Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Walter Glynn Doolin was born in Dublin circa 1850, the son of WILLIAM DOOLIN  WILLIAM DOOLIN and his wife Anne Eliza, née Glynn.(1) He attended school at Tullabeg and Castleknock Colleges, then entered Trinity College, Dublin, where he obtained a BA degree and, in 1870,(2) a Licentiate in Engineering. He received his architectural training from his father and in the office of JOHN JOSEPH.O'CALLAGHAN  JOHN JOSEPH.O'CALLAGHAN and subsequently went to London where he worked first in the Architects' Department of the School Board and then as an assistant in the office of WILLIAM BURGES. WILLIAM BURGES. (3) He had returned to Dublin by the beginning of 1872, when he was living in his father's house at 204 Great Brunswick Street.(4) In the Post Office Dublin Directory for 1875, Walter G. Doolin's address is given as '204 Brunswick Street, great, and Waterford', and Waterford continues to be mentioned as one of his addresses in Thom's Directory until as late as 1893. The cause and precise nature of his Waterford connection is not known; in 1874 he designed a theatre for the city, and he subsequently received a variety of commissions in the area. His many commissions in the Catholic Diocese of Cashel, may have sprung from his friendship with Dr. Thomas H. Kinane, Dean of Cashel, who was parish priest of Killusty, Co. Tipperary, in 1881, when Doolin designed a new church for him. Although he always had an office in Dublin and by 1881 was sufficiently well regarded locally to be asked by the Guardians of the North Dublin Union to assist them in choosing between designs for a new auxiliary childrens' institution at Cabra,(5) he did relatively little work in the capital.

Described by Butler as 'an ardent antiquary', Doolin took part in more than one of the excursions of the English Architectural Association.(6) According to Butler he was 'a competent classical scholar, a ripe student of English and foreign literature…and in all that pertained to the arts and sciences a thinker of no mean originality'. In his youth he was also a keen athlete, distinguished both as an oarsman and a rifle shot. His obituarists apply the epithets 'jovial' and 'genial' to him, and according to the short memoir in the Building News his sense of humour 'was occasionally most entertaining'.

Doolin died at his home, 11 Pembroke Road, Dublin, on 10 March 1902, aged only fifty-two, and was buried at Glasnevin cemetery.(7)   His wife, Marion (née Creedon) died in 1930.(8)  He left three sons, William, Daniel and Walter, none of whom followed him in his profession. After his death the practice was carried on by his partner, RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER , joined within a few months by JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY , under the name of DOOLIN BUTLER & DOOLIN BUTLER & amp; DONNELLY DONNELLY . Donnelly had left the practice by the spring of 1908, and Butler dropped the name Doolin circa 1915. Apart from Butler, Doolin's pupils and assistants included FRED CORE FRED CORE , JOSEPH FRANCIS DELANY JOSEPH FRANCIS DELANY , JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL JAMES JOSEPH FARRALL , FREDERICK JERMYN FREDERICK JERMYN , JEROME O'CONNELL JEROME O'CONNELL , PATRICK F. O' SULLIVAN PATRICK F. O' SULLIVAN , GEORGE PATRICK SHERIDAN  GEORGE PATRICK SHERIDAN and MICHAEL JOHN TIGHE.  MICHAEL JOHN TIGHE.

Twenty-eight working notebooks kept by Doolin and Butler over the period 1867-1933 are on deposit in the Irish Architectural Archive.(Acc. no. 85/107) About a quarter of these are by Doolin.

AAI: original committee member, 1872-74;(9) librarian, 1874.(10)
RIBA: elected fellow, 15 May 1899.
RIAI: elected associate, 16 May 1872;(11) elected member, 28 November 1878, having been proposed by JAMES HIGGINS OWEN  JAMES HIGGINS OWEN and seconded by WILLIAM STIRLING  WILLIAM STIRLING and GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON GEORGE CARLISLE HENDERSON ;(12) re-elected member, December 1893;(13) critical of constitution, 1900;(14) death noted in minutes, 4 December 1902, 375.
RSAI: member, 1891, proposed by PATRICK JOSEPH LYNCH. PATRICK JOSEPH LYNCH. (15)

Addresses: 204 Great Brunswick Street, 1872-1874;(16) 204 Great Brunswick Street & Waterford, 1875;(17) 20 Ely Place, Dublin 1878;(18) 20 Ely Place & 2 Beresford Street, Waterford, 1878.(19) 20 Ely Place & Waterford, 1880-1893;(20) Dawson Chambers, 12 Dawson Street, 1895 until death.(21)
Home: Mall House, Baldoyle, Sutton, Co. Dublin, 1894;(22)  11 Pembroke Road, 1896, until death.(23)

See WORKS and BIBLIOGRAPHY. BIBLIOGRAPHY.



References

The chief source of information about Doolin in this entry is Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987 (copy in IAA). All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from this thesis and from the obituaries of Doolin in IB 13 Mar 1902, 1066, Building News 82, 21 Mar 1902, 411, B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296, and RIBAJ 9 (1901-02), 280-281 (by R.M. Butler)

(1) www.familysearch.org.  According to Glasnevin Cemetery Records, she died on 26 Sep 1877, aged 50.
(2) R.C. Cox, compiler, Trinity College School of Engineering: 'Graduates' in Engineering 1843-1992 (1993), unpaginated.
(3) According to a note in IB 54, 3 Aug 1912, 454, he was working in Burges's office at the same time as Thomas Manly Deane was a pupil.
(4) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 Jan 1872, 165; his father probably died at about this time, for he is absent from The Post Office Dublin Directory for 1874, which lists only 'Doolin, Walter G., AB, LCETCD, architect and surveyor' at the 204 Great Brunswick Street address.
(5) IB 23, 15 Mar,1 May 1881,109,?.
(6) In 1898 he and R.M. Butler went on the AA's expedition to Warwickshire, see IB 40, 15 Sep 1898, 137.
(7) Glasnevin Cemetery Records.
(8) Information from Deirdre Byers, great-granddaughter of Walter Doolin, Oct 2017. .
(9) IB 14, 15 May 1872, 149; Thom's Directory 1873,1874.
(10) Thom's Directory 1874.
(11) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 Jan 1872, 165; general meeting minutes, 16 May 1872, 253.
(12) RIAI council meeting minutes, 28 Nov 1878, 213.
(13) RIAI Council meeting minutes, 7 Dec 1893, 308; general meeting minutes, 16 Dec 1893, 310.
(14) IB 42, 15 Dec 1900, 5??,578.
(15) JRSAI 21, 1890-91, 496.
(16) RIAI council meeting minutes, 8 Jan 1872, 165; Post Office Dublin Directory (1874).
(17) Post Office Dublin Directory (1875).
(18) IB 20, 15 Apr 1878, 294.
(19) Freeman's Journal, 18 May 1878.
(20) Thom's Directory (1880-1893); RIAI council meeting minutes, 7 Dec 1893, 308.
(21) IB 37, 15 Jan 1895, 27.
(22)   Irish Times, 18 Jul 1894.
(23) Post Office Dublin Directory (1896).


82 work entries listed in chronological order for DOOLIN, WALTER GLYNN


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Building: CO. WEXFORD, RAMSFORT (GOREY)
Date: 1874
Nature: Works at same? For W.M. Kirk.
Refs: IAA, PKS B06/51

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MALL,THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1874-76
Nature: Conversion of Assembly Rooms, with Robert Ryan, City Surveyor.
Refs: IB 16, 1 Nov 1874, 305; 17, 15 Feb 1875, 57; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 23-25, Fig. 2:2,2:3

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MERCHANT'S QUAY, POWER & CO.
Date: 1878
Nature: Ground floor of Bagnalstown granite with Portland stone dressings, upper floors of Curraghmore red brick.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1878, no. 580; IB 20, 15 Oct 1878, 294,297(illus.); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 25-26, Fig. 2:4

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NEWCASTLE (CLONMEL), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1878
Nature: Tenders invited for rebuilding church, May 1878.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 18 May 1878.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, FENNOR, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1878-1893
Nature: Restoration, for Fr. John Dowley. Contractor: George Nolan, Waterford. New dressings of Ruabon terracotta.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1878, no. 585, 1894, no. 347;  IB 35, 1 May 1893, 102,104(illus.);  Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 116-120, Figs. 7:18-21.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MAIN STREET (HOWTH), CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1878-79
Nature: Proposed design. For Canon Smithwick. Unexecuted.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1879, no. 321, and Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882 (no. 634); IB 21, 1 Aug 1879, 232,240(illus.); 36, 15 Jul 1894, 168;  Irish Times, 18 Jul 1894;  Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 28-37, Fig. 3:1

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, MEATH ROAD, SANS SOUCI
Date: 1879
Nature: For Marinus De Groot? (see Thom's Directory 1883)
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1879, no. 481

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, UPPER GRANGE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1879
Nature: Chapel.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1879, no. 320, 1881, no. 601

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, CORK ROAD, HOSPITAL OF THE HOLY GHOST
Date: 1880
Nature: WGD entrant in abortive competition.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1881, 587?,597; IB 23, 1 Dec 1881, 346(illus.) Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987. 38-39, Fig. 3:7,

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, MARKETS
Date: 1880-82
Nature: WGD winnder of competition, 1880. Designs adopted, 1880. Completed, 1882. £12,000.
Refs: IB 22, 15 Aug 1880, 235; 24, 1 May 1882, 139; Architect 24, 16 Oct 1880, 250

Building: CO. DONEGAL, DUNFANAGHY, HEATHFIELD
Date: 1881
Nature: For W. Doherty, CE, Drumcondra.(ie. William James Doherty[1]?)
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1881, no. 648, and Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882 (no. 639); IB 26, 1 Oct 1884, 291(illus.)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, UPPER GRANGE ROAD, UNION WORKHOUSE
Date: 1881
Nature: Alteration to board room. £380.
Refs: IB 23, 1 Jun 1881, 176

Building: CO. WATERFORD, FENNOR, HOUSE
Date: 1881
Nature: New teacher's cottage to be built for Rev. J. Dowley, PP. Contractor: Crotty (£150).
Refs: IB 23, 1 Aug 1881, 233

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, KILLUSTY, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1881-1882
Nature: New church for Archdeacon Thomas H. Kinane, Fethard. Builder: James Newstead, Fermoy. Estimated cost: £2000.
Refs: Design for church 'in progress' exh. RHA 1882, no. 638; Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882 (no. 625); IB 23, 1 Jun 1881, 176; 32, 1 Mar 1890, 57,59(illus.); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 99-100, Fig. 7:1

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, CHURCH OF ST CARTHAGH (RC)
Date: 1881-1892
Nature: New church, for Very Rev. Patrick Byrne. North Italian Romanesque. FS laid Oct 1881.  Carried out in two phases, 1st (from 1881) comprising tower, nave, aisles & transepts, 2nd (from 1884) comprising chancel, chapels & sacristy.  Builders: A. Redmond, Wexford (1st phase) and D. Creedon, Fermoy (2nd phase). Carving in nave arcade and chancel by J.A. O'Connell, Cork.   Stained glass by Cox & Buckley, lONDON & Youghal. Consecrated 22 Sep 1916.
Refs: IB 23, 1 Aug,15 Oct 1881, 233,297; 25, 1 Aug 1883, 247; 26, 1 Oct 1884, 287; 34, 15 Apr 1892, 90,91(illus.); 42, 15 Apr 1900, 330(illus.),336(illus.); 58, 30 Sep 1916, 491; designs exh. at RHA 1880, no. 501, 1882, no. 652, 1896, no. 425, 1897, no. 498, also at Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882 (no. 638).Irish Exhibition in London, 1888, no. 346 (where church is described as 'completed'); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 41-48,104-5, Figs. 4:1-9,8:9-10

Building: CO. LIMERICK, TEMPLEBREDIN (PALLASGREEN), CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1882
Nature: New. For Fr. Michael Ryan, PP. Tender of James Newstead, Fermoy, for £3,000, accepted 'subject to modifications'.
Refs: IB 24, 1 Oct 1882, 292; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 102-103, Figs. 7:3,3a

Building: CO. WATERFORD, KILGOBNET, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1883
Nature: Reconstruction, for Father R. O'Gorman.
Refs: Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 117-120, Fig. 7:16-17

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNHILL, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1883-84
Nature: New church, for Rev. John Dowley.
Refs: Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 117,121-123, Figs.7:21a-c.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, ABBEY OF ST FRANCIS
Date: 1883-86
Nature: Restoration, retaining tower of old church. Roofs of nave & aisles made same height.  Lancets in N wall of old choir placed in N aisle of new church. For Rev. J.B. Cooney. Builder: John Delany. Church opened 1Aug 1886 & dedicated 27 Oct 1886.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1886, no. 557;  drawing of abbey 'restored 1886' exh. Irish Exhibition in London, 1888, no. 351; undated exterior perspective by WGD in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/13;  IB 26, 1 Sep 1884, 265; 27, 1 Jan,1 Apr 1885, 9(illus.),105(illus.); 28, 1 Nov 1886, 300; W.P. Butler, History of Clonmel (1907), 301; design exh. RHA 1886, no. 557;  JRSAI 19 (1909), 252-254;  Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 105-108, Fig, 7:6-9;  exterior illus. in Seán O'Donnell, Clonmel 1840-1900: anatomy of an Irish town (1999), between pp. 118 and 119

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, PRESENTATION CONVENT
Date: 1884
Nature: Improvements to chapel. Cost £3,306.9s.6d. Builder: Creedon.
Refs: William Fraher, Dungarvan: an Architectural Inventory (Dungarvan Museum Society, 1983), 30

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, BELVEDERE
Date: 1884
Nature: Terrace balustrade on garden front, for Charles Brinsley Marlay.
Refs: Plan, detail and elevation, s. & d. Walter G. Doolin, 7 Jul 1884, in Mullingar Library (half-size photocopy in Jones File D71)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, COOLFIN (CLONMEL), HOUSE
Date: 1884
Nature: New house.
Refs: Design exh. Irish Exhibition of Arts & Manufactures, Dublin, 1882 (no. 622); IB 26, 1 Oct 1884, 291

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, FETHARD, CONVENT
Date: 1885
Nature: Completion of convent, 1885. Chapel. Builder: Sisk.
Refs: IB 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Building: CO. TYRONE, BARONSCOURT, CHURCH (CI)
Date: 1885p
Nature: Monument to 1st Duke of Abercorn (d.1885) in form of large Celtic cross 'by Walter G. Doolin'
Refs: Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 136;  illus. in Claude Costegalde & Brian Walker, The Church of Ireland: an illustrated history (2013),164.

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLORGLIN, CHURCH OF ST JAMES (RC)
Date: 1886-88
Nature: WGD wins competition for church, convent and presbytery, 1886. FS laid 6 Sep 1888. Opened 3 May 1891.  Builder: Daniel Devlin. Spire not built.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1886, no. 567, and Irish Exhibition in London, 1888, no. 347 (where church is described as 'in progress'); IB 29, 1 Feb,1 Jun 1887, 33(illus.),161(illus.); 30, 1 Jun,15 Sep 1888, 145,231; 32, 1 Sep 1890, 207(illus.),209; Architect 33, 19 Apr 1886, 220; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 49-56, Figs.4:11-16;  Terence Houlihan & Billy Browne, eds., Saint James and Father Tom:  A Saint and his Priest (Fr Tom Lawlor Memorial Committee, n.d.). 10-17(illus.), 49-80(illus.).

Building: CO. CARLOW, KILQUIGGAN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1887
Nature: Tenders sought.
Refs: IB 29, 1 Nov 1887, I.

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, COLLEGE ROAD, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1887
Nature: Entrant in limited competition. Result of competition delayed because of death of Very Rev William Hayden, PP. (Church built 1896-9 to designs by S.F. Hynes)
Refs: Design(?) in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/9;  IB 29, 1 Mar 1887, 61(illus.); design exh. RHA 1887, no. 485; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 48-49, Fig. 4:10 (but Thomas P. Kennedy, 'Church Building', History of Irish Catholicism, Vol. 5 (1970), 30, gives church to WGD)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, WESTERN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1887-1890
Nature: Successful competition entrant for design of RC chapel. Contractor: P. Dwyer, Clonmel (£2134).
Refs: IB 29, 1 Oct 1887, I; 30, 1 Aug 1888, 204 and advertisement;  Architect 40, 27 Jul 1888, suppl. p.1; 21 Sep 1888, suppl. p.2;  Eamonn Lonergan, St Luke's Hospital, Clonmel,1834-1984 (1984?), 34(illus.), 35--37;  Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 113-114, Fig. 7:13

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL (NEAR), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1888a
Nature: Completed by 1888. Killusty?
Refs: Design for completed 'Mountain Chapel near Clonmel' exh.by WGD at Irish Exhibition in London, 1888, no. 350.-

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, FATHER MATHEW QUAY, CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY (RC, CAPUCHIN)
Date: 1889
Nature: WGD wins limited competition for completion of front but design of D.J. Coakley executed.
Refs: IB 31, 1 Aug 1889, 194; 32, 1 Jul 1890, 155,157(illus.); B 57, 20 Jul 1889, 45; 48, 7 Apr 1906, 261; Architect 42, 19 Jul 1889, 39, 13 Sep 1889, supplement, p.1; design exh. RHA 1890, no. 509; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 108-110, Fig. 7:10

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCHANT'S QUAY, ADAM & EVE'S CHURCH (RC, FRANCISCAN)
Date: 1889
Nature: Decoration. Executed by Wm. Martin, Son & Co., St Stephen's Gn.
Refs: IB 31, ? ? 1889, 2667

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BALLYBRICKEN, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1889ca
Nature: -
Refs: B of I files, citing Architect?

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, BALLYBRICKEN, PAROCHIAL HALL
Date: 1889ca
Nature: -
Refs: B of I files,citing Architect?

Building: CO. WATERFORD, CLASHMORE, CHURCH OF ST MOCHUA (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: Re-roofing and alterations. £1,003.
Refs: Architect 43, 30 May 1890, suppl. p.1; 44, 8 Aug 1890, suppl. p.7.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, AHERLOW, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1890
Nature: Alts. & repairs, including new roof & W. front.
Refs: IB 32, 15 Jun 1890, 147;  Architect 43, 20 Jun 1890, suppl. p.1.

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, CHAPEL STREET, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1890-1901
Nature: E. English design, selected in limited competition. To replace church by J.J. O'Callaghan started circa 1876 but abandoned incomplete and unroofed soon after it had been begun. For Rev. Jas. Magee. First sod turned 8 (or 2?) Mar 1897. Opened 6 Oct 1901. £9000. Contractor: John B. Healy, Tralee.
Refs: Exterior perspective with pencil notes in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/20;  IAA, PKS 0692, B18/34, B19/49, A08 (Jul,1901; repairs after storm damage); designs exh. RHA 1892, no. 486, 1901, no. 307 (high altar); IB 34,1 Jun 1892, 123,126(illus.); 39, 15 Feb,15 Mar 1897, 42,61; 41, 1 Nov 1899, 169; 42, 1 Jan,1 Dec 1900, 228(illus.),556,560(illus.); 43, 16 Jan,13 Feb,6 Jun,26 Sep 1901, 599,637,752,872; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1021; B 72, 13 Mar 1897, 257; 81, 26 Oct 1901, 370; 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296;  Tuam Herald, 16 Jan,13 Mar 1897;  PKS Bills of Quantities, Book 18, 852, Book 19, 656,828,830; PKS Bundle 6(24-36); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 76-79, Fig. 6:1-3

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, FRIAR STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (RC)
Date: 1890-91
Nature: High altar. For Very Rev Dean Kinane. Gift of Michael Ryan, Cashel. Executed by P.J. O'Neill & Co, Gt Brunswick St, Dublin.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1890, no. 500; IB 33, 1 Jan 1891, 5(illus.),12; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 100-101, Fig. 7:2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CHURCH STREET, FATHER MATHEW MEMORIAL HALL
Date: 1890;1900-01
Nature: New hall.  Opened by Archbishop Walsh, 25 Jan 1891. Builder, Joseph Kelly & Son, Thomas St. New wing, 1900-1902, builder, Pat Hanway. (Fibrous plaster proscenium arch (1909) by John Ryan, Upper Abbey St to design of A. Scott of Wm. Connolly & Son, O'Connell St.)
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1891, no. 494, 1896, no. 433; IB 32, 15 Feb,15 Apr,1 May 1890, 47,92,93(illus.),102; 42, 1 Aug,1 Sep 1900, 444,474; 43, 30 Jan 1901, 607; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1020(?or 1026);  Irish Times, 26 JaN 1891;  B 60, 7 Feb 1891, 114; 111-112; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, Fig.7:12; information on proscenium arch from Emmeline Henderson, Historic Heart of Dublin, citing Father Mathew Centenary (or Father Mathew Union?) 30th Annual Report and Statement of Accounts;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 251-2.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, FRIAR STREET, CHURCH OF ST JOHN THE BAPTIST (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: Marble pulpit for Very Rev. Thomas H. Kinane. Renaissance style. Gift of James O'Connor, Mount Cashel, Clapham. Executed by E. Sharp.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Jun 1892, 124; Freeman's Journal, 1 Jun 1892 (quoted in E. Sharp's publicity brochure of 1920s, 80); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 101-102

Building: CO. CARLOW, LEIGHLINBRIDGE, CHURCH OF ST LAZERIAN (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: Adds. (new chancel, sacristy & side chapels) & alts. for Rev. James Connolly, PP. Contractor: Morrison Bros, Bagnalstown, £1475.
Refs: IB 34, 1,15 Apr,1 Jun 1892, 86,98,124,129; Architect 47, 8 Apr 1892, suppl. p.12, & 20 May 1892, suppl. p. 13; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 115-116, Figs. 7:14-17

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BORRISOLEIGH, CHURCH OF ATHE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1892
Nature: FS laid 17 Jul 1892. Builder: Thomas Williams, Borrisoleigh. Cost circa £5000.
Refs: IB 34, 1 Apr,1 May,1 Aug 1892, 86,108,167(illus.),169; Architect 47, 6 May 1902, suppl. p.14; design exh. RHA 1893, no. 444; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 102-103, Figs. 7:4,5

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, ST FLANNAN STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1892-1906
Nature: New church to replace church of 1841. WGD winner of competition (Assessor: Thomas Drew). For Very Rev. Dean Patrick White, PP. £40,000.  FS laid, 2 Oct 1892.  Dedicated, Aug 1896.  Builder: John Sisk, Cork. Consecrated 14 Oct 1906.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Apr,15 May 1893, 87,122; 36, 1,15 Aug,15 Dec 1894, 180,190,279,283(illus.); 37, 1 Feb,1 Jul 1895, 33(illus.),41,161,165(illus.); 44, 24 Apr 1902, 1114,1126(illus.); 48, 20 Oct 1906, 850; Jubilee Number (1909), 64; 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729; B 64, ? Apr 1893, 287; 71, 29 Aug,12 Dec 1896, 178,492(illus.); 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296; 91, 24 Nov 1906, 608; designs exh. at RHA 1894, nos. 346,448, 1897, no. 502, 1901, no. 300; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 57-69, Figs. 5:1-7;  illus. in illus. in Building a Business: 150 Years of the Sisk Group, ed. by Madeleine Lyons (Dublin:  Associated Editions, 2009), 10.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, TOWN HALL & MARKET HOUSE
Date: 1893
Nature: Competition entrant..
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1893, no. 447; IB 38, 1 Aug 1896, 158 (or 159?),164(illus.); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, Fig. 7:27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT, HOUSES
Date: 1893
Nature: Cottages on Pembroke Estate, for Mrs J.P. Doyle. Contractor: Johnson, £1054.
Refs: IB 35, 15 Apr 1893, 97

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CARRICK-ON-SUIR, CONVENT (FRANCISCAN)
Date: 1894
Nature: New convent to be erected at Franciscan church.
Refs: IB 36, 15 Jun 1894, 138

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, CHURCH OF SS MARY & MICHAEL (RC)
Date: 1894-1902
Nature: New Early English church to seat 1,200 persons built on old Franciscan foundation. With R.M. Butler. FS laid 29 Sep 1895. Builder: Andrew Cullen, New Ross. £25000. High altar, side altar, communion rail, altar steps, ex. by Edmund Sharp, 1901, £2000. Carving throughout church executed by J.A. O'Connell, St Patrick's Works, Cork..
Refs: Printed testimonial from Canon Michael Kavanagh in IAA, ButlerCollection, Acc. 85/107; see also IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 11;  Wicklow Newsletter, 3 Feb 1794; IB 36, 15 Apr,1 Oct 1894, 97,229; 37, 15 May,15 Sep 1895, 131,218; 43, 30 Jan,27 Mar,10 Apr,15 May,5 Dec 1901, 607,677(illus.),?,966; 44, 30 Jan,9 Oct 1902, 1021,1440(illus. in supplement); B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296; 83, 4 Oct 1902, 303; Building News 83, 10 Oct 1902, 505; designs exh. at RHA 1901, no. 306, 1903, no. 237 (Doolin, Butler & Donnelly); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 69-75, Figs. 5:11-15;  Churches of the Diocese of Ferns (Booklink, 2004), 105(illus.).

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, NATIONAL SCHOOL (CONVENT OF MERCY)
Date: 1894-95
Nature: New.
Refs: New.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, NATIONAL SCHOOL (CONVENT OF MERCY)
Date: 1894-95
Nature: Contractor: Cullen. £1687.19s.
Refs: IB 36, 15 Jun 1894, 138; 37, 15 Jan 1895, 27

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COWPER STREET, ST GABRIEL'S NATIONAL SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: 1894-95
Nature: Assisted by R.M. Butler. Opened 10 Sep 1895. Builder: Meade & Son. £4000. (Casey gives design to Butler.)
Refs: Designs exh, RHA 1894, no. 444, 1896, no. 426; printed testimonial from J.A. Burke, PP, in IAA, Butler papers, Acc. 85/107; IB 36, 15 Jun 1894, 139,144; 37, 15 Sep 1895, 219; B 69, 14 Sep 1895, 191; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 124-125, Fig. 7:22,22a;  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005),270

Building: CO. LOUTH, DROGHEDA, WEST STREET, NO. 013 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1894-96
Nature: New. Builder: Frank Gogerty. Clerk of Works: Devlin.(Replaced converted Imperial Hotel? See IB 19, 1 Sep 1877, 263)
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 5;  IB 36, 1 Oct 1894, 229; 38, 1 Apr 1896, 77; 42, 15 Sep 1900, 486; Christine Casey & Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North Leinster (1993), 244.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUGHRIM STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY OR ST GABRIEL (RC)
Date: 1895
Nature: New organ gallery screens.
Refs: IB 37, 15 May 1895, 131

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUGHRIM STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY OR ST GABRIEL (RC)
Date: 1895
Nature: New pulpit, gift of Mrs Maria Donnelly. Executed by John Earley, Camden Street.
Refs: IB 37, 15 Mar 1895, 80

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HADDINGTON ROAD, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1895
Nature: WGD entrant in competition to design of Canon Lee Memorial Tower and new façade (modified version of Holy Trinity Cork, competition entry).
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1895, no. 487; IB 37, 15 Aug 1895, 197,199(illus.); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 110-111,125-126, Fig. 7:24

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HADDINGTON ROAD, NO. 063F (ST MARY'S NATIONAL SCHOOLS)
Date: 1895
Nature: Alts. & adds. Builder: James Kiernan, Talbot St, £536.
Refs: IB 37, 15 May 1895, 131; B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DRANGAN, CURATE'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1896
Nature: For Rev. C.F. Ryan. Builder: C. Cahill, Callan (Klk)
Refs: IB 38, 1 Aug 1896, 161; B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296

Building: CO. KERRY, CASTLEMAINE, CHURCH OF ST CARTHAGE (RC)
Date: 1896-1900
Nature: Begun 1897. Completed 1900. Builder: John B. Healy, Tralee. £2,350. For Rev. James Counihan, PP. Sandstone, limestone and red marble all from contractor's own quarries.
Refs: IB 38, 15 Aug,1 Dec 1896, 170,171(illus.),250; 39, 1 Jan 1897, 5,9; 42, 15 Apr 1900, 334; B 71, 12 Dec 1896, 496; 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 126, fig. 7:25

Building: ENGLAND, ALNWICK (NORTHUMBERLAND), CONVENT OF THE SISTERS OF MERCY (RC)
Date: 1897
Nature: High altar for convent chapel, designed by WGD and executed by Edmund Sharp, Great Brunswick St.
Refs: Irish Times, 5 Jun 1897;  photograph inscribed 'High altar, Alnwick, Northumberland; W.G. Doolin, architect' in Album 1 of the Doolin, Butler & Donnelly file in IAA; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, Fig. 2:1

Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, SALLINS ROAD, CHURCH OF OUR LADY & ST DAVID (RC)
Date: 1897
Nature: Proposed works at same?
Refs: Survey sketches by R.M. Butler, July 1897, in IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 11.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, ABBEY STREET, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1897-1903
Nature: New church, with Patrick J. Kilgallin..
Refs: Discover Ireland, http://www.discoverireland.com/us/ireland-things-to-see-and-do/listings/product/?fid=FI_16444 (last visited Apr 2009) (reference from Andrew Regan)

Building: CO. CORK, CHARLEVILLE, CHURCH OF THE HOLY CROSS (RC)
Date: 1898
Nature: Proposed new church.
Refs: Designs exh. RHA 1898, nos. 441,466

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DUNASKEA (DUNDRUM), CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1898-1901
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 40, 15 Feb 1898, 28; 43, 16 Jan 1901, 602; B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONAKENNY, CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1899
Nature: Free Romanesque. Consecrated 18 Jun 1899. Builder: John Sisk.
Refs: IB 41, 15 Jun,1,15 Jul 1899, 64,75,82(illus.); IB 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729; B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 126, fig. 7:26

Building: CO. KERRY, CLOGHANE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1900
Nature: Completed early in 1900. Builder: John B. Healy, Tralee.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Apr 1900, 334.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS' MONASTERY
Date: 1900
Nature: Renovation of chapel.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 323

Building: CO. KERRY, KILGARVAN, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1900
Nature: -
Refs: IB 38, 1 Jul 1896, 144; 42, 15 Aug 1900, 448,452(illus.); Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, Fig. 7:28

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, HIGH HILL, AUGUSTINIAN PRIORY
Date: 1900
Nature: New cut stone entrance porch & additions.
Refs: IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 324

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, SCHOOL FOR GIRLS
Date: 1900
Nature: Nearing completion. Contractor: D. Hayes, Fermoy. £10,000.
Refs: 'Suggestion for Roscommon Schools' and 'Interview with Superioress', 1896, in IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 11;   IB 42, 15 Sep 1900, 486

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FENIAN STREET, NO. 028-30 (BROWNE & NOLAN PRINTING WORKS)
Date: 1900
Nature: -
Refs: IB 42, 1 Apr 1900, 327

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TRINITY STREET, INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPER CO.
Date: 1900
Nature: Alts. Builder: P. Hanway.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jan 1900, 243

Building: CO. ANTRIM, BELFAST, CRUMLIN ROAD (ARDOYNE), HOLY CROSS CHURCH (RC) & MONASTERY
Date: 1900
Nature: New Romanesque church 'based on the style of the Lombardic churches of Northern Italy'. First sod turned, Mar 1900. FS laid 17 Jun 1900. Builder: James Henry & Sons, Crumlin Rd, Belfast. Dedicated 18 May (Whit Sunday) 1902.
Refs: Perspective view by 'A.C.F.' in Butler Collection, IAA (repr. in Drawings from the Irish Architectural Archive, no. 35); views of interior & exterior exh. RHA 1901, nos. 290,311; IB 42, 15 Jan,15 Feb,1 Mar,15 Mar,1 Jul,1 Dec 1900, 242,286,293,308,402,556,560(illus.); 43, 16 Jan 1901, 599; 44, 22 May 1902, 1264;  Irish Times, 19 May 1900;  B 78, 30 Jun 1900, 650; 82, 22 Mar,24 May 1902, 296,524; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 79-98, Fig. 6:6-15,8:6a,b.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCHANT'S QUAY, NO. 001-7 (FRANCISCAN FRIARY)
Date: 1900-1901
Nature: Builder: Thos. Mackey. £14,000. Completed by Jan 1902.
Refs: IB 42, 15 Jul,15 Aug 1900, 422,458; 44, 30 Jan 1902, 1020; B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 112

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CLONMEL, CHRISTIAN BROTHERS HIGH SCHOOL
Date: 1900;1901
Nature: Opened 1900. Builder: P. Costen, Waterford. New science wing proposed, 1901.
Refs: Undated perspective by Fred Core in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/1;  IB 42, 1 Feb,1 Mar,15 Jul,15 Sep 1900, 261,292,294(illus.),422,483; 43, 4 Jul 1901, 783; design exh. RHA 1901, no. 293; Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, Figs. 7:22,23

Building: CO. KERRY, DINGLE, SCHOOL
Date: 1901
Nature: For Sisters of Mercy.
Refs: IB 43, 10 Apr 1901, 687

Building: CO. LOUTH, OMEATH, CONVENT
Date: 1901
Nature: New convent, novitiate, chapel & detached tower. For Insitute of Charity (Rosminians).
Refs: IB 43, 20 Jun 1901, 768; design exh. RHA 1903, no. 229 (Doolin, Butler & Donnelly)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, CASTLEKNOCK, ST VINCENT'S COLLEGE
Date: 1901
Nature: Alts. & adds. Builder: James Kiernan.
Refs: IB 43, 27 Mar,8 May 1901, 672,719

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HENRIETTA STREET?, TENEMENT HOUSES
Date: 1901
Nature: Proposal for improvement.
Refs: IB 43, 10 Apr 1901, 686; see Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 138, for ref. in Doolin notebooks to tenement houses in Henrietta St. and letter on this subject by - Kelly to Irish Times, 1 Apr 1901.

Building: CO. MAYO, WESTPORT, TOWN HALL
Date: 1901-03
Nature: Remodelling, with large concert hall. Opened June 1903.
Refs: Survey sketches, Nov. 1901, in IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 13;  IB 43, 5 Dec 1901, 962; 44, 16 Jan,20 Nov 1902, 1010,1492; 45, 18 Jun 1903, 1830

Building: CO. WATERFORD, DUNGARVAN, CHURCH OF ST AUGUSTINE (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Extension & improvements.
Refs: IB 43, 30 Jan 1902, 1026

Building: CO. KILDARE, MOONE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: High altar.
Refs: 36, 15 Jul 1894, 168

Building: CO. OFFALY, FRANKFORD, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: Belfry.
Refs: B 82, 22 Mar 1902, 296

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, TEMPLEMORE, CONVENT SCHOOL
Date: ?
Nature: -
Refs: IB 63, 5 Nov 1921, 729

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, TEACHER'S HOUSE
Date: ?
Nature: New.
Refs: Estimate (in R.M. Butler's hand?) in IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook ?.

Author Title Date Details
Crookes, Gearoid 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)' 1987 Unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987. (Copy in IAA).
Delany, Joseph Francis A Memoir of Walter Glynn Doolin ? Pamphlet, referred to in R.J. Hodges, Cork and County Cork in the Twentieth Century (1911), 188.