Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and engineer of Cork, active from 1879 or earlier. After two years in the office of NATHANIEL JACKSON NATHANIEL JACKSON , county surveyor for Cork, Coakley spent a further two years with his cousin, a builder, in London, before working for nine months in the office of GEORGE EDMUND STREET GEORGE EDMUND STREET . He set up in practice in Cork in 1879, and in 1881 was elected architect to the Cork Board of Guardians,(1) a post which he held for many years, retiring in 1907 or 1908.(2) In 1886 the Irish Builder carried a report that he had designed about 1,000 labourers' cottages which were to erected in the Cork Poor Law Union at an average cost of £95 each.(3) Coakley exhibited architectural drawings at the Irish Exhibition of Arts and Manufactures in Dublin in 1882.(4) He died in 1914.  He does not appear in the 1911census of Cork, which only  lists a twenty-nine-year-old architect and engineer named Dominic Charles Coakley, who was then living at the house of his father-in-law, William Casburn, in Langford Row, Cork.

RIBA: associate, 23 May 1881, proposed by H.R. Newton, C. Bell and G.E. Street.

Addresses: 48 Grand Parade, Cork, <=1881 until >=1882;(5) 86 S. Mall, <=1889 until >=1893;(6) 1 Charlotte (later Father Mathew) Quay, <=1900 onwards.(7)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from the entry on Coakley in Directory of British Architects 1834-1900 (1993), 185.

(1) IB 23, 15 Jun 1881, 192.
(2) IB 50, 11 Jan 1908, 22.
(3) IB 28, 15 May 1886, 155.
(4) Nos. 629,640..
(5) See notes 2 and 4, above.
(6) IB 31, 1 Dec 1889, 300; IB 35, 15 Aug 1893, 193.
(7) IB, 1 Mar 1900, 293.


28 work entries listed in chronological order for COAKLEY, DOMINICK J.


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ?, HOUSES (004)
Date:
Nature: 4 new houses to be built.
Refs: Architect 39, 27 Apr 1888, Suppl. p.4

Building: CO. KERRY, LIXNAW, CONVENT
Date: 1879
Nature: New.
Refs: B 37, 5 Jul 1879, 759

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEISLAND, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1879;1901
Nature: DJC's design selected out of 7 submitted; tower & spire, 1901
Refs: B 37, 8 Mar,19 Apr 1879, 269,438; Architect 21, 8 Mar 1879, 152; IB 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MONTENOTTE, ST MARY'S HOME FOR THE AGED & CONVENT OF LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
Date: 1882
Nature: For 250 old people. 300 ft long. Builder: E. & P. O'Flynn. For Little Sisters of the Poor.
Refs: Architect 27, 15 Jul 1882, 44; Dublin, Cork & South of Ireland…past & present (1892), 172

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MONTENOTTE, ST MARY'S HOME FOR THE AGED & CONVENT OF LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR
Date: 1882
Nature: Convent block
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142

Building: CO. CORK, BALTIMORE, INDUSTRIAL FISHERY SCHOOLS
Date: 1885-87
Nature: Plain quadrangle faced with cement. Opened 17 Aug 1887 by Baroness Burdett-Coutts (one of the subscribers). Builder: Sisk. Cost: of building and furniture, £4,000.
Refs: IB 29, 1 Sep 1887, 252; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729; Cork Almanack (1888), ?

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, MAYFIELD, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1888
Nature: Cost £750
Refs: Architect 39, 30 Mar 1888, suppl. p.1, and 27 Apr 1888, suppl. p.4

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, GLEBE HOUSE
Date: 1888
Nature: New.
Refs: Architect 39, 27 Apr 1888, Supplement, 4.

Building: CO. CORK, DUNMANWAY, CONVENT & CHAPEL
Date: 1888
Nature: New convent & chapel, costing £2,450 and £500 respectively.
Refs: Architect 39, 27 Apr 1888, Supplement, 4; IB 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, CAPUCHIN)
Date: 1889-90
Nature: Completion of western facade & steeple. Design of DJC eventually executed, although that of Walter Doolin selected in limited competition. Tender of J. Sisk, Cork, for executing design (£5,769) accepted, Jan 1890.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Dec 1889, 300; 32, 15 Jan 1890, 27; 48, 7 Apr 1906, 261; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729; Architect 42, 19 Jul 1889, 39; 43, 3 Jan 1890, 16; 54, 18 Oct 1895 (Supplement), 9;  Sisk's form of tender repr. in Building a Business: 150 Years of the Sisk Group, ed. by Madeleine Lyons (Dublin:  Associated Editions, 2009), 18.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GLEN DISTILLERY
Date: 1890
Nature: New bonding stores
Refs: Architect 44, Supplement, 25 Jul 1890, 3

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, SUMMERHILL, ST LUKE'S INFANT SCHOOL
Date: 1890
Nature: New school and offices. Cost: £885.10s
Refs: Architect 44, 11 Jul 1890, suppl. p.1, and 25 Jul 1890, suppl. p.3

Building: CO. CORK, BLARNEY, DOCTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1892
Nature: Tender of J.J. Coffey (£745) for erecting same accepted. For Cork Board of Guardians
Refs: IB 34, 1 Oct 1892, 211

Building: CO. CORK, CARRIGALINE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: Enlargement. Tender of J.J. Coffey, Midleton, accepted.
Refs: IB 34, 15 Aug 1892, 182

Building: CO. CORK, YOUGHAL, HOUSE
Date: 1892
Nature: New
Refs: IB 34, 15 Aug 1892, 182

Building: CO. CORK, CLOUGHROE, DOCTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1892
Nature: Tender of D. Ford, Ballincollig (£858) accepted.
Refs: IB 34, 15 Jun 1892, 139; Architect 47, 10 Jun 1892, suppl. p.11

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PARADISE PLACE (& COURT LANE), CORK YOUNG MENS' SOCIETY
Date: 1893
Nature: Works & alts. Contractor: T. O'Flynn, Cork (£500)
Refs: IB 35, 15 Aug 1893, 193

Building: CO. CORK, MACROOM, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1893
Nature: Improvements
Refs: IB 35, 1 May 1893, 109

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WILTON ROAD, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1895-97
Nature: New church with tower and spire, attached to St Joseph's College (Society for African Missions). Decorated Gothic. English red brick and Ballintemple limestone. 'Nominally…the architect was P[sic] J. Coakley..However, it is apparent that the real 'architect' was Fr. Zimmermann…Fr. Zimmerman may have fallen out with Coakley, as the completion plaque in the church names only Samuel Hynes as the architect.'. FS laid 6 May 1895; opened 14 Dec 1897. Builder: Stephen.J. Scully, Proby's Quay.. Seats and altar rails made by students.Stained glass by Watson, Youghal.
Refs: St Joseph's Church Wilton Centenary 1887-1997 (1997), 9-13

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, QUEENSTOWN SEA BATHS
Date: 1896
Nature: Tenders invited, Dec 1896, for erecting new baths, for Queenstown Sea Baths and Recreation Co., London,
Refs: Irish Times, 12 Dec 1896.

Building: CO. CORK, GURRANEBOY (WHITE'S CROSS), DISPENSARY RESIDENCE
Date: 1899
Nature: New dispensary residence to be erected.
Refs: IB 41, 1 Sep 1899, 114

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, COMMONS ROAD, HOUSES (002) & SHOP
Date: 1900
Nature: T be erected.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 293

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, DOUGLAS ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Proposed new sewers
Refs: IB 43, 16 Jan 1902, 1014

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, GRAND PARADE, NATIONAL MONUMENT
Date: 1902-1906
Nature: National memorial with statues of Wolfe Tone, Thomas Davis, Michael Dwyer and Erin. FS laid, 2 Oct 1898. Advt. for tenders. Apr 1902. Unveiled on St Patrick's Day, 1906. Builder: Ellis. Sculptor: John Francis Davis.
Refs: B 82, 19 Apr 1902, 408 (tenders);  Cork Past & Present, www.corkpastandpresent.ie (last visited May, 2010);  Paula Murphy, Nineteenth-Century Irish Sculpture: Native Genius Reaffirmed  (Yale University Press: New Haven & London, 2010),142, Fig.322.
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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BLACKROCK ROAD, HOUSES (005)
Date: 1903
Nature: 5 villas.
Refs: IB 45, 2 May 1903, 1750

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BALLINLOUGH ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: For Mr W. Lee
Refs: IB 45, 26 Feb,12 Mar 1903, 1618,1632; B 84, 7 Mar 1903, 264

Building: CO. CORK, KNOCKRAHA, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1905
Nature: For Cork Rural District Council. With R. Evans.
Refs: IB 47, 1 Jul 1905, 454; 48, 5 May 1906, 354

Building: CO. CORK, RYLANE (COACHFORD), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1907
Nature: Improvements & extension
Refs: IB 49, 20 Apr 1907, 288