Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Builder and architect, of Limerick. Joseph Fogerty is probably the Joseph Fogarty (sic), son of Joseph and Eleanor Fogarty, who was christened at St Mary's Cathedral, Limerick on 9 March 1806.(1) He was born into a family of builders which was operating from John's Square in 1824 and from Newtown Pery by 1840.(2) His son Robert's obituarist notes that Joseph Fogerty 'united the practice of architecture with that of building…and carried on an extensive and lucrative practice'.(3) In June 1841, according to Maurice Lenihan's History of Limerick, 'Mr Joseph Fogerty, an enterprising citizen, after having taken down a circus which he had built in Queen Street, built a theatre - the present Theatre Royal - in Henry Street, on a piece of ground which he took from the Earl of Limerick'.(4) He also built a house for himself, and, facing the lane to the rear, a row of smaller houses.(5) In the 1870s Fogerty took his son ROBERT FOGERTY  ROBERT FOGERTY into partnership, practising from Henry Street(6) as JOSEPH FOGERTY & SON JOSEPH FOGERTY & SON ,(7) until his death in 1887.(8)

Joseph Fogerty was the brother of JOHN FOGERTY [2]  JOHN FOGERTY [2] and the uncle of JOSEPH FOGERTY[2]  JOSEPH FOGERTY[2] and WILLIAM FOGERTY. A  WILLIAM FOGERTY. A younger son, George J. Fogerty, R.N., was a moving spirit in the Limerick Field Club and the North Munster Archaeological Society.

Addresses:(9) Catherine Street, Limerick, 1840; Henry Street, 1846; 10 Lower Mallow Street, 1856; Henry Street, 1867, 1870; (as Joseph Fogerty & Son) 1 Henry Street, 1875; Henry Street, 1877, 1879, 1884.

See WORKS; see also works of JOSEPH FOGERTY & SON. JOSEPH FOGERTY & SON.



References



(1) www.familysearch.org.
(2) Judith Hill, The Building of Limerick (1991), 118.
(3) IB 49, 13 Jul 1907, 487.
(4) p. 498n.
(5) See note 1, above.
(6) IB 19, 1 Dec 1877, 357.
(7) See note 3, above.
(8) B of I files, source not given.
(9) Information extracted from Limerick City directories by Michael Maguire, Limerick City Library.


5 work entries listed in chronological order for FOGERTY, JOSEPH [1]


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Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, CATHERINE STREET UPPER, CHURCH OF HOLY TRINITY (CI)
Date: 1834
Nature: New Classical church with pedimented Ionic portico erected in connection with Blind Asylum.. Opened 4 May 1834. Money raised in Ireland and England by Rev. Edward Newenham Hoare. Plaque in church attributes design to a Fogerty - ?Joseph.
Refs: Date from Maurice Lenihan, Limerick: its history & antiquities (1866), 684; information given by Knight of Glin to E.McP; David Lee & Debbie Jacobs, James Pain, architect (Limerick Civic Trust, 2005), 332(illus.)

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1841
Nature: Built by JF.
Refs: Maurice Lenihan, Limerick; its history & antiquities (1866), 498n.

Building: CO. CLARE, ENNIS, HARMONY ROW, PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Date: 1856
Nature: Consecrated 16 May 1856.
Refs: JRSAI 30 (1900), 441; William Garner, Ennis: Architectural Heritage (An Foras Forbatha, 1981), 15-16

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, HENRY STREET, THEATRE ROYAL
Date: 1867
Nature: Building being 'fitted up with great splendour by Mr Fogarty[sic], proprietor and architect' for banquet to the Mayor on 22 Feb..
Refs: Irish Times, 21 Feb 1867.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, QUEEN STREET, CIRCUS
Date: ?
Nature: Built by JF and taken down by him circa 1841.
Refs: Maurice Lenihan, Limerick; its history & antiquities (1866), 498n.