Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect of Derry   According to the English census of 1871, Daniel Conroy, second son of James Conroy, a quartermaster sergeant in the Royal Engineers, and his wife, Letitia, was born in New Brompton, Gillingham, Kent, in 1866 or 1867.  Both his parents were Irish, and the family appears to have returned to Ireland before the birth of his younger brother Edmund in Derry in1878 or 1879    Daniel was active as an architect in Derry from circa 1895(1) until his death in 1912. His obituary in the Derry Journal describes him as 'a young man of brilliant parts' and an artist of genius. He died in the City and County Infirmary, Derry, and was buried in Ardmore burying ground.

Addresses: 2 Bishop Street, Derry, <=1898->=1900;(2) 21 Shiquay Street, 1902-1910;(3) 14 Clooney Terrace, <=1911-1912.(4)

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References

Information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009) and from the brief biography of Conroy in W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings...in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 62.

(1) Building News 68, 24 May 1895, 749; he is listed in the Derry Almanac for 1899 as an architect practising in Bishop St, Derry.
(2) Building News 75, 11 Nov 1898, 702; IB 42, 15 Oct 1900, 510.
(3) IB 44, 23 Oct 1902, 1452; The Architect's & Surveyor's Directory & Referendum (1910), 186.
(4) IB 54, 3 Aug 1912, 458.


22 work entries listed in chronological order for CONROY, DANIEL


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Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, FOYLE ROAD, FACTORY (BAYER & CO)
Date: 1898-1900
Nature: New. Contractor: Joseph Colhoun
Refs: Building News 75, 11 Nov 1898, 702; IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 292; 43, 21 Nov 1901, 946; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 62; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 69,401

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, EBRINGTON, YOUNG & ROCHESTER FACTORY
Date: 1900
Nature: dds. have been made.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 292

Building: CO. DONEGAL, FALCARRAGH, HOTEL
Date: 1900
Nature: New wing to be erected.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Oct 1900, 493

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DUKE STREET, HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: Tenders invited.
Refs: B 79, 6 Oct 1900, 30

Building: CO. DERRY, DUKE STREET (WATERSIDE), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1900
Nature: For Philip Doherty
Refs: IB 42, 15 Oct 1900, 510

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, EBRINGTON, FACTORY (YOUNG & ROCHESTER)
Date: 1900
Nature: Additions. Contractor: Joseph Colhoun
Refs: IB 42, 1 Mar 1900, 292

Building: CO. DONEGAL, NEWTOWNCUNNINGHAM, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Addition of gallery and repairs
Refs: IB 44, 23 Oct,6 Nov,4 Dec 1902, 1452,1506; B 83, 18 Oct 1902, 356; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 438

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, STRABANE OLD ROAD, HOUSES (003)
Date: 1902
Nature: -
Refs: IB 43, 5 Jun 1902, 1274

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SPENCER ROAD & DUKE STREET (WATERSIDE), J. FORBES
Date: 1902
Nature: Alts. & imps.
Refs: IB 43, 13 Feb 1902, 1042

Building: CO. TYRONE, COOKSTOWN, BURN ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: Enlargement of infirmary. Contr: J. McNally, Cookstown
Refs: Jones gives IB 45, 4 Jun 1903, 1814 or 1816, but this is not correct

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, WATERLOO PLACE, SHOP
Date: 1903
Nature: Rebuilding for Mssrs. Madden Bros. of Foyle St
Refs: IB 45, 17,31 Dec 1903, 3046,3072

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, ELECTRIC LIGHT STATION
Date: 1903
Nature: Extension. Contractor: R. Colhoun, Strand Rd
Refs: IB 45, 7,21 May,4 Jun 1903, 1750,1778,1810

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DUNCREGGAN ROAD, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1903
Nature: For Mssrs. Dunlop, Findlay, Patterson & Boyce. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 45, 7 May 1903, 1750; B 84, 2 May 1903, 470

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, BENVARDEN AVENUE, HOUSE
Date: 1903
Nature: For James B. Sherry
Refs: IB 45, 26 Feb 1903, 1618

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, RICHMOND STREET, ST COLUMB'S TEMPERANCE HALL
Date: 1904
Nature: Improvements
Refs: IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SOCIETY STREET, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1904
Nature: New. Contractor: M. Sweeney, Derry, for £7236.10s.3d.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb,3 Dec 1904, 122,826; 47, 11 Feb 1905, 110

Building: CO. DERRY, LIMAVADY, CATHOLIC TEMPERANCE HALL
Date: 1905
Nature: New. Tenders invited Sep 1905.
Refs: IB 47, 9,23 Sep,18 Nov,2 Dec 1905, 634,670,830,878; B 89, 2 Sep 1905, 262

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, SPENCER ROAD (WATERSIDE), SHOP & HOUSE
Date: 1905
Nature: -
Refs: IB 47, 17 Jun 1905, 422

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, DUKE STREET (WATERSIDE), PREMISES
Date: 1906
Nature: Stables, stores & other imps. for Alexander Thompson & Co.
Refs: IB 48, 30 Jun 1906, 526

Building: CO. DONEGAL, CARNDONAGH, NEW ROAD, OREGON
Date: 1911
Nature: 3-bay, 2-storey villa with projecting ground floor incorporating bay windows and porch, built for Joe and Rose Doherty, on their return from Oregon, USA.
Refs: Specifications & drawings, dated 1911, in collection of Patricia Doherty, Oregon, Carndonagh (photocopy of specifications in IAA, RP.D.289.5); A & C 1, 4 Mar 1911, 74,85

Building: CO. DERRY, CASTLEROCK, HOUSE
Date: 1912
Nature: New villa residence, for Charles Magee
Refs: IB 54, 14 Sep 1912, 536

Building: CO. DERRY, DERRY, LONG TOWER STREET, ST COLUMBA'S BOYS' SCHOOL
Date: 1912
Nature: Tenders for erecting new school, Aug 1912.
Refs: IA & C 1, 11 Feb 1911, 43; IB 54, 3 Aug 1912, 458; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 391; W.S. Ferguson, A.J. Rowan, J.J. Tracey, Historic Buildings…in and near the City of Derry (UAHS, 1970), 42