Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architectural partnership, of Dublin, formed between JOSEPH VINCENT DOWNES  JOSEPH VINCENT DOWNES and FELIX BERNARD MEEHAN  FELIX BERNARD MEEHAN in 1944. In 1949 HARRY STANLEY ROBSON  HARRY STANLEY ROBSON joined the partnership, which became Downes, Meehan & Robson. The firm practised from 53 Fitzwilliam Square until 1955, when it moved to 37 Leeson Park.(1)

See WORKS, for works of the practice up till the death of Downes in 1967; see also works of JOSEPH VINCENT DOWNES. JOSEPH VINCENT DOWNES.



References



(1) IB 97, 16 Jul 1955, 739


71 work entries listed in chronological order for DOWNES & MEEHAN


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Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RINGSEND, DUBLIN UNITED TRAMWAYS CO. GARAGE
Date: 1939-41
Nature: New omnibus garage,. Contractor: G. & T. Crampton (£34,394.10s.).
Refs: Ruth McManus, Crampton Built (Dublin: G. & T. Crampton, 2008), 146,147(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DARDISTOWN, HOUSE
Date: 1946
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 88, 15 Jun 1946, 343(illus.)

Building: CO. WEXFORD, NEW ROSS, CHARLESTON HILL, HOUSES (049)
Date: 1946-47
Nature: -
Refs: IB 88, 2 Nov 1946, 722; 89, 11,25 Jan,26 Jul 1947, 26,66,556; 90, 6,20 Mar 1948, 190,224

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, VICTORIA QUAY, CORK MILLING CO.
Date: 1947
Nature: Extension to offices.
Refs: IB 89, 18 Oct 1947, 782

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1947
Nature: Additional offices on 2nd floor of terminal building.
Refs: IB 89, 3 May 1947, 332;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 69.


Building: CO. CAVAN, KILNACROTT, HOLY TRINITY PRIORY
Date: 1948
Nature: 3-storey block. Cruciform church not executed as funds ran out.
Refs: Plan and photograph of model in RIAI Yearbook 1948, 12-13;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 489.

Building: ENGLAND, LONDON, REGENT STREET, AER LINGUS OFFICE
Date: 1948
Nature: -
Refs: AJ 108, 14 Oct 1948, 355

Building: CO. WESTMEATH, ATHLONE, ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: 110 Kv switching and transformer station.
Refs: IB 91, 3,17 Sep 1949, 830,872

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CAMDEN ROW, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: 38 Kv, for ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 30 Apr 1949, 414

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GLASNEVIN, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 20 Aug 1949, 778

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, JERVIS STREET, HOSPITAL, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 20 Aug 1949, 778

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOREHAMPTON ROAD, ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION
Date: 1949
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 91, 20 Aug 1949, 778

Building: CO. DONEGAL, ROSSNOWLAGH, FRANCISCAN FRIARY
Date: 1950
Nature: U-shaped 2-storey range of buldings with chapel on N side.
Refs: Illus. in Architectural Survey 1953, 21, and Architectural Survey 1954, 21; Alistair Rowan, The Buildings of Ireland: North West Ulster (1979), 479

Building: CO. GALWAY, GALWAY, NEWTOWNSMITH, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD OFFICES
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts.& extension.
Refs: IB 92, 23 Dec 1950, 1392

Building: CO. CLARE, ARDNACRUSHA, SHANNON HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts. & ext. to switchgear building in power station complex.
Refs: IB 92, 10 Jun 1950, 606

Building: CO. WATERFORD, WATERFORD, ELECTRIC CONTROL BUILDINGS
Date: 1950
Nature: For ESB
Refs: IB 92, 8,22 Jul 1950, 718,776

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, ELECTRIC POWER STATION
Date: 1950
Nature: 110 Kv, for ESB
Refs: IB 92, 10 Jun 1950, 606

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO.036 (INSURANCE CORPORATION OF IRELAND)
Date: 1950
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 92, 1 Apr 1950, 328

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HOWTH, HOUSE
Date: 1950
Nature: Extension for W. Reville.
Refs: IB 92, 4 Mar 1950, 224

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARROWBONE LANE, TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1950
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 92, 1 Apr 1950, 378

Building: CO. KILKENNY, JOHNSTOWN, VOCATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1950-1955
Nature: New. Contractor: Hayes & Hayes.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0296, 0542; IB 93, 28 Apr,12 May 1951, 456,514

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 020-22 (GRESHAM HOTEL)
Date: 1950;1951
Nature: 5-storey bedroom extension over ballroom, 1950; staff cloakrooms, 1951.
Refs: IB 92, 16 Sep,23 Dec 1950, 998,1380(illus.); 93, 1 Sep 1951, 910

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EAST WALL ROAD, ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1951
Nature: For ESB.
Refs: IB 93, 20 Jan,17 Feb 1951, 90,196

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, CEANCHOR ROAD (HOWTH), EARL'S CLIFF
Date: 1951
Nature: Bungalow.
Refs: IB 93, 23 Jun 1951, 662

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, GROGAN'S ROAD, COUNTY CLINIC
Date: 1953
Nature: -
Refs: IB 95, 10 Oct 1953, 1066

Building: CO. KILKENNY, MULLINAVAT, DISPENSARY & RESIDENCE
Date: 1953
Nature: -
Refs: IB 95, 4 Jul 1953, 704

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ELLIS'S PLACE, BOYS' CLUB
Date: 1953
Nature: For Castleknock College Union.
Refs: IB 95, 10 Oct 1953, 1059

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ELM PARK, ST VINCENT'S HOSPITAL
Date: 1953-1963
Nature: New.
Refs: IB 93, 10 Oct 1953, 1059; 97, 2 Jul,8 Oct,19 Nov 1955, 691,1059,1197; 98, 11 Feb 1956, 111; 101, 2,30 May,13 Jun 1959, 313,387,427; 105, 31 Aug,14 Sep,23 Nov 1963, 681,710,919

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, DUBLIN ROAD, DISTRICT LUNATIC ASYLUM (ST CANICE'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1953-54
Nature: Alts. & extension, new dining hall & kitchen; house.
Refs: IB 95, 14 Mar 1953, 274; 96, 13 Mar 1954, 265

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, KILCREENE, ORTHOPAEDIC HOSPITAL
Date: 1953-55
Nature: New hospital on site of Kilcreene House (demolished). FS laid 1955.
Refs: IB 95, 19 Dec 1953, 1338; 96, 16 Jan 1954, 71

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 020-22 (GRESHAM HOTEL)
Date: 1953;1956;1958
Nature: Alts. & new lift shaft; alts. to ballroom servery; proscenium lighting; boiler house.
Refs: IB 95, 24 Oct 1953, 1108; 98, 24 Mar,3 Nov 1956, 263,1007; 100, 15 Nov 1958, 843

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SIBYL HILL ROAD (CLONTARF), ST PAUL'S COLLEGE
Date: 1953;1957
Nature: New school for 500 opened 1953; assembly hall and chapel, 1957
Refs: IB 95, 24 Oct 1953, 1101; 99, 10 Aug 1957, 637; Architectural Survey 1954, 19(illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TOWNSEND STREET, NO. 165
Date: 1953;1957
Nature: Reconstruction, for Dublin Illustrating Co. Ltd.; extesnion, 1957.
Refs: IB 95, 14 Feb 1953, 171; 99, 15 Jun 1957, 473

Building: CO. DUBLIN, BLACKROCK, SISTERS OF CHARITY CONVENT & SCHOOL
Date: 1953a
Nature: -
Refs: Architectural Survey 1953, 20

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 013 (LIMERICK STEAMSHIP CO.)
Date: 1954
Nature: Office.
Refs: IB 96, 13 Mar 1954, 263

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, STEPHEN STREET, COUNTY CLINIC
Date: 1955
Nature: -
Refs: IB 97, 16 Jul 1955, 753

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, LEESON PARK, NO. 037
Date: 1955
Nature: Addition at rere to accommodate own office.
Refs: IB 97, 12 Mar 1955, 253

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHANDON PARK (PHIBSBOROUGH), SHANDON PARK MILLS (WM. BLAKE)
Date: 1955
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 97, 8 Oct 1955, 1049

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, CHARLETON HILL, HOUSES (020)
Date: 1956
Nature: -
Refs: IB 98, 16 Jun 1956, 563

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EARL STREET SOUTH, NO. 030 (J.WATSON & CO.)
Date: 1956
Nature: Loading bay.
Refs: IB 98, 6 Oct 1956, 925

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNTJOY SQUARE, NO. 041
Date: 1956
Nature: Factory at rere, for H. Golding.
Refs: IB 98, 10 Mar 1956, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOUNTJOY SQUARE, NO. 041
Date: 1956
Nature: Factory at rere.
Refs: IB 98, 10 Mar 1956, 209

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, COOLOCK, BOYS' SCHOOL
Date: 1956-57
Nature: -
Refs: IB 98, 6 Oct 1956, 925; 99 2 Nov 1957, 895

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, SHREWSBURY ROAD, CHESTER BEATTY LIBRARY
Date: 1957
Nature: Bedroom extension for Sir Alfred Chester Beatty.
Refs: IB 99, 1 Jun 1957, 427

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, WESTMORELAND STREET, NO. 013 (SHANNON TRAVEL LTD)
Date: 1957
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 99, 9 Feb 1957, 89

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, FIRE STATION
Date: 1958
Nature: -
Refs: IB 100, 6 Sep 1958, 657

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 042 (AER LINGUS)
Date: 1958
Nature: Alts.
Refs: IB 100, 12 Jul 1958, 509

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 041 (RICHMOND INSTITUTION FOR THE BLIND)
Date: 1958
Nature: Alts, for Aer Lingus.
Refs: IB 100, 28 Jun 1958, 467

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PHOENIX PARK, ZOO
Date: 1958a
Nature: Elephant house.
Refs: Illus. in Architectural Survey 1958, 38

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, D'OLIER STREET, NO.017 (MICHAEL WALSH TRAVEL LTD)
Date: 1959
Nature: New offices.
Refs: IB 101, 21 Mar 1959, 197

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAME STREET, NO. 033-34 (INSURANCE CORPORATION OF IRELAND)
Date: 1959
Nature: New offices for Insurance Corporation of Ireland.
Refs: IB 101, 13 Jun,22 Aug 1959, 429,609

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLE STREET NORTH, NO. 013-15 (CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL)
Date: 1959
Nature: Speech therapy unit.
Refs: IB 101, 28 Nov 1959, 885

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, EAST WALL ROAD, ST JOSEPH'S GIRLS' & INFANTS' SCHOOL
Date: 1959-1961
Nature: 2-storey.
Refs: IB 101, 13 Jun 1959, 427; 102, 19 Mar 1960, 208; 103, 23 Dec 1961, 1017

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MESPIL ROAD, NO. 040-43 (IRISH LIFE ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1959-1962
Nature: New 5-storey block. Designed by Harry Robson. Builder: Sisk. (Demolished 2002)
Refs: IB 101, 14,28 Nov 1959, 858,885; 102, 17 Sep 1960, 695; 104, 10,24 Nov,22 Dec 1962, 862,897(illus.),963(illus.); illus. Architectural Survey 1964, 14-15

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, O'CONNELL STREET UPPER, NO. 020-22 (GRESHAM HOTEL)
Date: 1959-61
Nature: Extension on O'Connell St.
Refs: IB 101, 27 Jun 1959, 457; 103, 19 Aug 1961, 653.

Building: CO. CORK?, NEWMARKET, ELECTRIC POWER STATION
Date: 1960
Nature: -
Refs: IB 102, 5 Mar 1960, 149

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD LOWER, NO. 286 (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD SHOWROOM)
Date: 1960
Nature: -
Refs: IB 102, 12 Nov 1960, 851

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, TEMPLEOGUE, SPRINGFIELD ESTATE, HOUSES
Date: 1961
Nature: Houses at sites 47/48 and 51/54.
Refs: IB 103, 16 Sep 1961, 733

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE
Date: 1961-62
Nature: Science buildings. Designed by Harry Robson.
Refs: IB 103, 9,23 Dec 1961, 1003,1017; 104, 3,17 Feb,8 Dec 1962, 102,121,926(illus.); 106, 10 Oct 1964, 773; Architectural Survey 1966, 36(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RATHMINES ROAD LOWER, NO. 224 & 228 (MUNSTER & LEINSTER BANK)
Date: 1961-63
Nature: -
Refs: IB 103, 16 Sep 1961, 733; 104, 20 Jan 1962, 49; 105, 8 Jun 1963, 443

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1961a
Nature: Jet hangar.
Refs: Architectural Survey 1961, 38(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MILLTOWN, GOLF CLUB
Date: 1961a
Nature: New golf club house.
Refs: Architectural Survey 1961, 28

Building: CO. CLARE, SHANNON AIRPORT, HOUSES (100)
Date: 1962
Nature: -
Refs: IB 104, 14 Apr 1962, 291

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, SCHOOL
Date: 1962
Nature: New 10 classroom school
Refs:

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1962
Nature: New maintenance base.
Refs: IB 104, 6 Jan 1962, 13

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HARCOURT STREET, RAILWAY STATION
Date: 1962
Nature: Alts. & adds. for Agricultural Credit Corporation
Refs: IB 104, 3 Feb 1962, 85

Building: CO. KILKENNY, KILKENNY, FRESHFORD ROAD, COUNTY HOSPITAL (ST LUKE'S GENERAL HOSPITAL)
Date: 1963
Nature: New nurses' home.
Refs: IB 105, 20 Jul 1963, 584

Building: CO. DUBLIN, COLLINSTOWN, DUBLIN AIRPORT
Date: 1963
Nature: Aer Lingus offices.
Refs: IB 1045 16 Mar 1963, 207

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MOLESWORTH STREET, NO. 025-27 (BUSWELL'S HOTEL)
Date: 1963
Nature: Addition.
Refs: IB 105, 30 Mar 1963, 233

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ST STEPHEN'S GREEN, NO. 074-76
Date: 1964
Nature: Office building.
Refs: IB 106, 20 Jun 1964, 485

Building: CO. DUBLIN, STILLORGAN ROAD, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE BELFIELD CAMPUS
Date: 1964
Nature: Central boiler house.
Refs: IB 106, 15 Feb 1964, 119