Dictionary of Irish Architects 1720 - 1940

Architect, of Dublin. Vincent Kelly, who was born in 1895, was a native of Trim, Co. Meath, and attended the Trim Model School, from which he won a scholarship to St Finian's College, Mullingar. (1) He studied under WILLIAM ALPHONSUS SCOTT  WILLIAM ALPHONSUS SCOTT at the newly-established School of Architecture at University College, Dublin, from which, in 1917, he was the first student to graduate.(2) By 1922 he had set up in independent practice in Lower Abbey Street. In 1931 he was appointed one of the three members of  the Irish Hospital Committee of Reference set up to advise on the allocation of funds from the recently established Hospitals Trust Sweepstake, and in 1933 was sent by the committee to study recent hospital design in Europe. He left Ireland in February 1933 and during a six-week tour visited fifty-two new hospitals in Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Holland, and Czechoslovakia.(3) Several local authority health boards - including those in Cos. Tipperary (North and South Ridings),Leitrim and Wicklow - chose him as architect for their proposed hospital improvement schemes, and in 1934 he was appointed consulting architect for Grangegorman mental hospital in Dublin. He also designed buildings for the Electricity Supply Board and for the New Ireland Assurance Co.(4) His pupils and assistants included DERMOT ST JOHN GOGARTY DERMOT ST JOHN GOGARTY , THOMAS FRANCIS INGLIS THOMAS FRANCIS INGLIS , FREDERICK M FREDERICK M acMANUS, Brendan O'Connor, JAMES MAUDE RICHARDS JAMES MAUDE RICHARDS , future editor of the Architectural Review, JAMES STANISLAUS JOSEPH WALL  JAMES STANISLAUS JOSEPH WALL and JOHN HENRY WATSON JOHN HENRY WATSON . Richards recalled him as he was in 1931: 'he was one of the most successful Dublin architects; not an outstanding designer - he would not have claimed to be so - but a good business man, a practical man who got on well with his colleagues and a man with well-established contacts in ecclesiastical and government circles. These served him well when the torrent of unlooked-for money descended on the hospitals.'(5) Kelly died in 1975, survived by his wife.

The Irish Architectural Archive holds three undated hospital designs by Kelly (Acc. 2001/165): a plan of the Co. Kildare Fever Hospital at Naas, a competition design for the Co. Louth Mental Hospital at Ardee, and a bird's-eye view of an unidentified tuberculosis hospital. It also holds a scrapbook of newspaper cuttings compiled by Kelly between May 1931 and January 1945 (Acc. 2009/100).

AAI: elected member, 1931; gave lecture, 'A tour of Continental Hospitals'. 20 February 1934;(6) vice-president, 1934-35; president, 1935-36 .
RIAI: student, 1919; member, 1922; fellow, 1932;(7) president, 1944-45.
RIBA: elected fellow, 1933.(8)

Addresses: 12 Market Street, Trim, Co. Meath, 1921; 32-33 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin, 1922; Manfield Chambers, 43-44 O'Connell Street Lower, 1924; 4 Grafton St, 1926-1928; 87 Merrion Square, 1929 until death.
Home:(9) L'Alvi Blance, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, 1933-1934; El Nedo, Brittas Bay, Co. Wicklow, 1937-1938; Bloomfield, Newcastle, Co. Wicklow, 1939; Tudor House, Dalkey, 1940->=1952.

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References

All information in this entry not otherwise accounted for is from S. Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 14, F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 18-19, and AAI and RIAI lists of officers and members.  A number of newspaper cuttings about Kelly's involvement with the Irish Hospital Committee of Reference are in the Vincent Kelly scrapbook in the IAA, Acc. 2009/100.  A drawing of Kelly by Sean O'Sullivan forms the frontispiece of the RIAI Year Book (1943 & 1944).  There are photographs of Kelly in the same scrapbook, in AAI Green Book (1936), frontispiece, S. Rothery, op. cit., above,, pl. 94, Irish Times, 21 Feb 1934, and 'Architecture Yesterday and Today', supplement to Irish Times, 21 Jun 1939, 28

(1) Unidentified newspaper article about Kelly's graduation with photograph, 1917, in newspaper cuttings album from RIAI, now in IAA, Acc. 80/51.
(2) Building News 113, 14 Nov 1917, 399; Annexe 3 (1981), 164.
(3) Irish Independent, 6 Apr 1933; Irish Press, 21 Feb,6 Apr 1933.
(4) Irish Times, Architectural Supplement, 21 Jun 1939, 28.
(5) J.M Richards, Memoirs of an Unjust Fella (1980), 76-77.
(6) Irish Times, 21 Feb 1934.
(7) JRIAI (1933), 8.
(8) Irish Press, 19 May 1933;  Irish Independent, 13 May 1933; RIBA Kalendar 1957-58, 313.
(9) From Thom's directories.


77 work entries listed in chronological order for KELLY, VINCENT


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Building: CO. LAOIS, ABBEYLEIX, CHURCH OF THE HOLY ROSARY (RC)
Date: 1920
Nature: Steeple.
Refs: 2 rolls of drawings, 1920, in IAA, Edward Cullen Collection, Acc. 2004/160 (not on public access).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ALBERT QUAY, CITY HALL (NEW)
Date: 1923
Nature: Commended entrant in competition won by Jones & Kelly. Assessor: Lucius O'Callaghan.
Refs: IB 65, 30 Jun 1923, 485

Building: CO. MEATH, IFFERNOCK HOUSE
Date: 1924
Nature: Alts., for Mr Reilly.
Refs: IB 66, 14 Jun 1924, 534

Building: CO. MEATH, SLANE, CHURCH OF ST PATRICK (RC)
Date: 1924
Nature: Repairs and alterations, mainly internal.
Refs: IB 66, 17 May 1924, 446

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FLEET STREET, NO. 001-7 (& BEDFORD ROW), ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1926-28
Nature: New building in International Modern manner, for Electricity Supply Board. Principal contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey.
Refs: Design exh. RHA 1930, no. 281; Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 396(illus.); Sean Rothery, Ireland and the New Architecture 1900-1940 (1991), 144,146(illus.);  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 20(illus.);  Christine Casey, The Buildings of Ireland: Dublin (2005), 438.


Building: CO. LOUTH, ARDEE, ST BRIGID'S MENTAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1929
Nature: Competition entrant.
Refs: Undated ground-floor plan in IAA, Acc. 2001/165

Building: CO. WICKLOW, GLENDALOUGH HOUSE
Date: 1929
Nature: Rebuilding.
Refs: IB 71, 16 Feb 1929, 156.

Building: CO. MAYO, CASTLEBAR, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1929
Nature: Proposed alts.
Refs: Signed and dated rawing in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.8

Building: CO. LAOIS, ABBEYLEIX, BRIGIDINE CONVENT
Date: 1929
Nature: Work at same.
Refs: 2 rolls of drawings, 1919, in IAA, Edward Cullen Collection, Acc. 2004/160 (not on public access).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MARROWBONE LANE, NO. 054-55 (SCRIBBANS BAKERY)
Date: 1929-1932
Nature: New bakery for Scribbans & Co.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009) , 21(illus.),22


Building: CO. LONGFORD, BALLYNARRY, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1930
Nature: Reconstruction. Tenders invited.
Refs: IB 72, 15 Feb 1930, 151

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MORNING STAR AVENUE, REGINA COELI HOSTEL FOR WOMEN
Date: 1930
Nature: Women's hostel for Regina Coeli Committee. Tenders sought.
Refs: Architect & Bulidng News124, 21 Feb 1930, 274

Building: CO. DUBLIN, MOUNT MERRION, HOUSE
Date: 1930
Nature: Designs exh. RHA.
Refs: RHA 1930, nos. 270,271

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ANGLESEA ROAD, HOUSE
Date: 1930s?
Nature: New house with L-shaped entrance hall opening onto kitchen and staircase. Large garden with pergola with drum-shaped columns.
Refs: 2 loose photographs (of hall and garden) in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. ROSCOMMON, CLOONFAD, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1931
Nature: New church.  Tenders invited Jum 1931.
Refs: Advertisement for tenders in Irish Times?, 6 Jun 1931, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, MANSION HOUSE, MODERN HOME EXHIBITION
Date: 1931
Nature: 'All Electric Home' exhibit designed by VK for Electricity Supply Board.
Refs: Newspaper cutting in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. MEATH, TRIM, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1931-32
Nature: For Meath County Council. Tenders sought.
Refs: Architect & Building News 125, 2,9 Jan 1931, 26,104;  newspaper advertisement for tenders for clearing ground, 11 Jun 1932, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1931-33
Nature: Scheme of 24 houses for UDC. Kelly submits bill to Longford Urban Council for £42.15s 'for work done in connection with the new housing scheme'.
Refs: Architect & Building News 127, 11 Sep 1931, 312Roscommon Herald, 11 Nov 1933

Building: CO. SLIGO, BALLINTOGHER, CHURCH OF ST TERESA (RC, KILLERY PARISH)
Date: 1931-33
Nature: New church. FS laid Sep 1931. Dedicated 31 Sep 1933. Stations of the Cross by D. Sullivan, Dublin.
Refs: Newspaper cutting with perspective view of church, 10 Oct 1931, and cutting with photograph from Irish Independent, 2 Oct 1933in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100;  illus. in
The Bell 4, no. 1 (April 1942), 34 (copy in IAA, RPC.96.5); .James MacNamee, History of the Dicoese of Ardagh (1954), ?; M.J. McDermott, Ireland's Architectural Heritage, 121

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, CAROLINE STREET, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD SHOWROOM
Date: 1931a
Nature: New single-storey showroom, with 2-storey office. Opened Sep 1931. Contractor: Meagher & Hayes. Ornamental ironwork by J. & C. McGloughlin, Dublin.
Refs: Newspaper cutting (with external and internal photographs) in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LAOIS, PORTLAOISE, PRESENTATION CONVENT SCHOOL
Date: 1931a
Nature: New school for Rt. Rev. Monsignor Murphy, manager. For 300 pupils. Cost £6,200.
Refs: Cutting from Irish Times, 15 Oct 1931 (with perspective view of school) in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, MILLTOWN, ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1931a
Nature: New. Principal contractor: James Beckett, Ltd. Plasterer: M. Creedon.
Refs: Loose llustrated leaflet in  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100;  Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 396 (illus.).

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FITZWILLIAM STREET LOWER, NO. 029-30 (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD)
Date: 1931a
Nature: New 3-bay, 3-storey offices.
Refs: Architect & Building News 126, 396(illus.).

Building: CO. KILDARE, CELBRIDGE ABBEY
Date: 1932
Nature: Alts. & adds.for Captain Gough of Lough Cutra Castle.
Refs: Newspaper cutting from Daily Express?,15 Sep 1931, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100IB 74, 13 Feb 1932, 161. 

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, BRIDGE STREET, NO. 009-10 (CALLANAN & CO.)
Date: 1932
Nature: New shop front. Builder: S. Phillips, Drumcondra.
Refs: IB 74, 13 Feb 1932, 161

Building: CO. MEATH, ATHLUMNEY, HOUSE
Date: 1932
Nature: Tenders invited for construction of same.
Refs: Advertisement from  Irish Times, 11 Jun 1932, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, PARK DRIVE (RANELAGH), ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: 1932
Nature: New transformer station 'in the Italian manner' for Electricity Supply Board.. Contractor: James Beckett, Ringsend.
Refs: Newspaper cutting, 7 Mar 1932, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, DRUMSHANBO, FRANCISCAN CONVENT
Date: 1932
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new wing.
Refs: Advertisements in Irish Independent and Irish Press, 2 Nov 1932,  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1932-33
Nature: New school in International Modern style.
Refs: Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 60(illus., from IB Apr 1936).


Building: CO. LEITRIM, MANORHAMILTON, COUNTY SURGICAL HOSPITAL & COUNTY HOME (PROPOSED)
Date: 1933
Nature: VK appointed architect. For Leitrim Board of Health but project abandoned.
Refs: Newspaper cuttings from Anglo Celt, 17 Jun 1933; Irish Times, 11 Jul 1933 Irish Press, 12 Jul 1933, Sligo Champion, 15 Jul 1939, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100;   F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 19

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, FEVER HOSPITAL (PROPOSED)
Date: 1933
Nature: Proposed new hospital for Tipperary North Riding Board of Health. Unexecuted.
Refs: Clonmel Nationalist, 19 Aug 1933;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 34,36(illus.).

Building: CO. LONGFORD, LONGFORD, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1933
Nature: Tenders invited for conversion of Mobilisation Store into Technical School, for Vocational Education Committee.
Refs: Advertisement in Irish Independent, 17? May 1933 in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRAFTON STREET, NO. 097-99 (W.J. KELLY)
Date: 1933
Nature: New premises for W.J. Kelly, men's outfitters. 5-storey, 5-bay facade of Ruabon rustic facing bricks with stone cornice and copings. 3 round-headed central windows carried up from first to third floor.  W.J. Kelly acted as his own contractor.
Refs: Irish Times, 16 Aug 1933 (illus), Irish Independent, 16 Aug 1933 ( in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, COUNTY BOOK REPOSITORY
Date: 1933
Nature: Advertisement for tenders for proposed additions to County Book Repository.
Refs: Advertisement in Irish Independent, 1 Sep 1933  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DORSET STREET LOWER, NO. 021-22 (NEW IRELAND BUILDINGS)
Date: 1933
Nature: New 4-storey block consisting of two offices and six flats developed by New Ireland Assurance Co. to include new branch.
Refs: Cuttings from Irish Times, 19 Oct 1933 (illus.) and Irish Independent , 19 Oct 1933 (illus.) in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, LIMERICK, ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD PREMISES
Date: 1933
Nature: New.
Refs: Loose photograph in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NENAGH, TYONE, GENERAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-1936
Nature: New hospital. VK prepares sketch plans, working drawings and specifications, 1933. Tenders invited Apr 1934. Opened, Sep 1936. Nurses' home at rear. Contractor (for nurses' home) Samuel Phillips, Dublin.
Refs: Clonmel Nationalist, 19 Aug 1933;  advertisement for tenders, 14 Apr 1934, articles from Irish Times, 31 Sep 1936 (illus.), 1 Oct 1936,  Irish Independent , 1 Oct 1936(illus.), Irish Press, 1 Oct 1936(illus.) and loose photograph of ward block, 1935, in IAA, in Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100   IB 78, 5 Sep 1936; ?(illus.); 81,  2 Sep 1939, 739(illus.),741(illus.);  F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 19,Pl. 94;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009) , 34-35(illus.).

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-34
Nature: VK prepares sketch plans for extensions and alterations.  Tenders invited Apr 1934. Tenders invited for demolition of old hospital buildings, Apr 1939.
Refs: Clonmel Nationalist, 19 Aug 1933;  advertisementsfor tenders, 14 Apr 1934, 22 Apr 1939, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, DAWSON STREET, NO. 012 (NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE CO.)
Date: 1933-34
Nature: New premises. First portion 'nearing completion' in Oct 1933. Opened early 1934?. Main contractors: Samuel Phillips, Drumcondra.
Refs: Cuttings from Irish Times, 19 Oct 1933((illus.),  Irish Press , 19 Oct 1933 and other illustrated cuttings  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 28(illus.).


Building: CO. KILDARE, NAAS, FEVER HOSPITAL
Date: 1933-38
Nature: New hospital for communicable diseases. Tenders invited, Apr 1935.  Opened Jul 1938. Resident architect: Emmet Humphreys, B.Arch. General contractors: Collen Bros., East Wall, Dublin.
Refs: Undated isometric plan in IAA, Acc. 2001/165;  advertisement for tenders, 1 Apr 1935, and photograph of building in Irish Independent, 28 Mar 1938, further photographs and account of opening, 6,20,21 Jul 1938, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100;   B ?, 16 Jun 1939, 1122(illus.); Irish Times, Architectural Supplement, 21 Jun 1939; Centenary Celebration of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Conference of The Royal Institute of British Architects 21st to 24th June 1939, 48(illus.);  F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 19,Pl. 94;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 34,36(illus.).

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, ?, NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE CO.
Date: 1933ca
Nature: New branch office designed by VK. Contractor: Samuel Phillips, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Refs: Cuttings from Irish Times, 19 Oct 1933,  Irish Press, 19 Oct 1933, and another unidentified cutting in in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. WEXFORD, WEXFORD, ?, NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE CO.
Date: 1933ca
Nature: New branch office designed by VK. Contractor: Samuel Phillips, Drumcondra, Dublin.
Refs: Cuttings from Irish Times, 19 Oct 1933,  Irish Press, 9 Oct 1933, and another unidentified cutting in  IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LOUTH, DUNDALK, ?, NEW IRELAND ASSURANCE CO.
Date: 1933ca
Nature: New branch office designed by VK.
Refs: Irish Times, 19 Oct 1933,  Irish Press , 19 Oct 1933.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FRANCIS STREET, NO. 135-138 (TIVOLI CINEMA)
Date: 1934
Nature: New? cinema, for J. J. Fagan. Contractor: McNally & Co.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0993

Building: CO. LEITRIM, FEARGLASS, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1934
Nature: New church with broken pediment on entrance gable, 5-bay nave, single bay chancel.
Refs: 2 loose photographs in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.IB 76, 27 Jan 1934, 70.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, FEARGLASS, CHURCH (RC)
Date: 1934
Nature: New church with broken pediment on entrance gable, 5-bay nave, single bay chancel.
Refs: 2 loose photographs in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.IB 76, 27 Jan 1934, 70.

Building: CO. LEITRIM, CARRICK-ON-SHANNON, COUNTY HOME
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for carrying out structural alterations, repairs, &c.
Refs: Advertisement  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. LIMERICK, ABBEYFEALE, CONVENT NATIONAL SCHOOLS
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting new nationalschools for Very Rev. Canon . Murphy, PP, VF.
Refs: Newspaper advertisement, 5 Nov 1934,  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.j

Building: CO. CARLOW, CARLOW, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1934
Nature: Tenders invited for alts. & adds., for Co. Carlow Vocational Education Committee.
Refs: Newspaper advertisement for tenders, 13 Dec 1934  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, CASHEL, OUR LADY'S HOSPITAL (FORMERLY COUNTY HOSPITAL)
Date: 1934-40
Nature: New hospital. 3-floor structure, built on the 'vertical system'. Tenders invited 20 Oct 1934. Tender of Farmer Bros., Nottingham Street, North Strand, Dublin (£60,799) accepted by South Tipperary Board of Health, Jan 1935. 'Nearing completion' Nov 1937. Opened, Jul 1940. Also new nurses' home.
Refs: Newspaper cuttings, 20 Oct 1934, 12 Jan 1935,  26 Nov 1937(illus.), Sep 1938, Apr 1939, 20 Jul 1940(illus.), in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.IB 79, 7 Aug 1937, 690-1; Irish Times, Architectural Supplement, 21 Jun 1939; Centenary Celebration of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Conference of The Royal Institute of British Architects 21st to 24th June 1939, 48(illus.); F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 19,Pl. 94;  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 34,36(illus.).

Building: CO. CAVAN, KILLESHANDRA, CONVENT OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Date: 1934?
Nature: Unbuilt? international-style design for new chapel and school wing, 1934?  According to Mulligan this wing was built.)
Refs: IAA, W.H. Byrne & Son drawings collection, Acc. 2006/142 (R. O'Donnell in B. of I. files gives date 1954, which wd. seem to be incorrect as WHB built chapel in 1947. Could this be a misreading for 1934?); Irish Times, Architectural Supplement, 21 Jun 1939;  Kevin V. Mulligan, The Buildings of Ireland: South Ulster (2013), 380.


Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, GRANGEGORMAN, MENTAL HOSPITAL (FORMER RICHMOND LUNATIC ASYLUM)
Date: 1934ca;1937-1940;1949
Nature: Extensions; 3 assistant medical officers' houses.  New nurses' home (with T.F. Inglis), opened 21 Aug 1940; alts.
Refs: Advertisement for quantity surveyors for structural adds. & alts.(Oct 1934), for contractors to build medical officers' houses (Sep 1935), for contractors to build nurses' home (Oct 1937), for contractors to carry out alts. (Mar 1938), photographs of opening ceremony, 22 Aug 1940, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100. IB 80, 19 Feb 1938, 131; 91, 11 Jun 1949, 550;  B 172, 6 Jun 1946, 556-7(illus.); 185, 11 Dec 1953, 920 (illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1935
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 8 2-storey houses for staff and houses for assistant medical officer and assistant farm manager; also farm buildings &c., at Turvey Donabate.
Refs: Newspaper advertisements Mar  & Sep 1935, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPEARY, KILLENAULE, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1935
Nature: Tenders invited for bulding new technical school.                                
Refs: Newspaper advertisement, 14 Sep 1935, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, ROYAL CINEMA
Date: 1935
Nature: New air-conditioned cinema in grounds of Royal Hotel, for Bray Cinema (1935), Ltd. . Opened 26 Jan 1935. Contractor: McNally & Co., East Wall, Dublin.
Refs: Newspaper cutting (illus.) in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, NEWCASTLE, TECHINICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: New technical school for Tipperary (SR) Vocational Education Committee.. Tenders invited for erecting same., Jan 1936.
Refs: Advertisement, 24 Jan 1936, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, ROSCREA, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1936
Nature: Alts. & repairs. Tenders invited, Aug 1936.
Refs: Advertisement, 21 Aug 1936, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. CARLOW, HACKETSTOWN, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1936-37
Nature: Tenders invited, Jul 1936, for erecting new technical school for Co. Carlow Vocational Education Committee.  School opened, 25 Oct 1937.
Refs: Newspaper cuttings in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. KILDARE, ATHY, COTTAGE HOSPITAL
Date: 1936p
Nature: New hospital, for Co. Kildare Board of Health and Public Assistance. Tenders invited for erecting same, Sep 1936.
Refs: IB 81, 2 Sep 1936, 766; another advertisement for tenders, 24 Sep 1936,  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. CARLOW, TULLOW, HOUSES (118)
Date: 1937
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting 118 houses (60 on Tullowphelim site, 32 on Templeowen site, 26 on Tullowbeg site), for Co. Carlow Board of Health.
Refs: Advertisement in Irish Independent, 2 Feb 1937, and report of Board of Health meeting n Nationalist and Leinster Times, 1 Jan 1938, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. MEATH, NAVAN, CATHOLIC YOUNG MEN'S SOCIETY HALL
Date: 1937
Nature: New stage and sundry alterations, for Very Rev. Patrick Mulvany.
Refs: Advertisement for tenders, Mar 1937, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BRAY, QUINSBOROUGH ROAD, ROYAL HOTEL
Date: 1937
Nature: Extensive improvements under new proprietors, Mssr. McPhillips and McGurk, of the Red Lion S Great George's Street.. Hotel reopened Sep 1937.
Refs: Newspaper cutting, 30 Sep 1937, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. SLIGO, SLIGO, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1937-1940
Nature: New technical school for Town of Sligo Vocational Education Committee. . Tenders invited for erecting same, Aug 1937, Nov 1938. Tenders invited for furnishing same, May 1940.
Refs: Advertisements for tenders, Aug 1937, Nov 1938, May 1940, and account of financial problems from Sligo Champion, 15 Oct 1938, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, ADELAIDE ROAD, ROYAL VICTORIA EYE & EAR HOSPITAL
Date: 1937;1939
Nature: Adds. & alts., with F.G. Hicks. Tenders invited, Oct 1937. Tenders invited for renewal of drainage system, Apr 1939. Tenders invited for entrance drive, gates, railings, Aug 1939.
Refs: Advertisements for tenders, 14 Oct 1937, Apr 1939, 21 Aug 1939, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, HILL STREET (& TEMPLE LANE), HOUSING SCHEME
Date: 1937a
Nature: Scheme of 'bright looking block of ten self-contained flats' and 2-storey houses, for Holy Child Housing Society. Block of flats opened by Lord Mayor, 8 Sep 1937. .
Refs: Irish Times, 9 Sep 1937 (photograph of opening ceremony in Weekly Irish Times, 15 Sep 1937)

Building: CO. CORK, CORK, WILTON CROSS, REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Date: 1938
Nature: Proposed new hospital. Not executed.
Refs: B 185, 11 Dec 1853, 914(illus.);  Paul Larmour, Free State Architecture:  Modern Movement architecture in Ireland, 1922-1949 (Kinsale: Gandon Editions, 2009), 34,37(illus.).

Building: CO. CARLOW, BORRIS, TECHNICAL SCHOOL
Date: 1938
Nature: New, L-plan technical school.
Refs: Loose photograph in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1939
Nature: Tenders invited for new wing for nurses' home, Apr 1939.
Refs: Advertisement, 22 Apr 1939, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. KILDARE, KILCULLEN, DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE & DISPENSARY
Date: 1940
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, Jan 1940.  For Co. Kildare Board of Health.
Refs: Advertisement, 18 Jan 1940, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. KILDARE, CELBRIDGE, DOCTOR'S RESIDENCE & DISPENSARY
Date: 1940
Nature: Tenders invited for erection of same, Jan 1940.
Refs: Advertisement, 18 Jan 1940, in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FREDERICK STREET SOUTH, NO. 003 (ICI)
Date: 1941
Nature: -
Refs: IB 83, 11 Oct 1941, 472

Building: CO. WICKLOW, BALTINGLASS, DISTRICT HOSPITAL
Date: 1951
Nature: Tenders invited for erecting adds. For Wicklow County Council.
Refs: IAA, PKS 0603; IB 93, 7 Jul 1951, 728

Building: CO. DUBLIN, PORTRANE, LUNATIC ASYLUM
Date: 1953-56
Nature: Pavilion blocks.
Refs: F. O'Dwyer, Irish Hospital Architecture: a pictorial history (1997), 19

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, FLEET STREET, NO. 040-44 (ELECTRICITY SUPPLY BOARD OFFICES & SHOWROOMS)
Date: 1960a
Nature: New building with curtain walling.
Refs: Architectural Survey (1960), 28(illus.)

Building: CO. TIPPERARY, THURLES, CEMETERY
Date: ?
Nature: Proposed new entrance to cemetery.
Refs: Drawing in IAA Workhouse Drawings Collection, Acc. 85/138.124

Building: CO. DUBLIN, LUCAN, BUS SHELTER
Date: ?
Nature: New bus shelter in coursed rubble with flat roof.
Refs: B 185, 11 Dec 1953, 920(illus.)

Building: CO. DUBLIN, DUBLIN, RINGSEND, ELECTRICITY TRANSFORMER STATION
Date: ?
Nature: New transformer station. Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey. Plasterer: M. Creedon.
Refs: Loose llustrated leaflet in  in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100.

Author Title Date Details
Kelly, Vincent 'Modern hospitals' problems: Ireland's effort towards a solution'
Irish Independent, 25 Jul 1933 ( in IAA, Vincent Kelly scrapbook, Acc. 2009/100).
Kelly, Vincent 'Two Dublin transformer stations'
1931 Architect & Building News 126, 19 Jun 1931, 396.
Kelly, Vincent [President's inagural address to AAI] 1935 AAI Green Book Book (1936), 25-34.
Kelly, Vincent 'Rehospitalisation in Eire' 1939 Centenary Celebration of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland and Conference of The Royal Institute of British Architects 21st to 24th June 1939, 48-64
Kelly, Vincent [President's inaugural address to RIAI]
1944 RIAI Year Book (1943 & 1944), 4-9.