Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Drogheda. Dodd was born in Dublin in 1845, one of the seven sons by his first marriage of William Dodd. He was articled to CHARLES GEOGHEGAN  CHARLES GEOGHEGAN circa 1865 and from 1865-1866 attended sessions of the RIAI's newly formed but poorly supported Class for Architectural Study. He left Geoghegan's office early in 1867 to become second assistant county surveyor for Louth under JOHN NEVILLE JOHN NEVILLE , probably based in Dundalk. This post had to be given up after he was appointed superintendent to the Boyne Canal by the Board of Works in April 1870. By the early 1870s he was living in Drogheda and beginning to establish what developed into a thriving private architectural practice. In April 1874 he was appointed superintendent to the Board of Guardians for the Drogheda Union and later also for the Ardee Union.

Dodd died on 19 January 1892 from the effects of influenza, caught during an epidemic in Drogheda in December 1891. He had married in September 1880 Margaret Mary, daughter of Margaret Curran, a widow, who ran a public house in Peter Street, Drogheda. After his death, Margaret Dodd, who was left with five children, sold the architectural practice to ANTHONY SCOTT  ANTHONY SCOTT of Navan.

RIAI: associate by 1867.(1)

Addresses: 202 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, 1867;(2) 1 St Catherine's Terrace, Drogheda; 15 William Street, Drogheda, by 1881.(3)

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References

All information in this entry is from the detailed biography of Dodd by P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 7-37.

(1) RIAI list of members for session 1867-8.
(2) See note 1, above.
(3) IB 33, 1 Jan 1881, 12.


54 work entries listed in chronological order for DODD, PATRICK JOSEPH


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Building: CO. LOUTH, DONACARNEY, SCHOOL
Date: 1872-73; 1885
Nature: Gothic. For Rev. Fr. Allen. Addition 1885.
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Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, THOMAS STREET, CORD CEMETERY, MORTUARY CHAPEL
Date: 1872-74
Nature: Dedicated 21 Jun 1874. Contractor: Thomas Butterly.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 11; James Garry, Drogheda: The Cord Cemetery (Old Drogheda Society, 1999), 12(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, PETER'S HILL, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI)
Date: 1873-74
Nature: Design for cut stone tracery of window in memory of St George Smith.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 12

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WHITWORTH MEMORIAL DRINKING FOUNTAIN
Date: 1874-76
Nature: One of PJD's two competition entries selected, with modifications. Gothic. Executed by Pettigrew & Son, Navan (£450). Contractor: John Collins, Scarlet St, Drogheda. Moved from original position to Mall.
Refs: IB 17, 25 Jan 1875, 23; 19, 1 Jan 1877, 3; Louth Archaeological Society Journal 17, No. 3 (1971), ?; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 13-14(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA (NEAR), BATHING PLACE OPPOSITE GREENHILLS
Date: 1876
Nature: Screen for bathers. Cost met by public subscription.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 16

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, SCHOOL
Date: 1876
Nature: For boys. Opened Jan 1876.
Refs: Drogheda Argus, 20 Mar 1875; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 15

Building: CO. MEATH, LAYTOWN, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1876
Nature: New church with with apsidal chancel. Dedicated by Bishop of Meath 1871. Builders: James Collins & F. Campbell. (Demolished apart from W front and replaced, by church by Liam McCormick, 1979)
Refs: IB 18, 1 Aug 1876, 231; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 15-16(illus.); Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 325

Building: CO. MEATH, CLARISTOWN, HOUSE
Date: 1877
Nature: For Patrick Ennis.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 16.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DROGHEDA ROWING CLUB BOATHOUSE & ENCLOSURE
Date: 1878
Nature: Contractor: W. Pansing, drowned before completion of work.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 17

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DUBLIN ROAD, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1878
Nature: 'a large yellow brick building', the interior 'in every part reveals examples of the best methods of sanitary science' (Bassett)
Refs: George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 107-8; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 16-17(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, TERMONFECKIN, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1878-79
Nature: PJD chosen to design church, but commission then given to William Hague.
Refs: IB 20, 15 Dec 1878, 368; B 37, 18 Jan 1879, 82; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 17-18

Building: CO. MEATH, LAYTOWN, ROAD TO BETTYSTOWN
Date: 1879
Nature: To give access to Church of Sacred Heart. Not constructed until 1886.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 18.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, PETER'S HILL, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI)
Date: 1879
Nature: For Walter Kelly, Town Commissioner.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 18.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, JAMES STREET (CORNER OF BULL RING), 'BROWN DERBY'
Date: 1880
Nature: Incorporates semi-circular corner to provide for turning of vehicles. For - Nicholls, Trim.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 19

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, JAMES STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1880-89
Nature: New church in French Gothic with tall tower and spire. Plans commissioned by Very Rev. Dr Mathews and carried out by his successor, Very Rev. T. Allen, 'famed as a church builder throughout Meath' (Irish Times). Corner stone laid 17 Mar 1881. Consecrated April 1884. Completed 1889.
Refs: Irish Times, 18 Mar 1881, 3; IB 23, 1 Apr 1881, 111; 25, 15 Jul 1883, 230; 26, 1 May 1884, 128; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 19-21(illus.); George Henry Bassett, Louth County Guide and Directory (1886), 93-97; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 239-240

Building: CO. LOUTH, FIELDSTOWN, SCHOOL
Date: 1881
Nature: -
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 21-22.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, UNION SMALLPOX HOSPITAL
Date: 1881
Nature: For Drogheda Union Board of Guardians.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 21

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDCASTLE, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1882
Nature: New house, for Rev. L. Grehan, PP. FS laid 15 May 1882. Loan of £1,500 from Board of Works.
Refs: Rev. J. Brady, A Short history of the parishes of the Diocese of Meath, 1867-1944, 476; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 22

Building: CO. LOUTH, HACKETT'S CROSS (CLOGHER HEAD), CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1883
Nature: Alterations & internal plastering. Tenders invited Apr 1883.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 31 Mar 1883; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994),22

Building: CO. LOUTH, STAMULLEN, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1883
Nature: Plans prepared by PJD but not executed.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 22

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, PETER'S HILL, CHURCH OF ST PETER (CI)
Date: 1883-84
Nature: Repairs and alterations, including reconstruction of galleries.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 23

Building: CO. MEATH, MORNINGTON, CHOLERA HOSPITAL
Date: 1884
Nature: Plans for Drogheda Union Board of Guardians. Unexecuted?
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 24

Building: CO. MEATH, OLDBRIDGE, CANAL WEIR FISH PASS
Date: 1884
Nature: For Board of Conservators of Fisheries (Drogheda Distric)
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 24

Building: CO. MEATH, ATHLUMNEY, CHADWICK'S MILL, FISH PASSES
Date: 1884
Nature: For Board of Conservators of fisheries (Drogheda District).
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 24.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MELL, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1884
Nature: 14 cottages, for Alfred H. Wynne.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994),24.

Building: CO. MEATH, ARDCATH, PAROCHIAL HOUSE & OUT OFFICES
Date: 1885
Nature: For Rev. Joseph Carey.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 27,29(illus.)

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, FORE, CHURCH OF ST FECHIN (RC)
Date: 1885
Nature: Early decorated Gothic. For Rev. John Curry.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25-27(illus.)

Building: CO. MEATH, MULLAFIN, HOUSES
Date: 1885
Nature: Labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25.

Building: CO. MEATH, DOWNSTOWN, HOUSES
Date: 1885
Nature: Labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25

Building: CO. MEATH, JULIANSTOWN, HOUSES
Date: 1885
Nature: Labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25

Building: CO. LOUTH, STAMULLEN, HOUSES
Date: 1885
Nature: Labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25

Building: CO. MEATH, DULEEK, HOUSES (014)
Date: 1885
Nature: 14 labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25

Building: CO. LOUTH, MELLIFONT, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1885
Nature: 20 labourers' cottages.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 25

Building: CO. LOUTH, MONASTERBOICE, CHURCH OF MARY IMMACULATE (RC)
Date: 1885
Nature: FS laid 21 Nov 1885; dedicated 7 Oct 1894.
Refs: IB 27, 15 Feb 1885, 63; 36, 15 Oct 1894, 235; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 24-25; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 501.

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARTHURSTOWN (LITTLE), HOUSE
Date: 1885
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting dwelling house (for Mr Roe?)
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 5 Sep 1885

Building: CO. MEATH, CARNAROSS, CHURCH OF ST CIARAN (RC)
Date: 1886
Nature: New porch, for Rev. Nicholas McLoughlane.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 28

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, DONAGH CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL
Date: 1886
Nature: Erected from bequest to Board of Guardians. Contractor: T. Smullan, £456.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 27

Building: CO. LOUTH, LOUTH, CLERGY HOUSE
Date: 1886
Nature: Extensive improvements, for Rev. A.Dillon.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 6 Mar 1886; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 27

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LAURENCE STREET, BELFAST BANK
Date: 1886-87
Nature: FS laid Sep 1887. Italianate. Contractor: Hammond.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 27-28(illus.)

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, MAGDALENE STREET, HOUSES (004)
Date: 1887
Nature: For Walter Kelly.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 18

Building: CO. MEATH, ARDCATH, PAROCHIAL HALL & OUTBUILDINGS
Date: 1887
Nature: For Rev. Joseph Carey.
Refs: IB 29, 15 Feb 1887, 60; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 28

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WINDMILL LANE, DALYMOUNT COTTAGES (017)
Date: 1887
Nature: For Alderman Robert Bedford Daly, JP, of Donacarney House. Contractor: F. Gogarty.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 28-29.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, JOHN STREET, HOUSES (006)
Date: 1887
Nature: 6 artisans' dwellings for George Harpur, Killineer House.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 29

Building: CO. MEATH, NEVINSTOWN (NAVAN), HOUSE
Date: 1887
Nature: Cottage and out-offices, for Miss Bradley.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 29

Building: CO. LOUTH, LOUTH, BUSINESS PREMISES
Date: 1887
Nature: New business premises for Mr Hugh Jenner.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 21 May 1887

Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, HOUSES
Date: 1888
Nature: Labourers' cottages at Mullaghroy (1), Grangegeeth (3), Cardrath (1) and Crossane (1) for Ardee Union.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 8 Dec 1888

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, JOCELYN STREET, CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY
Date: 1888
Nature: FS laid 3 May 1888. Contractor: James Wynne, Dundalk.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 29

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, CORD ROAD, HOUSING
Date: 1889
Nature: For Sienna nuns.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 30.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, CLANBRASSIL STREET, BUSINESS & DWELLING HOUSE
Date: 1889
Nature: For James McCourt.
Refs: Dundalk Democrat, 4 May 1889; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 29

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, 'MOORISH SCHOOLS'
Date: 1889
Nature: In St Mary's Parish. For Very Rev. Thomas Allen, PP.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 29

Building: CO. MEATH, WILKINSTOWN, DISPENSARY & DOCTOR'S HOUSE
Date: 1890
Nature: Design selected from entry of 6 by Guardians of Navan Union.
Refs: P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 30

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (CI)
Date: 1890-91
Nature: Improvements, including new chancel arch, remodelling of chancel and new east window in memory of lat Marquess Conyngham. Contractor: Stephen Healy, Duleek.
Refs: IB 33, 1 Jan 1891, 12; P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 30

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, LEGAVOOREN, ST MARY'S COTTAGES (020)
Date: 1891
Nature: 20 'cottage houses', built with bequest from Thomas P. Cairnes for Trustees of Cairnes Trust Fund. Tenders invited, Jul 1891.
Refs: Irish Times, 11 Jul 1891;  P.J. Geraghty, 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer', in Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 30-31

Building: CO. MEATH, KELLS, DRAKERATH
Date: ?
Nature: By PJD?
Refs: Telephone query to IAA, 13 Aug 1997

Author Title Date Details
Geraghty, P.j. 'P.J. Dodd of Drogheda, Architect and Civil Engineer' 1994 Journal of the Old Drogheda Society No. 9 (1994), 7-37.