Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder, of Cork. John Delany, who was born in Cork City in 1840 or 1841,(1) undertook many important contracts in Cork, including that for St Finn Barre's cathedral.  Reporting to the building committee for St Finn Barre's in 1877, the architect, WILLIAM BURGES WILLIAM BURGES , spoke 'in the highest terms of Mr Delany's skill and energy and of the excellency of the work already accomplished.'(2)  Delany was a member of Cork Corporation for many years.  He died in Cork in September 1911, in his seventieth year.(3) The business was carried on by his son Joseph, whose eldest daughter, Mary Kathleen, married the architect THOMAS JOSEPH CULLEN. THOMAS JOSEPH CULLEN. (4)

Addresses: Great George Street, Cork, 1879;(5) 25 Western Road, Cork, 1888;(6) 25 Henry Street, Cork, 1905;(7) 83 Western Road, 1911.(8)

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References



(1) 1911 census of Ireland, http://www.census.nationalarchives.ie/ (last visited Oct 2009).
(2) Irish Ecclesiastical Gazette 19, no. 215, 1 Mar 1877, 83. 
(3) Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396.
(4) Information in letter from Thomas J. Cullen, 17 Jan 1995.
(5) Architect 22, 19 Jul 1879, 33.
(6) Cork Almanack, 1888.
(7) IB 47, 14 Jan 1905, 14.
(8) See note 1, above.


9 work entries listed in chronological order for DELANY, JOHN *


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Building: CO. CORK, CORK, BISHOP STREET, CATHEDRAL OF ST FINN BARRE (CI)
Date: 1876-78
Nature: JD contractor for erection of towers & spires. ?Also supplied & fixed marble columns in chancel & 2 beams & corbels over stalls.
Refs: Architect's plans & accounts for St Finbarre's Cathedral in the Chapter House (unsorted in 1970s); Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396; Journal of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society 1943, 30.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PAUL STREET, SS. PETER & PAUL'S PRESBYTERY
Date: 1879
Nature: Schools for 740 children & presbytery built by JD to designs by Robert Walker. tower, which separates presbytery from schools, contains entrances & stairs to schools.
Refs: Architect 22, 19 Jul 1879, 33

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PAUL STREET, SS PETER & PAUL'S SCHOOLS
Date: 1879
Nature: Schools for 740 children & presbytery built by JD to designs by Robert Walker. tower, which separates presbytery from schools, contains entrances & stairs to schools.
Refs: Architect 22, 19 Jul 1879, 33

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, PARNELL BRIDGE
Date: 1881-1882
Nature: JD contractor for same, in succession to Alexander Rooney.
Refs: Colin Rynne, The Industrial Archaeology of Cork City and its Environs  (1999), 195-6

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, CORN EXCHANGE (CORK INDUSTRIAL EXHIBITION, 1883)
Date: 1883
Nature: JD contractor for same. Architect: Robert Walker [4].
Refs: Illustrated London News, 8 Sep 1883, 230? (for article and ilustration see http://www.old-print.com/mas_assets/full2/N3241901/N3241901226.jpg , last visited Dec 2011); Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396. 

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, OLIVER PLUNKETT STREET, POST OFFICE
Date: 1900
Nature: JD & Co. contractors for Pembroke St addition.
Refs: Drawings in OPW, former file E.4.4.; Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396.

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, CITY HALL (OLD)
Date: 1904-1906
Nature: Built by JD to designs by Joseph F. Delany.
Refs: IB 47, 14 Jan 1905, 14

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ROCHE'S BUILDING SITE, HOUSES (046)
Date: 1905
Nature: Built by JD & Co. to designs by Joseph F. Delany.
Refs: IB 47, 28 Jan 1905, 75

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, CAPUCHIN)
Date: 1906-8?
Nature: JD contractor for additions (probably those of 1906-8 designed by Ashlin & Coleman).
Refs: Building News 101, 22 Sep 1911, 396.