Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect and builder, of Lismore, Co. Waterford,(1) active circa 1815 until circa 1837. James Dwyer is listed as a builder in Lismore in Pigot & Co.'s City of Dublin and Hibernian Provincial Directory (1824), 294. His design for a gate at Lismore Castle, dated 1815, is in the National Library of Ireland.(1) There are a number of drawings by him in the Lismore Castle archives, dated between 1815 and 1837; these include survey drawings of Lismore Castle and Lismore Cathedral, and various plans and estimates for houses and farmhouses on the Duke of Devonshire's estates.(2)

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(1) According to his descendant Frederick O'Dwyer, Office of Public Works, oral tradition in his family has it that Dwyer came from Kilmoyler, Co. Tipperary, and that he was buried there.
(2) NLI PF 28.
(3) Photographs and photocopies in IAA.


4 work entries listed in chronological order for DWYER, JAMES *


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Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, CATHEDRAL OF ST CARTHAGE (CI)
Date: 1810ca
Nature: JD supervises remodelling by Richard Morrison.
Refs: Signed elevations and part plan in Lismore Castle archives (photocopy in IAA, ref. 47/13); The Architecture of Richard Morrison and William Vitruvius Morrison (IAA, 1989), 117.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE CASTLE
Date: 1815
Nature: Survey plans by JD for William Atkinson, Manchester. For 6th Duke of Devonshire..
Refs: Signed drawings, dated 15 Jun 1815, in Lismore Castle archives (IAA photocopy no. 01/01-02); plan and elevation of gateway in NLI, AD 2618.

Building: CO. WATERFORD, LISMORE, HOUSE
Date: 1823
Nature: For Mr S.Anderson.
Refs: Plans and front elevation in Lismore Castle archives (photocopy in IAA, ref. no. 01/02)

Building: CO. WATERFORD, TALLOW, BOG LANE, SCHOOLHOUSE (PROPOSED)
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed schoolhouse, for 6th Duke of Devonshire.
Refs: Unsigned rough plan and elevation of schoolhouse in Lismore Castle archives (IAA photocopy no. 40/01)