Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer of Ennis, Co. Clare. According to the 1911 census, Richard Dowling was born in Co. Clare in 1881 or 1882.(1)   He was a son of an assistant surveyor for the county, Richard Dowling of Ballynacally, and a brother of FRANCIS DOWLING.& FRANCIS DOWLING.& #160; The earliest reference to him in the building journals is in 1911.(2)   By 1930 he had formed a partnership with E.T. AIKEN, as DOWLING & DOWLING & amp; AIKEN, which lasted at least until 1934.(3)   By 1939 the practice had became DOWLING & DOWLING & amp; CO; as such it was still extant in 1963.(4)   Dowling, like his father, was also an assistant county surveyor for Co. Clare. He appears to have died or retired in 1948 as he disappears from the list of assistant county surveyors for Co. Clare and from the directory of Ennis architects and engineers in Thom's Directory Ireland after that year.

Address: Knocksaggart townland, Ballynacally, Co. Clare, 1911;  1 Bindon Street, Ennis.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise attributed is from the obituary of Francis Dowling in the Clare Champion, 2 Feb 1944 (courtesy of Brendan O'Donoghe.

(1) But www.familysearch.org. records a Richard Dowling, son of Richard Dowling and Anne Cusack, who was born in Co. Clare on 25 Nov 1879.
(2) IA & C 1, 18 Feb 1911, 47.
(3) IB 72, 24 May 1930, 479; 76, 1 Dec 1934, 1050.
(4) IB 81, 9 Dec 1939, 999; 105, 22 Jun 1963, 497.


10 work entries listed in chronological order for DOWLING, RICHARD [2]


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Building: CO. CLARE, KILDYSART, SHOP & RESTAURANT
Date: 1911
Nature: New
Refs: IA & C 1, 18 Feb 1911, 47

Building: CO. CLARE, LABASHEDA, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1913
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 55, 19 Jul 1913, 476

Building: CO. CLARE, LISSYCASEY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1924
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 66, 6 Sep 1924, 781

Building: CO. CLARE, SCARIFF, DREWSBOROUGH, HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 66, 31 May 1924, 490

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNISTYMON, TOWN HALL
Date: 1925
Nature: New
Refs: IB 67, 7 Mar 1925, 190

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, ABBEY STREET, QUEEN'S HOTEL
Date: 1925-26
Nature: RD supervises extension & renovation. Builder: James Daly, Ennis.
Refs: IB 67, 31 Oct 1925, 893; 68, 15 May 1926, 394

Building: CO. CLARE, KILMIHILL, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1926
Nature: Extensive structural improvments.
Refs: IB 68, 10 Jul 1926, 546

Building: CO. CLARE, KILRUSH, DISTRICT & FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1928
Nature: Reconstruction work.
Refs: IB 70, 9 Jun,13 Oct,24 Nov 1928, 504,896,1004

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, EDENVALE, COUNTY SANATORIUM
Date: 1932;1936
Nature: Alterations; mortuary, 1936.
Refs: IB 74, 22 Oct 1932, 952; 78, 12 Dec 1936, 1133

Building: CO. CLARE, KILDYSART, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: By 'Mr Dowling'.
Refs: IB 80, 5 Feb 1938, 114