Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of 12 Dawson Street, Dublin, formed in June 1902 after the death of WALTER GLYNN DOOLIN  WALTER GLYNN DOOLIN between the latter's junior partner, RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER , and JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY  JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY of Omagh, Co. Tyrone.(1) After about five years Donnelly left the practice, which by April 1908 was operating as DOOLIN & BUTLER. DOOLIN & BUTLER. (2) Butler dropped the name Doolin circa 1915 and subsequently used his own name only. Pupils and assistants in the office included RICHARD CYRIL KEEFE.  RICHARD CYRIL KEEFE.

See WORKS. See also works of RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER  RUDOLF MAXIMILIAN BUTLER and JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY. JAMES LOUIS DONNELLY.



References



(1) IB 43, 19 Jun 1902, 1283.
(2) Gearoid Crookes, 'The Career and Architectural Works of Walter G. Doolin (1850-1902)', unpublished M.A. thesis, University College Dublin, 1987, 141, states that the partnership ended in 1907; it had certainly done so by April 1908 (IB 50, 4 Apr 1908, 222); although the IAA list of members for the session 1909-1910 still has the two men at the same address.


69 work entries listed in chronological order for DOOLIN, BUTLER & DONNELLY


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Building: CO. MONAGHAN, MONAGHAN, HOUSE
Date: 1902
Nature: Alts. to residence of Mr Lardner.
Refs: IB 44, 18 Dec 1902, 1524; 45, 1 Jan 1903, 1540

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, COUNTY HOSPITAL
Date: 1902
Nature: Improvement of accommodation, consumptive wards.
Refs: IB 44, 28 Aug 1902, 1384

Building: CO. MAYO, TOURMAKEADY, PRESBYTERY
Date: 1902
Nature: To be built.
Refs: IB 44, 25 Sep 1902, 1422

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, SION HILL, ST CATHERINE'S DOMINICAN CONVENT
Date: 1902
Nature: Alterations.
Refs: IB 44, 14 Aug 1902, 1368

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ANNE STREET SOUTH, NO. 030 (BEVERLY SMYTH)
Date: 1902
Nature: Alterations
Refs: IB 43, 28 Aug 1902, 1382

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUGHRIM STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY OR ST GABRIEL (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Enlargement, for Very Rev. J.A. Burke, PP. Contr: James Donovan. Subject of arbitration 1906-7.
Refs: Watercolour elevation, showing proposed reconstuction of altar, &c. in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/10.1/37; IB 43, 27 Mar 1901, 677; 44, 22 May,5,5,19 Jun,17 Jul,6 Nov,4 Dec 1902, 1262,1274,1283,1334,1474,1500,1508(illus.); 48, 14 Jul 1906, ?; 49, 9 Feb,13 Jul 1907, 98,486; RHA 1903, no. 233

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUGHRIM STREET, ST GABRIEL'S PRESBYTERY
Date: 1902
Nature: For Very Rev. J.A. Burke, PP.
Refs: IB 43, 22 May,5,19 Jun 1902, 1262,1274,1283; 44, 15 Jan 1903, supplement(illus.); RHA 1903, no. 238.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COWPER STREET, ST GABRIEL'S NATIONAL SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: 1902
Nature: Additions, for the Very Rev. J.A. Burke.. Builder: Kevin Toole (£385).
Refs: IB 44, 10 Apr,22 May,5,19 Jun,17 Jul 1902, 1106,1262,1274,1283,1334; Clonliffe College Archive, MS p1/2

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHGAR ROAD, NO. 009 (P. GRAY)
Date: 1902
Nature: Alts. & imps. Builder: W.P. Collins, North King St.
Refs: IB 44, 14 Aug 1902, 1370

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SANDYMOUNT, HOUSES (002)
Date: 1902
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 44, 6,20 Nov,4 Dec 1902, 1474,1490,1504

Building: CO. TYRONE, AUGHNACLOY, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1902-04
Nature: New church. Contr: Robert Cullen, Portadown.
Refs: IB 44, 6,20 Nov,4 Dec 1902, 1472,1486,1504; 45, 18 Jun 1903, 1814(illus.),1822,1828 & supplement(illus.),1830(illus.); 46, 12 Mar 1904, 158; B 86, 5 Mar 1904, 260; RHA 1904, no. 296, 310; Irish International Exhibition, Dublin, 1907, no.377; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 115

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: 1903
Nature: For Mgr. Byrne, Dean of Armagh.
Refs: IB 45, 8,22 Oct 1903, 2018,2052

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENTIES, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1903
Nature: Proposed new church. Unexecuted.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 16; IB 45, 8 Oct 1903, 2018

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, ROSCOMMON, ST MARY'S CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1903
Nature: New wing. Builder: Daniel Hayes, Fermoy.
Refs: IB 45, 2 Jul 1903, 1854

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, MARKET STREET, PREMISES
Date: 1903
Nature: Alts. & imps. for Henry Owens, Beragh.
Refs: IB 45, 9 Apr 1903, 1686

Building: CO. LOUTH, OMEATH, MONASTERY OF INSTITUTE OF CHARITY (ROSMINIAN)
Date: 1903
Nature: For Fathers of Charity
Refs: Pencil perspective in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/4; RHA 1903, no. 229 (Doolin, Butler & Donnelly).

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, PRESENTATION CONVENT INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1903
Nature: New laundry.
Refs: IB 45, 26 Mar,23 Apr 1903, 1658,1710

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GEORGE'S STREET SOUTH GREAT, SOUTH CITY MARKETS, NO. 030-33 (MCCABE'S)
Date: 1903
Nature: Alts. to premises.
Refs: IB 45, 8 Oct 1903, 2018

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MERCHANT'S QUAY, ADAM & EVE'S CHURCH (RC, FRANCISCAN)
Date: 1903
Nature: New high altar. Executed by Edmund Sharp, Dublin, for Rev. Father Clery.
Refs: IB 45, 2 Jul 1903, 1854; E. Sharp's publicity booklet (1920s), 10

Building: CO. DONEGAL, KILCAR, CHURCH OF ST CARTHA (RC)
Date: 1903-044
Nature: New church in Romanesque style, seating 1,200, for Father McNelis. Builder: W.J. Campbell & Son, Belfast. FS laid 4 Oct 1903. Dedicated 4 Sep 1904.
Refs: Watercolour perspective of exterior with pencil notes in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/19;  IB 45, 12 Feb,26 Feb,26 Mar,7 May,10 Sep,22 Oct 1903, 1596,1618,1678,1736,1740(illus.),1754,1960,2050; 46, 10 Sep 1904, 584; B 84, 21 Feb 1903, 208; 87, 10 Sep 1904, 277; RHA 1904, no. 267,309 (Doolin, Butler & Donnelly); Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 391 (illus.); Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 326

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLIFDEN, CURATE'S HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: New.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 5;  IB 46, 8 Oct 1904, 674

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLIFDEN, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: New pulpit, reredos & confessionals.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 5; IB 46, 8 Oct 1904, 674.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CLOONFAD, CURATE'S RESIDENCE
Date: 1904
Nature: Adds. & alts.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook  18;  IB 46, 31 Dec 1904, 894

Building: CO. LIMERICK, SHANAGOLDEN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Proposed new church.
Refs: IB 46, 30 Jul 1904, 490

Building: CO. DONEGAL, GLENCOLUMBKILLE, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Church to be remodelled.
Refs: IB 46, 26 Mar 1904, 190

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ARDARA, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb 1904, 122

Building: CO. DONEGAL, FALCARRAGH, HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: New residence for John McDonald, MD
Refs: IB 46, 27 Feb,23 Apr,7 May 1904, 122,254,286

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, BROOK STREET, LORETO CONVENT & SCHOOLS
Date: 1904
Nature: New wing to convent. Tender of John McCaul. (£911) accepted
Refs: IB 46, 16 Jan,23 Apr,7,21 May,18 Jun 1904, 22,254,286,310,394

Building: CO. SLIGO, COLLOONEY, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1904
Nature: New, for Rev. E.H. Connington.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 18;  IB 46, 3 Dec 1904, 826; 47, 11,25 Feb 1905, 98,134

Building: ENGLAND, LONDON, HIGHGATE, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: High altar. Sculptor: Edmund Sharp
Refs: Undated watercolour perspective view by Fred Core in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/2;   IB 46, 18 Jun 1904, 370(illus.); RHA 1904, no. 299; watercolour perspective by Fred Core in IAA, 85/107.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, AUGHRIM STREET, CHURCH OF THE HOLY FAMILY OR ST GABRIEL (RC)
Date: 1904
Nature: Alts. & adds. to pulpit & altars.
Refs: Undated watercolour elevation in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/3;  IB 46, 18 Jun 1904, 394

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENCULLEN, HOUSES (012)
Date: 1904
Nature: 12 labourers'cottages, for Rathdown Union.
Refs: IB 46, 23 Apr 1904, 254

Building: CO. GALWAY, CLIFDEN, CONVENT OF MERCY
Date: 1904
Nature: Proposed alts. to chapel, refectory, &c.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 5.

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1904-05
Nature: Reconstruction of old chapel into additional accommodation. Builder: J. Robinson, Capsie, Omagh.
Refs: IB 46, 30 Jul,19 Nov,3 Dec 1904, 490,786,826; 47, 9 Sep 1905, 634

Building: SCOTLAND, GLASGOW, ABERCROMBY STREET, CHURCH OF ST MARY (RC)
Date: 1904-05
Nature: Reconstruction.
Refs: Watercolour perspective of interior in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/8; see also Notebook 15 in same collection;  RHA 1904, no. 297,308 (Doolin, Butler & Donnelly); IB 47, 26 Aug 1905, 588,602(illus.)

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, BALLINLOUGH, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1904-1905
Nature: To be built.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 18;  IB 46, 30 Jul,31 Dec 1904, 490,894

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, DUNASKEA (DUNDRUM), CHURCH OF ST BRIGID (RC)
Date: 1904;1907
Nature: Proposed completion of tower. Boundary walls, gate piers, stable &c.
Refs: IB 46, 7 May 1904, 286; 49, 18 May 1907, 369

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, CHAPEL STREET, CHURCH OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1905
Nature: New piers and bases around church and parochial house.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 19;  IB 47, 3 Jun 1905, 386

Building: CO. MAYO, BALLYCARRAGH, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1905
Nature: Repairs to roof, &c.
Refs: IB 47, 12 Aug 1905, 562

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1905
Nature: Enlargement of RC chapel (new gallery).
Refs: IB 47, 28 Jan,15 Jul,12 Aug 1905, 75,494,552

Building: CO. TYRONE, FINTONA, ECCLES ARMS HOTEL
Date: 1905
Nature: Alts. & adds.
Refs: IB 47, 26 Aug 1905, 594

Building: CO. TYRONE, DUNGANNON, CATHOLIC HALL
Date: 1905
Nature: For Mgr. Byrne, Dean of Armagh. Contr: Robert Cullen, Portadown
Refs: IB 43, 18 Dec 1902, 1504(or1524?); 45, 8,22 Oct 1903, 2018,2052; 47, 20 May 1905, 350

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NORTH WALL QUAY, NO. 001
Date: 1905
Nature: Rebuilding premises of 'Mr J. Haigney' (i.e. Thomas Heagney?)
Refs: IB 47, 4 Nov 1905, 790

Building: CO. MAYO, MULRANNY, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1905-06
Nature: New. Builder: P.J. Gilmartin, Ballina.
Refs: IB 47, 11,25 Feb,11 Mar 1905, 98,134,177; 48, 13 Jan,6 Oct 1906, 30,808

Building: CO. MAYO, MULRANNY, CHURCH OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION (RC)
Date: 1905-06
Nature: Irish Romanesque. Builder: P.J. Gilmartin, Ballina. Dedicated 1906.
Refs: IB 47, 11,25 Feb,11 Mar 1905, 98,134,177; 48, 13 Jan,6 Oct 1906, 30,808; Mayo News, 30 Dec 1905(illus.)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, PAROCHIAL HOUSE
Date: 1905-06
Nature: New presbytery for Very Rev. Canon Kavanagh. Builder: Andrew Cullen, New Ross. £3300.
Refs: Watercolour perspective of exterior in IAA, Butler Collection, 85/107.1/11; IB 47, 20 May 1905, 350; 48,10,24 Mar,21 Apr,5 May 1906, 209,211,242,301,360,373(illus.); RHA 1907, no. 366

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE BAR, NO. 014 (H. & G. SIMONDS)
Date: 1905-06
Nature: New stables. Builder: Wm. Beckett.
Refs: IB 47, 4 Nov 1905, 790; 48, 7 Apr 1906, 282

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1906
Nature: New sanitary system & mode of sewage disposal.
Refs: IB 48, 25 Aug 1906, 690

Building: CO. SLIGO, COLLOONEY, CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION (RC)
Date: 1906
Nature: Extensive repairs & renovation. Builder: Joseph Taaffe, Dublin.
Refs: IAA, Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 18;  IB 48, 25 Aug 1906, 688.

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, LEVINGTON PARK
Date: 1906
Nature: Alts. & adds. for Charles Levinge, JP. Builder: W.A. Coote, Longford.
Refs: IB 48, 20 Oct 1906, 850; 49, 26 Jan 1907, 62

Building: CO. WEXFORD, PALACE EAST, PALACE
Date: 1906
Nature: Extensive alts. & new hunting stables, for Capt. J.S. Dawson.(House demolished).
Refs: IB 48, 20 Oct 1906, 850; David Rowe & Eithne Scallan, Houses of Wexford(Ballinakella Press, 2004), no.806

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, NUTLEY LANE (MERRION), ELM PARK
Date: 1906
Nature: Alts to res of late Lady Ffrench.
Refs: IB 48, 15 Dec 1906, 1008

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, LA TOUCHE ESTATE, NEW ROAD
Date: 1906-08
Nature: Development, with roads & sewers. Contr: J.M. Harris
Refs: IB 50, 13,27 Jun 1908, 374,389

Building: CO. TYRONE, CALEDON, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1907
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new school, 1907.
Refs: B 92, 23 Feb 1907, 237; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 160

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, SHOW SOCIETY GROUNDS
Date: 1907
Nature: New enclosure round athletic track.
Refs: IB 49, 9 Feb 1907, 100

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, CATHEDRAL STREET, ST PATRICK'S DIOCESAN COLLEGE
Date: 1907
Nature: New wing about to be completed.
Refs: IB 49, 9 Feb,18 May 1907, 100,369,371

Building: CO. MAYO, CLAREMORRIS, ST MICHAEL'S CONVENT SCHOOLS
Date: 1907
Nature: Additions.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 14;  IB 49, 24 Aug 1907, 593

Building: CO. TYRONE, OMAGH, CHURCH STREET, CHURCH OF THE SACRED HEART (RC)
Date: 1907
Nature: Side altar, for Rt. Rev. Monsignor O'Doherty.
Refs: IB 49, 20 Apr 1907, 288

Building: CO. MAYO, BELMULLET, HOUSE
Date: 1907
Nature: Reconstruction and additions after fire.
Refs: IB 49, 4 May 1907, 324

Building: CO. MAYO, BONNICONLON (BALLINA), CHURCH OF ST BARNABAS (RC)
Date: 1907
Nature: Proposed reconstruction, new tower & belfry, for Rev. A. Callaghan.
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook ?;  IB 49, 18 May,1,15 Jun 1907, 358,390(illus.),434

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FINDLATER PLACE, NO. 011 & 12 (SACKVILLE PRESS)
Date: 1907
Nature: Rebuilding. Contractor: J. & P. Good.
Refs: IB 49, 7 Sep 1907, 629

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GLENCULLEN, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1907
Nature: New Carnegie libraries in Glencullen & Sandyford. Built and opened 1907.
Refs: IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 153-4(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, SANDYFORD, ENNISKERRY ROAD, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1907
Nature: New Carnegie libraries in Glencullen & Sandyford. Built and opened 1907. For Rathdown No. 1 UDC.
Refs: IB 49, 12 Jan 1907, 24; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 230-231(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ECCLES STREET, NO. 013-25 (DOMINICAN COLLEGE)
Date: 1907-1909
Nature: Chapel, with refectory beneath, and dormitories. (Demolished.)
Refs: IAA Butler Collection, Acc. 85/107, Notebook 5;  IB 49, 15 Jun,21 Sep 1907, 409,661; 51, 13 Nov 1909, 714,720(illus.); B ?, 5 Jan 1917, ?;AJ 53, 6 Apr 1921, 413(illus.); RHA 1910, no. 46; Building News 97, 2 Jul 1909, 33

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GREYSTONES, MILL ROAD, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1907-1910
Nature: New neo-Georgian Carnegie library on site given by Trustees of Burnaby estate. Tenders invited Mar 1908. Opened 17 Jun 1912.  Contr: Harris. (Extended in 1940s.)
Refs: IB 49, 10 Aug 1907, 562; 50, 22 Feb,21 Mar,4 Apr 1908, 109(illus.),181,197,214; 51, 11 Dec 1909, 787; Wicklow Newsletter, 29 Feb(illus.),14 Mar 1908, 5 Mar 1910, 8 Jun 1912;  Freeman's Journal, 14 Mar 1908; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998),159-161(illus.).

Building: CO. KERRY, KILLORGLIN, PUBLIC LIBRARY
Date: 1908-09
Nature: New Carnegie library, opened 25 Mar 1909. For Killarney RDC. Builder: Patrick Murphy, Tralee.
Refs: IB 50, 22 Feb,4 Apr,27 Jun 1908, 117,222,389; Brendan Grimes, Irish Carnegie Libraries: a catalogue and architectural history (1998), 172-175(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COWPER STREET, ST GABRIEL'S NATIONAL SCHOOLS (RC)
Date: 1908-09
Nature: New girls' school for 275 pupils to be built from designs of RMB.
Refs: IB 50, 4 Apr 1908, 213; 51, 20 Mar 1909, 160

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Date: 1909
Nature: Plans for proposed new intermediate school, for De La Salle Brothers.
Refs: Freeman's Journal, 24 Sep 1909.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, BOURNEA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: ?
Nature: For Fr. M.B. Curry.
Refs: Building News 96, 8 Jan 1909, 67