Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Amateur architect. William Richey Bailey, son of Robert Bailey and a native of Co. Antrim, was admitted to Trinity College, Dublin, in July 1837 at the age of nineteen. He obtained a BA degree in 1847, an MA in 1850, and DD in 1865.(1) He was rector of Clogher, Co. Tyrone, from 1874-1885. He is described in a history of Clogher cathedral as 'a skilled musician and architect, who carved the Cathedral Stalls and restored with his own hands the Cathedral stairway'.(2)



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(1) G.D. Burtchaell & T.U. Sadleir, eds., Alumni Dublinenses (1935), I, 32.
(2) St Macartan's Cathedral 5th C-1960, ?.


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Building: CO. TYRONE, CLOGHER, CATHEDRAL OF ST MACARTAN (CI)
Date: 1880ca
Nature: Choir stall carving, restoration of stairway
Refs: St McCartan's Cathedral 5th C - 1960