo-Gothic.
Johnston was also responisble for designing a number of large homes in the Irish countryside.
He was one of the 14 founding members of the Royal Hibernian Academy.
He died on the 14th of March 1839