Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, architect and antiquarian. Robert Cochrane, son of Hugh W. Cochrane, was born in Co. Down on 21 July 1844.(1) and educated at Queen's College, Belfast. According to a note in the Irish Builder, he manifested an early interest in architectural matters by subscribing to that journal from its beginnings in 1859.(2). He was articled to HENRY SMYTH HENRY SMYTH , County Surveyor of Down, and became town surveyor of Banbridge and Dromore and assistant county surveyor for the Banbridge district. He also acted as engineer and surveyor for the Co. Down estates of the Earl of Clanwilliam and for the Trustees of General Meade.(3) In 1874, having come first in a competitive examination, he was appointed to the architects' department of the Board of Works and was sent to Athlone as clerk of works (later known as assistant surveyor of buildings) for the western district of the country comprising Cos. Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo.(4) In 1887 he was promoted to a surveyorship in the Board's Dublin headquarters,(5) a post which he held until his retirement in 1909.

Cochrane was for several years a council member of the ICEI and was president for two sessions from 1903-5. In addition to his professional interests, Cochrane was a highly-regarded and meticulous antiquarian scholar. As a member of the RSAI from 1864, he was largely responsible for the regeneration and reorganization of that society, of which he was president from 1909 until 1912.(6) He was a member of several other learned societies both at home and abroad and published books and articles on antiquarian subjects. In his work, A List of Ancient Monuments of the County of Cork(1913), he attempted to initiate a classified, scientific record of the ancient remains of each county, and he strongly, but vainly, urged the case for establishing a Royal Commission on Ancient Monuments for Ireland. The combination of his antiquarian and architectural expertise made him ideally suited for the post of inspector of ancient monuments for Ireland, to which he was appointed in December 1899(7) and which he held until his death; his annual reports to the Commissioners of Public Works are described as 'luminous' by his obituarist in the Irish Builder, who predicted that they would become 'classic records in the literature of the subject'.

Cochrane is described as an urbane, considerate and kindly man. He married Sarah Mary, daughter of George Hawken, of Battersea, in 1879, and had two sons and a daughter, all, according to the 1901 census, born in Co. Roscommon. In 1903 he was made a Companion of the Imperial Service Order(8) and in 1905 was conferred with the honorary degree of LL.D. by the Royal University of Ireland.(9) He was the only Irish architect to be invited to attend the coronation of King George V in 1911.(10) In 1907 he survived a severe illness.(11) Around 1915 his health began to weaken again, and he died on 17 March 1916 at his home in Rathgar.

Engineering and Scientific Association of Ireland: vice-president.
ICEI: elected associate, 1870; transferred to class of member, 1882; council member, 1898-1900, 1906-1916; vice-president, 1901-1903; president, 1904-6; (12)
RIA: council member, 1897-1903.(13)
RIAI: proposed for associate by Henry Smyth and FREDERICK VILLIERS CLARENDON FREDERICK VILLIERS CLARENDON , seconded by SANDHAM SYMES SANDHAM SYMES , 3 May 1869, and elected 20 May;(14) proposed for membership by GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON , seconded by ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY  ALBERT EDWARD MURRAY and JAMES HIGGINS OWEN JAMES HIGGINS OWEN , 13 November 1878 and elected 28 November 1878;(15) elected fellow, 29 May 1906.(16)
RIA: elected member, 1884; council member, 1896-1903.
RIBA: elected fellow, 18 January 1892, proposed by A.E. Murray, ARTHUR HILL  ARTHUR HILL and S.W. Williams.(17)
RSAI: proposed for membership by H. Lynn and elected member, 5 October 1864;(18); admitted fellow, 5 July 1881;(19) local secretary for Roscommon & Westmeath circa 1876;(20) local secretary for Westmeath, circa 1885; (21) hon. secretary and editor of journal, 1888-1907;(22) presented with testimonial by members, 1891;(23) treasurer, 1888-1898;(24) president, 1909-1912.(25)
Society of Antiquaries (London): elected fellow, 1892.

Addresses: Banbridge, 1866 or earlier until 1875;(26); Athlone, 1875-1887; Clapham Villa, Rathgar, Dublin,1889;(27) 17 Highfield Road, Rathgar, <=1896 onwards.(28)

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 265, and from the obituary of Cochrane, probably written by R.M. Butler, in IB 58, 25 Mar 1916, 147. A similar obituary, signed by Butler is in RIBAJ 23 (1915-16), 1 Apr 1916, 190-91. Other obituaries are in JRSAI 47 (1917), 93-95; TICEI 42 (1916), 201-5; Cork Historical and Archaeological Society Journal 22 (1916), 45-6; JRIAI (1917), 9; Journal of the Kildare Archaeological Society 8 (1915-17), 413. See also the entry on Cochrane by Helen Andrews in Dictionary of Irish Biography, ed. by James McGuire and James Quinn, 9 vols. (Cambridge University Press, 2009), II, 614-5.   Photographs of Cochrane appear in IB 46, 16 Jul 1904, 442, TICEI 42, 1, and Cosgrave, loc. cit., above.

(1) Cosgrave, loc. cit. above.  Cochrane records his age as 56 and 66 in the 1901 and 1911 censuses respectively. A Hugh W. Cochrane, of Inch, Co. Down, married Mary Ann Williamson on 22 Nov 1843 (www.familysearch.org).
(2) IB 51, 6 Feb 1909, 65.
(3) IB 17, 15 Jan 1875, 19.
(4) IB 17, 15 Jan 1875, 19.
(5) IB 29, 15 Aug 1887, 230.
(6) Building News 96, 14 May 1909, 738.
(7) Jones, source not given.
(8) IB 45, 16 Jul 1903, 1863; RIBAJ 10 (1902-3), 454.
(9) IB 47, 4 Nov 1905, 793.
(10) IB 53, 8 Jul 1911, 445.
(11) IB 49, 21 Sep 1907, 653.
(12) TICEI lists of officers; presidential address in TICEI 32 (1904-5), 26.
(13) E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 265.
(14) RIAI council minutes, 19 Apr,3 May 1869, 129; general meeting minutes, 20 May 1869, 231.
(15) RIAI council minutes, 13 Nov 1878, 214.
(16) RIAI general meeting minutes, 29 May 1906, 414.
(17) Directory of British Architects 1834-1914 (RIBA 2001), 400.
(18) JHRSAI 8 (1864-1866), 173.
(19) JRSAI 15 (1879-1882), 499.
(20) JRSAI 14 (1876-1878), 6.
(21) JRSAI 17 (1885-6), 415.
(22) See note 13, above, but cf. obituary in JRSAI 47 (1917), 93-95.
(23) IB 33, 1 Jun 1891, 119; JRSAI 21 (1890-91), 635.
(24) Obituary in JRSAI 47 (1917), 93-95.
(25) See note 24, above; presidential address in JRSAI 39 (1909), 1-22.
(26) JRSAI 8 (1864-1866), 173; see also note 4, above.
(27) JRSAI 19 (1889), list of members.
(28) Post Office Directory 1896.


51 work entries listed in chronological order for COCHRANE, ROBERT


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Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, DROMORE ROAD, MANSE
Date: 1871
Nature: Manse for Bannside Presbyterian church to be erected by John Jackson, builder.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331; Architect 6, 23 Dec 1871, 318

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, SCARVA STREET, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1871
Nature: Alterations & repairs approaching completion. Enclosed by iron railings designed by RC 'in keeping with the Italian style of the church and school house'. Contractor: Hugh McMullen.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331;  exterior of church illus. in Laurence Kirkpatrick, Presbyterians in Ireland: an illustrated history (Booklink, 2006),  271.


Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, NEWRY STREET, HOUSE FURNISHING PREMISES (STIRLING)
Date: 1871
Nature: Erected to designs by RC.
Refs: IB 13, 15 Dec 1871, 331

Building: CO. DOWN, BANBRIDGE, MASONIC HALL
Date: 1871
Nature: New 2-storey masonic hall to be erected for about £600 on site donated by W.E. Reilly, JP. Entrance hall cloarkroom and refreshment room on ground floor; lodge room, ante room and minor lodge room on 1st floor.
Refs: IB 13, 1 Mar 1871, 67

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CABRA, NORTH DUBLIN UNION CHILDREN'S HOME
Date: 1881
Nature: Competition entrant with Fennell.
Refs: IB 23, 15 Mar,1 May,1 Oct 1881, 109,132, ?(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FAIRVIEW STRAND,NO. 042 (FAIRVIEW POST OFFICE)
Date: 1888-1889;1908-1909
Nature: New post office.  Original design approved, 1888. Builder: Patrick Sheridan, Parsonstown.  Extension approved, 1908. Builder: P. Shortall, Dublin.
Refs: Drawings in OPW (E.5.8); IB 51, 27 Nov 1909, 742 (illus.);  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 9-11, 78-79, figs.1.4-10, 4.51-55.

Building: CO. KERRY, BARROW (FENIT), COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1889
Nature: New coastguard station at 'Barrow-in-Fenit'. Estimated cost: £2,685.9s.7d.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0674, B15/01 (missing), A07; (Buildings of Ireland files note unsigned drawing of coastguard station at Barrow in Fenit, showing terrace of cottages with single storey octagonal watch tower, dated 1869(sic) in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. A.10.4)

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1889
Nature: New coastguard station, divisional officer's quartersand rocket house. Amount of tenders £3,965.14s.10d..
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. A.9.8); IAA, PKS 0679, B14/53, A07 (Aug 1889, p.342)

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, BANK PLACE, POST OFFICE
Date: 1890-92
Nature: Edward Kavanagh also involved in design.
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.5.5); IAA, PKS 0688, B15/27, A07 (Aug 1890)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, TRAMORE, ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE STATION
Date: 1891
Nature: Drill hall, silent and firing batteries, boundary walls, roads and gates.For R.N. Reserve. Estimated cost £1,838.  Tenders invited for erecting battery, Jan 1892.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0708, B15/49 (missing), A07 (Oct 1891)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, BALLYGEARY (ROSSLARE), COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1892
Nature: Adds? Tenders invited Jan 1892.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0713, A07 (Jan 1892); IB 34, 1 Feb 1892, 31

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JAMES'S STREET, NO. 109 (POST OFFICE)
Date: 189293
Nature: New post office. Estimated cost:£1894. (John Howard Pentland also involved?)
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.5.11); IAA, PKS 0719, B15/62 (missing), A07 (Jun 1892);  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 80-81, figs. 4.56-4.60.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, POST OFFICE
Date: 1893
Nature: Conversion from existing shops. Tenders invited Jul 1893.
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection, OPW5HC/4/621; IB 35, 15 Jul 1893, 168

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BUNBEG, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1893
Nature: Terrace of cottages with quoined corners, with divisional officer's house and chief boatman's house.
Refs: Drawings, signed by J.H. Mellon and RC, 1893, in NA/OPW drawings (old ref. A.7.7)

Building: CO. CORK, COBH, LYNCH'S QUAY, CUSTOM HOUSE (PROPOSED)
Date: 1893-1898
Nature: Proposed new custom house & watch tower on site of old custom house. Design exh. at RHA 1893 and published in IB.
Refs: Drawings, signed by J.H. Mellon and E[dward] K[avanagh], 1895, in NA. OPW drawings collection, old ref. B.10.5; RHA 1893, no. 445; IB 35, 15 Jun 1893, 138,141(illus.); 37, 1 Nov 1895, 254; 38, 15 Aug,15 Sep 1896, 177,195; 66th Report of Board of Public Works Ireland (1898), 24

Building: CO. DOWN, DROMARA, TEACHER'S HOUSE
Date: 1895
Nature: To be erected for £249. Builder: H. Gamble, Dromara
Refs: IB 37, 15 Jun 1895, 146

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, VICE-REGAL LODGE
Date: 1895
Nature: Gate and gate lodge
Refs: IB 37, 15 Sep 1895, 218

Building: CO. ANTRIM, WHITEABBEY, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1895
Nature: New coastguard station to be built.
Refs: IB 37, 1 Jun 1895, 143

Building: CO. GALWAY, ROUNDSTONE, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1895
Nature: New.
Refs: Design, 1895 and site plan 1893, countersigned by Robert Cochrane, in NA, OPW drawings collection, old ref. B.2.17

Building: CO. ARMAGH, PORTADOWN, BRIDGE STREET, POST OFFICE & POSTMASTER'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1895-1897;1904
Nature: For Board of Works. To cost £4,000. Builder: Collen Bros, Portadown. Fittings, 1904. Contractor: G.M. Crowe
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW records (Northern Ireland properties), and PRONI (D/1898/1/27); B 69, 26 Oct 1895, 299; IB 37, 1 Aug,15 Oct 1895, 188,248; 39, 1 Jan 1897, 5; C.E.B. Brett, D., Dunleath, R. Oram & A.J. Rowan. Historic Buildings…in the designated area of the Craigavon Development Commission (UAHS, 1970), 4

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, UNIVERSITY ROAD, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY
Date: 1895;1896-97;1905-07
Nature: Physiological & pathological labs, 1895; Hamilton tower, students' union building, 1896-97 (honorary architect); physics & engineering labs.. Harland Laboratories, new gate lodge and tower, 1907.
Refs: Drawings signed or countersigned by RC and G.W. Crowe for addition above cloisters on N side, 1904,1905, in NA, OPW drawings collection, NI properties section; IB 37, 15 Mar,1 Apr 1895, 80,94; 38, 1 Feb 1896, 25; 47, 16 Dec 1905, 903; 48, 6 Oct,17 Nov 1906, 804,928; 49, 1 Jun,5 Oct 1907, 393,685,691; B 93, 19 Oct 1907, 421; drawings of students' union exh. at RHA 1896, no. 438, and 1897, no. 494; E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 265

Building: CO. DONEGAL, BURTONPORT, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1896
Nature: New.
Refs: 11 drawings, signed by Robert Cochrane, in NA, OPW5HC/4/472

Building: CO. KERRY, PORTMAGEE, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1896
Nature: Block of 4 houses.
Refs: Drawing(s) in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. B.1.7); IB 38, 15 Sep 1896, 195

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CHARLEMONT STREET, PARCEL POST DEPOT
Date: 1896
Nature: -
Refs: IB 38, 1 Nov 1896, 230

Building: CO. ANTRIM, GLENARM, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1896
Nature: New coastguard station to be erected.
Refs: IB 38, 1 Oct 1896, 210

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTMUCK, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1896
Nature: -
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. B.1.9); IB 38, 1 Oct 1896, 210

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY, STUDENT UNION (INCORPORATING MCMORDIE MEMORIAL HALL)
Date: 1896-97
Nature: New building facing University Square. FS laid by Earl Cadogan,18 Jan 1896. Opened by same, 19 Jan 1897. Contractors: R. & J. Thompson, Belfast.
Refs: Irish Times, 21 Aug 1896, 20 Jan 1897;   E. Macdowel Cosgrave, ed., Dublin and County Dublin in the Twentieth Century (1908), 265

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PORTLAND ROW, ALDBOROUGH HOUSE
Date: 1897
Nature: General restoration. New workshop and packing room. Contractor: W. Foley & Sons.
Refs: IAA, PKS 1230

Building: CO. DOWN, NEWRY, HILL STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1897-98
Nature: New post office and caretaker's residencE.  Tenders invited, Feb 1898.  Asst. Surveyor S.K. Kirker, Clerk of Works S.G. Kent. Builder: Alex Whelan, Newry
Refs: Drawings dated 1897 in OPW (old ref. X.2.5); PRONI, W.H. Stephens & Sons papers, D1898/1/33;  Irish Times, 15 Feb 1898;   IB 40, 1 Jul,1 Nov 1898, 100,165; 42, 15 Apr,1 Jun 1900, 338,381(illus.).

Building: CO. MEATH, LAYTOWN, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1899
Nature: New. Builder: Stephen Henry, Drogheda
Refs: Drawings in OPW (A.12.1); IB 41, 1 Dec 1899, 205

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CLANBRASSIL STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1899
Nature: New. Builder: J. Lowry & Sons, Belfast.
Refs: Drawings in OPW (E.5.2);  IB 41, 1 Oct,1 Dec 1899, 141,205; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 272; Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 72-73, figs. 4.39-42.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, ARMAGH, POST OFFICE
Date: 1899-1900
Nature: New post office. Contractor: Alexander Whelan. RC exhibits drawing at RHA 1901
Refs: Drawings in OPW (Old ref. X.2.1); RHA 1901, no. 292; IB 42, 15 Apr 1900, 334; obit. of RC inB 110, 28 apr 1916, 316

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1900
Nature: Alterations and additions
Refs: Drawings in OPW (E.4.2-5); IB 42, 1 Apr,15 Jul 1900, 323,420

Building: CO. DOWN, KILKEEL, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1901
Nature: 'to designs of Robert Cochrane FSA…the Board's Surveyor'
Refs: Specification, dated 1901 (or 1907?), in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref., A.11.11)

Building: CO. OFFALY, BIRR, EMMETT SQUARE, POST OFFICE
Date: 1902
Nature: New post office in Dutch Renaissance style. Estimated cost £3,491..
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe, 1902, in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.2.6); IAA, PKS 0848, B19/57, A08 (Jan 1902)

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, HIGH STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1902
Nature: New.
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe, 1902, in NA, OPW5HC/4/650; IB 44, ? ? 1902, 1082; 49, 1 Jun 1907, 388

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, POST OFFICE
Date: 1903
Nature: New neo-Georgian 5-bay, 2-storey brick post office with stone quoins and window surrounds.
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe, 1903, in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.6.5); IAA, PKS 0859, B19/67, A08 (Mar 1903);  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 82-83, figs. 4.61-65.

Building: CO. CAVAN, BELTURBET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1903-1905
Nature: New. Builder: John McNally, Cookstown
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe of 1903-4 in OPW (E.2.5); B 86, 23 Jan 1904, 92 (advt. for tenders); IB 47, 1,29 Jul 1905, 458,526;  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 60-61, Figs. 4.9-13;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013),196.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CURRAGH CAMP, POSTMENS' HOUSES
Date: 1904
Nature: New?
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe, 1904, in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.4.6.); IAA, PKS B20/22, A08 (Aug 1904)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, POST OFFICE
Date: 1904
Nature: New Dutch Renaissance post office and caretaker's residence.. Opened Apr 1905. Contractor: Langley
Refs: Drawings initialled by G.W. Crowe, 1904, in NA, OPW drawings collection, OPW5HC/4/601; IAA, PKS 0842, B20/15, A08 (Mar 1904); Wicklow Newsletter, 25 Jun 1904, 15 Apr 1905; W. Garner, Bray Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbartha, 1980), 31;  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 66-67, figs. 4.26-30.

Building: CO. ARMAGH, LURGAN, POST OFFICE
Date: 1904
Nature: New. Builder: J. & R. Thompson
Refs: Drawings in OPW (old ref. X.2.4); IB 46, 13 Feb 1904, 86; obituary of RC in RIBAJ 23 (1915-16), 1 Apr 1916, 190

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE
Date: 1904-05
Nature: Additions to accounts department. Estimated cost: £1,161.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0840, 0902, B20/18, B21/33, A08 (Jun 1904)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 014 & 15 (POST OFFICE ACCOUNTANT'S DEPARTMENT)
Date: 1904-1905
Nature: Alts. & adds. Contractor: George Langley.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0840, B20/18

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, COASTGUARD STATION
Date: 1905
Nature: Proposed new station? Estimated cost £2,790.
Refs: Drawings in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. B.1.4); IAA, PKS B20/49, A08 (Sep 1905)

Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, MILL STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1907
Nature: Drawings signed by RC and G.W. Crowe in OPW.
Refs: OPW drawings, old ref. E.6.9;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 477.

Building: CO. ANTRIM, PORTRUSH, CAUSEWAY STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1907-08
Nature: New. Tenders invited Jun 1907. Builder: Hutchinson Keith, Belfast. For Office of Public Works.
Refs: B 92, 8 Jun 1907, 703; IB 50, 2 May 1908, 277

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CLONTARF ROAD, POLICE STATION
Date: 1907-09
Nature: 2-storey, Georgian. Builder: J.W. Scott
Refs: Drawings in NA. OPW drawings collection (old ref. C.9.4); IAA, PKS B21/22, A08 (Dec 1907); IB 51, 27 Mar 1909, 744(illus.); Building News 97, 10 Dec 1909, 865; illus. in Claire Gogarty, From Village to Suburb: The Building of Clontarf since 1760 (2013), 186.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET LOWER, GENERAL POST OFFICE
Date: 1908
Nature: Additions, with H. Allberry. Contractor: Alexander Hull.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0902,B 21/33, A08 (Jul 1908)

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, POST OFFICE
Date: 1908-9
Nature: New brick & stone, gabled post office. . Estimated cost: £2,466. Builder: McNally, Cookstown
Refs: Drawings by G.W. Crowe, 1908, in NA, OPW drawings collection (old ref. E.7.1); IAA, PKS 0906, B21/30, A08 (Mar 1908); IB 51, 20 Mar 1909, 178; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 431;  Máire Crean, Lost Post: a selection of Ireland's post office buildings (Dublin, 2012), 90-91(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HAROLD'S CROSS ROAD, MOUNT JEROME CEMETERY, PETRIE MEMORIAL
Date: 1914
Nature: Celtic (based on Clonmacnoise slab). Designed under direction of RC, drawings prepared by H.G. Leask.
Refs: IB 56, 14 Mar,25 Apr 1914, 149,246; RIBAJ 23 (1915-16), 1 Apr 1916, 190

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, ROYAL AVENUE, NO. 030-32 (GENERAL POST OFFICE)
Date: ?
Nature: Extensions
Refs: Drawings in OPW (X.2.2); IB 49, 27 Jul 1907, 518(illus)

Author Title Date Details
Cochrane, Robert 'On the Rock of Cashel' 1884 JRSAI 18 (1884), 480-482.
Cochrane, Robert 'The ancient church of Claragh and its Ogham stone' 1889 IB 31, 1 Aug 1889, 200. (Paper read to RSAI, 17 Jul 1889.)
Cochrane, Robert 'Cistercian Abbey, Graiguenamanagh' 1892 JRSAI 22 (1892), 243-247.
Cochrane, Robert 'The Ancient Monuments Protection (Ireland) Act, 1892, and the previous legislation connected therewith' 1892;1893 JRSAI 22 (1892), 411-429; IB 35, 1 Jan 1893, 4.
Cochrane, Robert 'Church of Inis MacNessan' 1893 JRSAI 23 (1904), 234-8.
Cochrane, Robert 'Notes on the ecclesiastical antiquities in the parish of Howth, Co. Dublin' 1893,1896 JRSAI 23 (1893), 386-407; 26 (1896), 1-21,
Cochrane, Robert 'Ogham inscriptions discovered in Ireland in the year 1898' 1898 JRSAI 28 (1898), 399.
Cochrane, Robert 'Notes on the newly discovered Ogham Stones in Co. Meath' 1898 JRSAI 28 (1898), 53-60.
Cochrane, Robert 'The Connor Ogams, Co. Antrim' 1899 Ulster Journal of Archaeology 5 (1899), 105.
Cochrane, Robert 'Galway and Aran excursions described' 1901 JRSAI 31 (1901), 305-340.
Cochrane, Robert 'On Brioghter, Limavady, Co. Derry, and the find of gold ornaments there in 1896' 1902 JRSAI 32 (1902), 211-224.
Cochrane, Robert 'On some monuments and inscriptions in Bath relating to Irish persons' 1902 JRSAI 32 (1902), 173-177.
Cochrane, Robert 'Examinations (competitive and qualifying) as avenues of employment for engineers' 1903;1904 IB 45, 5,19 Nov,3,17 Dec 1903, 2082,3006,3028,3054; TICEI 31 (1903-4), 5-148. (Paper read to ICEI, 4 Nov 1903.)
Cochrane, Robert [Presidential address to ICEI] 1904 TICEI 32 (1904-5), 26.
Cochrane, Robert 'The archaeological cruise around the Irish Coast' 1904 JRSAI 34 (1904), 281-286. (Also issued as handbook.)
Cochrane, Robert 'Abbey, Knockmoy, Co. Galway' 1904 JRSAI 34 (1904), 244-253.
Cochrane, Robert 'Notes on the round tower…of Kilmacduagh' 1904 JRSAI 34 (1904), 234-238.
Cochrane, Robert 'The educational work of the Engineering and Scientific Association of Ireland' 1905 IB 47, 20 May 1905, 357. (Summary of paper read to Engineering and Scientific Association.)
Cochrane, Robert 'Cromlechs at Baron's Court, Co. Tyrone' 1907 JRSAI 37 (1907), 399-403.
Cochrane, Robert 'Some antiquarian notes and reminiscences of the "Irish Builder" 1859-1909' 1909 IB Jubilee Number (1909), 21-23.
Cochrane, Robert 'Notes on the Augustinian priory of Athassel, Co. Tipperary' 1909 JRSAI 39 (1909), 279-293.
Cochrane, Robert 'The Seven Churches of Clonmacnoise' 1909 IB 51, 18 Sep,2,16 Oct 1909, 582,615,646 (description and illustrations; extract from Annual Report of Board of Works 1906-7.)
Cochrane, Robert [Presidential address to RSAI] 1909 JRSAI 39 (1909), 1-22. (Summary in IB 51, 15 May 1909, 302.)
Cochrane, Robert [Address given in the Isle of Man] 1910 JRSAI 40 (1910), 377-385.
Cochrane, Robert 'Castletimon Ogham Stone, Co. Wicklow' 1910 JRSAI 40 (1910), 61-63.
Cochrane, Robert 'Ancient Monuments Protection Bill' 1910 JRSAI 40 (1910), 59.
Cochrane, Robert 'Ballycarbery Castle, Co. Kerry' 1910 JRSAI 40 (1910), 56-57.
Cochrane, Robert A List of ancient and national monuments in the County of Cork 1913 Cork: Guy. 1913. (Reprinted from JCHAS.)
Cochrane, Robert 'Notes on the structures in Co. Cork vested in the Board of Works for preservation as ancient monuments' ? JCHAS 18, 1,57,122,175.
Cochrane, Robert 'The antiquities of the Western Islands of Scotland' ? ?