Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Civil engineer, of Dublin and Co. Wicklow. Patrick Joseph Foley is described as a nephew of Patrick Foley, Roman Catholic Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin.(1) He studied engineering at University College, Dublin, and obtained the BE degree from the Royal University of Ireland in 1915.(2) By 1922 he had been appointed an assistant county surveyor for Co. Wicklow,(3) a position which he held until 1956 or later.(4)

Foley was also engaged in private practice in Dublin. In about 1919 he formed a partnership with the architect JAMES WILLIAM O'SULLIVAN JAMES WILLIAM O'SULLIVAN , which, as FOLEY & O'SULLIVAN FOLEY & O'SULLIVAN , appears to have lasted until circa 1932. Foley continued to practise on his own in Dublin until at least 1940. His name appears in Thom's Directory until 1948.

ICEI: elected associate member, 2 Apr 1917;(5) still a member in 1929, but no longer listed by 1933.

Addresses: 35 Exchequer Street, 1919-1922;(6) Grafton Chambers, 102-103 Grafton Street, 1922-1933;(7) 32 Lower Abbey St, 1933-1948.(8)
Home: Old Leighlin House, Leighlinbridge, <=1917->=1922;(9) Tournant House, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, 1930;(10) Dunlavin, 1946.

See WORKS. See also FOLEY & O'SULLIVAN. FOLEY & O'SULLIVAN.



References



(1) IB 80, 22 Jan 1938, 52.
(2) University College Dublin: Register of Graduates (1946), 67.
(3) Thom's Directory (1922), 1301.
(4) Thom's Directory (1956), 644; not named in 1960 Directory.
(5) TICEI 43 (1916-17),188.
(6) IB 61, 6 Dec 1919, 563; 64, 12 Aug 1922, 553.
(7) IB 64, 30 Dec 1922, 904; 75, 22 Apr 1933, 344.
(8) IB 75, 3 Jun 1933, 478; Thom's Directory (1948).
(9) TICEI 43 (1916-17), list of members; 47/48 (1920-22), list of members.
(10) Thom's Directory (1930).
(11) See note 1, above.


25 work entries listed in chronological order for FOLEY, PATRICK JOSEPH


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Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1927
Nature: Tenders invited for reconstruction & additions, for Board of Health.
Refs: IB 69, 11 Jun 1927, 437

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, TOWN HALL
Date: 1927a
Nature: New town hall, nearly complete in Feb 1827. Contractor: McSweeney, Portarlington.
Refs: IB 69, 5 Feb 1927, 86

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1929
Nature: Gate lodge & entrance.
Refs: IB 71, 23 Nov 1929, 1057

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BLESSINGTON, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1929;1936
Nature: -
Refs: IB 71, 22 Jun 1929, 584; 78, 25 Jan 1936, 74

Building: CO. WICKLOW, TEMPLEBODEN, CEMETERY
Date: 1932
Nature: Works in connection with same.
Refs: IB 74, 16 Jul 1932, 660

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILCULLEN, TOWN HALL
Date: 1932
Nature: -
Refs: IB 74, 31 Dec 1932, 1165

Building: CO. KILDARE, RATHCOFFEY (CLANE), CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out alts. & adds., for Rev. J.L. Kehoe.
Refs: IB 75, 3 Jun 1933, 478

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DUNLAVIN, CEMETERY
Date: 1933
Nature: Walls, gate piers, path for new burial ground.
Refs: IB 75, 22 Apr,16 Dec 1933, 344,1086

Building: CO. OFFALY, RAHEEN, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1933-1835
Nature: New. Gothic church, for Rev. Luke Byrne, PP.  Opened Mar 1835. Builder: McSweeney, Portarlington.
Refs: IB 75, 8 Apr 1933, 294; 76, 28 Jul 1934, 641;  John McEvoy, ed., The Churches of Kildare and Leighlin 2000 AD (Strasbourg: Editions du Signe, 2000), 85(illus.)

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ROUNDWOOD, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1934
Nature: Improvement.
Refs: IB 76, 6 Oct 1934, 868

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDOWN, TUBERCULOSIS INSTITUTE (INSTITUTION?)
Date: 1934
Nature: Boundary wall and gate piers. (Is this really County Sanatorium, Rathdrum?)
Refs: IB 76, 16 Jun 1934, 518

Building: CO. LAOIS, BALLYLYNAN, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1934
Nature: -
Refs: IB 76, 19 May 1934, 438

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1934
Nature: Sanitary annexe &c.; 20 windows; alts. & imps. at offices; repairs costing £18,588.7s.?
Refs: IB 73, 6 Jun 1931, 520; 74, 9 Apr 1932, 348; 76, 14 Jul,20 Oct 1934, 602,914; 79, 17 Apr 1937, 361(this ref. may be to Co. Hospital, Wicklow)

Building: CO. OFFALY, BALLINAGAR, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1934-1937?
Nature: Renovation.
Refs: IB 76, 24 Feb 1934, 158;  John McEvoy, ed., The Churches of Kildare and Leighlin 2000 AD (Strasbourg: Editions du Signe, 2000), 85(illus.).


Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, SEWERAGE
Date: 1935
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 77, 19 Oct 1935, 965

Building: CO. DUBLIN, GORMANSTOWN, CHURCH OF ST JOSEPH (RC)
Date: 1935
Nature: Repairs.
Refs: IB 77, 15 Jun 1935, 530

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, NATIONAL SCHOOL
Date: 1935-38
Nature: New Christian Brothers primary school. Contractor: Thomas Thompson & Co., Carlow.
Refs: IB 77, 1 Jun 1935, 481,488; 78, 14 Nov 1938, 1039; 80, 22 Jan 1938, 52

Building: CO. WICKLOW, HOUSES
Date: 1937
Nature: Labourers' cottages, for Board of Health.
Refs: IB 79, 21 Aug 1937, 758

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALLYKNOCKAN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1937
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 79, 27 Nov 1937, 1057

Building: CO. WICKLOW, MONALINE, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1937
Nature: -
Refs: IB 79, 24 Jul 1937, 674

Building: CO. WICKLOW, RATHDRUM, WATER MAIN
Date: 1938
Nature: Water main to Avondale House.
Refs: IB 80, 17 Sep 1938, 794

Building: CO. WICKLOW, LACKAN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1939
Nature: -
Refs: IB 81, 18 Feb 1939, 156

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, SEWERAGE
Date: 1939
Nature: Repairs & other incidental work.
Refs: IB 81, 9 Dec 1939, 999

Building: CO. WICKLOW, DUNLAVIN, WATER SUPPLY
Date: 1940
Nature: Extension.
Refs: IB 82, 4 Sep 1940, 574

Building: CO. WICKLOW, ROUNDWOOD, SEWERAGE
Date: 1940
Nature: -
Refs: IB 82, 11 May 1940, 324